Is Bulgaria an EU member state?
The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
What does Bulgaria contribute to the EU?
The contribution of Bulgaria to the EU budget enshrined in the State Budget Law for 2020 amounts to BGN 1 397,4 million. The chart shows the Bulgarian contributions to the EU budget as of Bulgaria’s accession to the EU in 2007 to 2019.
Who are the 27 EU Commissioners?
Executive Vice-President. Frans Timmermans.
Is Bulgaria well integrated to the EU economy?
Bulgaria is generally pro-integration, identifying energy union, migration and asylum in particular as key policy domains where more should be achieved at the EU level. However, it shuns policies that could slow down its economic catch-up with other EU countries, such as common taxation policy.
When did Bulgaria enter EU?
1 January 2007
The 2005 Treaty of Accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the EU was signed on 25 April and entered into force on 1 January 2007.
Why is Bulgaria so poor?
It is one of the poorest countries in Europe. 65 per cent of the population is currently unable or barely able to cover their living expenses. This is due to the high level of indebtedness of state-owned companies in the energy sector and hospitals, poor infrastructure and the threat of population decline.
Who is the current EU commissioner?
In July 2019, the European Council nominated Ursula von der Leyen to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker, and she was elected the 13th President of the European Commission by the European Parliament on 16 July.
How many female EU Commissioners are there?
12 of the current 27 Members are women. Peter Mandelson (2004 to October 2008) was the first openly gay Commissioner.