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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announcement

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announcement

In relation with the media publications regarding the burned Bulgarian flag in the village of Vevchani in the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva ordered the Bulgarian Ambassador to Skopje Angel Angelov to express to the government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia our strong...
15 January 2021 News
Hong Kong: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the mass arrest of people involved in the July 2020 pro-democracy primary elections

Hong Kong: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the mass arrest of people involved in the July 2020 pro-democracy primary elections

The authorities in Hong Kong arrested over 50 people on 6 January 2021 on charges pursuant to the National Security Law (NSL). The charges in question relate to the holding in July 2020 of pro-democracy primary elections aimed at identifying candidates for the next Legislative Council elections. Those arrested include former opposition lawmakers and civil...
07 January 2021 News
Vietnam: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of three journalists

Vietnam: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of three journalists

The sentencing of Mr Pham Chi Dung to 15 years in prison, and 11 years each for Mr Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Mr Le Huu Minh Tuan, is a negative development. All three are members of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam (IJAVN), a civil society organization, which promotes free speech, press freedom and freedom of association. States must...
06 January 2021 News
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared persona non grata a Russian diplomat

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared persona non grata a Russian diplomat

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announced that a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Sofia is persona non grata due to actions incompatible with the diplomatic status and was given 72 hours to leave the country. A diplomatic note with this content was handed to the Deputy Head of the Russian Embassy, who was summoned to the...
18 December 2020 News
Position on blocking the Council conclusions on Enlargement

Position on blocking the Council conclusions on Enlargement

Bulgaria regrets that the Council conclusions on Enlargement and the Stabilization and Association Process were unexpectedly blocked by two member states without explanation during today’s ENVI Council. We stand ready to hear the concerns that have led to this decision and to pursue our efforts to build consensus on Enlargement. Bulgaria gave its...
17 December 2020 News

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Warning for Travellers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria by default publishes warnings for refraining from travelling only to regions where there are military operations (wars or civil wars in a particular country), with actual general security threat.

Publishing a general warning for travellers does not rest on any tragic events, rather on the evaluation of the general situation in the region, the state respectively, according to the available information that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has.

The partial warning for travellers applies only for a particular region in a specific country, rather than for the whole country.

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Through the e-services system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgarian citizens who live outside the Republic of Bulgaria and want to renew their personal documents may submit an electronic application and pay electronically for this service. The receipt of the completed documents shall be made at a consular office of their choice under their chosen delivery conditions.

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