Politics | July 17, 2001, Tuesday // 00:00

Diring its six-month presidency of the European Union Belgium intends to open another seven chapters of Bulgaria`s accession negotiations with the EU. This is included in the programme of the presidency on enlargement, which was presented in Brussels yesterday. The chapters expected to be opened include free movement of people, tax policy, social policy, energy sector, regional policy, environmental preservation, and budget. The first round of negotiations under Belgium presidency is scheduled for July 27. Brussels promises to observe the schedule set by the European Commission and evaluate each country according to its achievements.

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