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Foreign Minister 'Hopes' for Drop of Hated Bulgaria-Romania Bridge Fee

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has expressed hopes that the government will soon be able to modify the levy for passing through the Danube Bridge linking Bulgaria's Ruse and Romania's Giurgiu.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 21:00 | Viewed: 2552

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister: WikiLeaks Scandal Very Ugly, Damaging

The scandal with the leaking of US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks is like "September 11" for international diplomacy, believes Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1632

Iraqi, Afghani Citizens Seek Refuge in Bulgaria

A total of 853 refugee applications have been received in Bulgaria from 47 different nationalities IN 2009, according to UN's refugee agency UNHCR.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 15:22 | Viewed: 2565

UN Slams Bulgaria over Detention, Integration of Refugees

The Bulgarian authorities have been criticized anew by the UN Refugee Agency for detaining unlawfully foreign refugees and asylum-seekers in the notorious facility in Busmantsi near Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 14:58 | Viewed: 2030

Filipino, Syrian Captains Charged in Bulgaria after Shipwreck

The captains of two ships, who were charged in Bulgaria following a deadly collision in the Black Sea this week, are a Syrian and a Filipino.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 17:04 | Viewed: 2107

Bulgarian Interior Minister Heads for US

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, left Sunday on a week-long work trip to the US, the Interior Ministry press center informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 13:42 | Viewed: 1716

Top Diplomat Suggests Bulgaria Should Try to Go Back to Africa

Bulgaria has unfortunately lost some strong economic and diplomatic positions that it previously had on the African continent, according to Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1590

High Level Bulgarian Delegation Heads to Morocco

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva will head a delegation on a three-day visit to Morocco on Saturday afternoon.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1351

Austria Ties Up Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Entry with Monitoring

Monitoring should be imposed on Romania and Bulgaria if they are to enter the Schengen Agreement in 2011, Austria's Interior Minister Maria Fekter declared.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1977

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Refutes US Ambassador over Ex-Interior

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has stated, counter to US ambassador James Warlick's prior claims, that there is no investigation underway against ex-Minister of Interior Rumen Petkov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office Charges Ships Captains

The Prosecutor's Office in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has raised charges against the second mate of the Dutch oil tanker "Alessandro DP" and the captain of the Karim 1 cargo ship who collided near cape Emine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1445

WikiLeaks: CIA Drew Up Secret Directives for US Embassy in Sofia

The Central Intelligence Agency has been drawing up the US state department's secret directives sent in the summer last year to more than 30 US embassies around the world, including Sofia, the Guardian reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1934

Bulgaria Calls Off Search for Missing Syrian Sailors

Bulgarian rescue teams have called off the search for survivors after the clash between two ships in the Black Sea near cape Emine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 11:37 | Viewed: 1586

Plane from Bulgaria Arrives in Israel to Combat Deadly Fire

A plane arrived in Israel on Friday morning with Bulgarian firefighters and equipment to help contain a forest blaze near the port city of Haifa that has killed about 40 people and forced the departure of 14,000 others.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 09:58 | Viewed: 1647

Bulgaria Discredited Ex Minister: US Ambassador is Cynic Liar

Bulgaria's former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has slammed as lies claims that the US Embassy in Sofia duly informed him on the reasons behind the annulment of his non-immigrant visa.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 09:14 | Viewed: 2014

90 Bulgarian Fire-Fighters Set Out to Help Israel

A total of 90 Bulgarian firemen have departed overnight to Haifa, Israel, where a massive wildfire has already claimed at least 40 lives.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 03:34 | Viewed: 1336

Bulgarian President: WikiLeaks Reveal 'Worrying' Matters

There are "worrying" matters in the secret cables recently released by WikiLeaks, said Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 17:26 | Viewed: 2263

Engine Trouble Delays Serbian PM's Visit to Bulgaria

A serious engine trouble has forced Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic to return to Belgrad's airport, thus postponing his visit to the neighboring country of Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1696

WikiLeaks: US Says Organised Crime Bulgaria's Most Serious Problem

Organized crime is the most serious problem facing Bulgaria, according to former United States Ambassador to Sofia James Pardew, fresh diplomatic cables on Wikileaks say.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 10:26 | Viewed: 2229

US Ambassador: Former Bulgarian Interior Minister Under Investigation

Bulgaria's former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has been informed by the US Embassy in Sofia on the reasons behind the annulment of his non-immigrant visa.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1478

5 Sailors Still Missing, Bulgarian Rescue Operation Continues

The Bulgarian Border Police, Civil Defense and volunteers keep searching for survivors after the clash between two ships in the Black Sea near cape Emine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 08:41 | Viewed: 1443