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Bulgaria Govt Coaltion Targets Unfreezing of Blocked EU Funding

Recovering the European Commission’s trust and resumption of blocked EU payments are key elements of the governance programme of the GERB-led coalition government that is going to take office on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 21:32 | Viewed: 1061

EU Bank Watchdog Head Says Bulgaria Has Not Yet Applied to Join

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) has not received a notice from Bulgaria saying it would like to be part of it, its head Danièle Nouy told MEPs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1341

EU Commission Forecasts “Subdued Growth Amid Rising Uncertainty” for Bulgaria  

Bulgaria will experience with “subdued growth amid rising uncertainty” over the next two years, the European Commission said in its autumn economic forecasts on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 4193

Bulgaria Presents Transport Policy Priorities to New EU Commissioner

The recent agreement to build two new bridges across the Danube is a major step in improving connections between Bulgaria and Romania, Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu said on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgaria to Discuss EU Funding Options for Hemus Motorway

Bulgaria’s caretaker Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova will discuss opportunities for using EU funding for the Hemus motorway at a meeting in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 10:25 | Viewed: 1034

Bulgaria Expects BGN 700M in EU Funding Under OP Environment by end-2014

Bulgaria expects to receive BGN 700M in funding under the EU’s Operational Programme Environment by the end of the year, caretaker Environment Minister Svetlana Zhekova has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1272

Financial Supervision Commission Chair, ECB Vice-President Discuss Troubled Bulgarian Bank KTB

Stoyan Mavrodiev, Chair of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), met with Vitor Constancio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a working visit to Frankfurt.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 31, 2014, Friday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1396

EU to Unfreeze Payments Under Environment OP in Two Weeks

The European Commission will resume payments to Bulgaria under Operational Programme (OP) Environment within two weeks, a senior government official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1165

Public Transport In Sofia Cheapest In EU Capitals

The public transport in Sofia is the cheapest, compared to the other EU capitals, shows a Belgian survey, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1038

New EU Food Label Requirements Come Into Effect In December

As of December 13 the new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers comes into effect, reports the BGNES wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgaria Increasingly Likely to Lose EUR 1.6B in EU Agriculture Funding

The risk of Bulgaria losing EUR 1.6 B in EU funding for agriculture has increased substantially due to the failure of the Agriculture Ministry to select an auditing authority for the payments made in the period October 16, 2013 – October 15, 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1080

Bulgaria Should Brace for ‘Not Quite Positive’ EC Progress Report – Caretaker Minister

Caretaker Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has cautioned that Bulgaria needs to prepare for a “not quite positive” progress report of the European Commission under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 07:43 | Viewed: 773

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov Pays Working Visit to Brussels

Bulgaria's caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hristo Ivanov will present in Brussels the updated judicial reform strategy, Tuesday, announced by the Ministry's press office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 16:13 | Viewed: 799

Bulgaria Asked to Give EUR 7 M More for EU's 2015 Budget

Sofia should transfer an additional EUR 7 M installment to EU's budget, the EU Commission announced Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 24, 2014, Friday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1854

Bulgaria Applies for Flood Damage Aid from EUSF

Bulgaria has applied for assistance under the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for coping with the flood damage in the northwestern regions of Vidin and Vratsa.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 24, 2014, Friday // 17:22 | Viewed: 1036

President Plevleniev: Bulgaria Can Meet EU's Renewables Target

The EU's aim to curtail carbon emissions by 40 percent and boost green energy's share in the mix by 27 percent, adopted Friday, can also be accomplished by Bulgaria, President Rosen Plevneliev said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 24, 2014, Friday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1049

President Plevneliev Criticises Guy Verhofstadt's Recommendations

Bulgaria will not give in to someone else's suggestions when setting up its new government said in Brussels Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, reports the Club Z website.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1506

ALDE President: Bulgaria Should Form Govt without Nationalist Formations

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party has issued recommendations about the makeup of Bulgaria’s new government.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 09:06 | Viewed: 1329

Bulgaria’s President to Take Part in European Council Meeting Oct 23-24

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will arrive Thursday in Brussels on a two-day working visit related to a European Council meeting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 07:35 | Viewed: 1045

Hungary's Navracsics Deprived of Citizenship Portfolio in New EC Panel

Hungary's Tibor Navracsics will not be in charge of the citizenship portfolio in the new European Commission, according to Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the new EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1160

EU Commission 'Should Adopt New Approach' to Disasters, Emergency - MEP

The European Commission needs a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to disaster and emergency response, MEP Iliana Iotova has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 07:37 | Viewed: 958