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Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

Commission reports on progress in #Bulgaria under Co-operation and Verification Mechanism

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission issued on 15 November its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up when the country joined the European Union in 2007. The report looks concretely at the progress […]

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#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

#EIB agrees €9.2 billion new financing including EFSI backed investment for climate action, broadband and business

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meeting in Luxembourg on 14 November, the board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of €9.2 billion of new financing for 38 projects in 16 European Union countries and around the world in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes support for transformational investment to harness onshore and offshore wind energy, expand high-speed […]

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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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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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