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Van Orden: Bulgaria Needs to Work More

The EU rapporteur on Bulgaria has said the country had to do more work, in an interview for the BBC cited by Bulgaria's state radio. There is a need to boost the supervision over the fight against crime, according to Geoffrey van Orden.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 916

Sofia Gets EUR 30 M under ISPA

Bulgaria has signed four memorandums with the European Union's ISPA programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 684

Brussels Awaits 60 Bulgarian Translators

Bulgaria should have 60 interpreters working in Brussels as of January 1, 2007, Saturday's media reports said. Another 60 from Romania should join EU institution at the same time.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 761

Bulgaria Introduces EU-Hopeful Penal Code

Bulgaria's reformed Penal Code entered into force on Saturday, with hopes to bring the country's judiciary closer to EU standards. The fresh act introduces the "observing prosecutor" who should be in charge of a case from the beginning of an investigatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

BBC: Rehn May Suggest Bulgaria EU Entry Delay Next Month

Officials close to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn do not rule out that next month, he could recommend delaying Bulgaria's admission by a year, BBC reported Thursday. Still, the move would have to get the green light from all the 25 EU governments,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1323

Austria Ratifies Bulgaria's EU Accord

Austria's parliament nodded Wednesday evening the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, media reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Rehn Chews Up Bulgaria Before EU Parliament

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn harshly criticized Bulgaria before the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2272

Bulgaria Investigates EU Funds Misuses

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry, the Finance Ministry and the Chief Prosecutor's Office are investigating EU funds misuses and will prepare a report on these cases by the end of the month. The authorities are probing embezzlements in the SAPARD program that

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 836

Bulgaria Joins EU On Time, Faces Continued Brussels Monitoring

Bulgaria and Romania could enter the union on time in January 2007, but face continued Brussels monitoring on the implementation of justice reforms, the EUObserver reports. According to the online edition Frattini has hinted that the two neighbouring cou

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Sofia Decides How to Spend EU Financing

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski inaugurated the "National Strategic Reference Framework" forum in Sofia on Wednesday. The participants in the forum discussed the National Strategic Reference Framework, which is the main document in Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

FT: Organised Crime Clouds Bulgaria's EU Accession

Organised crime clouds Bulgaria's EU accession, wrote the Financial Times in its latest issue, citing two experts sent by Brussels to assess whether the Balkan country is really cracking down on organised crime and corruption. Klaus Jansen, a German inve

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

European Liberals Opposed to Romania, Bulgaria Debate

The Chairman of the Liberal group (ALDE) in the European Parliament said he was against Wednesday's discussion with Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made towards EU accession. Graham Watson said such actio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1692

European Parliament Debates Bulgaria, Romania's Fitness for EU

The European Parliament will hold an extra session to discuss the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made towards EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1726

Van Orden: Bulgaria EU Entry Delay Sends Bad Signals to Society

The postponement of Bulgaria's entry into the European Union (EU) would send bad signal to the Bulgarian society, European Parliament's Rapporteur for Bulgaria believes. In the words of Geoffrey van Orden a possible delay might send bad signals to the yo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2161

Senior EU Regulator Praises Bulgaria, Romania

Romania and Bulgaria won praise from the head of the European Commission's enlargement department for upgrading their justice systems. "Both of them under EU pressure have made enormous progress," Michael Leigh said in an interview in Brussels, as cited

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 824

Time Ticks Away as Bulgaria Braces for Last-Minute Crime Combat

The European Commission will appreciate Bulgaria's efforts to bring to justice prominent underworld figures even if preliminary proceedings are launched as late as May 15, a day before the crucial report on Bulgaria is released, the country's euro-affairs

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1546

56,000 Bulgarians, Romanians Head for UK 2007

Around 56,000 Romanian and Bulgarian workers are likely to migrate to Britain next year, according to a new research from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), published on Tuesday. The left-wing body, often described as Tony Blair's favourite

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1710

Bulgarian Officials' Ties to Mafia Block EU Road -Report

Key Bulgarian officials are tied to the mafia and this can prove a serious obstacle for the the country on its way to the EU, several world media reported. EC-hired experts claim that Bulgaria is not ready for the EU, UK's Sunday Telegraph and Croatian V

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2108

EC Prepares 3-Language Report on Bulgaria

The report that should decide Bulgaria's EU fate will be issued in three languages. Berlin has insisted that the milestone papers should be translated in German, adding to the versions in English and French.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1598

Belgian Chamber of Representatives Okays Bulgaria's EU Accord

Begium's Chamber of Representatives adopted late Thursday a bill ratifying the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 831

Bulgaria Needs "Clear Date" for EU Entry

Bulgaria needs a clear date for its entry into the European Union (EU). Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev met Thursday with the judges from Sofia Regional Court and told them that the safeguard clause in the Home affairs and judiciary field is possible, bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2334
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