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EU Commission Transfers BGN 557 M to Bulgaria under Environment OP

The European Commission transferred BGN 557 M to Bulgaria for reimbursing certified expenses under the Environment Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2015, Monday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1234

Mayors of Small Municipalities Object to Distribution of Funding under Regions in Growth OP

Mayors of small Bulgarian municipalities have complained that the funding granted under operational program Regions in Growth 2014-2020 will go to urban development activities in 39 big cities which are still using resources from the 2007-2013 programming

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2015, Monday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1419

Expert: Bulgaria Lags Behind Romania on Road to Eurozone Accession

Professor Tatyana Hubenova from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) said that the country is considerably lagging behind Romania on the road of accession to the Eurozone.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2015, Saturday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4930

3 Municipalities in SW Bulgaria to Receive BGN 80 M for Integrated Urban Development

The southwestern Bulgarian municipalities of Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, and Petrich will receive nearly BGN 80 M for the implementation of integrated plans for urban development under operational program Regions in Growth 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2015, Friday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1615

Bulgaria Has to Step Up Efforts in Exchange of Security Information

The European Commission issued a reasoned opinion on Wednesday asking four member states, including Bulgaria, to ensure the mandatory exchange of information, which is required under the EU document security legislation and the integration of biometric fe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1368

EU Commission Calls on Bulgaria to Upgrade Mining Waste Legislation

The European Commission called on Bulgaria to bring its legislation in compliance with the EU rules on waste management from extractive industries by issuing a reasoned opinion on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1177

Germany, France 'Fear Social Dumping by Bulgarian Workers'

France and Germany have demanded that Bulgaria's General Labor Inspectorate apply tighter control on Bulgarian employees sent on business trips by their companies, a minister has warned.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1595

Deputy PM Calls for Dissociating Bulgaria's Schengen Accession, CVM

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva called for dissociating Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen Area and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 20:04 | Viewed: 1872

39 Bulgarian Municipalities to Be Granted BGN 1.7 B under Regions in Growth OP

The 2014-2020 Regions in Growth operational program, which is expected to be approved next week, envisages BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1262

Bulgaria Has Third Largest Potential Additional Labour Force in EU

Almost 10 million part-time workers in the European Union, of whom two-thirds were women, would have preferred to work more in 2014, according to a labour force survey conducted by Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2015, Monday // 21:48 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgaria Improves Ranking in EU Funds Implementation

Bulgaria ranked 22nd among the 28 member states of the EU in terms of fund assimilation from the older program period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2015, Sunday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1802

EU Court: Bulgaria Breached Antitrust Law during Digital Transition

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) convicted Bulgaria of having breached antitrust rules during its transition to digital broadcasting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2015, Friday // 09:13 | Viewed: 2502

Bulgaria’s PM to Propose System of Combating Human Trafficking at EU Summit

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed to draw attention to the fight against human traffickers during Thursday’s European Council meeting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1200

Statistics Shows No Restart of Payments to Bulgaria under OP Environment 2007-2013

Statistics published by the Bulgarian government shows no indications about transfers from the EU budget to the Bulgarian state budget under operational program Environment 2007-2013 despite the claims of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov about the unfreezing

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2015, Thursday // 07:44 | Viewed: 1360

Bulgaria's Public Financial Inspection Establishes 19 Violations in 20 EU-Funded Projects

After inspecting twenty contracts on EU-funded projects in 2014, the Public Financial Inspection Agency has established violations in nineteen of them, BGNES reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2015, Wednesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgarian Border Police Records Triple Increase in Illegal Migrant Crossings

Bulgarian Border Police registered a triple increase in the number of illegal migrant crossings of the border with Turkey in the first three months of 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2015, Tuesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1864

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Can Become Regional ‘Engine’ for ICT Industry in Europe

Bulgaria has the potential to become an “engine” for positive change in Southeastern Europe as regards the plans of the European Commission for the Single Digital Market, according to President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2015, Monday // 19:12 | Viewed: 3587

Bulgaria’s Profit from EU Membership in 2007-2014 at BGN 14.7 B

Bulgaria’s profit from the eight years of EU membership stands at BGN 14.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2015, Monday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1366

Bulgaria Could Be Allocated EUR 160 M on Flood, Landslide Prevention

Bulgaria could rely on EUR 160 M, which could be allocated under the EU Environment Operational Programme on flood and landslide prevention.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2015, Saturday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1341

EC to Approve Bulgaria’s Cross-Border Cooperation Programs in June

The European Commission is expected to approve Bulgaria’s cross-border cooperation programs under the Instrument for Pre-accession assistance in June, according to Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgaria to Host Debate on EU’s Digital Single Market Plan Next Week

An event focused on promoting the European Commission’s plans to create a digital single market of the EU, will take place in Bulgaria next week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1384