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Bulgaria and Azerbaijan increase cooperation in gas sphere

Photo: libraryBulgaria and Azerbaijan have signed two documents related to cooperation in the sphere of gas deliveries. This was announced by the Ministry of Economy and Energy. A memo signed between "Bulgartransgas" and Azerbaijani oil and gas company ... [Published BNR - 6 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

European Mobility Week in Sofia

Every year in September, the EU calls on cities in the community to spend a week for reflection on urban mobility and experimenting with ways for temporarily reducing the use of vehicles. This year some 2000 cities joined the , which runs under the motto ... [Published BNR - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Antique and early Byzantine fortress in Yailata Reserve becomes tourist destination

The Late-Antique and Early Byzantine fortress in the Yailata Reserve, restored with the support of the Regional Development Operational Program of the EU, has become a tourist site. The castle built during the reign of Emperor Anastasius spreads over ... [Published BNR - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Another protest against shale gas held in Bulgaria

Photo: libraryA protest against possible shale and coal gas exploration and extraction in Bulgaria has started in the city of Shumen. According to organizers, the dangerous method of fracking is used when exploring opportunities for extraction of ... [Published BNR - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Shale Gas, Bulgaria, Protest
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Bulgarian President Plevneliev attends ceremony starting construction of Southern Gas Corridor

Photo: libraryIn the Azerbaijani capital of Baku the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor officially started. Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev was at present at the ceremony. Bulgarian projects for gas interconnectors with Greece and Turkey ... [Published BNR - 9 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

918 million euros by 2020 will enable development of high-tech defense industry, Minister Shalamanov says

Photo: BGNESAbout 918 million euro will be spent on modernization of the Bulgarian army in the next six years. The money will be invested in military aircraft and ships, according to the strategy for the country's NATO membership and will enable ... [Published BNR - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Traditional plum festival takes place in Troyan

In the Bulgarian town of Troyan, famous for the production of plum rakia, the 22nd traditional Plum Festival has started. Making plum brandy is a tradition dating back to hundreds of years ago and that emerged behind the walls of the Troyan Monastery. ... [Published BNR - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

699 mln. euros allocated for science and education in Bulgaria by EU

published on 9/19/14 7:44 PM / 10 viewsPhoto: BGNESA total of 699 million euros are envisaged under the Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014-2020 Operational Program of the EU, Minister of Education and Science Rumyana Kolarova has anounced. ... [Published BNR - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

EBRD lowers Bulgaria’s economic growth forecast

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has lowered its economic growth forecast for Southeastern Europe for 2014 due to the flooding in the region and the tension in the banking sector in Bulgaria, an EBRD report reads.The EBRD lowered Bulgaria’s ... [Published BNR - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Burgas miners achieve demands and end protest

Miners Email: english@bnr.bgAn electric shock for the elections planned by the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission reads a headline in Zemya. The electricity rate will..Nearly 600 people - hoteliers, restaurant owners, and residents of towns ... [Published BNR - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Peace and security do not come free, President Plevneliev says

Peace and security are not free, they have a price that we must be willing to pay in order to guarantee them, said Bulgarian President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Rosen Plevneliev in his speech at the opening in Sofia of NATO’s Crisis Management ... [Published BNR - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Minister Shtonov announces measures against possible gas crisis

Bulgaria’s Interim Minister of Economy and Energy Vasil Shtonov told the Bulgarian National Radio that the caretaker cabinet has undertaken a series of measures to guarantee the necessary gas quantities in Bulgaria on occasion of the statements of Interim ... [Published BNR - Sep 18 2014]

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...aircraft and ships, according to the strategy for the country's NATO membership and will enable the development of high-tech defense industry. "What is happening in northern Iraq, Syria and near the Bulgarian border is a serious risk not only because of the refugees but also because of the spread of radical Islam in the Balkans. The situation in the Black Sea, in eastern Ukraine, the frozen conflicts in Moldova, Georgia and the Caucasus, are also sources of instability. That was what Bulgarian Minister of Defense Velizar Shalamanov said in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio. He pointed out that no serious investments have been made in the Bulgarian Army during the past 20 years, while equipment dated back to the time of the Warsaw Pact, which made its maintenance difficult."
"No country, no matter how big and strong it may be, is self-sufficient,” the President said. “No country could ensure its security alone and this applies fully to Bulgaria. We would always be weak when isolated, and strong - when we are integrated into a family of democratic nations. We are to work for a stronger Bulgarian presence in initiatives and projects within the framework of NATO and the EU."
...The number of people employed directly and indirectly in the industry is about 200 000, it was reported. "About 20-25% of the 1.5 million people who left Bulgaria are employed in agriculture in Greece, Spain and England, while it is more logical that these people find work here" experts from the union say and add that greater presence of Bulgarian fruit and vegetables on the market would provide more jobs for low-qualified...
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