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EU Ambassadors Agree to Extends Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016
Dec18

EU Ambassadors Agree to Extends Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016

European Union envoys have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine by another six months until 31 July 2016, newswires reported on Friday. The sanctions, which apply to Russia’s oil, military and energy sectors as well as individuals linked to the Ukraine conflict, were to expire on 31...

Who’s right and who’s wrong: South Stream revisited
Dec18

Who’s right and who’s wrong: South Stream revisited

Yesterday’s exchange between Russia’s president and Bulgaria’s prime minister reopened the subject of the gas pipeline that never was. The international project with Russia and Italy in the leading roles was supposed to deliver Russian gas to Central and Western Europe using a pipeline running along the Black Sea bed via...

WW2 – the war we could not have avoided
Dec18

WW2 – the war we could not have avoided

Bulgaria and World War Two. Could we avoid the largest military conflict so far? Taking this question is Associate Professor Dr. Sonya Penkova, director of the National Museum of Military History. The occasion is the large-scale exhibition, named The War We Couldn’t Avoid. It is devoted to the 70th anniversary of the global conflict’s...

Bulgaria’s Ruse Hosts Second Edition of Ice Sculptures Festival
Dec18

Bulgaria’s Ruse Hosts Second Edition of Ice Sculptures Festival

The Bulgaria city of Ruse hosts a festival of ice sculptures on Svoboda (Liberty) square between December 14 and 22. The Ruse Ice Fest will bring together sculptors from eight countries – Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine. This is the second edition of the festival and it will be twice larger in size...

Aleksander Kwasniewski: For Bulgaria, Poland Refugee Problem Is Artificial
Dec18

Aleksander Kwasniewski: For Bulgaria, Poland Refugee Problem Is Artificial

Novinite has interviewed Aleksander Kwasniewski, who served as President of Poland between 1995 and 2005. Having been Poland’s only reelected head of state, he played an active part in the country’s accession into the European Union and NATO, which both happened during his terms in office. Kwasniewski was in Bulgaria for a conference...

Putin, Kerry Vow to Cooperate in Solving Conflicts in Syria, Ukraine
Dec16

Putin, Kerry Vow to Cooperate in Solving Conflicts in Syria, Ukraine

Solving the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine were the main topics of discussion during the three-hour meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US State Secretary John Kerry in Moscow on Tuesday. Prior to meeting Putin, Kerry held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS news agency informs. Although no breakthroughs were...

Bulgarian Businesses ‘Should Be Able to Hire Foreign Nationals More Easily’
Dec14

Bulgarian Businesses ‘Should Be Able to Hire Foreign Nationals More Easily’

Businesses should be able to hire non-Bulgarian nationals more easily, the head of an employer union said on Monday. Regulatory requirements obligating businesses to employ non-Bulgarians offering salaries at least three times the country’s average should be removed, Vasil Velev, who heads the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association...

Bulgaria-Russia Relations Can’t Be Shaken by Recent Events, Amb to Moscow Says
Dec11

Bulgaria-Russia Relations Can’t Be Shaken by Recent Events, Amb to Moscow Says

Close relations of friendship between Bulgaria and Russia no not depend on present-day developments after their history of 14 centuries, Sofia’s Ambassador to Moscow has said. Boyko Kotsev’s remarks are a response to comments by a Russian diplomat, who at a commemorative ceremony marking an anniversary of the battle for Pleven (in the...

Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Record 0.8 % Increase in January-October
Dec10

Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Record 0.8 % Increase in January-October

Between January and October 2015, Bulgarian exports to third countries amounted to BGN 13.6 B, representing an increase of 0.8 % compared to the same period in 2014. This is revealed by the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Thursday. The main trading partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, China, Serbia,...

Senate Confirms Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria
Dec10

Senate Confirms Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria

The Senate confirmed on Wednesdy Eric Seth Rubin as the new US ambassador to Bulgaria. This was announced by the US embassy in Sofia in its Facebook profile. The hearing of the nominee before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was held on December 2., with US President Barack Obama having appointed Rubin in September.Rubin is a career member...

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