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Brussels Urges Washington to Lift Visas for Bulgarians, Romanians

The European Commission has renewed its calls on the United States to drop the visa requirement for citizens of Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Poland, making travel visa-free for all EU states.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 10, 2010, Friday // 11:58 | Viewed: 2042

Buffy - Putin's Bulgarian Shepherd Puppy

The Bulgarian Shepherd puppy presented in November by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin finally received its own name - Buffy.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 21:10 | Viewed: 4382

Lieberman: Bulgaria First Came to Israel's Aid

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman thanked Bulgaria for sending fire-fighters to help tackle the recent conflagration near Haifa.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1643

Ex Macedonian PM Said to Be Victim of Bulgarian President's Conspiracy

Former Prime Minister of Macedonia, Ljupco Georgievski, does not really have Bulgarian citizenship but has become the victim of a provocation by Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 15:54 | Viewed: 2230

Republicans Criticize US Ambassador to Bulgaria

Representatives of the US Republican party, who are on a visit to Bulgaria, voiced strong criticism Thursday for the American Ambassador to Sofia, James Warlick.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 14:24 | Viewed: 1561

3 Days of Honors for Bulgarian Firemen in Israel

The Bulgarian and other countries' firefighters, who helped extinguish a forest blaze in Israel, will receive three-days of honors by the Israeli government and people.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgaria, US Discuss Opening of DEA Office in Sofia

Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who is on an official trip to the US, met in Washington DC with Michelle Lionheart, Acting Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 11:02 | Viewed: 1974

Israel's Top Diplomat Honors Bulgarian Firemen

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is meeting Thursday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 08:17 | Viewed: 1610

WikiLeaks: Bulgarian Football Club Owner 'Tied' with Russian Mafia

The US Embassy in Sofia is keeping a close eye on ties between the murky Russian businessman, Michael Chorny and the owner of the "Levski" football club, Bulgarian Todor Batkov, according to the latest WikiLeaks release.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 18:04 | Viewed: 3474

Bulgarian President, Egyptian FM Laud Nabucco Opportunities

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit stressed the importance of the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project Wednesday during official talks in Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria Govt Wants Greater Economic Interaction with Egypt

Bulgaria wants to forge ever closer ties with its traditional partner Egypt, stated Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov during Wednesday's visit to Sofia of Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1681

Bulgarian Interior Minister 'Basks' in US Full Support

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, held a series of high-power meetings in the US, where he received Washington's full support, the Interior Ministry press center informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1626

Bulgarian Atlantic Club Delegation to Meet Investors in Korea

A delegation of the Bulgarian Atlantic Council is heading for a high-profile visit to the Republic of Korea.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1343

Israeli President, PM Reward Bulgarian Firefighters

Israel's President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rewarded the Bulgarian firefighters who participated in extinguishing the deadly fires in the Northern Israeli region of Haifa.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 16:22 | Viewed: 1311

Israeli President Lauds Role of Bulgaria's Jewish Community

Israel has special connections with Bulgaria, Israeli President Shimon Peres has stated in his letter to Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria, 'Shalom'.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1843

WikiLeaks: Bulgaria's Govt Obediently Consults US over Arms Deals

Bulgaria's government has approved the sale of arms from a private Bulgarian firm to the Government of Yemen with the blessing of the United States, fresh diplomatic cables on Wikileaks say.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1915

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: 2578

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: 1634

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: 2572

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: 2056

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: 2134
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