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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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