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    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga
    Jan24

    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga

    During the outgoing week we saw the start of the last season of the show called South Stream. After Bulgaria blocked the gas pipeline project in 2014 under pressure from the European Commission and US lobbyists, it will soon be clear whether the country will come out winner or loser in this saga. Since the start of democracy in this country the...

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote
    Jan23

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote

    Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is donating €200,000 to the Yes side in the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement, through his Open Society Foundation, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported Friday. Voters will express their opinion about the deal in a non-binding vote on 6 April. …read more Source:...

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash
    Jan23

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash

    Critics say the oligarch now living in exile pushed Putin’s agenda during Maidan revolution while a US arrest warrant appeared politically motivatedIn a suite of grand rooms inside a Habsburg-era building in Vienna that bristles with security, Dmytro Firtash sips a cup of tea and speaks quietly but deliberately about Ukraine, the country of...

    Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen
    Jan22

    Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen

    A Libyan court has withdrawn the charges of smuggling of oil products brought last year against the crew of tanker vessel Sunoil, which included two Bulgarian nationals, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia announced on Friday. The court in Tripoli has also ordered the release of the five members of the crew, which also included two Ukrainian citizens...

    Kerry signals end of some Russia sanctions
    Jan22

    Kerry signals end of some Russia sanctions

    Moscow officials raise hopes of settling dispute over eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court
    Jan22

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court

    Victor Pinchuk reaches deal with Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky before London trial, over rights to iron ore facility he says he paid £100m forA £1.3bn dispute between three Ukrainian oligarchs – one of whom is a major donor to Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation – has been settled out of court just three days before a...

    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia
    Jan22

    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia

    Top US diplomat John Kerry has stated that the Minsk peace plan could be fulfilled in the coming months, allowing sanctions on Moscow to be lifted. The Russian economy has been shaken by the embargo and low oil prices. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Diaspora minister requests ‘positive reciprocity’ for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine
    Jan22

    Diaspora minister requests ‘positive reciprocity’ for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine

    Minister-Delegate for the Relations with Romanians Abroad Dan Stoenescu stressed in his talks with authorities in Kiev the importance of the positive reciprocity principle for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed on Friday in a release to AGERPRES. …read more Source:...

    Kerry says effort and good faith could lead to Russian sanctions lifting
    Jan22

    Kerry says effort and good faith could lead to Russian sanctions lifting

    DAVOS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he believed that with effort and good faith on both sides it would be possible to implement the Minsk agreements on Ukraine in coming months to allow for a lifting of sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

    President and Vice-President held press conference on occasion of fourth year in office
    Jan22

    President and Vice-President held press conference on occasion of fourth year in office

    On occasion of the fourth anniversary of their inauguration, Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and Bulgaria’s Vice-President Margarita Popova rendered account of the activity of the Presidential institution during a special press conference. President Plevneliev mentioned in his speech the construction of new motorways and the...

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