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EU Certainly Has Money to Help Bulgaria, Orbán Tells Borisov

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has made clear that, if the EU can find EUR 3 B to give Turkey for its assistance in the migrant crisis, it could also allocate a smaller chunk to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2631

Presidential Summit Begins in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A meeting of ten presidents of parliamentary republics across the EU is to start in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city, on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1754

Bulgarian PM Meets Ambassadors of UK, Spain, Germany, Holland

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has held talks with the ambassadors of the UK, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands before the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 1431

Bulgaria 'Mulls Options to Have 2 UN Top Job Nominees'

Bulgaria might abandon the idea to resort to EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as a new UN Secretary General nomination, proposing her alongside current nominee Irina Bokova instead, news website Mediapool.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1534

Uncertainty about Bulgarian Govt's Decision to Replace UN Top Job Candidate

Bulgaria's government is to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, amid speculation whether it will choose to nominate EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its official candidate for UN chief.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1719

Italy's President Visiting Bulgaria on Tuesday

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is set to arrive in Bulgaria on Tuesday at the invitation of his counterpart Rosen Plevneliev, the latter's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1708

Russia's Lavrov Summons Bulgarian Ambassador over UN Top Job Race

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larvov has invited Bulgaria's Ambassador to Moscow, Boyko Kotsev, to discuss certain "aspects of the activity of the UN," Lavrov's institution says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 12, 2016, Monday // 21:16 | Viewed: 2035

Bulgaria's PM to Receive Vučić, Orbán in Burgas on Tuesday

A trilateral meeting of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary is to take place in the Black Sea city of Burgas on Tuesday, the government's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 12, 2016, Monday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2242

Georgieva 'Would Make Strong UN Chief' - Juncker's Head of Cabinet

The head of the EU Commission President's cabinet has issued an ambiguous statement assessting a possible candidacy of the commission Vice President Georgieva for the UN top job.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 13:48 | Viewed: 2422

Russia Denies Applying Pressure on Bulgaria to Change UN Head Candidate

Russia's Foreign Ministry has called "unacceptable" Bulgarian media reports of behind-the-scenes efforts to pressure Sofia into changing its UN Secretary General candidate.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 12:56 | Viewed: 75183

Poland's ex-President Warns Bulgaria against Changing UN Top Job Candidate

Bulgaria stands no chance in the UN Secretary General race if it changes its candidate to take up the office, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 11:20 | Viewed: 3610

Bulgaria FM to Attend Euro-Arab Meeting on Mediterranean Security

Security and stability in the Mediterranean region will be the focus of a meeting on Thursday bringing together European and Arab leaders to which Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has been invited, his institution says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 4273

Bulgaria Wouldn't Back Waiver of EU Sanctions on Russia

Russia disregarded international law and Bulgaria will not support an end to sanctions imposed by the EU, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 7, 2016, Wednesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1988

Bulgaria 'Counts on Czech Support' for Schengen Entry

The Czech Republic has thrown its support behind Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area, its Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said, according to the press office of his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 6, 2016, Tuesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 2150

EU Has to Be 'Fair on Migrants,' Bulgaria President Says

Bulgaria and other EU countries have to admit they cannot guarantee work and pay desired by each one of the migrants arriving, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 5, 2016, Monday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2097

Russia To Take Decisive Steps Towards Solving Territorial Dispute with Japan

Russia is prepared to take decisive steps towards solving its 70-year territorial dispute with Japan over a few islands in the Pacific, announced Vladimir Putin at a business forum in Vladivostok.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 3, 2016, Saturday // 14:21 | Viewed: 5664

UN Top Job: 4th Straw Poll Due Next Week

A new informal vote on candidates to take over as the next United Nations Secretary General is to be held on September 09, a UN diplomat has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 2, 2016, Friday // 11:37 | Viewed: 2102

Bulgaria's Bokova, Serbia's Jeremić Tied in 3rd UN Straw Poll

UNESCO head Irina Bokova and former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić have both gained the third-best result in a straw poll held by the UN Security Council on Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 08:13 | Viewed: 2897

Third Straw Poll for UN Top Jop Due on Monday

Another straw poll scheduled as part of the race for the United Nations chief's office is to take place on August 29, Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 29, 2016, Monday // 11:55 | Viewed: 6516

Bulgaria Calls for Enhanced Cooperation to Boost CEE Economies Linking Three Seas

Bulgaria supports efforts aimed at developing and connecting the economies and infrastructure of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe along the North-South axis, President Rosen Plevneliev has said at the international conference "Adriatic, Baltic

Politics » Diplomacy | August 26, 2016, Friday // 12:24 | Viewed: 140637

Bulgarian Intellectuals Urge Support for Irina Bokova’s Nomination for Top UN Job

A group of prominent Bulgarian intellectuals have sent an open letter to the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council in support of the country’s nomination of Irina Bokova for the position of Secretary-General of the world organisation.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 25, 2016, Thursday // 19:57 | Viewed: 2429