Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


UNITED STATES HELSINKI COMMISSION

An independant agency of the United States Government charged with monitoring and encouraging compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other commitments of the 55 countries participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Bulgaria


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
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  • 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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