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Bulgaria’s President Says Too Early to Talk about 2nd Term
Jan21

Bulgaria’s President Says Too Early to Talk about 2nd Term

It is too early to announce candidacies for the presidential election due this autumn, Bulgarian head of state Rosen Plevneliev has said in his annual address.“Everyone who thinks they can lead a 10-month campaign instead of doing something that makes sense for people will certainly be punished by the people,” he said answering to a...

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Proceeds to Third Round of Australian Open
Jan20

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Proceeds to Third Round of Australian Open

The highest ranking Bulgarian male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov proceeded to the third round of Australian Open. In a match from the second round played on Wednesday, Dimitrov defeated Argentinian Marco Trungelliti with 6:3, 4:6, 6:2, 7:5. In the third round the Bulgarian will face Roger Federer, who defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov from Ukraine...

Ukraine Trebles Price for Transiting Russian Gas to Europe
Jan19

Ukraine Trebles Price for Transiting Russian Gas to Europe

Ukraine has more than trebled the price for transiting Russian natural gas to Europe via its territory since the start of 2016, according to Ukrainian media outlet energy.apostrophe.com.ua. The change means that Russia’s Gazprom now must pay Ukraine USD 7.9 to carry 1,000 cubic meters of gas along a distance of 100 km of Ukrainian...

Bulgaria’s South Stream Hopes Look ‘Bleak’ – Stratfor
Jan18

Bulgaria’s South Stream Hopes Look ‘Bleak’ – Stratfor

No matter how interested Bulgaria is in pursuing the South Stream project, the outcome looks bleak, Stratfor writes in an analysis of Russian gas infrastructure plans. There are certainly reasons Bulgaria and Russia might choose to return to South Stream.Firstly, Sofia “has remained open to the pipeline proposal”, and secondly it has...

Bulgarian Stream project to balance gas controversies in Europe
Jan18

Bulgarian Stream project to balance gas controversies in Europe

The new project for a gas pipeline entitled Bulgarian Stream should reduce the clash of interests among EU countries an attain a certain balance between the planned Nord Stream 2 and the losses from the expected revenues from the suspended South Stream gas pipeline. The statement is made by the private US intelligence and analytical agency...

Integrating Muslims into Europe ‘Practically Impossible’, Czech President Zeman Says
Jan17

Integrating Muslims into Europe ‘Practically Impossible’, Czech President Zeman Says

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman, known for his staunchly anti-migrant stance, has said that the Muslim community cannot be integrated into the European society. “The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,”...

Bulgaria to be Promoted as Tourist Destination at Rio Olympics
Jan15

Bulgaria to be Promoted as Tourist Destination at Rio Olympics

Bulgaria will be promoted as a tourist destination at the 2016 Olympic Games which will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro this summer. This was announced by Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) on Thursday. Bulgaria will be also promoted at other leading sports events, such as the European Ski...

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Proceeds to Semifinals in Sydney
Jan15

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Proceeds to Semifinals in Sydney

The highest ranking Bulgarian male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov proceeded to the semifinals of the Apia International tournament which is taking place in Sydney. In the quarterfinal, Dimitrov defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov from Ukraine with 4:6, 6:3, 6:4. The quarterfinal was played over two days as rain interrupted the match several times, with...

Tennis: Dimitrov Leads Dolgopolov in Sydney Quarterfinals When Rain Stops Play    
Jan14

Tennis: Dimitrov Leads Dolgopolov in Sydney Quarterfinals When Rain Stops Play    

Bulgaria’s top male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov was leading Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 6-3, 4-2 at the quarterfinals of the international tournament in Sydney, when rain stopped play, the Australian Associated Press reported on Thursday. The match has been postponed until Friday morning. The winner of the Dimitrov-Dolgopolov...

Minister Nikolina Angelkova: We expect more tourists coming from Germany, Poland and France
Jan14

Minister Nikolina Angelkova: We expect more tourists coming from Germany, Poland and France

Two processes defined the tourist sector in 2015 – the formation of the Ministry of Tourism (it was given independent status at the close of 2014) and the efforts made throughout the year to make Bulgaria an appealing all year round tourist destination. “We achieved a great deal. The Tourism Act adopted in March 2013 is now functioning, without...

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