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September 16, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union speech to the European Parliament on September 16. These are the key points. The response to […]

Bulgaria ‘VAT gap’ shrank in 2018 – European Commission

September 10, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s “VAT gap”, the difference between expected value-added tax revenue and the amount actually collected, was 614 million euro in 201 ...

European Commission refers Bulgaria to ECJ over marine environment protection

July 2, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on July 2 that it has decided to refer Bulgaria to the EU Court of Justice over late reporting under the Marine Strategy ...

Covid-19: European Commission approves 200M leva Bulgarian state aid scheme

June 29, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on June 29 that it has approved a Bulgarian state aid scheme, estimated to at 200 million leva or about 102 million euro, ...

  • Bulgarian appointed to head EU maritime affairs directorate
    May 20, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on May 20 that it had decided to appoint Bulgarian national Charlina Vitcheva as Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Vitcheva has been Deputy Director-General of […]

  • EC closes two infringement procedures against Bulgaria
    April 2, 2020, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on April 2 that it was closing two infringement proceedings against Bulgaria after the country brought its national laws in line with EU rules on passenger […]

  • The makings of a ‘geopolitical’ European Commission
    November 29, 2019, by Mark Leonard of the ECFR

    On December 1, Ursula von der Leyen will finally take office as president of the European Commission. She has promised to lead a commission that will avoid a scenario in […]

  • EC advances two infringement proceedings against Bulgaria
    November 28, 2019, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on November 28 that it was taking further action in two existing infringement proceedings against Bulgaria, both pertaining to EU internal market regulations. On public procurement […]