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EC Would Not Undertake Legal Actions against Russia or Ukraine over Gas Criris

The President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso announced during a press conference in Brussels Tuesday that the European Union (EU) was not going to undertake legal actions against Russia and the Ukraine over the gas crisis, the Darik r

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

France Considers Aid for Automakers

The French government said it could take stakes in carmakers in exchange for financial assistance as Brusses predicted a "deep and protracted recession" in Europe. Paris will demand an equity stake in exchange for funds, and limits on dividends, Luc Chat

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgaria Covered with Black Cloth on Czech Insulting Art Piece "Entropa"

The Czech Presidency of the European Union has covered Tuesday the map of Bulgaria, depicted as a squad toilet as part of the infamous "Entropa" exhibit, with a black cloth. The step has been taken after Bulgaria's permanent Representation at the Europea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3583

EC Vice President: Bulgaria Judiciary System Produces Few Results

The Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Jacques Barrot is on an official visit to Bulgaria Tuesday, the Bulgarian information agencies report. Barrot, accompanied by the Bulgarian EC Commissioner f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1471

Brussels Expects Broad Recession across Europe

The European Commission said it anticipates economic downturn will be sharper than previously expected with EU and eurozone economies expected to shrink almost 2% in 2009. According to the Commission's extended interim economic forecast GDP growth in th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

EC Updated Economic Forecast Offers Grimmer Outlook

The Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Joaqu?­n Almunia, presented Monday the European Commission's (EC) extended interim economic forecast that updates the outlook for the period 2009-2010 for the EU and Euro Area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1634

EU Charges Microsoft Again

The EU has charged Microsoft with monopoly abuse again, saying the company is harming competition by bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. "Microsoft's tying of Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system harms competition between web browsers,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 987

EC: Moscow Summit Failed to Yield Results

The negotiations in Moscow to resume supply of Russian gas to Europe were constructive, but failed to yield results, the European Commission (EC) spokesperson in Moscow announced, cited by France Press and the Bulgarian BTA. The planned talks between the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Bulgaria's Balchik Mayor Invites Entropa Author for Visit

The Mayor of the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Balchik Nikolay Angelov, has invited Czech artist David Cerny to visit the town, the local municipality press center reports. In a letter, addressed to Czech Culture Center in Sofia, the Mayor states that a wo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2681

Czech Ambassador to Bulgaria Presented with Toilet over Entropa Exhibit

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bulgaria, Martin Klepetko, received a toilet as a gift during the official presentation of the Czech Presidency of the EU in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3986

Slovakia Logs Official Entropa Complaint

Slovakia is also officially objecting its representation at the infamous "Entropa" exhibit on display in the building of the European Parliament in Brussels. Ian Kubis, Foreign Minister of Slovakia has called the Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vond

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8142

Czech Republic Apologizes to Bulgaria over Insulting Art Piece

The Czech Presidency of the European Union officially apologized Thursday for the insult inflicted on Bulgaria by the infamous "Entropa" exhibit, depicting the country as a squad toilet, the Bulgarian information agency BGNES reported. "I apologize to Bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4261

International Entropa Reaction: Bulgaria Is Not Laughing

The scandalous "Entropa" exhibit in Brussels continues to stir mixed reactions and numerous commentaries in leading publications. " Why didn't anyone realize right away that there was something seriously weird about the new piece of art in Brussels?", as

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5830

EC Warns Moscow, Kiev with Legal Action over Gas Dispute

The President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso declared Wednesday that he would advise European energy companies to sue Gazprom and Naftogaz if they did not restore supplies as quickly as possible.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1053

Czech Republic Condemns Author of Scandalous Brussels Exhibit

The new art installation, raising many eyebrows, displayed at the European Council building in Brussels turned out to have been entirely completed by Czech artist David Cerny and two associates. The Czech Republic, which holds the EU presidency, has comm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4393

European Parliament Marks Euro Tenth Anniversary

The European Parliament (EP) marked Tuesday the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the euro as the common currency of the European Union. The EP President Hans-Gert P?¶ttering, the European Central Bank (ECB )President Jean-Claude Trichet, the Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1455

Russia Say Gas Flow to Europe Blocked

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has said Kiev blocked deliveries of gas to Europe despite an agreement for restoration of supply. According to Gazprom deputy head Alexander Medvedev Ukraine had failed to carry the gas westwards, hours after the company resu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria Asks EU for EUR 400 M to Ease off Energy Dependence on Russia

Bulgaria's Minister of Energy and Economy Petar Dimitrov declared Monday the country was going to ask the EU for aid of EUR 400 M in order to reduce its energy dependence on Russia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801

EU Warns Slovakia over Reactor Re-boot

The European Union has threatened Slovakia with sanctions if it turns on its nuclear energy power station reactor at "Jaslovske Bohunice". Slovakia is looking to cover the gas shortages in the country caused by the crisis between Russia and the Ukraine.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1745

Ukraine Signs Unconditionally EU-Russia Gas Transit Monitoring Deal

The Ukraine re-signed Monday without any conditions the protocol for the monitoring of the Russian gas transit, which was signed by the EU and Russia on Saturday, the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1935

Ukraine Signs Russia-EC Agreement for Establishment of Gas Monitoring Commission

The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced Sunday that the transit of Russian gas to Europe would resume in 36 hours.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1203
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