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Angela Merkel Visits Poland in Bid to Thaw Chilly Relations
Mar20

Angela Merkel Visits Poland in Bid to Thaw Chilly Relations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Warsaw on Monday for talks with Polish leaders aimed at improving relations which have been strained by disagreements on rule of law, immigration and refugee policy, and Poland’s new Holocaust law, as well as a new gas pipeline. On her second foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term as...

France ‘Does Not Recognize’ Russian Vote in Crimea
Mar19

France ‘Does Not Recognize’ Russian Vote in Crimea

France said on Sunday it would not recognize Russia’s election in the Crimea peninsula, four years to the day after Russia formally annexed the territory from Ukraine in a move slammed by the West as illegal. “Challenging borders by force is contrary to international law, including commitments made by the Russian Federation,”...

Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Elections with 76.65% of the Votes
Mar19

Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Elections with 76.65% of the Votes

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.” There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he faced seven minor candidates and his most...

Bulgaria Launches Natural Gas Hub Project with EU Support
Mar16

Bulgaria Launches Natural Gas Hub Project with EU Support

Bulgaria is creating a natural gas hub at its Black Sea coast. The Bulgarian energy ministry says the state-owned company Bulgartransgaz signed a 1.2 million-euro ($1.5 million) contract Thursday with a Bulgarian-Swiss consortium for a feasibility study. The European Union has pledged to provide 920,000 euros ($1.13 million) for the project....

Minister Karakachanov confirms: MIG-29 jets will be repaired by Russian producer
Mar16

Minister Karakachanov confirms: MIG-29 jets will be repaired by Russian producer

Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krassimir Karakachanov has confirmed there was a framework agreement for the repairs of the MiG-29 jet fighters of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. The agreement will soon be signed directly with the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.Procedures for appealing the agreement by a Ukrainian company have been closed. Business...

Russia will Provide Logistics for the Bulgarian MiG-29 until 2022
Mar14

Russia will Provide Logistics for the Bulgarian MiG-29 until 2022

The Bulgarian Defense Ministry chose the Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation to provide the Air Force with the integrated logistics service for its 15 MiG-29 fighters for the next 48 months, Jane’s 360 reports. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krassimir Karakachanov signed the agreement on March 6 after talks with the Russian company ended on...

There are more than 6 million Bulgarians living outside Bulgaria: Petar Haralampiev
Mar13

There are more than 6 million Bulgarians living outside Bulgaria: Petar Haralampiev

There are an estimated 6 million Bulgarians and over, including children from mixed marriages, living outside Bulgaria, said in an interview for Trud newspaper Petar Haralampiev, chair of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad. There are Bulgarian communities in Northern Greece, in Albania there are 150,000 – 500,000 people of Bulgarian...

Putin Ordered the Destruction of 737 Boeing with 110 Passengers on Board
Mar12

Putin Ordered the Destruction of 737 Boeing with 110 Passengers on Board

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the destruction of passenger planes that have been reported to carry a bomb for the purpose of assaulting the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Ultimately, the tragedy was avoided. This is stated by the head of Russia himself in a documentary. Putin says he has received information that the...

EU extends by further six months sanctions prompted by actions aimed against Ukraine territorial integrity
Mar12

EU extends by further six months sanctions prompted by actions aimed against Ukraine territorial integrity

On 12 March 2018 the Council of EU extended by further six months, i.e. by 15 September 2018, the validity of restrictive measures prompted by actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Measures include freezing of assets and travel restrictions. They continue to apply for 150...

Around 4,000 Bulgarians Take Cruises Every Year
Mar12

Around 4,000 Bulgarians Take Cruises Every Year

Around 4,000 Bulgarians take cruises every year, Rumen Draganov, Director of the Institute for Analyzes and Assessments in Tourism, said. In his words, a little more than half of them, more than 2,000 of our compatriots choose the Mediterranean, and the rest travel to other parts of the world like the North Sea East and West Coast of the United...

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