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Brussels Suspects Miscommunication in Sofia

A day after a scandal over the proposed enforcement of a safeguard clause rocked Bulgaria, Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev conferred tete-a-tete with European Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehn. Officially, the topic of the half-hour meeting were Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

Sofia Defies Brussels over Constitution Changes

The amendments to Bulgaria's Constitution, which triggered negative reactions from Brussels, will be adopted nearly unchanged by March 30. The news emerged after a meeting of representatives of the ruling majority Coalition for Bulgaria, Simeon II Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 991

Bulgaria's EU Negotiator Suspected of Bias

Bulgaria's minister of EU affairs has faced a storm of criticism from the left wing after she assumed a possible entry delay. A day earlier Meglena Kuneva presented to magistrates a report by European Commission experts, which suggests the enforcement of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1521

Bulgaria Joins EU Spring Summit

Bulgaria's prime minister will be one of the participants in the Spring Summit of the European Union (EU). Sergey Stanishev will be joined by his Romanian counterpart as well, since Sofia and Bucharest are hoping to enter the Union as full members next y

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

EU Puts Out Air Safety Blacklist

The European Union has issued a a first-ever blacklist banning more than 90 airlines from operating in its sky.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1464

Judiciary, Home Affairs Stumble Bulgaria En Route to EU

European Commission experts have proposed the enforcement of a safeguard clause for Bulgaria in the justice and home affairs field. Their report has been prepared after an inspection conducted from February 20 to 24, 2006.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

France Delays Ok on Bulgaria's EU Accord after May

France has launched the procedure for ratification of Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty, but it will wait to complete it until after the EC releases its May report.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1336

EU Introduces Single Driving Licence

EU Member states have agreed on a plan to replace the 110 existing types of driving licences with a single document to be valid across the bloc. The plan is expected to be officially approved by EU ministers at a meeting on 27 March.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1459

Van Orden Pleased with Bulgarian Crime Fight

The EU rapporteur for Bulgaria praised the country's boosted efforts to fight corruption and organized crime. There is still a long way to go but Bulgaria is on the right track, Geoffrey van Orden has said in an interview for Borba, a newspaper in Veliko

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1085

Dutch Affirm Support for Bulgaria's EU Entry

The Dutch people want Bulgaria to join the European Union (EU), but you have to prepare for that entry, the Netherlands' Ambassador to Bulgaria HE Willem van Ee said. Van Ee, who was on a visit to the Black Sea town of Burgas, commented that sufficient p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1749

French Youth Mostly Supportive of Bulgaria in EU

More than 50% of young Frenchmen support the EU enlargement process and the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, a Eurobarometer research shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1414

Youths Discuss Bulgaria's EU Future

Bulgaria's future in the European Union (EU) was discussed at the European Boards' Meeting of AEGEE (Association des Etats Generaux des Etudiants de l'Europe) under the motto "Through the difficulties to the stars".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1552

Agriculture Ruled out as EU Entry Stumble for Bulgaria

EU Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel was assured agriculture will not be a stumble on the path of Bulgaria towards full EU membership.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2380

PM Enchants EU Envoys on Bulgaria's Progress

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev was affirmative on all institutions' commitment to work for achieving the accession to the EU next January.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1576

Bulgarian Nuke Closure "May Be Reviewed"

Bulgaria may move towards re-negotiating of the closure of its nuclear power plant, according to a national observer to the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1131

MEPs Push for Limits of EU Enlargement

The European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted the report on the future enlargement of the European Union drafted by the Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs Elmar Brock.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1566

EU Final Word on Bulgaria Known May 16

European Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehn will present his decisive report on Bulgaria, Romania on May 16, according to Financial Times. The report will be a crucial assessment on the readiness of the two to enter the EU as full members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1201

Bulgaria More Ready for Entry than EU10 - PM

Bulgaria is more ready for accession to the EU than the ten newcomers to the bloc upon their entry in 2004.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2868

Bulgaria Woos Swiss CHF 1 B Fund

Bulgaria has expressed hopes to be included among the beneficiaries of a 1 billion-Swiss-franc funding package that Switzerland approved last February for the ten new EU member states. This was announced by Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov at a press

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Finland Opens Labour Market for Bulgaria, Romania in 2007

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will be freely admitted to Finland's labour market as of January 2007, when they are scheduled to join the EU, Finnish parliament unanimously decided. As of May 1 this year Finland will also remove restrictions on the fre

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1945

Spain Stands by Jan 2007 Entry of Bulgaria, Romania

Spain will support 1 January 2007 as date for accession of Bulgaria and Romania, regardless of the anticipated opinion of the Council of the EU. Alberto Navarro, Secretary of State for European Affairs, assured his Bulgarian colleague Meglena Kuneva that

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1845
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