Category Archives: Balkans

Images From The International Defense Exhibition ‘Hemus 2012’ In Bulgaria

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A few shots taken during the ‘Hemus 2012’ on 31 May in Plovdiv, Bulgaria: (All images by Johann Brandstätter / JB Photgraphy) Several major defense companies show their products on the ‘Hemus 2012’ in Plovdiv, central Bulgaria. The arms industry was optimistic … Continue reading

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Defense Industry Exhibition ‘Hemus 2012′ In Bulgaria


The defense, anti-terrorism and security exhibition Hemus 2012 will take place from 30 May to 2 June in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Several major defense companies like EADS and Lockheed Martin will exhibit their products and the Bulgarian Armed Forces will show a live … Continue reading

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New Danube Bridge Between Bulgaria and Romania To Improve European Transport Network

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The “Danube Bridge 2”, being built between Calafat in Romania and Vidin in Bulgaria, is an important milestone for improving road and rail connections between Central Europe and Turkey. Construction is ongoing and will not be finished before Spring 2013. … Continue reading

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Snow And Freezing Temperatures Halt Traffic In Bulgaria

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Road traffic, public transport and cross-border travelling are severely affected by two weeks of snowfall and freezing temperatures all over Bulgaria. Vehicles of more than 10 tons are banned from driving in all of Bulgaria, the only bridge over the … Continue reading

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Nationwide Protests Against Shale Gas Exploration In Bulgaria

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Last Saturday thousands of protesters took to the streets in several cities all across Bulgaria to protest against the planned extension of shale gas exploration and production in the country. The government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov declared the production … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News: 2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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German Bank Could Block Bulgaria’s Only Modern Passenger Trains Over Unpaid Debts

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Sofia, 15 Dec 2011: With the strike of the railway workers loosing steam after 22 days, the state-owned railway company BDZ now faces another peril: half the fleet of modern passenger trains could be blocked over delayed payments to German … Continue reading

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