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Two Bulgarians Get Jail Terms in Sweden for Running Begging Scheme

A Swedish court has sentenced two Bulgarian brothers to jail terms for running a begging scheme that involved exploitation of disabled and illiterate people, AFP reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 574

Bulgaria Urges EU to Help Normalize Traffic at Border with Greece

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has asked the European Commission to help normalize traffic through Greece’s border with Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2016, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 673

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 50 000 to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 50 000 to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa after parliament ratified the agreement on the establishment of the fund on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2016, Friday // 11:36 | Viewed: 585

Bulgarian FM Has No Information on Turkey Banning Entry of DPS Founder, MP

The Bulgarian foreign ministry has no information on Turkey having imposed bans on two key figures of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) from entering the country.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2016, Friday // 10:57 | Viewed: 752

DPS's Dogan, Peevski 'Barred from Entering Turkey'

Ahmed Dogan, the honorary chairman of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party and lawmaker Delyan Peevski have been barred from entering Turkey, several media outlets have reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1669

Avramopoulos: Bulgaria's Border Guarding Efforts Are Key to European Stability

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, recognised the efforts of Bulgaria in guarding the EU's external borders and identified them as key for European stability.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1172

Bulgaria Opposition Submits No-Confidence Motion over Healthcare Policies  

Sixty-nine members of Bulgarian parliament have submitted a motion of no confidence in the coalition government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov over the cabinet’s policies in the healthcare sector, public radio bradcaster BNR reported on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1075

Bulgaria Spent BGN 23.7 M on Its Military Aviation in 2015

Bulgaria spent BGN 23.

Politics » Defense | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 979

EU Migration Commissioner to Visit Bulgaria's Elhovo

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is to visit the Bulgarian town of Elhovo located close to the border with Turkey on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 08:36 | Viewed: 1126

NATO Ministers Agree to Beef up Defence Posture on Eastern Flank

NATO Defence Ministers have agreed on an enhanced forward presence on the eastern flank of the Alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 21:21 | Viewed: 1192

Bulgaria Plans Deeper Army Involvement in Guarding of Borders

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has proposed to use the Army more extensively to help police guard the country’s borders.

Politics » Domestic | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1402

Bulgaria MPs Grant National Security Body Right to Process Passengers Flight Data

Bulgaria's Parliament has adopted on second reading legal changes allowing counter-intelligence and domestic security agency DANS to process passengers' reservation data in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1227

Bulgaria to Use 'All Its Resources' to Support Bokova's UN Candidacy

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday his institution would put forth all its effort into the campaign of Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director General, to become the next UN Secretary General.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1365

Defence Ministers Expected to Agree on Enhanced NATO Presence in East

At their meeting scheduled to take place in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, defence ministers of the member countries of NATO are expected to agree on enhancing the presence of the Alliance in the east.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgaria Nominates UNESCO's Bokova as UN Top Job Candidate

UNESCO Director General is now officially Bulgaria's nominee for the office of UN Secretary General, a statement by the Foreign Ministry shows.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 22:26 | Viewed: 2500

No Decision for Proceedings against Greece over Border Blockade, EC Says   

The European Commission said on Tuesday that the EU law doesn’t give it any powers to take direct action or initiate immediate sanctions with regard to the ongoing blockade of crossings on Greece’s border with Bulgaria by protesting Greek farmers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1457

German Court Rules Against Sending Back Refugees to Bulgaria

A German court has ruled against deportation of refugees to Bulgaria if they had been registered there first upon entering the European Union because Bulgaria wasn’t a safe country of origin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 3513

Bulgaria to Give EUR 0.4 M in Support of Syria in 2016

Bulgaria will channel EUR 0.4 M through various "programs and instruments" to contribute to the support for Syria, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1092

Ex-Leader of Bulgaria's DPS Reveals Details on New Political Party

Lyutvi Mestan, the former leader of DPS party who was expelled last year, vowed that his new political project will adhere to "liberal and Euro-Atlantic" values.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1531

Sofia to Host Council of Europe Event on Tuesday

A meeting of heads of parliamentary foreign affairs committees from Council of Europe member states is due in Sofia, Bulgaria, on February 04.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1281

Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey 'to Increase Cooperation on Migrant Crisis'

A trilateral summit will be held in March bringing together Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to establish a "tripartite mechanism" to cooperate on the migrant crisis, Daily Sabah reports, citing diplomatic sources.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2016, Tuesday // 07:35 | Viewed: 1520