News in the category "European Community"

The EP will Call Again for the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen

The EP will Call Again for the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen
07.12.2018 / 14:57

The European Parliament will adopt a new resolution next week, calling on Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to Schengen as soon as possible. This was announced by the EP after the draft agenda of the last MEP session in Strasbourg last year, reports Darik.


The resolution is non-legislative...

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Improved access to financial information to curb serious crime

European Parliament
05.12.2018 / 15:22

Easier access to information on suspicious bank accounts

Stricter deadlines for authorities to exchange information

Financial information key to fight terrorism and organised crime

New rules improving law enforcement authorities’ access to financial information to investigate serious crimes or...

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New EU short-stay visas: more advantages for legitimate travellers

European Parliament
04.12.2018 / 16:05

Visa fee raised from 60 to 80 euros, with exceptions

Visa applications possible nine months ahead of the trip, instead of six

No need to buy medical insurance any more

Incentives for non-EU countries cooperating on readmitting irregular migrants

Simpler procedures for legitimate travellers and...

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Better ID card security to curb document fraud

European Parliament
04.12.2018 / 16:04

Common minimum security standards for ID documents across the EU

Applies only to member states already issuing ID cards

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs agreed on common security features for EU identity documents to reduce identity fraud.


Ensuring that identity documents are tamper- and...

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EU Calls an End to Geoblocking For Online Shoppers
03.12.2018 / 16:34

As of today, 'unjustified geo-blocking' on websites across Europe is illegal, ITportal.


A new regulation, proposed by the European Commission, is coming into force today, with the goal of removing needless barriers for ecommerce in the Union. Citizens of the EU no longer need to worry if a...

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Online shopping across the EU to be easier from 3 December

EU consumers show growing demand for cross-border online shopping
30.11.2018 / 15:24

New rules ending unjustified geo-blocking start applying on Monday

Consumers will be able to shop online in the EU without being blocked or re-routed

Cross-border shoppers to be treated in the same way as local ones, including having access to the same prices


As of 3 December, Europeans will...

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AFTER BREXIT: What Will be the Consequences For Bulgarians Living on the Island?
26.11.2018 / 16:22

The date on which Britain will leave the European Union is March 30, 2019.


What does Brexit mean practically for Bulgarians and other EU citizens?


In the negotiations, the EU achieved 4 important things. The first three are the freedom of movement of people, goods capital and services....

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Microplastics: sources, effects and solutions

European Parliament
23.11.2018 / 13:10

What are microplastics and where do they come from?


Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic material typically smaller than five millimetres. They can be divided into two main categories according to their source:


Primary microplastics

Directly released in the environment as small...

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Budget Committee backs €2.3 million worth of aid to help 550 redundant media workers in Greece

European Parliament
23.11.2018 / 13:09

Redundancies in three publishing enterprises due to the global financial and economic crisis

All the redundancies occurred in the region of Attica

Press sales plummeted drastically in Greece in recent years

Aid money will be used to provide training, guidance and investment for the workers


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Intense Week of Talks Ahead of Brexit Showdown Summit

Intense Week of Talks Ahead of Brexit Showdown Summit
19.11.2018 / 15:52

European governments get their own say on Brexit this week as they debate future ties with London in the run-up to Sunday's summit to sign Britain's divorce papers, reports AFP.


Ministers from the other 27 EU member states are in Brussels on Monday at the start of what Prime Minister Theresa...

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