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MPs Approve Legal Changes Paving Way for NATO Coordination Center in Sofia
Mar20

MPs Approve Legal Changes Paving Way for NATO Coordination Center in Sofia

Defense Act changes facilitating the establishment of a coordination center of NATO in Sofia passed second reading in Parliament on Friday. The legal changes allow Bulgarian military and civilian staff to be part of the local unit of the international organization, according to reports of the BGNES news agency. The Bulgaria-based unit is to...

EU to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia Until End of Year
Mar20

EU to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia Until End of Year

The leaders of the EU decided at their summit on Thursday to maintain the economic sanctions against Russia until the end of the year. In a joint statement, they agreed to link the sanctions to the complete implementation of the Minsk ceasefire agreements, which had been agreed in February. EU leaders noted that the legal acts required to extend...

Bulgaria Starts Major Tourism Promotion Drive via European TV Channels
Mar19

Bulgaria Starts Major Tourism Promotion Drive via European TV Channels

Bulgaria has launched a large-scale promotion of its resorts and tourist sites via four pan-European TV channels as part of steps to make up for a drop in the number of visitors from Russia and Ukraine. Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Thursday increased interest from tourists from Austria, Germany and France is expected as a result of...

Study: Bulgaria to be Most Heavily Affected by New Ukraine Gas Crisis
Mar19

Study: Bulgaria to be Most Heavily Affected by New Ukraine Gas Crisis

In the event that a new Ukrainian gas crisis of a scale similar to the 2009 one is to occur, Bulgaria will be the most heavily affected EU state. This is shown by a study, which notes the EU’s improved capacity to deal with such disruptions, with only Bulgaria being incapable of substituting imports during a shorty supply interruption. The...

French Ambassador: French Companies More than Satisfied with Bulgaria
Mar19

French Ambassador: French Companies More than Satisfied with Bulgaria

Novinite has interviewed H.E. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, who apart from English, German and Portuguese is also fluent in Bulgarian. This is not surprising, since between 1991 and 1995 he worked at the French Embassy in Sofia and is, moreover, married to a Bulgarian. De Cabanes has graduated from the Institut d’édutes politiques du Paris....

European year for development starts in Bulgaria too
Mar19

European year for development starts in Bulgaria too

At a conference in the Central Military Club in Sofia, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov gave the start to the European series of initiatives to spread over 2015. A resolution of the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, 2015 is defined as the Year of Development and curbing poverty. Minister Mitov addressed the participants with...

President Plevneliev presents in parliament political consultations’ results
Mar19

President Plevneliev presents in parliament political consultations’ results

I believe that we have left heavy political juxtaposition behind. There is a potential for achieving political consensus, said Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev addressing the National Assembly. He summarized the past month’s consultations he conducted with the political parties represented in Parliament. The consultations showed that...

President: Bulgaria Has to Meet 4 Goals before 2018 Council of EU Sessions
Mar19

President: Bulgaria Has to Meet 4 Goals before 2018 Council of EU Sessions

Sofia has to set four goals prior to hosting the Council of the EU meetings in 20178, President Plevneliev has said in his Thursday address to Parliament.These are, in his words: joining the Schengen borderless area, entering the transitional single-currency mechanism ERM II, joining the EU’s Single Supervisory Mechanism and taking steps...

Bulgarian Minister of Tourism expects hard summer season
Mar18

Bulgarian Minister of Tourism expects hard summer season

We can expect a very difficult summer season in 2015, but there is no need to draw apocalyptic pictures, because this also affects tourism. This is what Bulgarian Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova told MPs at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on economic policy and tourism. Ms. Angelkova admitted that Bulgaria could expect a decline...

Ukraine Starts Demobilisation of Troops from Combat Zone
Mar18

Ukraine Starts Demobilisation of Troops from Combat Zone

Ukraine has launched the demobilisation of troops summoned for active duty since 17 March 2014 over the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s eastern regions, Interfax reported on Wednesday. About 30,000 government troops will be discharged from the combat area starting 18 March. Some 35,300 servicemen are eligible for the...

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