• Sofia, Skopje have window of opportunity to work together

      Sofia, Skopje have window of opportunity to work together

      “I hope that the atmosphere of trust and mutual respect of national interests continues in the direction of finding a solution, because the European perspective for the Republic of North Macedonia and that for the Western Balkans are in the interest of Bulgaria, the region and the entire EU. But all of this must happen within the rules and in a process of dialogue through which we can clear up things between us first, so that we do not leave unresolved issues in the European family.”

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    • EU Commissioner for Health: I urge people to get vaccinated

      EU Commissioner for Health: I urge people to get vaccinated

      “I am glad with the commitments for help in the vaccination process. There will be an information campaign related to the topic of how important vaccines are in reducing and limiting the coronavirus pandemic,” Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov stated after his meeting with European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides.

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    • Sofia, Skopje: In anticipation of active dialogue

      Sofia, Skopje: In anticipation of active dialogue

      The prospects for taking a real step forward when it comes to the European integration of the Republic of North Macedonia was the central topic of a conversation that the country's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev had at the conclusion of the NATO summit in Brussels.

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    • Laura Kovesi: We need experienced and courageous team

      Laura Kovesi: We need experienced and courageous team

      We need experienced, courageous and active prosecutors, said European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kovesi at a press conference in Sofia on Friday. “I came to Sofia to meet the four European delegated prosecutors, we have in the EPPO office here, to see if they needed support in their work. This is a part of my duty to oversee the activities of our decentralised offices in all the participating Member States. One of the first challenges is that the EPPO team is not complete, we are missing six European delegated prosecutors as well as support staff,” Kovesi said.

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    • Wizz Air with base in Burgas and new destinations

      Wizz Air with base in Burgas and new destinations

      The low-cost airline Wizz Air has opened its first base in Burgas, which is its third in the country. The company will base one Airbus A320 at the Burgas Airport on a seasonal basis - for the months between June and September 2021. By establishing this new base, Wizz Air now operates flights to 16 destinations from the Black Sea city, 10 of which are new and will become operational this month. Tickets are already available.

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    • Campaigning opens for 11 July general elections

      Campaigning opens for 11 July general elections

      Campaigning officially opens Friday for the 11 July general elections in Bulgaria. The elections were scheduled by a presidential decree 12 May after a short-lived 45th National Assembly failed to form a government and the President had to dissolve it and form a caretaker government.

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    • Christina de Bruin appointed UNICEF's new representative for Bulgaria

      Christina de Bruin appointed UNICEF's new representative for Bulgaria

      Christina Dorothea de Bruin is the new representative of UNICEF for Bulgaria, the organisation said on Thursday. Under her guidance, UNICEF Bulgaria will continue to work with its national partners, civil society and the private sector to improve the life of children in Bulgaria. Christina de Bruin presented her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 9 June.

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    • European Chief Prosecutor Kovesi arrives in Bulgaria

      European Chief Prosecutor Kovesi arrives in Bulgaria

      European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kovesi arrived on a two-day visit to Bulgaria on Thursday, the press office of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) confirmed. The EPPO began work on 1 June. Twenty-two EU Member States participate in the enhanced cooperation. Bulgaria is the first official visit of Kovesi to a member country. Tomorrow, she is set to give a press conference at the House of Europe in Sofia.

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    • Bulgarian PM Yanev confers with Albanian PM Rama

      Bulgarian PM Yanev confers with Albanian PM Rama

      Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev conferred on Tuesday in Sofia with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is visiting Bulgaria on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Government Information Service said in a press release. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, current issues on the European agenda and Albania's progress towards EU accession.

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