Bulgaria


Capital City: Sofia  |  Population: 7,262,675
Geography Area: 110,910 sq mi  |  Nationality: Bulgarian(s)
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
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2013

  • May 28, 2013

    Bulgaria Holds Early Parliamentary Elections; OSCE Mounts Full-Scale Election Observation Mission Article
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2012

  • Feb 28, 2012

    Live Webcast and Witness added: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold Hearing on Missing Persons with Queen Noor Press Release
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2011

  • Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Welcomes Recognition of Romani Victims of Nazi Genocide; Urges Other European Nations to Act Press Release
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  • Jul 28, 2011

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
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2010

  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
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  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
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  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
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  • Sep 22, 2010

    Senate Committee Passes Cardin, Boxer, Brownback Bill Addressing Child Trafficking Press Release
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  • Sep 15, 2010

    Hastings Raises Cause of Roma, Muslims through Commission Minority Events with French Delegation Press Release
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  • Aug 3, 2010

    Commission Marks 35 Years of Helsinki Final Act Press Release
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  • Aug 2, 2010

    Statement on a resolution marking the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
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  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
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  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
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  • May 25, 2010

    Holocaust Era Assets – After the Prague Conference Hearing
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  • May 25, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Event
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  • May 18, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
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  • May 4, 2010

    Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Event
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  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
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  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Press Release
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  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
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  • Jan 28, 2010

    ROOM CHANGE: Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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2009

  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
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  • Oct 28, 2009

    Hearing on U.S. Policy toward OSCE Event
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  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Press Release
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  • Sep 23, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Press Release
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  • Sep 23, 2009

    Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Event
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  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
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2008

  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
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2007

  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
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2006

  • Jun 16, 2006

    The Human Rights Situation of Roma: Europe's Largest Ethinic Minority Briefing
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  • Jun 8, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Situation of Roma Press Release
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  • Feb 21, 2006

    European Court Rules in Critical Czech Desegregation Case Article
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  • Feb 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise Courage of Romani Plaintiffs in Czech Desegregation Case, Call for Intensified Integration of Roma in Schools Press Release
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2005

  • Apr 4, 2005

    The Decade of Roma Inclusion Statement
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Security and Human Rights Challenges in Europe and Beyond Press Release
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  • Mar 1, 2005

    Resolute in Russia Press Release
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  • Jan 5, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Southeastern Europe Article
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2004

  • Jul 27, 2004

    Bulgarian Police Seizures of Church Properties in Conflict with Religious Freedom Commitments Press Release
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  • Jun 2, 2004

    Roma Still Waiting for Their "Brown v. Board of Education" Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2004

    Chairman Smith: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
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  • Mar 30, 2004

    Mr. Cardin: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
    more
  • Mar 23, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights OSCE’s Military Dimension of Security Article
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  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
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  • Feb 19, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Bulgaria’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
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2003

  • Nov 5, 2003

    Helsinki Commission on Property Restitution Issues Article
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  • Sep 4, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Property Restitution and Compensation in Post-Communist Europe Press Release
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  • Aug 15, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Report: New Religion Law Conflicts with Bulgaria's Human Rights Commitments Press Release
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  • Aug 15, 2003

    Report: Bulgarian Law on Religions: Problematic Law Out of Step with OSCE Commitments Article
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  • Jul 31, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Recalls Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • May 30, 2003

    Arming Rogue Regimes & Terrorists Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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  • Mar 14, 2003

    Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Historic Rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust Statement
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  • Mar 6, 2003

    OSCE Parliamentarians Vow to Confront Anti-Semitism Article
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  • Feb 19, 2003

    Condemning Anti-Semitism Statement
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2002

  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
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  • Aug 1, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Recall Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
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  • Jul 16, 2002

    Hearing: Property Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for American Claimants Hearing
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  • Jul 10, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines State of Property Restitution for American Claimants Press Release
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  • Jul 9, 2002

    Concerning Rise in Anti-Semitism in Europe Statement
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  • Jun 20, 2002

    Hearing: Human Rights in Greece: A Snapshot of the Cradle of Democracy Hearing
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  • Jun 17, 2002

    Hearing Addresses Dramatic Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks Across Europe Article
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  • Apr 9, 2002

    Racism at the Heart of Romani Human Rights Abuses, Witnesses Tell Helsinki Commission Press Release
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  • Apr 9, 2002

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities Hearing
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  • Apr 3, 2002

    Romani Human Rights Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
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2001

  • Sep 7, 2001

    Briefing: Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Briefing
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  • Sep 7, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Aug 28, 2001

    UPDATE Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
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  • Jun 5, 2001

    South Eastern Europe Regional Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings Statement
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2000

  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
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  • Jun 9, 2000

    Anti-Discrimination Laws Needed, Witnesses Testify at Helsinki Commission Hearing on Roma Press Release
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1999

  • Mar 25, 1999

    Hearing: The Long Road Home -- Struggling for Property Rights in Post-Communist Europe Hearing
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  • Feb 18, 1999

    Briefing: Civil Society, Democracy, and Markets in East Central Europe and the NIS: Problems and Perspectivies Briefing
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1997

  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
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  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
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  • Apr 1, 1997

    Report on Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections Article
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1995

  • Nov 15, 1995

    Report: OSCE Seminar on Trans-European Infrastructure in the Black Sea Region (N/A) Article
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  • Feb 17, 1995

    Briefing: US Assistance to Eastern Europe and the NIS Briefing
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1994

  • Oct 12, 1994

    Briefing: Democratization, Political and Economic Reform in East Central Europe (N/A) Briefing
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1993

  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
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1990

  • Aug 18, 1990

    Report: Helsinki Commission on the US. Congressional Delegation Visit to Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslavkia and Berlin Article
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  • Jun 1, 1990

    Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria Article
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  • Apr 7, 1990

    Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
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  • Apr 1, 1990

    Report: Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
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1989

  • Jul 18, 1989

    Hearing: Paris Human Dimension Meeting - Human Rights in the Helsinki Process Hearing
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1988

  • Dec 1, 1988

    Report: Reform and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Article
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1987

  • Feb 3, 1987

    Hearing: National Minorities in Eastern Europe, Part I: The Turkish Minority in Bulgaria Hearing
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CSCE :: User Groups
  • May 28, 2013

    Bulgaria Holds Early Parliamentary Elections; OSCE Mounts Full-Scale Election Observation Mission Article
    more
  • Feb 28, 2012

    Live Webcast and Witness added: U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold Hearing on Missing Persons with Queen Noor Press Release
    more
  • Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Welcomes Recognition of Romani Victims of Nazi Genocide; Urges Other European Nations to Act Press Release
    more
  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cardin: OSCE Summit an Opportunity for Clinton, Kazakhstan on Human Rights Press Release
    more
  • Nov 15, 2010

    Watch now: The Helsinki Commission Story Press Release
    more
  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
    more
  • Sep 22, 2010

    Senate Committee Passes Cardin, Boxer, Brownback Bill Addressing Child Trafficking Press Release
    more
  • Sep 15, 2010

    Hastings Raises Cause of Roma, Muslims through Commission Minority Events with French Delegation Press Release
    more
  • Aug 3, 2010

    Commission Marks 35 Years of Helsinki Final Act Press Release
    more
  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
    more
  • Jun 14, 2010

    Legislation, Leadership Needed to Fight Human Trafficking Press Release
    more
  • May 18, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Holocaust Era Assets Press Release
    more
  • May 4, 2010

    Commissioners Call for Political Leadership to Prevent Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Press Release
    more
  • Apr 27, 2010

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Inter-Ethnic Conflict Press Release
    more
  • Feb 2, 2010

    Commission Calls for Kazakhstan to Lead OSCE by Example Press Release
    more
  • Jan 28, 2010

    ROOM CHANGE: Hearing on Kazakhstan’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
    more
  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
    more
  • Oct 22, 2009

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward OSCE Press Release
    more
  • Sep 23, 2009

    Commission to Hold Hearing on Challenges in Western Balkans Press Release
    more
  • Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Statement upon Administration Decision on Missile Defense Press Release
    more
  • Aug 11, 2008

    OSCE 101: Briefing for Civil Society Press Release
    more
  • Jun 20, 2007

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Energy Security in the OSCE Region Press Release
    more
  • Jun 8, 2006

    Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Situation of Roma Press Release
    more
  • Feb 21, 2006

    European Court Rules in Critical Czech Desegregation Case Article
    more
  • Feb 10, 2006

    Helsinki Commissioners Praise Courage of Romani Plaintiffs in Czech Desegregation Case, Call for Intensified Integration of Roma in Schools Press Release
    more
  • Mar 1, 2005

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Security and Human Rights Challenges in Europe and Beyond Press Release
    more
  • Mar 1, 2005

    Resolute in Russia Press Release
    more
  • Jan 5, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Southeastern Europe Article
    more
  • Jul 27, 2004

    Bulgarian Police Seizures of Church Properties in Conflict with Religious Freedom Commitments Press Release
    more
  • Mar 23, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights OSCE’s Military Dimension of Security Article
    more
  • Feb 19, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Bulgaria’s Leadership of the OSCE Press Release
    more
  • Nov 5, 2003

    Helsinki Commission on Property Restitution Issues Article
    more
  • Sep 4, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Property Restitution and Compensation in Post-Communist Europe Press Release
    more
  • Aug 15, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Report: New Religion Law Conflicts with Bulgaria's Human Rights Commitments Press Release
    more
  • Aug 15, 2003

    Report: Bulgarian Law on Religions: Problematic Law Out of Step with OSCE Commitments Article
    more
  • Jul 31, 2003

    Helsinki Commission Chairman Recalls Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
    more
  • May 30, 2003

    Arming Rogue Regimes & Terrorists Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
    more
  • Mar 6, 2003

    OSCE Parliamentarians Vow to Confront Anti-Semitism Article
    more
  • Aug 1, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Leaders Recall Romani Holocaust Tragedy Press Release
    more
  • Jul 10, 2002

    Helsinki Commission Hearing Examines State of Property Restitution for American Claimants Press Release
    more
  • Jun 17, 2002

    Hearing Addresses Dramatic Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks Across Europe Article
    more
  • Apr 9, 2002

    Racism at the Heart of Romani Human Rights Abuses, Witnesses Tell Helsinki Commission Press Release
    more
  • Apr 3, 2002

    Romani Human Rights Focus of Helsinki Commission Hearing Press Release
    more
  • Sep 7, 2001

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
    more
  • Aug 28, 2001

    UPDATE Helsinki Commission Briefing Surveys Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Press Release
    more
  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
    more
  • Jun 9, 2000

    Anti-Discrimination Laws Needed, Witnesses Testify at Helsinki Commission Hearing on Roma Press Release
    more
  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
    more
  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
    more
  • Apr 1, 1997

    Report on Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections Article
    more
  • Nov 15, 1995

    Report: OSCE Seminar on Trans-European Infrastructure in the Black Sea Region (N/A) Article
    more
  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Aug 18, 1990

    Report: Helsinki Commission on the US. Congressional Delegation Visit to Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslavkia and Berlin Article
    more
  • Jun 1, 1990

    Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Apr 7, 1990

    Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Apr 1, 1990

    Report: Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Dec 1, 1988

    Report: Reform and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Article
    more

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CSCE :: User Groups
  • Jul 28, 2011

    U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Commitments Hearing
    more
  • May 25, 2010

    Holocaust Era Assets – After the Prague Conference Hearing
    more
  • May 4, 2010

    Mitigating Inter-Ethnic Conflict in the OSCE Region Hearing
    more
  • Jun 16, 2006

    The Human Rights Situation of Roma: Europe's Largest Ethinic Minority Briefing
    more
  • Feb 26, 2004

    Hearing: The Bulgarian Leadership of the OSCE Hearing
    more
  • Oct 10, 2002

    Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward the OSCE Hearing
    more
  • Jul 16, 2002

    Hearing: Property Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for American Claimants Hearing
    more
  • Jun 20, 2002

    Hearing: Human Rights in Greece: A Snapshot of the Cradle of Democracy Hearing
    more
  • Apr 9, 2002

    Hearing: Romani Human Rights: Old Problems, New Possibilities Hearing
    more
  • Sep 7, 2001

    Briefing: Domestic Violence in the OSCE Region Briefing
    more
  • Mar 25, 1999

    Hearing: The Long Road Home -- Struggling for Property Rights in Post-Communist Europe Hearing
    more
  • Feb 18, 1999

    Briefing: Civil Society, Democracy, and Markets in East Central Europe and the NIS: Problems and Perspectivies Briefing
    more
  • Feb 17, 1995

    Briefing: US Assistance to Eastern Europe and the NIS Briefing
    more
  • Oct 12, 1994

    Briefing: Democratization, Political and Economic Reform in East Central Europe (N/A) Briefing
    more
  • Jul 18, 1989

    Hearing: Paris Human Dimension Meeting - Human Rights in the Helsinki Process Hearing
    more
  • Feb 3, 1987

    Hearing: National Minorities in Eastern Europe, Part I: The Turkish Minority in Bulgaria Hearing
    more

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CSCE :: User Groups
  • Aug 2, 2010

    Statement on a resolution marking the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act Statement
    more
  • Mar 13, 2007

    Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome Statement
    more
  • Apr 4, 2005

    The Decade of Roma Inclusion Statement
    more
  • Jun 2, 2004

    Roma Still Waiting for Their "Brown v. Board of Education" Statement
    more
  • Mar 30, 2004

    Chairman Smith: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
    more
  • Mar 30, 2004

    Mr. Cardin: Welcoming the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Statement
    more
  • Mar 14, 2003

    Commemorating 60th Anniversary of Historic Rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust Statement
    more
  • Feb 19, 2003

    Condemning Anti-Semitism Statement
    more
  • Jul 9, 2002

    Concerning Rise in Anti-Semitism in Europe Statement
    more
  • Jun 5, 2001

    South Eastern Europe Regional Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings Statement
    more

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CSCE :: User Groups
  • May 28, 2013

    Bulgaria Holds Early Parliamentary Elections; OSCE Mounts Full-Scale Election Observation Mission Article
    more
  • Nov 1, 2010

    OSCE 2010 Informal Ministerial: Kazakhstan Persistence earns a Summit in Astana Article
    more
  • Jul 27, 2010

    Copenhagen Anniversary Conference: 20 Years of the Copenhagen Document Article
    more
  • Dec 30, 2009

    Corruption: A Problem that Spans the OSCE Region and Dimensions Article
    more
  • Feb 21, 2006

    European Court Rules in Critical Czech Desegregation Case Article
    more
  • Jan 5, 2005

    Religious Freedom in Southeastern Europe Article
    more
  • Mar 23, 2004

    Helsinki Commission Briefing Highlights OSCE’s Military Dimension of Security Article
    more
  • Nov 5, 2003

    Helsinki Commission on Property Restitution Issues Article
    more
  • Aug 15, 2003

    Report: Bulgarian Law on Religions: Problematic Law Out of Step with OSCE Commitments Article
    more
  • Mar 6, 2003

    OSCE Parliamentarians Vow to Confront Anti-Semitism Article
    more
  • Jun 17, 2002

    Hearing Addresses Dramatic Increase in Anti-Semitic Attacks Across Europe Article
    more
  • Sep 1, 2000

    Report: U.S. Statements at the 1999 OSCE Review Conference Article
    more
  • Dec 1, 1997

    Report on the 1997 OSCE Meeting on Human Dimesions Article
    more
  • Jun 1, 1997

    Report on Human Rights and the Process of NATO Enlargement Article
    more
  • Apr 1, 1997

    Report on Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections Article
    more
  • Nov 15, 1995

    Report: OSCE Seminar on Trans-European Infrastructure in the Black Sea Region (N/A) Article
    more
  • Sep 1, 1993

    Report: Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Aug 18, 1990

    Report: Helsinki Commission on the US. Congressional Delegation Visit to Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslavkia and Berlin Article
    more
  • Jun 1, 1990

    Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Apr 7, 1990

    Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Apr 1, 1990

    Report: Congressional Delegation Visit to Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria Article
    more
  • Dec 1, 1988

    Report: Reform and Human Rights in Eastern Europe Article
    more

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