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Bulgaria to Keep Standing Up for Ukraine’s Integrity – President
Mar27

Bulgaria to Keep Standing Up for Ukraine’s Integrity – President

Bulgarian supports Ukraine’s path to association to the EU and rapprochement with NATO, President Rosen Plevneliev has said. Meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, he has asserted that his country backs the “sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine” and does not recognize the results...

Catholics in Bulgaria expect Easter
Mar26

Catholics in Bulgaria expect Easter

On Sunday, the Catholic world celebrates Easter. A relatively small community of Catholics in Bulgaria, just above 1 percent of the population in this country, have also been expecting the Resurrection. History of Catholicism in Bulgaria dates back to the Middle Ages, when monks from the Franciscan Order of today’s Bosnia undertook a...

Bulgarian Catholics want Pope to visit Bulgaria
Mar21

Bulgarian Catholics want Pope to visit Bulgaria

After meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Sofia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said he would send the message of the Catholic community in Bulgaria that they would like the Pope to pay a visit to this country. The only Pope to have visited Bulgaria so far is John Paul II, who arrived in Sofia in 2002....

FlyDubai Plane Crash in Russia Kills All on Board
Mar19

FlyDubai Plane Crash in Russia Kills All on Board

All 62 people on board a FlyDubai plane which crashed on landing in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, are confirmed dead, Russian officials say.Preliminary data suggests there were 55 passengers and 7 crew on the Boeing 737, which “hit the ground and broke into pieces,” according to the investigative committee quoted by RIA Novosti....

EU-Turkey Summit to Seek Finalization of Migrant Crisis Deal
Mar17

EU-Turkey Summit to Seek Finalization of Migrant Crisis Deal

Prime Ministers of EU member states and Turkey are gathering for a two-day summit bringing together the European Council and Turkey. The summit is set to take place Thursday and Friday, with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to join the second day. Last week EU leaders and Turkey agreed on the broad principles of a deal aimed at curbing the...

EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market
Mar15

EU Said to Be Looking into Alleged Abuse of Gazprom’s Dominant Position in Bulgarian Market

The European Commission has requested Gazprom to provide information related to allegations of abuse of the Russian company’s dominant position in the Bulgarian wholesale gas market, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The information sought by the EU executive body is connected to “an alleged violation of EU antitrust legislation related to...

Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge
Mar15

Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge

What is the common thing between the protest movements in the Tahrir Square, the Maidan, the Gezi Park and Eagle’s Bridge downtown Sofia? The specifics of these forms of protest and the way they are carried out on public spots is the key subject in the research of sociologist Nilüfer Göle, a professor at the leading French School for...

Reactors at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Plant ‘among Most Dangerous in Europe’
Mar15

Reactors at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Plant ‘among Most Dangerous in Europe’

Reactors at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria are considered to be among the most dangerous in Europe, a report at German daily Der Tagesspiegel [DE] reads.It also cites a number of safety concerns raised in 2013 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global energy watchdog (even though some of the recommendations have...

Russia Lashes Out at Bulgaria FM over Article
Mar12

Russia Lashes Out at Bulgaria FM over Article

An article published by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov in a mass-circulation daily sparked outrage from Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Friday. At a press briefing [RU] on Friday, Zakharova called “inappropriate” references to Russia, used in the article, as “a traffic cop” for...

Bulgaria’s Imports from Third Countries Decreased in January
Mar11

Bulgaria’s Imports from Third Countries Decreased in January

Exports of Bulgaria with third countries grew in January 2016 compared to the same month of 2015, while imports dropped in value, preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute shows. Exports increased by 6.3% amounting to BGN 1.164 B. Turkey, China, Egypt, Macedonia, Serbia, the United States, and Russia were the main export partners,...

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