Tue, May 21 2013
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.
At the annual Brussels Forum, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov says that building a missile defence shield covering all European countries could rebuild people’s confidence in Nato.
Obama, Medvedev set April 8 signing in Prague for new strategic arms pact.
There are no negotiations between Sofia and Washington on Bulgaria being part of the US missile shield, Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov says, while his deputy Marin Raikov says that Moscow has not reacted officially to suggestions Bulgaria might participate.
In the context of the partnership of the US and Bulgaria in Nato, many things are discussed, including missile defence, says US ambassador James Warlick, against a background of Russian concerns after reports Sofia may agreed to join the US missile shield system.
In Bucharest, the supreme defence council has agreed to the Obama’s administration proposal and negotiations on details are to follow; the Kremlin says it will comment on February 5.
Snapshots of 14 Central and Eastern European countries as the dawn of 2010 found them
The Czech Republic has joined Poland and Romania in voicing approval of the Obama administration’s new anti-missile shield plan, it emerged at the close of US vice president Joe Biden’s European tour.
In Bucharest, US vice president Joe Biden meets Romanian president Traian Basescu and prime minister Boc, thanking them for Romania’s support for the revamped missile shield plan and for Romanian military personnel in Afghanistan.
In Warsaw, US vice president Joe Biden is told by prime minister Donald Tusk that Poland supports the Obama administration’s revised missile plan, after a Bush-era ‘missile shield’ scheme was dropped.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.