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Sofia, Bucharest Await Pre-Notes on Accession Readiness

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn is set to issue on Monday, April 3, his preliminary assessment whether Bulgaria and Romania are ready to join the EU in January 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Europe "Urgently Needs" Bulgarian Workforce

The European Union urgently needs the Bulgarian workforce and intellect, should it wants to preserve its competitiveness, according to a Sofia-visiting MEP. Bulgaria can contribute to Europe with its highly qualified and low-cost labour force, Jorgo Chat

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1144

Lithuania Ratifies Bulgaria's EU Treaty

Lithuania's Parliament - Seimas - ratified Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty on March 30, fulfilling hopes that the ratification procedure will be completed by the end of the month.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 759

Constitutional Amendments "No Guarantee" Against Safeguard Clause

The adopted Constitutional amendments are no guarantee against the safeguard clause, EU rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden commented Thursday. It is a historical day for Bulgaria and we are getting closer to the country's entry in the EU, he also

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgaria's PM to Meet MEP Van Orden

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will meet Thursday EU rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden and other members of the European Parliament. The meeting will mainly revolve around the European integration of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

Sofia Woos Brussels with Cosmetic Constitutional Change

An ad hoc committee has approved the replacement of no more than two words in constitutional amendments, which triggered strong negative reactions from Brussels last week after their adoption in parliament at second reading. Instead of "controlling the a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

Money Laundry Among Main EU Concerns for Bulgaria

Some of the main recommendations for Bulgaria's prosecution included in the latest report of the European experts are concerning money laundry in the country, Bulgarian top prosecutor Boris Velchev revealed. He also admitted that so far there is no verdi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

MEP Heralds Safeguard-Hinged, Timely Accession for Bulgaria

Bulgaria will enter the European Union on 1 January 2007, but with a safeguard clause probably enforced, MEP Geoffrey van Orden said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1498

Helsinki Nods Bulgaria's EU Accord Irrespective of EC Report

The Finnish parliament will ratify the EU Accession Treaty of Bulgaria irrespectively of the advice extended by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1202

Finland Opens Labour Market for Bulgarians in 2007

Finland wants to welcome Bulgaria as a full EU member state in a few months, and it has firmly decided to open its labour market for Bulgarians from 1 January 2007, Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen told his Bulgarian counterpart Sergey Stanishev. Bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1207

Bulgaria's Drivers Licenses Unchanged by 2015

Bulgaria's drivers' licenses are meeting the standards of the Eurpean Union (EU) and are not to be changed, Transport Minister Petar Mutafchaiev explained. The drivers' licenses will have to be changed after 2015 when a special chip will be installed in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 825

Malta Backs Bulgaria's Timely EU Entry

Bulgaria and Romania should join the European Union (EU) as planned on January 1, 2007, Malta's Foreign Minister Michael Frendo said. Frendo welcomed his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin in Malta's capital La Valletta.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1530

European Parliament Likely to Rule on Bulgaria before Commission

The European Parliament is likely to give its verdict on Bulgaria's accession ahead of the European Commission, the head of Bulgaria's euro-affairs parliamentary commission said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1378

2 EU-Blacklisted Airlines Landed in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Transport Ministry announced that only 2 of the 93 companies banned by the EU from operating in its sky have flown to Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Bulgaria's PM Drums EU Support in Finland

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev opened Monday a two-day working visit to Finland, the next EU president.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1155

Sofia Plays Down EU Economic Safeguard

There is no imminent risk of applying any EU economic safeguard clauses on Bulgaria, energy and economy minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

Sofia Awaits New EC Peer Review in June

The European Commission will launch a new peer review on intellectual property rights in June, Bulgaria's European affairs minister announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

Bulgaria Joins EU in '07 Despite Judiciary Safeguard Clause

The EU rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden did not leave out the possibility of the enforcement of a safeguard clause for Bulgaria in the justice and home affairs field. Bulgaria might join the EU on January 1, 2007 with some limitations, includin

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

Berlin Set on Bulgaria's EU Accord Nod April 5

The procedure for the ratification of Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty will be launched April 5. Bundestag MP and European-policy spokesman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP) parliamentary group Axel Schaefer explained that the fir

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

EU "Freezes" Enlargement after 2008

The European Union will halt the enlargement process for prolonged period of time upon accession of Bulgaria and Romania, according to several news agencies. The decision was reportedly made at the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, held in the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

EC Lacks Constitutional Law Experts - Commissioner

The European Commission does not include experts in constitutional law, Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehn has shared with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. "We both agreed that Bulgaria has progressed quite a lot," Stanishev said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1309
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