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  • Ambassadors issue a statement of support for Sofia Pride 2015

    We would like to convey our support to everyone who either actively participates in or backs this year’s Sofia Pride on 27 June 2015. Promoting the principle of equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is an important aspect of a tolerant and respectful society. Sofia Pride is an opportunity to promote human rights and tolerance, celebrate diversity, and denounce homophobia. The Pride March also increases visibility for Bulgarian LGBTI people and sends an important message to thousands of gays and lesbians across the country – you are not alone. By signing this statement, we stress that any democratic society should stand up for open-mindedness toward LGBTI people. This is the 8th annual Sofia Pride and it focuses on countering discrimination and promoting LGBTI-inclusive education. In Pride events all across the world, gay and straight people come together for the principle that all citizens should have the same rights: to live, to love and to work without fear of discrimination. No one should ever be discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are yet to achieve this goal – discrimination still exists everywhere, including in Bulgaria. LGBTI-inclusive education will help promote understanding among future generations and prevent discrimination. We encourage Bulgarians to join the Sofia Pride March and to embrace LGBTI people as equal citizens, without prejudice or discrimination, and to promote LGBTI rights. We wish everyone a peaceful and happy celebration. Signatures:  H. E. Mr. Roland Hauser, Ambassador of Austria  H. E. Mrs. Anick Van Calster, Ambassador of Belgium  H. E. Mrs. Ljerka Alajbeg, Ambassador of Croatia  H. E. Mr. Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Cyprus  H. E. Mr. Christian Kønigsfeldt, Ambassador of Denmark  H. E. Mr. Harri Salmi, Ambassador of Finland  H. E. Mr. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, Ambassador of France  H. E. Mr. Detlef Lingemann, Ambassador of Germany  H. E. Mr. John Biggar, Ambassador of Ireland  H. E. Mr. Marco Conticelli, Ambassador of Italy  H. E. Mr. Jean Faltz, Ambassador of Luxemburg  H. E. Mr. Tom J.M. van Oorschot, Ambassador of the Netherlands  H. E. Mrs. Guro Katharina H. Vikør, Ambassador of Norway  H. E. Mrs. Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador of South Africa  H. E. Mr. José Luis Tapia Vicente, Ambassador of Spain  H. E. Mrs. Helena Pilsas Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden  H. E. Mrs Emma Hopkins, Ambassador of the United Kingdom  H. E. Mrs. Marcie B. Ries, Ambassador of the United States of America

  • Varna in a state of emergency due to floods

    Travellers in the city of Varna at the Black Sea of Bulgaria must be aware of the heavy rainfall and associated flooding that has devastated parts of the city.

  • Warning: gay pride rally causes vicinity

  • The Consulate is closed from May 29 - 31, 2014 

  • Essay Competition for Bulgarian Students

    Bulgarian students study Danish at Sofia University in Sofia.

  • Warning: blockade at the border to Greece

    The blockade will be at 24 - 25 April 2014

  • Denmark receives the first ever “Athletics for A Better World” label from IAAF

    IAAF thus honor the efforts that were made in terms of increasing awareness of health issues, sustainability and social responsibility.

  • WEB PORTAL: One-Stop for Climate Change Adaptation

    provides up-to-date information and news on developments regarding climate change adaptation in Denmark and abroad.

  • East-West Defence and Security Co-operation Conference

    a three day conference about defence and security co-operation in Sofia

  • Avoid neo-Nazi rally in Sofia city centre late afternoon on Saturday February 15 2014

    The annual rally will be held to commemorate the assassination in 1943 of nationalist leader General Hristo Lukov.

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