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Number of applications for Bulgarian origin certificates goes up
May29

Number of applications for Bulgarian origin certificates goes up

So far there is no inflow of ethnic Bulgarians, who flee from Ukraine to Bulgaria, Deputy Premier Meglena Kuneva announced. There is a tendency for an increase of the number of applications for certifying Bulgarian origin. Last year their number was 1 526, while since the start of 2015 it reaches 1 242The state should take steps so that Bulgaria...

Blast Rocks Ukraine President’s Confectionery Chain Store
May29

Blast Rocks Ukraine President’s Confectionery Chain Store

A blast occurred late on Thursday in a Kiev store of Roshen, a confectionery chain owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, police say.No-one was injured after a bomb went off in the store at about 23:00 local time.An improvised explosive device was used in the attack, Oleksandr Tereshchuk, who heads the Kiev police department, is quoted by...

Rosinvest.com: Bulgaria Pins Diversification Hopes on Azeri Gas via IGB
May28

Rosinvest.com: Bulgaria Pins Diversification Hopes on Azeri Gas via IGB

A landmark event, part of the project to bring Azeri gas supplies to Europe, could take place next month – the signing of the final investment decision on the construction of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), according to an article carried by rosinvest.com. The IGB construction is projected to start in March 2016 and close in 2018. The...

Russia ‘Piling Up Troops, Equipment at Ukraine Border’
May28

Russia ‘Piling Up Troops, Equipment at Ukraine Border’

The Russian army is stationing armament and troops near the border with Ukraine, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a witness working for the news agency.Most vehicles at the Kuzminsky firing range reportedly have no license plates, and soldiers have removed insignia off their uniforms.The report by Reuters reads that “they match the...

Russian Official Declares Mistral Deal Dead
May27

Russian Official Declares Mistral Deal Dead

Russia has given up on its EUR 1.2 B deal with France for the procurement of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, a senior Russian government official has said. “Russia won’t take them, it’s an accomplished fact,” Russian newswires quoted Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy head of the Military Industrial Commission, as saying...

NATO Chief Urges Russia to Avoid Snap Military Drills
May27

NATO Chief Urges Russia to Avoid Snap Military Drills

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Russia to avoid holding snap military drills. Russia on Monday launched snap exercises to test the combat readiness of air defence and air force units in its Central Military District.Some 12,000 personnel and 250 aircraft are taking part in the four-day exercises which coincide with an earlier...

Bulgaria Ranked 55th Out of 61 Competitive Economies
May27

Bulgaria Ranked 55th Out of 61 Competitive Economies

In 2015, Bulgaria has been ranked on the 55th spot in terms of competitiveness indicators, thus showing a slight improvement from last year’s 56th spot. The data has been released by the Yearbook of World Competitiveness, administered by the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (IMD). According to the reviewed definition...

Bulgarians Made More Business, Holiday Trips Abroad in April
May27

Bulgarians Made More Business, Holiday Trips Abroad in April

According to the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Wednesday, Bulgarians made more business trips and holiday travels abroad in April. Bulgarians completed 369 000 trips abroad in April, which represented an increase of 14.2 % compared to the same month in 2014. There was increase in the visits of...

Italy Finds 75 Migrants on Bulgarian-Flagged Yacht, Arrests Three Ukrainian Smugglers
May25

Italy Finds 75 Migrants on Bulgarian-Flagged Yacht, Arrests Three Ukrainian Smugglers

The Italian authorities have intercepted a Bulgarian-flagged yacht carrying 75 migrants four miles off the town of Tricase, Salento region, the Italian newspaper La Pepubblica has reported. The migrants – 58 men, seven women and 10 children – were probably nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, the newspaper reported on Sunday. Three people...

Bulgaria Keen on Keeping Good Economic Ties with Russia, Lukarski Says
May25

Bulgaria Keen on Keeping Good Economic Ties with Russia, Lukarski Says

Bulgaria’s Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said the country is keen on preserving its traditionally good economic relations with Russia. Speaking during a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev in Moscow on Sunday, Lukarski proposed to hold the next meeting of the joint Bulgarian-Russian...

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