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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
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
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
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
It is strange to watch that the Bulgarian Energy Holding has opted to push the limits of the patience of the European Commission’s anti-trust body whereas Gazprom has chosen reconciliation. Concurrently, Russian media are singing praise for Bulgaria, as the only EU member in the CEE that has formally voiced support for Gazprom’s commitment letter – to be used as the basis for a case resolution. The Directorate-General for Competition is conducting a parallel investigation into BEH on its abuse of a dominant position, which is reminiscent of the case against Gazprom. Easy comparisons might be misleading but rather interesting and revealing.1 The scale of the two cases is incommensurate. There are many nuances, yet the matrix is identical. What is most important – the comparison
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BulgariaAnalytica organized the first public meeting on the topic “Geopolitical and Geoenergy Dilemmas in the Intermarium Region – the US, EU and Russian Agendas,” which was held on September 21 in Sofia. You can watch a recording of the lecture of Mikhail Krutikhin “RUSSIAN ENERGY POLICY REGARDING THE BALKANS, TURKEY AND EASTERN EUROPE”. Mikhail Krutikhin (Russia) – analyst and consultant on the oil and gas industry and politics in Russia; co-founder of and analyst with the RusEnergy consultancy in Moscow. Video:
BulgariaAnalytica.org is a project of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (cbbss.org) designed to provide analytical, fact-based information on Bulgaria and its region on a wide variety of geopolitical, national security, economic, financial and foreign-political issues, among others. BulgariaAnalytica is an independent initiative, supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. Over the three months of its existence the analytical site has published more than 50 articles and analytical pieces both in Bulgarian and English. The ambition of the project is to disseminate comprehensive and timely analytical content to the public, the business, academic and professional communities, the governmental institutions, political and social leaders in Bulgaria and abroad. It will also provide a free platform for public dialogue involving the participation of the website’s key contributors, international guest