Embassy of Bulgaria, Washington D.C

1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Map and Driving Directions

Office working hours: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm.
Tel: (202) 387-0174; Fax: (202) 234 7973;
 office@bulgaria-embassy.org
Consular Service working hours: 10:30 - 12:30
Phone Inquiry: (202) 387 7969
consulate@bulgaria-embassy.org

 

Драги сънародници,

Отново наближава Рождество Христово, с много вълнение и очаквания за малки и големи. За трети пореден път по инициатива и под патронажа на президента на Република България Георги Първанов и г-жа Зорка Първанова през декември 2005 г. ще се проведе благотворителната инициатива Българската Коледа. Подарете надежда на дете в беда”.

Набраните от дарения средства тази година ще бъдат предоставени на детските отделения на МБАЛ – „Д-р Тота Венкова” АД – гр. Габрово и МБАЛ – „Христо Ботев” АД – гр. Враца, отделението за новородени и недоносени деца на МБАЛ – Пловдив АД, на Клиниката по неонатология на СБАЛАГ „Майчин дом” ЕАД – гр. София, отделенията по неонатология и детско кърмаческо отделение на МБАЛ Бургас – АД, детското отделение на МБАЛ „Св. Анна” гр. София, както и на отделни деца, които се нуждаят от спешно лечение. Разпределението на средствата ще се осъществи съвместно от съорганизаторите на инициативата, ще бъде оповестено публично, а имената на дарителите ще бъдат обявени от медийните партньори.

В първия ден на Коледа, 25 декември 2005 г., от 20:30 ч. в Националната опера ще се състои благотворителен концерт с участието на известни български изпълнители. Допълнителна информация можете да намерите на www.bgkoleda.bg

Традиционната вече проява се организира от администрацията на президента, БНТ и Нова телевизия, с медийното партньорство на в. „Труд”, в. ”24 часа”, в. „Стандарт”, БНР, Дарик радио. БНТ и Нова телевизия ще излъчат концерта на живо.

По време на двете досегашни коледни благотворителни кампании бяха събрани по над един милион лева. С тези средства бяха подпомогнати детски здравни заведения от страната и много болни деца.

Парични средства могат да бъдат превеждани по банкова сметка 1045397416, банков код 20080023, ОББ, клон „Света София” с титуляр Нова телевизия, I-ви частен канал АД. /сметката е открита и за валута, която се обменя от банката в лева по курса за деня/

Можете също така да изпращате чекове или money orders на името и на адреса на посолството, като посочите целта на дарението. 

Embassy of Bulgaria, Washington D.C.

1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

За повече информация можете да се обръщате към българското посолство във Вашингтон.

Драги родители, майки и бащи,

Всеки от нас чака някакъв дар от Коледната нощ. Най-много го очакват децата ни. Няма по-ценен дар от детското здраве. Да помогнем на дечица, чиито бъдещи Коледи зависят от нашето милосърдие. А ако здравето и живота на собственото ни дете зависи от това?

ЕЛЕНА ПОПТОДОРОВА
Извънреден и пълномощен посланик
на
 Република България в САЩ

 

[Congressional Record: October 18, 2005]

WELCOMING PRESIDENT PARVANOV TO THE UNITED STATES

(Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, as we continue to wage a war against 
terrorism, I am inspired when I look at a vibrant young democracy that only recently 
started out on the road to freedom. The country of Bulgaria existed under an oppressive 
Communist regime for nearly 50 years, but now it serves as a beacon of hope for people 
throughout the world who seek liberty. 
 
Today, I am honored to welcome Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov to Capitol Hill. He is a man of great accomplishment and a champion 
of the Bulgarian Miracle promoting economic success and enhanced security. He has led his country to become a strategically located member 
of NATO, and is now implementing the reforms to join the European Union. 
 
We appreciate Bulgaria's strong friendship which President Parvanov and President Bush recognized yesterday at the White House as the warmest 
ever in the history of our diplomatic relations. 
 
Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova to Washington has worked professionally with former U.S. Ambassador Jim Pardew and now 
Ambassador John Beyrle for a mutually beneficial partnership.
 
In conclusion, God bless our troops and we will never forget September 11.
 

Драги Сънародници

Обръщала съм се към Вас във  всички важни за страната ни моменти и по повод най-важните за нас, българите, големи цели.

Днес го правя отново във време на беда. Страната ни е ударена от тежко бедствие. Потопът отнесе хора, животни, къщи, пътища, ниви и градини. Прекъснати са най-големите транспортни артерии. Над 10 000 души са без покрив и покъщнина. Без легла, без завивки, без съдове. Щетите се оценяват на над половин милиард лева.

И както често става в живота, най-тежко ударени са най-нямащите.

България, никому неизвестни и скромни българи преживяват своето цунами и се нуждаят от всеки грам помощ и подкрепа.

Едно от хубавите неща, на които учи държавата, в която работим и живеем е солидарност и действително доброволство.

ПОМОГНЕТЕ!

Служителите от посолството и генералните консулства в САЩ дават своя скромен принос. Отправила съм апел за помощ към почетните консули на България в САЩ и към местни благотворителни организации. Вече е предоставена американска държавна помощ.

Очаквам да се включите в тази спасителна акция според възможностите си. Нашият принос ще е нищожна , но важна част от огромните нужди. Той ще ни даде личното усещане за достойнство и съпричастие. А за децата ни би бил най-ценният урок по взаимна подкрепа и доброволческа помощ.

Помощите в пари и натура се организират от Българския червен кръст. Разплащателната сметка в долари е:

БУЛБАНК АД
Клон Калоян
Банкова сметка –
USD 110 003 02 27
Банков код – 621 763 07

SWIFT: BFTBBGSF

ИЛИ
по сметка на посолството във Вашингтон:
CITIBANK
1225 CONNECTICUT AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC 20036
банкова сметка - 15247481 - Embassy of Bulgaria
routing # 254070116

Може също така да изпращате чекове или money orders на адреса на посолството, като посочите целта на дарението.
Embassy of Bulgaria, Washington D.C
1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008

За повече информация можете да се обръщате към българското посолство във Вашингтон.

ЕЛЕНА ПОПТОДОРОВА
Извънреден и пълномощен посланик
на  Р България в САЩ

Обръщение на посланик Елена Поптодорова във връзка с
Подписването на договора за ЕС - 25 Април,
2005 г.

Скъпи българки и българи,

25 април 2005 г. е денят на подписване на Договора за присъединяването на България към Европейския съюз.
Тази дата ще остане в историята ни като равна по значимост със събитията по Освобождението и началото на новата българска държава. Бих желала да честитя на всички вас това забележително постижение на България, плод на упорити усилия и ясна визия за принадлежност към единна Европа. Този акт е и признание на един факт, в който ние никога не сме имали и най-малко съмнение – нашата европейска идентичност. (пълен текст)

New Distribution of Consular regions
between the Four Bulgarian Consulates in USA !!!

WASHINGTON, DC

Consulate at the Embassy of Bulgaria
1621 22-nd St., NW
Washington DC 20008

e-mail:
consulate@bulgaria-embassy.org
tel. 202 387 7969

NEW YORK

Bulgarian Consulate General in New York City, 121 East 62 Street, Tel: (212) 935 4646
Fax: (212) 319 5955,
e-mail:
Bulconsgen@aol.com, consul@consulbulgaria-ny.org 

CHICAGO

Consulate General of Bulgaria in Chicago

737 North Michigan Ave.,
suit 2105
Chicago IL 60611 

e-mail: genconsbul@sbcglobal.net
tel. 312 867 1904,
     312 867 1905

LOS ANGELES

Consulate General of Bulgaria in Los Angeles

11766 Whilshire Blvd., Suit 440  LA, CA 90025


Website -http://users.adelphia.net/~consulgeneral
e-mail:

bgconsularservice@adelphia.net
Tel. 310-478-6700
Fax  310-478-6277
Interview with the Consul General
 in Bulgarian (PDF)

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Bulgaria ranks thirteenth in a ranking of the sixty most attractive countries for outsourcing, according to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This puts Bulgaria ahead of the United States, the United Kingdom and Romania as a better place where corporations could outsource productions. The survey prioritizes low production costs, highly-skilled work forces and well-developed infrastructure.

Зов за помощ - в продължение на месеци малката Моника е в реанимация в Пирогов в „будна” кома. Две тежки мозъчно черепни контузии, разкъсани стомах и черен дроб, ампутирано дясно краче, контрактури и строшени останали крайници...

THE BULGARIAN MIRACLE

A one minute speech by Congressman Joe WILSON, South Carolina,
Co-chairman of the Congressional Bulgaria Caucus
February 10, 2005, US House of Representatives


Mr.Speaker, I rise today in appreciation of the strong partnership between the United States and Bulgaria. For over 100 years the United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Bulgaria. With its new era of democracy, our two countries now stand together in the war on terrorism and our friendship is stronger than ever. Bulgaria is a new democracy which recognizes the importance of furthering freedom throughout the world. By sending over 400 troops to rebuild Iraq and train security forces, the country is playing an important role in helping the Iraqi people. Also, with a contingent in Afghanistan, Bulgaria is protecting the modern world by containing terrorists at the source.

Bulgaria is also a country of great accomplishment. Last year I was honored to meet Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha and to attend the White House ceremony honoring Bulgaria’s admission into NATO. Under his leadership, the Bulgarian economy is being transformed and EU admission is planned in 2 years.

During my visits to Bulgaria, I have seen firsthand the Bulgarian miracle, the establishment of a dynamic democracy and the restoration of economic freedom. As the co-chair of the Congressional Bulgaria Caucus with the gentlewoman from California (Mrs. TAUSCHER), it is also my privilege to work with Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. In conclusion, may God bless our troops and we will never forget September 11.

Official Congressional Record Page (PDF) ;  Press Release Congressman Joe Wilson web site

One of the first Bulgarian novels in past couple of decades to be published by an American publisher, NATURAL NOVEL (Dalkey Archive Press) is poet Georgi Gospodinov's first novel. Resembling the complex and fragmented way a fly's eye works, the novel contains a myriad of storylines, reflections, and digressions on everything from the relationship between bees and language to the history of toilets. Incredibly funny at times, the novel is also quite touching and personal, as the narrator tries to come to terms with his dissolving marriage and his wife's infidelity with their close friend.
More information about NATURAL NOVEL

Article Published in the spring 2004 edition of the Foreign Service Institute Newsletter http://fsi.state.gov Bulgarian Instructor Stefan Mihailov: Working Toward Progress

The Trial against Bulgarian Medics in Libya

A criminal court in Benghazi convicted on May 6th, 2004 five Bulgarian nurses
and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting with the deadly HIV virus 426 children at the local Al Fateh hospital and sentenced them to death by a firing squad. Defense attorneys said they would appeal the verdict without delay in accordance with Lybian legislation.

Bulgaria has described the verdicts as “unfair and absurd.” The EU and the United States have said the verdicts were unacceptable and unjust and urged Libya to scrap them, if it is serious about mending ties with the West after years of international isolation. Full Text...

Chronology of the Trial     Talking Points for Discussion with Pressure Groups
May 2, 2004
Bulgaria's Venerable Second City
By John Ash

We approached Plovdiv from Istanbul across the sad monotony of eastern Thrace. Once across the Bulgarian border everything changed: the landscape became more varied and interesting, and in the small towns and villages there were no raw, concrete apartment blocks (the norm in Turkey), only low, red-brick houses with red-tiled roofs and withering vines. Full Text...

March 29, 2004 Bulgaria joined NATO

Remarks by the US President on the Enlargement of NATO

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Good afternoon, and welcome to the White House

When NATO was founded, the people of these seven nations were captives to an empire. They endured bitter tyranny, they struggled for independence, they earned their freedom through courage and perseverance. And today they stand with us as full and equal partners in this great alliance.

It has been my honor to host the Prime Ministers of each new NATO member in the Oval Office. I want to thank them for their friendship, I want to thank them for their leadership. I look forward to working with them to make the world more peaceful and more free. Welcome to America.

The countries we welcome today were friends before they were allies, and they were allies in action before becoming allies by treaty. Today, all seven of these nations are helping to bring lasting freedom to Afghanistan and Iraq. Bulgaria provided refueling facilities during the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has deployed more than 400 soldiers to Iraq. (Applause.) ... Full Text

Forget India, Let's Go To Bulgaria (or as PDF) an article by Andy Reinhardt describing outsourcing possibilities in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria's Tourism in 2004 - PDF file 4 MB! / Power Point Presentation 7 MB!
Study in Bulgaria at the American University in Bulgaria - (AUBG) is the only resident, American-style educational institution in Southeast Europe awarding baccalaureate and advanced degrees.
With the benefits of both snowy mountains and sunny Black Sea resorts, Bulgaria is on the short list of for adventurous travelers to Europe. Just a handful of other Eastern European nations have the desirable geographical mix of mountains and beaches, with Bulgaria the most prepared for tourism. For more tourism information visit www.bulgariatravel.org or Links

Invest in Bulgaria in 2004guide containing useful information for investment and doing business in Bulgaria (download a PDF version)

Five Bulgarian soldiers died after the attacks on their camps in Karbala.

 Five Bulgarian soldiers were killed and 18 wounded in suicide bombings in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala on 27 December, 2003. They are the first Bulgarian troops to die in the country. On December 30, 2003 Bulgaria observes a national day of mourning.

As the bombers drove explosives-laden vehicles towards the targets, other insurgents pounded the sites with mortar and machine-gun fire. Major-General Andrzej Tyszkiewicz, commander of the Polish-led multinational force in the area around Karbala, about 100 kilometres south-west of Baghdad said: "It was a co-ordinated, massive attack planned for a big scale and intended to do much harm,".

We find no words to express our feelings after the barbaric attack that killed five of our compatriots, Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov, Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg and parliament speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov said in a special statement distributed to journalists.

Bulgaria’s position as an active member of the antiterrorist coalition remains firm. Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg: It is our wish to live in a free world and prevent terror, violence and chaos

US President George W. Bush phoned the Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg to express his condolences to the families of the military who lost their lives in Kerbala and to the Bulgarian people. He asked to know about the condition of the men who were injured in today’s blast. The US President expressed his gratitude for Bulgaria’s participation in the war on terrorism.

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Border Crossing Guide - How to Enter Bulgaria - provided by Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

60-th anniversary of the rescue of the 50 000 Bulgarian Jews from the Nazi Holocaust in 1943.The uniqueness and the beauty of this act was that the entire nation – the people, the Parliament, the King and the Orthodox Church – stood united and confronted the Nazi terror, thus saving their Jewish compatriots from extermination - more...

Text of US House of Representatives Resolution 77, March 11, 2003

Remarks of Richard Schifter on being awarded the Bulgarian Order of “Stara Planina” First Class at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, March 26, 2003 - more...

Bulgaria's action in support of disarming Iraq:
Address of the Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha on the beginning of the "Operation Iraqi Freedom"

On February 7, 2003 the Bulgarian Parliament voted with 165 in favor, none against, and 48 abstentions on a Resolution to grant the United States and future international coalition forces overflight, temporary basing and transit rights in Bulgarian territory. The Parliament also authorized the deployment of Bulgarian nuclear, biological and chemical protection unit (up to 150 troops) to Jordan, Saudi Arabia or Kuwait in support of a possible coalition operation for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441. The Resolution authorizes the Sarafovo air-base in Bourgas, Southeast Bulgaria, to be used by the US Air Forces and coalition forces. The same airbase was successfully used by the USAF during the first phase of the Operation Enduring Freedom. The first two US aircraft, accompanied by their respective personnel have already arrived in Sarafovo – end of February. In his speech in the Parliament the Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha stressed that, although Bulgaria continues to work for a peaceful resolution of the Iraq crisis, it wishes to give a strong signal of its solidarity with the community of freedom and democracy and that it is a responsible member of the international counterterrorism coalition. In the latest statement by the Bulgarian Ambassador to UN on Friday, March 7, 2003 he said that Bulgaria is prepared to support a next UN resolution on Iraq as a means to accelerate the pressure on Sadam’s regime to disarm.
Statement by The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria - Ministerial meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations - February 5, 2003). After the UN Security Council meeting Minister Passy met with US Secretary of State Colin Powell. They discussed the current situation in Iraq.
STATEMENT OF THE VILNIUS GROUP COUNTRIES
In response to the presentation by the United States Secretary of State to the United Nations Security Council concerning Iraq, February 5, 2002

Bulgaria's Response to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack:

Declarations by the Government and the Parliament;
Flowers in front of the USA Embassy in Sofia
Burgas Airport Successfully Used by the USA in Operation “Enduring Freedom”  more... Bulgaria-Us-Enduring Freedom-Agreement - Unanimous decision by the Parliament, more...

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