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EU Commissioner Georgieva Urges Bulgaria to Improve Disaster Prevention

Bulgaria should work harder on preventive measures to avoid natural disasters, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 3, 2015, Monday // 13:25 | Viewed: 2472

EU 'Launching Procedure' against Bulgaria over Treatment of Debtors

The EU Commission has started an infringement procedure against Bulgaria over legislation which allows fast-track cases for debtors, a Bulgarian solicitor has claimed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 1, 2015, Saturday // 13:59 | Viewed: 3448

EU Adopts Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-Border Program worth EUR 34 M

The European Commission has approved the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 31, 2015, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 2565

Bulgaria to Participate in EU Operation on Tackling Human Traffickers in Mediterranean

The Bulgarian government approved on Wednesday the participation of one serviceman in the EU Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) operation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 29, 2015, Wednesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2574

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee Head Condemns Bulgaria’s Failure to Report Police Brutality Cases

Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), has argued that police brutality constitutes a systemic problem in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2015, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 2130

EU to Allocate EUR 25 M to Bulgaria, Turkey for Cross-Border Cooperation

The European Commission (EC) will allocate EUR 25 M of EU funding to Bulgaria and Turkey for cross-border cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2015, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 3374

EU Allocates EUR 6.3 M to Bulgaria for Recovery after Severe Winter

The European Commission (EC) allocated on Thursday EUR 6.3 M from the EU Solidarity Fund to Bulgaria in order for the country to deal with the damages caused by the severe winter conditions in the beginning of the year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2581

PM Borisov Highlights Bulgaria’s Contribution to EU Security in Talks with Mogherini

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov boasted about Bulgaria’s contribution to the EU’s security, portraying the country as one of the worst hit by increasing migratory pressure at a meeting with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2369

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini To Meet with Bulgaria’s PM, President in Sofia

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 2538

8 Projects of 6 EU Countries among First Batch to Get Funding under ‘Juncker Plan’

Eight projects of six EU Member States will be the first to receive funding under the so-called Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 2884

Bulgaria with Third-Lowest Govt Debt to GDP Ratio in EU in Q1, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, Bulgaria had the third-lowest government debt to GDP ratio in the EU, at 29.6%, preceded by Estonia with 10.5% and Luxembourg with 21.6%, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 18:49 | Viewed: 3096

Bulgaria to Accept 500 Refugees in 2 Years under New EU Voluntary Scheme

Bulgaria will receive 500 refugees currently residing in other countries over the next two years, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 21, 2015, Tuesday // 07:52 | Viewed: 2438

European Court of Justice Finds Bulgaria Guilty in Illegal Landfills Case

Bulgaria has failed to fulfill its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive and has not taken the necessary steps to open new landfills matching EU requirements, according to a ruling or the European Court of Justice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 2877

Deadline to Reach Deal on Resettlement of 40 000 Refugees from Italy, Greece Expires

The deadline to reach a deal on the resettlement of 40 000 refugees from Italy and Greece expires on July 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2435

CEZ Bulgaria Denies Safety Measure Constitutes Discrimination

The Bulgarian subsidiary of Czech power distributor CEZ has said it hopes that a Bulgarian court will take into account the importance of protecting human life and security of the grid when it rules on a customer complaint.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2015, Saturday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2707

EU Commission Ends Infringement Procedure Against Bulgaria on Air Pollution

The European Commission (EC) took a decision to end the infringement procedure against Bulgaria, which had been launched after the country failed to fulfill its commitments on limiting air pollution.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2206

Bulgaria Will Not Hinder EUR 7 B Bridge Loan to Greece – Finance Minister

Bulgaria will not obstruct the allocation of a bridge loan of EUR 7,160 B to Greece provided that there are firm guarantees enshrined in law that EU countries outside the euro zone will not be directly affected financially by potential unfavorable develop

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2171

EU Court Condemns Discriminatory Practice of Bulgarian Unit of Power Distributor CEZ

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg has ruled that the practice of the Bulgarian subsidiary of power distributor CEZ of placing electricity meters in districts inhabited predominantly by Roma higher than in other areas constitu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2478

Luxembourg Minister Deeply Skeptical about Bulgaria’s Partial Accession to Schengen

Jean Asselborn, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg, has expressed deep skepticism about the possibility of even a partial accession to Schengen of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:16 | Viewed: 3253

MEPs Back Airline Passenger Data Collection System

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) approved Wednesday draft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1469

EU Commission Assesses Bulgarian Efforts on Judicial Reform as Satisfactory

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov revealed on Wednesday that the European Commission (EC) had assessed the efforts of the Bulgarian government on the judicial reform as satisfactory.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1812