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For the first time in 2015 tourist liner docks in Varna
Apr22

For the first time in 2015 tourist liner docks in Varna

The first for this year tourist liner Princendam with 800 tourists onboard, docked at Port Varna on the Black Sea coast. For the many cruise ships that were expected to dock there but did not, there one single reason – the crisis in Ukraine, comments Vladimir Karadzhov, cruise ships operator for Bulgaria. This year there will be only 8 liners...

OSCE Reports Intensified Fighting Around Donetsk Airport
Apr22

OSCE Reports Intensified Fighting Around Donetsk Airport

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reported intensified fighting around Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne as well as military movements on both sides of the contact line. This was stated in the latest report of the SMM, which monitors the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The report, which was released on Tuesday, said that...

Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border
Apr22

Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced on Wednesday that 70 troops will be posted to the border with Turkey in order to help the border police deal with the influx of refugees. The troops will be stationed at the border on April 27 and the Defence Ministry will also help with military equipment, the minister said in an interview for...

US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending
Apr22

US Welcomes Poland’s USD 5 B Military Spending

The US has welcomed the announced plans of the Polish government to purchase US-produced Patriot surface-to-air missiles at a total cost of USD 5 B. Reportedly, additional USD 3 B will be spend on weapons from European contractors. The helicopters 725 Carcal also known as Super Cougar will be a part of the purchase. The statement was released at...

US Expresses Support for Bulgarian Constitution Amendments
Apr21

US Expresses Support for Bulgarian Constitution Amendments

The US will be standing next to Bulgaria in tough times. The statement was made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Hoyt Yee following his meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov. ”Bulgaria is a friend and an alley in both good and bad times on an international and regional level,” Yee said. ” I am hereby...

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Meet with PM Borisov in Sofia
Apr21

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Meet with PM Borisov in Sofia

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee will visit Bulgaria for the second time in 7 months. Hoyt Brian Yee is part of the team of Victoria Jane Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State. No information has been released as regards the purpose of Hoyt Yee’s visit...

Authorities tighten grip on tax evasion in real property deals
Apr20

Authorities tighten grip on tax evasion in real property deals

In the time of the real estate boom from 2006 to 2008 many nationals of UK, the Scandinavian countries and Russia bought vacation homes in Bulgaria. Demand from nationals of Ukraine and Russia continued even after that. There is no precise statistics about the real properties of foreign nationals in this country, because a few of them –...

France Still in Talks with Russia over Mistral Warships
Apr20

France Still in Talks with Russia over Mistral Warships

The two Mistral warships France was to deliver to Russia are still subject to discussion, French President Francois Hollande has said.Hollande told Canal+ TV station on Sunday that the Paris is “busy negotiating a solution to the crisis,” according to DefenseNews.The delivery of the two amphibious assault ships, the Sevastopol and the...

Minister: Drop of Russian Tourists to Be Compensated by European Visitors
Apr18

Minister: Drop of Russian Tourists to Be Compensated by European Visitors

Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Saturday that the declining interest of Russian tourists towards Bulgaria could be compensated by visitors from the rest of Europe. Russia and Ukraine represented an important, but not the sole market for Bulgarian tourism, Angelkova added in an interview for private bTV station. Her words came amidst...

Minister: Drop of Russian Tourists to Be Compensated by Europan Visitors
Apr18

Minister: Drop of Russian Tourists to Be Compensated by Europan Visitors

Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Saturday that the declining interest of Russian tourists towards Bulgaria could be compensated by visitors from the rest of Europe. Russia and Ukraine represented an important, but not the sole market for Bulgarian tourism, Angelkova added in an interview for private bTV station. Her words came amidst...

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