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Question marks remain over Bulgarian nomination of European Commissioner

By   /  21/02/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics  /  Comments Off on Question marks remain over Bulgarian nomination of European Commissioner

  More than a month and a half since Bulgaria has had no European Commissioner, it remains unclear when a candidate commissioner will be named, and who that nominee will be. The vacancy was created on January 1 when the resignation of Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva, who had been vice-president in charge of the EU budget […]

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Soros and Gulen “enemies” of the Balkans?

By   /  19/02/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, BA Politics, BG Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Kosovo, MK Politics, Politics, RS Politics, Serbia, TR Politics, Turkey, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on Soros and Gulen “enemies” of the Balkans?

  With an article entitled ”Soros the Balkans’ favourite enemy” Deutsche Welle (DW) refers to the activities of the Hungarian-American investor in the Balkans and to the “strange” NGO’s active in the region and funded by him. According to DW Balkan countries are increasingly prone to totalitarianism. But the absurdity of the whole matter is […]

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Audit finds irregularities in more than 100 public procurements by Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry

By   /  14/02/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Audit finds irregularities in more than 100 public procurements by Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry

An audit has found irregularities in more than 100 public procuremens by the Ministry of Defence, Bulgaria’s caretaker Defence Minister Stefan Yanev said on February 14. On January 30, caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov gave his Cabinet ministers two weeks to complete check-ups of all their ministries, a few days after taking over from the […]

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Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

By   /  25/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

Border authorities from Bulgaria and Romania agreed on January 25 on a deal to ease lorry traffic congestion problems at Danube Bridge 2 at the Vidin-Calafat crossing. The agreement, achieved at a meeting at the headquarters of the company that manages the bridge, came a day after lorry drivers blocked the Danube crossing for several […]

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Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov discussed on January 24 with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu the problems lorry traffic has been encountering at the Danube Bridge 2, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said. The difficulties have been continuing for some days, including because of a technical problem on the Romanian side at the weekend, and […]

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Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

Bulgaria’s two largest political parties – Boiko Borissov’s GERB and the opposition socialist party – are engaged in a war of words over the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s allegations that the country is on the brink of an energy collapse and that “power cuts practically already are in effect”. Senior Bulgarian goverment figures are dismissing the […]

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Roumen Radev, Bulgaria’s new President, blessed in Bulgarian Orthodox Church ceremony

By   /  23/01/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics  /  Comments Off on Roumen Radev, Bulgaria’s new President, blessed in Bulgarian Orthodox Church ceremony

Prayers and blessings were said for Bulgaria’s new head of state, President Roumen Radev, at a ceremony in Sofia’s landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral after his inauguration on January 22 2017. Patriarch Neofit, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, presented Radev with an icon and told him: “Good luck, and God be with you”./IBNA […]

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Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

By   /  19/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics, RS Energy, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

Bulgaria and Serbia energy ministers signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the interconnector pipeline between the two countries. The document underscored the political will in the two countries to build the pipeline, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said in a statement. The project was a key component of Bulgaria’s […]

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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

By   /  18/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers. The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting […]

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