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Bulgarian President Advocates for Referendum on 'Belene' NPP

The Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, suggested that a national referendum should decide the future of the "Belene" Nuclear Power Plant.

Business » Energy | June 18, 2010, Friday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgarian PM Backs Referendum on Belene Nuclear Project

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Friday he is firmly for building a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene and would support a national referendum on the issue.

Business » Energy | June 18, 2010, Friday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1751

Russia Dismisses Trade Representative in Bulgaria

The Russian trade representative in Bulgaria has been dismissed, the Russian information agency RIA Novosti reports.

Business » Energy | June 18, 2010, Friday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1532

Gazprom Swaps Bulgaria for Romania in South Stream - Report

Gazprom is already technically prepared to drop Bulgaria and to pick Romania for its South Stream gas transit pipeline project, according to Russian paper Kommersant.

Business » Energy | June 17, 2010, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2721

Bulgarian PM 'Unfreezes' Belene Nuclear Plant

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has reversed his words that the project for the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant is "frozen".

Business » Energy | June 17, 2010, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 1448

Ex Minister: Turkey Wins Big if Bulgaria Quits Russian Projects

Turkey is going to benefit huge if Bulgaria decides to withdraw from any of the large-scale Russian-sponsored energy projects, according to former Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov.

Business » Energy | June 16, 2010, Wednesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1847

Romania Starts Talks with Gazprom for Joining South Stream

Russian energy giant Gazprom and Romania have started negotiations for the latter's inclusion in the South Stream gas transit pipeline project, whose primary Balkan hub is supposed to be Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | June 16, 2010, Wednesday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1951

Ambassador: Plenty Other States Vie for Russia's Energy Projects in Bulgaria

There are plenty of other partners interested in realizing joint energy projects with Russia if Bulgaria pulls out of the existing deals, according to Russian Ambassador in Sofia, Yury Isakov.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1959

Ex PM: Foreign Powers Dictate Energy Decisions to Bulgaria Govt

The potential decision of the Bulgaria's Borisov government to back out of the large-scale energy projects is the result of foreign influence, according to former PM and Socialist Party head Sergey Stanishev.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1357

Electric Utilities Refute Bulgarian Audit Reports

Two of Bulgaria's three electric power utilities – the German E.ON and the Czech CEZ voiced Tuesday their utter surprise from media reports about the audit of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR).

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1573

Bulgarian Eco Activists Hail PM for ‘Quitting’ Russian Pipeline

Eco organizations have welcomed recent Prime Minister's statements (later disproved) that Bulgaria had quit the Russian-sponsored Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 1442

PM Denies Bulgaria Tilting from Moscow to Washington

Bulgaria's prime minister has denied reports that bring into question the Moscow-Sofia relationship after he wrote off two projects, in which Russia was supposed to play a key role.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1181

Bulgarian Audit Finds Violations in Foreign-owned Electric Utilities

The audits of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) reveal violations in the 3 electric power utilities – the Czech CEZ, the German E.ON and the Austrian EVN.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 12:43 | Viewed: 1439

Bulgaria Suffers Smaller Electricity Price Hike

The price of electric power in Bulgaria after July will go up by 1-2%, instead of 5% as proposed earlier, the head of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) announced.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgaria Sends Troubled Steel Behemoth into Liquidation

Bulgaria has officially given the green light to the liquidation of its largest steelmaker Kremikovtzi, its administrator announced. The businesses of the struggling company have been wound up and its assets – offloaded.

Business » Energy | June 15, 2010, Tuesday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1449

CEZ Bulgaria Launches 15 Energy Projects

Czech electricity utility CEZ, a major player in the electricity distribution market in Bulgaria, is launching 15 new energy projects 14-20 June.

Business » Energy | June 14, 2010, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgaria's Ex PM Strikes Back at Borisov over Russian Energy Projects

The development of the Russian-sponsored energy projects is strategically important for Bulgaria, according to former PM and socialist opposition leader, Sergey Stanishev.

Business » Energy | June 13, 2010, Sunday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1590

Bulgaria: 'Nabucco' Gas Line Tops Russian 'South Stream'

The Nabucco gas line is a long-term, prime priority for Bulgaria while the Russian South Stream still raises many questions, Deputy Foreign Minister, Marin Raykov, says.

Business » Energy | June 12, 2010, Saturday // 17:10 | Viewed: 2277

Bulgaria PM Denies Stirring Chaos with Energy Projects Talk

The project for the oil line Burgas-Alexandroupolis is unprofitable from economic stand point and no one will sign under it, Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, reiterated Saturday.

Business » Energy | June 12, 2010, Saturday // 15:45 | Viewed: 1639

Communication Crack Caused Bulgaria Energy Projects Controversy

Bad communication is the reason of controversial information about the future of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil line, according to Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev.

Business » Energy | June 12, 2010, Saturday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1665

Bulgaria's Former Tsar Vouches for 2nd Nuclear Plant

Bulgaria must go on with the project to build a second nuclear power Plant (NPP) in the Danube town of Belene, according to former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

Business » Energy | June 12, 2010, Saturday // 10:14 | Viewed: 1364
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