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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania agree to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network

Defense Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania have agreed on Wednesday to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network towards the Alliance’s East Flank. The three ministers Nikos Dendias, Bulgarian Todor Tagarev and Romanian Deputy Minister of Defence Simona Cojocaru. signed a letter of intent on the sidelines of NATO defense ministers …

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Mysterious lights in the sky have Greeks wonder about UFOs

Αn array of bright dots quickly crossed the night sky in Greece late on Saturday sparking rumors and speculations. The mysterious lights were seen in Central and northern Greece but also in parts of Israel, Turkey, Boulgaria, Lebanon. According to local media lamiareport.gr residents of Fthiotida and thus in various …

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Greece-Bulgaria natural gas IGB pipeline in operation by end of July

The Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) natural gas pipeline will start its operation by the end of July, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas. The IGB pipeline will have the capacity to transport 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, with option to upgrade to 5 billion cubic meters, the minister said. He …

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New gas pipeline boosts Europe’s bid to ease Russian supply

Mountainous and remote, the Greek-Bulgaria border once formed the southern corner of the Iron Curtain. Today, it’s where the European Union is redrawing the region’s energy map to ease its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. A new pipeline – built during the Covid-19 pandemic, tested and due to start …

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Greece, Bulgaria sign cooperation in gas terminal project in Alexandroupolis

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov attended on Monday the signing ceremony for the participation of Bulgartransgaz to the liquefied gas terminal project in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece. The cooperation contract was signed by Bulgartransgaz EAD CEO Vladimir Malinov and Asimina-Eleni Kopeluzu, who is a major shareholder …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends flight ban, non-EU citizens entry

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the flight ban from several non-EU countries until the middle of the month August 2020 as the obligation to citizens from specific countries to enter only with negative Covid-19 test. These are new air instructions (notams) issued by the Civil Aviation Service, will be valid …

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Flight passengers from Bulgaria & Romania only with “negative test” in Greece

Greece’s Civil Protection decided on Saturday that flight passengers from Bulgaria and Romania will be allowed in Greece only with negative Covid-19 test. The temperate measure has been imposed due to the epidemiological data in these two countries and goes into effect as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A statement …

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New Alert: At least 29 travellers tested positive at Promachonas

New alert in northern Greece on Friday, after at least 29 travellers were tested positive to Covid-19. The travellers, holidaymakers from Bulgaria and Romania entered the country via the Promachonas border-crossing with Bulgaria. According to Skai TV, a total of 12,000 people from EU countries crossed Promachonas on Thursday and …

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Promachonas crossing: Queues up to 12km, waiting time 5 hours

For forth consecutive day, travelers from Balkan and central-European countries are waiting up to 5 hours inside their vehicles and under the boiling sun in order to cross into Greece. Promachonas border-crossing cannot deal with the volume of travelers with the effect that the queues extend up to 10-12 km …

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Greece and Bulgaria to cooperate as “joint tourist destination” on distant markets

Bulgaria and Greece begin work on a joint presentation of the two countries as a tourist destination on distant markets, starting with the US, it transpired at a joint news conference of Tourism Ministers Nikolina Angelkova of Bulgaria and Haris Theoharis of Greece here on Friday. Other discussed markets include …

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Frontex implicated in migrant abuse in Greece Bulgaria, Hungary

New reports place the EU border agency Frontex at scenes of brutality against migrants. The border guards of Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary have been found to be especially brutal. German and British media published reports on Monday that place the European Union border agency Frontex at the scene of illegal …

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Orphaned bear cubs released to nature after a year at ARCTUROS premises (video)

Five orphan bear cubs have been released to nature after they spent a year in the safety of facilities of environmental organization for the protection of the wild life ARCTUROS in Northern Greece. Luigi, Sophia, Mitko, Jonas and Radostina were reintegrated into their natural environment in Florina, Greece and Batunci, …

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Greece, Romania, Bulgarian and Serbia discuss energy, inter-connectivity

The leaders of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia met at the Snagoy Palace by Bucharest on Friday to discuss a belt of interconnections among their countries and energy issues. At a joint press conference, the four leader said that the interconnection belt will link Greece, Bulgaria and Romania in the …

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Protests and road blockades in Bulgaria trap dozens drivers in Greece

Thousands of Bulgarians have blocked major highways and roads on Sunday protesting fuel prices and rising cost of living. The blockades have the effect that dozens of truck drivers and private motorists are trapped not only inside Bulgaria but also in neighboring Greece and Turkey. The protests have spread across …

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EU approves Greece and Bulgaria natural gas interconnector

The EU competition regulators have approved a plan by Greece and Bulgaria to build and operate a natural gas interconnector with public funds. The European Commission said on November 8 that Bulgarian and Greek plans to support the construction and operation of a 182km cross-border gas interconnector (“IGB”) between Komotinin …

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Eurobank to buy Piraeus bank subsidiary in Bulgaria

Greek bank Eurobank Ergasias said on November 7 that it reached an agreement to buy the Bulgarian subsidiary of fellow Greek lender Piraeus Bank for 75 million euro. The acquisition would be done by Eurobank’s Bulgarian unit, Postbank, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, subject …

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