MEPs and Commission headed for showdown over international phone call rates in the EU

By |april 20th, 2018|Bulgaria presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, Dita Charanzová, international calls, News, telecoms regulatory framework|

The European Parliament is holding its ground on its controversial proposal to lower the costs of international phone calls within the EU, one week before a make-or-break round of negotiations on a sweeping telecoms bill.

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The EU should take a clear stand against anti-Roma hatred in Bulgaria

By |april 12th, 2018|anti-discrimination, Bulgaria, Bulgaria presidency, News, Roma, Roma inclusion, Roma issues|

As Roma week 2018 comes to a close, Violeta Naydenova calls on the member governments and the Commission to use their influence to persuade the Bulgarian Presidency to increase their efforts against anti-Roma hatred in Bulgaria.

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Is Pirin a ‘paper park’? Holding Bulgaria to account for breaking EU nature laws

By |april 5th, 2018|Bulgaria, Bulgaria presidency, News, Pirin, UNESCO, world heritage sites, WWF|

Pirin national park has become an example of the Bulgarian government's unwillingness to establish the rule of law. When all eyes in Europe are on Bulgaria because of its Presidency of the EU Council, we need to see a strong message from the EU, writes...

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EU split over expansion into Western Balkans

By |februar 16th, 2018|Bulgaria presidency, enlargement, EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, Western Balkans|

European Union foreign ministers disagreed on Thursday (15 February) over a proposal by the bloc's executive to push for expansion into the Western Balkans, a region still scarred by ethnic wars fought in the 1990s and dogged by a reputation for lawles...

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Sofia to ban horse-drawn carts for EU presidency

By |december 22nd, 2017|Bulgaria presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, News|

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is drafting plans to rid the common sight of creaking horse-drawn carts from its streets in an effort to brush up its image for the country’s EU presidency from January. “The carts pose a serious risk for road accidents, they litter and, above all, no European capital allows them, apart for attraction […]

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Bulgaria makes telecoms overhaul a focus during Council presidency

By |december 13th, 2017|Bulgaria, Bulgaria presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, Digital Single Market, Estonian Presidency, News, Radio spectrum, telecoms regulatory framework|

Bulgaria will focus its attention on speeding up negotiations on a major telecoms bill when it takes over the six-month, rotating presidency of the Council of ministers in January.

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Commission to review funds for anti-Roma discrimination

By |avgust 30th, 2017|Bulgaria presidency, Italy, News, Roma, Roma inclusion, Roma issues, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission will "brutally" review whether EU funding for anti-discrimination programmes is wasted, as part of its renewed efforts to make sure a new strategy for protecting Roma populations after 2020 actually works.

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Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency: Cohesion will be one of our priorities

By |junij 28th, 2017|Bulgaria, Bulgaria presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, EU cohesion policy, Lilyana Pavlova, Migration, News, Western Balkans|

Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the EU from 1 January 2018. Lilyana Pavlova, the minister for the Bulgarian Presidency, told EURACTIV.com about its priorities, which include security and migration, the Western Balkans and the future ...

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