Wed, Jun 19 2013
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: The cordial relationship between Silvio Berlusconi, left, and Vladimir Putin translated itself into a doubling of South Stream’s capacity at the meeting of the two heads of government in Sochi.
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin attended a special ceremony on September 6 2011 to mark the launch of the pipeline in the city of Vyborg in northwestern Russia.
Traicho Traikov and senior officials met Traikov’s Russian counterpart Sergey Shmatko on December 24 2009, resulting in agreements on new talks on the South Stream pipeline, Belene nuke project and a natural gas deal, Russian media said.
The intergovernmental agreement for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline will be signed in Ankara on July 13, it emerged on July 3.
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.
Was President Purvanov’s energy forum anything more than just hot air?
President Georgi Purvanov says after Sofia summit that differences between Bulgaria and Russia should be ironed out and agreement signed – and talks tough against Gazprom.
The option to postpone the due date was contingent on securing 55 million euro for immediate repayment of the amounts loaned by Belgium's Dexia and Japanese bank Mizuho.
The Eurostat data agency said that unemployment reached 10.9 per cent in March, up from 10.8 per cent in February. The March figure translates to 17.4 million people unemployed in the euro zone.
Citing three separate sources familiar with the deal, Capital Daily reports that the creditors found offers submitted by three bidders unsatisfactory.
Eurobank EFG is left with a 30 per cent stake in the merged entity but has said it will exercise its put option on the remaining holding.
The narrow focus of many euro zone countries on fiscal austerity is deepening the jobs crisis and could even lead to another recession in Europe, said the Director of the ILO Institute for International Labour Studies and lead author of the report, Raymond Torres.