About: Andrey Kovatchev

Global Europe 29-09-2021

Western Sahara: EU Court annuls trade and fishery deals with Morocco

The General Court of the EU annulled on Wednesday (29 September) two agreements between the EU and Morocco that applied to Western Sahara, a territory occupied by Morocco. The court ruled in favour of the Polisario Front, which had filed...

Whistleblower agrees to publish documents on Bulgaria passport-for-cash scheme

Bulgarian whistleblower Katya Mateva agreed on Thursday (29 November) to have a bundle of documents she gave to EURACTIV published to substantiate claims of a massive scheme of illegal sale of Bulgarian passports to foreigners, involving high-level officials.
Health 27-11-2018

Next Commission needs a vice-president for health, campaigners say

A new office should be set up in the next European Commission to implement cross-sectoral policies in health policymaking, a multi-stakeholder platform has said.
Health 19-07-2013

Stark inequalities in hepatitis care call for EU action

The strength of national hepatitis plans is the bundling of otherwise uncoordinated EU efforts. Many countries are effective only in some aspects of their response to hepatitis, argues Andrey Kovatchev.
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Energy 10-06-2013

Southern Gas Corridor: Interconnecting grids and diversifying supplies in South East Europe and the Balkans

Following the January 2009 gas crisis, diversification of gas supplies and the identification of additional supply sources have become a strategic priority for the EU.   With the extraordinary EU summit in May, dedicated to energy, EU leaders will have to be well prepared to discuss the bloc’s energy relations in the long-term.