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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: 4419

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: 5602

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: 4670

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: 4714

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: 6921

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: 4456

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: 5490

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: 7038

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 5.9 M to EU Grant for Refugees in Turkey

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 5.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2016, Thursday // 08:41 | Viewed: 4263

EUR 35 M of Loans to be Provided to Bulgarian SMEs under Juncker Plan

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International signed a guarantee agreement to increase lending to innovative SMEs and small mid-caps in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 08:34 | Viewed: 4782

Eurostat: Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate Was Below EU Average in December 2015

The latest figures of Eurostat released on Tuesday show that Bulgaria's unemployment rate was below the EU average in the last month of 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 14:48 | Viewed: 4734

GRECO Urges Bulgaria to Do More to Boost Transparency of Party Funding

Bulgaria should make considerable efforts to implement the recommendations on transparency of party funding and further develop legislation to fight corruption among public officials, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2016, Monday // 16:32 | Viewed: 4213

PM Borisov Calls for Immediately Closing EU's External Borders

Bulgarian Prime Minister called on Friday for an immediate closure of the external borders of the EU in view of the ongoing migrant crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2016, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 6276

“We Want to Enter Schengen,”  Bulgarian President Tells Corriere della Sera

Bulgaria wants to enter the Schengen Area which is one of the best achievements of the European Union, the country’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2016, Thursday // 20:18 | Viewed: 5107

Judicial Reform: EU Commission VP Hails Bulgaria's Call for 'Help on the Ground'

EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has said Bulgaria has proved its commitment to judicial reform with the PM Boyko Borisov's call for assistance "on the ground" from EU experts.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1793

EU's 2016 Report on Bulgaria: Key Findings

The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 27, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in areas such as judicial reform, fighting corruption and (

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 7406

CVM Report Calls on Bulgaria to Continue Reform of Supreme Judicial Council

In its latest report assessing the progress made under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), which was officially released on Wednesday, the European Commission called on Bulgaria to continue reform of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1716

EU Urges Bulgaria to Show 'Real Results' in Fighting High-Level Corruption, Organised Crime

The European Commission issued on Wednesday its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria on judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:18 | Viewed: 5696

Bulgaria Allocates Additional BGN 34 M to Bilding Fence along Border with Turkey  

Bulgaria’s government has approved an additional funding of up to BGN 34.1 M (EUR 17 M) for the continued construction of sections of a wire fence along the country’s border with Turkey designed to curb uncontrolled migrant inflow.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 5455

European Commission to Present Bulgaria CVM Report

The European Commission is expected to officially present and adopt on Wednesday the annual reports assessing the progress made by Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 08:13 | Viewed: 5003

Bulgaria's CVM Report to be Most Critical of Supreme Judicial Council, Prosecution

According to a draft of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report, the document will be most criticial towards the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) and the prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1776