Wed, Jun 19 2013
VACUUM: President Georgi Purvanov had hoped his energy summit would bring goals including a new European energy policy and new international arrangements a step closer. But what was conceived months ago as a gathering of heads of state and government ended up mainly as a gathering of technocrats, with few leaders with the clout to change policy in attendance.
Russia’s EU Trojan horse makes a change, as Bulgaria seems to have learned a lesson from January’s gas crisis - Europeanise its energy resources.
Security of supply depends on diversification of resources, Bulgarian President says, while European Commission chief calls for flexibility in supply to prevent repeat of January gas crisis.
In interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung, President Georgi Purvanov gives South Stream and Nabucco as examples of Bulgaria’s efforts at energy diversity.
The money will come from the budgets of the Foreign and Interior Ministries; it is not yet clear who will attend the summit.
Five weeks before heads of state and ministers descend in Bulgaria for a summit on energy issues, its location had to be switched from Plovdiv to Sofia because Bulgaria's second-largest city did not have enough presidential suites
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.