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Bulgaria to Focus on Connectivity, Media Freedom, Migration as SEECP Chair

Bulgaria will focus on three key areas of interaction in southeastern Europe during its current chairmanship of the regional cooperation initiative, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 1, 2015, Thursday // 21:02 | Viewed: 2357

Bulgarian President: Regime of Bashar al-Assad Is Not Part of Working Solution for Syria

President Rosen Plevneliev stated that similarly to the whole democratic world, Bulgaria has a firm stance on Syria, namely that the current dictatorial regime of President Bashar al-Assad, which is responsible for bombing thousands of people and innocent

Politics » Diplomacy | September 30, 2015, Wednesday // 08:00 | Viewed: 1450

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Talks Defence, Security with U.S. State Dept Official

Cooperation in defence and security areas was discussed in talks on Monday between Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Todd Chapman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 28, 2015, Monday // 21:29 | Viewed: 1511

Refugee Crisis Requires Joint Solution – Bulgaria’s President

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has suggested that the only way to avoid a war in the existing situation is to step up integration.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3716

Bulgaria’s President to Meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who is on a working visit to the US to take part in the UN General Assembly session, will make a statement at the summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 27, 2015, Sunday // 10:58 | Viewed: 2859

Bulgaria Names New Consuls General in Edirne, Toronto

Vasil Valchev will be Bulgaria’s new consul general in Edirne, Turkey, the government in Sofia announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 2702

Bulgarian PM Borisov Congratulates Alexis Tsipras on Reelection

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov congratulated on Monday the leader of SYRIZA and former Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, for his party's victory at the early parliamentary elections held on Sunday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 22, 2015, Tuesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 2877

Bulgaria FM: Syria's Problems Could Only Be Solved by Int'l Coalition

Europe should explore ways to solve the solve the deep running problems in Syria, instead of stimulating the migrant influx, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1973

Bulgaria Parliament Speaker to Meet CE Delegation over Constitution

Constitutional amendments drafted by MPs will top the agenda at a meeting of Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and a delegation of the Venetian Commission with the Council of Europe, officials have said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1488

Obama 'Didn't Know' of US Talks with Bulgaria on Russia Overflight Ban

US President Barack Obama didn't know about State Department's move to ask Bulgaria and Greece to deny overflight permissions to Syria-bound Russian planes, Bloomberg says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 2998

Bulgaria Gives Russia Explanation on Overflight Ban

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has said its officials met diplomats from the Russian Embassy to discuss Sofia's move to deny overflight to a Russian aircraft convoy on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 10:28 | Viewed: 3122

Bulgaria 'Agreed to Bar Russia from Overflying' - ex-CIA Official

Bulgaria agreed to stop allowing Russian aircraft flying to Syria into its airspace, a former CIA official has told CBS News.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2015, Friday // 09:40 | Viewed: 2719

Bulgaria Will Not Allow Airplanes Carrying Weapons to Syria – President

President Rosen Plevneliev assured on Thursday that Bulgaria will not allow military cargo airplanes carrying weapons to Syria to fly over its territory.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 15:11 | Viewed: 2312

Bulgaria Let Syria-Bound Plane with Diplomats Overfly on Monday

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry allowed a Russian plane allegedly transporting diplomats to use its airspace en route to Syria on Monday, September 7, the ministry's press service hsa said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 06:14 | Viewed: 2283

Bulgaria Proposes Kazak to Take over as Envoy to Bahrain and Oman from Olshevski

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday proposed to the President to transfer the accreditation of the country’s diplomatic representation to Bahrain and Oman to Qatar from Kuwait.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 17:14 | Viewed: 4684

Bulgaria Agrees to Upgrade Status of Seychelles Consulate in Sofia

Bulgaria on Wednesday gave its consent for the opening of a consulate general of the Republic of Seychelles in Sofia, upgrading the status of the current consulate.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 5479

Russia Must Allow Examination of Plane Cargoes in Bulgaria - FM

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said Bulgaria will allow Russian cargo aircraft to overfly its territory only if Moscow agrees to inspections.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 10:54 | Viewed: 2571

Russia Says It Knew of Bulgaria Ban on Syria-Bound Planes

Russia was informed over the weekend of Bulgaria's decision not to give clearance to Russian planes loaded with humanitarian aid for Syria, Moscow's Embassy in Sofia has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 09:30 | Viewed: 1750

Russian MPs Slam Bulgaria for Overfly Ban on Syria-Bound Cargo Planes

Bulgaria’s decision to close the country’s airspace to Russian military transport aircraft said to be carrying humanitarian aid to Syria has drawn a harsh response from Russian lawmakers on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 8, 2015, Tuesday // 18:03 | Viewed: 2330

Sofia Confirms Refusal to Let Syria-Bound Russian Planes Overfly Bulgaria  

Bulgaria on Tuesday confirmed it has denied a request by Moscow to allow Russian military transport planes to overfly Bulgarian territory en route to Syria in the period 1-24 September 2015.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 8, 2015, Tuesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria Denies Overflight Request to Russian Cargo Aircraft Bound for Syria

Bulgaria has rejected a request to allow Russian cargo aircraft said to be carrying humanitarian aid to Syria to overfly its territory, TASS reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 8, 2015, Tuesday // 16:03 | Viewed: 2259