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'Bulgaria May Go Polish Route to MiG Modernization'

Bulgaria might opt to send its old MiG-29s to Poland for refurbishment, a defense news website has suggested.

Views on BG | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1218

FP: Bulgaria Is the New Battleground in Fighting Russian Energy

Bulgaria: "a small, Russophile country" becoming "the latest wishbone in the struggle between Moscow's efforts to to assert its energy dominance over Europe and the West’s efforts to cage that gassy bear."

Views on BG | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 15:53 | Viewed: 3185

AP: John Kerry Urges Bulgaria to Step up Energy Diversification, Anti-Graft Efforts

Reducing Bulgaria’s dependence on Russian energy supplies and curbing corruption in the Balkan state were in the focus of Thursday’s visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Sofia, the AP said.

Views on BG | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 16:14 | Viewed: 2154

US Secretary of State's Visit to Bulgaria Fuels Speculation in Foreign Media

"What is US Secretary of State John Kerry doing in Bulgaria?," a number of media outlets in Bulgaria, the region and the West, seem to be wondering, against the backdrop of a few important diplomatic visits this month.

Views on BG | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 09:30 | Viewed: 2309

Russia Tried Bribing Bulgarian Official to Support South Stream - NYT

Russian MP Aleksandr Babakov, a special envoy of Vladimir Putin tried to bribe a Bulgarian deputy energy minister, Bojan Stoyanov, to speed up the South Stream gas pipeline project, claims The New York Times.

Views on BG | December 31, 2014, Wednesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 2787

Russian PM: Bulgaria 'Worse Off' after Joining EU

Bulgaria is a negative example in terms of economic development after its EU accession, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes.

Views on BG | December 15, 2014, Monday // 11:12 | Viewed: 4536

BBC: Bulgaria Picks Up Pieces of Cancelled Russian Pipe

Bulgaria is facing a decision about what to do with pipes of South Stream left useless after the project was abandoned, the BBC reveals in a special report from the country's "maritime capital" Varna.

Views on BG | December 12, 2014, Friday // 08:47 | Viewed: 2036

Gerhard Schroeder Says Bulgaria Was Forced into Halting South Stream

German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has named the reasons pushing Europe to stop South Stream construction.

Views on BG | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1869

Bulgaria Would Still Get Transit Gas, Transit Millions

The debate on Vladimir Putin's cancellation of the construction of the South Stream pipeline was animated, but somehow one-sided, writes Andrey Gurkov of Deutsche Welle's Russian section, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Views on BG | December 8, 2014, Monday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1866

'Bulgaria, South Stream Want Each Other, Prick Each Otner, "Dad" Does Not Allow'

Bulgaria's "Mom" Brussels and its "Dad" Washington had warned Bulgaria to suspend its funding if it allows South Stream on its soil, Russian news agency RIA wrote on Friday.

Views on BG | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1612

The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream 'Taught Its Friends a Lesson'

Falling oil prices and Western pressure have forced Russia to cancel South Stream, according to an article published in the online edition of The Economist.

Views on BG | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 20:33 | Viewed: 2349

South Stream Is Evidence Bulgaria Is Not Reliable Partner - Russian Official

Bulgaria lacks coherence if one judges by its attitude to various energy projects, Russia's permanent envoy to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, has claimed.

Views on BG | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 07:36 | Viewed: 1347

New Statesman: Will the Next UN Secretary General Be a Woman?

The article is from New Statesman.

Views on BG | November 30, 2014, Sunday // 20:53 | Viewed: 1401

NY Times: Several Oligarchs Control Media Companies in Bulgaria

Bulgaria, the country ranking last among EU nations in terms of press freedom, has a media landscape controlled by "several oligarchs", the New York Times wrote on Thursday.

Views on BG | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 10:38 | Viewed: 841

Der Spiegel: Putin Seeks to Influence Bulgarian Policy-Making

Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing his best to influence policy-making in individual member states, particularly in Bulgaria, German magazine Der Spiegel wrote on Monday.

Views on BG | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 2583

'How Bulgaria’s New Prime Minister Buries South Stream'

In an article, entitled “How Bulgaria’s New Prime Minister Buries South Stream” the Russian website slon.

Views on BG | November 15, 2014, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2531

The Economist: Bulgaria's GDP to Grow 2.5% Next Year

The new Bulgarian government will prioritize growth over austerity to placate the public mood, the Economist has predicted.

Views on BG | November 14, 2014, Friday // 09:14 | Viewed: 1160

Forbes: Culprits for Events at KTB at Bulgaria's KTB Should Now Be Held Accountable

Bulgaria has now an opportunity to call to account those responsible for the developments at Corpbank, with "prosecutions and jail sentences where appropriate", an article on Forbes magazine's website reads.

Views on BG | November 8, 2014, Saturday // 12:31 | Viewed: 4347

S&P Maintains Stable Outlook on Bulgaria’s Rating

Standard and Poor’s maintains its stable outlook on Bulgaria’s sovereign credit rating and will publish a rating update on December 12, a senior S&P official has said.

Views on BG | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1681

Forbes: KTB Crisis 'Looks Like a Game of Bulgarian Musical Chairs'

The present deadlock at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank is a result of the combination of "weak Bulgarian institutions and frankly unbelievable Bulgarian politics", Forbes magazine wrote Saturday.

Views on BG | October 26, 2014, Sunday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1132

'How Bulgarian Political Elite Betrayed Russia'

In an analysis entitled "How Bulgarian Political Elite Betrayed Russia" the Russian think tank Centre for Political Analysis claims that Bulgarian oligarch groups deny access to political life of pro-Russian parties and circles.

Views on BG | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 2712