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Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
On 7 December the Bulgarian government approved the decision to withdraw from the intergovernmental agreement concluded with Russia and Greece in March 2007 on the construction of the Burgas–Alexandroupolis oil pipeline (Bulgaria –…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Rosen Plevneliev, former minister of regional development, won the presidential runoff on 30 October as the candidate of the ruling centre-right party, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB). The president elect received…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
On 19 October the Chinese corporation China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group entered into an agreement for access to confidential information concerning the development of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. During that…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
On 12 October the first joint session of the governments of Romania and Bulgaria in history was held. The prime ministers of the two countries established a mechanism of regular intergovernmental consultations in order to strengthen…
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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…
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On 9 June the Council of the European Union postponed at until least September 2011 the decision to include Bulgaria and Romania in the Schengen zone, despite the fact that both countries fulfil the technical membership requirements.…
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The Bulgarian parliament on 1 June approved the Energy Strategy until 2020 prepared by the centre-right government led by Boyko Borisov. The form in which the document has been prepared indicates that Sofia wants to improve the…
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On 19 May in front the main mosque in Sofia a few dozen members of the ultra-nationalist party Ataka clashed with praying Muslims. This incident is being used by opposition parties in vehement criticisms of the minority government…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Bulgaria and Romania are intensifying their efforts to build a coalition of countries supporting the enlargement, since membership of the Schengen Area is a priority issue in foreign policy and an essential element of internal debate…
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On 16 February, the Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that Russia intends to withdraw from the international consortium to construct the BurgasAleksandroupolis oil…