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#Bulgaria nominates MEP Gabriel as new EU commissioner

#Bulgaria nominates MEP Gabriel as new EU commissioner

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (pictured) on Wednesday (10 May) nominated European Parliament deputy Maria Gabriel, a member of his centre-right GERB party, to become the country’s new European commissioner, writes Angel Krasimirov. She will replace Kristalina Georgieva, who became chief executive officer of the World Bank at the start of the year. “Thanks to her […]

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Five member states progress towards full #visa reciprocity with the United States

Yesterday, Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos met with government officials from five EU member states that aren’t allowed Visa-free travel in the Unites States.   The countries, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland and Cyprus allow US citizens to travel due to their participation in the Schengen zone. They are seeking fair and equal treatment for their citizens visiting […]

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#Romania and #Bulgaria fail to get #CVM lifted

#Romania and #Bulgaria fail to get #CVM lifted

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission released reports this week on the progress of Romania and Bulgaria in tackling corruption. The CVM (Co-operation and Verification Mechanism) reports found that neither country has fulfilled requirements to have the CVM lifted. In the case of Bulgaria, the report found that the country’s efforts against graft “are fragmented and largely ineffective”. […]

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#Bulgaria PM to quit after setback in presidential poll

#Bulgaria PM to quit after setback in presidential poll

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said he will resign after his party’s candidate was defeated in presidential elections. Mr Borisov had backed the centre-right speaker of parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, who got only 35% in Sunday’s run-off vote, according to exit polls. A political outsider, the former commander of the country’s Air Force Rumen Radev, […]

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Media freedom under threat in #Bulgaria

Media freedom under threat in #Bulgaria

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The presidential elections in the poorest EU member state remain on the periphery of European media attention. These elections, however, are indicative of the state of a shattered Bulgarian political system that has nothing in common with the political alignment or representation of parties in the European Parliament, writes Nikolay Barekov MEP. After the elections, the […]

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#Bulgaria is sinking claims MEP

#Bulgaria is sinking claims MEP

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not everyone is pleased at Vice President Kristalina Georgieva’s decision to resign from her post as member of the European Commission to take up a new responsibility, as of 2 January 2017, as Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank. Bulgarian MEP Nikolay Barekov told EU Reporter “The German interests and the doddering foreign policy […]

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EU leaders urged to take a firm stance on #Russia, trade deals and #Brexit talks

EU leaders urged to take a firm stance on #Russia, trade deals and #Brexit talks

Action to stop massacres in Syria, implement migration policies and border controls, and ensure a balanced approach to trade deals while defending EU industry are the key challenges that EU heads of state or government should tackle at their 20-21 October meeting in Brussels, said Parliament’s political group leaders in a debate with the Slovak […]

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