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OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland
Dec04

OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers Meets in Switzerland

The annual Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) takes place on 4 and 5 December in the Swiss city of Basel. The Ministerial Council brings together foreign ministers and delegations from the 57 participating states of the OSCE. It is expected that a meeting will take place between Russian Foreign...

South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister
Dec04

South Stream Profit for Bulgaria Estimated at EUR 54 M a year – Caretaker Minister

Bulgaria’s caretaker Energy Minister Vasil Shtonov has argued that the South Stream gas pipeline would have fetched meager profits from transit fees. In a Thursday interview for bTV, he claimed that the gas pipeline would have brought EUR 54 M a year in transit fees over the next 30 years, adding that the sum had been calculated on the...

Vladimir Putin: Russia Should Become Competitive, Self-Reliant
Dec04

Vladimir Putin: Russia Should Become Competitive, Self-Reliant

Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual address to the country’s Parliament calling for measures to get the economy back on its feet. As expected, Putin has commented on both domestic and international issues involving Russia.Russia’s head of state described sanctions as “harmful” to all sides, arguing...

Bulgaria ‘Could Swell with Anger’ over South Stream – Russian MP
Dec04

Bulgaria ‘Could Swell with Anger’ over South Stream – Russian MP

“Bulgaria could swell with anger” a Russian MP wrote on Twitter to comment on the South Stream project’s demise. Конец Южного потока: Болгария может кусать себе локти, а ЕС можно поздравить с усилением зависимости от украинского транзита. Доигрались… — Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) December 3, 2014 “The end of...

Bulgarian Gov’t to Start Tenders on Oil, Gas Exploration and Drilling
Dec03

Bulgarian Gov’t to Start Tenders on Oil, Gas Exploration and Drilling

The Council of Ministers has moved to begin tenders for exploration and drilling in two areas within Bulgaria’s economic shelf and exclusive economic zone. These are the Silistar Block 1-14 and Teres Block 1-22, according to the government’s press office. Potential investors will be granted a five-year allowance to explore the two...

South Stream Project to Top Agenda of Borisov-Juncker Talks
Dec03

South Stream Project to Top Agenda of Borisov-Juncker Talks

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is set to visit Brussels on Thursday, December 4, to meet EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.The South Stream gas pipeline project, which Moscow is renouncing according to a statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be at the core of their discussions, Juncker was quoted by the...

Situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye NPP ‘Under Control’
Dec03

Situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye NPP ‘Under Control’

Workers have begun an emergency repair at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant Zaporizhye (Ukraine), with “no issues” registered at the reactor where a short-circuit forced authorities to shut down parts of the plant.Ukraine’s Energy Ministry has also explained an imbalance of power supply is to be observed due to both the...

Ukraine Names Cause of Nuclear Plant Accident
Dec03

Ukraine Names Cause of Nuclear Plant Accident

Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom has cast more light on the accident at the Zaporizhye nuclear plant which officials reported earlier on Wednesday.State-owned Ukrainian utility Energoatom has cited a failure of the voltage transformer at the Auxiliary Power Unit as a reason behind the development, according to UNIAN news...

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says ‘No Threat’
Dec03

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says ‘No Threat’

An accident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye nuclear power plant has forced the shutdown of a reactor but posed no danger, government officials said on Wednesday. Ukrainian Prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said a 1,000-megawatt reactor at the power plant in southeastern Ukraine had been shut down following an unspecified accident on November 28 and...

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says “No Threat”
Dec03

Ukraine Reports Accident at Nuclear Plant, Energy Minister Says “No Threat”

An accident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye nuclear power plant has forced the shutdown of a reactor but posed no danger, government officials said on Wednesday. Ukrainian Prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said a 1,000-megawatt reactor at the power plant in southeastern Ukraine had been shut down following an unspecified accident on November 28 and...

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