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Survey: Most Bulgarians Oppose Imposition of New Sanctions Against Russia
Mar16

Survey: Most Bulgarians Oppose Imposition of New Sanctions Against Russia

According to the latest survey of Alpha Research, the majority of Bulgarians – 61 % oppose the imposition of new sanctions against Russia, while 39 % support their extension. The survey, which was released on Monday, examines the social attitudes of Bulgarians on the country’s foreign policy, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the...

Hans-Gert Poettering: We are united for the better
Mar16

Hans-Gert Poettering: We are united for the better

“I welcome the German government’s willingness to resume talks with Bulgaria on the country’s accession to Schengen,” said former President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering in an interview for Radio Bulgaria after the presentation of his book We Are United for the Better. My European Way on the Bulgarian market. Its...

Conflict in Ukraine changes Bulgarians’ attitude to Russia
Mar16

Conflict in Ukraine changes Bulgarians’ attitude to Russia

A survey of the Alpha Research Agency on public attitudes in view of the conflict in Ukraine and the stand Bulgaria has taken shows that nearly one third of Bulgarians (29.6%) have changed negatively their attitude towards Russia. The Bulgarians still like Russia but are of the opinion that it cannot be a model for development nor can it offer...

Bulgarian-Greek Drama ‘The Lesson’ Grabs 4 Awards at 19th Sofia International Film Festival
Mar15

Bulgarian-Greek Drama ‘The Lesson’ Grabs 4 Awards at 19th Sofia International Film Festival

“The Lesson” (Bulgarian: Urok), a 2014 Bulgarian-Greek film directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, has won four awards at the 19th Sofia International Film Festival. “The Lesson snatched four awards at a ceremony on Saturday evening. The film received three awards by international juries and the audience award. The first feature-length...

Bulgarian-Greek Film ‘The Lesson’ Grabs 4 Awards at 19th Sofia International Film Festival
Mar15

Bulgarian-Greek Film ‘The Lesson’ Grabs 4 Awards at 19th Sofia International Film Festival

“The Lesson” (Bulgarian: Urok), a 2014 Bulgarian-Greek film directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, has won four awards at the 19th Sofia International Film Festival. “The Lesson snatched four awards at a ceremony on Saturday evening. The film received three awards by international juries and the audience award. The first feature-length...

IMF Calls for Better Banking Supervision in Bulgaria
Mar14

IMF Calls for Better Banking Supervision in Bulgaria

The IMF called for better banking supervision in Bulgaria in the concluding statement of its mission to the country, which was released on Friday. The IMF notes that the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) and the deterioration in the fiscal balance tested the country’s macroeconomic and financial stability. The statement highlights...

EU Unlikely to Impose New Economic Sancions Against Russia
Mar13

EU Unlikely to Impose New Economic Sancions Against Russia

European Union (EU) leaders are unlikely to reach an agreement on the prolongation of economic sanctions against Russia at their forthcoming summit next week. The current sanctions, which are expiring in July, are not likely to be extended as long as the Minsk ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is observed, EurActiv reports. However some member states...

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister, Serbian Counterpart Discuss Joint Projects
Mar13

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister, Serbian Counterpart Discuss Joint Projects

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic discussed Friday in Belgrade issues of mutual interest related to the implementation of joint energy and transport projects and opportunities for expanding economic cooperation. Mitov and Dacic agreed that a joint sitting of the governments of Bulgaria and Serbia had...

Is Bulgaria mother or wicked stepmother to Bessarabian compatriots?
Mar13

Is Bulgaria mother or wicked stepmother to Bessarabian compatriots?

Just some twenty years ago Bulgarians used to live with the thought that war in Europe had remained in history books. However, in 1999 the bombing of neighbouring Yugoslavia came. Earth slowly absorbed the Slavic blood, as silent witnesses remained the jagged buildings in the center of Belgrade. It seemed that everything went quiet but artillery...

Sudden Decrease in Bulgarian Wine Exports to Russia
Mar12

Sudden Decrease in Bulgarian Wine Exports to Russia

Bulgarian wine exports to Russia have marked a considerable decrease. In the words of Krasimir Koev, head of Bulgaria’s Execute Agency on Vine and Wine (EAVW), the main reasons are the tragic events in Ukraine as well as the devaluation of the Russian ruble, as reported by the Argumenti Nedeli daily. Koev noted that up until 2014, half of...

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