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Bulgaria: Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020: citizens’ visions for reform and development of Bulgaria in the EU (September 2011 – March 2012) – a project financed by the Open Society Institute – Bulgaria. The project aims to raise the public awareness and to encourage the civil debate about Bulgaria’s strategic goals for development and its commitments as EU member state. In this subject euinside will be informing you about the main positions Bulgaria will prepare on some of the key European policies and guidelines for development. As we think that it is of utmost importance these issues and positions to be broadly discussed, we intend to involve the most active representatives of the civil society in Bulgaria in the debate.

This website has been selected to be supported in the framework of a competition aimed at boosting media pluralism, funded by the Open Society Institute - Sofia. The Open Society Institute - Sofia is not responsible for the published on this website materials and its content in no way should be assumed as being an official position of the institute.

8 January 2013 09:40 Bulgaria Dooms Itself to Permanent Poverty

There is a risk Bulgaria's economy to lock itself in a regime of low growth which will make it difficult to service its debt, concluded in the end of 2012 the European Commission in its Alert Mechanism Report on macro-economic imbalances, of which Bulgaria together with another 13 EU member stat ...

30 March 2012 17:11 Why Should the EU be Studied at School?

With this question I tried to provoke teachers from secondary schools in Bulgaria, gathered for a seminar in the EU Information Centre in Sofia. The event was organised by the Information Office of the European Parliament in Bulgaria and aimed Bulgarian MEPs to acquaint teachers with the current ...

29 March 2012 16:11 Hello, Is This the Bulgarian Position? No, You Got the Wrong Number

Is there a change in the Bulgarian position on a financial transaction tax (FTT)? And if so, why was the change needed and what is its direction? Not for the first time euinside is asking these questions, but once again their answer is not particularly clear, moreover, as it turned out, not only ...

21 March 2012 10:05 Bulgaria 2020 – Searching for a New Economic Engine

euinside`s analysis, dedicated to education as a priority in the strategic framework of the National Programme for development "Bulgaria 2020", reveals that quality education is the crucial factor for development of high added value economy and for increase of competitiveness. Let's see, however ...

12 March 2012 10:51 Watch Schengen, Think About the CVM

At their last meeting (8 March 2012) the EU interior ministers discussed the guidelines to strengthen the political governance of the Schengen area. In September, 2011 the European Commission presented a communication on the issue, where it committed to verify compliance with Schengen legislatio ...

4 April 2012 10:31 Parallel Bulgaria

The parallel Bulgaria is not the country of "statistical average" that unalterably occupies the bottom places in European rankings for standard and quality of living. It is also not the country of the politicians and oligarchs that the government affiliated media obligingly strive to bring close ...

30 March 2012 14:27 New Member States and the EU 2014-2020 Budget

Preserving the amount of the Cohesion policy and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the absolute priority for the new EU member states in the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 of the Union. This has once again become clear at the conference "Bulgaria a ...

26 March 2012 08:02 Negotiations on the EU budget 2014-2020 Enter a Decisive Stage

The EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 and the Bulgarian perspectives will be discussed at a conference in Sofia on 27 March 2012, organised by the Economic Policy Institute. The main issues to be discussed are the proposal for a financial transaction tax, the change of the syste ...

20 March 2012 17:11 Education Is the Key for Implementation of "Bulgaria 2020" Strategy

The draft programme for national development "Bulgaria 2020" can be described briefly like this: a lot of 'what' and a little of 'how'. The good news is that the draft objectively presents the real challenges facing the country, and its goals are quite logical national priorities, reflecting the ...

6 March 2012 11:34 Schengen - The Denouement is Yet to Be Seen

Another episode of Bulgaria`s and Romania`s Schengen saga did not bring the long-awaited denouement, but produced a very important question. Maybe this will be at the heart of the intrigue, but for now the playwrights keep silence. In fact, the Schengen issue appeared quite unexpectedly on the a ...

 
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#EUCO This afternoon, in Brussels, will begin the last EU summit this year. It will be the first that will work on Donald Tusk's Leaders' Agenda (details in the link below). In his agenda two topics are planned for the December European Council - migration and the future of the EMU. Both have already created strong tensions between Tusk and the Commission after the European Council president came up with documents of his own, which are much more reduced than those of the Commission, and reactions in the building across the street were furious. The leaders will mark the launch by 25 member states of PESCO at a special ceremony today. Leaders will be joined by NATO secretary general to discuss EU-NATO cooperation. Leaders are also expected to extend sanctions against Russia after hearing a report by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Progress on the Brexit negotiations will be discussed on Friday. This is one of the toxic issues on the agenda. On Friday will take place also the expanded euro area summit, which is open for non-euro countries as well. Stay tuned for details and live updates throughout the day and tomorrow! euinsi.de/0Dcy
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Adelina Marini #EUCO Juncker: I'm sure Avramopoulos's words are a misunderstanding and we should not pay so much attention
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During a hearing at the economic committee of EP #Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem paid tribute to #Greece for the impressive implementation of the 3rd bailout programme
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Adelina Marini #Eurogroup Dijsselbloem: I remember when #Germany as the sick man of Europe but they did significant reforms. I'd tell the Germans that this impact won't last forever
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#EMU The @EU_Commission will present today the long-awaited plans on the deepening of integration in the euro area. Stay tuned for live updates!
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Adelina Marini #EMU Moscovici: The proposal which non-euro area countries will not be able to refuse is not of the type as in the movie "The Godfather"
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