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Russia Say Gas Flow to Europe Blocked

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1655

Bulgaria Asks EU for EUR 400 M to Ease off Energy Dependence on Russia

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1786

EU Warns Slovakia over Reactor Re-boot

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1726

Ukraine Signs Unconditionally EU-Russia Gas Transit Monitoring Deal

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1917

Ukraine Signs Russia-EC Agreement for Establishment of Gas Monitoring Commission

The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced Sunday that the transit of Russian gas to Europe would resume in 36 hours.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

Russia and EC Sign Agreement for Establishing Gas Monitoring Commission

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 10, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1280

EC Gas Transit Experts Have Landed in Ukraine

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

MEP's Endorse Reactivation of Kozloduy Units 3 and 4

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1589

Majority of EU States without Labor Bans on Bulgarians, Romanians

The European Commission formally announced Thursday that four more EU members have lifted their labor restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers since January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1942

Bulgaria Gets EU Money over Russian Gas Supplies Crisis

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2230

Russia Demands International Observers to Resume Gas Supplies

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1469

EC Demand Russia Restore Gas Supply Immediately

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1300

Gas Dispute Leaves Europe without Russian Gas Supply

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2018

Three E-s Presented as Top Priorities for Czech EU Presidency

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".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

Czech EU Presidency, EC Demand Immediate Gas Supply Renewal

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 6, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

EC Launches European Year of Creativity and Innovation

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1563

Czech Presidency: EU Stays out of Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1637

Spain to Review Lifted Labor Ban on Bulgarians, Romanians in Six Months

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1611

Czech Republic Becomes First Former Soviet Bloc State to Chair EU

The Czech Republic became Thursday the first former Eastern Bloc state to take over the rotating EU Presidency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1766

Slovakia Becomes First Former Soviet Bloc State to Adopt Euro

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2120

Bulgaria 2008 Review: Bulgaria in EU

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3638
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