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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: 1713

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: 1901

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: 2547

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: 1920

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: 1410

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: 1154

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: 1229

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: 4443

Bulgaria's Stanishev to Face 71-Year-Old Candidate for 2nd PES Term

MEP Sergey Stanishev, who heads the Party of European Socialists (PES), is now officially running for a second term, a recent post on Facebook has suggested.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2015, Monday // 15:18 | Viewed: 3980

EU to Provide BGN 32 B for Bulgaria's Sustainable Development

Bulgaria will be receiving BGN 32 B through EU funds during the upcoming program period 2014-2020 for sustainable development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2015, Monday // 10:20 | Viewed: 4152

Commission Vice-President Calls on Bulgaria to Introduce Transparency Register

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva advised Bulgaria to introduce a transparency register similar to that established by the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2015, Saturday // 17:01 | Viewed: 1553

Bulgaria Reports 76.2% EU Funds Absorption Rate for 2007-2013 Period in end-April

Bulgaria has absorbed 76.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1583

Bulgaria’s 2014-2020 Fisheries Operational Program To Be Approved by EC by end-2015

Operational Program Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 2014-2020 will be sent to the European Commission for approval by end-June, according to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2015, Friday // 17:52 | Viewed: 3254

Deputy Economy Minister Predicts 90% Absorption Rate under Innovations&Competitiveness OP

Bulgaria’s Deputy Economy Minister Daniela Vezieva has predicted that the absorption rate under the Innovations and Competitiveness operational program could reach up to 90% due to the great interest in it.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1040

EU Issues Five Recommendations on Bulgaria’s Macroeconomic Imbalances

Following the assessment of Bulgaria’s 2015 National Reform Programme and Convergence Programme, the European Commission issued five country-specific recommendations on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1441

Council of Europe's GRECO: Bulgaria’s Judicial System Remains Vulnerable to Undue Influence

Bulgaria has a reasonably good legislative framework and many institutions and tools to deter corruption, yet there have been no people convicted of high-level corruption, according to a report of the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1350

Bulgaria’s Govt OKs Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s government approved operational program Environment 2014-2020 on Wednesday, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1040

Deputy PMs Bachvarova, Kuneva to Present Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession Progress

Deputy Prime Ministers Rumyana Bachvarova and Meglena Kuneva will present Thursday the results of the steps taken so far by the government for Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 07:44 | Viewed: 1374

EU Foresees Allocation of BGM 680 M to Sofia Underground Railway

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva announced that the EU funds under the new programme period foresaw the allocation of BGN 680 M to the Sofia underground railway.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2015, Friday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1751

Bulgaria Receives BGN 25 M under OP Environment 2007-2013

The European Commission has transferred BGN 24 773 166 to Bulgaria in reimbursement for certified expenses under operational program Environment 2007-2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2015, Friday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1121

Employment Rate of Bulgarians Increased to 65 % in 2014 – Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, the employment rate of Bulgarians, aged between 20 and 64, increased from 63.5 % in 2013 to 65.1 % in 2014, but remained below the EU average of 69.2 %.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1248