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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...

Bulgaria’s Armed Forces Must Be Prepared for Any Type of Threat – Foreign Minister
Jun26

Bulgaria’s Armed Forces Must Be Prepared for Any Type of Threat – Foreign Minister

The topic of the deployment of US military equipment on Bulgarian territory is exploited by political parties which do not work in our national interest, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. Mitov assured that US tanks and heavy weaponry would arrive in Bulgaria only for the purpose of trainings. In a Friday interview for Nova TV, he said...

Bulgaria to Host 155-Strong US Marine Corps
Jun26

Bulgaria to Host 155-Strong US Marine Corps

A US Marine Crops unit will be deployed to Bulgaria this autumn, AP wrote late Thursday.The unit of 155 Marines will be stationed here for eighteen months.It will be equipped with four Abrams main battle tanks, six light armored vehicles and three howitzers, Brig Gen Norman Cooling is quoted by the Marine Corps Times as saying. The US marines...

NATO Reaffirms Support for Ukraine, Reveals Plans for Joint Exercises
Jun25

NATO Reaffirms Support for Ukraine, Reveals Plans for Joint Exercises

Following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Thursday, the Alliance reaffirmed its support for Ukraine and revealed plans for holding joint exercises with its partner country. NATO Defence Ministers and their Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak discussed the security situation in the country and reviewed the assistance provided by...

NATO Centers in Eastern Europe to Open by End-2015
Jun25

NATO Centers in Eastern Europe to Open by End-2015

All of NATO’s coordination centers in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and the Baltics are due to be operational by the end of this year, the Alliance’s Secretary General has said.On the first day of talks held in Brussels by Defense Ministers of NATO members, Stoltenberg has explained each of the centers will have 40 employees and will...

Decrease in Russian, Ukrainian Tourist Numbers at 10-20% – Bulgarian Minister
Jun25

Decrease in Russian, Ukrainian Tourist Numbers at 10-20% – Bulgarian Minister

The forecast dramatic 60-70% decrease in the number of Russian and Ukrainian tourists is proving to be a false alarm, with bookings indicating a 10-20% decline, according to Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova. In a Thursday interview for Nova TV, Angelkova underscored that bookings by German, Israeli, and Austrian tourists were...

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