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Philip Hammond launches week of high-level visits in Bulgaria
Jan15

Philip Hammond launches week of high-level visits in Bulgaria

Bulgaria will be the focus of top diplomats for a week. A Wednesday visit to Sofia was made by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond – the first of its kind in 17 years. Only hours later the US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sofia, and soon the NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will also arrive here. Among the highlights in the...

EU High Representative Calls for Renewed Relations with Russia
Jan15

EU High Representative Calls for Renewed Relations with Russia

EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has suggested renewal in relations with Russia in the spheres of global diplomacy, trade and other issues on Wednesday. This became evident from a four-page discussion paper, distributed to the 28 EU member states ahead of a meeting of their foreign...

Bulgaria, United States share strategic relationship
Jan15

Bulgaria, United States share strategic relationship

Bulgaria and the United States are ready to introduce a new dynamics in bilateral cooperation by laying an emphasis on economic relations, energy security, the rule of law and state security. It was the common position of President Rossen Plevneliev and US Secretary of State John Kerry, who spoke today at the presidency. The Bulgarian head of...

Bulgaria, US ‘Ready to Bring New Dynamics’ to Relations
Jan15

Bulgaria, US ‘Ready to Bring New Dynamics’ to Relations

Sofa and Washington are ready to place an emphasis on economic ties, energy security, rule of law and security in bilateral ties, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and US Secretary of State John Kerry have said in a statement.Judicial reform was also among the topics discussed, with President Plevneliev pledging 2015 would bring about changes...

Sefcovic: Russia, EU To Discuss Energy Cooperation on Jan 19
Jan14

Sefcovic: Russia, EU To Discuss Energy Cooperation on Jan 19

EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic has said that energy cooperation between the EU and Russia would be discussed at a meeting of EU foreign ministers on January 19. Speaking after a Wednesday meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow, Sefcovic made clear that the EU was willing to consider the offer of Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller...

Balkan visit of British Foreign Secretary starts with talks in Bulgaria
Jan14

Balkan visit of British Foreign Secretary starts with talks in Bulgaria

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has had talks in Sofia with his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov. He announced that the EU sanctions imposed on Russia should remain in force until Moscow started to fulfill the commitments of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. Minister Mitov pointed out different European citizens express various views...

South Stream topic is fully exhausted according to Russia
Jan14

South Stream topic is fully exhausted according to Russia

The South Stream gas pipeline project has been canceled. This was officially declared by the CEO of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller in front of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for energy. “Bulgaria expects discussions to give a clear answer about the future of the South Stream project, said...

Gazprom CEO Declares South Stream Gas Pipeline Project Closed
Jan14

Gazprom CEO Declares South Stream Gas Pipeline Project Closed

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has said that the South Stream gas pipeline has been conclusively abolished and the Turkish Stream project has been put on the agenda. Miller was quoted as saying that the EU had to fast-track the construction of infrastructure for receiving gas supplies through the Turkish Stream pipeline. The CEO of Gazprom underscored...

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives to Bulgaria
Jan14

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives to Bulgaria

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Phillip Hammond arrives for a visit to Sofia today. Besides with his Bulgarian counterpart, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, he is to have talks also with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and President Rossen Plevneliev. This is the first visit of British Foreign Secretary to Bulgaria in...

UK Foreign Secretary to Arrive in Bulgaria on ‘Pre-Election’ Visit
Jan14

UK Foreign Secretary to Arrive in Bulgaria on ‘Pre-Election’ Visit

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is expected in Sofia on Wednesday to discuss both bilateral and EU issues, with security also on the agenda.Hammond comes at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov, but some British media outlets suggest he is to visit virtually every EU member state prior to this year’s general...

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