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Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has said Kiev blocked deliveries of gas to Europe despite an agreement for restoration of supply.
According to Gazprom deputy head Alexander Medvedev Ukraine had failed to carry the gas westwards, hours after the company resu
Bulgaria's Minister of Energy and Economy Petar Dimitrov declared Monday the country was going to ask the EU for aid of EUR 400 M in order to reduce its energy dependence on Russia.
The European Union has threatened Slovakia with sanctions if it turns on its nuclear energy power station reactor at "Jaslovske Bohunice". Slovakia is looking to cover the gas shortages in the country caused by the crisis between Russia and the Ukraine.
The Ukraine re-signed Monday without any conditions the protocol for the monitoring of the Russian gas transit, which was signed by the EU and Russia on Saturday, the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom announced.
The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced Sunday that the transit of Russian gas to Europe would resume in 36 hours.
Russia and the European Commission (EC) signed Saturday the agreement establishing a monitoring commission to oversee the supply of Russian natural gas via the Ukraine, the Russian information agency ITAR-TASS reported.
The report cites Russian Prime Min
The European Commission (EC) experts who would monitor the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe have arrived in the Ukraine, Russian information agencies report.
Ukraine has stated that they would be able to restore transit of natural gas to the Euro
On Thursday, a group of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) has issued a statement, urging the European Commission to support any request by the Bulgarian authorities for the reactivation of Units 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.
The European Commission formally announced Thursday that four more EU members have lifted their labor restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers since January 1.
Bulgaria is going to receive part of the EUR 5 B that the EU had set aside to tackle the global financial crisis in order to deal with the effects of the cutoff of gas supplies as a result of the Russia-Ukraine price dispute.
Russia is going to resume providing natural gas through the Ukraine only after an agreement was made to deploy international observers along the transit routes.
The Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission have demanded in a statement that Russia immediately restores gas supply to the European Union.
"Without prior warning and in clear contradiction with the reassurances? given by the highest Russian and
Supplies of Russian gas to Europe via the Ukraine have been terminated, the spokesperson of the European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs reported.
On Tuesday, the Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission demanded that gas supplies be restored
The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek presented Tuesday night the main priorities of the rotating EU Presidency for the next six months knowns as the three ???e"-s: ???economy, energy, and Europe in the world".
The Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission (EC) insist on the immediate renewal of Russian gas supply for all European Union members, according to an EC press release issued on Tuesday.
In a joint statement by the Czech EU Presidency and the EC
The Czech Presidency of the EU and EC are to officially launch the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 on Wednesday with the slogan "Imagine. Create.
The Czech Presidency of the EU kicked off Friday by declaring that the natural gas row between Russia and the Ukraine was a bilteral issue.
Almost a million Bulgarian and Romanian citizens residing in Spain are now allowed to be self-employed starting January 1, 2009, as the Spanish government decided in December to lift the labor ban on them.
The Czech Republic became Thursday the first former Eastern Bloc state to take over the rotating EU Presidency.
On January 1, 2009, Slovakia became the first former Eastern Bloc nation to adopt the common European currency.
It is also the second post-communist state to adopt the euro after the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia.
Bulgaria Ratifies Lisbon Treaty
In March, Bulgaria become the sixth EU member state to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community.
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