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Bulgarian Right Wing: Belene Nuclear Plant Is National Treason

To make a decision to go ahead with the construction of a second Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria's Danube town of Belene is national treason, according to right-wing leader, Ivan Kostov.

Business » Energy | March 21, 2011, Monday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1539

Borisov: Sure We're Gonna Build Belene Nuclear Plant!

In the latest swirl of statements in his typical style, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that the government will certainly build the second Bulgarian nuclear power plant in Belene.

Business » Energy | March 20, 2011, Sunday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1771

Chinese Firms Eager to Snatch Bulgaria's Belene NPP from Russia - Expert

Chinese companies are likely to realize Bulgaria's project for a second nuclear power plant in Belene as the talks between the Bulgarian government and Russia have stalled, an expert has indicated.

Business » Energy | March 20, 2011, Sunday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1788

Bulgaria Delays Answer to Nuclear Dilemma by 3 Months

Bulgaria's government will delay its decision whether to go ahead with its second nuclear power plant project or not by at least another three months over concerns about safety and costs.

Business » Energy | March 19, 2011, Saturday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1556

Bulgaria Encourages Turkmenistan for Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline

The construction of the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline will greatly benefit both Turkmenistan and Europe, Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov told his Turkmenistan counterpart Byashimmyrat Hodzhamammedov in Sofia.

Business » Energy | March 18, 2011, Friday // 16:13 | Viewed: 3347

Dutch Company to Invest in Bulgarian Solar Power Park

Dutch company Infinity Energy Holding AG will invest EUR 50 M in a solar power installation near the Bulgarian town of Devnya, near the Black Sea city of Varna.

Business » Energy | March 18, 2011, Friday // 12:41 | Viewed: 2708

Bulgaria PM Ties up Belene Nuclear Project with HSBC Report

Bulgaria's government will make up its mind whether to go ahead with its second nuclear power plant project or not only after the assessment by consultant HSBC is ready, the prime minister has said.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 18:57 | Viewed: 1929

Bulgaria's Belene NPP to Endure Apocalyptic Tornado - Rosatom

Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Power Plant is supposed to endure a once-in-a-100 000 years tornado, Kiril Komarov, a representative of the Russian Rosatom company stated in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1960

Bulgarian Competition Watchdog with Speedy Fuel Price Probe

The Bulgarian Commission for Competition Protection (KZK) is going to announce in a week the results of its probe in a possible cartel agreement regarding gasoline and diesel prices in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1702

Romanian Media: Bulgaria's Belene NPP Project Hazardous

The Bulgarian Belene NPP project is unsafe and that is why the German RWE company has canceled its participation in it, according to the Romanian Jurnalul National daily.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1394

Russia Threatens to Scrap South Stream Gas Line

Russia is considering giving up the project for the South Stream gas line in case it meets insurmountable obstacles, Dmitry Psekov, spokesperson of Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, says.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 12:29 | Viewed: 2461

Bulgarian Govt Snubs Rosatom's Price Offer for Belene NPP

Bulgaria does not accept the Russian offer of EUR 6.3 B for the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant by Rosatom's subsidiary Atomstroyexport, Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov declared.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1960

EC to Reconsider Belene NPP Project When Bulgaria Finds Investor

The European Commission has confirmed that it will reexamine the project for a second Bulgarian nuclear power plant in Belene amidst growing safety concerns generated by the crisis in Japan's Fukushima NPP.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 19:58 | Viewed: 1575

Russia Gives Bulgaria Ultimatum for Belene Nuclear Plant, Sets Price at EUR 6.3 B

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has set March 31, 2011, as a deadline to reach an agreement with Bulgaria over the construction of the latter's Belene nuclear power plant.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 2614

Green MEPs Renew Calls against Bulgaria's Belene N-Plant

The Greens in the European Parliament have urged the European Commission to withdraw its support from the project for Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant Belene.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1788

Sofia Hosts New N-Plant Talks with Russia's Atomstroyexport

Two weeks ahead of the deadline for Sofia and Moscow to agree on whether to build two 1,000 megawatt reactors at Belene, a delegation of the Russian company Atomstroyexport is arriving for talks in Sofia.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1496

Bulgarian PM: We Want Maximum Safety for Our Reactors

Bulgaria is interested in having maximum safety and security when it comes to our nuclear reactors, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Tuesday.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1780

Energy Minister Confirms Idea to Reshuffle Bulgarian Nuclear Plants

Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, reiterated Tuesday earlier statements Bulgaria can decide to build a new unit at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, on the Danube River, instead of Belene.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:23 | Viewed: 1602

Kozloduy NPP: Bulgaria Must Persist in Pro-Nuclear Policy

Bulgaria must not give up its commitment on nuclear energy, according to Kozloduy NPP CEO Konstantin Dimitrov.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 2140

FinMin Invites Disgruntled Bulgarian Carriers to 'Fuel' Talk

The country-wide protests of Bulgarian cargo carriers and shippers, planned for Tuesday, has been canceled, but might resume depending on the outcome of forthcoming negotiations with the cabinet.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1526

US Contour Global Buys Enel Stake in Bulgaria Plant

US investment fund Contour Global will acquire the majority stake of Italian energy giant Enel in Maritsa East 3, a Bulgarian coal-fired plant, it emerged on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 3446