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  Bulgaria (03/06)
Bulgaria shares a border with Turkey and Greece to the south, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro to the west, Romania to the north and the Black Sea to the east.
As Bulgaria emerged from the throes of communism, it experienced a period of social and economic unrest that culminated in a severe economic and financial crisis in late 1996-early 1997.
Bulgaria is a member of the United Nations and in 2002-2003 served a 2-year term as a nonpermanent member on the UN Security Council.
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 Bulgaria
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 as an autonomous principality and was proclaimed a fully independent kingdom in 1908.
Bulgaria is comprised of the classical regions of Thrace, Moesia and Macedonia.
Bulgaria's population is mainly ethnic Bulgarian (83.6%), with two sizable minorities in the form of Turks (9.5%) and Roma (4.6%).
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 bulgaria - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The Republic of Bulgaria is a republic in the southeast of Europe.
Bulgaria was a significant European power in the 9th and the 10th century, while fighting with the Byzantine Empire for the control of the Balkans.
Main article: Demographics of Bulgaria According to the 2001 census, Bulgaria's population is mainly ethnic Bulgarian (83.9%), with two sizable minorities in the form of Turks (9.4%) and Roma (4.7%).
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 Bulgaria - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bulgaria crumbled under the attacks of a reinvigorated Byzantium in the 10th cent., and in 1018 it was annexed by Emperor Basil II.
Bulgaria was victorious against Turkey in the first (1911-12) of the Balkan Wars, but claims to Macedonia involved it in the Second Balkan War with its former allies Greece and Serbia, and it was soon defeated.
Bulgaria's foreign relations in the post-communist era: a general overview and assessment.
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 Bulgaria Resource Center - map of bulgaria
Bulgaria joined NATO on 29 March 2004 and is set to join the European Union house for sale in bulgaria on 1 January 2007 after signing the Treaty of Accession on 25 April 2005.
According bulgaria holidays to the 2001 census, Bulgaria's population is mainly sunny beach bulgaria ethnic Bulgarian (83.9%), with two sizable minorities in the form of Turks (9.4%) and Roma (4.7%).
It gradually bulgaria + national sport academy gained ascendancy bulgaria holiday homes throughout the 15th and 16th centuries by introduction implantation bulgaria of Turkish colonists and (usually forceful) conversion of Bulgarians and miss world bulgaria 2001 at the time of the Liberation (1878) not less than 40% of the population of the country was Muslim.
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 Foreign relations of Bulgaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bulgaria has generally good relations with its neighbors and has proved to be a constructive force in the region under socialist and democratic governments alike.
Sporadic negotiations are underway among Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia for construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline to transport Caspian Sea oil from the Black Sea port of Burgas to Alexandroupoli on the northern Aegean coast.
In 2003, Bulgaria was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, proving to be one of 3 closest U.S. allies during the Iraqi Crisis, together with the U.K. and Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Bulgaria   (659 words)

  
 Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 as an autonomous principality and was proclaimed a fully independent in 1908.
The southwest of the country is containing the highest point of the Balkan the Musala at 2 925 m and range of the Balkan mountains runs west-east through the middle of country north of the famous Rose Valley.
Bulgaria concluded accession talks with the European Union and is set to join the in 2007.
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 U.S. Department of State: Background Notes: Bulgaria, October 1999
Bulgaria was ruled by the Byzantine Empire from 1018 to 1185 and the Ottoman Empire from 1396 to 1878.
In 1879, Bulgaria adopted a democratic constitution and invited a German nobleman, Alexander of Battenburg, to be prince.
Bulgaria has good relations with its neighbors and has proved to be a constructive force in the region under socialist and democratic governments alike.
www.hri.org /docs/USSD-Background/Bulgaria.1999-10.html   (3442 words)

  
 EurActiv.com - EU-Bulgaria relations | EU - European Information on Enlargement & Neighbours
Bulgaria, along with Romania, joined the EU on 1 January 2007, nevertheless the Commission asks for reforms to continue.
Bulgaria established diplomatic relations with the EU in 1988.
Mission of Bulgaria to the EC Bulgaria's chief negotiator with the EU, Ms Meglena Kuneva
www.euractiv.com /en/enlargement/eu-bulgaria-relations/article-129603   (1599 words)

  
 Bulgaria - Gurupedia
Bulgaria joined NATO in 2004 and is hoping to join the European Union in 2007.
Bulgaria is comprised of the classical regions of Thrace,
Bulgaria is also a historic state that existed in 10-14th centuries around the confluence of Volga and
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 BULGARIA
Bulgaria was initially grouped with three other holdouts against change in the eastern bloc: Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Romania.
Now, when recent events in Bulgaria, including the removal of Party leader Zhukov, hold the promise of new freedoms and democracy for all Bulgarian citizens, the U.S. embassy and the adminstration should continue to be vigilant while encouraging the institutionalization of democratic freedoms through legislative reform.
During a fact-finding mission to Bulgaria, three representatives of Helsinki Watch were invited to a reception at Ambassador Polansky's residence to meet with a "Who's Who" of the independent movement in Bulgaria.
www.hrw.org /reports/1989/WR89/Bulgaria.htm   (1279 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Macedonia, region, SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, divided among Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia.
The chief cities are Constanţa, in Romania, and Dobrich and Silistra, in Bulgaria.
Alexander (Alexander of Battenberg), 1857-93, prince of Bulgaria (1879-86); second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse-Darmstadt and nephew of Alexander II of Russia.
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 Bulgaria - The Quiet American   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Last week, Bulgaria, currently sitting on the Security Council, was one of ten east and southeast European countries - known as the Vilnius Group - to issue a strongly worded statement in support of the United States' attempt to disarm Iraq by military means.
Bulgaria started the second round of negotiations with the military alliance yesterday and expects to become full member next year.
Bulgaria is on the route of illicit immigration from Iraq, Palestine and Iran, via Turkey, to Greece and therefrom to the EU.
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 Bulgaria information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bulgaria (Bulgarian: България), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България [re'publika bəl'garia]), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Bulgaria however was the only country that saved its entire Jewish population (around 50,000) from the Nazi camps by refusing to comply with a 31 August 1943 resolution, which demanded their deportation to Auschwitz.
Bulgaria joined NATO on 29 March, 2004 and is set to join the European Union at the earliest on 1 January, 2007 after signing the Treaty of Accession on 25 April 2005.
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 Bulgaria (03/07)
Bulgaria shares a border with Turkey and Greece to the south, Macedonia and Serbia to the west, Romania to the north, and the Black Sea to the east.
Bulgaria became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 29, 2004, and a member of the European Union on January 1, 2007.
Bulgaria's military is currently undergoing an ambitious restructuring program aimed to bring the army up to NATO standards, modernize equipment, and transform to an all-volunteer force.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3236.htm   (3361 words)

  
 Bulgaria Foreign Trade
Import and export operations were conducted by foreign trade enterprises, most of which were affiliated with one or more associations but retained a legal identity outside the associations.
Bulgaria had arranged for Iraq to repay these loans with oil, but in 1991 the trade embargo and ensuing Persian Gulf War negated that agreement.
Bulgaria's main Western trading partners were the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) before German unification in 1990, Switzerland, and Italy.
www.country-studies.com /bulgaria/foreign-trade.html   (1775 words)

  
 Bulgaria - Country information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Bulgaria was invited to join NATO at the Prague Summit on 24 November 2002 and became a member of NATO on 2 April 2004.
Bulgaria is a member of the Australia Group and several other like-minded groupings such as the Wassenaar Agreement, the Zangger Committee, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
Bulgaria is a member of the Council of Europe and in the second half of 1994 became the first former communist state to hold the Presidency.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/bulgaria/bulgaria_cob.html   (1505 words)

  
 News from Bulgaria / Dec 18, 95
"Bulgaria is recognized as a factor of peace and stability in Southeastern Europe by all countries," Pirinski said.
Bulgaria established diplomatic relations with Portugal in 1925.
Apart from his official visits to France in 1992 and 1994, Bulgarian President Zhelyu Zhelev attended the Paris summit of Francophone states, the celebrations of the anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews in 1994 under the UNESCO auspices and the 50th anniversary of the end of WW II in 1995.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/bta/1995/95-12-18.bta.html   (3500 words)

  
 FOREIGN POLICY DIRECTIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
Bulgaria will assist in furthering and expanding the scope of cooperation and strategic partnership between the EU and NATO in order to implement efficient joint actions and common approaches in combating terrorism and in other key security issues.
Bulgaria’s participation in the existing forms of regional cooperation will focus on promoting ideas and initiatives for enhancement of their effectiveness and strengthening the European and Euro-Atlantic values and standards in South Eastern Europe.
Bulgaria will focus its efforts on intensifying relations with countries in the Black Sea and Caucasus region and with other CIS member countries, including as an element of our contribution to the European Neighbourhood policy and the efforts to stabilize this region.
www.consulbulgaria-ny.org /FOREIGNPOLICY.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Top20Bulgaria.com - Your Top20 Guide to Bulgaria!
The Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България) is a republic in the southeast of Europe.
Bulgaria joined NATO on 29 March, 2004 and is set to join the European Union on 1 January, 2007 after signing the Treaty of Accession on 25 April 2005.
The president of Bulgaria (Georgi Purvanov since 22 January 2002) is directly elected for a 5-year term with the right to one re-election.
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 Bulgaria: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Bulgaria lost the war and all the territory it had gained in the First Balkan War.
Bulgaria fought on the side of the Nazis in World War II, but after Russia declared war on Bulgaria on Sept. 5, 1944, Bulgaria switched sides.
Bulgaria: Government - Government Under the constitution of 1991 Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic with an elected...
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 Bulgaria - FOREIGN POLICY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
But in 1989, domestic and international events jolted Bulgaria from forty years of uniformity and forced it to consider for the first time major diversification of its foreign policy, abandoning its paramount reliance on the Soviet Union.
In 1990 indications of the new pragmatism were recognition of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Israel and an official invitation for the pope to visit Bulgaria.
In a sharp streamlining of the diplomatic corps, 200 of Bulgaria's 544 foreign diplomats were called home in 1990 and 1991, and 20 of its 79 foreign missions were closed, mostly in Third World countries (relations with those countries continued, however).
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 Bulgaria's foreign relations in the post-communist era: a general overview and assessment. - East European Quarterly - ...
Bulgaria's foreign relations in the post-communist era: a general overview and assessment.
Bulgaria's consistent policy of pursuing integration into and relations with Europe is sound, and is threatened only by the possible return to power of the Bulgarian Socialist Party in the next elections.
Bulgaria has developed good relations with most of its neighbors, save possibly Romania, and outside nations consider it key to the Balkans' stability.
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 U.S. Government Bookstore: Browse by Subject: Foreign Relations of the United States
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, V. 7, Pt.
Includes documentation illuminating the foreign policymaking process of the United States Government, with emphasis on the highest level at which policy on a particular subject was determined.
Presents the documentary record of the United States' policy toward the Republic of Korea (ROK) in: the bilateral relations with the ROK from 1964 through 1968; the Pueblo crisis; and efforts to encourage a settlement of issues between the ROK and Japan unresolved since World War 2.
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 NATO Partnerships
Statement by H.E. Mrs Nadezhda Mihailova, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria at the Meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council in Foreign Ministers Meeting at NATO HQ, Brussels.
Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria Mrs Nadezhda Mihailova at the Meeting of the EAPC in Brussels.
Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs.
www.nato.int /pfp/bg/bulgaria.htm   (337 words)

  
 Invest Bulgaria - Services for Foreign Investors in Bulgaria
For example, if you have a project in development (like a modernization of an office in Bulgaria) you do not need to be here all the time to oversee its progress but trust us to manage its implementation on your behalf.
The language is foreign, the alphabet is Cyrillic, and our culture and understanding of life is typical for the Balkans alone.
In addition, we have some very good working relations with some of the leading educational institutions in the country and because of this have access to a fresh pool of graduating students.
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Afghan Foreign Minister is heading a delegation to three Eastern European countries this week to expand relations in all spheres of mutual interest.
The Afghan and Bulgarian Foreign Ministers also attended the ceremony of the opening of the new Afghan Embassy building in Sofia where Dr. Abdullah raised the Afghan flag on the new premises.
Afghan Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. Fazel Saifi, and representatives of the Afghan community in Bulgaria expressed optimism that the exchange of diplomatic properties as well as visits by leaders of both countries will help further boost amicable relations.
www.afghanistan-mfa.net /pressrelease/PRBUAugust302003.html   (274 words)

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