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Dutch Delay Decision on Labour Market Opening

The Dutch government dropped plans to fully open the country's labour market to new EU state workers, postponing the decision until later this year. At the beginning of April the government announced that citizens of the eight new EU states in Central an

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria's President Wants EU to Use Extra Info for Crucial Report

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov has asked EU's Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn to use additional sources of information for the preparation of the monitoring report on Bulgaria. Talking to the state radio BNR, the head of state pointed out that t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 925

EuroNews: Rehn Warns Bulgaria Could Miss 2007 EU Entry

Despite promising economic growth and reforms in agriculture, intellectual property rights and other areas, Bulgaria has yet to fully prove its readiness for EU accession, EuroNews reported a day after the visit of Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn here.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1003

Parvanov Hails EU Pressure as Reforms' Propeller

The close monitoring on the part of the European Commission stimulates reforms in Bulgaria and also gives confidence to EU Member states in the irreversibility of the country's route, President Parvanov told Olli Rehn.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Saxe-Coburg for Die Welt: Bulgaria Skips Germany 06 to Win EU Support

Bulgaria's former prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg made an attempt to assuage Europe's fears over the country's preparedness for EU accession in an interview for German Die Welt. The Berlin-based newspaper made front-page headlines here last week after

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 910

Rehn: EU Concerned about Rule of Law in Bulgaria

The European Commission continues to be concerned about issues related to the rule of law in Bulgaria, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said in Sofia during his final visit here before the decisive report on the country's preparedness for EU accessio

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Bulgaria Welcomes EU Enlargement Commissioner

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn is coming to his final visit to Bulgaria before preparing the decisive report of the country's EU accession planed for Janaury 1, 2007. He is scheduled to meet President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergey Stan

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 978

Olli Rehn Heads for EU Aspiring Bulgaria

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn is expected pay a visit to Bulgaria on Thursday, days after his critical report to the EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. This became clear during the Brussels consultations of Euro-Affairs Minister Meglena K

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 800

France Proceeds with Bulgaria's EU Accord Ratification

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the French Parliament has recommended a quicker ratification procedure for Bulgaria's EU Accession Treaty. In a report adopted at the beginning of this week the French lawmakers were advised to discuss and complete the pr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

Luxembourg Suggests EU as Council of Europe Member

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested that the European Union could become a member of the Council of Europe by 2010. The proposal was put forward in a package of measures for strengthening the partnership between the two European o

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 849

MEP Slams Bulgaria, Romania's EU Contract as "Absurd"

A member of the EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has described as absurd Bulgaria and Romania's contract with the European Union. "The safeguard clause, which can delay the two countries' accession by one year, is absurd.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1997

Bulgaria to Reduce EU Science Fee

Bulgaria will pay BGN 4 M less to the EU's 6th Framework Program, it emerged after a meeting between Education Minister Daniel Vulchev and EU Commissioner Janez Potocnik. The 6th Framework Program is EU' key instrument for developing science and research

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 719

Sofia Sees off Constitution Advocates to Brussels

Four lawmakers from the ruling majority are to set off for Brussels Tuesday with a mission to elucidate the constitutional amendments recently adopted.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

Environment Commissioner Calls on Sofia to Cope with Waste Disposal

EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, who is paying a visit to Bulgaria, has asked the government to urgently prepare a comprehensive waste management plan for capital Sofia, to be agreed by all the authorities. Stavros Dimas, whose visit to Bulgari

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 686

Bulgaria "Convinces" EU of Constitution Problems - Minister

Bulgaria is the one convincing the European Union that there is a problem with the country's main law, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Bulgaria Hires EU Constitutional Law Experts

Bulgaria has hired additional experts from the EU to help clear out ambiguities with the newly introduced amendments to its Constitution. With the EU frowning upon the new changes, and Bulgarian lawyers claiming ambiguity came from the translation, the c

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 805

EU Safeguard Clauses for Bulgaria Decided in October

The European Union will decide whether to impose safeguard clauses on Bulgaria's accession in October, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil has said. This is when the final European Commission report on the country's readiness to join the EU should be ready.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Split EU Entry for Bulgaria, Romania "Theoretically Possible"

Bulgaria and Romania's accession treaties theoretically could be viewed separately by the European Union, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said. However, he added that he didn't believe the two countries would be assigned different entry dates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1646

Finnish EU Presidency Won't Speak German

Finland, which will assume the EU presidency on July 1, will use for communication English and French, but not German. During its presidency Finland will have two official websites - one in English (www.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 782

European E-domain Opens for All

All citizens of the European Union have now the full right to buy an Internet domain bearing the .eu suffix.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

EP to Blacklist Most Corrupt Governments

The European Union should set up a blacklist of corrupt governments to prevent development aid being diverted from its intended recipients, EU lawmakers agreed. The MEPs called for tighter measures in fight against corruption and more effective aid from

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