Tag: Bulgaria

#AviationTax – Netherlands and eight other EU countries are calling for a European aviation tax

#AviationTax – Netherlands and eight other EU countries are calling for a European aviation tax

| November 8, 2019

Compared with other forms of transportation, flying is currently undertaxed and underpriced, even though air travel is the source of around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. That is why the Netherlands, together with 8 other EU countries, is calling on the new European Commission to come up with a proposal for some form of aviation […]

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#Macron to apologize to #Bulgaria for sake of French national security

#Macron to apologize to #Bulgaria for sake of French national security

| November 8, 2019

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) just caused a diplomatic scandal with his remarks in a French far-right magazine that he preferred legal African migrants to the illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian gangs. What is ironic is that Macron did not even realize that with this comment he was putting in jeopardy French national security, writes Iveta […]

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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 Cherneva. Last week, the Turkish President told the […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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Vice President #Katainen in #Bulgaria for a #CitizensDialogue

Vice President #Katainen in #Bulgaria for a #CitizensDialogue

| October 7, 2019

Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured) will be in Sofia, Bulgaria today (7 October) and tomorrow to attend a Citizens’ Dialogue on the theme ‘What Europe Do We Want? – The EU’s New Priorities’. He will meet Education and Science Minister Krasimir Valchev and he will participate in the event ‘Competitiveness 2030: Key competences for success’, […]

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European Parliament hearing of Commissioner Designate Mariya Gabriel demonstrates international partnerships will be key component of future EU research programmes

European Parliament hearing of Commissioner Designate Mariya Gabriel demonstrates international partnerships will be key component of future EU research programmes

| October 1, 2019

The European Parliament hearing last night (30 September) of Commissioner Designate Mariya Gabriel was both highly impressive and exciting. Mariya Gabriel will have responsibility for the smooth running of Horizon Europe during the financial period 2021-2027. This is the flagship instrument that the EU will be using to promote research, innovation and science policies across […]

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