Tag: Bulgaria

#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

| January 6, 2019

Katya Mateva started work in the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice in 2005. In 2012, when she rose to the level of director of the Council for Citizenship, there was a change of government. The new parliament decided to carry out an investigation into the granting of Bulgarian citizenship over the previous 10 years – a […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

#Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun UN migration pact

| November 14, 2018

Bulgaria has joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide,  writes Angel Krasimirov. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. […]

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#RailwaySafety – Commission refers #Bulgaria to #CourtOfJustice for failure to transpose and comply with EU rules

#RailwaySafety – Commission refers #Bulgaria to #CourtOfJustice for failure to transpose and comply with EU rules

| November 12, 2018

The Commission has decided to refer Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to correctly transpose and implement EU legislation on railway safety (Directive 2004/49/EC). The Directive requires member states to establish an investigating body which is independent in its organization, legal structure and decision-making from any railway undertaking, infrastructure manager, […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves public support for natural gas interconnector between #Greece and #Bulgaria

#StateAid – Commission approves public support for natural gas interconnector between #Greece and #Bulgaria

| November 12, 2018

The European Commission has found Bulgarian and Greek plans to support the construction and operation of a natural gas interconnector to be in line with EU state aid rules. The project will contribute to the security and diversification of EU energy supplies without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: […]

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MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

| November 6, 2018

EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, the Civil Liberties Committee has urged. MEPs reiterated on Monday (5 November) their call on EU ministers to take a swift and affirmative decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members to the Schengen area. […]

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