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Bulgaria builds gas link to end full reliance on Russian gas

22 May 2019

KIRKOVO, Bulgaria, May 22 Bulgaria has started building a 240 million euro ($268 million) gas pipeline with Greece that will end the Balkan country's total dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria

06 May 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government.

Pope says emigration, low birth rates have brought 'Ice Curtain' on Europe

05 May 2019

SOFIA Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to address wealth inequality and low birth rates which he said had created an "ice curtain" between Europe's richer and poorer states and was fuelling emigration.

Three groups bid to build $1.6 billion gas pipeline in Bulgaria

07 Mar 2019

SOFIA Three consortiums have submitted bids in a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) tender to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas across Bulgaria, state-owned network operator Bulgartransgaz said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Russia needs EU guarantees on TurkStream pipeline- Medvedev

04 Mar 2019

SOFIA , March 4 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov on Monday that Russia needs guarantees from the European Commission prior to choosing Bulgaria as a route for its TurkStream gas pipeline project.

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria's central bank deputy surprisingly quits

01 Mar 2019

* Finance Minister regrets he did not wait until ECB assessment

Bulgaria ready to start talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal

09 Jan 2019

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards, the defence minister said on Wednesday.

INTERVIEW-Bulgaria is better protected from external risks -S&P analyst

07 Nov 2018

SOFIA, Nov 7 Bulgaria's fiscal and current account surpluses provide it better protection from external risks than before the global economic crisis a decade ago, a senior Standard & Poor's credit analyst said in an interview.

Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

02 Nov 2018

SOFIA/JERUSALEM Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

10 Oct 2018

SOFIA A Bulgarian man has been detained in Germany over the rape and murder of television journalist Viktoria Marinova, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said journalists in Bulgaria had total freedom to write and report. | Video

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