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Bulgaria, Romania Need Political Decision to Join Schengen - EU Commission

The European Commission said on Thursday that Bulgaria and Romania both meet the criteria to join the European Union’s Schengen passport-free travel zone but it is not up to the EU’s executive body to take a decision.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 4711

EU Commission Adopts Bulgarian-Greek Cross Border Cooperation Programme

The European Commission (EC) adopted on Wednesday the cross border cooperation Interreg programme for Bulgaria and Greece for the 2014-2020 period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 15:46 | Viewed: 2142

Deputy PM: Schengen Accession of Bulgaria, Romania Is Key for Solving Refugee Crisis

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva stated on Wednesday that the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area is part of the solution to the unprecedented refugee crisis affecting Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 3298

Labor Minister Kalfin Worried by Bulgarian Beggars in Sweden

Up to 15% of beggars roaming the streets of Sweden are Bulgarian citizens, Bulgaria's Labor and Social Policy Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 11:09 | Viewed: 2175

Bulgaria to Take Part in EU Migrant Relocation Scheme

Bulgaria will be part of the EU's unified response to the migrant crisis, the country's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1917

Deputy PMs, FM Present Bulgarian Stance on Refugee Crisis

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Ministers Rumyana Bachvarova, Meglena Kuneva and Ivaylo Kalfin and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov presented on Tuesday the country's stance on the unprecedented refugee crisis facing Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2015, Tuesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 2164

FM: Refugee Crisis Is Argument in Favour of Bulgaria's Accession to Schengen

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday that the refugee crisis represented an additional argument in favour of Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen Area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2015, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 2326

Updated Migrant Quota System Allocates 1500 Refugees to Bulgaria – Le Monde

Bulgaria will have to accept 1500 refugees this year according to an updated migrant quota system of the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 7, 2015, Monday // 16:00 | Viewed: 5466

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry Advises Against Train Travel via Hungary

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised on Friday citizens to avoid train travel through Hungary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 5, 2015, Saturday // 14:01 | Viewed: 2161

Bulgaria Boasts Highest Recognition Rate of Asylum Applications in EU

Bulgaria boasted the highest rate of positive decisions on asylum applications in the European Union (EU) in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 2101

Bulgaria's Defence Minister to Call for Common EU Policy on Tackling Refugee Wave

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev will call for devising a common EU policy on counteracting the influx of refugees to Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1822

World Bank to Help Bulgaria Improve Absorption of EU Funds

The World Bank will assist Bulgaria in boosting the impact of EU funds on the country’s economy under a new document signed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 18:26 | Viewed: 2411

Bulgaria Plans to Initiate EU Discussion to Make Anti-IS Strategy More Efficient

Bulgaria plans to initiate a discussion within the EU on the need to add new elements to the bloc’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 18:51 | Viewed: 2333

Workers from Bulgaria, Romania Arriving in Britain Nearly Double in Year to March

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria have led a jump in European migration to Britain, the Daily Mail reported in its online edition.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 16:18 | Viewed: 3305

Bulgarian Farmers Invited to Apply for EU Funding of EUR 50 M for New Equipment

Bulgarian farmers will be granted EUR 50 M for purchasing agricultural equipment under the Rural Development Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 29, 2015, Saturday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2255

Serbian Minister Criticizes Bulgaria for Sending Troops to Macedonian Border

Serbia’s Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, Aleksandar Vulin, has criticized Bulgaria’s decision to dispatch troops to the Macedonian border in order to curb the number of asylum seekers entering the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 07:50 | Viewed: 2645

Bulgaria Detains 310 Illegal Migrants at Borders Aug 13-20

Bulgarian authorities have detained 310 people trying to illegally enter the country between August 13 and August 20, a 50% increase over the previous seven-day period, dnevnik.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 13:13 | Viewed: 3918

Bulgaria Needs Effort to Incite Investment - Commissioner Georgieva

Bulgaria must do more to create favorable conditions for investment under the so-called "Juncker Plan", the EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 17, 2015, Monday // 09:18 | Viewed: 1910

Bulgaria, Macedonia to Benefit from EUR 17 M in EU Funds under Cross-Border Program

The European Commission approved on Wednesday the Bulgaria-Macedonia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 6, 2015, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3966

'Anti-Begging' Campaign in Sweden Sparks Outrage

A poster campaign by anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats has divided the opinions in downtown Stockholm.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 5, 2015, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 2939

Bulgarian Beekeepers to Receive BGN 3.5 M in Aid under "de minimis"

Around 5000 Bulgarian beekeepers will receive a total of BGN 3.5 M under the “de minimis” aid scheme, according to an announcement of the State Fund Agriculture.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 5, 2015, Wednesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 2135