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Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District
Jul28

Putin Incorporates Crimea into Southern Federal District

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the unification of the Crimean Peninsula with the Southern Federal District, previously known as the North Caucasian Federal District, TASS reports. The motives are not immediately clear. Russia incorporated Crimea into its territory in March 2014, following what it calls a local referendum where an...

EU Could Block Turkish Stream Construction – Ukrainian Official
Jul28

EU Could Block Turkish Stream Construction – Ukrainian Official

The head of Ukraine’s Naftogaz has suggested the European Union could prevent Russia and Turkey from building the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline by blocking the use of deepwater building technology. Andrey Kobolev, who heads the state-owned gas company, has told a Ukrainian TV station that EU could use sanctions to ban the transfer of...

Austria, Germany and Romania top travelling destinations for Bulgarians in June
Jul27

Austria, Germany and Romania top travelling destinations for Bulgarians in June

565,000 Bulgarians travelled abroad in June 2016, or 20.7 percent up on June 2015, the National Statistical Institute has announced. The increase is biggest in the number of Bulgarian nationals travelling to Austria – 99.2 percent, Germany – 50.8 percent and Romania – 23.3 percent. At the same time visits to Russia have dropped by 6.3 percent, to...

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Discussing Energy Projects, Sanctions Policy on Washington Visit
Jul24

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Discussing Energy Projects, Sanctions Policy on Washington Visit

The implementation of priority energy projects in Bulgaria and the region of southeastern Europe have been in the focus of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with Amos Hochstein, U.S. Special Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, in Washington. The two sides emphasised the importance of accelerating the...

Minister Mitov meets with Amos Hochstein and Daniel Fried on second day of his visit to USA
Jul24

Minister Mitov meets with Amos Hochstein and Daniel Fried on second day of his visit to USA

On the second day of his official visit to the USA Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Daniel Mitov met with the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the US Department of State Amos Hochstein and with the State Department’s Coordinator for Sanctions Policy Daniel Fried, the press center of the Bulgarian...

Bulgaria Says Gas Link with Romania to Be Completed in Autumn 2016
Jul23

Bulgaria Says Gas Link with Romania to Be Completed in Autumn 2016

Bulgaria will have its gas interconnection with neigbouring Romania completed in the autumn, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said. Petkova and her Romanian counterpart Victor Vlad Grigorescu on Saturday inspected the site of the construction of the underwater section of the gas link at Marten, in Ruse Region on the Bulgarian bank of the...

Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria to Test Bi-Directional Gas Flows by Year’s End
Jul21

Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria to Test Bi-Directional Gas Flows by Year’s End

Flows of natural gas flows between Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria will be tested by the end of 2016 under interconnection agreements signed by the grid operators of the three countries, petrochemicals market information provider ICIS has reported, citing an inside source. “The deals will allow bi-directional virtual flows spanning the region from...

Belarusian Journalist Killed in Explosion in Kiev
Jul20

Belarusian Journalist Killed in Explosion in Kiev

Journalist Pavlo Sheremet died in a blast in Kiev, Ukrainian and Russian media report.The incident happened as Sheremet was driving a car owned by Elena Pritule, the head of Ukrainska pravda (“Ukrainian Truth”), one of the media outlets he worked for. What caused the blast was not immediately clear, but subsequent reports attributed...

Ukrainian Journalist Killed in Explosion
Jul20

Ukrainian Journalist Killed in Explosion

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet died in a blast in Kiev, Ukrainian and Russian media report.The incident happened as Sheremet was driving a car owned by Elena Pritule, the head of Ukrainska pravda (“Ukrainian Truth”), one of the media outlets he worked for. What caused the blast was not immediately clear. Ukraine’s President...

Bulgaria participates in new international trainings in the Black Sea
Jul19

Bulgaria participates in new international trainings in the Black Sea

Bulgarian naval forces joined two other military trainings in the Black Sea after the end of Breeze 2016 international military training, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense informs. From July 18 until July 21 Bodri corvette takes part at the Romanian military training with international participation in the Black Sea named Sea Shield 2016. From...

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