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Pavel Vacek: Bulgaria’s Politicised Regulation Has Devalued Czech Investment
Mar07

Pavel Vacek: Bulgaria’s Politicised Regulation Has Devalued Czech Investment

Novinite has interviewed H.E. Pavel Vacek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bulgaria, on various bilateral issues, but mostly on issues in Bulgaria’s energy sector and the repercussions they have on Czech companies. Mr Vacek has been his country’s envoy to Sofia since April 2011. Prior to his Sofia assignment, he was Director...

Nemtsov’s Girlfriend ‘Received Death Threats’
Mar06

Nemtsov’s Girlfriend ‘Received Death Threats’

Ukrainian model Anna Duritskaya, who was accompanying Russian oppositioner Boris Nemtsov when he was murdered, claims to have received death threats, prosecutors say. Duritskaya, a key witness in a murder investigation against Nemtsov, lodged a claim with the country’s chief prosecutor’s office on Thursday, March 05 and is currently...

No refugee wave in Bulgaria yet, Nikola Kazakov says
Mar06

No refugee wave in Bulgaria yet, Nikola Kazakov says

According to latest data, 62 percent of the refugee accommodation centers’ capacity is used, as 3,735 people live there. The current increase of the refugee flow is negligible, but its expansion is expected with spring. Despite all these forecasts however, there is no data on a refugee wave here so far, said for Radio Bulgaria Chair of the...

UK’s Hammond States EU Readiness for New Sanctions against Russia
Mar06

UK’s Hammond States EU Readiness for New Sanctions against Russia

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has stated Thursday that sanctions against Russia can only be lifted in case the Minsk agreement is upheld. He arrived in Kiev for an official visit and met with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, President Petro Poroshenko, and PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Hammond re-stated his view on the matter at the...

Bulgaria to Take Part in Two Multinational Drills in Ukraine
Mar06

Bulgaria to Take Part in Two Multinational Drills in Ukraine

The Bulgarian Armed Forces are due to take part in the Rapid Trident and Saber Guardian military exercises due in July in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry has said.Neither of the drills is officially related to the Ukraine crisis, since they are held on an annual basis.Sofia also deployed troops in Ukraine last year for the Rapid Trident exercise...

Crisis PR or how to save the season
Mar06

Crisis PR or how to save the season

In the recent days the Ministry of Tourism has reported the results from the campaign of Bulgaria’s promotion as a tourist destination that closed in December 2014. Financing for the campaign has been provided through European funds and come to approximately 3.5 million euro. No one however has made any comments so far about the...

Ukraine Secures Russian Gas Supplies for Another Five Days, Gazprom Says
Mar05

Ukraine Secures Russian Gas Supplies for Another Five Days, Gazprom Says

Ukraine has paid in advance USD 15 M to Russia for natural gas purchases that will meet its needs for five days, Gazprom has said. Last month Ukraine’s Naftogaz pre-paid to Russia’s Gazprom for supplies that would run out on Friday. “Naftogaz transferred million as a prepayment for March deliveries. These funds reached...

Westinghouse Fuel Performs Flawlessly in Ukraine NPP, Experts Say
Mar05

Westinghouse Fuel Performs Flawlessly in Ukraine NPP, Experts Say

Westinghouse Electric Company’s fuel at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 3 has performed flawlessly over at least three nuclear cycles, the company has said in a statement.Inspections at the Yuzhno-Ykrainskaya (South Ukraine) NPP included the examination of six Westinghouse fuel assemblies between February 15 and March 1...

FBI director’s visit to Bulgaria: what’s new?
Mar05

FBI director’s visit to Bulgaria: what’s new?

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey paid an official visit to Bulgaria earlier this week – the third one of its kind for the past 14 years. All three visits of FBI directors occurred during rightwing governments. The first, of Louis Freeh in 2001 during the term of the Ivan Kostov cabinet, coincided with a...

Resurrection of dead Nabucco project?
Mar05

Resurrection of dead Nabucco project?

Bulgaria’s ambitions to play a key role on the European energy market wouldn’t cease, despite the latest unfavorable developments in the sphere. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov contracted on Wednesday in Sofia their new strategic partnership. Its focal point will be the implementation of the joint...

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