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Bulgaria’s Borissov says he hopes for deal in #EUTopJobs summit fight

Bulgaria’s Borissov says he hopes for deal in #EUTopJobs summit fight

| July 2, 2019

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov (pictured) said disagreement over the EU’s top jobs had pitted nations against each other but that he hoped that EU leaders would find a way to unite behind a deal at a third day of talks on Tuesday (2 July), writes Tsvetelia Tsolova. Borissov said that Eastern Europe countries had born […]

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Commissioner Gabriel participates in #Webit.Festival Europe 2019 in Sofia

Commissioner Gabriel participates in #Webit.Festival Europe 2019 in Sofia

| May 14, 2019

Today (14 May), Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (pictured) is in Sofia, Bulgaria, to participate in Webit.Festival, Europe’s innovation and technology flagship forum. She will make an opening keynote speech about the future of Europe, in which she will insist on the need to support and protect people and businesses online and discuss European values of […]

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#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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#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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Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

Commission disburses aid to #Greece, #Poland, #Lithuania and #Bulgaria following natural disasters

| October 19, 2018

Four member states hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria – will shortly receive a total amount of €34 million of aid from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), following approval of the Commission’s proposal by Parliament and Council. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu (pictured) said: “We had promised not to […]

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