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EC Promote Patient Safety in Europe

Each year in the EU, between 8% and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals suffer harm from the healthcare they receive, which has made the EC to adopt a proposal with specific actions that Member States could take to improve the safety of patients.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1155

Bulgaria with First Contracts under EU's Environment Operational Program

Bulgaria's Environment Minister Dzhevdet Chakurov and the mayors of several Bulgarian cities and towns signed Monday the first contracts under EU's Environment Operational Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2471

European Emergency Number 112 Already Works in All EU Member States

People can now reach emergency services from anywhere in the EU, simply by dialling 112, the single European emergency number.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2089

EC to Hold Conference on School Fruit Scheme

The European Commission is holding a conference on the EU-wide School Fruit Scheme on the 15-16 December to discuss issues related to providing healthy food to school children. "The people taking part in the conference have a wealth of ideas about how to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2284

MEP Van Orden: Bulgaria Should Not Be Surprised at EU Sanctions

Bulgaria's government should not be surprised by the blocking of EU funds as they had been warned before about violations. This statement was made Friday by the Conservative Member of the European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden, who used to report on Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1885

22% of Bulgarians Feel They Belong to Europe

22% of Bulgarians feel that they are Europeans, according to a sociology poll conducted by the ACCAM Agency for sociological research. The data from the poll titled "Society Trends at the End of Bulgaria's Second Year as an EU Member," was presented on T

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1798

EC: Member States Violate Movement Rights

The European Commission declared that Member States fail to fully apply Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of EU citizens to move and reside freely within the territory of the bloc, and thus greatly impair citizens' rights. Expressing disappointment, the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

EC to Recover EUR 528.5 M of Farm Spending

A total of EUR 528.5 million of EU farm money unduly spent by Member States will be claimed back as a result of a decision adopted by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgaria PM Participates in European Council Session

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev left for Brussels on Thursday to participate in the regularly scheduled session of the European Council. Measures to increase stability and control over financial markets and revisions of the international fi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1358

EC Proposes EUR 5 B Funding for Energy, Broadband Projects

The European Commission proposed Wednesday to revise the EU financial framework to source the EUR 5 billion required by the Economic Recovery Plan for trans-European energy interconnections and broadband infrastructure investment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister: We Need Convictions in Significant Cases

Bulgarian Minister for the EU Affairs, Gergana Grancharova, have said the insufficient number of convictions in high-profile cases is a major obstacle for the legal system to meet the requirements of the European Commission. Grancharova also said the EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1553

President Klaus Predicts Stalled EU Reforms during 2009 Czech Presidency

The President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus said Wednesday he did not think the cumbersome procedures in the EU would be changed during his country's Presidency of the Council in January-June of 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1347

Producers, Consumers in Bulgaria Open 2nd "Safe Christmas!" Campaign

Goods' producers, importers and representatives of consumer organizations in Bulgaria signed Tuesday a pact within the initiative "Safe Christmas! Be careful what you buy," launched under the patronage of the EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The campaign

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1330

EC to Probe Bulgaria's PHARE Projects in January

A technical mission with the European Commission is to probe the projects developed under PHARE program in Bulgaria in January 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced Monday. "The check aims at releasing the EU funds payment on all of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1416

EU Hosts Bulgaria-Ireland Schools Video Link

In the beginning of December, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the Representation in Bulgaria, organised a video link-up between a school class in Ireland and one in Bulgaria. The event was reported on the official E

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1630

EC: Contaminated Irish Meat Has Not Been Imported to Bulgaria

Dioxin contaminated meat from Ireland has not been imported to Bulgaria, the European Commission reported on Monday. The information was announced before the Darik radio by the EC Health Commissioner spokesperson Nina Popodoulaki.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1620

European Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria-EC Dialogue Is Ongoing

"The dialogue between Bulgarian and the European Commission (EC) is ongoing," Bulgaria's European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva stated on Monday. Kuneva spoke at a special press conference held at the European Union (EU) info center

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1387

Enlargement Head Assesses Positively Bulgaria's Efforts on EU Funds Absorption

EU's Director-General for Enlargement Michael Leigh assessed positively Monday the efforts of the Bulgarian government to tackle the country's problems with the absorption of EU money.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1359

ERRIN Head: EU Funds Should Be Redesigned over Bulgaria's Issues

The Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) Claus Schultz has stated in the Euractiv blog that EU funds were ending up in the hands of the Bulgarian mafia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Dutch Ambassador to Sofia to Address National Meeting of Roma Organizations

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bulgaria, Willem van Ee, is to address Tuesday a national meeting of Roma organisations entitled "Strategies for a Common Future."

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgaria FM Discusses EU Economic Stimulus Plan in Brussels

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to pay a visit to Brussels to participate in the discussion of the EUR 200 B economic stimulus plan proposed last week by the EC. Finance ministers from the 15 nations sharing the euro were to discuss their con

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2146
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