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Jonathan Allen to Become Director of National Security at UK Foreign Office

His Excellency Jonathan Allen, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bulgaria, who is to leave the country in January 2015, will assume the position Director for National Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:11 | Viewed: 806

Bulgarian FM Responds to Medvedev, Points to Struggling Russian Economy

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov responded on Monday to an earlier comment of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the negative consequences of Bulgaria's membership to the European Union (EU).

Politics » Diplomacy | December 15, 2014, Monday // 20:55 | Viewed: 1946

Bulgaria's Borisov, Germany's Merkel to Discuss South Stream, EU Funds

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 15, 2014, Monday // 07:47 | Viewed: 977

US Embassy: Corruption in Bulgaria Has Reached Crisis Level

Bruce Berton, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Sofia, has claimed that Bulgaria is plagued by crisis-level corruption which takes its toll on all citizens.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 09:03 | Viewed: 1989

Greece 'Counting on TAP, Southern Energy Corridor'

Greece perceives both the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Sothern Energy Corridor, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos said during the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1126

John Baird: Canada Is Preparing To Lift Visas for EU Citizens

Canada is changing its legislation in order to alleviate the visa regime and abolish visas for citizens of all EU countries, according to Foreign Minister John Baird.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2014, Friday // 19:37 | Viewed: 3397

Russian Ambassador: South Stream Was 'Gift' to Bulgaria

Russia's Ambassador to Bulgaria Yuriy Isakov has said the construction of South Stream was "a happy development" Bulgaria should have fought for.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2014, Friday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1201

Bulgaria FM, US Secretary of State Meet at NATO Foreign Affairs Council

The Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Daniel Mitov held a meeting with the State Secretary of the USA John Kerry in Brussels on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 18:22 | Viewed: 726

Bulgaria To Criminalise Participation in IS

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has set up a working group to draft legislation criminalising the participation of Bulgarian citizens in the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 18:52 | Viewed: 731

Bulgaria Denounces Russia-Abkhazia Agreement

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Bulgaria does not recognise the agreement that had been recently signed between the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 17:30 | Viewed: 854

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister, Estonian Ambassador: EU’s Security Requires Solidarity, Unity

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Toomas Kukk, Ambassador of Estonia to Bulgaria, have agreed on the importance of a unified and solidarity-based approach of the EU to issues concerning it security.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 24, 2014, Monday // 21:10 | Viewed: 1297

Joe Biden to Try Talking Turkey's Erdogan into Fighting IS

US Vice-President Joe Biden is set to meet Turkish Head of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the second day of his three-day visit to the country.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 22, 2014, Saturday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1048

Obama Congratulates Borisov on Re-election as Bulgarian PM

In a letter addressed to Boyko Borisov, US President Barack Obama congratulated him on being re-elected for his second term as Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 21, 2014, Friday // 19:14 | Viewed: 1407

Irina Bokova Is Likely Nominee For UN Head – French Media

The current UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova is among the nominees for next UN Secretary-General, writes the Bulgarian daily Standart, quoting the French Le Figaro.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 1462

Bulgaria Concerned over Escalating Jerusalem Tensions

Bulgaria on Wednesday said it is deeply concerned by the escalation of tensions in Jerusalem following the brutal slaying of Israeli worshippers by two Palestinian attackers.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 1163

Presidents of Bulgaria, Poland Back EU Energy Union

The heads of state of Bulgaria and Poland, Rosen Plevneliev and Bronislaw Komorowski have united around the idea that an energy union could boost the EU's security of supplies, Plevneliev's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgaria Condemns Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

“Bulgaria strongly condemns the attack on the synagogue and the religious school in Jerusalem,” said Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry in a press statement.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 943

Turkey's Ambassador Suleyman Gokce Criticises Plans For Fence Along Border

Turkey's ambassador to Bulgaria Suleyman Gokce said that his country was against the construction of a fence along the entire border between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1177

Bulgaria's President Plevneliev To Visit Poland

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is on a official visit to Poland on Tuesday and Wednesday, said his press office.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 07:39 | Viewed: 977

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Warns Of 'Import Of Terrorists'

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov warned of risk of “import of terrorists” from Iraq and Syria in an interview for the Darik national radio.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 15, 2014, Saturday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1436

Presidents of Bulgaria, Hungary Confirm Support for South Stream

The establishment of a regional gas market among the Visegrad Group members boosts energy security in Central Europe and helps Bulgaria to diversify supplies, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 11, 2014, Tuesday // 19:55 | Viewed: 2075