Politics


    • Bulgaria elects new chief prosecutor

      Bulgaria elects new chief prosecutor

      After a hearing that lasted over 10 hours Bulgaria's top judicial body, the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), elected last Thursday Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, the sole candidate, for the next chief prosecutor with a mandate of seven years. He got the votes of 20 of the SJC members, with only four opposing his nomination. The decision will be presented immediately to the attention of President Rumen Radev for approval.

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    • PM Borissov meets with US Ambassador Mustafa

      PM Borissov meets with US Ambassador Mustafa

      Meeting with US Ambassador Herro Mustafa on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said Bulgaria and the US are allies and strategic partners. The two countries have established a steady political dialogue at all levels, the government information service said.

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    • New US Ambassador Herro Mustafa arrived in Bulgaria

      New US Ambassador Herro Mustafa arrived in Bulgaria

      The new Ambassador of the United States to Bulgaria H.E. Herro Mustafa and her family have arrived in Sofia. She is a career diplomat born in 1973 in Iraq to a Kurdish family. She spent two years of her childhood in a refugee camp. In 1976 her family was granted right of asylum in the US. H.E. Mustafa has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree from Princeton University. She is fluent in nine languages, including Arabic, Russian, Hindi and Farsi.

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    • Borissov confers with Cambodian PM Hun Sen

      Borissov confers with Cambodian PM Hun Sen

      "We appreciate the significance of the relations of traditional friendship and mutually advantageous cooperation between Bulgaria and Cambodia," Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday as he conferred with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is paying an official visit here.

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    • Oligarch Prokopiev with a new plot to get out of debt

      Oligarch Prokopiev with a new plot to get out of debt

      Another plot to escape both an imminent bankruptcy and prosecution has been put into motion by the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev. This one is similar to his desperate fleeing to Singapore in 2010-2013, when he posed as a victim of some supposed attempted murder in the works just so he can get out of hundreds of millions of levs in debt.

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    • Assession support under conditions

      Assession support under conditions

      Bulgaria's continued support for Skopje's EU accession bid depends on whether North Macedonia stands by its obligations under the already signed treaty on mutual relations between the two countries, Bulgarian leaders agreed last Monday at a consultative meeting in Sofia held by President Rumen Radev. According to Radev, North Macedonia cannot make progress towards the EU at the expense of Bulgarian interests, insisting there are red lines that can not be crossed. Skopje hopes to get a date to start accession talks in the coming weeks.

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    • Bulgarian PM meets with Republic of Korea counterpart

      Bulgarian PM meets with Republic of Korea counterpart

      Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Thursday met with the government leader of the Republic of Korea, Lee Nak-yeon, on the third day of his official visit here. Speaking at a news briefing in the government headquarters in Seoul, Borissov said that both countries have made education and culture their priority which is why he attaches topmost importance to relations between universities.

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    • PM Borissov pays official visit to Republic of Korea

      PM Borissov pays official visit to Republic of Korea

      Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is paying an official visit to the Republic of Korea between September 24 and 27, laid a wreath at the main memorial tower of Seoul National Cemetery on Wednesday. He paid tribute to the memory of Korean nationals who died as members of the national independence movement in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War.

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