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EU Anti-Fraud Head Stripped of Immunity

Giovanni Kessler, the head of EU anti-fraud authority OLAF, has had his immunity from prosecution lifted, EU authorities have confirmed.

World » EU | March 11, 2016, Friday // 14:25 | Viewed: 68946

Estonia Closes its Borders for Russians with Schengen Visas

Russian citizens who have a Schengen visa issued by the Estonian republic will not be allowed to enter the territory of Estonia, announced the Republic's Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu

World » EU | August 11, 2022, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 2422

European Funds Minister: Bulgaria to Receive BGN 3.7 Billion in the Coming Months from the Recovery Plan

“We must do better and only then will we receive this important financial resource from the Recovery and Resilience Plan. More than BGN 3.7 billion will come in the coming months, we will try to unlock these funds”. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Min

World » EU | August 11, 2022, Thursday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2367

Hungary and Poland are Against the EU's Plan to Reduce Gas Consumption

Hungary and Poland voted against the EU's plan to voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15% compared to the five-year average for the period from 1 August 2022 to 31 March 2023.

World » EU | August 6, 2022, Saturday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2247

Romania expects Schengen Membership by the End of the Year

Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said he expects Romania - after more than a decade of waiting - to enter the EU's Schengen area before the end of the year

World » EU | August 4, 2022, Thursday // 15:56 | Viewed: 3286

IMF urges Europe to Shift Energy Costs to Wealthier Consumers

The IMF has called on European governments to pass on rising energy costs to wealthier consumers to encourage "energy conservation" and a switch to greener energy

World » EU | August 3, 2022, Wednesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1793

The EU is preparing for an Escalation between China and the US

Tensions between the world's two biggest superpowers are rising as Beijing steps up its threats over a possible visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in the coming days

World » EU | August 1, 2022, Monday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2790

Germany is on the Brink of Recession

Germany's economic growth stagnated in the second quarter of the year, official data showed, and analysts warned that a recession could be around the corner amid a looming energy crisis

World » EU | July 29, 2022, Friday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1834

EU Ambassador: If North Macedonia Does Not Change the Constitution, the Accession Process Stops

“The Republic of North Macedonia must fulfill the obligation it undertook towards Bulgaria - to change the constitution. Otherwise, the joining process stops”. This was stated by European Ambassador David Geer in an interview with the Macedonian Channel 5

World » EU | July 27, 2022, Wednesday // 13:51 | Viewed: 3316

EU Tourists will need to Apply for Permission to Enter the UK

Britain plans to introduce "contactless" border crossing at British airports from 2024, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced

World » EU | July 22, 2022, Friday // 10:30 | Viewed: 4701

After an 11-year Hiatus: The ECB will finally Join the Banks in Raising Rates

The European Central Bank will raise interest rates today for the first time in 11 years, with a more decisive change of half a percentage point (50 basis points) most likely as policymakers fear losing control of rampant growth of consumer prices

World » EU | July 21, 2022, Thursday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1942

China and the EU to hold Trade Talks amid Tensions over the War in Ukraine

China and the European Union are set to hold high-level talks on the economy and trade amid tensions over human rights issues in Xinjiang and the war in Ukraine

World » EU | July 19, 2022, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 2417

North Macedonia and Albania Opened the EU Membership Negotiations

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, opened the first Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels regarding the launch of negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia and Albania for EU membership

World » EU | July 19, 2022, Tuesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 2704

Associate of a Bulgarian MEP Suspected of having Connections with the Russian Services

A long-time former associate of a "far-right Bulgarian MEP with shady Russian ties" is suspected of acting as an intermediary between Russian special services and officials of European institutions. This was reported by the Brussels publication EUobserver

World » EU | July 19, 2022, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2529

European Ministers Insist that Sanctions against Russia are Working

European foreign ministers insisted as they arrived in Brussels that sanctions imposed on Russia to punish it for its invasion of Ukraine are working - despite the threat to EU energy supplies

World » EU | July 18, 2022, Monday // 15:53 | Viewed: 2499

Orban on the Sanctions against Russia: "The EU did Not Shoot itself in the Foot, but in its Lungs"

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commented on the national radio station Kossuth Rádió on Friday about the current situation and the consequences of Western sanctions against Moscow, saying that his previous assumptions about their effect have now be

World » EU | July 15, 2022, Friday // 13:41 | Viewed: 2449

Von der Leyen in Skopje: The Macedonian Language and Identity are Recognized by the EU

North Macedonia must take a step forward towards the European Union, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the Macedonian parliament ahead of a meeting where lawmakers are debating the so-called “French proposal” to start EU negotiations

World » EU | July 15, 2022, Friday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2552

Brussels asks Bulgaria where are the Corruption Convictions on Senior Officials

The European Commission presented today the second annual report on the rule of law in the EU, this time making recommendations to individual countries

World » EU | July 13, 2022, Wednesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 3360

It is Final - Croatia adopts the Euro on New Year's Day 2023

Croatia will finally adopt the euro on 1 January 2023

World » EU | July 12, 2022, Tuesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 3476

Greece is expecting a New Covid Peak between July 15 and 25

Greece is moving towards the peak of the contagion wave with Omicron variants. About 400 patients a day are admitted to hospitals, but the percentage of people with severe symptoms and deaths is low, according to the health ministry in Athens

World » EU | July 12, 2022, Tuesday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2391

Croatia might enter Schengen before Bulgaria and Romania

"We are convinced that Croatia meets all the conditions to enter Schengen and we will do everything possible during our presidency ... to help it join from next year," Fiala told reporters after a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković in

World » EU | July 8, 2022, Friday // 09:53 | Viewed: 4129

EU: Trust in Institutions continues to Fall despite declining Unemployment and phasing out of Pandemic Restrictions

Recorded trust in institutions such as national governments, the EU, the police and news media has declined across the EU over the past two years, with those who previously expressed higher trust levels, such as those in financially secure positions, now

World » EU | July 7, 2022, Thursday // 09:38 | Viewed: 1707
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