All posts tagged energy

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August 28, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry said on August 28 that the head of the country’s State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC), Boyan Boev, agreed to tender his resignation, as demanded a […]


Moldova seeks to sever energy dependence on Russia with new gas pipeline

August 28, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Moldova has inaugurated a new gas interconnector pipeline on its border with Romania, the first step towards gaining a measure of independence from ...


Bulgaria caretaker cabinet asks utilities regulator chief to resign

August 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s caretaker Economy Minister Vassil Shtonov said on August 27 that the cabinet asked the head of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Comm ...

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Bulgaria’s NEK amassing new losses, deputy PM says

August 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s state-owned electric utility NEK was losing about 50 million leva a month as a result of regulatory decisions, while at the same time giv ...

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    Where is the proof that South Stream is beneficial to Bulgaria?
    August 20, 2014, by Ilian Vassilev

    The South Stream gas pipeline is suffering from the “Belene syndrome” – despite uncertainty about the project’s progress, the “expenditure” is clearly on the rise. We are constantly being told that the […]

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    EC says Bulgarian Energy Holding breached antitrust rules
    August 12, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on August 12 that its investigation of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), the umbrella corporation for state-owned companies in the energy sector, reached preliminary conclusions that […]

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    Russian sanctions bill could spur gas transit independence
    August 12, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

    When European Union member states, Turkey and Moldova buy natural gas from Russia, they contract with the Russia party at Ukraine’s western border, thereby obviating the need for a Ukrainian […]

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    Bulgaria’s Westinghouse nuclear deal irks socialist circles
    August 7, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria’s former economy minister Dragomir Stoynev has been forced, once again, to defend the nuclear deal with US firm Westinghouse from criticism within his own party, the socialists. The Plamen […]