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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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