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France Ambassador: Bulgarian Justice, State Not Working

France's Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins said on Sunday that the proper functioning of the Bulgarian state and judicial system had severe difficulties.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1981

25 Sofia Students to Become European Parliament Members for One Day

25 students form Sofia's "Angel Kunchev" High School are going to represent Bulgaria in this year's EUROSCHOLA DAY project in Brussels, the office of the Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Christian Vinegin, announced. The students will t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1625

EU Announces Young Translation Contest Winners

The names of the 27 winners of the "Young Translators" contest, held by the European Commission, were announced in Brussels by the EC and the European Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard Orban. "I'm pleased to see that schools across Europe have em

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1929

EU to Ban Chemical Used in Leather Goods

European Union countries have voted to ban the sale of leather goods that use the biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF), which has caused severe allergic reactions in hundreds of consumers. Leather sofas, shoes and other products that are already on the market

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1923

EC Calls on Bulgarian Regulator to Reduce Mobile Rates

The European Commission (EC) calls on the Bulgarian telecoms regulator, the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), to take action to further reduce mobile termination rates that operators charge to connect the call of another operator's customer, a l

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1324

EC Pledges EUR 16 M for Cross Border Programs between Bulgaria, Macedonia,Turkey

The European Commission (EC) approved in December 2007 the Cross-border Co-operation Programs between Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and between Bulgaria and Turkey. Thursday, the EC announced that Community funding for t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

EC Sends Bulgaria Final Warning over Industrial Permits

Bulgaria is to receive a final written warning from the European Commission (EC) over the country's failure to issue complex permits for some of its operating industrial installations, the EC press center informs. The European Commission had to take infr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1338

EC Boost for Bulgaria-Greece Gas Funding

The European Commission announced Wednesday its approval of the energy project, that will give Bulgaria and Greece EUR 20 M for a gas connection between Haskovo in Bulgaria and Komotini in Greece. This is the first project on Bulgarian soil that has been

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1514

EC Proposes Review of VAT Rules on Invoicing

The European Commission has announced they are proposing a review of the VAT rules on invoicing with a view to reduce burdens on business and to help EU members tackle fraud. On Wednesday the EC adopted a proposal to change the VAT Directive 2006/112/EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

France Ambassador: Restart of Shut Nuclear Reactors Hardly Possible

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria, Etienne de Poncins, said on Wednesday it was very unlikely that Bulgaria's request for the restarting of the shut reactors 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Plant would be successful.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgaria Officially Alarms EC about Continuing Blockade at Greek Border

Bulgaria has sent letters to two directorates of the European Commission (EC) to inform them about the situation at the border between Greece and Bulgaria and to request urgent measures on the Commission's part. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry reports tha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1466

Czech PM: Some EU Member States Not Concerned with "Nabucco"

Big European countries fail to show adequate interest in the "Nabucco" gas line project, the Czech Prime Minister Miker Topolanek stated Monday during a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Sergey Stanishev. "These countries have their own resources an

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Polish Foreign Minister: NATO Suffers from Enlargement Fatigue

NATO is suffering enlargement fatigue, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said in an interview for the British Daily Telegraph. Sikorski, who is a leading contender to become NATO's secretary-general when the Alliance selects a new chief in April,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1966

Bulgaria Asks EU for Help over Border Blockade by Greek Farmers

Some 270 trucks are stuck for seven days in a row at the Kulata checkpoint on the Bulgarian side of the border with Greece, as thousands of Greek farmers are still blockading the major roads in protest.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgaria PM: Europe Should Not See Reactivation of NPP Units as Defiance

Bulgaria is still not ready with the letter to Brussels to insist on the reactivation of Units 3 and 4 of the "Kozloduy" Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev informed Sunday. Stanishev spoke during his official visit i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1797

EU Lawyers Hope Brussels Would Help Them Get Equal Rights in Bulgaria

Several European law firms, who filed a formal complaint against Bulgaria with the European Commission in November, are expecting that the Brussels institutions would start legal action on their claims by the end of January, the UK newspaper The Evening S

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1304

EC Puts Europe's Supercomputers on Path to Sustainable Energy

Cooperation between researchers into a potentially massive new source of sustainable energy and European supercomputers promises to speed up work that could supply the energy needs of the planet.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1329

Slovakia Gives up on Restarting Nuclear Reactor

After its supplies of Russian natural gas have been restored, Slovakia has given up on its efforts to restart the nuclear reactor at the Jaslovke Bohunice power plant, the BGNES news agency reported Friday citing the Slovak Ministry of Economy.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Vigenin Meets Turkey President Erdogan over Nabucco

The Bulgarian member of the European Parliament Kristian Vigenin was part of an official delegation of the Party of European Socialists which met Thursday with Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan over the Nabucco gas transit pipeline.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1571

Budapest to Host Nabucco Summit

Hungary is to host a summit on January? 27 to discuss the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline, planned to carry gas from Central Asia to Europe. Representatives from the European Union, Caspian Sea gas producing countries and gas transit states will

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2059

EC: Europe Needs to Intensify Cancer Screening

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union, the EC said, confirming commitment to ensure proper screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in the bloc. Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer accounts for 32% of cancer

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306
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