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Bulgaria Continues to Back Russia Sanctions despite Disadvantages for Exporters
Jan19

Bulgaria Continues to Back Russia Sanctions despite Disadvantages for Exporters

Although Bulgarian exporters are seriously injured by the sanctions on Russia, the country will not back away from its current stance and will seek new markets, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski. Bulgaria’s Economy Minister met Monday with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Mykola Baltazhy. Lukarski pointed out that...

Protecting EU’s External Border Boosts Bulgaria’s Chances of Joining Schengen – Minister
Jan19

Protecting EU’s External Border Boosts Bulgaria’s Chances of Joining Schengen – Minister

The need for enhanced protection of the EU’s external borders increases Bulgaria’s chances of joining the Schengen Agreement, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. Speaking after a summit of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Mitov made clear that Bulgaria would most probably seek EU aid to cope with the influx of refugees and...

EBRD Cuts 2015 GDP Growth Forecast for Bulgaria to 0.8%
Jan19

EBRD Cuts 2015 GDP Growth Forecast for Bulgaria to 0.8%

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has downsized its 2015 GDP growth forecast for Bulgaria to 0.8% from a rate of 2% in September 2014. If the forecast of the EBRD is fulfilled, 2015 will be a year of substantial slowdown in economic growth, following GDP growth rates of 1.1% in 2013 and 1.5% in 2014, according to the...

Kiev Launches Counter-Attack, Reclaims Donetsk Airport
Jan19

Kiev Launches Counter-Attack, Reclaims Donetsk Airport

There has been heavy fighting in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as government forces have launched a counter-attack on the pro-Russian separatists. Government spokesman said that the army has retaken most of the area surrounding the airport, which is of highly symbolic and strategic value, the BBC reports. On Sunday Ukrainian President...

EU Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Rising Terrorist Threat
Jan19

EU Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Rising Terrorist Threat

The foreign ministers of the 28 European Union (EU) member states are meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss the increasing terrorist threat Europe is faced with. The meeting comes after anti-terrorist raids were carried out in Belgium, Germany and France last week during which twenty people were arrested, the BBC reports. The talks will also...

FP: Bulgaria Is the New Battleground in Fighting Russian Energy
Jan18

FP: Bulgaria Is the New Battleground in Fighting Russian Energy

Bulgaria, a country playing a “central role in Europe’s emerging energy picture”, is becoming “the latest wishbone in the struggle between Moscow’s efforts to to assert its energy dominance over Europe and the West’s efforts to cage that gassy bear,” according to Foreign Policy.Its article titled...

UK PM, US President Reaffirm Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism
Jan17

UK PM, US President Reaffirm Cooperation in Tackling Terrorism

British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama reaffirmed on Friday their countries’ willingness to cooperate in tackling radicalism and preventing domestic extremism. Cameron, who is on a two-day visit to Washington, said that the UK is to deploy more unarmed drones in support to the ground forces fighting Islamic State...

Collapsed old and newborn expectations characterize outgoing week
Jan17

Collapsed old and newborn expectations characterize outgoing week

Within just two days during the outgoing week a reversal took place in Sofia’s expectations of how to diversity its energy sources. The idea of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to build a gas hub near the port city of Varna with EU funds powered by the South Stream gas pipeline were nipped in the bud by Russian consortium Gazprom. The head of...

Travelling the world on bicycle with Vyacheslav Stoyanov
Jan17

Travelling the world on bicycle with Vyacheslav Stoyanov

You dream of going around the world, but you first need to complete your education or make a fortune? Are you waiting for your children to grow up? Indeed, the obstacles that we create in order to turn our dreams into illusions never end… Why not put conventions aside, give away your property, or take it all in a backpack and head towards...

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Resumes, Claims at Least 11 Victims
Jan16

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Resumes, Claims at Least 11 Victims

The fighting in eastern Ukraine has been renewed with new intensity, claiming the lives of at least eleven people over the past day. Military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko announced on Friday that at least six soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded in the past day, the Guardian reports. According to Lysenko, a civilian was killed in a rebel...

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