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EU Countries, European Parliament Agree on 2015 Budget

The European Parliament and the EU Member States have reached preliminary agreement on the EU 2015 budget.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 17:17 | Viewed: 1229

Bulgaria to Lose EUR 248 M in EU Funding for Agriculture

Bulgaria will have to return EUR 248 M to the European Commission under the Rural Development Program 2007-2013, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria Registers 1.5% Y/Y GDP Growth in Q3, 2014 – Eurostat

In the third quarter of 2014, Bulgaria registered 1.5% year-on-year GDP growth, according to Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2014, Monday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1174

Minister Vuchkov Expects Criticism over Weakened Investigative Capacity of Interior Ministry

Veselin Vuchkov expects criticism over the weakened investigative capacity of the Interior Ministry in the upcoming progress report of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2014, Friday // 21:26 | Viewed: 815

Bulgaria to Receive EUR 105 M in EU Aid to Most Deprived

The European Commission approved Friday an operational program envisaging the allocation of EUR 104.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2014, Friday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1182

Timmermans: CVM Reports on Bulgaria Should Not Be Tied to Schengen Accession

First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, who is in charge of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) over Bulgaria and Romania, has said that it should not be tied to the accession to Schengen of the two countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2014, Friday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1403

Martin Schulz: Meeting Criteria Crucial for Bulgaria’s Schengen Bid

Admitting Bulgaria into the EU’s borderless Schengen zone is a legal problem rather than a political one, according to European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 22:22 | Viewed: 1116

Donald Tusk: Bulgaria Well-Prepared to Join Schengen Zone

Bulgaria’s is well prepared to join the EU’s visa-free Schengen zone, European Council President Donald Tusk opined on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 21:26 | Viewed: 4272

EU Unfreezes Bulgaria's Blocked Funds for Regional Development

The European Commission is unfreezing the EU funds under Operational Programme Regional Development, that were suspended for Bulgaria in the middle of the year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1505

Juncker: European Commission Will Tolerate No Blackmail over South Stream

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has assured Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov of the EU’s support for the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 14:36 | Viewed: 3669

PM Borisov Says Bulgaria Not a Bargaining Chip in Politics, EU Should Support It

Bulgaria will not allow to be used as a coin in relations between Russia and the West, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgaria PM to Meet EU Commission President in Brussels

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is on a visit to Brussels to hold talks with the heads of the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 08:29 | Viewed: 645

EU Commission: No Legal Basis Exists for Compensating Bulgaria on South Stream

The European Commission revealed that no legal framework existed for compensating Bulgaria due to Russia's announced cancellation of the construction of the South Stream pipeline.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2192

European Commission Assures It Never Sought Suspension of South Stream

The European Commission has emphasized that it has not insisted on the full suspension of the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1418

Sofia Metro To Reach Airport In April 2015

The extension of the red line of the Sofia metro reaching the airport is expected to be completed by the beginning of April next year, the Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova told journalists after an inspection of the construction.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2014, Saturday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1947

Daniel Mitov: Bulgarians Don't Syphon Off UK Benefits

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov expressed his concern with David Cameron's proposals aimed at restricting the flow of immigrants of other EU member states to the UK.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2014, Saturday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgaria Remains under EU Monitoring over Macroeconomic Imbalances

Bulgaria is one of the sixteen countries subject to EU monitoring over macroeconomic imbalances, the EU Commission's Alert Mechanism Report 2015 shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 15:58 | Viewed: 916

EU Commission Approves Bulgaria's Human Resources Program

The European Commission has given the thumbs up on a BGN 2.135 B operational program for Bulgaria, allocating the sum between 2014 an 2020, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1566

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to Meet Bulgaria President, PM

EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva is due to hold talks with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 09:41 | Viewed: 505

Bulgaria to Get 6% of Requested EUR 300 M under EU Solidarity Fund

Bulgaria will get 6% of the requested EUR 300 M under the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), or some EUR 10.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 633

PES Leader Stanishev Offers to Help Bulgaria Join Schengen

European socialists' leader Sergey Stanishev has announced he is ready to work with Bulgarian institutions toward Bulgaria's accession into the Schengen area without border control.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 08:31 | Viewed: 697