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Lavrov Warns of EU’s ‘Dangerous’ Behavior Toward Russia
Jan26

Lavrov Warns of EU’s ‘Dangerous’ Behavior Toward Russia

EU member states are increasingly complaining of the EU’s policies of unilateral decision-making, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.During his annual news conference on foreign policy, he asserted that while Russia had ever sought antagonism with the EU, there were differences in the positions of the EU Commission and...

Bulgaria’s FM Calls for PACE Dialogue with Russia
Jan26

Bulgaria’s FM Calls for PACE Dialogue with Russia

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov on Monday said dialogue was needed with the Russian representatives to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). After speaking before the assembly, Mitov told reporters the Council of Europe was “extremely concerned” with Russia’s decision not to attend the sessions....

Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga
Jan24

Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga

During the outgoing week we saw the start of the last season of the show called South Stream. After Bulgaria blocked the gas pipeline project in 2014 under pressure from the European Commission and US lobbyists, it will soon be clear whether the country will come out winner or loser in this saga. Since the start of democracy in this country the...

Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen
Jan22

Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen

A Libyan court has withdrawn the charges of smuggling of oil products brought last year against the crew of tanker vessel Sunoil, which included two Bulgarian nationals, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia announced on Friday. The court in Tripoli has also ordered the release of the five members of the crew, which also included two Ukrainian citizens...

President and Vice-President held press conference on occasion of fourth year in office
Jan22

President and Vice-President held press conference on occasion of fourth year in office

On occasion of the fourth anniversary of their inauguration, Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and Bulgaria’s Vice-President Margarita Popova rendered account of the activity of the Presidential institution during a special press conference. President Plevneliev mentioned in his speech the construction of new motorways and the...

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...

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