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Brazil is back on track

Brazil is back on track

14:17 | 14.11.2017 | by Standartnews
Faced with this kind of challenge, I have put forward a transformation agenda without recourse to populist measures. The agenda comprises the broadest set of structuring reforms for the past thirty years based upon the pillars of fiscal balance, social responsibility and increase in productivity. The results are already visible. The economic recession in Brazil has been reversed and the Brazilian economy has grown for the last two consecutive quarters. Some analysts have forecast a 1%...
Bulgaria Opens a Consulate in Taraclia, Moldova

Bulgaria Opens a Consulate in Taraclia, Moldova

13:49 | 31.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 31, 2017 Sofia) Bulgaria's consulate in the Moldavian city of Taraclia was officially opened with a festive ceremony today. "I want to thank everyone who helped to make it happen. This consulate will provide not only consular services, but we believe that it will also be a prerequisite for more dynamic business relations between Bulgaria and Moldova. It will now be a lot easier for Bulgarian businessmen to come and make investments here, to create jobs, and help the Bulgarian...
Catalan Parliament Declares independence

Catalan Parliament Declares independence

17:06 | 27.10.2017 | by Standartnews
The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule.   The move was backed 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by opposition MPs. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia.   In all, the motion declaring independence was approved with 70 in favour, 10 against and two abstentions in the...
Bulgaria Negotiates Significant Increase in Turbot Fishing Quota

Bulgaria Negotiates Significant Increase in Turbot Fishing Quota

13:03 | 20.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 20, 2017 Sofia) - The 41st Session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was held in Montenegro this week. Proposals for the adoption of measures for the conservation, management and control of key marine stocks in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea were discussed within the framework of the event. Of particular importance for Bulgaria is the recommendation for a multiannual plan for the management of turbot fisheries in the Black Sea, which sets out...
Sadiq Khan, Yordanka Fandakova to Strengthen Cooperation between Sofia and London

Sadiq Khan, Yordanka Fandakova to Strengthen Cooperation between Sofia and London

11:35 | 20.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 20, 2017 Sofia) Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, and the UK's capital, London, are going to tighten their cooperation in the sectors environment, with a special emphasis on air pollution monitoring and prevention, transport and security. This was agreed during yesterday's meeting of Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the Sofia Municipality Press Office has reported. Mr. Khan said he was impressed with the speed with which Sofia's metro system was expanding...
Estonia’s Foreign Minister Supports Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession

Estonia’s Foreign Minister Supports Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession

09:34 | 16.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 16, 2017 Sofia) – "Estonia supports Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area and appreciates the efforts of the country to protect the EU's external borders," Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, whose country is currently chairing the EU Council, told the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) "The decision is based on specific and objective criteria, and we have always advocated the view that once these criteria are met no further obstacles should be put in place. This is a...
Sofia, Baku Strengthen Energy Ties

Sofia, Baku Strengthen Energy Ties

14:50 | 13.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 13, 2017 Sofia)  "Energy is the area that will connect us many years ahead and Bulgaria confirms its support for the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor, in whose implementation Azerbaijan has a key role to play. In this way, we will have a real diversification of energy sources and routes for natural gas in Southern and Central Europe, "said Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev, during his official visit to Azerbaijan at the invitation of his Azeri counterpart Ilham...
Carles Puigdemont Postpones Independence Declaration

Carles Puigdemont Postpones Independence Declaration

08:52 | 11.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 11, 2017 Sofia) - Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia, put his signature to a document that declared the region's independence from Spain on Tuesday evening, but then said the move would not be implemented for several weeks. The text, proclaiming the constitution of a "Catalan republic as an independent and sovereign state", was signed by 72 members of Catalonia's parliament but appeared to have little legal credibility. The move, a significant but largely...
Stronger Cohesion Policy for Stronger EU

Stronger Cohesion Policy for Stronger EU

13:19 | 10.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 10, 2017 Sofia) Just a few years ago, many people said the European Union was facing the most serious challenge in its history: the member states' ratings were falling, the private sector in the Eurozone was shrinking, and economic growth was stagnating. Now, seven years later, when the macroeconomic indicators show that the economic and financial crisis has been overcome and GDP and employment are at record-high level, the Seventh Cohesion Report helps us learn lessons from the...
Spain’s Deputy PM Vows to Sue Stoichkov

Spain’s Deputy PM Vows to Sue Stoichkov

10:13 | 04.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 4, 2017) Spain's Deputy PM Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has vowed to sue Bulgaria's football legend Hristo Stoichkov, former striker of FC Barcelona, for defamation following his statements that her grandfather, her father, and even her underaged son, are followers of Francisco Franco, a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939 until his death in 1975. Stoichkov also said that Ms. Sáenz de Santamaría should step down.
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