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MH17 Hit by Russian-Made Buk Missile – Dutch Report
Oct13

MH17 Hit by Russian-Made Buk Missile – Dutch Report

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Eastern Ukraine in July 2014, was downed by a Russian-made 9M38 anti-aircraft Buk missile, a report prepared by the Dutch Safety Board says.The airplane was conducting a flight between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down in the sky above eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The subsequent...

Tickets for 2015 Junior Eurovision Go on Sale in Bulgaria
Oct13

Tickets for 2015 Junior Eurovision Go on Sale in Bulgaria

The tickets for the 2015 Junior Eurovision, which is scheduled to take place at the Arena Armeec hall in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on November 21, went on sale on Monday. The prices of tickets range between BGN 40 and 60, with a 50 % discount available for children aged under 14 years. The tickets for the concert can be purchased in the network...

Dutch Safety Board to Publish Final Report on MH17 Disaster
Oct13

Dutch Safety Board to Publish Final Report on MH17 Disaster

The Dutch Safety Board, which is investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), will publish its final report of the air disaster on Tuesday. The airplane was conducting a flight between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down in the sky above eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014. The subsequent crash resulted in the death of...

Bulgaria’s export to third countries goes up
Oct12

Bulgaria’s export to third countries goes up

In the period January-August 2015 Bulgaria’s export to countries outside the EU has increased by 5.3% on the same period of 2014 and amounts to EUR 5.6 billion. Bulgaria’s major trade partners among those countries are: Turkey, China, Serbia, the Russian Federation, Singapore, the USA and Macedonia, which form 54.9% of the export for...

Bulgaria Records Negative Balance of Trade with Third Countries in January-August
Oct12

Bulgaria Records Negative Balance of Trade with Third Countries in January-August

Between January and August 2015, Bulgaria recorded a negative balance of trade with third countries amounting to BGN 572.2 M. In August alone, Bulgaria had a negative balance of trade with third countries amounting to BGN 142.4 M. This became evident from the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on...

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Bulgaria
Oct11

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Bulgaria

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov will meet with Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who is paying an official visit to Bulgaria on 11 and 12 October. Bulgaria’s foreign minister is playing host to Mr. Jagland in his capacity of future chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. During their meeting...

Rosen Plevneliev: Crises can be solved only through integration and cooperation
Oct09

Rosen Plevneliev: Crises can be solved only through integration and cooperation

“All crises that we face in Europe can be solved only via a common European approach, only by acting together,” President Rosen Plevneliev said in his speech at the opening of a summit in Sofia entitled “New Visions for Partnership and Neighbourhood for Europe”. The two-day forum is held under the patronage of the head of...

Four Bulgarians Added to Ukraine’s Street Names ‘Blacklist’
Oct09

Four Bulgarians Added to Ukraine’s Street Names ‘Blacklist’

Ukrainian authorities have moved to ban the use of names of 520 Bolsheviks from the Soviet Union and famous Communist figures as part of its “de-communization” law.Regions or toponyms in Ukraine cannot be named after those people anymore, according to a statement by the country’s national memory institute [UA]. Four Bulgarians...

Bulgaria’s President Warns against ‘New Fences’ in Europe
Oct08

Bulgaria’s President Warns against ‘New Fences’ in Europe

President Rosen Plevneliev has stressed the need of coordinated international action to tackle the migrant crisis.Speaking at an international forum in Sofia, Bulgaria’s head of state has warned that “every new piece of fence, two-way border blockades, barbed wire, water cannons and tear gas used against refugees – and this [is...

Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia   
Oct08

Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia  

Turkey could receive the natural gas it needs from sources other than Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday amidst mounting tensions between Ankara and Moscow over recent violations of Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes flying bombing missions in Syria, newswires reported. He also warned Russia that Turkey can find a...

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