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Russia’s Federation Council Approves Turkish Stream Law
Feb01

Russia’s Federation Council Approves Turkish Stream Law

The Federation Council of Russia has approved the law for the ratification of the agreement between the governments of Russia and Turkey on the Turkish Stream pipeline. The agreement envisages the creation of a favourable normative and legal basis, including a tax and customs regime, for the design, construction and exploitation of the pipeline,...

NATO launches military exercise Sea Shield 2017 in the Black Sea
Feb01

NATO launches military exercise Sea Shield 2017 in the Black Sea

NATO’s international military exercise Sea Shield 2017 starts on February 1 in the Black Sea, Romanian information agencies announced, based on information from Romania’s Naval Forces. A total of 2.800 military men from Bulgaria, Romania, Canada, Greece, Spain, the USA, Turkey and Ukraine will participate at the training with vessels,...

Nation that is unaware of its history is doomed to repeat it
Feb01

Nation that is unaware of its history is doomed to repeat it

In 2017 the world marks 28 years since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Many of the crimes and repressions of the regime still remain unrevealed. Bulgaria has been imprisoned within the vicious circle of its own past over these nearly three decades and any attempt for some change clashes with the fierce opposition of the status quo. The...

Bulgaria places 4th in mixed relay at European Biathlon Championship
Jan29

Bulgaria places 4th in mixed relay at European Biathlon Championship

Bulgaria remained a place short from grabbing the bronze medals I in the mixed relay event at the European Biathlon Championship in Poland. The Bulgarian team composed of Emilia Yordanova Desislava Stoyanova, Dimitar Gerdjikov and Vladimir Iliev showed excellent performance but did not manage to grab the medals. The Bulgarian competitors used a...

Trump, Putin Discuss ‘Equal Partnership’ Prospects over Phone
Jan29

Trump, Putin Discuss ‘Equal Partnership’ Prospects over Phone

The Presidents of United States and Russia talked over the phone on Saturday evening, touching issues such as Syria, the Israel-Palestina conflict, the fight against terrorism, and bilateral trade. The Kremlin said Ukraine had also been on the agenda. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump talked for around 45 minutes. The two underlined they stood...

Bulgaria Can Negotiate With Russia, EU on Turkish Stream Pipeline
Jan28

Bulgaria Can Negotiate With Russia, EU on Turkish Stream Pipeline

Bulgaria can negotiate with Russia and the EU for the laying of one of the pipelines of Turkish Stream through its territory, said Russian expert Konstantin Simonov, head of the Fund for National and Energy Security. According to Simonov, the situation at present resembles the crisis in the winter of 2009 when Bulgaria stopped receiving gas from...

Bulgaria can look for deal with Russia over Turkish Stream pipeline: Konstantin Simonov
Jan28

Bulgaria can look for deal with Russia over Turkish Stream pipeline: Konstantin Simonov

Bulgaria could possibly look for a deal with Russia over the passage of one of the Turkish Stream pipes through its territory, Russian expert Konstantin Simonov argued in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio. He is head of the National Energy Security Fund in Russia. Simonov compared the current situation to the winter of 2009 when...

Bulgaria’s new President will have zero freedom to take stands independently from NATO and EU: Ilian Vassilev
Jan23

Bulgaria’s new President will have zero freedom to take stands independently from NATO and EU: Ilian Vassilev

The fifth President of Bulgaria has entered the Presidency building with the image of a pro-Russian politician due to his speeches in the election campaign and interviews for foreign media that the EU should lift sanctions against Russia and that Crimea is actually part of Russia, because the Russian national flag is hoisted there. Although...

Rumen Radev assumes office as president, a “hot” spring in the offing
Jan23

Rumen Radev assumes office as president, a “hot” spring in the offing

Continuity and change. These were the guiding principles the new President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev formulated in his brief speech as he assumed office at a ceremony in Sofia yesterday. Former president Rosen Plevneliev wished success to his successor, stating that throughout the five years of his term of office he had worked solely for the...

Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up
Jan19

Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up

A state-funded think tank in Russia has alleged that Maidan-style protests will be staged “in the center of Sofia” before Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev takes up the office on Sunday. In a piece published on the day Radev was sworn in, Igor Pshenichnikov, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies’ advisor to the...

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