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Setting up Ad-hoc Committee on Russia, Turkey Was  ‘Blunder’, Bulgarian MP Says

It was a blunder to set up an ad-hoc committee in parliament to probe alleged interference of Russia and Turkey into Bulgaria’s domestic affairs, a lawmaker from the main party in the governing coalition has opined.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 27, 2016, Saturday // 13:36 | Viewed: 5706

Bulgaria Sees as ‘Inappropriate’ Russia’s Comments on Parliamentary Inquiry Committee

Moscow’s reaction to the formation of an ad-hoc committee in Bulgaria’s parliament to look into alleged interference of Russia and Turkey into Bulgaria's internal affairs is “a disregard for good manners”, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2016, Friday // 19:27 | Viewed: 5651

Russia Criticises Bulgarian MPs over Ad Hoc Inquiry Committee

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, harshly criticized Bulgarian MPs for the recently established ad-hoc inquiry parliamentary committee that is to investigate alleged Russian and Turkish interference in Bulgaria’s internal affairs.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2016, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 5588

Bulgaria, Palestine Pave Way for Deeper Ties during PM Visit to Ramallah

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has welcomed the signing of a memorandum between Bulgaria and Palestinian authority which creates a joint ministerial committee.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 22:04 | Viewed: 5500

Bulgaria Is Not Ready for Schengen - Dutch Ambassador to Sofia

The Dutch ambassador to Sofia, Tom van Oorschot, reiterated the stance of his country that Bulgaria is not ready for accession to the Schengen Area.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 9090

Bulgarian PM Borisov to Visit Israel to Discuss Trade, Economy, Energy

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will discuss trade, energy and economic matters with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu during a working visit to Israel starting on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 20:39 | Viewed: 4699

Bulgaria Fully Supports Serbia's European Integration, PM Borisov

At a meeting with the President of the Serbian National Assembly Maja Gojkovic in Sofia on Tuesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured that Bulgaria is fully supporting the European integration of Belgrade.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 5055

Turkey 'Expels Bulgarian Diplomat' in Reciprocal Move

Turkey has declared a Bulgarian diplomat "persona non grata", echoing a step by the Bulgarian government which expelled a Turkish social affairs attaché to the Consulate General in Burgas, Turkish media outlets report.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 6451

Cyprus Can Contribute to Southeast Europe’s Energy Diversification - Bulgarian President

During the meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades on Monday, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said that Cyprus can contribute to the energy diversification of the countries from Southeastern Europe.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 5239

Serbia's Parliament Speaker Visiting Sofia

Maja Gojkovic, the Speaker of Serbia's Skupstina (Parliament) is in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday and Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 22, 2016, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 4206

Cyprus President Heading to Bulgaria for 3-Day Visit

Cyprus head of state Nicos Anastasiades is departing for Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday where he is on a three-day visit, local media outlets report.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 14:34 | Viewed: 4676

Bulgaria 'Declares Turkish Diplomat Persona Non Grata'

Bulgaria has declared persona non grata a Turkish diplomat working at the Consulate General in Burgas, a diplomatic source has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 11:53 | Viewed: 11420

Bulgaria Condemns Bombing Attacks in Turkey's Ankara, Diyarbakir

Bulgaria strongly condemns Wednesday’s car bomb attack in Turkey’s capital Ankara which claimed the lives of 28 people, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 19:39 | Viewed: 4450

New US Ambassador to Bulgaria Arrives in Sofia

The new US ambassador to Bulgaria, Eric Rubin, arrived in Sofia on Wednesday with his wife Nicole Simmons.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 4999

Bulgaria FM Calls for NATO Operation along Border with Turkey

NATO should "have a land operation" along the Bulgaria-Turkey and the Greece-Turkey borders if its recently launched mission in the Aegean proves successful, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 3117

US, UK 'Could Possibly' Nominate Bulgaria's Georgieva to UN Top Job - Sunday Times

Seeking to counter Irina Bokova, the Bulgarian government's official candidacy for UN chief, Washington and Berlin might nominate "possibly even another Bulgarian", the Sunday Times has opined.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 7591

Bulgaria's PM Borisov Discusses Border Protection with Merkel

Calls coming from Central Europe for a "reserve border system" at Bulgaria and Macedonia's borders with Greece has been the main issue in a phone conversation of Bulgaria's Prime Minister with his German counterpart Angela Merkel.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 14, 2016, Sunday // 23:31 | Viewed: 5955

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: 4820

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: 4635

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: 5924

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: 4123