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Bulgarian Minister for the EU Affairs, Gergana Grancharova, have said the insufficient number of convictions in high-profile cases is a major obstacle for the legal system to meet the requirements of the European Commission.
Grancharova also said the EC
The President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus said Wednesday he did not think the cumbersome procedures in the EU would be changed during his country's Presidency of the Council in January-June of 2009.
Goods' producers, importers and representatives of consumer organizations in Bulgaria signed Tuesday a pact within the initiative "Safe Christmas! Be careful what you buy," launched under the patronage of the EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.
A technical mission with the European Commission is to probe the projects developed under PHARE program in Bulgaria in January 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced Monday.
"The check aims at releasing the EU funds payment on all of th
In the beginning of December, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the Representation in Bulgaria, organised a video link-up between a school class in Ireland and one in Bulgaria.
The event was reported on the official E
Dioxin contaminated meat from Ireland has not been imported to Bulgaria, the European Commission reported on Monday.
The information was announced before the Darik radio by the EC Health Commissioner spokesperson Nina Popodoulaki.
"The dialogue between Bulgarian and the European Commission (EC) is ongoing," Bulgaria's European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva stated on Monday.
Kuneva spoke at a special press conference held at the European Union (EU) info center
EU's Director-General for Enlargement Michael Leigh assessed positively Monday the efforts of the Bulgarian government to tackle the country's problems with the absorption of EU money.
The Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) Claus Schultz has stated in the Euractiv blog that EU funds were ending up in the hands of the Bulgarian mafia.
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bulgaria, Willem van Ee, is to address Tuesday a national meeting of Roma organisations entitled "Strategies for a Common Future."
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to pay a visit to Brussels to participate in the discussion of the EUR 200 B economic stimulus plan proposed last week by the EC.
Finance ministers from the 15 nations sharing the euro were to discuss their con
EC Director for Enlargement Michael Lee arrives Monday in Sofia to give Bulgarian Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva detailed explanation about the blocking of EUR 220M of EU funding.
The meeting was initiated by Mr Lee after Plugchieva nearly accused the EC
The European Commission cannot support any unilateral decisions related to the introduction of the common European currency in any EU member state.
State-of-the-art espresso machines installed in January in the European Commission headquarters have been withdrawn after tests proved they brew contaminated coffee.
After archivist Alexander Just found that the coffee tasted odd and sent a sample to a
The only weak link in the work of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry for the preparation of the country's joining of the Schengen zone is the absorption of the Schengen funds, the Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Milen Keremedchiev reported on Thursday.
The EC have unveiled an ambitious plan to spend 350 million euros on aid to Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, and Belarus, strengthening ties with its former Soviet neighbors.
The "Eastern Partnership" plan also foresees free trade, easier
Accreditation of PHARE agencies could be restored if Bulgarian authorities propose corrective measures for implementation of the program by the end of December 2009, European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn said, as cited by the press service of th
The President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso declared that Bulgaria's Commissioner Kuneva totally deserved the "European of the Year" Award given to her by the readers of European Voice.
On the eve of a meeting of 27 national enforcement agencies and stakeholder groups in Brussels, the European Commission has stepped up pressure on airline companies selling tickets on the web to meet all the requirements of EU law.
The European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva has been voted "European of the Year" by the readers of European Voice.
Bulgarian European Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has been selected as European Commissioner of the Year by the "European Agenda" magazine.
The official award ceremony will be held on December 3rd in Brussels.
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