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EU Commission Proposes New EUR 1.8B in Aid to Ukraine
Jan08

EU Commission Proposes New EUR 1.8B in Aid to Ukraine

The European Commission said on Thursday it is ready to extend new aid to Ukraine of up to EUR 1.8B to help the country tackle a deep recession. With the conflict in eastern Ukraine having taken a heavy toll on the economy, the new aid package – the third such programme for the country since 2010 – “is intended to assist Ukraine...

George Soros Calls for USD 50 B Aid to Ukraine, Continued Sanctions Against Russia
Jan08

George Soros Calls for USD 50 B Aid to Ukraine, Continued Sanctions Against Russia

George Soros expressed his opinion that the European Union (EU) should reorient its current policies towards Russia and Ukraine. Soros proposes a two-way approach, which balances the economic sanctions against Russia with an increased financial assistance to Ukraine. This rebalancing has to be carried out in the first quarter of 2015, Soros...

George Soros Proposes USD 50 B Aid to Ukraine, Continued Sanctions Against Russia
Jan08

George Soros Proposes USD 50 B Aid to Ukraine, Continued Sanctions Against Russia

George Soros expressed his opinion that the European Union (EU) should reorient its current policies towards Russia and Ukraine. Soros proposes a two-way approach, which balances the economic sanctions against Russia with an increased financial assistance to Ukraine. This rebalancing has to be carried out in the first quarter of 2015, Soros...

Double Dimitrov/ Kokinakis go to semifinals in Brisbane
Jan08

Double Dimitrov/ Kokinakis go to semifinals in Brisbane

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Australian Tanasi Kokinakis qualified for the doubles’ semifinals in the tennis tournament in Brisbane. Bulgaria’s best tennis player and 18 year old representative of the hosting country defeated the placed under No. 3 Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Marcin Matkowski, Poland by 6:3, 6:7 (2), 10:7. At the...

Ukraine Signs EUR 500M Loan Deal With Germany
Jan07

Ukraine Signs EUR 500M Loan Deal With Germany

Ukraine on Wednesday signed a EUR 500M loan agreement with Germany to rebuild public infrastructure in its eastern regions. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the loan will be used to finance the reconstruction of roads, bridges, hospitals and other elements of public infrastructure, ITAR-TASS reported....

Pro-Russian Group Hacks Websites of Merkel, Bundestag
Jan07

Pro-Russian Group Hacks Websites of Merkel, Bundestag

A group of pro-Russian hackers claimed responsibility for hacking the website of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the lower house of parliament – the Bundestag on Wednesday. The attack comes as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is expected to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports. A meeting between Merkel and...

Emanuil Manolov: 155 birth anniversary
Jan07

Emanuil Manolov: 155 birth anniversary

January 7th marks the 155th birth anniversary of the founder of the Bulgarian professional art of composition Emanuil Manolov. Beyond doubt the most valuable work in his legacy is the opera Siromahkinia (The Poor Woman) which he left unfinished. Based on a poem by classic Ivan Vazov it reconciles the traditions of urban romance and the classical...

Grigor Dimitrov Earns Thrilling Match Against Chardy, Faces Klizan
Jan07

Grigor Dimitrov Earns Thrilling Match Against Chardy, Faces Klizan

Following his victorious start at doubles, Bulgarian tennis player repeated his success in his first singles match for the new season. Dimitrov won against Jeremy Chardy (France) with 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (10:8) in the second round of the men’s singles competition of the Brisbane International tournament. The match was intense and kept the...

Russians invest millions to receive Bulgarian citizenship
Jan07

Russians invest millions to receive Bulgarian citizenship

Bulgaria is the poorest country in the EU and therefore it is not very attractive for economic migrants, sweeping the western parts of Europe. However, after becoming a member of the EU, this country, and in particular the possibility of obtaining Bulgarian identity documents, allowing free movement in the union, attracted the interest of a...

Grigor Dimitrov Starts Season with Victory in Brisbane
Jan06

Grigor Dimitrov Starts Season with Victory in Brisbane

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov started the new season with a victory in the men’s doubles competition at the Brisbane International tournament. The Bulgarian and his partner Thanasi Kokkinakis from Australia defeated Jeremy Chardy (France) and Lukasz Kubot (Poland) with 6:3, 3:6, 10:8, electronic daily Dnevnik reports. The contested...

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