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Bulgaria to Take in 110 Asylum Seekers Starting in 2016

A total of 110 foreign nationals needing international protection will be resettled in Bulgaria starting this year under the country’s EU commitments, the government decided on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 5391

EU Commission's Georgieva Defends Monitoring on Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania should not aspire to have the EU monitoring dropped, but should rather remove the reasons leading to its introduction, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 5563

EU Calls for Sustainable Results from Bulgaria’s Justice Reform  

The monitoring of Bulgaria under the EU's Cooperation and Verification Cechanism (CVM) could only be dropped after the country showed sustainable results of judicial reform and increased public trust in the judiciary, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 18:54 | Viewed: 5208

PM Borisov: Bulgaria Backs Establishment of European Prosecutor's Office

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed Bulgaria's support for the establishment of European public prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 15:37 | Viewed: 5349

EU Justice Commissioner to Discuss Reform of the Judiciary on Bulgaria Visit

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, will visit Bulgaria on Friday to discuss priorities in the area of justice reform, consumer policy, gender equality and Roma inclusion.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 22:08 | Viewed: 4426

New EU Funding Earmarked for Loans to Bulgaria's Businesses

The Bulgarian government is launching new loan options for businesses as of April, expecting to allocate up to EUR 600 M to small and medium enterprises, the country's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2016, Saturday // 12:22 | Viewed: 4911

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 5.9 M to EU's Refugee Facility for Turkey

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 5.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 08:56 | Viewed: 5547

Bulgaria’s PM to Discuss Challenges to Security with Europol Chief

The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, will discuss measures to tackle the present challenges to security and law enforcement with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2016, Wednesday // 16:29 | Viewed: 4254

Sofia 'Most Dangerous City in EU'

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is the fifth most dangerous city in Europe and the most dangerous in the European Union, a study shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2016, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 15155

Austria Ready to Help Prevent Opening of New Migrant Route, Bulgaria Says

Austria is ready to support Bulgaria’sefforts to improve border security in view of potential increase in migration pressure, including by secondment of police officers, a senior Austrian official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2016, Saturday // 15:40 | Viewed: 6384

Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia 'Most Corrupt EU Countries'

A report has called for the establishment in a number of EU member states of a monitoring mechanism similar to the one used on Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2016, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 7607

Bulgaria PM: Integration of Terrorists 'Impossible', 'Unfair'

"There is no way for us to integrate terrorists, it is not fair," Bulgarian Prime Minister has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2016, Tuesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 5648

EU Monitoring on Bulgaria, Romania 'Used for Political Purposes' - PES Head

A large part of the EU's motivation to go on with the monitoring on justice system and anti-corruption efforts in Bulgaria and Romania are political, the Party of European Socialists (PES)'s leader has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2016, Saturday // 15:18 | Viewed: 5864

Bulgaria PM Praises EU Commission Monitoring Mechanism

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has defended the mechanism applied on Bulgaria and Romania's judicial system and anti-corruption efforts.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2016, Friday // 20:52 | Viewed: 5459

Two Bulgarians Recognised at 2016 MEP Awards

Two Bulgarian MEPs were recognised at this year's edition of the MEP awards which were announced at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2016, Friday // 12:36 | Viewed: 5395

Bulgaria Is Better Prepared for Migrant Influx Than Others – EU Commissioner

Bulgaria is much more prepared than other countries to react in the event of a heightened migrant pressure on its borders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2016, Thursday // 11:57 | Viewed: 5676

EU Commission Dashes Hopes for End to Monitoring on Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission does not see "sustainability" in the progress of Bulgaria and Romania "in a number of areas", an official said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2016, Thursday // 10:36 | Viewed: 6225

Bulgarian, Foreign MEPs Call for Changes to CVM Mechanism

Bulgarian and foreign MEPs from different political groups called for changes to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) which is currently in place for Bulgaria and Romania in the fields of judicial reform, corruption and organised crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 15:01 | Viewed: 5226

EU-Turkey Deal: Commission Seeks 'Consensus' on Demands by Bulgaria, Cyprus

The EU is working toward a "good deal" with Turkey by using a "constructive approach" in dialogue among member states, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 09:35 | Viewed: 5093

Bulgaria MEPs Holding Discussion on CVM Mechanism in Brussels

A conference aimed at discussing the effect of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) on Bulgaria is due to be held on Wednesday in Brussels, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 4934

Bulgaria Seeks Protection of Borders with Turkey in EU Deal on Migration with Ankara

Bulgaria has called again on the EU to recognize the need for protection of the country’s land and maritime borders with Turkey from a possible shifting of migration inflow following the closure of the Western Balkans route.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 21:55 | Viewed: 5291