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EU Working Hard on Bulgaria's Accession to Schengen, Tusk Tells Borisov

The EU is “working hard” for all member states' agreement on Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen borderless area, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 9, 2015, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 1428

Bulgaria President Says Support for Macedonia 'Not Unconditional'

Bulgaria's support for Macedonia's EU membership bid is not unconditional, even though Sofia is ready to be the engine of Skopje's EU integration, President Plevneliev told his counterpart Gjorge Ivanov on Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 19:30 | Viewed: 2131

Norway Closing Embassy in Sofia to Tighten Up Budget

Norway is closing several diplomatic missions around the globe, its embassy in Bulgaria included, the country's government has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1364

PM Borisov: Turkey Is Saving Bulgaria, Europe from Refugee Wave

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Thursday that at present Turkey is saving Europe and in particular Bulgaria from the refugee wave.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1620

Donald Tusk, Boyko Borisov to Meet in Bulgaria for Talks on Refugee Crisis

Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, arrives in Bulgaria Thursday evening.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 07:45 | Viewed: 1603

Albania’s President Bujar Nishani Arrives in Bulgaria on 2-Day Visit

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani will discuss cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy and culture, the EU integration of the countries of the Western Balkans, and migratory pressure on Europe.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgaria Confirms Readiness to Work Toward Achieving Council of Europe’s Goals  

The Bulgarian presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe starting next month has been in the focus of Monday’s meeting between the Secretary General of the Council Thorbjorn Jagland and Bulgaria’s newly appointed permanent represent

Politics » Diplomacy | October 5, 2015, Monday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1455

Tunisia Interested in Bulgarian Teachers, Medical Staff

Bulgaria and Tunisia have the right tools to develop good cooperation, Bulgarian Labor Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 3, 2015, Saturday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2024

Bulgaria to Focus on Connectivity, Media Freedom, Migration as SEECP Chair

Bulgaria will focus on three key areas of interaction in southeastern Europe during its current chairmanship of the regional cooperation initiative, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 1, 2015, Thursday // 21:02 | Viewed: 2114

Bulgarian President: Regime of Bashar al-Assad Is Not Part of Working Solution for Syria

President Rosen Plevneliev stated that similarly to the whole democratic world, Bulgaria has a firm stance on Syria, namely that the current dictatorial regime of President Bashar al-Assad, which is responsible for bombing thousands of people and innocent

Politics » Diplomacy | September 30, 2015, Wednesday // 08:00 | Viewed: 1261

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Talks Defence, Security with U.S. State Dept Official

Cooperation in defence and security areas was discussed in talks on Monday between Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Todd Chapman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 28, 2015, Monday // 21:29 | Viewed: 1417

Refugee Crisis Requires Joint Solution – Bulgaria’s President

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has suggested that the only way to avoid a war in the existing situation is to step up integration.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3614

Bulgaria’s President to Meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who is on a working visit to the US to take part in the UN General Assembly session, will make a statement at the summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1807

Bulgaria Names New Consuls General in Edirne, Toronto

Vasil Valchev will be Bulgaria’s new consul general in Edirne, Turkey, the government in Sofia announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 2483

Bulgarian PM Borisov Congratulates Alexis Tsipras on Reelection

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov congratulated on Monday the leader of SYRIZA and former Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, for his party's victory at the early parliamentary elections held on Sunday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 22, 2015, Tuesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1628

Bulgaria FM: Syria's Problems Could Only Be Solved by Int'l Coalition

Europe should explore ways to solve the solve the deep running problems in Syria, instead of stimulating the migrant influx, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1924

Bulgaria Parliament Speaker to Meet CE Delegation over Constitution

Constitutional amendments drafted by MPs will top the agenda at a meeting of Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and a delegation of the Venetian Commission with the Council of Europe, officials have said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1448

Obama 'Didn't Know' of US Talks with Bulgaria on Russia Overflight Ban

US President Barack Obama didn't know about State Department's move to ask Bulgaria and Greece to deny overflight permissions to Syria-bound Russian planes, Bloomberg says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 2919

Bulgaria Gives Russia Explanation on Overflight Ban

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has said its officials met diplomats from the Russian Embassy to discuss Sofia's move to deny overflight to a Russian aircraft convoy on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 10:28 | Viewed: 3029

Bulgaria 'Agreed to Bar Russia from Overflying' - ex-CIA Official

Bulgaria agreed to stop allowing Russian aircraft flying to Syria into its airspace, a former CIA official has told CBS News.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 09:40 | Viewed: 2676

Bulgaria Will Not Allow Airplanes Carrying Weapons to Syria – President

President Rosen Plevneliev assured on Thursday that Bulgaria will not allow military cargo airplanes carrying weapons to Syria to fly over its territory.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 15:11 | Viewed: 2249