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Elections 28-02-2018

Power grid sale upsets Bulgarian, Czech governments

Bulgarian Prime Mininster Boyko Borissov said yesterday (27 February) he would not resign over an unfolding scandal involving the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to an obscure company, saying the sale was a plot to topple him while he was in Brussels for an EU summit last week.
Freedom of thought 13-12-2017

Press freedom in Bulgaria under attack ahead of EU Presidency

Bulgarian opposition parties exposed on Tuesday (12 December) what they see as an attempt to silence and close down media considered unfriendly to the government of Boyko Borissov. Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January.
Competition 28-04-2017

Bulgaria sees risks in Commission’s ‘entente’ with Gazprom

Sofia will hold a conference call with the European Commission today (28 April) to make known its positions concerning a proposal to end a five-year antitrust case with Gazprom. The Bulgarian press has unveiled some of the country’s concerns.
Maroš Šef?ovi? will chair the trilaterals [European Parliament]
Energy 11-02-2016

Sefcovic: Nord Stream is not in conformity with the Energy Union’s goals

The European Commission so far is only aware of general information about the project, and is therefore unable to make conclusive decisions, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
China 15-12-2015

Gazprom falters

Gazprom's Russian rivals will use the company's financial difficulties as an opportunity to break the giant's hold on the Russian natural gas sector, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Economy & Jobs 21-09-2015

Russia to seek out-of-court settlement of Gazprom antitrust case

Gazprom has sent proposals to the European Commission regarding an out-of-court settlement of an antitrust case against the company, the Interfax news agency quoted a company official as saying today (21 September).
Competition 21-04-2015

EU to charge Gazprom with market abuse

The European Union will launch a legal attack on Russian gas giant Gazprom this week, ramping up tensions with Moscow, when antitrust agents will accuse it of overcharging buyers in eastern Europe, EU sources told Reuters yesterday (20 April).
Competition 19-02-2015

Vestager: Commission ready to move forward with Gazprom probe

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that despite the Ukraine crisis, she will move forward with the two-and-a half year long probe into Gazprom.
Energy 07-10-2014

Slovakia looks for EU compensation over reduced Russian gas deliveries

Slovakia could seek compensation from the European Union on potential losses from replacing what it says is a shortfall in deliveries requested from its main supplier Russia over the past month, an economy ministry spokeswoman said on Monday.
Energy 12-02-2013

Russian competitor seeks end to Gazprom export monopoly

Russian gas company Novatek has renewed its long-standing demand to market liquefied natural gas (LNG) directly to foreign customers without going through monopoly gas exporter Gazprom.
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Transport 31-01-2013

Kallas rolls back EU bid to break up state rail monopolies

In a compromise aimed at countries like France and Germany, the European Commission on Wednesday (30 January) unveiled its latest plan to integrate rail services, allowing traditional state companies to maintain their hold on railway infrastructure as well as passenger and cargo services.