Bulgaria

    • 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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    • From Sofia Pope Francis prays for peace on Earth

      From Sofia Pope Francis prays for peace on Earth

      In his last last public event in Sofia on Sunday evening Pope Francis prayed for peace at a ceremony in which six different religious confessions took part. Stepping into the boots of Pope Saint John XXIII, Pope Francis closed his visit to Bulgaria under the “Pacem in terris” slogan, derived namely from a Pope John XXIII encyclical. At the ceremony, six candles represented the confessions participating in the ceremony, while roses were symbolising Bulgaria, and an olive tree was symbolising peace.

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    • Bavaria backs Bulgaria's Schengen accession

      Bavaria backs Bulgaria's Schengen accession

      "We support Bulgaria for Schengen," Bavarian Minister President Markus Soeder told a news conference after a one-to-one session with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the Council of Ministers here on Thursday. In his opinion, Bulgaria guards Europe's external borders remarkably and has achieved a lot for the European Union. Soeder is visiting Bulgaria at Borissov's invitation. They discussed bilateral cooperation in home affairs, security, economy and finance, as well as other issues on the European agenda.

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    • US among Top 20 trade partners of Bulgaria

      US among Top 20 trade partners of Bulgaria

      The United States is among Bulgaria's top 20 trade partners, Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov said Tuesday at the opening of a conference mottoed Explore USA, cited by his ministry in a press release. The conference discussed the opportunities of Bulgarian companies to expand their business in the US.

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    • Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgarian special police forces arrested 43 people on Friday in coordinated raids across the country on a suspected terrorism financing ring. Prosecutors said one of those arrested was a Syrian citizen residing in Bulgaria who is suspected of sending money to people who back international terrorist groups.

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