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30 November 2015, Issue 4400
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Russian President Signs Decree Introducing Sanctions Against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Saturday a decree introducing a set of economic sanctions against Turkey. read
Tourism Minister Expects 1.5 Million Russians to Visit Bulgaria in 2016
Bulgaria has the capacity to welcome one and a half million Russian tourists next summer. This was stated by Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova in an interview for private NOVA TV on Sunday. read
Leaders of EU, Turkey to Hold Summit on Migration Crisis
The Heads of State or Government of the EU member states and Turkey will meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss measures on managing the ongoing migration crisis. read
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT SIGNS DECREE INTRODUCING SANCTIONS AGAINST TURKEY
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Saturday a decree introducing a set of economic sanctions against Turkey.
The sanctions come in response to the downing of the Russian Su-24 warplane by Turkish F-16 fighter jets on the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday. read more
LIBERALISATION OF ENERGY MARKET IN BULGARIA LIKELY TO LEAD TO POWER PRICE HIKE
The forthcoming liberalisation of the energy market in Bulgaria is likely to lead to an increase in the prices of the electricity in the country.
This was stated by Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) on Sunday. read more
TOURISM MINISTER EXPECTS 1.5 MILLION RUSSIANS TO VISIT BULGARIA IN 2016
Bulgaria has the capacity to welcome one and a half million Russian tourists next summer.
This was stated by Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova in an interview for private NOVA TV on Sunday. read more
BULGARIA COULD SEND UP TO 1000 TROOPS TO BORDER IF MIGRANT WAVE SURGES
Bulgaria could deploy up to 1000 troops at its borders to help police if a worsening crisis in Syria leads to increased migrant flow out of the war-torn country, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.
"Tensions in Syria escalate, which could increase the refugee flow, including to Bulgaria, but we are prepared for every contingency, we can boost the number of troops at the border within hours, if necessary,” Nenchev told Bulgarian broadcaster Nova TV on Saturday. read more
PLANNED RISE IN VIGNETTE STICKERS’ PRICE PROMPTS PROTESTS IN BULGARIA
Protests against a planned increase in the price of vignette stickers for motor vehicles have been held across Bulgaria on Saturday, local media reported.
Protesters in Sofia gathered in front of Parliament building to demand that the government scrapped its decision for a one-off increase of up to 50% of the price from next year. read more
CONSUMPTION OF ILLICIT CIGARETTES IN BULGARIA REGISTERS DECREASE
According to a market research of the five leading tobacco companies, the consumption of illicit cigarettes in Bulgaria has registered a decrease.
This was one of the conclusions drawn from the results of the survey, which were presented at a working meeting in the building of the interior ministry on Sunday. read more
BULGARIAN AUTHORITIES DETAIN SYRIAN REFUGEES HIDDEN IN ROMANIAN TRUCK
Bulgarian authorities detained nine Syrian refugees hidden in a Romanian truck in the Pass of the Republic (also known as Hainboaz) in central Bulgaria on Saturday.
Four young men, four women and a one-year-old child were detained after drivers travelling through the pass had informed police that there were immigrants in the truck. read more
GRIGOR DIMITROV DEFEATS GAEL MONFILS IN EXHIBITION MATCH HELD IN SOFIA
The top ranking Bulgarian male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov defeated Gael Monfils from France in the exhibition match held at the Arena Armeec hall in Sofia on Saturday.
The match turned into a true spectacle for tennis lovers in Bulgaria, with both players demonstrating their excellent skills, attractive play and sense of humour. read more
BULGARIAN POLICE BUST CRIME GROUP MAKING FAKE PASSPORTS FOR MIGRANTS
Bulgarian police have arrested five people on charges of making fake identity documents, including passports for illegal migrants crossing the country, BGNES reported on Saturday.
The five suspects, aged between 22 and 57 years, were detained in Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo earlier this week. read more
LEADERS OF EU, TURKEY TO HOLD SUMMIT ON MIGRATION CRISIS
The Heads of State or Government of the EU member states and Turkey will meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss measures on managing the ongoing migration crisis.
The summit, which was convened by European Council President Donald Tusk, is expected to mark an important step in the relations between the EU and Turkey. read more
TURKEY TELLS ITS CITIZENS TO DELAY TRAVEL TO RUSSIA
Turkey has advised its citizens to delay planned trips to Russia until the current crisis in baletaral relations is resolved.
"Within the framework of the recent developments in Turkey-Russia relations, it has been observed that our citizens have been having some difficulties with their trips to the Russian Federation and their residence within the said country as of November 24,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. read more
TURKEY TO HAND OVER BODY OF PILOT OF DOWNED SU-24 TO RUSSIA
Turkey will hand over the body of the pilot of the downed Su-24 warplane to Russia.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated on Sunday that the body had been brought from Syria to the border with Turkey last night. read more
ANKARA-MOSCOW RELATIONS WON'T FALL VICTIM TO RUSSIAN WARPLANE DOWNING - TURKISH DEPUTY PM
Ankara and Moscow won't sacrifice their bilateral relations because of Tuesday's downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said.
"I would like to mention sincerely that neither Turkey nor the Russian Federation are going to remove or sacrifice their relationship because of this situation," Turkey's Anadolu Agency quoted Kurtulmus as telling the media after a Cabinet meeting in Ankara. read more
CLASH BETWEEN MACEDONIAN POLICE, MIGRANTS LEAVES SCORES INJURED AT BORDER WITH GREECE
A clash between Macedonian police and migrants left up to forty people injured at the Macedonian-Greek border on Saturday.
A group of economic migrants not allowed to enter Macedonia from Greece attacked policemen by throwing stones and other objects. read more
MACEDONIAN ARMY BUILDS METAL FENCE ON BORDER WITH GREECE
The Macedonian Army has begun erecting a wire fence along the country’s border with Greece to control a wave of migrants trying to cross, local TV channel Telma reported on Saturday.
The fence is being built in the areas where ‘economic migrants’ have been stopped with Macedonia denying them entry, Telma said. read more
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