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Bulgaria Proposes Tihomir Stoychev to Become New Envoy to U.S.

Bulgaria’s government has proposed to appoint Tihomir Stoychev as the country’s new ambassador to the United States.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 9, 2016, Wednesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 6628

‘No Good Will Come’ of Parliament’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Russia, Turkey  - Bulgarian PM

The ad-hoc parliamentary committee set up to probe alleged interference of Russia and Turkey into Bulgaria’s domestic affairs could only worsen Sofia’s relationship with both Moscow and Ankara, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 27, 2016, Saturday // 15:00 | Viewed: 5261

Setting up Ad-hoc Committee on Russia, Turkey Was  ‘Blunder’, Bulgarian MP Says

It was a blunder to set up an ad-hoc committee in parliament to probe alleged interference of Russia and Turkey into Bulgaria’s domestic affairs, a lawmaker from the main party in the governing coalition has opined.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 27, 2016, Saturday // 13:36 | Viewed: 5656

Bulgaria Sees as ‘Inappropriate’ Russia’s Comments on Parliamentary Inquiry Committee

Moscow’s reaction to the formation of an ad-hoc committee in Bulgaria’s parliament to look into alleged interference of Russia and Turkey into Bulgaria's internal affairs is “a disregard for good manners”, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2016, Friday // 19:27 | Viewed: 5583

Russia Criticises Bulgarian MPs over Ad Hoc Inquiry Committee

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, harshly criticized Bulgarian MPs for the recently established ad-hoc inquiry parliamentary committee that is to investigate alleged Russian and Turkish interference in Bulgaria’s internal affairs.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 26, 2016, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 5527

Bulgaria, Palestine Pave Way for Deeper Ties during PM Visit to Ramallah

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has welcomed the signing of a memorandum between Bulgaria and Palestinian authority which creates a joint ministerial committee.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 22:04 | Viewed: 5447

Bulgaria Is Not Ready for Schengen - Dutch Ambassador to Sofia

The Dutch ambassador to Sofia, Tom van Oorschot, reiterated the stance of his country that Bulgaria is not ready for accession to the Schengen Area.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 8800

Bulgarian PM Borisov to Visit Israel to Discuss Trade, Economy, Energy

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will discuss trade, energy and economic matters with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu during a working visit to Israel starting on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 20:39 | Viewed: 4640

Bulgaria Fully Supports Serbia's European Integration, PM Borisov

At a meeting with the President of the Serbian National Assembly Maja Gojkovic in Sofia on Tuesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured that Bulgaria is fully supporting the European integration of Belgrade.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 5003

Turkey 'Expels Bulgarian Diplomat' in Reciprocal Move

Turkey has declared a Bulgarian diplomat "persona non grata", echoing a step by the Bulgarian government which expelled a Turkish social affairs attaché to the Consulate General in Burgas, Turkish media outlets report.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 6323

Cyprus Can Contribute to Southeast Europe’s Energy Diversification - Bulgarian President

During the meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades on Monday, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said that Cyprus can contribute to the energy diversification of the countries from Southeastern Europe.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 5169

Serbia's Parliament Speaker Visiting Sofia

Maja Gojkovic, the Speaker of Serbia's Skupstina (Parliament) is in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday and Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 22, 2016, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 4186

Cyprus President Heading to Bulgaria for 3-Day Visit

Cyprus head of state Nicos Anastasiades is departing for Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday where he is on a three-day visit, local media outlets report.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 14:34 | Viewed: 4601

Bulgaria 'Declares Turkish Diplomat Persona Non Grata'

Bulgaria has declared persona non grata a Turkish diplomat working at the Consulate General in Burgas, a diplomatic source has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 11:53 | Viewed: 11282

Bulgaria Condemns Bombing Attacks in Turkey's Ankara, Diyarbakir

Bulgaria strongly condemns Wednesday’s car bomb attack in Turkey’s capital Ankara which claimed the lives of 28 people, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 19:39 | Viewed: 4409

New US Ambassador to Bulgaria Arrives in Sofia

The new US ambassador to Bulgaria, Eric Rubin, arrived in Sofia on Wednesday with his wife Nicole Simmons.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 4956

Bulgaria FM Calls for NATO Operation along Border with Turkey

NATO should "have a land operation" along the Bulgaria-Turkey and the Greece-Turkey borders if its recently launched mission in the Aegean proves successful, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 3068

US, UK 'Could Possibly' Nominate Bulgaria's Georgieva to UN Top Job - Sunday Times

Seeking to counter Irina Bokova, the Bulgarian government's official candidacy for UN chief, Washington and Berlin might nominate "possibly even another Bulgarian", the Sunday Times has opined.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 7057

Bulgaria's PM Borisov Discusses Border Protection with Merkel

Calls coming from Central Europe for a "reserve border system" at Bulgaria and Macedonia's borders with Greece has been the main issue in a phone conversation of Bulgaria's Prime Minister with his German counterpart Angela Merkel.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 14, 2016, Sunday // 23:31 | Viewed: 5827

Bulgarian FM Has No Information on Turkey Banning Entry of DPS Founder, MP

The Bulgarian foreign ministry has no information on Turkey having imposed bans on two key figures of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) from entering the country.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2016, Friday // 10:57 | Viewed: 4777

DPS's Dogan, Peevski 'Barred from Entering Turkey'

Ahmed Dogan, the honorary chairman of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party and lawmaker Delyan Peevski have been barred from entering Turkey, several media outlets have reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 6296