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      2014:  Folklore bonanza
      Dec31

      2014: Folklore bonanza

      Folklore festivals, competitions, anniversaries… Not forgetting the new voices discovered during the outgoing year. Events throughout 2014 painted a colourful folklore bonanza, as if the difficult times or the bad news never got through to organizers and performers and audiences were able to enjoy some memorable events. Hundreds of regional...

      Bulgarian sports victories of 2014 to be remembered
      Dec29

      Bulgarian sports victories of 2014 to be remembered

      Bulgarian climber Boyan Petrov achieved a true feat despite suffering from diabetes. For a period of 100 days he climbed 3 eight-thousanders – Kanchendzyonga (8586 m), Broad Peak (8047) and fearsome K2 (8611) without using additional oxygen and without helpers. In 2015 Petrov plans to climb two other peaks that have not been climbed by...

      Losses to Bulgarian economy caused by Russian-Ukrainian conflict
      Dec23

      Losses to Bulgarian economy caused by Russian-Ukrainian conflict

      Since the beginning of 2014 the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has significantly reduced export of Bulgarian goods to the region. Export-oriented companies from different sectors of the Bulgarian economy suffered losses. These are manufacturers of petroleum and bitumen materials, pharmaceutical companies, and agricultural producers. The...

      Bulgarians in Crimea create cultural autonomy
      Dec23

      Bulgarians in Crimea create cultural autonomy

      The Bulgarians residing in the Crimea decided to create a regional national and cultural autonomy, announced that Bulgarian cultural center Izvor. The statute of “National cultural autonomy” was inaugurated in Russia in 1996. It gives national minorities the possibility to display their own culture, language and national education. Local...

      A pat on the shoulder
      Dec20

      A pat on the shoulder

      In the very beginning of the accession talks between Bulgaria and the EU Germany said that it would be advocating for Bulgaria’s membership. Eight years after the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union, Bulgaria is again looking for Berlin’s assistance. The first official visit of Bulgaria’s Premier Borissov to the German...

      Ski season officially starts in Bulgarian winter resorts
      Dec17

      Ski season officially starts in Bulgarian winter resorts

      Despite forecasts for a snowless winter, it seems that this season will be a successful one for Bulgarian resorts. In order to rely not entirely on weather, owners of Bulgaria’s biggest mountain resorts have invested additional funds in snow-making equipment. The good news is that the price of ski packages will remain the same as last...

      Over five thousand foreigners have taken Bulgarian citizenship in 2014
      Dec14

      Over five thousand foreigners have taken Bulgarian citizenship in 2014

      5,527 foreigners have received Bulgarian citizenship from January 1 to December 1, 2014, the Ministry of Justice reports. The largest is the share of Macedonians – 1,721 people. A total of 1,092 are of Moldovan origin, 899 of Ukrainian and 261 of Russian origin. Since the beginning of the year, 21 persons of Syrian origin have received Bulgarian...

      South Stream project remains in the past, the future lies in local gas deposits
      Dec12

      South Stream project remains in the past, the future lies in local gas deposits

      According to Russia’s authorities, Bulgaria can not rely anymore on the South Stream gas pipeline project. After the short bewilderment and disappointment of the Bulgarian authorities which followed the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin who announced the cancellation of the gas project, Bulgarian Premier Boyko Borissov reacted...

      Slovakia intends to build gas pipeline to Bulgaria
      Dec10

      Slovakia intends to build gas pipeline to Bulgaria

      The Slovak gas transmission system operator Eustream is planning to build a gas pipeline from Slovakia to the Bulgarian-Turkish border to the tune of EUR 750 million, the Slovak Internet Media vEnergetike informs. According to the preliminary plans, the Eastring gas pipeline will start from the Slovak gas compression station in Velke Kapusany at...

      Brussels supports Bulgaria against South Stream blackmail
      Dec05

      Brussels supports Bulgaria against South Stream blackmail

      Until recently, top European Commission officials were making it plain they were not particularly interested in and even disapproved of the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that was supposed to deliver Russian gas across the Black Sea to the Bulgarian coast, and from there, by land to Central and Western Europe. The shock of Vladimir...