About: Ivailo Kalfin Archives

  • Leading MEP: A witness to amazing things at budget summits

    Interview | Euro & Finance 20-11-2012

    Even if there is no agreement reached at the 22-23 November EU summit, the discussion is necessary, says MEP Ivailo Kalfin, one of the two European Parliament rapporteurs on the 2014-2020 EU budget. As a foreign minister during the negotiation of the previous budget, he said he saw major misunderstandings at the summit table.

  • 1,000 words for the EU budget 2014-20

    Opinion | Regional Policy 28-09-2012

    If the scheduled extraordinary European Council in November does not agree on a framework for the 2014-2020 budget or if the European Parliament denies its approval, the future of the EU will be held hostage to an unstable and unmanageable environment, argues Ivailo Kalfin.

  • Adopting SOPA is ending privacy on internet

    Special Report | Opinion | Digital 20-01-2012

    Imposing restrictions on the internet, such as the proposed "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) in the United States, will only hamper technological developments, writes Bulgarian MEP Ivailo Kalfin (Socialists and Democrats).