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Financial Perspectives of the EU 2007-2013

Financial Perspectives of the EU are actually the budget of the Union which could be also called programme budget because it is planned for a period of 7 years with strictly determined guidelines. Usually negotiating the sum of the budget, which is a percentage of the Gross net income of member states as contributions and engagements, is always a subject of serious disputes because of the numerous interests around it. In this subject you can find different aspects of the discussions that took part during the negotiations of the financial perspectives in 2005.

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 ...

15 December 2009 16:01 France is again looking for ways to keep its large share of agriculture subsidies in the EU

A group of 22 EU member states has called for a new "ambitious" agriculture policy of the EU to respond to the growing global challenges for food and climate, the EurActiv reports, quoting the official statement of the Group. The meeting of the 22 was organised by France which receives the large ...

7 September 2009 08:58 First session of the new EU Funds Management Council of Bulgaria

The first session of the newly formed EU Funds Management Council (EUFMC) of Bulgaria will be held today with the participation of the Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov. All ministers whose ministries have anything to do with the absorption of the EU funds will take part in the meeting to g ...

25 August 2009 09:02 Bulgaria has a serious problem with the EU funds

The new deputy foreign minister who will be responsible for the European affairs, Krasimir Kostov, confirmed for the media that on 4 EU programmes the European Commission has remarks and, therefore, the the compliance assessments will be returned for revision. The programmes in question are "Tra ...

4 June 2009 08:22 IME: Farmers' subsidies harm agriculture

For the last 6 years the farmers in Bulgaria have used tax reliefs for 779 mn. levs (399 mn euro) in the form of no taxes over their income, the tax over the profit is ceded in 60 % and the paid excise duty over the fuels is being returned. In the meantime, in spite of the enormous assistance, a ...

18 December 2009 11:36 The European Parliament approved EU's budget for 2010

The European Parliament has approved on Thursday the budget of the EU for 2010 which is going to be 141.453 bn euro in commitments and 122.937 bn euro in payments. This means that, according to the approved financial framework the EU will be able to make financial commitments throughout the year ...

8 September 2009 11:57 The government is going to Brussels fully prepared

The high level Bulgarian delegation that will visit Brussels on the 9th of September, led by the prime minister Boyko Borisov will present a concrete action plan and a mechanism for control of EU funds. Beside this the delegation, in which all ministers that manage operational programmes will ta ...

1 September 2009 15:47 Bulgaria will either absorb EU funds or not

The Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria has developed 2 scenarios in its mid-term fiscal framework for the period 2010-2013, for the effects of the EU funds on the economy and the budget of the country. The first scenario is developed on the assumption that "no money from EU will enter the Bulgarian ...

26 June 2009 13:22 No money is blocked on SAPARD, claims the Ministry of Finance

The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance and the European Commission's representation in Bulgaria made two separate clarifications regarding the money that are to be delayed on the pre-accession agriculture programme SAPARD. These clarifications were made after the media in Bulgaria published quotes fr ...

31 May 2009 18:36 0.42% is the absorbed money by Bulgaria for agriculture from the EU

During a meeting with farmers in Burgas, the European commissioner for consumers Meglena Kuneva who is now leading the list of candidates of the NDSV (National Movement for stability and progress) and former minister of European integration of Bulgaria said that Bulgaria has absorbed only 0.42% ...

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The European Commission has presented the long-awaited proposal for a euro area-wide deposit insurance scheme. Details here euinsi.de/syoB
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Adelina Marini
#Eurogroup Jeroen #Dijsselbloem: #Portugal should have long ago presented its draft budgetary plan for 2016. They are quite late
23 November 2015 14:56
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #Dijsselbloem: Security of citizens comes first but #France raised defense spending last year which didn't fit the budget framework. But again, security comes first for now
23 November 2015 19:32
Adelina Marini
#JHA The ministers of justice and home affairs of the EU are gathering together for an extraordinary meeting in Brussels today because of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. The talks will focus on several issues: passengers name records, traffic of firearms, strengthening control at external borders, terrorist funding. The ministers are also expected to discuss enhancing control on Schengen borders which means stronger border control for EU citizens as well. The meeting will attend Claude Moraes, chairman of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (S&D, UK). He will insist the member states to agree on a joint response to terrorism through cooperation and exchange of intelligence
20 November 2015 08:51
Adelina Marini #JHA Etienne Schneider: The new from this Council is that the check on whether the member states are sticking to their commitments is entrusted to the European Parliament as well
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