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Bulgaria plots to help Turkey join the EU in defiant stand against Brussels

Ivan Sirakov, Bulgaria’s ambassador to Austria, put the nation on a collision course with the EU as he said stopping the talks is “not in the EU’s interest” but Turkey “must be open and honest”. Mr Sirakov used his speech in Vienna to assure Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo that “Europe would not be complete without them”. He said: “The Western Balkans are very important for the security and wellbeing of Europe.” Mr Sirakov added “we need Turkey for this process”. Talks between the EU and Turkey are…

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Bulgaria vows to stop Poland judicial reform showdown with EU bosses

Commission officials have given Warsaw three months to rethink the changes which critics warn undermine democracy and fly in the face of EU law. But Bulgaria has just taken over the EU presidency and is hoping for compromise which will avoid the need for heavy sanctions which could see Poland suspended from the bloc. New Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to try to resolve the issue and EU member states will hold their first talks with Poland on February 27. Bulgarian Foreign…

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EU’s Juncker IGNORES angry EU flag-burning protests to ENCOURAGE Bulgaria’s Eurozone bid

Ignoring protests in which the European Union flag was burned in the capital of Sofia, Jean-Claude Juncker has today said the country is “heading in the right direction”.  He spoke at a ceremony marking the start of Bulgaria’s six-month presidency of the EU and discussed the country’s intention to join the Eurozone.  Mr Juncker said: “I did not say that Bulgaria will be automatically the next member of the euro zone but it is heading in the right direction. “Unemployment is falling, the budgetary situation in strong, so when it…

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‘Positive for Europe’ Juncker praises German coalition deal promising to boost Brussels

The European Commission President said in Bulgaria: ”In terms of the substance I’m very happy with what the CDU/CSU and the SPD have agreed. “It is a significant, positive, forward-looking contribution to European policy debate in Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations. She struck a deal to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany’s global role and raised questions about her political future. But the final deal…

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Juncker demands THANKS from Bulgaria for EU membership as protests rage around him

The European Commission President visited Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on Thursday as the country starts its six-month EU presidency which runs until June. And anti-Brussels protests kicked off in the capital on the same night – with furious demonstrators burning EU flags claiming they feel ignored by the Brussels bloc. But failing to note the tension raging outside, Mr Juncker made a speech at the ceremony marking the beginning of the Bulgarian Presidency to demand citizens be thankful he decided they could join the union. He said: “Personally, I feel to…

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Bulgarian PM demands EU Council boss Tusk and Brussels STOP meddling in Poland

Mr Borisov demanded the Council had to “remain neutral and impartial” as he launched the Bulgarian presidency of the European Union body. Mr Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, is a critic of the current Polish Government’s judicial reforms, which prompted the EU begin the process to remove the country’s voting rights. In an interview, Mr Tusk said the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party could be the next country out of the EU’s exit door, admitting the Polish Government could push for “freedom from the burden” of membership. He…

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BREAKING: Furious protesters BURN EU flags as chaos hits streets of Bulgaria

People are protesting against the EU in Sofia as Bulgaria takes over its first Presidency of the European Council from January 2018 until June 2018. EU commissioners are in the city tonight as Bulgaria begins its presidency – and guests at the opening ceremony of the presidency in Sofia, including European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Council head Donald Tusk. The Sofia Globe reports 11 protests are being held across the city tonight. Former president Rossen Plevneliev said: “These protests are not a symbol of…

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Russia targets Europe’s weak links to bring down EU from the INSIDE, US government claims

Bulgaria as well as Scandinavian nations are also high on the hit list for the Kremlin’s propaganda machine.  The 206-page report on Russian influence, written by the minority Senate foreign relations committee, said the Hungarian government had enabled Kremlin interference to shore up its own political strength. And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has welcomed Russian propaganda in his eastern-European country, as “it aligns with the themes that he promotes”, such as being anti-EU, anti-US and anti-migrant. The report, named ‘Putin’s asymmetric assault on democracy in Russia and Europe’ said:…

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Switzerland & Austria UNITE to take on EU after Bern’s rift with Brussels over market snub

Relations between Switzerland and the European Union appear to have slumped to an all-time low after Brussels offered the Swiss stock exchange access to the EU market for only one year, despite recently granting the US, Hong Kong and Australia access for an unlimited time. Switzerland had expected its stock exchanges to be granted full access to EU markets after it paid €1.1billion in funding to help support the bloc’s poorer member states.  But Brussels has tied talks about granting Switzerland financial market “equivalence” to long-running political negotiations about overhauling…

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Smaller nations are DYING because of EU open border policy

Since it joined the EU in 2000, Latvia’s population has fallen by an incredible 18.2 percent, from 2.38million down to just 1.95million. It has led television commentator Otto Ozols to warn the country could even “cease to be a nation” in 50 years time. Diplomat Atis Sjanits told Politico this week: “The reality is that we are losing people — fast.” Officials say the country still has jobs for people who want to work there. But they cannot stop citizens from disappearing further west in search of better pay and…

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