• 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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    • Foreign Minister discusses with EU ambassadors priority matters

      Foreign Minister discusses with EU ambassadors priority matters

      Caretaker Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev discussed on Monday with the ambassadors of EU Member States to Bulgaria priority matters on the Union's agenda, including the post-Covid recovery and the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, environment and climate issues, migration, and EU enlargement, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release. The meeting was organised by the Portuguese Ambassador to Bulgaria as a concluding event within the Portuguese EU Council Presidency, which ends in late June.

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    • Government takes action on US sanctions

      Government takes action on US sanctions

      The government has set up a working group to take action in response to the sanctions imposed by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), said the Council of Ministers' press office. The working group includes representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Finance, the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the National Revenue Agency (NRA). As a matter of urgency, it must establish and maintain a list of individuals who fall and could potentially fall within the scope of the OFAC sanctions.

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    • Delyan Peevski: There is not a single true fact

      Delyan Peevski: There is not a single true fact

      “I have done nothing to violate internationally recognised human rights, I am not a civil servant and I have never participated in acts of corruption; the arguments disclosed in justification of the imposed sanctions contain not a single true fact,” reads a statement that former MRF lawmaker Delyan Peevski has released to the media.

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    • US sanctions six Bulgarians

      US sanctions six Bulgarians

      The US Department of State (DOS) and the US Department of the Treasury (USDT) said on Wednesday that they are sanctioning a total of six Bulgarians, including controversial businessmen Delyan Peevski and Vassil Bozhkov, over their involvement in significant corruption See here and here.

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    • Wizz Air to fly between Burgas and Kiev

      Wizz Air to fly between Burgas and Kiev

      The Bulgarian government has designated Wizz Air Hungary Ltd as air carrier to operate on the international airline route Burgas-Kiev-Burgas, announced the press service of the Council of Ministers, quoted by the Bulgarian News Agency.

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    • Presidents of Bulgaria and North Macedonia visit pope together

      Presidents of Bulgaria and North Macedonia visit pope together

      The work of the brother saints Cyril and Methodius will be honoured today jointly by Bulgaria and North Macedonia. The presidents of the two countries – Rumen Radev and Stevo Pendarovski, respectively – are to be received by Pope Francis as part of their visit to Rome, where they are also set to visit places of significance to the legacy of the inventors of the Slavic alphabet.

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