Thu, May 23 2013
Photo: Georgi Kozhuharov
MEPs support proposals to earmark 300 million euro for site cleaning and safe treatment of radioactive waste but they also called for stricter financial controls and more investment in energy efficiency.
Latest stage of regional roadshow takes Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov to Sarajevo and Banja Luka.
Long-stay visa holders to have greater freedom to move around the EU, by being allowed to travel to most other EU states for three months in any six-month period in the same way as a residence permit holder.
In the face of the most significant economic crisis in this generation, Bulgaria's European commitment and perspective is crucial, European Commission President Jose Barroso says.
After Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov says to the EU it should use Bulgaria’s expertise in the Western Balkans, President Purvanov offers to draft a strategy that would see Sofia co-ordinating EU economic policy in the region.
Calling on Serbia and Kosovo to settle their differences, EU foreign policy chief Ashton underlines that the ‘future of Kosovo is European’ but authorities in Pristina need to do a lot more to meet their commitments.
'The EU is with you until you are in the EU,' EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says in a speech in Belgrade on the Western Balkans.
Appointing new ambassadors to the US, France, Greece and Macedonia on Nikolai Mladenov's agenda.
The February 19 2010 visit by Stefan Fuele is in the context of the European Commission and European Parliament’s recommendation to open EU membership negotiations with the government in Skopje.
European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele, on the eve of the inauguration of Croatia’s new president Ivo Josipovic, will underline his reform message to senior leaders.
Leaders in Pristina state ambitions for UN membership, further recognitions, while Serbia notes February 17 2010 with a message reaffirming its determination to maintain its ‘territorial integrity’.
MEPs give a ‘positive overall verdict’ to Croatia and Macedonia but underline Turkey’s limited progress in meeting the Copenhagen criteria.
During a visit to Turkey, Kosovo president Fatmir Sejdiu is told by his counterpart Abdullah Gul that Turkey sees Kosovo as ‘its sister’.
During a visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat say the divided island’s problem has remained unresolved for too long.
In his first visit to Cyprus, Ban Ki-Moon says leaders are making progress, although observers believe time may be running out for a deal.
Greek alternate foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas and Macedonian foreign minister Antonio Milososki, meeting in London on January 28 2010, discussed the Macedonia name dispute and the future of bilateral relations.
In London, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov says his country has a continuing commitment to help stabilise Afghanistan.
Ruling party and right-wing minority parties supported appointment of Nikolai Mladenov as Foreign Minister and Anyu Angelov as Defence Minister, while opposition socialists and the MRF voted against.
Dimitrov, who soured bilateral relations by reviving Bulgaria's Balkans Wars-era claims against Turkey, now says he was wrong.
Prime Minister Boiko Borissov won one of his first victories abroad after Spaska Mitrova was released from a Macedonian court on October 8.
I don't understand a system which sends a mother of a newborn to prison, Boiko Borissov says, ahead of his meeting with Spaska Mitrova.
Macedonian frogmen were deployed at about 3am on September 16, Bulgarian time to survey the vessel, whereas the operation itself is set to commence at 11am
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.