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Bokova's UN Chief Candidacy Backed by 2/3 of Bulgarians - Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Bulgarians support the candidacy of UNESCO head Irina Bokova for UN Secretary General, a Gallup International Bulgaria poll shows.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1541

'From an Early Age I Wanted to Save the World,' Bokova Tells Daily Telegraph

"As she works the conferences and drinks receptions, discussing the aftermath of the weekend’s bombing and the rocky relations between the US and Russia over Syria, delegates will be assessing her suitability to be the new leader of the UN," the Telegraph

Politics » Diplomacy | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 07:54 | Viewed: 1492

Bulgaria to Prepare Roadmap on Canadian Visa Liberalization

Bulgaria will draft a roadmap for the criteria it needs to fulfill to get visa liberalization for travels to Canada, the leaders of the two countries have agreed.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 07:31 | Viewed: 5578

Bulgaria's President Backs UN Call for Implementation of Readmission Agreements

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has joined a call from the United Nations for adherence to the existing readmission agreements.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 07:03 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgarian FM Urges Russia to Distance Itself from MP's Remarks

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has lashed out at a newly-elected Russian lawmaker over comments he made as Russians were going to the polls on Sunday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 19, 2016, Monday // 22:38 | Viewed: 1874

Bulgaria President to Meet Expats in New York ahead of UNGA Statement

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is set to meet members of the expat community in New York on the first day of his visit to the United States, his press office says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 11:07 | Viewed: 6353

Hungary 'Would Gladly Back Georgieva' for UN Top Job - Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orb?n said on Wednesday Hungary "would be even glad to back" EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva for the post of UN Secretary General.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1724

EU Certainly Has Money to Help Bulgaria, Orb?n Tells Borisov

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orb?n has made clear that, if the EU can find EUR 3 B to give Turkey for its assistance in the migrant crisis, it could also allocate a smaller chunk to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2785

Presidential Summit Begins in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A meeting of ten presidents of parliamentary republics across the EU is to start in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city, on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1850

Bulgarian PM Meets Ambassadors of UK, Spain, Germany, Holland

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has held talks with the ambassadors of the UK, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands before the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 1577

Bulgaria 'Mulls Options to Have 2 UN Top Job Nominees'

Bulgaria might abandon the idea to resort to EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as a new UN Secretary General nomination, proposing her alongside current nominee Irina Bokova instead, news website Mediapool.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1600

Uncertainty about Bulgarian Govt's Decision to Replace UN Top Job Candidate

Bulgaria's government is to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, amid speculation whether it will choose to nominate EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva as its official candidate for UN chief.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1783

Italy's President Visiting Bulgaria on Tuesday

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is set to arrive in Bulgaria on Tuesday at the invitation of his counterpart Rosen Plevneliev, the latter's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1837

Russia's Lavrov Summons Bulgarian Ambassador over UN Top Job Race

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larvov has invited Bulgaria's Ambassador to Moscow, Boyko Kotsev, to discuss certain "aspects of the activity of the UN," Lavrov's institution says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 12, 2016, Monday // 21:16 | Viewed: 2141

Bulgaria's PM to Receive Vu?i?, Orb?n in Burgas on Tuesday

A trilateral meeting of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary is to take place in the Black Sea city of Burgas on Tuesday, the government's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 12, 2016, Monday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2354

Georgieva 'Would Make Strong UN Chief' - Juncker's Head of Cabinet

The head of the EU Commission President's cabinet has issued an ambiguous statement assessting a possible candidacy of the commission Vice President Georgieva for the UN top job.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 13:48 | Viewed: 2505

Russia Denies Applying Pressure on Bulgaria to Change UN Head Candidate

Russia's Foreign Ministry has called "unacceptable" Bulgarian media reports of behind-the-scenes efforts to pressure Sofia into changing its UN Secretary General candidate.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 12:56 | Viewed: 82115

Poland's ex-President Warns Bulgaria against Changing UN Top Job Candidate

Bulgaria stands no chance in the UN Secretary General race if it changes its candidate to take up the office, former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 11:20 | Viewed: 3694

Bulgaria FM to Attend Euro-Arab Meeting on Mediterranean Security

Security and stability in the Mediterranean region will be the focus of a meeting on Thursday bringing together European and Arab leaders to which Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has been invited, his institution says.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 6034

Bulgaria Wouldn't Back Waiver of EU Sanctions on Russia

Russia disregarded international law and Bulgaria will not support an end to sanctions imposed by the EU, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 7, 2016, Wednesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 2095

Bulgaria 'Counts on Czech Support' for Schengen Entry

The Czech Republic has thrown its support behind Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area, its Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said, according to the press office of his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 6, 2016, Tuesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 2288
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