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Protecting EU’s External Border Boosts Bulgaria’s Chances of Joining Schengen - Minister

The need for enhanced protection of the EU’s external borders increases Bulgaria’s chances of joining the Schengen Agreement, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 19:45 | Viewed: 1221

Expected Losses under EU Environment Program 'Ten Times Less' Under Current Gov't

Bulgaria runs the risk of having just EUR 22 M under Operational Program Environment locked for 2014, compared to EUR 205 M in the previous year, the country's Environment Minister has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 13:13 | Viewed: 783

Next EU Report on Romania 'Better than on Bulgaria'

The forthcoming EU Commission report under the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification (CVM), will be more positive for Romania than for Bulgaria, European sources say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2537

Bulgaria to Follow Romanian Example in Fighting Corruption – Deputy PM

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva announced that the country should follow Romania's example if it wants to tackle corruption successfully.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 2135

New Car Sales in Bulgaria Grow 5.2% in 2014

New car sales in Bulgaria increased by 5.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 14:46 | Viewed: 967

Bulgarian Farmers to Receive EUR 7 B in EU Direct Payments by 2020

Bulgarian farmers will get EUR 7 B in EU direct payments by 2020, according to Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 10:27 | Viewed: 804

Bulgaria, Romania Launch Talks on Joint Projects under ‘Juncker Plan’

Bulgaria and Romania are starting talks on joint projects under the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe known as “the Juncker Plan”.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 17:50 | Viewed: 3324

PES President Stanishev: Danube Transport Corridor Is EC Priority

The Danube Transport Corridor is crucial but its capacity is not sufficiently utilized, according to Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 15:51 | Viewed: 918

Bulgarian Deputy PM Paying Two-Day Working Visit to Romania

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva will be on a two-day working visit to Romania on Thursday and Friday, the government's information service reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 09:50 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgaria Lost EU Funding of EUR 51.3 M for Rural Development in 2014

Bulgaria lost EU funding of EUR 51.3 M under the Rural Development Program in 2014, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 966

European Commission to Set Up Working Group on Bulgaria’s Gas Hub Project

European Union energy chief Maros Sefcovic has backed the idea of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to turn Bulgaria into a gas hub for EU countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1505

Bulgaria 'Risks Being Decoupled from Romania' in Schengen Monitoring

Bulgaria is facing a serious threat of lagging further behind Romania after a "very critical" report from the EU Commission this month, a co-leader of the senior coalition partner Reformist Bloc believes.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2015, Monday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2660

Bulgarian PM Calls for Greater Media Freedom at Paris Unity Rally

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov attended the unity rally to commemorate the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack and the subsequent dual hostage crisis, which was held in Paris on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2015, Monday // 07:48 | Viewed: 1124

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Meets Bulgaria's IntMin, FM

The EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, who is on a visit to Bulgaria, met Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2015, Friday // 21:08 | Viewed: 1174

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Decreased Over Past Year – Eurostat

The unemployment rate in Bulgaria has decreased over the past year, but remains above the average for the European Union (EU).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2015, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1062

Bulgaria May End Up Alone under Brussels’ Monitoring – British Ambassador

Bulgaria may end up as the only country against which the Co-Operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission is applied, according to British Ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2015, Thursday // 10:32 | Viewed: 2278

Bulgaria Needs EUR 150M to Stop Illegal Migrants Crossing from Turkey

Bulgaria needs at least BGN 150M to halt the influx of illegal migrants across its border with Turkey and will seek financial assistance from the European Commission to tackle the issue, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 20:57 | Viewed: 3744

Bulgaria to Apply for EU Funding on Education Worth BGN 400 M

The application for EU funds under six schemes under which nearly BGN 428 M could be allocated to Bulgarian education will start on January 15.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 14:14 | Viewed: 896

Bulgaria Can Rely on EU Commission Aid Under New Wave of Refugees

The European Commission (EC) is familiar with the increasing number of asylum-seekers in Bulgaria and will cooperate with Bulgarian authorities in providing refugees with asylum.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 19:51 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgaria Relies on EU Aid to Recover from 2014 Natural Disasters

The Bulgarian municipalities that were affected the most from last year's disastrous floods are still recovering slowly.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2015, Monday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1093

Bulgaria, Greece to Build Rail Link between Black Sea, Aegean Sea Ports

Bulgaria and Greece will connect by rail the Greek ports of Kavala and Alexandroupoli on the Aegean Sea, the Bulgarian Black Sea ports of Burgas and Varna, and Port Ruse on the Danube River.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 23, 2014, Tuesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 2100