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Van Orden "Disappointed" by Bulgaria

Bulgaria has disappointed EU rapporteur Geoffrey Van Orden by not progressing enough in fields that were particularly problematical. That was revealed by Van Orden himself in an interview for private Bulgarian Darik Radio on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria Expects EC Monitoring Report

Bulgaria is eagerly expecting the European Commission Monitoring report that will be presented Tuesday afternoon.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

EU to "Postpone" Bulgaria's Entry to 2008 in the Autumn

The European Union is about to postpone Bulgaria's entry into the Bloc for 2008 but that decision will be announced in the autumn, reports say. Local Darik radio cited an anonymous representative of the European People's Party as saying that the European

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2996

Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition Confident Ahead of EU Report

Bulgaria's ruling coalition is confident ahead of EC's Monitoring Report and is convinced that it will be objective and will give clear and positive signals for the European future of the country. The leaders of the three-way coalition Sergey Stanishev,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

PM: Bulgaria Hopes for Fair EU Report

Bulgaria's prime minister expressed hopes for a fair EU report at a meeting with European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs. Stanishev said that the country expects a fair Monitoring Report and will accept the criticisms levelled in the area

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 613

UK Facing Major Immigration from Bulgaria, Romania - Report

The UK might see as much as 300,000 new workers from Bulgaria and Romania if the country allows unrestricted access when the two countries join EU. That was suggested by Migrationwatch as cited by the Daily Telegraph on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgaria, Romania Closer to EU's OK - ANSA

It seems EU-aspirant Bulgaria and Romania will receive an OK on their membership's bids, according to Italian news agency ANSA.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

Kalfin Confers with EU Counterparts

Bulgaria's EU Foreign Affairs Minister Ivaylo Kalfin joins Monday and Tuesday counterparts from the EU in Brussels to take part in the regular meeting of the bloc's General Affairs and External Relations Council. Relations with Russia, the Stabilisation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Corruption Still Dogging Bulgaria - Guardian

Bulgaria's EU bid is still suffering from endemic corruption, which is giving the EU pause for thought before it allows the Balkan country to join, the Guardian wrote on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1335

Barroso Wants Bulgaria, Romania in EU 2007

Hours before the crucial May 16 report, EU Commission President Jose Barroso expressed his full support for the fastest possible accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union. "We are going to take the decision on Tuesday, but I am not in a pos

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1324

European Parliament Opens May Session, Agenda Packed

MEPs face a packed May Strasbourg agenda after the official opening of the session on Monday afternoon. At 4 pm Bulgarian time on Tuesday, the European Commission will announce its latest position on the progress made by Romania and Bulgaria towards acce

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

Bulgaria or Europe's "Wild East" Going West - Sunday Telegraph

In an article entitled "Europe's "Wild East" is ready to go West", the British Sunday Telegraph tells about the country's hardships, prospects and expectations en route to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1802

Safeguards to Turn Bulgaria into "Second-Class EU Member"

An eventual triggering of safeguard clauses for Bulgaria will turn it into a second-class member state in the perception of Europeans, said Graham Watson, leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament. In an inter

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

EC Gives Bulgaria 2 Safeguards, Blocs Aid - Draft

The European Union is very likely to impose two safeguard clauses on Bulgaria, it emerged Sunday after local media obtained a draft European Commission report.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria, Romania "Most Corrupt, Poor" Countries to Join EU Ever

Poor and corrupt nations have entered the European Union before, but never has the EU tried to absorb countries that are so poor, so corrupt - and where democracy is so fragile - as Romania and Bulgaria, the Telegraph wrote in a highly critical article in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4533

German Conservative: EC Wants Bulgaria, Romania in 2007

The European Union wants Bulgaria and Romania to make the best of the time left and implement reforms as fast as possible to enter the union in 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

Bulgaria Braces for Justice and Home Affairs Safeguard Clause

The justice minister admitted he would not be surprised to see the justice and home affairs safeguard clause imposed on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1024

Netherlands Expected to Ratify Bulgaria, Romania EU Treaty June 13

A high-ranking Romanian official has received assurances that the Dutch Senate will ratify Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty on June 13, bringing the process to a close.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Sofia Expects Barroso, Rehn May 17

EC President Jose Barroso and EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn will pay a three-hour-visit to Bulgaria on May 17, a day after the decisive EU Monitoring report is presented. After the three hours spent in Sofia the EU officials will leave for Romani

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1070

Times: Power of Organised Crime in Bulgaria Alarming to EU

The recent blow-up of the apartment of a Bulgarian investigative journalist seems to be indicative of the power of organised crime in Bulgaria, according to The Times.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1918

EUR 32 M SAPARD Payments of Bulgaria May be Renounced

Bulgaria may see discarded BGN 64 M (EUR 32 M) under SAPARD, as the EU's Audit Office does not recognise these payments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 12, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 915
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