Bulgaria

    • Naum Kaychev: The connectivity between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is at a tragic level

      Naum Kaychev: The connectivity between Bulgaria and North Macedonia is at a tragic level

      Sofia will back a decision to begin accession talks, which will entail setting a date for their actual opening. However, Bulgaria's support will not be unconditional; it will have some requirements attached, which will be posed over the course of the long negotiation process. Bulgaria will insist that the Agreement on Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation signed by the two countries is observed, says Ass. Prof. Naum Kaychev, PhD, deputy co-chair of the Joint Commission on Historical and Educational Matters with North Macedonia.

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    • Key contracts signed for Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector

      Key contracts signed for Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector

      Key contracts for the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector were signed Thursday at the Ministry of Energy. Both parties signed a tax regime agreement for the Interconnector project, as well as other contracts connected to key commitments and activities for the construction of the interconnector, including a loan agreement between the European Investment Bank and Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD, gas transmission agreements, etc.

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    • Assession support under conditions

      Assession support under conditions

      Bulgaria's continued support for Skopje's EU accession bid depends on whether North Macedonia stands by its obligations under the already signed treaty on mutual relations between the two countries, Bulgarian leaders agreed last Monday at a consultative meeting in Sofia held by President Rumen Radev. According to Radev, North Macedonia cannot make progress towards the EU at the expense of Bulgarian interests, insisting there are red lines that can not be crossed. Skopje hopes to get a date to start accession talks in the coming weeks.

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    • EC supports 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres

      EC supports 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres

      Commission experts from the Joint Research Centre will provide support and guidance to 13 Bulgarian research and innovation centres to help them bring their innovative ideas to the market, facilitate the transfer and dissemination of knowledge and strengthen both their ties with businesses and their participation in European and international cooperation projects.

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    • James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

      James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

      The first F-16 fighter planes for the Bulgarian Air Force, out of the eight new aircrafts agreed under contracts signed with the US, are scheduled to arrive in Bulgaria in early 2023, James Robinson, International Business Development Senior Manager at the aircraft-maker Lockheed Martin, said in an interview for Monitor News Agency. Earlier, he and US Chargé d'Affaires in Bulgaria Justin Friedman commented on the deal during a Sofia press conference.

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    • PMs of Bulgaria and Greece break ground on intersystem gas pipeline

      PMs of Bulgaria and Greece break ground on intersystem gas pipeline

      In a ceremony marking the start of construction works on an intersystem gas connection between Bulgaria and Greece, the two countries' prime ministers - Boyko Borissov and Alexis Tsipras, respectively - broke ground on the project and signed a section of the pipeline. “Over the years, we heard a lot of talk about interconnectors and diversification. Well, we quietly did some actual work and today we are launching the project,” said Borissov during the official ceremony. He added that the pipeline allows for real and complete diversification of natural gas supplies.

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