About: Meglena Kuneva

Elections 14-11-2016

Bulgaria in political crisis after Socialist candidate wins presidential election

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he will resign after Socialist-backed candidate, Rumen Radev,  a newcomer to politics, won the run-off of presidential election yesterday (13 November), by a landslide.

EU in danger unless Bulgaria joins Schengen, says Sofia

Bulgaria cannot check if incoming refugees are registered as criminals or terrorists in the Schengen Information System. This puts the EU in danger, because it is blocked from joining the borderless space, said Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva.

Sofia relieved by EU monitoring report

The European Commission published yesterday (28 January) its annual reports on Bulgaria and Romania, the two countries being monitored in an effort to help improve their deficient law-enforcement systems. Bulgaria expected a harsh report, but the Commission spared it criticism.

Thousands of asylum seekers to be returned to Bulgaria

3600 refugees from third countries will be returned to Bulgaria from other states in the European Union, the government in Sofia announced Monday (5 January). Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria, reports.
Central Europe 27-11-2014

High profile Romanian arrest bodes well ahead of monitoring report

The high-profile arrest at the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism is expected to influence an upcoming monitoring report, which may open the doors to Romania’s Schengen accession. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Elections 07-11-2014

Bulgarian parties approve coalition agreement, cabinet

The two centre-right political forces in Bulgaria have agreed a coalition agreement yesterday (6 November) and will form a minority government, supported by a small centre-left party, and a nationalist force.
Future EU 16-06-2011

‘Barroso’s girl’ runs for president of Bulgaria

EURACTIV's Senior Editor Georgi Gotev takes a look at former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva's decision to run in upcoming presidential elections in Bulgaria, arguing that her image as someone with experience and contacts in Brussels could give her a crucial edge.
Public Affairs 19-01-2009

Commissioner Kuneva: ‘My weapon is communication’

Communication is key if consumers are to become well-informed experts and use their power to make business behave, Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.