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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...

Bulgaria, Slovakia Agree to Work for Building Eastring Gas Pipeline
Jun09

Bulgaria, Slovakia Agree to Work for Building Eastring Gas Pipeline

Bulgaria and Slovakia have signed an agreement for future providing gas supplies to the Balkan country via the proposed Eastring pipeline. Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the respective gas pipeline operators of the two countries, Bulgartransgaz and Eustream, in Sofia on Thursday, the two companies will work jointly to provde EU...

Bulgaria Cuts Non-EU Trade Gap by 58% Y/Y in Jan-Apr 2016
Jun09

Bulgaria Cuts Non-EU Trade Gap by 58% Y/Y in Jan-Apr 2016

Bulgaria ran a deficit of BGN 329.6 M (exports FOB – imports CIF) in trade with third countries in the first four months of 2016, the national statistical office NSI announced on Thursday. This compared with deficit of BGN 782.8 in trade with non-EU countries for January-April 2015. Data for 2016 are preliminary. In April 2016 alone Bulgaria had...

Yard of the Cyrillic alphabet – unique cultural-historical complex
Jun09

Yard of the Cyrillic alphabet – unique cultural-historical complex

Nearly 300 million people in the world use the Cyrillic alphabet when writing. These are Slavic people from Southeastern Europe, as well as Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusian, representatives of numerous non-Slavic peoples in Russia – peoples from the Caucasus region, Siberia, people from former Soviet republics and Mongolians. At least 50...

Bulgarian President Calls for Starting New Engines of EU Integration
Jun09

Bulgarian President Calls for Starting New Engines of EU Integration

In his address to the European Parliament delivered on Wednesday, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called for starting new engines of European integration. According to Plevneliev, the cure to the ills of the EU lies in more rule of law, more synergies and more integration. The Bulgarian president identified integration as the only weapon...

Bulgaria’s Lalova Wins 100m Run in Belinzona
Jun07

Bulgaria’s Lalova Wins 100m Run in Belinzona

Bulgaria’s 2012 European Champion Ivet Lalova-Collio won the 100m women’s run in the Swiss city of Belinzona on Monday. At 11.20 s, Lalova-Collio left behind Natalia Pohrebnyak of Ukraine whose result was 11.26 s and Swiss record-holder Mujinga Kambundi with 11.34 s. The Bulgarian athlete is now take part in a Diamond League...

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