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Bulgaria to Launch Diplomatic Relations with South Sudan

Bulgaria's government will recognize the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state during its regular sitting this week and will start establishing diplomatic relations with the new state.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 19, 2011, Tuesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 2508

WikiLeaks: Secretary of State Extends Kudos to US Embassy for 'Top Bulgarian Criminals' Cable

A diplomatic cable of the US Embassy in Sofia, dated February 11, 2009, was released Tuesday on WikiLeaks, bringing out CDA John Ordway's report to Washington on Bulgaria's most wanted criminals.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 19, 2011, Tuesday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2533

US Ambassador Condemns Sofia Blasts as Political Violence

The overnight blasts in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are the type of incident that has no place in a democratic society, according to the US Ambassador, James Warlick.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 19, 2011, Tuesday // 13:39 | Viewed: 1783

European Ombudsman to Talk Human Rights in Bulgaria

Human right issues are said to be high on the agenda for European ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros who will be on an official visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Konstantin Penchev.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 18, 2011, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 1252

US Ambassador Restates Need of Bulgarian Court Convictions

The Bulgarian cabinet is applying all possible effort to deal with organized crime and corruption, but sound evidence and effective verdicts are also a must, according to US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 18, 2011, Monday // 10:02 | Viewed: 2160

Bulgarian, Turkish PMs Urge Fast-Track Launch of Nabucco

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov visited Istanbul Saturday at the invitation of Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the press office of Bulgaria's Council of Ministers said in a statement.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 17, 2011, Sunday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2135

Bulgaria's Ex-Tsar Bids Farewell to Last Habsburg Heir

Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Bulgaria's former Tsar, attended Saturday the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the last crown prince of the Austro-Hungarian empire, in Vienna.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 16, 2011, Saturday // 18:35 | Viewed: 4876

US Ambassador: Bulgarian Streets Are Safer

The US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick, voiced indirect support for the Bulgarian cabinet as a whole and for Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 16, 2011, Saturday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1720

Bulgaria Condemns Kurdish Rebel Attack on Turkish Soldiers

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has condemned an attack by rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK that killed 13 and wounded 7 Turkish soldiers.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 15, 2011, Friday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2328

Bulgaria Bans Ex-Communist Agents from Key Diplomatic Jobs

Employees of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry who were active as secret State Security agents during the Communist regime will no longer be allowed to take key diplomatic positions.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 15:51 | Viewed: 2124

WikiLeaks: Islamic Extremists Are Active in Bulgaria

"Islamic extremists are active in the country with Bulgaria's government officially tolerant, but Muslim minorities and their problems being often ignored by central authorities.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 14:44 | Viewed: 3013

US, Europol Pile Praise on Bulgarian Top Cop for Nabbing 'World's Biggest High Tech Crime Gang'

US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick, his Italian counterpart Stefano Benazzo and a Europol representative praised Bulgaria's Interior Minister for the special operation in which a massive bank card clone gang was busted.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 13, 2011, Wednesday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1922

Bulgarian Nationalists VMRO Enraged by 'Impudent' Turkish President

Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO has cried foul in outrage over the speech that Turkish President Abdullah Gul held in Northeastern Bulgaria in Turkish without allowing interpretation.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 13, 2011, Wednesday // 12:50 | Viewed: 2029

Turkish President Raises Eyebrows with No Interpretation Speech in Bulgaria

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has stirred a controversy when he gave a speech in Turkish in a village in Northeastern Bulgaria without allowing for interpretation.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 19:35 | Viewed: 3116

Bulgarian, Turkish Heads of State Cordially Want All Issues Finally Settled

The Presidents of Bulgaria and Turkey Georgi Parvanov and Abdullah Gul have expressed joint will for the settling of any remaining unresolved bilateral issues, urging the two countries’ governments to act.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 11, 2011, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1826

Bulgarian President Greets Turkish Counterpart in Sofia

Turkish President, Abdullah Gul, and First Lady, Hayrunnisa Gul, have arrived in Sofia for their official two-day visit.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 11, 2011, Monday // 12:50 | Viewed: 7561

Joint Projects to Top Turkish President's Schedule in Bulgaria

Monday will see the first official visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to the Bulgaria since he stepped in office in 2007.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 11, 2011, Monday // 08:53 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgaria Cheers for World's Newest State South Sudan

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has joined the other EU countries in the recognition and welcome of the newest independent state in the world, South Sudan, which held Saturday, July 9, 2011, its independence ceremony.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 19:31 | Viewed: 2333

Israel Busts 124 Pro-Palestinian Activists, Sofia Denies Bulgarians Arrested

Israel's authorities have detained 124 mostly European pro-Palestinian activists who had managed to arrive to the country as part of a pro-Palestinian protests, in order to expel them.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 17:21 | Viewed: 2121

China Donates USD 15 000 Playground to Bulgarian Capital

A playground for USD 15 000 has been donated to Sofia by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the Sino-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1727

Bulgaria Honors Wife of Italy's Former Ambassador

Zohara Campagnola, the spouse of Italy's former Ambassador to Bulgaria, was awarded on Friday the Madara Horseman order during an official ceremony at the presidency.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 8, 2011, Friday // 18:16 | Viewed: 2550
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