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23 September 2014, Issue 4035
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EU Ready to Discuss South Stream at Trilateral Gas Talks on Sept 26


The European Commission is ready to discuss the South Stream gas pipeline project at the trilateral meeting of the EU, Russia and Ukraine on September 26 in Berlin, according to Marlene Holzner, Spokesperson for the EU Energy Commissioner. read
European Underground Gas Depots 91.37% Full by Sept 21


A total of 4.88 billion cubic meters of gas was injected in European underground gas depots in the first three weeks of September, according to data of the Association of the European operators of underground gas storages (GSE). read
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova to Be Awarded German Order of Merit


Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova will be awarded an Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by German ambassador to Bulgaria Detlef Lingemann. read
 
 
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3 Parties Certain to Make It into Bulgaria’s Next Parliament - Poll

New EUR10 Banknote Starts Circulating on September 23

Bulgaria Celebrates 106 Years of Independence

State of Emergency Lifted in Southern Bulgarian Hisarya Municipality

Code Yellow Over Strong Wind Issued in 4 Bulgarian Districts

Mountain Climber Falls to Death in Bulgaria's Vratsata Gorge

Passenger Train Hits Car in Southwestern Bulgaria

Bulgaria Wins 16 Medals at 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games

Kiev to Set Up Fund to Restore Ukraine's East

Thousands Join NY Climate March Ahead of UN Climate Summit


UPS & DOWNS
EU New Car Registrations Up by 2.1% in August

Two Million Bulgarians Complain of Excessive Noise Exposure
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"To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman."


Pope Francis in an apparent reference to Islamic State militants in a speech during a visit to Albania, September 21, 2014.

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BULGARIA’S CARETAKER FOREIGN MINISTER ARRIVES IN NEW YORK FOR UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

Bulgaria’s caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has arrived in New York on a working visit to take part in the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Mitov will stay in New York by September 26, according to the press office of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry. read more


ENERGY

EU READY TO DISCUSS SOUTH STREAM AT TRILATERAL GAS TALKS ON SEPT 26

The European Commission is ready to discuss the South Stream gas pipeline project at the trilateral meeting of the EU, Russia and Ukraine on September 26 in Berlin, according to Marlene Holzner, Spokesperson for the EU Energy Commissioner.

Holzner, as cited by ITAR-TASS, made clear Monday that the main issue on the agenda of the upcoming meeting was finding a solution to the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute, adding that the South Stream gas pipeline could also be included in the talks, provided that it was brought up for discussion by Russia. read more


EUROPEAN UNDERGROUND GAS DEPOTS 91.37% FULL BY SEPT 21

A total of 4.88 billion cubic meters of gas was injected in European underground gas depots in the first three weeks of September, according to data of the Association of the European operators of underground gas storages (GSE).

According to GSE data, as cited by ITAR-TASS, gas supplies in underground gas storage facilities amounted to a total of 75,774 billion cubic meters by September 21, being 91.37% full, compared to a rate of 88.29% at the beginning of the same month. read more


RESIDENTS OF BULGARIA’S SMOLYAN PROTEST PLANS TO BUILD BIOMASS-FIRED POWER PLANT

Residents of the southern Bulgarian city of Smolyan have staged a brief road block to oppose plans to build a biomass-fired thermal power plant.

Residents of the Ustovo district of Smolyan blocked traffic along the Smolyan – Madan road for some 10 minutes on Monday, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency and Capital Daily. read more


DIPLOMACY

SOFIA MAYOR YORDANKA FANDAKOVA TO BE AWARDED GERMAN ORDER OF MERIT

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova will be awarded an Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by German ambassador to Bulgaria Detlef Lingemann.

Fandakova will be awarded for her longtime contribution to the development of the Bulgarian-German relations. read more


BULGARIA IN EU

NEW EUR10 BANKNOTE STARTS CIRCULATING ON SEPTEMBER 23

A new EUR 10 banknoteof the Europa series will enter into circulation on 23 September 2014, according to a media statement of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Like the new EUR 5 banknote, the new EUR 10 banknote has several enhanced security features as well as a fresh look. read more


DOMESTIC

3 PARTIES CERTAIN TO MAKE IT INTO BULGARIA’S NEXT PARLIAMENT - POLL

Three political parties are certain to enter Bulgaria’s next Parliament, including center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), according to Gallup International.

According to a survey of Gallup International conducted on September 12-18 among 1010 Bulgarians aged 18+, thee other formations, namely populist party Bulgaria without Censorship, right-wing party The Reformist Bloc and the nationalist coalition The Patriotic Front, are also very likely to make it into Parliament after the early elections on October 5. read more


SOCIETY

BULGARIA CELEBRATES 106 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Celebrations have begun Monday across the country with Bulgaria marking 106 years since the formal declaration of its independence from the Ottoman Turkish Empire.

Even though the third Bulgarian state was technically restored in 1878, for the first 30 years of its existence it was a tributary principality to Ottoman Turkey, until complete independence was achieved on September 22, 1908. read more


STATE OF EMERGENCY LIFTED IN SOUTHERN BULGARIAN HISARYA MUNICIPALITY

The state of emergency in Bulgaria's Hisarya municipality has been lifted, mayor Penka Ganeva told Darik radio.

“The decision was taken after all damages were reported, all the water in the houses was drained away and the situation returned to normal,” Ganeva said. read more


ENVIRONMENT

CODE YELLOW OVER STRONG WIND ISSUED IN 4 BULGARIAN DISTRICTS

On Monday, Bulgaria's Independence Day, Code Yellow warning for strong winds was issued in four districts in the country, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

The warning is valid for the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa and Pleven. The northwestern wind in these areas will increase overnight. Its speed will reach 15-20 m/s, Standart news informs. read more


INCIDENTS

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER FALLS TO DEATH IN BULGARIA'S VRATSATA GORGE

A 56-year-old climber has died after falling from a rock in Bulgaria's Vratsata Gorge in the Balkan Mountains Sunday night, the press office of the Interior Ministry informs.

The man with the initials I.M. was a resident of Sofia. He went climbing without having a labeled, marked and secured route. read more


PASSENGER TRAIN HITS CAR IN SOUTHWESTERN BULGARIA

A passenger train running in the direction Kulata-Dupnitsa has hit a car at a railroad crossing near the village of Oshtava in southwestern Bulgarian Kresna municipality, Monday.

No victims or injured were reported as a result of the accident. The crossing is marked with signs and an audible warning device which was switched on minutes before the accident, according to witnesses. read more


SPORTS

BULGARIA WINS 16 MEDALS AT 2014 SPECIAL OLYMPICS EUROPEAN SUMMER GAMES

Bulgarian athletes have won 16 medals at the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games in Antwerp.

The competitions took place on September 9-21 and brought together over 2000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 58 countries, 1000 coaches, more than 4000 volunteers and over 300 officials, thousands of families, friends and journalists from all over the world. read more


WORLD

KIEV TO SET UP FUND TO RESTORE UKRAINE'S EAST

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced Sunday he was initiating a fund for the restoration of the infrastructure in the war-torn eastern Ukraine.

“This is the aim of my trips — to prepare a donor conference to set up a special fund. Among other funds, it will have those from the special fund of the Ukrainian budget for the restoration of infrastructure of Donbass,” the president said in an interview, as quoted by Itar-Tass. read more


THOUSANDS JOIN NY CLIMATE MARCH AHEAD OF UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

A march to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change drew thousands to the streets of New York City Sunday, with similar protests taking place around the world.

More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of NY in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history. read more



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