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The interview first published in icis.com on 2019/09/03. Author: Aura Sabadus LONDON (ICIS)–A renewed nuclear arms race and climate activism may lend a new lease of life to nuclear power generation for now, but cheap gas and hefty state subsidies are sapping its long-term business case, Bulgaria’s former ambassador to Russia told ICIS. Ilian Vassilev, an energy market specialist, described cheap nuclear energy as a contradiction in terms, not only due to state aid forked out in the form of grants, benefits or exemptions, but also production costs, waste fuel and storage management or substantial risk insurance. “Long-term PPAs [power purchase agreements] are quickly becoming a relic, which undermines the sustainability of the revenue base needed to substantiate ultra-capital intensive nuclear power plants (NPPs). NPPs are impossible without state support in one

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  Ladies and gentlemen,   We are pleased to invite you on 18 April, 2018 (Wednesday), at 10:00, at a Briefing organized by the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the Bulgaria Analytica project.   The event will be held at the Grand Hotel Sofia‘s Hall SERDIKA, 1 Gurko Street, Sofia.   Keynote speakers: ▪ Mr Mikhail Krutikhin ▪ Mr Vladislav Inozemtsev Moderators: ▪ Mr Alex Alexiev and Mr Ilian Vassilev The discussion will take place in English.   Mr Mikhail Krutikhin – analyst and consultant on the oil and gas industry and politics in Russia; co-founder of and analyst with the RusEnergy consultancy in Moscow; editor-in-chief of The Russian Energy weekly newsletter. He previously served as editor-in-chief for the Russian Petroleum Investor and as associate editor for the Caspian Investor

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  A gap exists in Russian politics, former opposition politician and energy expert Vladimir Milov said at a round table discussion in Sofia, Bulgaria. According to Milov, the Vladimir Putin regime is straddling a gap between the administration’s desire to focus on geopolitical conflicts and the demands of the Russian people to address deteriorating economic conditions.   “That gap is really what matters right now in Russian politics,” Milov said. “There is no such thing as a forever in Russian politics.”   The Oct. 2 event, hosted by Bulgaria Analytica and the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies, featured Milov and doctoral student Yulia Zhuchkova on a panel alongside Bulgarian experts on energy and geopolitics, Vasko Nachev, Alex Alexiev and Ilian Vassilev. Zhuchkova followed Milov’s speech with a breakdown

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  Ladies and gentlemen,   We are pleased to invite you on (Monday) October 2, 2017 at 13:00 to a Round Table organized by the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the Bulgaria Analytica project.   The event will be held at the House of Europe‘s Hall, 124 Rakovski Street, Sofia, Bulgaria.   Keynote speakers: • Mr Vladimir Milov • Ms Yulia Zhuchkova • Mr Vasko Nachev Moderators: Mr Alex Alexiev and Mr Ilian Vassilev   The discussion will take place in English.   Mr Vladimir Milov is a Russian opposition politician, publicist, economist & energy expert. He is the author of major energy reform concepts, including the concept of market restructuring and unbundling of Gazprom, which was banned from implementation by President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Milov is a columnist for

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  Уважаеми госпожи и господа,   Имаме удоволствието да ви поканим на 29 юни 2017 г. (четвъртък), от 14:00 ч. на традиционния стратегически брифинг, организиран от Центъра за изследвания на Балканския и Черноморския регион и проекта Bulgaria Analytica.   Събитието ще се състои в зала „Триадица 2“ на Гранд Хотел София.   Лектори ще бъдат: ✓ Даниел Пайпс: Опасен ли е Ердоган? ✓ Стивън Хейуърд: След Париж: Глобалното затопляне без Америка ✓ Модератори – Алекс Алексиев и Илиян Василев ✓ Специален гост – Даниел Митов.   Дискусията ще се проведе на английски език.   Д-р Даниел Пайпс е американски историк, писател и анализатор; основател и президент на форума за Близкия Изток (Филаделфия).   Д-р Стивън Хейуърд е преподавател в редица американски университети; член на Американския инситут по предприемачество, на Тихоокеанския институт за научни изследвания