July 2014

Financial, defence and energy sectors are among those likely to be targeted The next meeting of EU ambassadors and another opportunity to tighten sanctions against Russia: The representatives of the 28 EU countries meet in Brussels tomorrow (29.7.2014) how to go beyond the previous moves against Russia. The EU claims that Russia has failed to […]

Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced to Natural Gas Europe the signing of an MOU between the Cypriot Government and ENI/Kogas. The MOU marks the start of the negotiations between the parties around the various methods of monetization of Blocks 2, 3 and 9. ENI has an 80% interest in the blocks and acts as an operator […]

July 30th, 2014 3:20pm Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Russia The EU Council?s Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) agreed on new restrictive measures against three central sectors of the Russian economy on Tuesday, with some immediate consequences with regards to ties between Russian entities and Western companies. France?s Total stopped buying shares in […]

Leading adventure tour operator, Active Adventures, mark a milestone as they celebrate 20 years of small group adventure tours. Established in the mid-90s, and originally known as Active New Zealand, the company started with one guide, one van and one Department of Conservation concession ? to hike in the Nelson Lakes National Park. From these humble […]

The Sofia Globe

July 30, 2014

The Sofia GlobeEU, US add further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, targeting banks, defence and energy sectorsBulgarian Parliament approves Budget revision, extra funding for healthcareAnti-Semitic incidents, vandalism of mosques persist in Bulgaria ? US state department reportInterior Ministry, Dossier Commission reject Barekov allegations against BorissovOne dead, one missing after new floods hit BulgariaUK to send […]

Nonprofit Organization Helps to Preserve and Protect the Galapagos Islands Berkeley, CA – Jim Lutz, a veteran in the international travel community and director of Vaya Adventures, a specialist in bespoke travel to Latin America, was recently appointed President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), announced Matt Kareus, Executive Director. ?I?m thrilled to be […]

Serbia’s government held a special session in the southern city of Nis on Monday to which they traveled by bus. The cabinet was in Nis to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of outbreak of war between Austria-Hungary and the then Kingdom of Serbia in 1914, the event that touched off a four-year European […]

A massive storm caused record rainfall in Montenegro on Sunday night, sparking severe flooding, particularly in coastal areas and the capital Podgorica, with further heavy downpours predicted.  Police and marine security officers saved about 40 tourists, mostly Russians, from beaches in Budva, Bar and Kotor after they were trapped by strong winds and high waves.  Police […]

Montenegro’s Economy Minister Vladimir Kavaric announced that his country desired to be included in the South Stream gas pipeline project. ??”South Stream is part of the diversification opportunities for our energy sources and also an opportunity to increase competitiveness of our economy. We have not yet received an official invitation, but there were negotiations with […]

I?m not sure what this is EXACTLY because data is missing from the news story. But from what we are given, this is far less than ?chilling? and no evidence for ?head of a saint hovering in mid-air? Chilling ?ghost? video reveals head of a long-dead saint hovering in mid-air ? Mirror Online. Tourists are […]

Week 30 Overview

July 28, 2014

July 27th, 2014 1:23pm Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Russia, Ukraine, Featured Articles Former Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Credit: KMU) A change in Russian rhetorics, political instability in Ukraine and a rush for infrastructures in Europe made the headlines of the 30th week, reminding that the current tensions will not come to […]

July 28th, 2014 12:00am Posted In: Shale Gas , Natural Gas, News By Country, Featured Articles, France, Shale & Unconventionals While the European Union continues to finance roads and railways – low investments in gas storage facilities remain a problem. Natural Gas Europe had the pleasure of speaking with Gilles Darmois, expert and author of a report about […]

July 26th, 2014 7:22pm Posted In: Press Notes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the South Stream project meets the interests of the country and he does not plan to give it up, Reuters reported on Saturday. The corresponding statement came amid discussions on further EU sanctions against Russia, which may affect the energy […]

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