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Bulgarian FM, PM Await Visit of Ukrainian FM
Feb16

Bulgarian FM, PM Await Visit of Ukrainian FM

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin is to arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Monday at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov. Mitov and Klimkin are to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, including the conditions of Bulgarians residing in the country and the efforts of the international community to...

Ceasefire in Ukraine Largely Holds on First Day
Feb16

Ceasefire in Ukraine Largely Holds on First Day

The OSCE monitoring mission to Ukraine reported that the ceasefire, which entered into force on Sunday, was largely observed during the first hours, except in Debaltseve, Raihorodka and Luhansk. The OSCE monitors were denied access to the key transport hub of Debaltseve, where fighting has continued, the BBC reports. Debaltseve, which has been...

Kristalina Georgieva: Bulgaria Is Having Unprecedented EU Funding at Disposal
Feb15

Kristalina Georgieva: Bulgaria Is Having Unprecedented EU Funding at Disposal

European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, has been nominated in the “Politics” category of Novinite’s 2014 Personalities in the News poll. Alongside all other nominees, she had been asked to answer three general questions before the poll closed.Hours before the deadline, Novinite is publishing her...

Anti-NATO Protest Staged in Downtown Sofia
Feb15

Anti-NATO Protest Staged in Downtown Sofia

About a hundred people have demonstrated against Bulgaria’s NATO membership, calling on the alliance “to leave” the country.The event started at Sunday noon at the square in front of Bulgaria’s Presidency and later headed to the National Assembly.Protesters demanded that Bulgaria remain neutral in any military action that...

Ukraine Ceasefire Deal Enters into Force
Feb15

Ukraine Ceasefire Deal Enters into Force

A ceasefire beginning on Sunday is mostly being observed, media outlets report. Though several incidents have been reported, pro-Russia rebels acting in the regions around Donetsk and Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, say they do not constitute a severe violation to the agreement.The truce is being upheld “to a great extent” as of Sunday...

No Rise Seen in Citizenship Applications from Ukraine’s Ethnic Bulgarians
Feb14

No Rise Seen in Citizenship Applications from Ukraine’s Ethnic Bulgarians

The number of citizenship applications from ethnic Bulgarians living in Ukraine hasn’t increased, Bulgaria’s Vice President Margarita Popova said on Saturday. Granting citizenship is just one of the options available to Bulgaria to show solidarity with ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine, other include delivering humanitarian aid and...

Consultative Council for National Security to discuss army
Feb14

Consultative Council for National Security to discuss army

The Consultative Council for National Securitywill be convened soon to discuss the state the Bulgarian army is in, said President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rossen Plevneliev. For the time being there is no need to convene the Council in connection with the situation in Ukraine but if any emergency should arise, we shall...

We Should Have Explained Better Plans For NATO Centre in Bulgaria, Mitov Says
Feb14

We Should Have Explained Better Plans For NATO Centre in Bulgaria, Mitov Says

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said that neither is his country preparing to go to war with anyone, nor is Russia intending to go to war with Bulgaria. In a bid to dispel fears Bulgaria might be dragged into a potential military conflict between NATO and Russia over Ukraine, Mitov said that plans by the Alliance do set up...

No rise in number of Bulgarian citizenship applications from Ukraine
Feb14

No rise in number of Bulgarian citizenship applications from Ukraine

Bulgarian Vice President Margarita Popova stated that the number of Ukrainians applying for Bulgarian citizenship had not gone up. Granting citizenship is just one of the ways Bulgaria can and must demonstrate empathy for the people in Ukraine, the Bulgarian Vice President said and urged the parliamentary forces not to use the issue of the ethnic...

Bulgaria’s Ataka Party to Seek Parliamentary Recognition of Crimea Referendum
Feb14

Bulgaria’s Ataka Party to Seek Parliamentary Recognition of Crimea Referendum

Bulgaria’s opposition Ataka party will propose to Parliament to recognize the results of Crimea’s referendum to join Russia, RIA Novosti has reported. The Russian news service quoted Ataka leader Volen Siderov as saying on Friday the party “recognizes the referendum and Crimea as a part of the Russian Federation.” “We have seen...

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