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Bulgaria Recovered over BGN 438 M in Blocked EU Funding – Environment Minister

The European Commission has restored over BGN 438 M in blocked payments for November and December 2014 to Bulgaria, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1398

Bulgaria Registers 2 % Decrease in Unemployment in 2014 – Eurostat

Bulgaria registered a 2 % decrease in its unemployment rate in the past year, according to the latest data of Eurostat, which was released on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2015, Saturday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgaria Deputy PM Vows Govt Action to Address Issues in EU's CVM Report

Bulgaria will take measures to address all issues pointed in the EU Commission's latest report on the country's progress in judicial reform and fighting corruption and organized crime, Deputy PM Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 1152

Bulgaria: EU Commission's 2015 CVM Report in Brief

The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 28, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in various areas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 2983

EU CVM Report Urges Bulgaria To Speed Up Judicial Reform

The EU Commission on Wednesday urged Bulgaria to step up efforts to reform its judiciary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1233

EU Blasts at Bulgaria’s High-Level Corruption in New CVM Report

High-level corruption, independence of the judiciary and low rates of criminal conviction have been identified as the main problem areas for Bulgaria in the upcoming monitoring report by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1456

Yonko Grozev Elected as Bulgaria's Judge to ECHR

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Yonko Grozev as a judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in respect of Bulgaria on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1211

Bulgaria's Overall Progress 'Not Enough' - CVM Report Fascimile

Bulgaria has achieved limited progress in the judiciary, the forthcoming EU Commission report on the country says according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1518

Most Bulgarians Believe EU Should Continue Monitoring Progress

The biggest portion of Bulgarians perceive corruption, shortcomings in the judicial system and organized crime as very important issues that need to be resolved.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1433

EU Commission Foresees No Compensation for Bulgarian Dairy Farmers

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva announced that the European Commission is not going to compensate dairy producers, who have been affected by the sanctions imposed on Russia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1148

Bulgaria Loses Most Revenues From Illicit Cigarettes Sales in EU

Bulgaria is the country that loses most revenues from illicit cigarettes in the European Union (EU) in relative terms, shows a study of Industry Watch, which was released on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgaria Considering Anti-Arms Trafficking Centre to Boost EU Security

Bulgaria plans to propose to set up a centre for prevention of illegal arms trafficking through the Western Balkans as part of the European Union’s anti-terrorism effort, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgarian Village Protests against Landfill Project near Historic Monument

Protesters from the Southwest Bulgarian village of Banya came to the streets on Friday to express their disagreement with a government project to build a landfill close to a historic monument.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1297

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Visits Romania to Discuss Anti-Graft Policies  

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov will discuss anti-corruption policies with his Romanian counterpart  Robert-Marius Cazanciuc and other key officials tasked with fighting graft on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1418

EU Funds Act to Ensure Sustainability, Accountability - Bulgaria’s Deputy PM

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev has suggested that 2015 is expected to be the strongest year in terms of EU funds absorption since Bulgaria’s EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1183

Bulgaria Has Absorbed EU Funding for Transport Infrastructure of EUR 1.5 B

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has announced that the funding paid out under operational program Transport so far, at EUR 1.5 B, amounts to 71% of the total budget of the program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1206

Bulgaria 3rd from Last by Share of Innovative Enterprises in EU

The share of innovative enterprises in the EU shrank to 48.9% in the period 2010-2012, according to Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 979

Bulgarian President Reaffirms His Stance Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev devoted considerable time of his speech on the completion of his third year in office on Wednesday to the country's foreign policy.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1061

New Subsidies for Bulgarian Farmers in 2015

The budget for direct payments for farmers in 2015 is estimated to be BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 864

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: 1230

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: 784