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On 21 December a letter from the interior ministers of Germany and France, respectively Thomas de Maiziere and Brice Hortefeux, to the European Commission was revealed. In the letter the two politicians reproach Bulgaria and Romania…
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On 30 November Bulgaria’s National Electric Company (NEK) signed memoranda with Russia’s Rosatom, Finland’s Fortum and France’s Altran Technologies envisaging the establishment of a company for the building of the Belene nuclear power…
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Representatives of Russia’s Gazprom and the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) in the presence of the two countries’ prime ministers, Vladimir Putin and Boyko Borisov, signed agreements on 13 November in Sofia which will establish a…
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At an international conference in Lancut held on 22 October, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece joined the project for the Via Carpatia land transit route, which will lead from Lithuania through Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, and further…
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Representatives of Russia’s Gazprom and of Romania’s gas pipeline operator Transgaz signed on 13 October in Bucharest a memorandum on co-operation in the development of a feasibility study for the Romanian section of the South Stream…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
The chances of Romania and Bulgaria joining the Schengen Area in March 2011 are looking slim
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In August, France intensified criticism of Romania and Bulgaria for their lack of progress in the process of the integration of the Roma minority. The French secretary of state for European affairs Pierre Lellouche warned that the…
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At the beginning of August on the initiative of Poland, nine EU countries proposed a change in the EU methodology of public debt calculation. The new method is intended to make a distinction between a public debt and pension system…
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On 8 August Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced that during his meeting with Serbia's President Boris Tadic in Varna they agreed on the route of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Bulgarian-Serbian border section. By…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Ewa Paszyc
Russia and Bulgaria have drawn the framework for agreements regarding South Stream and new gas contracts, but the negotiation process is still far from over.