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Ex Top Diplomat: Bulgaria Never Paid Ransom to Somali Pirates

The former Bulgarian government of Sergey Stanishev never promised and never paid ransom for the release of 16 Bulgarian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 8, 2010, Friday // 18:11 | Viewed: 2326

Bulgaria PM Hits Back at Socialists over Somali Pirate Ransom

Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov has made it clear that former PM and BSP leader Sergey Stanishev ordered a ransom to be paid for the release of 16 Bulgarian sailors who were kidnapped by Somali pirates last April.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 8, 2010, Friday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1842

Ambassador Welcomes Bulgarian PM's Forthcoming Israel Visit

Noah Gal-Gendler, Israeli Ambassador to Bulgaria since 2006, has welcomed the announcement on Thursday that PM Borisov is to visit Israel in a few days' time.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 8, 2010, Friday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1729

Bulgaria Prime Minister Will Meet Israeli Leaders

Bulgarian Premier Boyko Borisov will make an official two-day visit to Israel at the invitation of his Israeli counterpart, Binyamin Netanyahu.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 7, 2010, Thursday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1852

Bulgarian Socialists Slam PM over Somali Pirate Ransom Payment

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has slammed Wednesday's statement by Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov regarding the payment of a ransom for Bulgarian sailors.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 7, 2010, Thursday // 17:34 | Viewed: 2318

Bulgarian Minister Admits Faux Pas over Turkey EU Bid

The Bulgarian official, who caused an uproar after threatening to block Turkey's application to join the European Union unless it pays out billions of euros in compensation for displaced people, has repented over his rash step.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 7, 2010, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 2273

Bulgaria Denies It May Block Turkey's EU Bid

A Bulgarian official has said that his country does not tie Turkey's European Union bid to the settlement of a displaced persons argument from 1913.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 6, 2010, Wednesday // 13:39 | Viewed: 2113

Somali Pirates Let Bulgarian Sailors Talk to Relatives

The eight Bulgarian members of the crew of the UK flagged ship Asian Glory have been allowed by their Somali kidnappers to phone their relatives.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2010, Tuesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1928

Turkey Calls for Calm as Bulgaria Threatens Veto

Days after Sofia threatened to block Ankara's application to join the European Union, Turkey's foreign minister has urged the Bulgarian government to avoid statements that could hurt bilateral relations.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2010, Tuesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2404

Hijacked Ship with Bulgarians Aboard Reaches Somalia Coast

The British-flagged ship Asian Glory, which was seized off Somalia late Friday with eight Bulgarians aboard, has reached the coast.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2010, Tuesday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgarians aboard UK-Flagged Hijacked Ship Safe and Sound

All twenty-five sailors, including eight Bulgarians, aboard the UK-flagged cargo ship, which was seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia late on Friday, are in good health.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2010, Tuesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1637

Bulgarian Expert: Somali Pirates Risk Cheaper than Going round Africa

It is disputable whether it is worth sailing all the around Africa to avoid the threat of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 4, 2010, Monday // 18:18 | Viewed: 3279

Bulgaria Manager: Somali Pirates Don't Research Ships for Hijacking

Somali pirates hijacking international ships in the Gulf of Aden are picking their victims randomly.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 2, 2010, Saturday // 18:24 | Viewed: 2320

Bulgarian Govt: No Contact with Somali Pirates over Newly Hijacked Ship

The Bulgarian government has still not managed to establish any contact with the Somali pirates who hijacked the Asian Glory ship whose 25-member crew includes 8 Bulgarian sailors.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 2, 2010, Saturday // 14:14 | Viewed: 2043

Bulgaria Foreign Ministry: Untypical Hit for Somali Pirates

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has confirmed the news about the hijacking of the Asian Glory ship with a crew of 25 sailors, including eight Bulgarians, by Somali pirates.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 2, 2010, Saturday // 11:34 | Viewed: 2241

New Ship with Bulgarian Sailors Hijacked by Somali Pirates

One more ship manned by Bulgarian sailors has been hijacked by Somali pirates.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 2, 2010, Saturday // 10:11 | Viewed: 2397

The Bulgaria 2009 Review: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Bulgarian Bokova Elected UNESCO Director-General, Slams 'Clash of Civilizations'

Politics » Diplomacy | December 30, 2009, Wednesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 4378

Senate Confirms James Warlick as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria

James B. Warlick Jr. is the Ambassador of the United States to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 29, 2009, Tuesday // 15:45 | Viewed: 2711

Erdogan to Borisov: Radical Statements Target Turkish Minority in Bulgaria

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has expressed his concern over the increase of anti-Turkish statements in Bulgaria in his phone conversation Thursday with the Bulgarian PM Borisov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 18, 2009, Friday // 19:11 | Viewed: 2824

Bulgaria PM Puts Turkey Counterpart at Ease over Turkish News Referendum

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has assured his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his cabinet was doing all it could to find the best solution for the Turkish-language news on the national TV.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2009, Thursday // 17:41 | Viewed: 2814

Turkey Worried over Bulgaria Turkish-Language News Referendum

Turkey's Foreign Ministry is following "closely and very carefully" the developments around the intended holding of a referendum in Bulgaria over the 10-minute news emissions in Turkish on the state TV.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2009, Thursday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1976
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