About: Rossen Plevneliev

Global Europe 15-10-2019

VW puts on hold plan for €1 bln car factory in Turkey over Syria incursion

Volkswagen has postponed the decision on opening a new car factory in Turkey against the background of the Turkish military offensive in Syria. "The final decision for the new plant was postponed by the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG," a company spokesman said on Tuesday (15 October), confirming media reports.
Elections 18-01-2017

Outgoing president warns Bulgaria may lose EU Presidency

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, whose term expires on Sunday, warned in his last speech in parliament today (18 January) that the country may lose its EU Presidency, "if it contributes to the division of the Union". EURACTIV.com reports, in partnership with Dnevnik.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Former Eastern EU leaders warn Trump on Russia

Seventeen leaders of EU member states, among which only Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is still in office, wrote to President-elect Donald Trump, asking him not to improve relations with Russia.
Elections 19-10-2016

Bulgarian presidential elections explained… by one of the candidates

Former MEP Ivailo Kalfin, a familiar face in Brussels where he comes regularly as member of the Monti group of the future EU budget, told EURACTIV about the upcoming presidential elections in Bulgaria on 6 November, where he is one of the 21 candidates.
Global Europe 27-09-2016

Georgieva close to UN nomination, but obstacle remains

European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, who doesn’t make a secret of her ambition to run for the post of UN Secretary General, has never been closer to obtaining the nomination of her government. But an important obstacle remains.
Elections 18-08-2016

Bulgarian Socialists nominate air force chief to run for president

Bulgaria's opposition Socialists nominated the former air force chief as their candidate in the presidential election (17 August), at a time of rising tensions between the country's Western allies, and neighbours Turkey and Russia.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Bulgarian president: If the EU collapses, there will be war

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said yesterday (23 June) that if the EU collapsed following Brexit, there would be war. He made the comments in the presence of his German colleague, Joachim Gauck, who is on a 3-day visit to Bulgaria.
Elections 09-06-2016

Outgoing Bulgarian president warns Russia trying to ‘destroy’ EU

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev yesterday (8 June) warned that Russia was out to "destroy" the European Union as the Ukraine crisis ushered in an era of "Cold Peace".
Development Policy 10-06-2015

Bokova: UN agencies’ role will increase in the post-2015 agenda

SPECIAL REPORT / The role of the United Nations specialised agencies becomes more important under the post-2015 agenda, because they are universal, just like the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 27-02-2015

Bulgarian President says Putin wants to ‘blow (up) the EU from inside’

During a visit to Brussels, the President of Bulgaria, a country which depends on Russia for over 90% of its gas supplies, accused Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy the EU from the inside.
Central Europe 06-10-2014

Borissov wins ‘last chance’ election in Bulgaria

The centre-right GERB party of Boyko Borissov looked set to win Bulgaria's "last-chance" snap general election yesterday (5 October) but will fall short of a majority, a result that could mean another shaky coalition struggling to solve a bank crisis and revive growth.
Kristalina Georgieva [Georgi Gotev]
Euro & Finance 10-09-2014

Georgieva: Juncker chose me because of my independence

Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva, who will hold the post of Commission Vice-President, responsible for Budget and Human Resources, said that Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker chose her because of her independence.
Central Europe 27-08-2014

Official report: Russia is a threat to Bulgaria

Russian propaganda, especially via Bulgarian political and economic personalities, and the media, puts the economic and energy security of the country to the test, and undermines its defence capacities, a report published on the website of the Bulgarian defence ministry says.

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