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Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Act to Lift Greek Border Blockade

Bulgaria expects that the European Union will act in a timely manner to resolve a worsening crisis at the country's border crossings with Greece caused by their blockade by Greek farmers, Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 18:29 | Viewed: 4669

Bulgarian MPs Call on EU to Launch Infringement Procedure over Greek Blockade

In a declaration adopted on Friday, the Bulgarian parliament called on the European Commission to take immediate action, including launching an infringement procedure, against the Greek government for its failure to lift the border blockade staged by Gree

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 12:12 | Viewed: 5305

Bulgarian Ship Participating in Frontex Mission Rescues 900 Migrants Near Lesbos

The Bulgarian border police ship Obzor 525 participating in the Poseidon Rapid Intervention mission of Frontex rescued around 900 migrants near the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 10:09 | Viewed: 5151

Juncker: CVM on Bulgaria to Be Lifted by End-2019

The monitoring of Bulgaria under the EU’s Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) will be lifted during the term of office of the current European Commission, the head of the EU’s executive body Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 21:22 | Viewed: 4978

Bulgaria to File Claims for Financial Losses Arising from Greek Blockade

Bulgaria will file claims before the European Union for losses arising from the continuing blockades staged by Greek farmers at checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Greek border.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 14:14 | Viewed: 5038

Bulgaria Urges EU Again to Help End Greek Border Blockade

Bulgaria has again asked the EU to help put an end to a blockade of the country’s border with Greece by Greek farmers protesting against the new austerity measures planned by the government in Athens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 6551

EC to Help Bulgaria Fulfil Recommendations on Judicial Reform

The European Commission is ready to provide technical expertise to help Bulgaria reform its judicial system, the country’s Justice Ministry has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 19:26 | Viewed: 4688

Bulgaria to Raise Issue of Continuing Greek Blockades at EU's General Affairs Council

Bulgaria will raise the issue of the continuing blockades at checkpoints along its border with Greece at the meeting of the EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 4909

Juncker Confirms Romania Could Be Decoupled from Bulgaria in EU Monitoring

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Romania's PM that Brussels might end monitoring on Romania if the country continues to mark the progress it has been showing over the past years.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 07:57 | Viewed: 2847

Bulgarian PM to Participate in Visegrad Group Meeting on Refugee Crisis

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will participate in the meeting of the leaders of the Visegrad Group countries in Prague on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 15, 2016, Monday // 08:48 | Viewed: 5794

PM Borisov, PES Leader Discuss Migrant Crisis, Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

During a meeting in Sofia on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev discussed the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the accession of Bulgaria to the Schengen Area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2016, Saturday // 10:54 | Viewed: 5305

Two Bulgarians Get Jail Terms in Sweden for Running Begging Scheme

A Swedish court has sentenced two Bulgarian brothers to jail terms for running a begging scheme that involved exploitation of disabled and illiterate people, AFP reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2016, Friday // 20:13 | Viewed: 4782

Bulgaria Urges EU to Help Normalize Traffic at Border with Greece

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has asked the European Commission to help normalize traffic through Greece’s border with Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2016, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 4889

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 50 000 to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 50 000 to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa after parliament ratified the agreement on the establishment of the fund on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2016, Friday // 11:36 | Viewed: 4428

Avramopoulos: Bulgaria's Border Guarding Efforts Are Key to European Stability

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, recognised the efforts of Bulgaria in guarding the EU's external borders and identified them as key for European stability.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 13:55 | Viewed: 5669

EU Migration Commissioner to Visit Bulgaria's Elhovo

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is to visit the Bulgarian town of Elhovo located close to the border with Turkey on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 08:36 | Viewed: 4681

No Decision for Proceedings against Greece over Border Blockade, EC Says   

The European Commission said on Tuesday that the EU law doesn’t give it any powers to take direct action or initiate immediate sanctions with regard to the ongoing blockade of crossings on Greece’s border with Bulgaria by protesting Greek farmers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 4741

German Court Rules Against Sending Back Refugees to Bulgaria

A German court has ruled against deportation of refugees to Bulgaria if they had been registered there first upon entering the European Union because Bulgaria wasn’t a safe country of origin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 6953

Bulgaria-EU Trade Increased in First Eleven Months of 2015

According to preliminary estimates of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) released on Monday, the trade between Bulgaria and the EU increased between January and November last year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2016, Monday // 12:52 | Viewed: 4497

Germany Demands Bulgaria Step Up Pace of Judicial Reform

Bulgaria should pursue deeper reform in the judiciary, Germany's Minister of State for Europe said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2016, Saturday // 08:53 | Viewed: 5530

EU Commission Forecasts Bulgarian Economy to Grow by 1.5 % in 2016, 2 % in 2017

According to the European Commission winter economic forecast released on Thursday, the Bulgaria economy will grow by 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 13:14 | Viewed: 7280