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Intermediate Solution for Romania, Bulgaria Likely

Brussels may not recommend an entry date for Romania and Bulgaria in its report next week but an intermediate solution of giving the answer only this autumn is considered, EUexpands reported, citing European sources.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

Los Angeles Times: Bulgaria Criticized in EU Bid

Bulgaria's bid to join the European Union next year has been strongly criticized by experts sent by Brussels to assess whether the Balkan country is really cracking down on organized crime and corruption, the Los Angeles Times wrote Monday. The article c

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1070

EU Expert Wants Bulgaria's Interior Head on Platter

A EU investigator has asked Bulgaria's interior minister to publicly apologize after falling out with him over a damning report on Sofia's crime fighting efforts. Klaus Jansen, a top German justice official, was sent on a Brussels mission to Bulgaria to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2039

Balkans' Future Affirmed in United Europe

The furture of the Balkans is in united Europe, former President of Bulgaria Zhelyu Zhelev (1990 - 1997) said during a conference of the Balkan Political Club in Sarajevo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1372

Ireland Reluctant on Labour Market Access to Bulgarians

The Irish government may keep closed its labour market for Bulgarian and Romanian workers if the countries join the European Union next year, according to The Sunday Times.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2563

Sofia Hopeful on EU Red Flag Removal in Farming

Sofia expects that the May 16 report of the European Commission will not include a red flag in the sector of agriculture.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

Ex-President of Bulgaria Confers on EU Prospects of Bosnia

The Balkan Political Club has gathered in the heart of Bosnia to discuss its European Union aspirations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1370

Montenegro Struggles to Open Separate EU Talks

Montenegrin authorities have voiced confidence it will not become a victim of Serbia's failure to arrest war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic. Local politicians are predicting a vote for independence from Serbia in a 21 May referendum and continued talks with

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

EU May Demand New Budget Reporting Mode from Bulgaria

The finance ministers of the EU countries may demand from acceding Bulgaria and Romania to bring their budget accounting schemes in line with those of the bloc to cut their budget deficits. According to Romanian newspaper Adevarul, during a ministerial m

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

Single Market Hailed as EU's Key Achievement

According to the majority of Europeans, peace among all Member states and the single market are the most positive achievements of European unification. These answers dominate two special Eurobarometer surveys conducted in February and March 2006 in the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

Prague Against EU Safeguard Clauses on Bulgaria

The Czech Republic is firmly against the European Union enforcement safeguard clauses after Bulgaria's entry. In the words of Czech Republic Deputy European Affairs Minister Vladimir Muller Bulgaria should join the Union as planned January 1, 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1634

Bulgaria's PM for BBC: Sofia Hopes for Fair EU Report

Over the last few years Bulgaria saw considerable reforms that lead to revolutionary changes and perceivable results, Bulgaria's prime minister told the BBC in an interview. Sergey Stanishev was firm that Bulgaria's membership in the European Union would

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1128

Brussels's Hands "Tied" over Bulgaria, Romania EU Entry

Bulgaria and Romania may accede to the European Union even without making the necessary changes, Austria's Die Presse newspaper wrote in an article, entitled "Brussels's Hands Tied". The safeguard clause, which may delay Bulgaria and Romania's entry by o

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2149

Mladic "Halts" Serbia Talks with EU

The European Union has called off talks on closer ties with Serbia because of its failure to arrest war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

Sofia's Possible EU Entry Delay "Political Mistake"

President Traian Basescu has said any separation of Bulgaria and Romania concerning their EU accession would be "a political mistake".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1919

Romania Laid Corruption Charges against 9 MPs, 4 Ministers

Prosecutors in Bucharest have laid corruption charges against nine members of parliament and four ministers, including former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, shows data of the anti-corruption department. Days before the European Commission publishes its k

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

FT: Sofia Awaits Last-Minute Decision On EU Entry

Bulgaria could be made to wait until the last minute to find out whether it can join the European Union next year, amid serious concern in Brussels about its commitment to tackling organized crime and corruption, Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Acco

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

Europe Day Spotlights Bulgaria, Romania

This year's Europe Day, which will be marked in Brussels on May 9, will highlight Bulgaria and Romania for the first time as future EU members as of 1 January 2007. This was announced by Bulgaria's Embassy in Belgium and the country's mission to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1304

EC: No Decision on Romania, Bulgaria Date

EU Commission spokeswoman for enlargement Krisztina Nagy told EUexpands that the decision on the likely date of Romania and Bulgaria EU accession has not been taken yet. Nagy was reacting to information published by the Romanian press according to which

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2118

Sofia Snubs Bucharest Reports of EU Delay

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said there is no data available to confirm Romanian reports that Bulgaria's membership will be delayed by one year. "The efforts of all institutions, involved in Bulgaria's preparation for EU entry, are focused on the target d

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Romania Joins EU in 2007, Bulgaria Delayed for 2008 - Report

The European Commission key report, due to be released on May 16, will recommend Romania's accession in 2007 and the postponement of Bulgaria's entry by one year, Romania's newspaper Adevarul claims, citing diplomatic sources in Brussels. Should the Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4045
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