Showing posts with label Bulgaria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bulgaria. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2016

Russia’s Energy Ministry rejects reports South Stream pipeline project to be resumed soon

The status of the South Stream gas pipeline project is unchanged, a representative of the Russian Energy Ministry told TASS on Monday, adding that all related works are still on hold. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bulgaria replaces 370-tonne stator of nuclear power plant

Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP) has performed a unique replacement and installation of a new 370-tonne turbine generator stator of its 1,000 megawatt (MW) sixth reactor, officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Bulgaria issues yellow alert over heatwave

 Bulgaria issued a yellow warning on Wednesday over the high temperatures, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology with the Bulgarian Academy of Science.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Dead dolphins again wash up on shores of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

Summer 2015 is again seeing numbers of dead dolphins washing up on the shore of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, with violence suspected as the cause of death in some cases, but as in all previous years, there is no clarity on what causes the phenomenon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

‘Code orange’ heat wave warning in Bulgaria expanded for July 30. (Another heat wave is forecast for next week)

The heat wave gripping Bulgaria will intensify on July 30, with a code “orange” weather warning issued for all but one district in the country, Bulgaria’s meteorology institute has said.

Friday, July 24, 2015

EC allocates €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria in the wake of natural disasters

"Today the Commission decided to grant aid worth €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria following natural disasters that occurred in the winter of 2015. Greece suffered from wide-spread flooding affecting five of its regions, while considerable damage was caused in Bulgaria due to severe winter conditions.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

European Commission Takes Bulgaria, Belgium to Court over Poor Air Quality

The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant begins maintenance on unit 5

Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant, at Kozloduy on the Danube River, said that it has shut down the 1000MW fifth unit for scheduled annual maintenance and refuelling.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Bulgaria extends ‘code red’ weather warning for snow, wind to three districts

Bulgaria prolonged the “code red” hazardous weather warning in the southern districts of Smolyan and Kurdjali to March 7, extending it to the neighbouring district of Haskovo, as weather forecasts predicted more heavy snowfall and strong winds in the area.

The country’s meteorology institute said that the expected amount of snow in those districts were about 60-80 litres/square metre, while the winds could cause large snowdrifts.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Gazoduc Nabucco: la Bulgarie souhaite relancer le projet

Selon le premier ministre bulgare Boïko Borisov, Sofia espère "relancer le projet de gazoduc Nabucco, ou plus sont tronçon occidental traversant la Bulgarie".

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Residents of Turkish Thracian province eye suing Bulgaria over floods. Bulgaria sends urgent note to Turkey and Greece on river levels.

Residents in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne are considering suing the Bulgarian government over floods triggered by dams in the neighboring country, Turkish Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu has said, expressing his support for such a move. ..

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bulgaria Still Hopeful of South Stream Pipeline

Bulgaria still hopes that the South Stream gas pipeline project will be implemented, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said Friday...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bulgarian PM proposes creating gas hub on border with Turkey

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Thursday at a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry that he favored the idea of creating a gas hub on the border with Turkey.
“An intersystem gas pipeline with Greece should be built using European money.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bulgaria to send delegation to Moscow to discuss South Stream (reports)

Bulgaria’s Cabinet plans to send a government delegation to Moscow on December 19 to discuss the prospect of reviving the South Stream gas pipeline project, Russian and Bulgarian media quoted Economy Minister Bozhidar Loukarski as saying in Belgrade on December 16, following meetings with Serbian officials.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bulgaria ready to place gas hub for European consumers

Bulgaria is ready to place on its territory a gas distribution European-scale station, instead of the South Stream project, according to a verbatim account of a meeting of the Bulgarian government on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania to Develop Regional Gas Infrastructure

Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania have signed a contract on cooperation in the development of regional gas infrastructure.

The contract was signed Tuesday by the energy ministers of the three countries.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

South Stream pipeline can be built (European Commission)

The South Stream project can be implemented, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday.
South Stream can be built, Juncker said after a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bulgaria fears new gas deliveries interruption (Deputy PM)

Bulgaria was preparing contingency plans in case of a new interruption in gas supplies from Russia, which was seen as a high-probability scenario, Bulgarian caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said on September 17.

Speaking to reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting, Zaharieva said that the country’s heating utilities have been cautioned to be ready to switch to other fuel types in case of such interruptions.

Bulgaria’s annual gas consumption is about three billion cubic metres. The country imports more than 80 per cent of its gas from Russia.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

La Bulgarie suspend tous les travaux sur le gazoduc South Stream

Le ministère de l'Economie et de l'Energie de Bulgarie a suspendu la réalisation du projet du gazoduc South Stream jusqu'à ce qu'il soit mis en conormité avec la législation européenne

Les fonctionnaires européens reprochent au projet South Stream le fait qu'en vertu des normes juridiques de l'Union européenne le fournisseur des vecteurs d'énergie, en l'occurrence Gazprom, n'a pas le droit de contrôler l'accès aux gazoducs.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Tuesday that all activities related to the South Stream gas pipeline project should be put on hold until it was brought in line with European legislation.

The statement followed reports about the Bulgarian Energy Holding to prepare the decision on a contract with Russia’s Gazprom for a loan to finance Bulgaria’s participation in the project.
The president expressed surprise and indignation at the continuing project work by the government contrary to its public obligations assumed on June 8 to temporarily suspend the project, the presidential press service said.
Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said earlier this month that Bulgaria would be able to convince the European Commission that its actions with regard to the South Stream gas pipeline project were justified and founded.

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