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25 July 2016, Issue 4601
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Munich Shooting: Lone Gunman Planned Attack for One Year
A lone gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich before killing himself on Friday had planned the attack for a year, Reuters has reported. read
IOC Allows Russian Competitors to Take Part in Rio Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to leave it up to individual sports' federations to decide whether Russian competitors are clean from doping and should be allowed to take part in 2016 Summer Olympic Games. read
EU Asks Bulgaria to Comply with Rules for Energy Consumption of Buildings
The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive into national legislation. read
BULGARIA SAYS GAS LINK WITH ROMANIA TO BE COMPLETED IN AUTUMN 2016
Bulgaria will have its gas interconnection with neigbouring Romania completed in the autumn, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said.
Petkova and her Romanian counterpart Victor Vlad Grigorescu on Saturday inspected the site of the construction of the underwater section of the gas link at Marten, in Ruse Region on the Bulgarian bank of the Danube. read more
BULGARIA EXPECTS 10% RISE IN TOURIST NUMBERS IN SUMMER 2016
The number of tourists visiting Bulgaria in summer is expected to increase by 10% this year, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has said.
An estimated 4.6 million tourists are expected to visit Bulgaria this summer, compared with 4.2 million in 2015, Angelkova told bTV broadcaster on Sunday. read more
BULGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DISCUSSING ENERGY PROJECTS, SANCTIONS POLICY ON WASHINGTON VISIT
The implementation of priority energy projects in Bulgaria and the region of southeastern Europe have been in the focus of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with Amos Hochstein, U.S. Special Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, in Washington.
The two sides emphasised the importance of accelerating the implementation of the construction of Bulgaria-Greece gas link and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near the Greek Aegean port of Alexandroupolis, the foreign ministry in Sofia said in a statement on Sunday. read more
BULGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTER STARTS U.S. VISIT WITH MEETINGS ON ENERGY, TRADE
Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has welcomed the US' consistent support for key projects for the diversification of sources and routes for the supply of energy resources in Bulgaria and the region.
Daniel Mitov, on a working visit to Washington, has met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to discuss the progress in the construction of natural gas interconnectors with Bulgaria’s neighbours, according to a statement released by the foreign ministry in Sofia on Friday. read more
EC TAKES BULGARIA TO COURT OVER INSUFFICIENT PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED BIRDS
The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU over the country’s failure to protect unique habitats and important bird species in the Rila Mountains.
“The Bulgarian authorities have failed to widen the zone classified as a special protection area in order to provide adequate protection to endangered species of wild birds,” according to a statement from the EU executive. read more
BULGARIAN ARMY READY TO BOOST ASSISTANCE TO POLICE IN BORDER PROTECTION, DEF MIN SAYS
The Bulgarian Army has deployed enough personnel and equipment to assist police forces in protecting the country’s border with Turkey against a potential increase in migration pressure, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.
Nenchev, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Georgi Kostov visited the area of Malko Tarnovo and Rezovo on Saturday to see for themselves how army and police force coordinate their actions in protecting the external border of the EU. read more
EU ASKS BULGARIA TO COMPLY WITH RULES FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF BUILDINGS
The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive into national legislation.
Under Directive 2010/31/EU, Member States are required to establish and apply minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, to ensure the certification of buildings' energy performance as well as to ensure that regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems take place. read more
BULGARIANS EXPECT SITUATION IN TURKEY TO WORSEN AFTER FAILED COUP ATTEMPT - POLL
Bulgarians fear that the situation in Turkey will deteriorate after the failed coup attempt in Turkey on 15 July, a survey conducted by Gallup International shows.
At the same time, Bulgarian citizens don’t expect significant changes to take place in their everyday lives and Bulgarian-Turkish relations as a result of the events taking place in Turkey after the coup attempt. read more
IOC ALLOWS RUSSIAN COMPETITORS TO TAKE PART IN RIO OLYMPICS
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to leave it up to individual sports' federations to decide whether Russian competitors are clean from doping and should be allowed to take part in 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Competitors from Russia who want to take part in the Games will have to meet strict criteria laid down by the IOC, the IOC executive board said in a statement after a meeting on Sunday. read more
MAN KILLS WOMAN WITH MACHETE IN REUTLINGEN, GERMANY
A man attacked and killed a woman with a machete in Reutlingen, in southwestern Germany, Bild newspaper reported on
At least two other people were injured. read more
MUNICH SHOOTING: LONE GUNMAN PLANNED ATTACK FOR ONE YEAR
A lone gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich before killing himself on Friday had planned the attack for a year, Reuters has reported.
The shooter had bought the pistol for the attack on the ‘dark net’, an area of the internet accessible only via special software, according to the crime office of the federal province of Bavaria. read more
BULGARIAN WOMAN SUFFERS BROKEN ARM DURING FRIDAY’S MUNICH SHOOTING
A Bulgarian national has suffered a broken arm when fleeing for her life during a shooting in a shopping centre in Munich, a diplomatic official has said.
The 52-year old woman had gone shopping to the Olympia shopping centre with her sister on late Friday afternoon when shots were heard and people around them started running for the exit doors, Bulgarian consul general in the German city, Antoaneta Baycheva, told Sofia-based bTV broadcaster on Saturday. read more
MUNICH SHOOTING: GUNMAN HAD NO KNOWN LINKS TO ISLAMIC STATE, POLICE SAY
Police in Munich have said that a German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people and then killed himself in the city on Friday had no known links to the Islamic State group, according to German media reports.
Police spokesman Peter Beck has said that officials didn’t yet know what triggered the crime but there was no clear political motivation. read more
TEN DIE IN MUNICH SHOOTING INCLUDING LONE GUNMAN
Nine people have been killed and 21 injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in Munich, according to German media reports.
A man opened fire at a McDonald’s restaurant outside the Olympia shopping centre in Munich late on Friday afternoon, eyewitnesses have said. read more
THREE-WAY SUMMIT TO LAY BASIS FOR SUPPLYING TURKMEN GAS TO EUROPE
The basis for possible future deliveries of natural gas from Turkmenistan to Europe is expected to laid at a meeting of the presidents of Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, the Associated Press has reported, citing a Turkish diplomat.
The summit would take place later this year, the AP quoted Turkey's envoy to Turkmenistan, Mustafa Kapucu, as saying on Friday. read more
MIGRANTS ARRIVALS BY SEA IN EUROPE TOP 242,000 SO FAR IN 2016 – IOM
An estimated 242,179 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
There were 159,299 arrivals in Greece and 81,034 in Italy. read more
SOME 4,700 PEOPLE REMANDED IN CUSTODY IN TURKEY OVER FAILED COUP ATTEMPT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that 4,704 people have been remanded in custody so far over alleged links to the July 15 failed coup, Anadolu Agency reported on Saturday
"Among them, 167 are police, 2,878 military personnel, 1,552 judges and prosecutors and 14 [local] governors, and 93 civilians," the Turkish news agency quoted Erdogan as saying. read more
BORISLAV GUTSANOV: BULGARIA LOADING EU MONEY ON GRAIN SHIPS
Bulgaria exports European Union funds to the Middle East in the form of grain whose production has been subsidized through EU projects, according to Borislav Gutsanov, Co-Chairman of the Board of Finance, Economics and Energy to the National Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).
Gutsanov’s opinion refers to yet another queue of trucks waiting to enter the Black Sea port of Varna. read more
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