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European Parliament President to Meet Hindu Statesman Zed

President of European Parliament Hans-Gert Pottering has invited Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, for a meeting to discuss Hindu issues and promote interfaith dialogue. The meeting would take place on December 10

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1686

Sweden Becomes 24th EU Member State to Ratify Lisbon Treaty

The Swedish Parliament ratified late Thursday night the Lisbon making Sweden the twenty-fourth member state of the EU to do so.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1586

OLAF Head: Frauds in Bulgaria Cost EU Budget up to EUR 100 M

The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF Franz-Hermann Bruener said Thursday in Sofia the EU budget had incurred losses of between EUR 10 M and EUR 100 M from the frauds with European funds in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1680

OLAF Director Pays Visit to Bulgaria

The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office Franz-Hermann Bruner arrives Thursday in Bulgaria at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the management of the EU funds, Meglena Plugchieva. Mr Bruner is to discuss with PM Sergey Stanish

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1193

Times: Britain Urged to Open Door to Newest Europeans

Following the Tuesday report of European Commission (EC), showing that migration of workers had a positive impact on Member States' economies, the UK Times has published an article addressing issues of opening the country's labor markets to individuals fr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1765

Free Movement of Workers Good for Europe's Economy - Report

The European Commission (EC) published on Tuesday a report showing that migration workers from countries that joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007 have had a positive impact on Member States' economies and have not led to serious disturbances on the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Lobbyist: Bulgaria's Image as EU's Scarecrow Is Unfair

Bulgaria is doing at least as well as Romania in the fields of justice and home affairs but it has unfairly been portrayed in a more negative light.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1892

EU Agriculture Commissioner Against Extending Tobacco Producers Subsidies

The European Commission (EC) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer-Boel refused on Tuesday to comply with requests to extend the term for subsidies for tobacco producers, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported. Fische

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Bulgaria Cabinet Insists on Common EU Migration Policy

The Bulgarian Cabinet is insisting on the revocation of the transitional periods limiting the free migration of Bulgarian citizens in countries members of the European Union (EU), the Bulgarian Social Minister Emilya Maslarova reported on Monday. Maslaro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgarians, Romanians to Be Banned from Working in Ireland for 3 More Years

The government of Ireland is expected to extend the work restrictions on Bulgaria and Romanian citizens for at least three more years because of the rising unemployment in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1812

Netherlands Labor Market Remains Closed for Bulgarians, Romanians

The labor market of the Netherlands will remain closed for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens, the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad reported on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2951

Bulgarian Mafia Plunders EU Money -The Telegraph

Bulgarian mafia are proving quick to spot that as with any generous subsidies administered from afar, the Sapard programme of the EU is ripe for fraud, an article in the Telegraph states. The plundering of the scheme, which handed over more than GBP 2 bi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3577

Sarkozy Expresses Concern about Russian Missiles Move

French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed Friday concerns about Russia's plans to install short-range missiles close to EU borders in response to the US missile deployment plan. "I told President Medvedev how much we are concerned about his declaration

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1542

Euro Area Officially in Recession

The euro area is officially in recession after Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities released flash estimates showing that in the second quarter of 2008 growth rates were -0,2% in the Euro Area and 0,0% in the EU. The Gross Domesti

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2521

17 Cases of EU Funds Abuse Investigated by Bulgaria Special Unit

The special unit at the Bulgarian National Investigation Services has initiated 17 preliminary legal proceedings over the abuse of European funds, Prosecutor Bozhidar Dzhambazov reported on Thursday. Dzhambazov, along with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Se

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria Health Care Among Worst in Europe - Report

Bulgaria still has one of the worst health care systems in Europe, according the 2008 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) report prepared by the Health Consumer Power House. Te report ranks Bulgaria 28th among the 31 countries where data has been collected

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4320

Former French PM De Villepin Heads Stanishev's "Bulgaria in EU" Advisory Board

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev presented Wednesday his new advisory board aiming to improve Bulgaria's development as an EU member, which is chaired by the former French PM Dominique de Villepin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria EU Commissioner Kuneva Nominated for EU Commissioner of the Year

The National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) party began a campaign to support the nomination of the European Union (EU) Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva as the Commissioner and European of the Year, the party press center an

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2222

EU Lawyers to Fight against Bulgaria over Alleged Limits

International lawyers have submitted to Brussels a complaint against Bulgaria over alleged restrictions on them doing business in the country, Financial Times reported Tuesday. The assault on rules imposed by Sofia is led by British and Austrian law firm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1869

EU Adopts First Operation against Somalia Pirates

The European Union adopted its first ever operation to combat the pirates' actions in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, the block's presidency announced Monday. The operation, which will be held under the code name of Eunavfor Atalanta, was officially accept

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2295

Commissioner Piebalgs: Azerbaijan Is Strategic Energy Partner of EU

The European Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs declared Friday in Baku that Azerbaijan was a strategic energy partner of the EU, and emphasized the importance of the EU-Azerbaijan relations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1604
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