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Bulgaria Presents Candidates' View on EU

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin introduced Tuesday in Sofia a book on the EU, presenting the views of countries candidates for accession. The scientific collection called "The European Union in 2005: Candidate Countries' Perspectives" includes

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

EU "Stops Cash Flows" for Sofia, Bucharest after Entry

The European Commission could deny EU cash to Romania and Bulgaria to push for further reforms even after they become members of the bloc, EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn indicated. On Monday evening Olli Rehn presented his preliminary assessment o

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Olli Rehn Packs up for Sofia Visit

EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn will pack up and land on a visit to Bulgaria next Thursday, April 13. The visit is organized a month ahead of the European Commission's final say on whether the country is ready to join the bloc next January or a

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Bulgaria's FM Calls for Active Fight against Crime, Corruption

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin called for an effective fight against crime and corruption in the country after EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn's preliminary assessment on Bulgaria's progress. The invocation of the "justice and home affai

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Rightist Hardliners Worried by EU Criticisms on Bulgaria

Rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) are seriously worried by EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn's preliminary assessment on Bulgaria's progress. DSB believes that everything else but a full membership, without any enforced safeguard clauses,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgaria's Economic and Social Committee "Sets Example"

Bulgaria's Economic and Social Committee may be used as a model for the establishing new institutions in the neighbouring countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1133

Guardian: EU Gives Green Light to Bulgaria

Bulgaria and Romania are set to be given the green light for joining the EU next year, despite fears of widespread corruption, the Guardian wrote on Tuesday. Their report came a day after EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn published his preliminary as

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Rehn: Bulgaria, Romania May Still Join EU as Planned

Bulgaria and Romania may still join the European Union (EU) as planned on January 1, 2007, but there is more work to be done and the decision is still to be taken, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said in his preliminary assessment on the two countri

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1336

Slovenia Backs Bulgaria's EU Entry

Slovenia fully supports Bulgaria's accession to the European Union, Slovenian Defence Minister Karl Erjavec said in Sofia. Minister Karl Erjavec is in Bulgaria at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Vesselin Bliznakov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Top Magistrate Wants Judiciary Separated in Bulgaria's EU Talks

Ivan Grigorov, chairman of the Bulgarian Supreme Cassation Court, called for the separation of the judiciary and the home affairs in Bulgaria's negotiations with the European Union (EU). Grigorov pointed out that it is unduly chapter 24 to include both t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

FT: Instability Prompt, if EU Entry of Bulgaria Delayed

The Black Sea region faces serious political instability if EU membership for Romania and Bulgaria is delayed, according to a Socialist MEP. Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialist group in the European parliament, told Financial Times a delay would unlea

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Enlargement Chief Assesses Preliminarily Bulgaria, Romania

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn was expected to give his preliminary assessment on Bulgaria and Romania's progress to join the EU late on Monday evening. The two countries' readiness could be postponed from 2007 if they fail to make the grade.

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EC Says Bulgaria, Romania Fit for 2007 EU Entry - Report

The European Commission will recommend in its May report that Bulgaria and Romania accede to the European Union on January 1, 2007, though both will be urged to pursue further reforms, German daily Die Welt reported on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3920

Bulgaria Should Keep Pace of Reforms - Open Society Report

Bulgaria still has a chance to meet the requirements in time to join the European Union on January 1, 2007 but only if it maintains the current high pace of reforms, say Open Society Foundation experts. The report, which was presented and handed to Euro-

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Socialist MEP in Bulgaria: Safeguard Clause is No Shame

Socialist members of the European Parliament voiced confidence that Bulgaria will enter the European Union on 1 January 2007, but did not rule out the enforcement of a safeguard clause. The parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists in the E

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 1, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 848

Poland's Senate Gives Green Light to Bulgaria, Romania

Poland's Senate, the higher chamber in the country's bicameral parliament, ratified Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty late on March 30 amid high expectations of a positive outcome in both Sofia and Bucharest.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2361

CEE Reporters Debate EU Truths, Myths in Sofia

Journalists from Central and Eastern European countries gathered in Sofia to discuss the truths and myths related to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

MEP Calls on Sofia to Open Secret Services Files

Dutch MEP Els de Groen from the Green party called on Bulgaria to open the records of country's former special services. Bulgaria's National Radio reported that Els de Groen has said that Bulgaria's nationalistic formation Attack (Ataka) is a product of

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No Financial Obstacles for Bulgaria's EU Entry

There are no financial obstacles for Bulgaria's entry into the European Union (EU) on January 1, 2007, European Financial Programming and Budget Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite said. Dalia Grybauskaite, who is at an official visit to Bulgaria met with Pr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1216

Monitoring on Bulgaria Was the Strictest - Van Orden

EU rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden said Thursday that Bulgaria was subject to a stricter monitoring process than any of other member country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1373

Belgium Moves Closer to Bulgaria, Romania's EU Treaty Nod

Belgium's Senate has approved Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty opening the way for ratification by the country's lower chamber. A total of 52 of the senators present nodded the treaty, against were only eight senators, all from the Flemish nati

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1415
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