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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution for Setting Tribunal on MH17 Disaster
Jul30

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution for Setting Tribunal on MH17 Disaster

Russia vetoed on Wednesday the United Nations (UN) resolution on establishing an international tribunal for prosecuting the people guilty of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). Eleven members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) voted in favour of the proposal, which would have been enough for the resolution to be adopted, but...

Bulgaria Will Have World’s Most Rapidly Shrinking Population in Next 35 Years – UN
Jul30

Bulgaria Will Have World’s Most Rapidly Shrinking Population in Next 35 Years – UN

Bulgaria is expected to have the world’s highest population decline rate between 2015 and 2050, a UN report shows.The Southeastern European country is among the 48 whose population is expected to shrink over the next 35 years. It is part of the group where a decrease of more than 15% is expected between 2015-2050, alongside...

Russia ‘Ready to Sign Only Part of Turkish Stream Deal’
Jul29

Russia ‘Ready to Sign Only Part of Turkish Stream Deal’

Russia is currently ready to sign only an agreement to build the first section of Turkish Stream, Russian news websites quote an Energy Ministry source as saying.This comes after reports that Moscow has sent a draft intergovernmental agreement to Ankara on the construction of a pipeline set to replace the abandoned South Stream project.Turkish...

Ukraine Adds Gerard Depardieu to 5-Year Blacklist
Jul29

Ukraine Adds Gerard Depardieu to 5-Year Blacklist

Ukraine has moved ban actor Gérard Depardieu from entering the country over the next five years.Depardieu, who in 2013 was granted Russian citizenship, has thus become part of a list including Serbian director Emir Kusturica, Hollywood director Oliver Stone, and actor Steven Seagal.All of them are known for their pro-Russian stance in the...

Bulgaria Expresses Solidarity with Turkey – FM
Jul28

Bulgaria Expresses Solidarity with Turkey – FM

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov stated on Tuesday that Bulgaria expresses solidarity with Turkey. His comments come after the request of Turkey for a special meeting of the North Atlantic Council to be convened under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty. At the meeting on Tuesday, NATO discussed the security problems after the suicide attack in the...

Bulgarians Complete More Holiday Trips, Excursions Abroad in June
Jul27

Bulgarians Complete More Holiday Trips, Excursions Abroad in June

In the month of June, Bulgarians completed 468 319 trips abroad, which represented an increase of 13.9 % compared to the same month last year. This is shown by the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Monday. There was an increase in the number of trips made by Bulgarians to Turkey, Greece, Germany,...

Mogherini’s visit to Bulgaria – new messages to EU Members
Jul26

Mogherini’s visit to Bulgaria – new messages to EU Members

On Thursday, the traditional annual meeting of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with Bulgarian ambassadors across the world was held in Sofia and was characterized by an unusual visit. For the first time a special guest of the meeting was the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. She brought...

Bulgarian Producers Lose BGN 82 M over Russian Food Imports Ban
Jul26

Bulgarian Producers Lose BGN 82 M over Russian Food Imports Ban

Bulgarian farmers have suffered BGN 82 M (EUR 41 M) in lost revenue as a result of the Russian ban on food imports from the West, Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said on Sunday. Since Moscow banned food imports from the EU, the US, Canada, Norway and Australia in August 2014 in response to Western sanctions against Russia over its...

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Head Sees Signs of Fragile Economic Recovery
Jul23

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Head Sees Signs of Fragile Economic Recovery

Vasil Velev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), has rejected allegations of an upward trend in corporate bankruptcies, stressing that H1, 2015 data testifies to the opposite. Bulgaria’s Registry Agency announced on July 16 that the number of bankruptcies had gone up by 34% on the year in H1, 2015 to a total of 341...

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Head Sees Signs of Fragile Economic Revitalization
Jul23

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Head Sees Signs of Fragile Economic Revitalization

Vasil Velev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), has rejected allegations of an upward trend in corporate bankruptcies, stressing that H1, 2015 data testifies to the opposite. Bulgaria’s Registry Agency announced on July 16 that the number of bankruptcies had gone up by 34% on the year in H1, 2015 to a total of 341...

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