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Gabrovo hosts 13th International Folk Crafts Fair
Sep04

Gabrovo hosts 13th International Folk Crafts Fair

The 13th edition of the International Fair of Folk Crafts is to take place from September 4 to 6 in the Architectural ethnographic complex Etara close to Gabrovo. The event is organized under the patronage of the National Assembly Speaker of Bulgaria Mrs. Tsetska Tsacheva and is organized jointly by the Ministry of Culture, Gabrovo Municipality...

Sofia hosts 12th International Congress on Southeast European Studies
Sep03

Sofia hosts 12th International Congress on Southeast European Studies

“Southeast Europe and European integration: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects” – this is the motto at the 11th International Congress on East European Studies, held in Sofia from 31 August to 4 September. More about the history of the Congress we learn from prof. Alexander Kostov from the Institute for Balkan...

Bulgaria Improving Defense Capabilities, President Believes
Sep03

Bulgaria Improving Defense Capabilities, President Believes

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday that NATO would build all the capabilities needed to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity.Plevneliev made his remarks at the at the ceremony which marked the official opening of a NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.Located not far the landmark Ruski...

Russia Bans Products Certified in Bulgaria over ‘Fake Papers’
Sep03

Russia Bans Products Certified in Bulgaria over ‘Fake Papers’

Russia’s food safety agency has imposed a ban on imports of all products with phytosanitary certificates issued in Bulgaria.In a message published [RU] on its website, Rosselhoznadzor says the temporary ban on quarantined products is in relation to what it calls “fake certificates”.The agricultural produce watchdog adds it has...

NATO Force Integration Unit opens in Sofia
Sep03

NATO Force Integration Unit opens in Sofia

The Ministry of Defense is the venue of a ceremony for opening the NATO Force Integration Unit – NFIUs in Bulgaria. The decision for creating such a unit was made in September 2014 at the Wales Summit of the Alliance. In order to enhance its defense in the context of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NATO activates simultaneously similar...

NATO Coordination Center Opening Doors in Sofia
Sep03

NATO Coordination Center Opening Doors in Sofia

A coordination center set up by NATO as part of its recent eastern redeployment is due to open on Thursday morning in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.President Rosen Plevneliev is to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside James Appathurai, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy. Last year...

EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine Crisis
Sep02

EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine Crisis

The European Union will extend sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies accused of backing pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine by six months, AFP and Interfax reported on Wednesday, citing diplomats. “There is a political agreement; (officials) agreed to extend the sanctions for six months to March next...

Clashes Near Ukraine’s Parliament Deepen Rifts in Ruling Coalition
Sep02

Clashes Near Ukraine’s Parliament Deepen Rifts in Ruling Coalition

A protest rally outside Ukraine’s parliament against amendments to the constitution that give greater autonomy to the eastern regions controlled by pro-Russian rebels turned violent earlier this week. The clashes were the worst in the Ukrainian capital since a bloody uprising in early 2014 and have deepened cracks in President Petro...

EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russian, Ukrainian Individuals, Companies
Sep02

EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russian, Ukrainian Individuals, Companies

The European Union (UN) is expected to extend on Wednesday the sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies by six months. The assets of 150 people and 37 companies will remain frozen and they will continue to be subject of travel bans until March 2016, when the sanctions will be reviewed again, EUobserver informs. The...

8000-Year-Old Neolithic Settlement to Become New Tourist Attraction of Sofia
Sep01

8000-Year-Old Neolithic Settlement to Become New Tourist Attraction of Sofia

The neolithic settlement in the Slatina neighbourhood will become one of the tourist attractions of the Bulgarian capital next year. This was announced by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Cross news agency reports. The settlement is 8000 years old and is the oldest in the Sofia valley. It used to be much larger, but part of it was destroyed in the...

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