Wed, May 22 2013
Political fallout in Bulgaria and at EU level as ‘confirmation hearing’ leaves nothing confirmed
Roumyana Zheleva’s interrogation before the European Parliament turned into a squirm-in-your-seat spectacle
Bulgaria's European Commissioner-designate Roumyana Zheleva was crushed by Bulgarian MEPs, Boiko Borissov says
'Zheleva does not seem to know where some of the conflict zones are on the map,' a report by party leaders in the European Parliament's development committee says.
Socialists and greens led the attack on Bulgaria's European Commissioner-designate Roumyana Zheleva.
Antonia Purvanova has been blamed for not supporting 'a Bulgarian abroad'.
I believe the decision will be in her favour, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov says, hitting out at Zheleva’s detractors.
After a stormy hearing at which Bulgaria’s European Commissioner-designate Roumyana Zheleva was grilled about her business affairs, and which left MEPs unimpressed with her skills, the EC President and lawyers have been asked to clarify her future.
Watershed chance for Bulgaria’s European Commissioner-designate to clear away the ‘smear campaign’ allegations about her banker husband Krassimir’s business associates.
'As far as I known her she appears competent and probably will be a good commissionaire', German publicist Jurgen Roth says.
Roumyana Zheleva, Bulgaria’s candidate European Commissioner nominated for the portfolio of international co-operation, humanitarian aid and emergency response, will face three hours of questions by a committee of the European Parliament.
European Parliament Greens/EFA co-leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit is investigating Roumyana Zheleva, Bulgaria’s nominee for the next European Commission, because of allegations related to a conflict of interest.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.