Bulgaria

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Requirements for entry into Bulgaria changed

      Requirements for entry into Bulgaria changed

      Starting today, 19 May, children at the age of five or under who are citizens of Bulgaria, an EU Member State, a Schengen area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Commonwealth of Australia, Canada, the United States of America, Japan, New Zealand, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Tunisia, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Ukraine, the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Israel, the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Belarus or the Republic of Turkey, will not be required to present a negative PCR or antigen test in order to enter into Bulgaria.

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