Tag: Bulgaria

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

| May 28, 2020

EU in action: medical equipment from RescEU reserve being delivered to Spain in May 2020. ©EU/A.P.E.  In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58%) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis. Conducted at the end of April 2020, nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want […]

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#Anti-Corruption Front of #Bulgaria investigates financial abuse by Bulgarian MEPs

#Anti-Corruption Front of #Bulgaria investigates financial abuse by Bulgarian MEPs

| May 21, 2020

The Bulgarian investigation organisation “Anti-Corruption Front” announces its investigation into financial misuse of European funds by Bulgarian MEPs. In the form of a documentary we present recordings from a hidden camera, documents and facts about the illegal spending of the budgets by MEPs Elena Yoncheva and Ivo Hristov of funds intended for local assistants and […]

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Commission approves €88 million Bulgarian scheme to support micro and small companies affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €88 million Bulgarian scheme to support micro and small companies affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| May 15, 2020

The European Commission has approved an €88 million (approximately BGN 173m) scheme to support the Bulgarian micro and small companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The support measures available […]

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Commission approves €255 million Bulgarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €255 million Bulgarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 15, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Bulgarian BGN 500 million (€255 million) public guarantee scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus outbreak (Intermediated SME Loan Guarantee Programme). The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 […]

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Four more member states join initiative to explore #QuantumCommunication for Europe

Four more member states join initiative to explore #QuantumCommunication for Europe

| March 2, 2020

On 27 February in Brussels, four EU member states, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark and Romania, signed the quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) declaration of cooperation, which was originally launched at the Digital Assembly in June 2019. This development, along with Czechia’s signature last month, brings the number of countries that have already joined the initiative up to 24. Supported […]

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Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under #CVM

Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under #CVM

| October 23, 2019

The European Commission has adopted its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform, the fight against corruption and tackling organized crime, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). The report looks at the progress made over the past year to meet the final 17 recommendations […]

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EU diplomacy with #Turkey for the Kurdish crisis should seek #Bulgaria diplomatic channel 

EU diplomacy with #Turkey for the Kurdish crisis should seek #Bulgaria diplomatic channel 

| October 23, 2019

If the EU wants to be heard by Turkey in the current crisis with the Kurds in Syria, the EU will be smart to work through the diplomatic channel that the Bulgarian government and its Prime Minister Boyko Borissov have established with Turkish President Erdogan, writes Iveta Chernev. Last week, the Turkish President told the […]

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