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Bulgaria to denounce EU sanction on Hungary, deputy prime minister says

Bulgaria to denounce EU sanction on Hungary, deputy prime minister says

07:30 | 21.09.2018 | by editor
Bulgaria's Council of Ministers will adopt a position denouncing the sanctions against Hungary, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov told a press briefing at the government building on Wednesday. "At the meeting of the cabinet today, ministers from United Patriots together with deputy prime minister Valeri Simeonov and minister Neno Dimov made a proposal regarding Bulgaria's position on the European Parliament's vote in favour of sanctions against Hungary,"...
Bulgaria’s efforts in the Western Balkans praised by Switzerland

Bulgaria’s efforts in the Western Balkans praised by Switzerland

08:30 | 12.09.2018 | by editor
Swiss foreign minister told a news conference in Sofia on Tuesday that his country appreciated highly Bulgaria's EU Council Presidency, especially regarding the Western Balkans. Ignacio Cassis, who is head of the federal department of foreign affairs, met with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva. Cassis said Switzerland had recently been paying very close attention to the Western Balkans. The better the cooperation on matters relating to those...
Israel hopes Bulgaria will open embassy in Jerusalem

Israel hopes Bulgaria will open embassy in Jerusalem

18:41 | 06.09.2018 | by editor
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes that the opening of a consulate general in Jerusalem by Bulgaria will be the first step towards the opening of a Bulgarian Embassy there. Netanyahu was speaking at a news briefing he held jointly with the visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov Wednesday ahead of a meeting between the two. Borissov was on a visit to Israel September 4-5. The Israeli Prime Minister said that the most valuable aspect in bilateral relations is the...
Chinese National Energy Administration visit to the site of Belene nuclear plant project

Chinese National Energy Administration visit to the site of Belene nuclear plant project

08:18 | 29.08.2018 | by editor
Officials of China's National Energy Administration (NEA) visited Tuesday the site of the Belene nuclear power plant project to see the equipment that has been supplied, said the Energy Ministry. The delegation, which is on a working visit here, includes representatives of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) and the State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC). The visit is one of the first initiatives implementing a Memorandum of...
Bulgaria and Romania need more bridges on the Danube, minister says

Bulgaria and Romania need more bridges on the Danube, minister says

07:18 | 15.08.2018 | by editor
Regional development and public works Minister Nikolai Nankov said that Bulgaria and Romania need more bridges on the Danube. Given the actual traffic data and the forthcoming construction of the Rousse-Veliko Tarnovo motorway, a fast connection to Pan-European Corridor IX will become necessary, and this will lead to the construction of a second bridge near Rousse, he underscored. On Tuesday, Nankov unveiled the repaired road between Gorna Oryahovitsa and Arbanassi. It is part of the road...
Bulgarian driver and 11 migrant workers die in a motor crash in Italy

Bulgarian driver and 11 migrant workers die in a motor crash in Italy

07:18 | 07.08.2018 | by editor
Eleven people, all migrant workers, and their Bulgarian driver, have died in a collision between their work van and a truck loaded with tomatoes on Monday in countryside near Foggia, Puglia in Italy. The victims were returning from working in the fields when their van collided "very violently" with the truck, La Repubblica newspaper reports. The workers' van, which had a Bulgarian license plate and was carrying all non-EU passengers, collided head-on with a truck full of tomatoes on a...
Eco minister shares EU presidency experience with Romanian counterpart

Eco minister shares EU presidency experience with Romanian counterpart

07:14 | 07.08.2018 | by editor
Bulgarian Environment Minister Neno Dimov had a chance to share his experience with Bulgaria's EU Council Presidency and the progress achieved on environmental topics with Romanian Deputy Prime Minister and Environment Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu, Dimov's Ministry said in a press release on Monday. Dimov paid a working visit to Romania at Gavrilescu's invitation in connection with the EU Council Presidency which will rotate to Romania on January 1, 2019. In a constructive dialogue, the...
Cyber protection firm acquires a Bulgarian software engineering company

Cyber protection firm acquires a Bulgarian software engineering company

05:38 | 02.08.2018 | by editor
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage, announced it has expanded its research and development operations in Europe through the strategic acquisition of software engineering company T-Soft. The Sofia-based subsidiary will change its name to Acronis Bulgaria. The acquisition is the result of a successful partnership between the two companies. T-Soft has been providing Acronis with exceptional software development services since 2012, enhancing the quality of...
Interview: Fake news has become a political weapon

Interview: Fake news has become a political weapon

06:03 | 25.07.2018 | by Stela Stoyanova
Preslav Nakov is one of the few computer experts in Bulgaria, who chose to be a researcher and a teacher that a practicing businessman. Currently, he is now with Qatar Computing Research Institute (HBKU) where he works on a project related to exposing fake news. You are working on a project that exposes fake news. Would you please tell us more about it and about your career? I have been working for the Qatar Computing Research Institute. I hold a PhD degree in Computer Science...
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty returns to Bulgaria, Romania

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty returns to Bulgaria, Romania

14:50 | 22.07.2018 | by editor
US-owned and operated Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty plans to relaunch its Bulgarian and Romanian news services by the end of the year as to "strengthen the media landscape" and "debunk false news" in both countries that are members of the European Union and NATO. Having helped topple communism by breaking the information monopoly of totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, RFE/RL closed its services in Bulgaria in 2004 and Romania in 2008, after the two countries joined the EU and NATO....
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