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Moody's Affirms Bulgaria's Baa2 Rating

International rating agency Moody's has confirmed Bulgaria's rating in terms of government securities - Baa2, noting a stable prospective developments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2015, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2790

Bulgaria Could Lose EU Funding for 32 Projects under Regional Development OP

32 projects under operational program Regional Development 2007-2014 worth a total of BGN 66 M could lose the EU funding allocated to them, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2015, Friday // 21:36 | Viewed: 2666

PM Points to Commission Vice-President Bulgaria's Political Will to Fight Corruption

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov pointed to EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans the political will of the government to fight corruption in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2015, Thursday // 21:02 | Viewed: 2306

Bulgaria Launches Activities under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Activities related to the implementation of operational program Environment 2014-2020 have started before the official approval by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2015, Thursday // 08:10 | Viewed: 1851

Bulgaria 3rd in EU by Completed EU Funds Fraud Investigations - OLAF

Bulgaria is third in the EU by investigations into the use of EU funds concluded in 2014, according to an annual report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1719

Bulgaria Could Save EUR 700 M through Mediation in Civil, Commercial Disputes - EP

Bulgaria could save around EUR 700 M through mediation in civil and commercial matters, provided that 50% of the cases are settled through the method, according to a survey of the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1513

Bulgarians Often Become Victims of Labor Exploitation Abroad – EU-wide Study

Bulgarians often become victims of labor exploitation abroad, according to a report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 08:40 | Viewed: 1743

Bulgaria 23rd in EU by EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria remains 23rd among the 28 EU Member States by EU funds absorption, according statistics of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 07:36 | Viewed: 1762

Bulgarians Have Lowest Levels of Life Satisfaction in EU – Eurostat

According to the new Eurostat flagship publication on the quality of life in Europe, which was released on Monday, Bulgarians had the lowest levels of life satisfaction in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 1, 2015, Monday // 16:54 | Viewed: 2156

Bulgaria’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Boasts about Great Interest in Rural Development OP

Bulgaria’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev has reported a great interest in the 2014-2020 edition of the EU operational program Rural Development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2015, Sunday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1584

Bulgaria’s Ilian Vassilev Put on Russia’s Travel Ban List

Bulgaria’s former ambassador to Russia Ilian Vassilev is on Moscow’s list of 89 European Union politicians barred from entering Russia, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2015, Saturday // 14:24 | Viewed: 3146

EU Commission Asks Bulgaria to Implement Bank Recovery, Resolution Directive

The European Commission asked on Thursday Bulgaria and ten other member states to fully implement the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2015, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1554

Visit of EU Regional Policy Commissioner to Bulgaria Postponed to June

The 2-day visit of EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu to Bulgaria, scheduled to take place on May 28-29, has been postponed to June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2015, Thursday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1485

EU Commission Approves Bulgaria's Rural Development Programme

The European Commission approved on Tuesday the Rural Development Programme of Bulgaria, which is worth nearly EUR 2.4 B.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1748

Eurostars Representatives to Present to Bulgarian SMEs Opportunities for Accessing Grants

Representatives of Bulgarian businesses are invited to examine opportunities for applying for EU funding directly under the Eurostars program during a series of presentations on May 26.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1913

Bulgaria, Croatia Unanimous on Need of Western Balkans' Integration into EU

Croatia’s Foreign Minister Minister Vesna Pusic and her Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov have agreed that the EU integration of the Western Balkans and the preservation of the territorial integrity of the region are issues of absolute necessity.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2015, Monday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2606

Five Bulgarian Regions among EU’s Ten Poorest in 2013

Five out of Bulgaria’s six regions are included in the ten poorest EU regions, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1950

Bulgaria Finmin Unveils Plan for Mega-Fund Managing EU Financial Instruments

Bulgaria plans to set up a state-owned firm in charge of managing EUR 777 M of EU funds over the new programming period, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1436

Bulgaria’s Rural Development Program 2014-2020 Conclusively Approved

The European Commission has notified Bulgarian authorities about the conclusive approval of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1174

Dairy Sector Crisis Affects EU Market, Not Just Bulgaria - Agriculture Minister

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva has suggested that the state is looking for mechanisms to support milk producers amid the ongoing crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1240

Ten EU Countries Oppose Proposal for Immigrant Quotas

Ten out of all 28 countries within the EU have stated that they will be opposing the proposal made by the European Commission regarding the imposition of quotas in the process of accepting illegal immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2015, Tuesday // 20:46 | Viewed: 4551