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Bulgaria to Make Its Second Appearance at Eurovision Final on Saturday
May14

Bulgaria to Make Its Second Appearance at Eurovision Final on Saturday

Bulgarian singer Poli Genova will perform her song “If Love Was a Crime” at the final of this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Stockholm on Saturday evening. Thanks to Genova, who also represented the country in 2011, Bulgaria will make its second appearance at an Eurovision final. Since its debut...

Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final
May13

Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final

Bulgarian singer Poli Genova, who represents Bulgaria at this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “If Love Was a Crime”, qualified for the final which will take place in Stockholm on Saturday. Genova, who also participated in 2011, was one of the eighteen artists performing in the second semifinal on...

Bulgaria’s Poli Genova to Perform at Eurovision Semifinal on Thursday
May12

Bulgaria’s Poli Genova to Perform at Eurovision Semifinal on Thursday

The Bulgarian representative at this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Poli Genova, will perform in the second semifinal taking place in Stockholm on Thursday evening. Genova, who had previously represented Bulgaria in 2011, will compete with the song “If Love Was a Crime”. The Bulgarian representative will be the twelfth out...

Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016
May10

Bulgaria Cuts Deficit in Trade with Third Countries in Q1 2016

Bulgaria slashed deficit in trade with third countries to BGN 105 M (exports FOB – imports CIF) in the first quarter of 2016, compared with a shortfall of BGN 625 M a year earlier, official statistics showed on Tuesday. Bulgarian exports to third countries dropped by by 8.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, reaching BGN 3.53...

President Rossen Plevneliev: EU is the most successful peace project
May09

President Rossen Plevneliev: EU is the most successful peace project

The European Union is a unique peace project, the most successful process of regional integration and the biggest area of human rights and freedoms worldwide, Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev said at a meeting with Bulgarian students and pupils on occasion of Europe Day marked on May 9. The European Union today is the biggest world...

Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine   
May09

Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine  

Bulgaria and Romania, lying at the eastern border of both NATO and the EU, will become ‘increasingly involved’ in Europe’s migration crisis and the West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine, Stratfor has forecast. While Romania and Bulgaria, which joined NATO in 2004, will continue to accept the Alliance’s military buildup...

US Energy Envoy: New Gas Projects ‘Are Little More Than Distractions’
May06

US Energy Envoy: New Gas Projects ‘Are Little More Than Distractions’

New proposals and MoUs for new gas projects sometimes “have little more than the goal of distracting from the good projects that are underway”, Amos Hochstein, US Special Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, said on Friday. In a phone briefing on the US-EU Energy Council meeting held earlier this week, he said there were “a lot of...

Russia Still Ready to Build Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe, Lavrov Says
May06

Russia Still Ready to Build Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe, Lavrov Says

Moscow hasn’t given up on its plans to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe across the Black Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed. “The southern direction is not yet written off,” Lavrov told sputniknews.com earlier this week. “Sometime in February, I think Gazprom signed a memorandum...

Prof. Elena Genova presents: The Samokov School of iconography
Apr28

Prof. Elena Genova presents: The Samokov School of iconography

As public relations entered a new stage in the 18th and 19th century, different schools of art took shape in Bulgaria. That was the age of the Bulgarian National Revival; in Western Europe the 18th century was the Age of Enlightenment, a time when the national idea and the national-liberation struggles burgeoned. Education and culture flourished....

Gazprom launches new version of South Stream
Apr28

Gazprom launches new version of South Stream

A new variant of the South Stream gas pipeline project, from the coast of the Crimea peninsula to Bulgaria’s port of Varna, was launched by the head of Gazprom Export, Andrei Konoplyanik during the Central European Gas Forum in Bratislava. In this way the pipeline will be shorter and cheaper. The news was broken a weak after Bulgaria...

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