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Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova Reaches Second Round in Birmingham
Jun15

Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova Reaches Second Round in Birmingham

The highest ranking Bulgarian female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova reached the second round of the WTA tournament in Birmingham In a match from the first round played on Tuesday, Pironkova defeated Lesia Tsurenko from Ukraine with 6:4, 6:2. The Bulgarian started the first set well, achieving an early break and coming in the lead with 2:0....

Gas internationalization in all directions
Jun14

Gas internationalization in all directions

Bulgaria hasn’t got its own gas deposits developed and its annual consumption of some 4 bln. m3 of blue fuel is almost 100% provided by Russia via Ukraine. The Bulgarian authorities do not like this, as they say such a situation makes the state much too dependent on only one foreign country in terms of energy. Besides that, Bulgaria has had...

NATO Defence Ministers to Meet in Preparation for Warsaw Summit
Jun14

NATO Defence Ministers to Meet in Preparation for Warsaw Summit

The defence ministers of the NATO member countries are scheduled to meet in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July. This will be their last meeting in this format before the high-level meeting next month which will bring together the heads of state or government of the NATO member...

Bulgaria Granted Citizenship to 900 Foreigners in 2014 – Eurostat
Jun13

Bulgaria Granted Citizenship to 900 Foreigners in 2014 – Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat released on Monday, Bulgaria granted citizenship to 900 foreign nationals in 2014. In 99 % of the cases, those granted Bulgarian citizenship came from non-EU countries. This is the second highest rate of granting citizenship to non-EU citizens after Estonia where all people granted Estonian citizenship...

Extra police presence at Euro 2016 after clashes
Jun12

Extra police presence at Euro 2016 after clashes

Euro 2016 continues and police presence has also been increased after clashes between fans in Marseille, in which dozens were injured. 10 people have been arrested in Marseille in connection with last night’s brawls that accompanied the match between England and Russia. Four of the injured are in hospital and the life of one of them is in...

Bulgarian, Austrian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation, Migration Crisis
Jun11

Bulgarian, Austrian FMs Discuss Energy Cooperation, Migration Crisis

Energy cooperation and the migration crisis were in the focus of a meeting between Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz. Mitov, who is a two-day working visit to Austria on Friday and Saturday, noted that one of the main priorities of the Bulgarian government is to ensure the energy security and...

Rival Pro-Western, Pro-Russian Rallies Taking Place in Downtown Sofia
Jun11

Rival Pro-Western, Pro-Russian Rallies Taking Place in Downtown Sofia

Rival pro-Western and pro-Russian protests were held in the centre of the Bulgarian capital on Saturday. Pro-Western sympathisers were first to stage their rally in support of Bulgaria’s membership to the EU and NATO and against the so-called “Fifth Column” of Russia in Bulgaria. Tens of people gathered in front of the building of the...

EU Prolongs Support to Farmers Hit by Russian Ban on Fruit, Vegetables Imports
Jun10

EU Prolongs Support to Farmers Hit by Russian Ban on Fruit, Vegetables Imports

The European Commission said on Friday that it extended for another year the safety net measures for the fruit and vegetables sector of the EU affected by the Russian ban on food imports. The safety net measures were introduced in 2014 in response to the Russian ban on imports of EU fruit and vegetables and were extended a year ago. Now, they are...

President’s speech in Strasbourg triggers a mixed reaction in Bulgaria
Jun10

President’s speech in Strasbourg triggers a mixed reaction in Bulgaria

Towards the end of his term of office and after declaring he would not be running for a second term, the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev made an impressive address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. At a session on the causes of migration, an EU anti-tax avoidance directive and unfair practices by chain stores on the domestic...

Bulgaria, Slovenia Discuss Regional Cooperation, Enhanced Role for SEECP
Jun09

Bulgaria, Slovenia Discuss Regional Cooperation, Enhanced Role for SEECP

Good neighborly relations and the development of transport and energy links between Balkan countries are key to the prosperity of the region, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said at a meeting with the President of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez in Sofia. Regional cooperation is a key step towards fostering democratic and...

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