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Unemployment Registered Slight Drop in Bulgaria in January

Bulgaria registered an unemployment rate of 10.8 % in January, but still remains above the EU average of 9.8 %.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 2, 2015, Monday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1088

Tackling Poverty Requires Holistic Approach- Romania’s EU Commissioner

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu has insisted that poverty betrays a systematic error of society that can only be remedied through a holistic approach.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 2, 2015, Monday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1794

Bulgaria Is Not Among Worst Performers in EU Funds Absorption – President

Bulgaria’s operations with EU funds have improved substantially over the past few years, according to President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 27, 2015, Friday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1312

Bulgaria Gov't 'Wants to Jail at Least 30 Politicians'

At least thirty politicians and administration officials involved in corruption affairs should be sent to prison, under a new anti-corruption strategy cited by Bulgarian media outlets.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 27, 2015, Friday // 09:08 | Viewed: 1688

EU Commission Warns Bulgaria on Implementation of Three Directives

The European Commission made three demands towards Bulgaria in terms of complying with the legislative norms of the Union Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:00 | Viewed: 1338

EU Steps Up Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure Against Bulgaria

The European Commission will step up its procedure against Bulgaria due to the excessive macroeconomic imbalances the country has experienced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2015, Thursday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1289

European Commission to Present Energy Union Blueprint

The European Commission is to present Wednesday a blueprint for the future Energy Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 25, 2015, Wednesday // 09:29 | Viewed: 978

European Commission Restarts Payments to Bulgaria under Regional Development OP

The European Commission has notified Bulgaria that payments under operational program Regional Development 2007-2013 can now restart.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 23, 2015, Monday // 14:22 | Viewed: 1023

Bulgaria 23rd in EU by EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria ranks 23rd by EU funds absorption in the 28-nation bloc, according to statistics published by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional Policy on the 2007-2013 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 22, 2015, Sunday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1726

Bulgaria Climbs 2 Places Up in EU Funds Absorption Ranking

Bulgaria has outpaced Italy and the Czech Republic in the rate of EU fund absorption, EU statistics show.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 20, 2015, Friday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1391

EC OKs Bulgaria’s Good Governance, Science&Education Operational Programs

The European Commission has approved operational programs Good Governance and Science and Education for Smart Growth for the 2014-2020 programming period, according to the press office of the Bulgarian government.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2015, Thursday // 20:32 | Viewed: 1199

Bulgaria to Be Granted EUR 336 M for Addressing Judicial, Administrative Reforms

The EC approved on Thursday the Operational Programme Good Governance, which foresees the allocation of EUR 336 M for improving the public administration and transparency of the judiciary in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2015, Thursday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgaria to Attend White House Anti-Terror Summit

Nine states including Bulgaria will represent the EU at a summit on countering terrorism, to be held in Washington, D.C.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 17, 2015, Tuesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1313

EU Commission Approves EUR 216 M Program On Romania and Bulgaria's Border Regions

EU Commissioner on Regional Policy Corina Crețu has approved the new Interreg trans border program, aimed at assisting 15 border regions across Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1551

EU Leaders Agree to Boost External Borders’ Control

EU leaders have agreed to amend and improve the Schengen Borders Code by boosting checks of people crossing the external borders of the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2015, Friday // 08:15 | Viewed: 2144

Incumbent, Former PM Shake Hands on Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov and Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergei Stanishev have both agreed on the issue of the accession of Bulgaria in the Shengen Area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2015, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1375

Bulgaria’s Govt Approved Revised 2014-2020 Rural Development Program worth EUR 2.9 B

The Bulgarian government has approved a revised version of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 envisaging a total budget of over EUR 2.9 B.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 899

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM: Schengen Accession Must Not Be Used for Arms-Twisting

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has insisted that using Schengen accession to pressure Bulgaria into fulfilling its EU obligations in the spheres of justice and home affairs is counterproductive.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 10, 2015, Tuesday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgarian President Reaffirms Country’s Pro-European Stance

President Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria remains among the most pro-European countries, which is in no small part due to its active civil society.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2015, Saturday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1317

EU Commission Foresees Modest Growth for Bulgarian Economy in 2015

The European Commission foresees a modest growth of 0.8 % for the Bulgarian economy in 2015 and a further 1 % growth in 2016.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1061

Rural Development Program 2014-2020 to Be Launched in March – Agriculture Minister

The Rural Development Program 2014-2020 will be launched in end-March 2015, according to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1006