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Bulgaria Contracts HSBC on Belene Nuclear Project Monday

The Bulgarian Energy Holding will sign on Monday a contract with HSBC, one of UK's biggest banks, for consultancy services, to help it decide how to proceed and attract new investors for the planned Belene nuclear power plant.

Business » Energy | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 17:06 | Viewed: 2111

Borisov: Northwest Bulgaria Eager for Belene Nuclear Plant

Northwestern Bulgaria, the poorest EU region, is eager for the construction of the vastly troubled Belene nuclear power plant, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | April 8, 2011, Friday // 20:35 | Viewed: 2018

Bulgarian EconMin Shows No Regrets over Belene NPP Scandal

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy Traicho Traikov has said he "stays behind his words and actions" after "firing" the National Electric Company head for signing an annex to the agreement with the Russian side on the country's Belene NPP.

Business » Energy | April 8, 2011, Friday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1647

Bulgaria PM Fuels Suspicions of Strong Ties with Oil Oligarch

Bulgaria's prime minister has run, yet one more time, to the defense of the head of Lukoil Bulgaria, owner of the only oil refinery in the country, Valentin Zlatev, widely considered to be the back seat ruler.

Business » Energy | April 8, 2011, Friday // 14:36 | Viewed: 2308

Gloating Russian Media: Bulgaria PM on Our Side of The Fence

The scandal, which shattered the Bulgarian government, following the signing of an agreement with Rosatom Corp on Belene nuclear power plant, is close to a beneficial for Russia resolution, according to local media.

Business » Energy | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1397

Price of Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant Not Subject to Moscow Talks

The issue with the price of the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Belene in Bulgaria has not been discussed in Moscow Wednesday evening at the meeting of the Bulgarian-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission for Trade, Economic, S

Business » Energy | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1524

Bulgaria Power Utility Chief: Contract with Russia Not Binding

Krasimir Parvanov, head of Bulgaria's National Electricity Co. who was fired and reinstated after signing an agreement with Rosatom Corp, claims the document is not legally binding.

Business » Energy | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1398

Russia Pushes Bulgaria for Progress on Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline

Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has renewed calls for Bulgaria to take measures in order to push ahead the project for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 08:31 | Viewed: 1817

Traikov, Russians Play It Cool in Moscow despite Bulgaria's Belene NPP Scandal

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Traicho Traikov and Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko have not demonstrated any agitation over the scandal that shook the Bulgarian government regarding the Bulgarian-Russian talks for the Belene NPP.

Business » Energy | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 00:58 | Viewed: 1410

Borisov, Djankov Reverse Belene NPP Scandal, EconMin on the Defensive

The scandal that shook Tuesday night the Bulgarian government over the latest agreements signed with Russia for the Belene nuclear power plant has seen a dramatic twist on Wednesday.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 21:42 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgarian FinMin Seeks to Quell Govt Conflict over Belene NPP Scandal

Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov believes there is no conflict in the Bulgarian government even though the Cabinet has been shaken by a scandal over the talks with Russia for the Belene NPP.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 21:06 | Viewed: 1259

EC to Stage All-Out Probe of Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Project by 2011 End

The European Commission is going for an all-out review of the legal and safety framework of Bulgaria's already big time troubled Belene nuclear power plant project, including over the seismic risk.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 20:06 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgaria's EconMin Dealt 2 Blows over Belene NPP Scandal

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Traicho Traikov, has received a final warning from the country's PM, Boyko Borisov over pledging he will fire the head of the National Electrical Company (NEK).

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 1585

Turkey to Build Its 3rd Nuclear Power Plant on Bulgarian Border

Turkey plans to construct a nuclear power plant right on the Bulgarian border in the region of Eastern Thrace, virtually on the Black Sea coast.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 16:36 | Viewed: 9885

Ousted Bulgarian NEK Director Denies Wrongdoing

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, had been appraised of all details and had approved the final version of annex 12, signed Tuesday by the Bulgarian National Electric Company, NEK, and the Russian "Atomstroyexport.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1399

Bulgarian Parliament Holds Energy Minister Hearing over Belene

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy, Traicho Traikov, is going to appear in plenary hall Wednesday to inform the Members of the Parliament about contracts signed with Russia for the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, in the Dan

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Urgent Explanation on Belene Blunder

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition demanded Wednesday to urgently summon to the Parliament Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, to explain the latest energy blunder.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1615

Russian Ambassador: Bulgarian Minister Too Emotional on Belene Nuclear Plant

The Russian Ambassador to Sofia, Yuriy Isakov, has stated late Tuesday that the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, in the Danube town of Belene is of strong interest for Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 1684

Rosatom: Bulgaria Committed to Sign EPC Contract by June 1

Russia and Bulgaria will sign until June 1 an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for building a nuclear power plant at Belene, in the north of the Balkan country, a representative of Rosatom said.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 21:02 | Viewed: 1915

Rosatom Denies Bulgaria Nuclear Plant Frozen

Rosatom has not taken a decision to freeze the Belene plant, a spokesman for the company said in Moscow on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 20:12 | Viewed: 1464

Russia Bullies Bulgaria over Belene N-Plant - Right-Wingers

Russia is piling up huge pressure on Bulgaria to convince it into building Belene nuclear power plant and Tuesday's controversial agreement is yet another proof of that, according to the leader of the country's biggest right-wing party.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 19:45 | Viewed: 1724