Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and sixteen European political leaders called on in an open letter the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to bolster the transatlantic alliance between the USA and the EU. In their message to President-elect Trump they pointed out that the ongoing destabilization in Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea threaten the peace, security and international order established after the end of the Cold War. The seventeen current and former officials and leaders expressed their concern of possible grand bargain between the USA and Russia which may endanger those historical achievements. Possible lifting of the current sanctions against Russia would be a serious mistake, the officials further said. We are strong together when America is strong, the letter further reads.
The members of the Bulgarian parliament will be on a summer recess until 31 August based on the rules and procedures of the National Assembly. They held today their last meeting for this plenary session. The new plenary session opens on 1 September at 9..
Aneliya Veleva, an activist from the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) that is part of the government, who was arrested on charges of human trafficking, has left the party. Mrs Veleva was detained together with five other people..
A Bulgarian baby was born on board a Lufthansa aircraft. Little Nicholas was born on a flight from Bogota to Frankfurt high above the clouds and the Atlantic Ocean, the airline has said. The mother and baby feel well. "When the baby was born, I..