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Headlines 18 April 2014

  • President Plevneliev, US Vice President Biden Speak by Phone Only available to subscribers

    Sofia - April 18 (BTA) - President Rosen Plevneliev has conferred with US Vice President Joseph Biden by phone, the President's website said on Friday. Plevneliev and Biden vowed support for an independent, united and democratic Ukraine. The two discussed tensions in eastern Ukraine and underscored that Russia should take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation. The people of Ukraine should decide its own future in free and democratic elections, the two leaders said.

  • National Task Force for Monitoring Situation in Ukraine Analyses Risk of Migration Pressure Only available to subscribers

    Sofia - April 17 (BTA) - The risk of migration pressure on Bulgaria and the EU and the possibilities for spreading of the armed conflict by involvement in it of third countries were high on the agenda of a discussion on Thursday of the National Task Force for Monitoring the Situation in Ukraine, the Interior Ministry said. Other topics discussed at the meeting was the security of the critical infrastructures in Ukraine.

  • Poll Gives GERB 22.5%, CfB 18.9%, MRF 6% in Bulgaria's Upcoming European Elections Only available to subscribers

    Sofia - April 17 (BTA) - A new poll conducted by the Exacta Research Group shows that in the May 25 Bulgarian elections to the European Parliament the opposition right-wing GERB party will garner 22.5 per cent of the vote, the ruling left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria (CfB) will get 18.9 per cent, and the ruling centrist Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) will win 6.0 per cent.

  • Economy Minister: "We Will Fight to See South Stream Implemented" Only available to subscribers

    Sofia - April 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said here Wednesday that Bulgaria will do its best to make sure the South Stream gas pipeline project is implemented. "We will fight for the implementation of South Stream," he said. His statement came as the European Parliament voted a resolution against the construction of South Stream.

  • ГЕРБ - Реформаторски блок - среща

    GERB, Reformist Bloc Agree About Early General Elections, Have Differences in Energy Sector Only available to subscribers

    Sofia - April 17 (BTA) - Meeting here on Thursday, GERB and the Right-wing Reformist Bloc (RB) agreed that early general elections should be held this year but disagreed on some energy issues, including the South Stream gas pipeline project and the establishment of a European energy union.

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    Bulgaria to Increase Consular Staff in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus Only available to subscribers

    Varna, on the Black Sea - April 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria will appoint more than 50 additional consular service officers to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to facilitate and expedite the issuing of Bulgarian visas for the upcoming summer tourist season, Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin said on Thursday, meeting with tourist agents in Varna.