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Two Bulgarian Nationals Arrested in Libya for Alleged Smuggling

The five-member crew of a Maltese tanker vessel, including two Bulgarian nationals, has been arrested in Libya for alleged smuggling of oil products.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 24, 2015, Saturday // 11:35 | Viewed: 1730

Bulgaria, Switzerland Shake Hands on Cooperation Agreement Worth CHF 76 M

A program worth CHF 76 M (EUR 75 M) has been agreed between Bulgaria and Switzerland, according to Tomislav Donchev, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU funds and economic policy.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 1334

Bulgaria Continues to Back Russia Sanctions despite Disadvantages for Exporters

Although Bulgarian exporters are seriously injured by the sanctions on Russia, the country will not back away from its current stance and will seek new markets, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 19, 2015, Monday // 20:35 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgaria’s PM Reiterates Support for Macedonia’s Bid to Join NATO, EU

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has reiterated Bulgaria’s support for the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 16, 2015, Friday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1259

US to Work on Boosting Bulgaria's Energy Security - Secretary of State Kerry

The US is committed to Bulgaria's energy security and to curbing its energy dependence, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said while on a visit to Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1696

Bulgaria, US 'Ready to Bring New Dynamics' to Relations

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has just received the US Secretary of State John Kerry outside the Presidency in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1331

US Secretary of State Meeting with Bulgaria PM Borisov

US Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a meeting with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the Council of Ministers building in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 11:37 | Viewed: 662

US's Kerry, UK's Hammond Met over Breakfast in Sofia

US Secretary of State John Kerry has got together with British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond while in Sofia, Kerry himself has tweeted.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1214

US Secretary of State John Kerry Visiting Bulgaria to Discuss Energy, Trade, Security

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with Bulgarian officials during his visit to the country on Thursday, with energy, trade and security cooperation on the agenda.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 08:05 | Viewed: 1709

UK Foreign Secretary to Arrive in Bulgaria on 'Pre-Election' Visit

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is expected in Sofia on Wednesday to discuss both bilateral and EU issues, with security also on the agenda.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 14, 2015, Wednesday // 08:03 | Viewed: 832

Bulgaria PM in EU Commission for South Stream Talks

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is due to meet EU Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič on Monday, the government's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 12, 2015, Monday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1318

US Secretary of State to Visit Bulgaria to Discuss Security, Energy, Bilateral Trade

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, will visit Bulgaria on January 15, according to a media statement of Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 11:39 | Viewed: 1402

Plevneliev Congratulates Dilma Rousseff on Starting 2nd Term as President

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has congratulated Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on the start of her second term in office.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 1, 2015, Thursday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgaria 'Postpones Turkish PM Visit'

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will not be visiting Bulgaria in January as previously planned, Turkish media reports suggest.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 26, 2014, Friday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1883

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: 1644

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: 2139

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: 1691

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: 2249

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: 1193

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: 4150

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: 1304