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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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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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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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