Archive for December 1st, 2014

December 1, 2014, by Alex Bivol

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on December 1 that state-owned gas monopoly Gazprom would shelve plans to build the South Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea, meant to bypass […]

European, US law enforcement seize 292 internet domain names for selling counterfeit products

December 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Europol and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), together with 25 law enforcement agencies from 19 cou ...

EU lends $186 million to reconstruct Ukraine’s major gas pipeline

December 1, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

The European Investment Bank, the European Union’s lending arm, is providing a $186 million loan to Ukraine’s government for modernising t ...

Immediate end to military action in Ukraine needed, Bulgaria tells Russia

December 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

A key condition to normalising the situation in Ukraine is an immediate end to all military action on Ukrainian territory, Bulgarian Foreign Minister ...

  • NATO chief: Russia violating Ukraine cease-fire
    December 1, 2014, by VOANews

    NATO says Russia is violating a truce in eastern Ukraine by sending in convoys with advanced weapons and personnel reinforcements for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops. “We see a […]

  • Bulgarian Cabinet approves draft 2015 Budget
    December 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Government approved at a special meeting on December 1 the 2015 Budget bill drafted by the Finance Ministry, the final step before it is sent to Parliament. The bill, […]

  • Poland’s Donald Tusk takes over as EU Council president
    December 1, 2014, by Deutsche Welle

    Poland’s Donald Tusk has taken over as European Council president, charged with convening summits of the bloc’s 28 leaders. The former Polish premier has promised “ruthless determination” to fix Europe’s [&hell ...