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148 IS Militants Passed Through Bulgaria En Route to Syria in 2015

A total of 148 people passed through Bulgaria last year on their way to Syria to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2016, Saturday // 13:16 | Viewed: 2148

Bulgaria's PM Calls for EU Solidarity on Refugee Relocation Quotas

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has called on eastern European member states of the EU opposing the bloc’s quotas for relocation of refugees to share the burden with their richer partners in western Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 21:09 | Viewed: 2787

Bulgaria to Spend BGN 3 M to Enhance Protection of Borders with Turkey, Greece

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday gave the green light for spending BGN 3 M (EUR 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2016, Wednesday // 20:30 | Viewed: 3114

Buildings in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna to Light up in EU Flag Colours on Europe Day

Three Bulgarian cities, which will be European Capitals in the next three years, will have one landmark buiding each lit in the colours of the EU flag in a light and sound show marking the Day of Europe later this month.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 2041

Bulgaria Had Second Largest Drop in Unemployment in EU in March

According to the latest figures of Eurostat released on Friday, Bulgaria registered the second largest decrease in its unemployment rate in March 2016 preceded only by Cyprus.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2016, Friday // 14:15 | Viewed: 3866

Bulgaria, Romania 'Not Closing In on Rest of EU'

Bulgaria's environment has deteriorated in terms of democracy and governance over the past year, lagging behind Romania and remaining last in the EU, an annual index comparing EU members and accession countries shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 08:22 | Viewed: 2807

CoE Warns of ‘Dwindling Trust’ in Institutions

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has said that human rights, democracy and security are threatened across Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:53 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgaria's Employment Rate Increased by 2 % Y/Y in 2015 - Eurostat

The employment rate of Bulgarians aged 20 to 64 increased by 2 % in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 4441

Bulgaria Allowed to Finish 3rd Metro Line, Sofia Ring Road with EU Money

EU Commissioner for Development Corina Cretu has approved the vast part of the EUR 368 M in EU funding earmarked for the third metro line of Sofia, the Commission says.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 5602

Bulgaria Calls for Equal Access to EU’s Entry-Exit System for All Member States

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has called for equal access of all member states to the proposed Entry-Exit System of the EU to boost the efficiency of the fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2016, Friday // 09:19 | Viewed: 4941

Bulgaria Signs Istanbul Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women

Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has signed on behalf of Bulgaria the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 16:38 | Viewed: 4978

Bulgaria's Evropa TV Presents Van Rompuy with Pro-European Policy Award

Former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy is this year's holder of the annual award for pro-European policy of Bulgarian TV station Evropa (Europe).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 4295

Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security - Bulgarian President

According to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, being a member of the EU is the only only way forward for achieving prosperity, safety and security.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2016, Friday // 20:04 | Viewed: 5242

Sofia Gets BGN 0.28 B in EU Funding to Improve Urban Environment

The local administration in Bulgaria's capital Sofia is to be allocated BGN 0.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2016, Friday // 12:16 | Viewed: 4708

Bulgaria to Sign Istanbul Convention on Preventing Violence against Women

Bulgaria will sign the Convention of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the government has decided.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 18:31 | Viewed: 5901

Bulgaria to Take in 110 Asylum Seekers Starting in 2016

A total of 110 foreign nationals needing international protection will be resettled in Bulgaria starting this year under the country’s EU commitments, the government decided on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 5357

EU Commission's Georgieva Defends Monitoring on Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania should not aspire to have the EU monitoring dropped, but should rather remove the reasons leading to its introduction, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 5563

EU Calls for Sustainable Results from Bulgaria’s Justice Reform  

The monitoring of Bulgaria under the EU's Cooperation and Verification Cechanism (CVM) could only be dropped after the country showed sustainable results of judicial reform and increased public trust in the judiciary, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 18:54 | Viewed: 5208

PM Borisov: Bulgaria Backs Establishment of European Prosecutor's Office

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed Bulgaria's support for the establishment of European public prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 15:37 | Viewed: 5349

EU Justice Commissioner to Discuss Reform of the Judiciary on Bulgaria Visit

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, will visit Bulgaria on Friday to discuss priorities in the area of justice reform, consumer policy, gender equality and Roma inclusion.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 22:08 | Viewed: 4426

New EU Funding Earmarked for Loans to Bulgaria's Businesses

The Bulgarian government is launching new loan options for businesses as of April, expecting to allocate up to EUR 600 M to small and medium enterprises, the country's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2016, Saturday // 12:22 | Viewed: 4910