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UK Foreign Secretary to Arrive in Bulgaria on ‘Pre-Election’ Visit
Jan14

UK Foreign Secretary to Arrive in Bulgaria on ‘Pre-Election’ Visit

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is expected in Sofia on Wednesday to discuss both bilateral and EU issues, with security also on the agenda.Hammond comes at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov, but some British media outlets suggest he is to visit virtually every EU member state prior to this year’s general...

British Foreign Secretary to Discuss EU Reforms, Ukraine, Terrorism on Bulgaria Visit
Jan12

British Foreign Secretary to Discuss EU Reforms, Ukraine, Terrorism on Bulgaria Visit

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit Bulgaria on Wednesday for talks on bilateral and European Union issues, the foreign ministry in Sofia said on Monday. Philip Hammond and Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov will discuss cooperation among EU member states in the context of the Ukraine crisis, the fight against...

British foreign minister to visit Sofia
Jan12

British foreign minister to visit Sofia

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond will be on an official visit to Sofia on January 14, following the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov. Bilateral relations will be the main topics of conversation, also the cooperation within the EU, especially in the context of the Ukrainian crisis,...

Bulgaria Trades More with EU, Less with Third Countries – NSI
Jan12

Bulgaria Trades More with EU, Less with Third Countries – NSI

Bulgaria has expanded its trade with the European Union (EU),while it has contracted its trade with third countries, shows National Statistical Institute (NSI) data, which was published on Monday. In the period January – October 2014 Bulgarian exports to the EU amounted to BGN 22.4 B, recording an increase of 2.4 % compared to the same period in...

Bulgaria drops to 100th place in freedom of speech
Jan12

Bulgaria drops to 100th place in freedom of speech

Bulgaria drops down by 13 posititions to the 100th position out of a total of 180 countries for freedom of speech. These are data from the annual report of World Press freedom 2014 of the International organization Reporters Without Borders. In the list, headed by Finland, Bulgaria is overtaken by Botswana, Papua and New Guinea and Haiti, stands...

World Leaders Gather in Paris for Massive Anti-Terror Unity March
Jan11

World Leaders Gather in Paris for Massive Anti-Terror Unity March

In an extraordinary demonstration of global unity, some 40 leaders from around the world have gathered together at the French presidential palace on Sunday to take part in the Paris Unity rally in the memory of the victims of this week’s jihadist attacks. “Paris is the capital of the world today,” French President Francois...

World Leaders Gather in Paris for Massive Paris Anti-Terror Unity March
Jan11

World Leaders Gather in Paris for Massive Paris Anti-Terror Unity March

In an extraordinary demonstration of global unity, some 40 leaders from around the world have gathered together at the French presidential palace on Sunday to take part in the Paris Unity rally in the memory of the victims of this week’s jihadist attacks. “Paris is the capital of the world today,” French President Francois...

Forthcoming visit of John Kerry to Bulgaria – what to expect?
Jan10

Forthcoming visit of John Kerry to Bulgaria – what to expect?

Surprisingly it has been reported in Sofia this week that US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Bulgaria on January 15. At the time of the announcement of the visit, there was no notice of such an event in January at the website of the US State Department. John Kerry’s visit to Sofia has been expected, but probably something has...

How Bulgaria Performed in 2014: Diplomats’ Point of View
Jan09

How Bulgaria Performed in 2014: Diplomats’ Point of View

Novinite has asked the ambassadors with whom it has cooperated over the past two months to briefly assess what 2014 was like for Bulgaria. Just over a week into 2015, we are publishing the answers of those who have responded so far. They are ordered chronologically, with Morocco’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. Latifa Akharbach, coming on top...

Bulgarian Ski Resorts Anticipate 4-5% Growth in Tourist Numbers
Jan09

Bulgarian Ski Resorts Anticipate 4-5% Growth in Tourist Numbers

Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has predicted a 4-5% growth in tourist numbers on the basis of the good start of the winter season. Speaking after a Thursday meeting in Pamporovo with local industry representatives, she made clear that the condition of the infrastructure in the Smolyan district and the provision of easy...

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