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IAEA, EBRD Officials among Speakers at Nuclear Decommissioning Conference in Sofia
Sep28

IAEA, EBRD Officials among Speakers at Nuclear Decommissioning Conference in Sofia

Names of Bulgarian and EU officials and representatives of regulators and operators to attend the Central & Eastern Europe Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference 2016 have already been announced. The conference, which is due to take place in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on December 08-09, is supported by the European Union...

Bulgaria Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Terms Of Deats Due To Air Pollution
Sep27

Bulgaria Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Terms Of Deats Due To Air Pollution

Bulgaria ranks second in terms of deaths per capita caused by air pollution, showed data of the World Health Organisation published on Tuesday. With 118 deaths per 100,000 people, Bulgaria occupies the unenviable second position, immediately after Ukraine with 120/100,000 cases caused by pollution of the air with fine dust particles. Belarus...

Russian MP: Bulgarian Politicians Have No Sense of Humour
Sep26

Russian MP: Bulgarian Politicians Have No Sense of Humour

Bulgarians who got insulted by a comment that Russia will buy the entire Bulgaria have to differentiate between what is serious and what is not, Russian MP-elect Pyotr Tolstoy has said.Tolstoy made headlines in Bulgaria after telling a Bulgarian TV reporter, in the day of State Duma elections: “We will buy out the entire [Bulgaria],”...

EIB OKs EUR 7.3 B for Investment in Europe
Sep24

EIB OKs EUR 7.3 B for Investment in Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said it has approved EUR 7.3 B in loans for investment across Europe and around the world. At a meeting in Malta’s capital Valetta, its Board of Directors gave the green light for the funding to be allocated to strategic infrastructure, the environmental and knowledge economy as well as private sector...

New Quake Hits Romania’s Vrancea
Sep24

New Quake Hits Romania’s Vrancea

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake has hit the area of Vrancea in Eastern Romania, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has said. The new tremor comes after the powerful quake that shook the country’s east and was felt in Northeastern Bulgaria, Moldova and parts of Ukraine.There have been no immediate reports about damage caused by either...

Ukraine Demands ‘Special Partnership’ with NATO
Sep24

Ukraine Demands ‘Special Partnership’ with NATO

Ukraine has filed a “special partnership” request with NATO, state news agency UNIAN has said. The document was sent in an official letter from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, before a Ukraine-NATO Commission meating in Brussels. The idea is to become part of the program of enhanced opportunities for special partners of NATO....

Earthquake scares Bulgaria’s Russe
Sep24

Earthquake scares Bulgaria’s Russe

An earthquake with epicenter in Romania scared people living in the city of Russe and across northeastern Bulgaria early in the morning. The epicenter was in the Eastern Carpathians and more specifically in the notorious seismic zone of Vrancea. The National Institute of Geophysics of Romania reported that the earthquake was of magnitude 5.6 on...

Strong Earthquake Hits Eastern Romania
Sep24

Strong Earthquake Hits Eastern Romania

There have been no reports of injured people after a strong earthquake hit the area of Vrancea in Romania, a known seismic zone.The epicenter was at a depth of 112 km beneath the surface, 153 km north of the capital Bucharest local media quote officials from Romania’s geophysics institute as saying. Romanian officials set the magnitude at...

Putin Appoints EU-Blacklisted Official as Spy Chief
Sep23

Putin Appoints EU-Blacklisted Official as Spy Chief

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergey Naryshkin, until now speaker of Parliament’s lower house, as head of foreign intelligence service (SVR). Naryshkin, considered to be close to the current head of state, headed the Russian President’s administration between 2008 and 2011 (under Dmitry Medvedev) before being elected...

Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link ‘Hopefully Ready’ by End of Year
Sep19

Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link ‘Hopefully Ready’ by End of Year

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has voiced her hope that the construction of an interconnector with Romania will be complete by the end of 2016, becoming the country’s first gas link with a neighboring state. At an energy conference dedicated to energy security in Southeast Europe, Petkova has underlined that the government...

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