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Energy 15-05-2018

Bulgaria PM plans to restart second atomic power project

Six years after freezing the construction of a second nuclear power plant, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov announced on Saturday (12 May) he intends to restart the project. Chinese investors have already expressed interest.
Energy 09-12-2016

China eyes nuclear project in Bulgaria

A delegation from the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the country’s largest state energy company, visited Sofia and met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, to possibly resuscitate a shelved nuclear power plant project.
Energy 12-01-2015

Borissov warns of Bulgarian energy ‘catastrophe’

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov paid a visit to the European Commission today (12 January) to sound the alarm over his country's energy resources, following the freezing of the South Stream project. In particular, he warned that if Russia drags its feet over the rehabilitation of Bulgaria’s two nuclear reactors, this would be a “catastrophe” for the country.
Elections 28-01-2013

In historic vote, Bulgarian voters back new nuclear plant

Bulgarians voted yesterday (27 January) in favour of building a new nuclear power plant in their first referendum in the post-communist era. However, due to the low turnout, the referendum result is not binding and the matter is referred to Parliament.
Central Europe 28-03-2012

Bulgaria drops nuclear power plant plans

Bulgaria has abandoned plans to build its second nuclear power plant based on Russian technology, an official announced today (28 March). Dnevnik, the EURACTIV partner in Bulgaria, reports.
Central Europe 16-03-2012

Bulgarian PM fires minister, plans to buy Russian reactor

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov has fired a key minister and announced today (16 March) that the country would buy a Russian nuclear reactor. In previous statements, Borissov has strongly opposed further Russian nuclear energy projects.
Central Europe 07-02-2012

US tells Bulgaria shale gas is safe

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton lobbied for the development of shale gas in Bulgaria during a weekend visit, more than two weeks after the country's Parliament passed a moratorium on an industry where US major Chevron has big stakes.
Energy 25-11-2011

Lithuania blasts nuclear decommissioning plan

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius slammed the European Commission yesterday (24 November) for its proposal to help close the Ignalina power station as part of an aid package to decommission nuclear plants in three new EU member countries. 
Enlargement 24-09-2003

Bulgaria urges EU to speed up its inspection of Kozloduy nuclear plant

Bulgarian Minister of Energy Milko Kovachev has urged the Commission to speed up its inspection of Bulgaria's nuclear power plant at Kozloduy.
Enlargement 01-04-2003

Bulgaria convinced Kozloduy ruling will not harm its EU membership bid

The Bulgarian Government said the ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court against the early closure of Kozloduy nuclear units 3 and 4 would not harm the country's accession negotiations with EU.
Enlargement 10-01-2003

Bulgaria court overturns reactor closure deal

A Bulgarian supreme court has overturned a government agreement with the European Union regarding the early closure of two Communist-era nuclear reactors.
Enlargement 18-04-2000

EU lends money for modernisation of Bulgarian nuclear plant

EU's loan for the safety upgrade of Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant meets with disagreement of environmentalist.