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Bulgaria Ranks 60th as Rio Paralympics End
Sep19

Bulgaria Ranks 60th as Rio Paralympics End

Bulgaria has the 60th best result in the Rio Paralympics, the final ranking shows. With one gold medal, won by Ruzhdi Ruzhdi in shot put F55 category, the country’s result is similar to that of Bahrain, Kuwait, and Georgia, each having scooped one gold medal. This has been the first gold medal for Bulgarian paralympic athletes since 2004.In...

Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections
Sep18

Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections

Scuffles have broken out in front of Russia’s diplomatic services in Kiev and Odessa as Russians living in Ukraine are going to the polls. Clashes have erupted between police and protesters against Russia’s policies toward Ukraine, Interfax has reported. No-one has been seriously hurt. Those involved in the Kiev protests, where the...

Tensions in Kiev and Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections
Sep18

Tensions in Kiev and Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections

Scuffles have broken out in front of Russia’s diplomatic services in Kiev and Odessa as Russians living in Ukraine are going to the polls. Clashes have erupted between police and protesters against Russia’s policies toward Ukraine, Interfax has reported. No-one has been seriously hurt. Those involved in the Kiev protests, where the...

Bulgarian President Plevneliev: Russia Is Not An Enemy But It Is An Opponent
Sep17

Bulgarian President Plevneliev: Russia Is Not An Enemy But It Is An Opponent

“The EU must consider what happened with the Ukrainian crisis. What bothers me is the fact that, regarding this crisis, very few Bulgarian politicians declared their positions openly. Many Bulgarian politicians have not said a word up to now about the fact that one state occupied the territory of another sovereign state and there was an illegal...

Bulgaria May Have To Bid South Stream Dream Goodbye
Sep14

Bulgaria May Have To Bid South Stream Dream Goodbye

Bulgaria may have to bid its dreams about the South stream pipeline goodbye. This is almost certain after Gazprom received permission from Turkey for the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline today. Despite assertions that the two pipelines are not in direct competition and may be constructed independently, in reality, by building Turkish...

Controversy over EU, NATO Flags Desecration at Russophile Gathering
Sep13

Controversy over EU, NATO Flags Desecration at Russophile Gathering

The socialist-backed presidential candidate, Maj Gen Rumen Radev, attended on Sunday a gathering of the “friends of Russia” and addressed the crowd. Radev spoke of the “hard time in relations between EU and Russia” and argued Bulgaria’s role would be to cooperate in overcoming the problem. “It is high time for...

Bulgaria’s Exports Grew 4% in 2015 – Final Data
Sep12

Bulgaria’s Exports Grew 4% in 2015 – Final Data

Bulgaria exported BGN 44.949 M worth of goods last year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI)’s final data shows. The figure constitutes an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. The highest growth in exports was observed in March (24.4%), the largest fall having been in September (7.5%). Imports went slightly up, having been at...

Bulgaria takes part in meeting on gas interconnectivity in Central and Southeast Europe
Sep09

Bulgaria takes part in meeting on gas interconnectivity in Central and Southeast Europe

A meeting of the High Level Working Group on gas interconnectivity in Central and Southeast Europe took place in Budapest, Hungary. A major accent in the talks was the strengthening of regional cooperation and also the guaranteeing of security and diversification of gas supplies in the electricity sector too. A Declaration was signed for the...

Russian tourists return to Bulgaria
Sep09

Russian tourists return to Bulgaria

In preliminary estimates the number of Russian tourist in Bulgaria this year is set to reach 550 – 600,000 compared to 484,000 in 2015 и 681,000 in 2013. This has become known after a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Albena of business delegations from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation with Bulgarian companies....

Brussels supports Bulgarian gas hub, Moscow refuses to deliver gas through Black Sea
Sep08

Brussels supports Bulgarian gas hub, Moscow refuses to deliver gas through Black Sea

The gas routes will not go round Bulgaria, Premier Boyko Borissov said convincingly several days ago at the international investment round table about his favorite infrastructure project – the Balkan Gas Hub which is expected to be built on the Black Sea coast. The future of the project is not that clear, although it has been in the focus...

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