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US Ambassador: Bulgaria's Kardzhali Positive Inter-ethnic Symbol

James Warlick, the new US Ambassador to Bulgaria, has chosen to visit the south eastern town of Kardzhali on his first official trip outside the capital Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2010, Friday // 16:46 | Viewed: 2237

Bulgaria, Romania Top Diplomats Vow to End 'Pointless' Rivalry

Bulgaria and Romania should replace their pointless regional competition with full-fledged cooperation, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries think.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2010, Friday // 15:04 | Viewed: 2020

US Ambassador Urges Bulgaria to Shake off Dependence on Russian Energy

Not unlike America, Bulgaria should seek to become more energy independent, according to US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 25, 2010, Thursday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1962

Ambassador: Spain Has No Intention of Recognizing Kosovo

Spain is not going to recognize Kosovo in the foreseeable future, Spanish Ambassador to Bulgaria, Jorge Fuentes, told Novinite.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 25, 2010, Thursday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2281

Macedonian Court Postpones again Bulgarian Mother Case

The Judge from the Court in the Macedonian town of Gevgeli, Zlata Popova, postponed once again the parental rights case of Spaska Mitrova.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 24, 2010, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1561

Macedonian Mother with Bulgarian Passport Fears for Her Life

Macedonian policemen have threatened Spaska Mitrova, the Bulgarian mother living in Macedonia, the Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 22, 2010, Monday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgaria NRA Officials Visit Germany over Swiss Accounts Probe

The Bulgarian Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, has confirmed that Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NAP) officials will travel to Germany this week to investigate Bulgarians' Swiss bank accounts.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 22, 2010, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 3226

President Parvanov: US Missile Shield Should Protect Bulgaria

Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov has backed the idea of the planned US missile shield protecting the country from attack.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 20, 2010, Saturday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1650

Stranded Bulgarian Commandos Leave Niger on Belgian Plane

Ten Bulgarian officers from the special police unit for combating terrorism have left the Niger capital Niamey on a Belgian plane after being trapped in Thursday's coup d'etat.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 19:36 | Viewed: 1713

Stranded Bulgarian Commandos Allowed to Leave Niger

Bulgarian and Belgian special police officers, who have been trapped in a hotel in Niger's capital Niamey after Thursday's coup d'etat, have received a permission to leave the country.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1573

Somali Pirates Release Bulgarian Crewed 'Asian Glory' - Report

Iranian Press TV has reported that the "Asian Glory" ship, with eight Bulgarian crew members, has been released by Somali pirates after a USD 5 M ransom was paid.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2409

Hijack Vessel 'Asian Glory' Returns to Pirate Stronghold

The pirate-held "Asian Glory", with eight Bulgarian crew members aboard, has changed its course and is sailing back to the coast of Somalia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has announced late on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2150

Bulgarian Commandos Trapped in Niger to Be Freed in Hours

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has announced that the Bulgarian special police officers trapped in Niger will be freed later on Friday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 11:52 | Viewed: 2033

Bulgaria Terror Combat Unit Head, 9 More Barricaded in Niger

Ten Bulgarian policemen from Bulgaria's Specialized Unit for Terror Combat, including its head, have been blocked together with Belgian colleagues at a hotel in Niger's capital, Niamey, following a coup and the capture of the president.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgarian, Belgian Policemen Stranded in Niger Turmoil

An unidentified number of Bulgarian and Belgian policemen have been blocked at a hotel in Niger's capital, Niamey, following a coup and the capture of the president, reports say.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgaria Honors, Serbia Boycotts Croatia's Celebration

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov was among dozens of leaders, who attended the inauguration of Croatia's new president Ivo Josipovic on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 2212

Bulgaria Top Diplomat Criticizes Predecessor's Staff Policy

Bulgaria's newly appointed Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stressed Thursday the urgent need to appoint Ambassadors to Washington, Paris, Skopje and Ankara.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 14:19 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgaria Awards Medics for Helping with Haiti Relief

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Anyu Angelov awarded Thursday the Bulgarian medical team that took part in the Haiti relief efforts after the devastating earthquake.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgaria's UNESCO Head Bokova, EU Commissioner Georgieva to Help Haiti

The two Bulgarians with highest international ranks, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Kristalina Georgieva, met in Brussels Wednesday to discuss the Haiti relief situation.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 17, 2010, Wednesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 2884

Bulgaria ECFR Head Appointed Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

The Director of the Bulgarian Office of the European Council for Foreign Policy, Vesela Cherneva, will be appointed as Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1206

Russia Presses Bulgaria over US Missile Shield

Russia is demanding that Bulgaria explains in details its planned involvement in a new US missile defence system in Europe which came as an unwelcome surprise to Moscow.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 14, 2010, Sunday // 10:56 | Viewed: 3087