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The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 27, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in areas such as judicial reform, fighting corruption and (
In its latest report assessing the progress made under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), which was officially released on Wednesday, the European Commission called on Bulgaria to continue reform of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).
The European Commission issued on Wednesday its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria on judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime.
Bulgaria’s government has approved an additional funding of up to BGN 34.1 M (EUR 17 M) for the continued construction of sections of a wire fence along the country’s border with Turkey designed to curb uncontrolled migrant inflow.
The European Commission is expected to officially present and adopt on Wednesday the annual reports assessing the progress made by Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).
According to a draft of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report, the document will be most criticial towards the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) and the prosecutor's office.
A forum on combating human trafficking is taking place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Tuesday.
According to the draft Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report, the European Commission will be mostly positive in its assessment of Bulgarian reforms in justice and internal affairs.
Bulgaria absorbed 85 % of the EU funds available under the 2007-2013 programme period.
The refugee crisis has not ended and a wave of 3-4 million people is expected to reach Europe in the spring.
Romania will be assessed more positively than Bulgaria in a EU Commission report on justice and internal affairs, Bulgarian Deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva has said.
Many Macedonians in possession of Bulgarian passports are facing fines for having voted in the 2014 European Parliament elections.
During a parliamentary question and answer session on Wednesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated that the closing of borders is necessary in order to halt the refugee influx.
The European Commission's report on reform in justice and internal affairs undertaken by Bulgaria is to be unveiled on the last Wednesday of January, a Commission spokesperson has announced.
The Bulgarian Red Cross started on Wednesday the annual distribution of food products to the most deprived citizens.
In a hypothetical referendum on EU membership, every third EU citizen would vote in favour of one's country to leave the Union.
The accession of Bulgaria to the Schengen Area will be accelerated if the country continues to fulfill successfully its obligations of guarding its borders.
A forum revealing the investment opportunities of the Juncker Plan will take place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu, who is on a one-day visit to Bulgaria on Friday, congratulated the efforts of the government in the management of EU funds.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the Minister-President of Bavaria Horst Seehofer are expected to discuss the refugee crisis during the latter's visit to Bulgaria on Friday.
The European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu is on a one-day visit to Bulgaria on Friday.
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