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Amnesty International Notes Bulgaria's Mixed Record on Human Righs in 2014

Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, which documents the state of the human rights during 2014 in 160 countries, including Bulgaria.

Views on BG | February 25, 2015, Wednesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 2454

VoA: Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War

Bulgaria is on the frontline of confrontation between the US and Russia as the former is battling Moscow's energy dominance in Eastern Europe, according to a recent article.

Views on BG | February 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:44 | Viewed: 2249

WSJ: Jihadists Pass Through Bulgarian-Turkish Border to Join IS

In an article published on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal pointed to Bulgaria as being one of the weak spots through which Jihadists from Europe pass on their way to join IS in Syria and Iraq.

Views on BG | February 23, 2015, Monday // 12:33 | Viewed: 2270

Bulgaria's Hate-Crime Prosecution Condemned in Amnesty International Report

One of the main problems pointed out in the Amnesty International report, published on Monday, was the inadequate prosecution of hate crimes in the country.

Views on BG | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1562

FT: Bulgarian Economy May be Approaching Normality

Politics and economy in Bulgaria “may be getting back to something approaching normality in 2015” after two difficult years, the Financial Times has opined.

Views on BG | February 2, 2015, Monday // 12:50 | Viewed: 2182

'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: 2437

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: 3527

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: 2385

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: 2567

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: 3146

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: 4776

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: 2086

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: 2026

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: 1948

'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: 1716

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: 2466

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: 1424

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: 2079

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: 941

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: 2688

'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: 2759