News in the category "European Community"

The EC Sends Experts to Bulgaria Due to the African Swine Fever

22.07.2019 / 22:17

Representatives of the emergency veterinary team of the European Commission will be in Bulgaria from tomorrow to 25 July to assess the situation with the distribution of African swine fever in domestic and wild pigs in Bulgaria, announced the Bulgarian National Television by the European...

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Splish, splash! Swimming safely in European waters this summer

Swimming safely in European waters
22.07.2019 / 14:14

Europeans can safely enjoy a swim this summer as 96% of bathing sites meet minimum quality requirements set out under EU rules.

Some 85% of bathing sites monitored across the EU in 2018 are judged as excellent in the European Environment Agency's annual report, meaning they were mostly free from...

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Bulgarian PM Borisov will Support Kovesi as EU Chief Prosecutor

Laura Kovesi
21.07.2019 / 09:29

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will support the candidacy of Romanian Laura Kovesi for the post of European Chief Prosecutor, bTV announced, citing the government press service. In the first vote on her candidacy, the Bulgarian ambassador to the EU was against, but now there is obviously a reversal...

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Bulgarian Appointed to be Chief Spokesperson of European Commission

Mina Andreeva
20.07.2019 / 10:29

Bulgarian Mina Andreeva is appointed to temporarily be the chief spokesperson of the European Commission, Andreeve told a press conference on July 19. She was currently deputy chief spokesperson, but the incumbent Margaritis Schinas is to be nominated by Greece to the next Commission, reports...

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Eurostat: Infants Mortality in the EU Is the Highest in Malta, Romania and Bulgaria

19.07.2019 / 14:20

According to Eurostat data, which was published today, In the EU-28 in 2017, around 18 200 children died before reaching one year of age; this was equivalent to an infant mortality rate of 3.6 deaths per 1 000 live births.

During the 10 years from 2007 to 2017, the infant mortality rate in the EU...

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European Parliament maintains its support to the Romanian candidate for European Chief Prosecutor

European parliament
19.07.2019 / 13:19

At the request of the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, President David Sassoli will send in the next hours a letter to the Council recalling the Parliament's full support to Laura Codruţa Kövesi as European Chief Prosecutor.

President Sassoli said, "Ahead of the informal...

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Plenary highlights: new Commission head, Council presidencies, human rights

Highlights from the plenary session
19.07.2019 / 10:38

MEPs elected Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission, discussed the work of the Council presidencies in 2019 and reviewed human rights issues.

The second July plenary saw former German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen elected as the first woman to head the European...

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Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border

European parliament
18.07.2019 / 16:00

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Hong Kong, Russia and at the US-Mexican border.


Hong Kong

The European Parliament calls on the Hong Kong government (HKSAR) to withdraw the proposed and highly controversial amendments...

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Meet the new chairs of the parliamentary committees

Overview of the different committee chairs
18.07.2019 / 13:03

The European Parliament’s committees elected their chairs and vice-chairs during their first meetings in July.

Committees are responsible for drafting Parliament's positions on legislative proposals. They also prepare own-initiative reports, appoint negotiating teams to conduct talks with the...

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Venezuela: European Parliament calls for additional sanctions

European parliament
18.07.2019 / 12:52

For the third time this year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Venezuela, expressing its deep concern at the severe state of emergency

In accordance with the latest report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, MEPs hold Nicolás Maduro directly responsible,...

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