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Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union

9:33 05/01/2007
• Watch This Video The European Union gained two more member states on 01 January 2007 with the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, making a historic New Year for the two nations. Huge celebrations...

EU ministers back plans to curb migration flow from Africa

18:56 07/12/2006
• Watch This Video Top European Union officials this week agreed on new plans aimed at boosting the bloc's efforts to keep illegal migrants from poor African countries from entering via the southern...

Profile of new EU-27 nation, Bulgaria

11:02 16/11/2006
Bulgaria is a Balkan country with spectacular mountains and a coastline on the Black Sea, which was part of the Ottoman Empire for approximately 500 years. The population was recently 7.8 million,...

Turkey appears to miss out on rapid EU accession

17:32 06/11/2006
The European Commission will decide this week if it will recommend a partial suspension of Turkey's membership negotiations for joining the European Union . Turkey has failed in several key areas,...

Visa regulations tightened in Germany

17:06 30/10/2006
• Watch This Video In coming weeks, Germany 's coalition government will draft a bill to tighten entry regulations for foreign students and implement EU directives on asylum and residency rights. The...

Sarkozy EU visit highlights rifts over immigration

18:28 11/09/2006
• Watch This Video French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy has criticized Spanish and Italian policies to regularize illegal immigrants, highlighting EU division over immigration on the same day as...

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