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EU Will Never Recognise Crimea’s Annexation – Mogherini
Dec16

EU Will Never Recognise Crimea’s Annexation – Mogherini

The EU will never recognise Crimea’s annexation by Russia, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said Monday after the first meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council. According to AFP, the problem of Crimea was discussed at the meeting. “The EU confirmed that it will never recognize...

Violence Against Journalists Remains Rife – Reporters Without Borders
Dec16

Violence Against Journalists Remains Rife – Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) released its annual report on abuses of journalists in 2014 on Tuesday. The report shows that the number of journalists killed on duty in 2014 was 66, which is a decrease of 7 % from the 2013 figure. This brings the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the last ten years to a total of 720....

Russia Hikes Key Rate to 17% to Halt Rouble’s Slide
Dec16

Russia Hikes Key Rate to 17% to Halt Rouble’s Slide

Russia’s central bank announced on Tuesday it increased its key lending rate to 17% with immediate effect to avert a currency crisis. The rouble on Monday posted its biggest one-day drop versus the US dollar and the euro since 1999. The Russian currency traded 5.22 roubles lower to the dollar at 63.4 and 6.53 rubles lower to the euro at...

Bulgarian FM Responds to Medvedev, Points to Struggling Russian Economy
Dec15

Bulgarian FM Responds to Medvedev, Points to Struggling Russian Economy

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov responded on Monday to an earlier comment of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the negative consequences of Bulgaria’s membership to the European Union (EU). Mitov told journalists in Brussels that if he was in Medvedev’s position, he would be more worried about the state of the Russian...

US Chevron Considers Retreat from Shale Gas Project – Ukraine
Dec15

US Chevron Considers Retreat from Shale Gas Project – Ukraine

Senior Ukrainian official Valeriy Chaliy announced on Monday that US energy giant Chevron considers to retreat from the shale gas project that had been agreed in November 2013. Ukraine reached an agreement with Chevron shortly before the anti-government protests in Kiev toppled then President Viktor Yanukovich and ensued in the ongoing conflict...

Russian PM: Bulgaria ‘Worse Off’ after Joining EU
Dec15

Russian PM: Bulgaria ‘Worse Off’ after Joining EU

Bulgaria is a negative example in terms of economic development after its EU accession, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes.”After entering the EU in 2007, in 6 years unemployment has increased from 6.9% to 11.8%. Foreign investment has shrunk nine times within the same period (from EUR 9.051 B to EUR 1.092 B). And are...

Ukraine Has No Interest in Restoring Its Nuclear Status – President
Dec14

Ukraine Has No Interest in Restoring Its Nuclear Status – President

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he never had interest in restoring his country’s status as nuclear power. Poroshenko said in an interview for Australian television channel ABC that such a move will be “absolutely irresponsible”. The Ukrainian President stated that the buildup of nuclear power, which was a technology...

Over five thousand foreigners have taken Bulgarian citizenship in 2014
Dec14

Over five thousand foreigners have taken Bulgarian citizenship in 2014

5,527 foreigners have received Bulgarian citizenship from January 1 to December 1, 2014, the Ministry of Justice reports. The largest is the share of Macedonians – 1,721 people. A total of 1,092 are of Moldovan origin, 899 of Ukrainian and 261 of Russian origin. Since the beginning of the year, 21 persons of Syrian origin have received Bulgarian...

Over 4600 People Killed in Eastern Ukraine Since Start of Conflict
Dec13

Over 4600 People Killed in Eastern Ukraine Since Start of Conflict

More than 4600 people were killed since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine this spring, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). According to the OCHA report, released on Friday, as of December 7 at least 4634 people were killed and 10 243 were wounded. Around 5.2 million people still live in the...

Bulgarian PM, German Chancellor to Meet, Discuss Energy Matters
Dec12

Bulgarian PM, German Chancellor to Meet, Discuss Energy Matters

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is to meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting scheduled for December 15 in Germany. This was announced by the administration of the German Chancellor, which also revealed that Borisov is to be welcomed with military honours. It is expected that the two are to discuss their countries’...

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