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Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs rejects proposal to reconsider sanctions against Russia
Jan21

Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs rejects proposal to reconsider sanctions against Russia

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament has rejected the proposal of the Bulgarian Socialist Party for reconsidering the current sanctions against Russia in relation to the conflict in Ukraine. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has told lawmakers that dialogue was possible only in case there was mutual trust. According to...

Bulgarian President ‘Forged Common EU Position on Ukrainian Crisis’
Jan21

Bulgarian President ‘Forged Common EU Position on Ukrainian Crisis’

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev devoted considerable time of his speech on the completion of his third year in office on Wednesday to the country’s foreign policy. Plevneliev identified the Ukrainian crisis as “posing the most serious threat to European peace and security after the Second World War”. The President said that...

Bulgarian Citizenship Applications Drop, Vice-President Popova Says
Jan21

Bulgarian Citizenship Applications Drop, Vice-President Popova Says

The number of foreign nationals applying for Bulgarian citizenship fell by a quarter last year, Vice President Margarita Popova said on Wednesday. A total of 5,999 Bulgarian citizenship applications were submitted last year, a decrease compared to 7,954 in 2013, Popova told a joint news conference with President Rosen Plevneliev marking the end...

Russian FM: `They Played Around With Us For South Stream`
Jan21

Russian FM: `They Played Around With Us For South Stream`

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced at his annual press conference on Wednesday that Moscow relies on the fact that the Turkish Stream project will be realized, which will allow for the strengthening of energy security in Europe. Lavrov stated that the issue with South Streamis concluded, TASS news agency reports. ”We could no...

Bulgarian President Reaffirms His Stance Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine
Jan21

Bulgarian President Reaffirms His Stance Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev devoted considerable time of his speech on the completion of his third year in office on Wednesday to the country’s foreign policy. The President carried out an active foreign policy in the past year, having completed 28 visits, in which he represented the Bulgarian position at different international...

Bulgaria Seeks EU Aid For Dairy Producers
Jan21

Bulgaria Seeks EU Aid For Dairy Producers

Bulgaria will demand measures in support of all dairy producers in the EU at the official meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council to be held on 26 January. This course of action was approved on Wednesday by the Bulgarian government.At the Council meeting the European Commission will present information on the Russian import sanctions...

Bulgaria to Spend BGN 5.5 M on Advertising Tourism in 2015
Jan21

Bulgaria to Spend BGN 5.5 M on Advertising Tourism in 2015

Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has presented plans to emphasize cultural and historical routes as a key point in the advertisement of Bulgaria as a tourist destination. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday after the first sitting of the National Tourism Board for 2015, she noted that winter tourism and ski runs in Bulgarian resorts...

Ukraine Signs Gas Link Deal with Poland
Jan20

Ukraine Signs Gas Link Deal with Poland

Ukraine’s state-owned energy company Naftogaz and Polish pipeline operator Gaz System have signed a deal for the construction of a gas interconnector, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said. Speaking at a joint news conference with Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz in Kiev on Monday, Yatsenyuk said the...

Bulgaria hopes to remain part of Russian gas transit route
Jan20

Bulgaria hopes to remain part of Russian gas transit route

PM Boyko Borissov announced that on 21 February Sofia would be hosting a high-level meeting of the European Union energy ministers and Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic. In the context of Russia’s decision to suspend the South Stream project Borissov voiced hopes that Bulgaria would remain part of the Russian gas transit route to Europe....

Bozhidar Lukarski: We rely Ukraine to replace Russia in trade
Jan20

Bozhidar Lukarski: We rely Ukraine to replace Russia in trade

At the moment Bulgarian exporters suffer serious losses from Russia’s current economic policy of restrictions of the access of Bulgarian production to Russian markets, said Bulgarian Minister of Economy Bozhidar Lukarski during a meeting with Ambassador of the Ukraine to Sofia Mykola Baltazhy. Minister Lukarski pointed out that this country...

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