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  1. May 28, 2013

    Bulgaria parliament votes for a ‘Mario Monti’ to lead government

    Bulgaria emerged from months of political uncertainty on Wednesday when parliament approved a Socialist-led but partially...

  2. May 13, 2013

    Bulgaria struggles to form coalition

    Bulgaria faced political stalemate on Monday as the centre-right winner of the country’s general election struggled to find...

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  1. Bulgaria 2012

    A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
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  1. December 4, 2012

    Governance: Policy makers carry the fight to escape from Europe’s shadows

    Almost six years after Bulgaria’s entry into the EU, an occasional cloud of disappointment drifts over Sofia as Bulgarians...

  2. November 26, 2009

    Airlines oppose insolvency fund

    European airlines reacted sharply last night to moves in Brussels to force them to set up a compensation fund for passengers...

  3. November 26, 2009

    Airlines balk at fund for stranded travellers

    Airlines across Europe reacted sharply last night to moves in Brussels to force them to set up a compensation fund for...

  4. November 25, 2009

    Airlines balk at Brussels rescue fund plan

    Airlines across Europe reacted sharply on Wednesday night to moves in Brussels to force them to set up a compensation fund...

  5. November 17, 2009

    European crackdown on mobile phone services

    A pan-European crackdown on the misselling of mobile phone services, such as ringtones and wallpapers, has led to more than...

  6. September 22, 2009

    Huge discrepancy in bank charges across EU

    Bank customers across Europe face pricing terms that are so opaque that it is “almost impossible for customers to know how...

  7. September 9, 2009

    EU accuses electronics websites of unfair practices

    More than half the websites in Europe selling electronic goods may be breaching consumer laws and using unfair practices,...

  8. September 9, 2009

    Electronics websites breaking law, says EU

    More than half the websites in Europe selling electronic goods may be breaching consumer laws and using unfair practices,...

  9. June 24, 2009

    Hübner set to leave Commission

    Danuta Hübner, the Polish regional policy commissioner, is today expected to step down from her post in the European...

  10. June 18, 2009

    Women make themselves heard

    Women professionals are making their mark in Bulgaria’s public life, overturning the Balkan tradition of male-dominated...

  11. June 8, 2009

    Bulgaria’s populists overtake ruling Socialists

    Boyko Borissov, the mayor of Sofia, staked a claim to become Bulgaria’s next leader at national elections to be held on July...

  12. May 15, 2009

    EU airlines join drive to clean up online ticket sales

    British Airways and Air France-KLM made 11th-hour commitments yesterday to ensure their websites for online ticket sales...

  13. May 14, 2009

    Airlines bow to web sales pressure

    Dozens of European airlines, including budget carriers Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air, have caved in to demands from...

  14. May 5, 2009

    EU to consider spam crackdown

    European Union authorities are considering new rules to toughen and harmonise penalties for sending spam internet messages...

  15. May 5, 2009

    EU to consider spam crackdown

    European Union authorities are considering new rules to toughen and harmonise the penalties for sending spam messages...

  16. March 30, 2009

    Brussels to investigate consumer profiling by online advertisers

    European authorities are to investigate consumer profiling by online advertisers amid allegations by senior European Union...

  17. March 30, 2009

    EU to probe online use of viewers' details

    European authorities are to investigate consumer profiling by online advertisers amid allegations by senior EU officials...

  18. March 29, 2009

    EU to probe web user profiling by advertisers

    European authorities are to investigate consumer profiling by online advertisers amid allegations by senior European Union...

  19. March 10, 2009

    L'Oréal mounts legal challenge over Ebay sales

    A whiff of perfume hangs over law courts from Paris to London this week, as French consumer group L'Oréal and online...

  20. February 2, 2009

    Survey sparks EU probe into electricity market

    Europe's retail electricity market is to be probed by Brussels after topping the charts for consumer dissatisfaction and...

  21. February 2, 2009

    Brussels to probe electricity market

    Europe's retail electricity market is to be probed by Brussels after topping the charts for consumer dissatisfaction and...

  22. February 1, 2009

    Survey sparks EU probe into power market

    Europe’s retail electricity market is to be probed by Brussels after topping the charts for consumer dissatisfaction and...

  23. November 27, 2008

    EU to improve consumers’ rights

    Consumers who try to seek legal redress for unlawful activities such as overcharging or misleading advertising face a...

  24. November 18, 2008

    EU, China and US in accord on toy safety standards

    Officials from China, the US and the European Union yesterday agreed to work towards synchronising safety standards for...

  25. November 17, 2008

    EU, China and US in toy safety accord

    Officials from China, the US and the European Union on Monday agreed to work towards synchronising safety standards for...

  26. October 23, 2008

    Safeguard on timeshare deals

    Patrons of timeshares and holiday clubs will gain new protections under a law passed on Wednesday by the European Union to...

  27. October 14, 2008

    MP3 players can damage hearing, warns EU

    Personal music players such as Apple’s iPod could cause long-term hearing damage among millions of users, the European Union...

  28. October 14, 2008

    MP3 players can damage hearing, warns Brussels

    Personal music players such as Apple's iPod could cause long-term hearing damage among millions of users, the European...

  29. October 9, 2008

    EU unveils new rights for consumers

    New rules to give EU shoppers uniform rights wherever they make purchases in the 27-country bloc, were unveiled in Brussels...

  30. August 26, 2008

    Bulgaria told to tackle crime

    Bulgarian politicians should unite to fight corruption and organised crime and answer criticism by their European Union...

  31. June 30, 2008

    Smothering the internet marketplace

    From Mr Doug McCallum. Sir, It was a timely call for action – EU consumer protection commissioner Meglena Kuneva’s pledge to...

  32. June 20, 2008

    Brussels plans for online retailing onslaught

    Moves to break down national borders in internet retailing so that customers can take advantage of prices offered by...

  33. June 20, 2008

    Simplified rights for shoppers

    European shoppers are to get a simplified set of rights under legislation Brussels plans to bring forward this autumn....

  34. June 20, 2008

    Brussels eyes internet retailing

    Moves to break down national borders in internet retailing so that customers can take advantage of prices offered by...

  35. June 19, 2008

    Brussels plans onslaught on online retailing

    Moves to break down national borders in internet retailing so that customers can take advantage of prices offered by...

  36. May 8, 2008

    Airline websites cheat consumers, survey finds

    One in three airline ticket websites are misleading or cheating consumers, a survey in 16 European countries by regulators...

  37. April 18, 2008

    China the main culprit as EU product recalls rise 53%

    The number of dangerous products taken off shop shelves in Europe surged by 53 per cent last year, with China being the...

  38. April 18, 2008

    EU sees surge in product recalls

    The number of dangerous products taken off shop shelves in Europe surged by 53 per cent last year, with China being the...

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