Wed, Jun 19 2013
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and Russia's Vladimir Putin at their meeting on September 1 2009.
Russian state-run gas giant Gazprom said on December 7 that it would not make any bargains on the South Stream gas pipeline project.
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Serbia saw Moscow agreeing to lend a billion euro; the signing of bilateral agreements on education, science and police collaboration; and on the Serbian section of South Stream and a joint venture for the Banatski Dvor underground gas storage site.
The future of Bulgaria’s big energy projects with Russia remains unclear after ministerial visit
By November, Bulgaria will complete its cost-benefit analysis of energy projects involving Russia, Borissov tells Putin
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, who is to meet his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borissov in the Polish city where the September 1 outbreak of World War 2 is being commemorated, has sharp messages for the West.
Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov rejects reports by a Kuwaiti news agency that he said that Bulgaria would hold talks with Arab investors interested in the Belene nuke project. No talks had been held with any potential investor, Traikov says.
It is easy being Prime Minister. You have a telephone with buttons and whichever minister you need, you can get on the phone at all times, Borissov says in a TV interview a month after taking office.
Energy Minister Traicho Traikov downplays speculation that Bulgaria must bring Belene nuclear power station onstream to guarantee supplies by 2020.
Uncertainty clouds new Government’s energy policies as President urges ‘continuity’.
Bulgarian President Georgi Purvanov said on July 31 that Bulgaria's new Cabinet should not turn its back on joint energy projects with Russia.
Sofia mayor Boiko Borissov, expected to be nominated as prime minister-designate next week, asked outgoing economy and energy minister Petar Dimitrov for a moratorium on all negotiations concerning big energy deals.
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.