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'Ex-Spies Crisis' Chance to Purify Bulgarian Diplomatic Corps - Mladenov

The recent revelations almost half of the acting Bulgarian heads of diplomatic missions worked for the communist secret service (DS) is a great reform opportunity, according to Foreign Minister Nikolya Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 25, 2010, Saturday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2098

Bulgaria Emerges as Major Israeli Ally over Rift with Turkey

Israel is focusing on a boost of its relations with Balkan countries, including Bulgaria, which some have interpreted as a thrust to compensate for its rift with Turkey, a rising major power and a traditional Israeli ally prior to 2008-2010.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 25, 2010, Saturday // 00:23 | Viewed: 3273

Ex Spies: Bulgarian Govt Covers Schengen Failure with Diplomatic Scandal

Bulgarian foreign minister Nikolay Mladenov should resign over his attitude to diplomats who have served in communist State Security, stated organizations of former intelligence officers.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 16:00 | Viewed: 1682

Bulgarian Cabinet Launches Purge of Diplomatic Corps

The Bulgarian cabinet adopted a decision Thursday to ask the President to dismiss all ambassadors of the country who were revealed to have been part of communist State Security.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1687

Right-Wing Leader: President Sabotages Bulgaria's Schengen Entry

The leader of the Bulgarian right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov, has expressed suggestion that the President Georgi Parvanov is sabotaging the country’s entry in the Schengen Area.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1840

Bulgarian PM to Fly Commercial for Rousseff's Inauguration because of FinMin's Stinginess

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will take a commercial flight to Brazil for Dilma Rousseff's inauguration because of the "stinginess" of Finance Minister Djankov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 20:54 | Viewed: 2035

Borisov Cabinet Reaches Out to Bulgarians in Lebanon

The Bulgarian Cabinet will help the Bulgarian community in Lebanon to open a school of its own in Beirut.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 18:50 | Viewed: 1552

UK Appoints Jonathan Allen New Ambassador to Bulgaria

Jonathan Allen has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, the United Kingdom Foreign Office announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 09:09 | Viewed: 2987

Lebanon Praises Bulgaria’s Middle Eastern Policy

Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman has recognized Bulgaria's policy in the Middle East and has expressed his hope that Sofia will contribute in the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 19:50 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Invites Lebanese Investors

Bulgaria offers a good platform for Lebanese companies, which want to enter EU's market, according to the Balkan country's Economy Minister Traicho Traikov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 17:52 | Viewed: 1617

Bulgarian Official Rejects Claims PM 'Stole' Rouseff's Invitation

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has received a form invitation for the inauguration of Brazil's President-elect, Dilma Rouseff, the Ministry spokesperson, Vesela Cherneva, explains.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 2751

Macedonian Media Elated by Bulgarian Diaspora Minister Ousting

Media in neighboring Macedonia give significant attention to the resignation of the Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 14:34 | Viewed: 2036

Bulgarian PM Pays Official Visit to Lebanon

A Bulgarian government delegation arrived in Lebanon Monday night for official bilateral talks.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 20, 2010, Monday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1421

Borisov to Be VIP Guest at Dilma Rousseff's Inauguration

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will attend the inauguration of Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff, who is of Bulgarian origin.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 20, 2010, Monday // 16:26 | Viewed: 1963

Bulgaria's PM to Take Part in Business Forum in Lebanon

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov is leaving on a three-day visit to Lebanon, where he will take part in a business forum and try to improve the economic cooperation between the two countries.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 20, 2010, Monday // 10:48 | Viewed: 1172

WikiLeaks Releases US Cable on Bulgarian Organized Crime

The whistle-blower site WikiLeaks has published another report of former US Ambassador to Sofia, James Pardew, dated July 7, 2005, focusing in organized crime and international crime groups with Bulgarian participation.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 15:50 | Viewed: 2440

Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Asks MPs to Take Stand on Envoys Scandal

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, extended a request to the Parliament to issue an official political assessment of the diplomatic scandal shaking Bulgaria and its allies since December 14.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1626

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Defends Exposed Diplomats

The recently revealed list with current Bulgarian diplomats who have collaborated to the country's former State Security is no surprise for the former Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin (2005-2009).

Politics » Diplomacy | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 19:48 | Viewed: 1639

Bulgarian PM Strikes Back at President over Diplomatic Row

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Friday the full responsibility for sending collaborators and agents of the former Communist State security as diplomats abroad belongs to the previous cabinet and to President, Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2010, Friday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1587

Bulgarian Diplomatic Scandal Takes First 'Victim'

Georgi Mihov,Bulgaria's consul-general in the Russian city of St Petersburg has resigned a as a result of the recent diplomatic scandal in Bulgaria, exposing some 50% of the country's diplomats in missions abroad as former agents of the Communist State Se

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2010, Friday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1857

Interior Minister: Ex Agents Should Not Represent Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has expressed his opinion that people who have collaborated with the former State Security should not represent the country abroad and be involved in foreign policy.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2010, Friday // 14:28 | Viewed: 1363
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