: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: Bulgaria

MP from Hungary’s Ruling Party Urges Change to Laws on Public Assembly
Jan05

MP from Hungary’s Ruling Party Urges Change to Laws on Public Assembly

Hungary should change its laws on public assembly, a lawmaker from the ruling FIDESZ party has said following last week’s massive anti-government protest in Budapest. While FIDESZ MP Gergely Gulyas rejected suggestions the proposal to change legislation was prompted by the demonstration, he said that “putting up tents in front of the...

Germany Hosts ‘Normandy Format’ Meeting on Ukraine
Jan05

Germany Hosts ‘Normandy Format’ Meeting on Ukraine

A meeting at the level of political directors from the foreign ministries of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will take place in Berlin on Monday. The so-called “Normandy format” meeting will discuss the progress in the implementation of the Minsk Accords and the possibilities for a settlement of the Ukrainian conflict, TASS news agency...

Germany Hosts `Normandy Format` Meeting on Ukraine
Jan05

Germany Hosts `Normandy Format` Meeting on Ukraine

A meeting at the level of political directors from the foreign ministries of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will take place in Berlin on Monday. The so-called “Normandy format” meeting will discuss the progress in the implementation of the Minsk Accords and the possibilities for a settlement of the Ukrainian conflict , TASS news agency...

Five Russians granted Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of EUR 0.5 mln.
Jan03

Five Russians granted Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of EUR 0.5 mln.

In 2014 five Russians received Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of investments to the tune of EUR 500,000 each, as required by this country’s legislation, bTV reports. The volume of Russian corporate investments in Bulgarian economy over the past 10 years has been nearly USD 2 bln. According to data of Russia’s consulate general,...

Evliya Çelebi – the legendary 17th century storyteller
Jan03

Evliya Çelebi – the legendary 17th century storyteller

“When I left the clean town of Sofia on March 6th 1662, I was walking east through a field of tulips until I reached the village of Lozena.” This is the way Ottoman traveler of the seventeenth century Evliya Çelebi described in his “Book of Travels” (Seyâhatnâme) “the famous town of Sofia.” In folk tales, songs, proverbs, stories, poems, he...

Russia Urges EU to Build Ties with New Eurasian Union
Jan02

Russia Urges EU to Build Ties with New Eurasian Union

Russia’s ambassador to the EU has called on the bloc to launch talks with the newly formed Eurasian Economic Union despite the Western economic sanctions against Moscow imposed over the Ukraine crisis. EUobserver on Friday quoted Vladimir Chizhov as saying: “I think that common sense advises us to explore the possibility of...

2014:  Folklore bonanza
Dec31

2014: Folklore bonanza

Folklore festivals, competitions, anniversaries… Not forgetting the new voices discovered during the outgoing year. Events throughout 2014 painted a colourful folklore bonanza, as if the difficult times or the bad news never got through to organizers and performers and audiences were able to enjoy some memorable events. Hundreds of regional...

Obama Suggests Putin Made ‘Strategic Mistake’
Dec30

Obama Suggests Putin Made ‘Strategic Mistake’

US President Barack Obama has said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin made a “strategic mistake” when he annexed Crimea, in a move that was “not so smart”. Those thinking his Russian counterpart was a “genius” had been proven wrong by Russia’s economic crisis, he said in an interview for the...

Poroshenko Plans New Talks with Russia, Germany, France to Bring Peace To Eastern Ukraine
Dec29

Poroshenko Plans New Talks with Russia, Germany, France to Bring Peace To Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he is planning to meet with leaders of Russia, Germany and France next month to discuss a peace settlement for his country’s eastern regions. The meeting is planned to be held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on 15 January. Poroshenko said at a news conference he will urge Russia...

Bulgarian sports victories of 2014 to be remembered
Dec29

Bulgarian sports victories of 2014 to be remembered

Bulgarian climber Boyan Petrov achieved a true feat despite suffering from diabetes. For a period of 100 days he climbed 3 eight-thousanders – Kanchendzyonga (8586 m), Broad Peak (8047) and fearsome K2 (8611) without using additional oxygen and without helpers. In 2015 Petrov plans to climb two other peaks that have not been climbed by...

Pin It on Pinterest