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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Four lawmakers from the ruling majority are to set off for Brussels Tuesday with a mission to elucidate the constitutional amendments recently adopted.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
All citizens of the European Union have now the full right to buy an Internet domain bearing the .eu suffix.
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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