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Bulgaria says Oman has withdrawn arbitration claim over Corpbank
Oman’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn an 80 million euro claim against Bulgaria over the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), the Bulgarian finance ministry said.
ICSID tribunal rejects EVN claims for further compensation from Bulgaria
EVN and Bulgaria reached an out-of-court settlement, under which part of the claims regarding the remuneration obligations for renewable energy were offset between a Bulgarian EVN subsidiary and the Bulgarian state-owned National Electricity Company.
Japan, Bulgaria agree to boost cooperation on Japan-EU free trade deal
Japan aims to set up a business forum to facilitate Japanese companies’ making inroads into Bulgaria so that those companies can discuss challenges they face with the Bulgarian government.
Borissov: In CETA deal, Canada lifts visa requirements for Bulgarians, Romanians from December 1 2017
Bulgaria and Romania withdrew their objections to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) after getting written assurances from Ottawa that Canada will remove visa requirements for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens from December 1 2017
Bulgaria demands visa-waiver guarantee to back EU-Canada trade deal
The Bulgarian government will not back the signing of a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada until it receives irrevocable guarantees that all its citizens can travel to Canada without visas, it said on Wednesday. Romania is demanding the same.
Bulgaria and Romania inch closer to visa-free travel with Canada
Canada and Bulgaria have come to an agreement on a roadmap towards visa liberalisation, while the Romanian government indicated that there is a good chance of the same being granted to them in the near future as well.
CEZ seeking hundreds of millions of euros from Bulgaria in arbitration
Czech utility CEZ has launched arbitration seeking hundreds of millions of euros from Bulgaria for failure to protect its energy investments
Romania, Bulgaria, Canada seek to unlock CETA by solving visa dispute
Meetings in various formats have been held between Canada, the European Commission, Bulgaria and Romania, in an effort to avoid a possible veto from Sofia and Bucharest on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Canada prepares to lift Romanian visa rules to smooth way for EU trade deal
The next move toward ratifying Canada’s trade deal with the European Union is set when Immigration Minister John McCallum is expected in Brussels to resolve Canada’s long-standing visa dispute with Romania and Bulgaria.
CETA ratification hangs in doubt over visa-free travel dispute
The ratification the EU-Canada trade agreement hangs in doubt due to the refusal of Canada to introduce reciprocity with EU countries on visa policy, by lifting the visa requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians.
Protests in Bulgaria’s capital and Varna against TTIP agreement between EU and USA
Civil protests were staged this weekend in coastal Varna and in Sofia themed “No to TTIP and CETA”.
Eastern Europe against TTIP Trojan Horse
The proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is meeting increased resistance in Eastern Europe.
Bulgaria retracts support for global anti-piracy agreement ACTA
“Authors’ copyrights should not be placed above human rights,” Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov said today,
Bulgaria and Macedonia sign economic co-operation agreement
Bulgaria and Macedonia signed an economic cooperation agreement on December 15 2008, Bulgarian news agency Focus said.
Free trade
THE idea of a Balkan General Free Trade Agreement, to replace existing bilateral free trade agreements, received support at an Athens meeting of the Association of Balkan Chambers, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) said on December 12.