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Four Bulgarian Parties to Enter EU Parliament, Socialists Lead - Poll

Four Bulgarian parties would win seats in the European Parliament if the elections were now, according to the latest survey of Sova Harris agency.

The ruling Socialist Party (BSP) increases its lead over the main opposition center-right GERB Party. The Socialists would receive 21.9% in the Euro-vote, while GERB would come second with 20.6%, the survey shows.

European Parliament Committee OKs Abolition of Roaming as of Dec 2015

The European Parliament's industry committee has approved legislation which envisages the abolition of roaming tariffs as of December 15, 2015.

Starting December 15, 2015, making a call or sending an email from a mobile phone abroad will cost the same as doing so at home, under legislation adopted by the European Parliament's industry committee on 18 March.

MEPs pick holes in bailouts, call for new approach

The troika faced an “immense challenge” in dealing with the euro crisis but the adjustment programs it helped implement in Greece and other countries lacked transparency and were not fully adapted to those states, according to a European Parliament committee, which recommended on Tuesday the International Monetary Fund’s involvement in future bailouts be “optional.”

European Parliament Promptly Delays Vote On Roaming

The European Parliament decided to postpone a long-expected voting that could lead to scrapping roaming charges across the EU.

One of the key ideas within the bill was to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016.

A proposal for "net neutrality", envisaging legal protection to the Open Internet, was also on the agenda.