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Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister: We Need Convictions in Significant Cases

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1556

President Klaus Predicts Stalled EU Reforms during 2009 Czech Presidency

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1354

Producers, Consumers in Bulgaria Open 2nd "Safe Christmas!" Campaign

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. The campaign

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1332

EC to Probe Bulgaria's PHARE Projects in January

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1416

EU Hosts Bulgaria-Ireland Schools Video Link

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1633

EC: Contaminated Irish Meat Has Not Been Imported to Bulgaria

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1621

European Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria-EC Dialogue Is Ongoing

"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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

Enlargement Head Assesses Positively Bulgaria's Efforts on EU Funds Absorption

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1366

ERRIN Head: EU Funds Should Be Redesigned over Bulgaria's Issues

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1259

Dutch Ambassador to Sofia to Address National Meeting of Roma Organizations

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."

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgaria FM Discusses EU Economic Stimulus Plan in Brussels

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2149

EC Director for Enlargement Arrives in Sofia to Meet Inquiring Plugchieva

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1415

EC Warns Bulgaria against Unilateral Moves to Adopt EUR

The European Commission cannot support any unilateral decisions related to the introduction of the common European currency in any EU member state.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2851

EC Espresso Machines Make Poisonous Coffee

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2968

Bulgaria Foreign Ministry: Schengen Funds Absorption Is Our One Weak Link

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. Ker

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2120

EU Offers Closer Ties to Ex-Soviet Nations

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1897

Rehn: PHARE Accreditation Could be Restored If Requirements Are Met

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1940

EC President Barroso: We Are Lucky to Have Kuneva

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2098

EC Pressures Airlines to Make Online Ticket Sales Comply with EU Laws

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2382

European Voice Readers Pick Kuneva as "European of the Year"

The European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva has been voted "European of the Year" by the readers of European Voice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4156

Bulgaria's Kuneva Selected Commissioner of the Year

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8275
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