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Ukraine President Says No Special Status for Donbass in Constitution
Jul02

Ukraine President Says No Special Status for Donbass in Constitution

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that a special status the country’s Donbass region in the east will not be enshrined in the constitutional amendments prepared recently.Poroshenko made the comment after submitting the amendments which boost regional competences aiming at decentralization, but falling short of the...

Gazprom Confirms Halting Gas Deliveries to Ukraine
Jul01

Gazprom Confirms Halting Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

Gazprom halted gas deliveries to Ukraine on Wednesday and said it won’t resume supplies until Kiev makes a pre-payment. “Ukraine has not made a prepayment for gas deliveries for July. As of 10:00 this morning, July 1, Gazprom has halted gas deliveries. Gazprom will not deliver any gas to Ukraine at any price until there is a prepayment,”...

14 US Tanks to Hold Military Trainings in Bulgaria
Jul01

14 US Tanks to Hold Military Trainings in Bulgaria

Bulgaria will be hosting 14 US tanks for military training at the Novo Selo polygon, as stated by Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev in an interview for bTV news Wednesday. He noted that there will be a total of 250 tanks that will be sent to a total of six Eastern European countries. The announcement had been made by US Defense Minister...

Ukraine Not Buying Russian Gas Anymore, Naftogaz Says
Jul01

Ukraine Not Buying Russian Gas Anymore, Naftogaz Says

Ukraine’s state-owned utility Naftogaz has said it will stop purchasing gas from Russian energy giant Gazprom as of July 1, until a pricing dispute has been settled.Kiev maintains the price of USD 247 per 1000 cubic meters currently proposed by the Russian concern is not acceptable, and that the rate should be slightly above USD...

Marián Jakubócy: Eastring Will Enhance Vertical Gas Corridor’s Transit Role
Jun29

Marián Jakubócy: Eastring Will Enhance Vertical Gas Corridor’s Transit Role

Novinite has interviewed H.E. Marián Jakubócy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Bulgaria since 2013.Our conversation with Mr Jakubócy comes just as Slovakia is ending is one-year rotational presidency of the Visegrad Four (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic) on June 30. Mr...

Westinghouse-led Group Wins EU Funding to Diversify Nuclear Fuel Supply to VVER Reactors
Jun29

Westinghouse-led Group Wins EU Funding to Diversify Nuclear Fuel Supply to VVER Reactors

Westinghouse Electric Company and eight European consortium partners today announced that they have received EUR 2 million in funding from the European Union (EU) to establish the security of supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU. Five EU Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Slovakia) are...

Bulgarians Completed More Trips Abroad in May
Jun29

Bulgarians Completed More Trips Abroad in May

According to the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Monday, Bulgarians completed more than 483 000 trips abroad in May. This represented an increase of 13.1 % compared to the same month last year, with Bulgarians completing more trips to Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Spain and...

WSJ: Pro-Western Bulgaria Is One of Putin’s Targets
Jun29

WSJ: Pro-Western Bulgaria Is One of Putin’s Targets

It should be of great concern in the West that Bulgaria is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s targets as he is trying to “reassemble as much of the former Soviet Union as he can,” the WSJ said on Sunday.Bulgaria has moved “fitfully” toward democratization and a free market and has held decisive elections over...

Russia Does U-Turn on Ukraine Gas Transit
Jun27

Russia Does U-Turn on Ukraine Gas Transit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the beginning of talks over the continuation of gas transit via Ukraine after 2019, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller has said.This marks a substantial shift in the Kremlin’s position after Russian political and energy officials had called on Europe to prepare for the end of transportation via Ukraine...

Public tolerance to foreign military presence back on trial
Jun27

Public tolerance to foreign military presence back on trial

The public patience has been once again put on trial this week with the statements of politicians and military personnel on the forthcoming receiving of US military equipment and personnel by Bulgaria. We say again as there was some excitement of that kind in February due to the mobilization review of the Bulgarian army which some people took for...

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