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09-12-2010 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The key to a quick and sustainable recovery is the implementation, at national level, of structural Government reforms
aimed at Eurozone membership.
In her introduction of the workshop, Iliana Ivanova MEP, Vice-Chairwomen of the CRIS Committee stressed how important
it is to have this debate now, in relation to the new Economic Governance Package and the roles of Member...
14-09-2010 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The participants of the first informal meeting (12 September) in the European Parliament, with six EU Foreign
Ministers from Central Europe, agreed on overall cooperation including most specifically the Eastern Partnership, energy
security, the Western Balkans and the European External Action Service. They agreed to mutually support the Central
European candidates to obtain...
17-01-2010 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
"The confirmation by the Commission of the total absence of any defect in respect of the Bulgarian
Commissioner-designate calls for the immediate and public apology from those who have unjustly maligned her," said
Joseph Daul, Chairman of the EPP Group. "I am waiting to see these apologies".
The Chairman of the Europe ’s main political force is not surprised at the...
21-10-2009 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The Bulgarian Prime Minister's comments on banning the country's main opposition Socialist Party sparked
outrage at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. The S&D Group called on Bulgaria to respect difference of
opinion and defend political pluralism.
Bulgarian Socialist MEPs sent an open letter to leaders of the EP's main political groups, quoting the...
30-09-2009 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The President of the European People's Party (EPP), Wilfried Martens, expressed today EPP's wish for a more
political Commission and his expectation that the EPP heads of state and government will do their part when they propose
"Considering the growing challenges in European societies, it is important that Europe become's more political and
14-05-2009 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
A Danish Euro MP whose party is in government today provoked outrage over a claim that people from the Balkans are
less intelligent than Northern Europeans and should not be allowed to influence EU decisions.
The remarks by Mogens Camre, deputy leader of the Europe of the Nations group in the European Parliament, whose
People's Party is in the Danish coalition, are...
05-05-2009 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
Zuzana Roithová MEP, together with the Commissioners Reding and Kuneva, today launched the internet website
eYouGuide which aims to inform internet users about their rights on the internet. Czech MEP Zuzana Roithová
welcomes the step taken by
the Commission as it will increase the confidence of internet users in eCommerce. The step is one of the 60 proposals
13-01-2009 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
Today, the European Parliament approved an own-initiative report on the transposition, implementation and enforcement of
Directive 2005/29/ЕC on unfair commercial practices in the internal market, and Directive 2006/114/Е on comparative
and misleading advertising.
"Unfair commercial practices are a serious challenge for consumer confidence in the internal market. The key to...
29-08-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
On 18th August a statement was made by the deputy Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine, Andriy Kyslynskiy,
accusing Ukraine?s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of ties with the Russian leadership, citing in evidence her lack of
support for Georgia during the recent conflict with Russia. He further alleged that Ukraine`s Prime Minister was
cooperating with Russia in order...
15-07-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The European Parliament's Bureau approved the last part of the implementing measures for the Statute for MEPs.
This part concerned "assistance from personal staff". The adoption of the implementing rules clears a vexed issue ahead
of next European elections in 2009.
Speaking after the meeting, Diana WALLIS (UK, Lib Dem), European Parliament Bureau member and one of the...
23-05-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
Volume 4 of the tri-lingual International PEN Women Writers' anthology ‘Our Voice' is now available. It
is the first time that a member of the European Parliament has contributed to it by writing in English one of the
stories. The member is the Bulgarian MEP Mariela Baeva - ALDE . We hope that in the European year of Intercultural
Dialogue this anthology will...
14-05-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The EPP-ED Group is extremely concerned about the financial loss caused by 'missing-trader' or so-called
'carousel' transactions, a scheme common to VAT fraud. A distressingly high amount of public money, estimated
at 100 billion euro annually, is lost due to VAT evasion, avoidance and fraud across the EU. Large scale value added
tax evasion and fraud distort...
12-05-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
Serbs gave strong backing yesterday in parliamentary elections to the pro-European strategy of the outgoing government
and President Boris Tadic. Although the Tadic bloc did not win an absolute majority, it emerged as a clear victor in the
national poll. Graham Watson, leader of the pro-European ALDE group in the European Parliament said:...
||30-04-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
Commenting on the signing of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Serbia on April 29,
Jelko Kacin MEP (LDS, Slovenia) and EP rapporteur on Serbia welcomed the EU's flexible approach towards the
challenges of stabilising the countries of the Western Balkans, ALDE reported.
24-04-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
During the EP plenary session in Strasbourg the head of the Bulgarian Socialist Delegation in the EP - Atanas Paparizov,
informed the Group of the Party of European Socialists (PES) about the proposals for changes in the Bulgarian
At the meeting of the PES Group Paparizov gave an overview before the Socialist MEPs on the motives of the Prime
17-04-2008 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The opening of the “Cyrillic alphabet” exhibition in the European Parliament (EP) aroused great interest.
It was presented on the initiative of the Bulgarian MEP Atanas Paparizov and the Delegation of Bulgarian Socialists in
The opening of the exhibition was preceded by a lecture and discussion led by professor Aksinia Jurova – special
guest of the...
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06-07-2007 • European Parliament 2007 / EP News
The EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament has appointed Elmar Brok MEP as its member for the intergovernmental
conference which will work out the details of the EU reform treaty.
"Elmar Brok has played a key role in the development of European basic treaties and we are confident that he will be
able to ensure that the IGC completes its task to the benefit of all...