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Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

On 18 March Bulgaria’s counterintelligence arrested a group of six Bulgarians suspected of spying for Russia. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, five out of the six…

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

A number of events have taken place in Bulgaria over the past two weeks resulting in a sudden deterioration of Bulgarian-Russian relations. On 3 September, the…

Analyses | | Jan Strzelecki

In recent weeks there has been a cooling in the traditionally friendly relations between Greece and Russia.

Analyses | | Mateusz Seroka

On 10th and 11th February Slovenia’s president Borut Pahor met President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a visit to Moscow. 

OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

Moscow wants to use Belgrade in its confrontation with the West, but Russia does not have much to offer to Serbia’s authorities.

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Szymon Kardaś

Russia has used the construction launch to demonstrate that it will not relinquish at least partial implementation of the project.

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski

On November 15, the Bulgarian state-owned gas distributor Bulgargaz signed a ten-year contract with Russian Gazprom regarding the annual purchase of 2.9 billion m3 of gas. The contract will come into force at the beginning of…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Andrzej Sadecki, Marta Szpala

Russia’s Gazprom and the state-controlled Serbian and Hungarian energy companies on 29 and 31 October passed final investment decisions concerning the construction of the Serbian and Hungarian sections of the South Stream gas pipeline.…

OSW Commentary | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Bulgaria and Russia are entering the final phase of setting the conditions of their co-operation in the energy sector. A new gas contract is being negotiated because the currently applicable agreements will have expired by the end of…
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The deadline for Bulgaria to conclude a new long-term gas supply contract with Russia, which was set last year as a result of arrangements between Gazprom and Bulgargaz, expired on 1 July. The lack of a new contract and Sofia’s…