About: Daniel Mitov

Global Europe 13-12-2016

Bulgaria gives up UNSC term in favour of Poland

Bulgaria, a candidate for non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 period, is withdrawing its candidacy in favour of Poland, a hardliner vis-à-vis Russia, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Global Europe 27-09-2016

Georgieva close to UN nomination, but obstacle remains

European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, who doesn’t make a secret of her ambition to run for the post of UN Secretary General, has never been closer to obtaining the nomination of her government. But an important obstacle remains.
Central Europe 20-09-2016

Russian MP: ‘We will buy Bulgaria, we already bought half of the coast’

A statement by a Russian MP has sent wave shocks in Bulgaria, the country beginning to realise that the many Russians who bought real estate to Bulgaria may sooner or later become a powerful political force,
Energy 29-06-2016

Borissov asks EU to come clean on ‘geopolitical’ energy projects

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said today (29 June) he will insist that the European Union once and for all makes clear its position on big energy projects involving Russia, in which his country has interest.

Bulgaria asks EU for ‘plan B’ if Turkey abandons refugee deal

Bulgaria asked the European Union to develop a backup plan, in the event that Turkey refuses to implement its agreement to deal with the refugee crisis, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Friday (20 May).
Regional Policy 15-03-2016

Turkey blackmails Bulgarian municipalities over the Armenian genocide

Three Bulgarian municipalities will not receive EU funding under the cross-border cooperation programs between Bulgaria and Turkey. The reason is that Turkey bans partnerships with municipalities who recognise the Armenian genocide.
Central Europe 22-02-2016

Bulgaria expels Turkish diplomat for conducting Islamist activity

Bulgaria has declared a Turkish diplomat working at the Consulate General in Burgas persona non-grata, the Bulgarian press reported yesterday (21 February).
Global Europe 25-06-2015

NATO beefs up rapid response force, says this is ‘not an arms race’

The head of NATO stated on Wednesday (24 June) that the alliance would not be forced into a new arms race with Russia, but said what he called Moscow's aggression in Ukraine had compelled it to strengthen its defences.
Global Europe 21-05-2015

Bulgaria rejects Russian claim that it wants to dismember Macedonia

Bulgaria called the claim by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Bulgaria and Albania were trying to split Macedonia “highly irresponsible”, as part of a scenario that would prevent the small landlocked country from taking part in the Gazprom-favoured Turkish Stream project.