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Bulgaria says border treaty revision not beneficial for regional stability

SOFIA Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbours Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region.

Iran denies airspace access to Bulgarian PM's plane en route to Riyadh - minister 29 Nov 2017

SOFIA Iran denied access to its airspace to a Bulgarian government jet taking a delegation led by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to Tehran's regional arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, Sofia's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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Bulgarian, Macedonian Orthodox Churches edge closer despite thorny history 27 Nov 2017

SOFIA The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has taken a step towards possible eventual recognition of Macedonia's Orthodox Church, a rapprochement that echoes a warming of relations between the governments of the two Balkan neighbours.

Nine killed, others injured in minibus crash in central Bulgaria 17 Nov 2017

SOFIA Nine people were killed and 19 others were injured when a minibus crashed into a truck on a highway in central Bulgaria on Friday, the interior ministry said.

Bulgaria's parliament speaker resigns 'to avoid political upheaval' 17 Nov 2017

SOFIA Bulgaria's parliament speaker Dimitar Glavchev resigned on Friday in a move he said was to avoid political upheaval as the country prepares to take over the six-month rotating European Union presidency in January.

Leave the past behind, Bulgarian PM tells Balkan leaders 27 Oct 2017

SARAJEVO Western Balkan countries aspiring to join the European Union should leave the past behind and solve their mutual problems first, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday.

Bulgarian deputy PM reprimanded over anti-Roma speech 25 Oct 2017

SOFIA A Bulgarian court has ordered Deputy Prime Minister and nationalist party leader Valeri Simeonov to refrain from using hate speech following anti-Roma statements he made in parliament in 2014, lawyers from a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Bulgaria deputy PM wants new laws to stifle radical Islam 19 Oct 2017

SOFIA Bulgaria should tighten rules on foreign financing for religious communities and restrict visits by foreign clerics to help counter the potential spread of radical Islam, deputy prime minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Thursday.

Balkan leaders back Serbia's bid to join European Union 03 Oct 2017

SOFIA The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania gave their support to their Balkan neighbour Serbia's bid to join the European Union on Tuesday, saying the integration of the western Balkans would guarantee regional peace and stability.

Bulgaria, Romania plan another bridge over Danube 03 Oct 2017

SOFIA Balkan neighbours Bulgaria and Romania aim to build a second bridge over the Danube, connecting Bulgaria's Ruse and Romania's Giorgiu in an attempt to improve infrastructure connectivity in the region and attract more foreign investment.

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EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video