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Sofia, Brussels to Coin Joint EU Action Plan

Sofia and Brussels will work out jointly an action plan on the completion of outstanding reforms for Bulgaria's accession to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 937

Bulgaria's Harshest Critic: May 16 Report Close to My Notes

The EU investigator, who fell out with Bulgaria's interior minister over a damning report on Sofia's crime fighting efforts, said the European Commission report was very close to his recommendations. Klaus Jansen was sent on a Brussels mission to Bulgari

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Barroso Urges Sofia to Scrap Summer Recess

European Commission President Jose Manual Durao Barroso called to Bulgarian administration to consider even shortened summer holidays to make up with the reforms by October. During a visit to Sofia, Barroso repeated the decision of the EU's executive arm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1073

EC to Judge Bulgaria, Romania Separately

Brussels will judge Bulgaria and Romania on their own merits, EU Commission President Jose Barroso said in Bucharest, the first leg of his trip to the two EU hopefuls.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 824

Tariceanu Says Bulgaria Weighs Heavy upon Romania

Romania's prime minister openly blamed Bulgaria's shortcomings for the decision of the European Commission not to give his country an unconditional date for EU entry. It is very likely that the EC decided not to fix a clear date for Romania EU accession

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgarian Opposition Wants Post-EC-Report Resignations

In view of the EC report that was presented on Tuesday, opposition heads from Bulgaria's Parliament asked for the heads of some ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Romanians Frown at Lack of Distinction with Bulgaria

The decision of the European Commission not to give Romania an unconditional date for EU entry and clearly distinguish it from Bulgaria comes as a disappointment for Romanians, local press reports show. "The European Commission chose a compromise solutio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1710

Guardian: Romania ahead of Bulgaria

The European Commission made it clear that Romania was ahead of Bulgaria, the Guardian wrote a day after the EU executive released its keenly awaited progress report.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Barroso: We Come to Say Bulgarians Can Make It

EU Commission President Jose Barroso, who is arriving today in Sofia together with Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn, said Bulgarians will be reassured that the required reforms for 2007 entry are doable.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1375

BBC: Frustration, Understanding in Romania after EC Report

The European Commission's decision to delay its final verdict on Romania and Bulgaria's EU membership was received in the larger country with frustration by some, with understanding by others, BBC reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

Bulgaria's PM Meets Barroso, Rehn, Kourkoulas

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will meet Wednesday with EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, EC President Jose Barroso and Dimitris Kourkoulas, head of the EC Delegation for Bulgaria. Barroso and Rehn are in the country to personally ex

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Bulgaria's EU-Affairs Minister: We Can Make It

Minutes after the findings in the 2006 monitoring report were released in Strasbourg, Bulgarian EU-Affairs Minister said her country could get into the European Union on 1 January 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2085

Kourkoulas: Bulgaria Should Prosecute High-Level Corruption, 2007 Doable

Bulgaria needs to show tangible results in investigating and prosecuting organised crime networks and high-level corruption, Dimitris Kourkoulas, head of the EC Delegation for Bulgaria, said in Sofia hours after the EU executive progress report was releas

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

EU Says Conditional "Yes" to Bulgaria

Tangible results in the fight against organised crime and high-level corruption crackdown are among the key prerequisites for Bulgaria to become a EU member state, a keenly awaited progress report of the European Commission showed May 16. The European Co

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1625

Chief Prosecutor Disagrees on EU-Voiced Loose Financial Control

Chief Prosecutor of Bulgaria Boris Velchev has expressed disagreement with the conclusion of the EC report, saying Sofia cripples with financial control on money laundering. Talking to media minutes after the EP plenary, where EU Commissioner for Enlarge

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 563

Romania's PM: EC Report - The Highest Assessment Ever

Romania's prime minister described the European Commission monitoring report on the country's progress to EU as "fair and objective". "This is the highest assessment that Romania has ever received from the European Commission," Calin Popescu-Tariceanu sa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

EC: 6 Red Flag Areas for Sofia, 4 for Bucharest

Bulgaria has reduced the number of red flags, or "areas of serious concern" to six down from 16, a crucial progress report of the European Commission, released Tuesday, shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

Sofia Thanks EU For Encouragement

"The message of the European Commission is encouraging and inspires us to double our efforts," Bulgaria's prime minister said, commenting on Tuesday's monitoring report by the EC. Sergey Stanishev found conclusions in the document to match Bulgaria's own

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 955

BBC: EU Expects More from Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania have to fulfill ten more conditions in order to enter the EU next year, the BBC wrote following Tuesday's monitoring report buy the European Commission. "Bulgaria in particular will have to show tangible results in the fight against

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 704

Sofia Criticized for Crippling EU Funds Use

Bulgaria - the same as Romania - could face serious EU membership restrictions and cuts to EU funds after they join, unless they manage to set up agencies managing Europe's funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Rehn Urges Swift Approval of Bulgaria's Accord

Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn called for swift ratification of Bulgaria and Romania by the states still pending on it. He did this towards the end of what is widely regarded as an optimistic report on the progress made by the two countries on the pa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 560
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