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      South Stream topic is fully exhausted according to Russia
      Jan14

      South Stream topic is fully exhausted according to Russia

      The South Stream gas pipeline project has been canceled. This was officially declared by the CEO of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller in front of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for energy. “Bulgaria expects discussions to give a clear answer about the future of the South Stream project, said...

      British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives to Bulgaria
      Jan14

      British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives to Bulgaria

      British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Phillip Hammond arrives for a visit to Sofia today. Besides with his Bulgarian counterpart, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, he is to have talks also with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and President Rossen Plevneliev. This is the first visit of British Foreign Secretary to Bulgaria in...

      British foreign minister to visit Sofia
      Jan12

      British foreign minister to visit Sofia

      British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond will be on an official visit to Sofia on January 14, following the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov. Bilateral relations will be the main topics of conversation, also the cooperation within the EU, especially in the context of the Ukrainian crisis,...

      Bulgaria drops to 100th place in freedom of speech
      Jan12

      Bulgaria drops to 100th place in freedom of speech

      Bulgaria drops down by 13 posititions to the 100th position out of a total of 180 countries for freedom of speech. These are data from the annual report of World Press freedom 2014 of the International organization Reporters Without Borders. In the list, headed by Finland, Bulgaria is overtaken by Botswana, Papua and New Guinea and Haiti, stands...

      Forthcoming visit of John Kerry to Bulgaria – what to expect?
      Jan10

      Forthcoming visit of John Kerry to Bulgaria – what to expect?

      Surprisingly it has been reported in Sofia this week that US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Bulgaria on January 15. At the time of the announcement of the visit, there was no notice of such an event in January at the website of the US State Department. John Kerry’s visit to Sofia has been expected, but probably something has...

      Double Dimitrov/ Kokinakis go to semifinals in Brisbane
      Jan08

      Double Dimitrov/ Kokinakis go to semifinals in Brisbane

      Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Australian Tanasi Kokinakis qualified for the doubles’ semifinals in the tennis tournament in Brisbane. Bulgaria’s best tennis player and 18 year old representative of the hosting country defeated the placed under No. 3 Robert Lindstedt, Sweden and Marcin Matkowski, Poland by 6:3, 6:7 (2), 10:7. At the...

      Emanuil Manolov: 155 birth anniversary
      Jan07

      Emanuil Manolov: 155 birth anniversary

      January 7th marks the 155th birth anniversary of the founder of the Bulgarian professional art of composition Emanuil Manolov. Beyond doubt the most valuable work in his legacy is the opera Siromahkinia (The Poor Woman) which he left unfinished. Based on a poem by classic Ivan Vazov it reconciles the traditions of urban romance and the classical...

      Russians invest millions to receive Bulgarian citizenship
      Jan07

      Russians invest millions to receive Bulgarian citizenship

      Bulgaria is the poorest country in the EU and therefore it is not very attractive for economic migrants, sweeping the western parts of Europe. However, after becoming a member of the EU, this country, and in particular the possibility of obtaining Bulgarian identity documents, allowing free movement in the union, attracted the interest of a...

      Five Russians granted Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of EUR 0.5 mln.
      Jan03

      Five Russians granted Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of EUR 0.5 mln.

      In 2014 five Russians received Bulgarian citizenship in exchange of investments to the tune of EUR 500,000 each, as required by this country’s legislation, bTV reports. The volume of Russian corporate investments in Bulgarian economy over the past 10 years has been nearly USD 2 bln. According to data of Russia’s consulate general,...

      Evliya Çelebi – the legendary 17th century storyteller
      Jan03

      Evliya Çelebi – the legendary 17th century storyteller

      “When I left the clean town of Sofia on March 6th 1662, I was walking east through a field of tulips until I reached the village of Lozena.” This is the way Ottoman traveler of the seventeenth century Evliya Çelebi described in his “Book of Travels” (Seyâhatnâme) “the famous town of Sofia.” In folk tales, songs, proverbs, stories, poems, he...