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Bulgarian Comedian Cash-Strapped at Chicago Consulate

A Bulgarian comedian, who back in the communist era, was popular as an imitator of former dictator Todor Zhivkov, has been appointed on the staff of the country's General Consulate at Chicago in the United States, but there is no money for his salary.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 4, 2010, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 2240

Borisov, Erdogan Exchange Big Time Niceties in Bulgaria's Sofia

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey, Boyko Borisov and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have demonstrated cordial relations and mutual understanding on all major points of bilateral relations.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 4, 2010, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 4132

Erdogan: No Need for Bulgaria to Put Price on Turkey's EU Membership

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is paying a one-day visit to Bulgaria on Monday, has criticized attempts in Sofia to tie Turkey's application to join the European Union down to claims for compensations for displaced people.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 4, 2010, Monday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria's Borisov, Dogan Welcome Turkey's Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Bulgaria on October 4 at the invitation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 4, 2010, Monday // 08:11 | Viewed: 1823

Turkish, Georgian PMs Flock to Bulgaria

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Georgian PM Nikoz Gilauri are arriving Monday in Bulgaria to meet Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov, according to information released by the Council of Ministers.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 3, 2010, Sunday // 18:26 | Viewed: 1604

Bulgaria Welcomes Turkey PM October 4

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Bulgaria on October 4, the government's information service said.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 2, 2010, Saturday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1989

Poor Infrastructure Makes Merkel Cut Bulgarian Visit

Despite original plans, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will skip the Bulgarian Danube city of Ruse during her upcoming visit to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 1, 2010, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2266

Bulgaria to Approach EC If Greek Protester Violence Continues

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov will meet next week with the Greek Ambassador regarding the frequent incidents with Bulgarian trucks and their drivers, conducting transportation on Greek territory.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 19:54 | Viewed: 1375

Bulgarian Govt Urges Greece to Rein in Protester Violence

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the Greek embassy to Sofia regarding the frequent incidents with Bulgarian trucks and their drivers, conducting transportations on Greek territory.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1721

Bulgaria Wants New Eastern Europe Seats in UN Security Council

Bulgaria wants at least one new non-permanent UN Security Council seat for Eastern Europe, Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov told the UN General Assembly.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 28, 2010, Tuesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 2794

Statement by Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Mladenov at UN General Assembly

Full text of the statement of Nikolay MLADENOV, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, at the General Debate of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 28, 2010, Tuesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 1696

Bulgaria Moves to Boost Ties with Non-Western Countries

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has had a number of meetings at the UN with his counterparts from non-Western countries in search of new economic opportunities.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 28, 2010, Tuesday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turks Seek Support on Chief Mufti Issue

The deputy head of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party DPS and the chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have discussed the situation with the appointment of a Chief Mufti of the Bulgarian Muslims.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 26, 2010, Sunday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1839

Turkish Press Takes Little Notice of Borisov's Snubbing

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's alleged snubbing of Turkey at the Balkan reception in New York has found little coverage in the Turkish media.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 20:20 | Viewed: 2633

Turkey Wants to Play Role in Bulgarian Muslims Mufti Issue

The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey have discussed the situation with the appointment of a Chief Mufti of the Bulgarian Muslims.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 18:18 | Viewed: 1947

Bulgaria Gets Backing by Nauru for ICJ Seat

Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has used the ongoing UN General Assembly meetings in NYC to sound out international support for Bulgarian candidates for jobs at international institutions.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1713

Borisov, Obama Appear as Twins at UN Meeting

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov had a funny encounter with US President Barack Obama at a UN meeting in New York as they turned out to be wearing the very similar clothes.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 16:58 | Viewed: 2353

Fake Documents Impede Granting of Bulgarian Citizenship

The Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, stated Friday that fake birth certificates continue to be a significant problem in granting Bulgarian citizenship to foreigners.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 16:55 | Viewed: 2825

Bulgarian PM Disciplines Turkey at Balkan Meeting in New York

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's behavior at a Balkan leaders' dinner in New York City has been construed as a demonstration snubbing Turkey's "dominant role" in the region.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 3973

China PM Vows to Promote Investments in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov conferred on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao, which he has described as the most important meeting on the sidelines of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 24, 2010, Friday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1660

Bulgaria, Romania 'Determined' to Join Schengen in 2011

The Interior Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania have confirmed their hopes of joining the Schengen Agreement in March 2011.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 23, 2010, Thursday // 19:00 | Viewed: 2119