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Bulgaria's MPs Call for Diplomat Sackings over Spy Row

Bulgaria's parliament has adopted a declaration, demanding the withdrawal of 42 senior diplomats - including the country's ambassadors to Germany, the UK, China, and Russia - on the grounds they worked for the communist-era secret service.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 14, 2011, Friday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1356

Sudan Ready with Rescue Plan for Abducted Bulgarians

Sudan's government has drawn up an emergency rescue plan for the three Bulgarian air crew members working for the United Nations, who were abducted in Darfur region on Thursday, the country's foreign ministry announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 14, 2011, Friday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1610

Bulgarians Abducted in Sudan Reported in Good Condition

The three Bulgarian pilots, who were abducted in Sudan, earlier Thursday are in good condition and their lives are not in danger, the company which employs them informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 19:54 | Viewed: 1303

Three Bulgarians Abducted in Sudan - Update

Three foreign humanitarian aid workers have been abducted in Sudan on Thursday, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1724

Bulgarian NGO Offers to Act as Embassy for Belarus Opposition Cabinet

The Sofia-based Committee for Free, Democratic, and Independent Belarus has expressed its readiness to serve as an embassy for the Balkan countries for the "government of national salvation" formed by the Belarusian opposition.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2484

Bulgaria Sends Humanitarian Aid to Flood-Devastated Pakistan

Bulgaria's government has approved the allocation of humanitarian aid to Pakistan, much of which has been devastated by the floods that hit the country in July 2010.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 2051

Bulgarian Daily Peeks in Diplomats' Communist Files

Current Bulgarian Ambassadors have received different incentives to spy on their staff at the time they were recruited as agents or collaborators of the former Communist State Security.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgarian Atlantic Club Urges EU to Be Proactive in Korean Peninsula Unification

The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria has sent a letter to the key EU institutions in order to promote EU's active participation in the unification of the Korean Peninsula in the wake of high-level visit to South Korea by a Club delegation.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 10, 2011, Monday // 19:07 | Viewed: 1739

US Ambassador Alarmed by Bulgarian Court Rulings

US Ambassador to Sofia, James Warlick, told Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev, he was alarmed individuals suspected of involvement in large-scale crimes have been freed from jail or released on house arrest.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 10, 2011, Monday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1544

Ex Bulgarian President: We Support Macedonia's EU Entry

Bulgaria's former President, Zhelyu Zhelev, has stated that the country is a true friend and sincerely supports Macedonia's future membership in the European Union.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 9, 2011, Sunday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1728

Vatican Wants to Return Bulgaria's Plaque from Rome

The plaque that the Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov opened last year in the church "San Vincenzo e Anastasio" in Rome has not been installed yet, Deutsche Welle has reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 7, 2011, Friday // 11:55 | Viewed: 2064

The Bulgaria 2010 Review: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

In November, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov formally announced his team proposes to close seven embassies as part of a plan for restructuring and austerity measures.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 22:59 | Viewed: 8088

Dilma Rousseff Scrapped Twice Plans for Visit to Bulgaria - Report

Dilma Rousseff, who is of Bulgarian origin and has been showered with round-the-clock attention by the local media, has scrapped twice plans to come to the native country of her father, 24 Hours daily reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 2096

Bulgarian Foreign Min: 'Tape Gate' Harms Bulgaria Abroad

Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikolay Mladenov has commented that recently leaked secret tapes suggesting internal conflicts in the cabinet might well harm Bulgaria's chances of Schengen entry in March.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1472

US Ambassador Tones Down Bulgarian 'Eavesdropping' Scandal

The US Ambassador to Sofia, James Warlick, believes the latest scandal involving tapes of discrediting conversations between key Bulgarian political personalities is a minor event.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1776

Bulgarian Ambassador's Letter Instrumental in US Senate Ratification of START 2 Treaty

A letter of Bulgarian Ambassador to the USA Elena Poptodorova to Republican Senators has been instrumental in the ratification by the US Senate of the new US-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 2), the Bulgarian Embassy in DC told Novinite.com

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 20:45 | Viewed: 4993

Der Standard: Turkish Soap Operas Emerge as Geopolitical Instrument

Turkish soap operas have conquered the Balkans reversing Turkey's negative image with the Balkan nations from the time of the Ottoman yoke, according to Austrian paper Der Standard.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 4727

Cabinet Bill Keeps Bulgarians Abroad 'in Dark'

Some temporary public councils of Bulgarians abroad are disgruntled by the fact the cabinet failed to consult them while preparing the Bulgarians and Bulgarian Communities Abroad Bill.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1525

Bulgaria to Appoint New Ambassador to Brazil

Bulgaria will have a new Ambassador in Brazil in a couple of weeks or months, the country's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov announced Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 12:53 | Viewed: 1881

Bulgarian Court Refuses to Extradite Renegade Priest to Macedonia

Sofia's Court of Appeal denied to hand over the Serbian orthodox priest Jovan Vranisovski to Macedonia on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2057

PM: Bulgarian Embassy in Brazil Total Mess

The Bulgarian embassy in Brazil is in a terrible condition, with no running water or electricity, the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has complained.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 2323
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