The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

History - Activity Report

1990

AUGUST
  • Dr Solomon Passy MP is elected to the Bulgarian Parliament. From which he encourages the integration of  Bulgaria with NATO structures; speech based on conclusions of a report saying that  the USSR will soon disintegrate.
SEPTEMBER
  • Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov MP and Dr Solomon Passy MP push  Bulgarian Parliament towards making  Bulgaria join the Allied Forces in the Persian Gulf.
OCTOBER
  • The Bulgarian Parliament passes a Resolution stating that Bulgaria will join Allied Forces in  the Persian Gulf. Unification of Germany.
NOVEMBER
  • Five MPs of different parliamentary groups visit NATO Headquarters and SHAPE (first Warsaw Pact parliamentarians to have ever visited NATO HQ.) They meet Secretary General Manfred Woerner and raise the issue of Bulgaria's membership in NATO. They decide to establish The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • The North Atlantic Assembly accords associate delegate status to parliamentarians from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Soviet Union.
DECEMBER
  • Bulgarian Parliament passes resolution promoted  by The Club activists establishing a re-orientation of Bulgaria’s foreign policy, having accession to the European Communities as an end goal.

1991

JANUARY
  • The first group involved in the Atlantic Club initiative gathers in Sofia and proclaims future establishment of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
APRIL
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria is founded.
  • The Club activists push a bill through Parliamentary National Security Committee saying that Bulgaria should integrate into NATO and WEU structures.
  • Club representative takes part in the European Regional Project, U.S.-European Security Issues, sponsored by the United States Information Agency.
MAY
  • Baker-Genscher joint statement, advocates creation of Atlantic Councils in Warsaw Pact countries. The Director of Education of the US Atlantic Council, John Baker, visits Bulgaria and delivers a public speech sponsored by The Club.
  • The Club leadership meets with a delegation from the National War College of the United States.
JUNE
  • NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner visits Sofia, addresses Parliament, delivers a speech at Sofia University, confers with Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, and meets with The Atlantic Club, which is the  organizer of the visit.
  • The Atlantic Club files formal application for full membership of AAtlantic Treaty Association.
JULY
  • US Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador William H. Taft IV, visits Bulgaria, delivers public speech under the Club ‘s auspices at the Sofia's Central Military Club. Later, Ambassador Taft joins The Club's Board of Honorary Directors.
  • A Club delegation participates in the leaders' programme, Civilian Oversight of Military Establishments in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe, organized by The Atlantic Council of the United States.
  • The US Permanent Representative at CFE Negotiations, Ambassador John J. Maresca, visits Sofia and meets with The Atlantic Club leadership.
  • The WARSAW TREATY ORGANIZATION is formally disbanded.
AUGUST
  • NATO Director of Information and Press, Dr Erika v. C. Bruce, visits Bulgaria and meets with The Atlantic Club leadership.
OCTOBER
  • His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet visits Bulgaria as The Atlantic Club’s special guest. He meets with Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, The Club leadership, and delivers a public speech under The Club’s auspices at Sofia University.
  • Bulgaria's Ambassador to the US, Ognyan Pishev, the Club's Honorary Director, represents The Atlantic Club at 37th ATA General Assembly in Washington, D.C. No formal decision is adopted by the ATA on Bulgarian application for membership.
  • First local Chapter of The Atlantic Club is founded in Gabrovo.
NOVEMBER
  • Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, a founding member of The Club and Honorary Director, visits NATO HQ in Brussels.
DECEMBER
  • Inaugural meeting of North Atlantic Cooperation Council at NATO Headquarters.
  • USSR effectively disintegrates.

1992

FEBRUARY
  • Chapter of The Atlantic Club founded in Bourgas. Club delegation visits NATO HQ in Brussels and SHAPE HQ in Mons. Dr Passy delivers lecture on environmental issues before pupils of the Secondary School No. 138 in Sofia.
MARCH
  • The Club sponsors Bulgarian-German Conference, Democratic Bulgaria and Unified Germany in Modern Europe, in Sofia.
APRIL
  • Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, delivers a foreign policy lecture under the Club’s auspices on Bulgaria within the European Structures at Sofia's Central Military Club (attendance: 800).
  • Former CIA Director William E. Colby visits Bulgaria at invitation of President's National Security Adviser General Stoyan Andreev, the Club's Honorary Director, delivers public speech under the Club ‘s auspices on Prospects for the Future of Bulgarian-U.S. Intelligence Relationships, at Sofia University. Colby joins Club's Board of Honorary Directors.
  • Chapter of The Atlantic Club founded in Rousse.
  • (Port call to Bourgas by USS Whidbey Island, first ship of newest Amphibious Landing Ship Dock class.) Commander Bruce E. Sonn (US Navy) delivers a public speech, courtesy of The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter.
  • First National Sports Tournament for Atlantic Club Cup.
  • 1st Annual Meeting of The Atlantic Club General Assembly. Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev and NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner cable greetings to the Assembly.
MAY
  • UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Sir Michael Alexander, delivers speech sponsored by The Atlantic Club at Sofia University.
  • The Club leadership meets with a delegation from the National War College of the United States.
  • A Club’s delegation takes part in the Second International Seminar in Greece, Athens and Delphi, organized by GAAEC.
  • Farewell party in honour of Rod Moore, an Honorary Member of The Club, from the US Embassy in Sofia. Moore accepts life membership of The Atlantic Club.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club’s Gabrovo Chapter organizes conference on occasion of the 45th anniversary of launch of the  European Recovery Program ("Marshall Plan") in Gabrovo.
  • The Club leaders visit Smolyan, lecture on foreign policy and Atlantic values.
  • The Club leaders meet with a delegation of The Atlantic Council of the United States, led by General Carl E. Vuono (US Army), former Chief of Staff.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter organizes lectures by members of visiting Belgian military inspection team and gives reception in their honor.
JULY
  • Bulgaria's Prime Minister Philip Dimitrov, founding member and then Club's Honorary Director, delivers public lecture sponsored by The Club on The Foreign Policy of Bulgaria, at Sofia's Central Military Club (attendance: 700).
  • Dr Passy and Prof. Dragomir Draganov, The Atlantic Club Director of Education, deliver public lectures at the Military Club of Pleven.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter organizes publicity, gives reception on occasion of port call by US Sixth Fleet rescue and salvage ship USS Grapple.
AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria confirms formal application for full membership in ATA. The Atlantic Club, together with Rakovski Bulgarian Officers Legion Confederation (member of EUROMIL) and the Union for Private Economic Enterprise, co-sponsor joint social security programme for retired military officers.
SEPTEMBER
  • Spain's Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Carlos Miranda, visits Bulgaria as The Atlantic Club’s guest, delivers public lecture on The Atlantic Alliance in the 90s under the Club’s auspices at Sofia's Central Military Club, moderates round-table discussion on Spanish Transition to Democracy at Sofia University.
  • The Atlantic Club leadership meets with Lieutenant General P. Castelo Branco, Commandant of NATO Defence College in Rome. Dr Passy delivers lecture on Atlantic values before Bulgarian branch of Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO).
  • Club delegation participates in Young Political Leaders International Symposium, organized in Athens and Thessaloniki by GAAEC and AAYPL.
OCTOBER
  • Atlantic Association of Youth and Students' Leaders founded as Chapter of The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club is represented at the Third International Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation, organized by the Turkish Atlantic Committee. Addressing Antalya Conference, NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner highlights the roles of The Club and its activities.
  • Club Council Members visit Bansko and meet town leadership.
  • The Atlantic Club is represented at the International Seminar on Security and Stability Needs for the Central European Region, organized in Bucharest by Romanian Euro-Atlantic Center in cooperation with NATO General Secretariat.
  • At the 38th General Assembly in Copenhagen, ATA, inspired by The Atlantic Club membership application, creates associate status for the first time in its 38-year history. The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria is the only organization to be conferred this status. At present, the ATA affiliates 17 organizations.
NOVEMBER
  • Chapter of The Atlantic Club founded in Varna. Ceremony is part of official programme of port call to Varna by eight-vessel naval unit of NATO STANAVFORLANT. The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, Vice Admiral Ventseslav Velkov, Commander, Bulgarian Navy, and Rear Admiral Donald Dyer, Commander, STAVNAFORLANT, deliver public speeches.
  • Club Council members visit Petrich and meet town leadership.
  • Dr Passy delivers public lecture on Atlantic values at G.S. Rakovski Military Academy in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club advertises NATO’s 1993-94 Democratic Institutions Fellowships.
DECEMBER
  • The Club gives annual reception on occasion of association with ATA, honoured by Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev. Speakers: Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Ilko Eskenazi and Greece's Ambassador to Bulgaria Anastasse Sideris (NATO Contact Point) (attendance: 1,500).
  • The Atlantic Club sponsors Christmas exhibition of young Bulgarian artist Dimiter Ugrinov. Club Council visits Burzia, a Mountain Farm Base part of the Higher Institute of Forestry and Forest Technology.
  • Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, in his New Year message, highlights association of The Atlantic Club with ATA as one of Bulgaria's political successes of 1992.

1993

JANUARY
  • Club Council visits Skopje, at invitation of local activists, to share Bulgaria's experience in the founding of an Atlantic Club, meets with Macedonian Defence Minister Vlado Popovski and opposition members.
  • The Club leadership meets EUROMIL President, Jens C. Rotboell, who joins The Club's Board of Honorary Directors.
  • The Club co-sponsors a charity exhibition organized by BUDNO Charity Foundation, intended to support creation of orphans' villages in Bulgaria.
  • Made in Bulgaria business magazine, sponsored by The Club, publishes pilot issue.
FEBRUARY
  • Prof. Husseyin Bagci, from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, visits Sofia, and delivers a public lecture under the Club’s auspices at G.S. Rakovski Military Academy in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club becomes a founding member of the Euro-Atlantic Foundation for International & Security Studies; Foundation's first Chairman, Zdravko Popov, is The Atlantic Club Board member and former Foreign Policy Adviser to President Zhelev.
  • The first part of a TV series sponsored by The Club, about the first Bulgarian contingent committed to UNTAC, produced by Board member Yuliana Toncheva, goes on air.
MARCH
  • Club delegation visits Moscow to explore opportunities for establishment of an Atlantic Club; delegation received by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. The Club delegation visits Star City and meets with leading Russian cosmonauts. Polish Deputy Defence Minister Przemislaw Grudzinski visits The Club and talks with the leadership.
  • The Club leaders meet Vice Admiral Peter Woodhead, Deputy SACLANT.
  • The Club co-sponsors the Do You Know NATO? National Competition together with Bulgarska Armiya daily.
APRIL
  • UK Under Secretary of Defence Archie Hamilton meets with the Club’s leadership.
  • Club Council meets Minister-Counselor Vernon D. Penner, Special Assistant to SACEUR, General John M. Shalikashvili.
  • Second National Sports Tournament for the Atlantic Club Cup
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  • Bulgarian Deputy Defence Minister and Club member, Hristo Tomov, addresses The Atlantic Club Council.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club launches its Antarctic Programme and becomes a co-founder of the non-governmental Bulgarian Antarctic Institute.
  • Prof. Stephen Larrabee, RAND Corporation, visits Sofia, delivers public lecture under the Club’s auspices at Sofia University.
  • The Atlantic Club co-sponsors New Europe - New Management Style International Conference, in Sofia, under the auspices of CECIOS and Open Market International Consortium.
  • National Security Decision-Making Process Seminar, Sofia, sponsored by The Atlantic Club, President Zhelev's Office and The Atlantic Council of the United States.
  • Black Sea - Naval View '93 International Symposium, Varna, organized by the Bulgarian Navy and co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • Delegation of French Association for the Atlantic Community visits Bulgaria at invitation of The Atlantic Club.
  • The Competition for Democratic Institutions NATO Fellowship Program is over, Bulgarian citizens receive 13 scholarships out of 64 offered to cooperation partners.
  • Club representative participate in the 3rd International Symposium of Atlantic Education Committee, organized by GAAEC in Athens.
  • 2nd Annual Meeting of The Atlantic Club General Assembly. Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev and NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner cable greetings to the Assembly.
JUNE
  • Montevideo-based Institute of International Studies Director, Prof. Alphonse E. Max, delivers public speech sponsored by The Club.
  • Sustainable Urban Development - Gabrovo Demonstration Zone for Energy Efficiency International Symposium, Gabrovo, organized by The Club and Gabrovo Municipality.
  • ATA Vice-Chairman and GAAEC President Theodossis Georgiou visits Bulgaria as The Atlantic Club’s guest. Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, receives Georgiou and becomes the first head of state in Eastern and Central Europe to receive an ATA Bureau member.
  • Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, delivers his annual foreign policy speech before The Atlantic Club. Lecture attended by ATA Vice-Chairman and GAAEC President Georgiou.
  • The Club and Askeer Theatre Academy co-sponsor mid-summer-day happening in Sofia.
  • NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Gebhardt von Moltke, delivers a speech sponsored by The Club.
  • The Club organizes the presentation of a book on Spain's transition to democracy by Prof. Dragomir Draganov, founding member and Club Council member; his study was sponsored by the 1990-91 NATO Democratic Institution Fellowship.
  • Club delegation participates in 1993 Biannual Assembly of AAYPL in Bonn.
JULY
  • Science and National Security in the Changing World Seminar, co-sponsored by The Club.
  • US Congressman H. Martin Lancaster visits Bulgaria as The Atlantic Club’s guest, delivers speeches in Sofia and Varna, sponsored by The Club, is received by Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, Prime Minister Lyuben Berov and Defence Minister Valentin Alexandrov, and meets all parliamentary groups. Congressman Lancaster joins The Club's Board of Honorary Directors.
  • The Club is a co-founder of the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Intelligence Forum.
AUGUST
  • Dr Passy delivers a speech on Atlantic values and foreign policy before the Rotary Club in Sofia.
  • The Club sponsors the only European participant in an American competition for Elvis impersonators in Memphis, Tenn.
  • The Atlantic Club and Bulgarian Government co-found BASA.
SEPTEMBER
  • His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits Bulgaria and delivers a public speech sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • NAA President Loic Bouvard and NAA Secretary General Peter Corterier visit Sofia. Bouvard delivers a public speech sponsored by the Club.
  • Developing Entrepreneurship in South-Eastern Europe Young Leaders' Seminar, Blagoevgrad, under honorary patronage of Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, co-organized by The Atlantic Club, The Atlantic Council of the United States, and by the American University in Bulgaria.
  • 30-member Bulgarian delegation, led by The Club’s President, Dr Solomon Passy, participates in the 39th ATA General Assembly in Athens. Defence Minister Valentin Alexandrov addresses the ATA. ATA, inspired by the 3-year-old application of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria for full membership, decides to make modest changes in its Constitution and offer associate status also to the Atlantic associations of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia.
  • AAYPL leadership and ACYPL delegation visit Bulgaria, hosted by The Atlantic Club.
  • The Third National Conference Physical Education & Sport in the Balkans during Renaissance, co-sponsored by The Club.
  • Exhibition of medals and plaquettes by Ivanka Mincheva and etchings by Russlan Kotev, at Mall Galleries, Trafalgar Square, London is co-sponsored by The Club.
OCTOBER
  • Club delegation, including The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimiter Ikonomov and National Security Committee Deputy Chairman Dimiter Yonchev, attends 4th Antalya Conference organized by the Turkish Atlantic Council.
  • Club delegation attends the Inaugural Assembly of the Atlantic Council of Slovenia in Ljubljana.
  • Club representatives visit Vratsa, meet local officials and deliver a lecture on Atlanticism and foreign policy.
NOVEMBER
  • Institute for EastWest Studies President, Prof. John Edwin Mroz, delivers a public speech sponsored by The Club. Options for the Future Security Architecture for Central and Eastern Europe: Institute for East West Studies Workshop is hosted by Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev and co-organized by The Club.
  • Atlantic Club Restaurant opens at Club's Headquarters.
  • UN Under-Secretary General, Ambassador Vladimir Petrovski, delivers late-night speech sponsored by The Club.
  • Second Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, November 1993 - March 1994, under The Atlantic Club’s auspices, leaves Bulgaria for Livingstone Island. Expedition Leader is Prof. Christo Pimpirev, Director of The Atlantic Club’s Antarctic Programme and Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, co-founded by The Atlantic Club. Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev receives Expedition before departure.
  • Tolerance and Civil Society Public Conference takes place in Kazanluk and is co-sponsored by The Club.
  • Club delegation takes part in the Inaugural Conference of Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom, of which The Atlantic Club is a founding member.
DECEMBER
  • BASA, co-founded by The Club and Bulgarian Government, receives court registration. Opening ceremony attended by Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev.
  • Munich-based Suedost-Institut Deputy Director, Dr Franz-Lothar Altmann, delivers a public speech in Sofia that is sponsored by The Club.
  • Balkan Business Seminar, organized by GAAEC President Theodossis Georgiou, is co-sponsored by The Club.
  • Christopher Donnelly, Special Adviser to NATO Secretary General for Central and Eastern European Affairs, delivers a speech at a late-night reception, sponsored by The Club.
  • Bulgarian Parliament unanimously approves Declaration stating that Bulgaria will to join NATO. The Original text of the Declaration was submitted to Grand National Assembly in December 1990 by founders of The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club's annual Christmas Reception is attended by 1,200 people.

1994

JANUARY
  • Dr Passy visits the 9th Tank Brigade and delivers a speech on Atlantic values.
  • Third Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Atlantic Club and including the Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, goes to King George Island, Antarctica.
  • Dr Passy takes part in a World Net live TV interactive debate with the US Permanent Representative to UN, Ambassador Madeleine Albright.
  • NATO Summit in Brussels approves Partnership for Peace. The Atlantic Club Coordinator, Mae Johnson, attends NATO Summit and briefs Club Council.
  • Bulgarian Government decides to join Partnership for Peace.
  • Club gives farewell reception in honour of Denmark's Ambassador to Bulgaria Klaus Otto Kappel, Club's Honorary Director.
FEBRUARY
  • Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev signs Partnership for Peace.
  • Club leadership visits Silistra at invitation of Mayor and lectures on Atlantic values and Partnership for Peace prospects.
MARCH
  • Bulgarian National Assembly Chairman Alexander Yordanov delivers a public speech on foreign policy, sponsored by The Atlantic Club (attendance: 1,000).
  • In or at War -- It's Never a Bore, TV film about Belgian Armed Forces, the first in "I WAS A SOLDIER IN A .... NATO ARMED FORCES" series, produced by AAVC and co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club, is premiered at a presentation including lecture on Belgian Armed Forces reforms by Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Koenraad Rouvroy.
  • Premiere of A Touch of Antarctica, TV film produced by the Bulgarian National Television Atlas Programme and co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club. Film tells about Third Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Press launch of Technology of Power, book by A. Avtorhanov, co-sponsored by The Club.
APRIL
  • Reception marking the 3rd birthday of The Atlantic Club and 45th anniversary of NATO is attended by 1,500, including WEU Secretary General Dr Willem van Eekelen. Dr van Eekelen delivers speech in Sofia, sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • Dr Passy suggests on National Television that the Government of Bulgaria initiate creation of joint Bulgarian-Greek and Bulgarian-Turkish military corps.
  • Premiere of Bulgarians at the End of the World, TV film produced by Bulgarian National Television Atlas Programme and co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club. Film tells about Second Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Spain's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Jorge Fuentes, is a Special Speaker at the National Insecurity National Conference, co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • The Euro-Atlantic Youth Committee, co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club, is founded.
MAY
  • Former French Prime Minister, Pierre Pflimlin, delivers a speech on occasion of Europe Day, co-sponsored by Sofia University, the Euro-Atlantic Youth Committee, and The Club.
  • Partnership for Peace International Film Festival, co-sponsored by AAVC and The Club.
  • Meeting in Brussels, ATA Council decides to offer The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria new enhanced "associate membership" status.
  • The Atlantic Club's Aero-Space Programme sponsors a Bulgarian project launching antenna for joint US-Russian space mission in 1995.
  • On behalf of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Chairman of Department for External Church Affairs of Moscow Patriarchate, delivers a speech, sponsored by The Club.
JUNE
  • Charity Exhibition of Ada Mitrani, on occasion of the International Children's Day, co-sponsored by the American Center in Sofia, International Women's Club and The Atlantic Club.
  • 50 Years since D-Day Round-table Discussion, co-sponsored by Ministry of Defence, The Atlantic Club, Khan Kroum Foundation, Institute for Social and Political Studies, G.S. Rakovski Military Academy, Americanists Association, and Euro-Atlantic Youth Committee.
  • CIA Former Deputy Director for Operations Richard Stolz visits Bulgaria as guest of The Atlantic Club and of Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Intelligence Forum, delivers public speeches sponsored by The Club in Sofia, Veliko Turnovo and Bourgas.
  • Second International Conference on Sustainable Development, Energy Efficiency and High Technologies, sponsored by The Atlantic Club and co-sponsored by BASA. Opening speech delivered by Education Minister Marko Todorov, founding member of The Atlantic Club. Sir Alan Walters, Vice Chairman of American International Group Inc. (AIG) and former economic adviser to Margaret Thatcher, delivers public speech, co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club and the Institute for Market Economics. Sir Alan is introduced by UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Richard Thomas.
  • Young Political Leaders Conference Building Links for a New Generation in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, organized by the Future of Europe Trust (FET), Czech counterpart of The Atlantic Club.
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman, Admiral William A. Owens, delivers speech sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • Annual foreign policy speech of Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev before The Atlantic Club, on Bulgaria in Partnership for Peace (attendance: 1,200).
JULY
  • St Petersburg Mayor and ex-USSR MP Anatoly Sobchak delivers speech sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
  • Joint Bulgarian-Austrian business seminar on privatization, banking and investment, co-sponsored by the Bourgas Regional Governor and The Atlantic Club.
  • The Club gives farewell reception in honour of John Kunstadter, a Member of The Club, of the US Embassy in Sofia. Reception is attended by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Lyuben Berov.
  • Club leaders visit Silistra at invitation of the Mayor to promote activities in Sustainable Development Programmes in the region.
  • US Defence Secretary William J. Perry delivers a speech at The Atlantic Club during trip to Sofia as first US Secretary of Defence ever to visit Bulgaria.
  • General Assembly of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. Special greetings sent by Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev.
AUGUST
  • NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner passes away. The Atlantic Club organizes memorial service at St Nedelya's Cathedral in Sofia. Sermons by Rev. Antonii and by the Apostolic Nuncio in Sofia, Mario Rizzi. The Atlantic Club’s President, Dr Solomon Passy, attends funeral service in Brussels. The Atlantic Club decides to establish the Manfred Woerner International Foundation as tribute to late Secretary General's outstanding contribution to advancement of Atlantic values.
  • Vladimir Sorokin starts round-the-world bicycle trip, sponsored by The Club.
  • The Atlantic Club sponsors the Third International Orienteering Tournament.
SEPTEMBER
  • Portugal's President, Mario Soares, delivers a speech at The Atlantic Club. Club gives reception in his honour.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Hans Blix delivers speech at The Atlantic Club. Club gives reception in his honour.
  • The Club, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, sponsors centennial jubilee celebration of Bulgarian gymnastics.
  • Club delegation takes part in security seminar, organized by the French Association for the Atlantic Community in Paris.
  • Group of Bulgarian journalists, sponsored by The Atlantic Club, makes a study tour in NATO HQ and SHAPE.
OCTOBER
  • Manfred Worner Memorial Conference on Partnership for Peace and NATO in the Balkans is organized by The Atlantic Club at the Boyana Residence. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Bulgarian National Assembly, NATIP, NAA, Western European Union and the Centre for European Security Studies. Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev makes the opening address. Key-note speakers are Moldova's President Mircea Snegur and Albanian Parliament Speaker Peter Arbnori.
  • Club delegation participates in Elections Study Tour in Germany, organized by the German Atlantic Society.
  • Club delegation takes part in the Fifth International Antalya Conference, organized by the Turkish Atlantic Council.
  • Club delegation participates in the 40th ATA General Assembly in The Hague. The General Assembly decides to offer an associate membership status, already given to The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, to the Atlantic Councils of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovenia.
NOVEMBER
  • His Holiness Pope John Paul II grants audience to The Atlantic Club. The Forty-member delegation includes leading Bulgarian intellectuals and statesmen.
  • Club delegation takes part in an Elections Study Tour in the US, organized by ACYPL.
  • Third Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Club, leaves for the Bulgarian base on Livingstone Island, Antarctica.
DECEMBER
  • The Club organizes Charity Christmas Exhibition of handicapped painters.
  • The Club hosts a Charity Lunch for orphanage inmates.
  • The Club's Christmas Reception is attended by 1,300 persons.

1995

JANUARY
  • Club Delegation, led by The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, visits Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingstone Island, accompanied by Bulgaria's Ambassador to Brazil and a TV crew. Bulgarian post office formally opened on Livingstone Island.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes press-launch of Europe, Europe, by Spain's Ambassador to Bulgaria Jorge Fuentes. Book presented by Foreign Minister Georgi Pirinski and former Bulgarian National Assembly Chairman Alexander Yordanov.
MARCH
  • Former NATO Secretary General Lord Carrington delivers speech at The Atlantic Club. Club gives reception in his honour.
  • Group of Bulgarian businessmen, organized by The Atlantic Club, visits NATO HQ in Brussels.
  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Nikolay N. Afanasievsky delivers speech at The Club. Club gives reception in his honour.
  • General George A. Joulwan, SACEUR, delivers speech at The Atlantic Club. Club gives reception in his honour.
APRIL
  • The Atlantic Club, in cooperation with the Centre for Liberal Strategies and the Euro-Atlantic Foundation, organizes a national debate on Bulgarian Consensus on Bulgaria's Membership of NATO.
  • On occasion of the 4th birthday of The Club and the 46th anniversary of NATO, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Zhan Videnov delivers a lecture at The Atlantic Club (attendance: 1,500).
  • The National Conference, The Atlantic Values and NATO: Bulgarian Consensus,is held at Sofia's National Palace of Culture. Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev delivers opening address, opposition leader Ivan Kostov and majority MPs give speeches.
  • Bulgaria and the Euro-Atlantic Security Structures Conference organized in cooperation with the National Association for International Relations (NAMO) at Sofia's National Palace of Culture. Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, holds a working meeting with the leadership of the Euro-Atlantic associations.
  • Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev gives his annual foreign policy speech at The Club (attendance: 1,500).
  • Club members visit the Assarel-Medet ore dressing works to present films about the Third National Antarctic Expedition.
  • 50 years since World War II: Round-Table Discussion, co-sponsored by The Club.
  • Second International Conference, Black Sea: Naval View, organized by the Bulgarian Navy and The Atlantic Club in Varna.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, attends 89th Annual Meeting of the American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • Second Partnership for Peace International Film Festival, organized by AAVC and The Atlantic Club.
  • ACYPL delegation visits Sofia and is hosted by The Club; delegation is received by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Zhan Videnov, Bulgarian National Bank Governor Todor Vulchev, Cabinet Ministers and opposition leaders.
  • Dr Passy takes part in ATA Council meeting in Brussels.
  • Delegation of The Atlantic Club and of Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, under Foreign Ministry mandate, participate in the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Club delegation visits Moldova at invitation of President Mircea Snegur, to share experience with Moldovan colleagues on the foundation and management of an Atlantic association. The Delegation has meetings with President Snegur, Government, Parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and members of the Bulgarian minority in Moldova.
JUNE
  • Marshal Viktor Kulikov, Commander-in-Chief of the Warsaw Pact Organization (1977-1990), delivers speech at The Atlantic Club. Marshal Kulikov's appearance at The Atlantic Club throws bridge to the small minority of opponents to NATO membership. The Visit is sponsored by the United Bulgarian Bank, St. Nicholas International Orthodox Bank and Chapp Holding.
  • The Atlantic Club hosts lunch in honour of commanders participating in Partnership for Peace’s "Cooperative Rescue" International Exercise in Black Sea off Varna.
  • Third International Conference on Sustainable Development, under Club auspices, co-sponsored by BASA, the Ministry of Science, Education and Technologies, Union Atlantic Ltd. and United Bulgarian Bank.
JULY-AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, hosts lunches with newly elected Director-Generals of the Bulgarian National Television,Bulgarian National Radio,Bulgarian News Agency, Bulgarian National Bank Governor, and Ambassadors of the US, UK, Sweden, Czech Republic, Spain, and Italy.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes publicity and PR for Partnership for Peace "Breeze '95" Exercise, on the Black Sea off Varna.
OCTOBER
  • The Sofia Municipal Council, acting on a proposal by The Atlantic Club, resolves to name a street in Sofia after late NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner. Sofia thus becomes the world's first city to pay such tribute to the North Atlantic Alliance.
  • Club delegation participates in 41st ATA General Assembly in Toronto.
NOVEMBER
  • The Club delegation participates in the 6th Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation.
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, participates in a Conference on Promoting Tolerance in Europe, organized by the American Jewish Committee and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, in the US.
  • Prof. Dan Nelson, from the Old Dominion University, delivers a speech at The Atlantic Club.
  • Fourth Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, leaves for the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingstone Island.
DECEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club hosts a visit by an American Jewish Committee delegation, led by AJC Executive Director David A. Harris. The delegation meets Bulgaria's President Zhelyu Zhelev, Prime Minister Zhan Videnov, and National Assembly Chairman Blagovest Sendov.
  • The US Ambassador to the EU, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, delivers a speech at The Club, introduced by US Ambassador to Bulgaria William D. Montgomery.
  • Former WEU Secretary General Willem van Eekelen gives a speech at The Club, introduced by Netherlands Ambassador to Bulgaria Frans Brouwers.
  • Slovak State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Josef Sestak addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Prof. Willie Breytenbach and Dr Patrick Ncube from the Republic of South Africa deliver a lecture at The Club, co-sponsored by the South African Embassy in Sofia.
  • Dr Passy delivers a speech to a NATO Defence College delegation visiting Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club General Assembly and annual Christmas Reception of The Club.

1996

JANUARY-FEBRUARY
  • Dr Passy visits Bulgarian Base on Livingstone Island, Antarctica, within framework of the Fourth National Antarctic Expedition, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
MARCH
  • Sofia Municipal Council, acting on proposal by The Atlantic Club, approves plan to set up monument to late NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner in Sofia.
APRIL
  • Study tour of NATO HQ and SHAPE for leading Bulgarian journalists, organized by The Atlantic Club, sponsored by NATIP.
  • The Club co-sponsors lecture of Prof. Balsa Spadier, Chairman of Serbia's Constitutional Court and a participant in the Dayton negotiations.
  • The Atlantic Club gives farewell reception in honour of Apostolic Nuncio Mario Rizzi.
  • Bosnian Peace Implementation Coordinator, Ambassador William D. Montgomery, Club's Honorary Director, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club publishes Bulgarian version of the NATO Handbook, co-sponsored by NATIP.
MAY
  • NATO Secretary General Javier Solana unveils the Dr Manfred Woerner Monument, erected by The Atlantic Club in Sofia. Dr Solana delivers speech at The Atlantic Club.
  • Third annual Partnership for Peace Film Festival, co-sponsored by AAVC and The Atlantic Club.
  • Dr Passy participates in the 90th Annual Meeting of American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • His Majesty Simeon II, King of Bulgaria (1943-1946) and the Club's Honorary Director, visits Bulgaria after 50 years in exile and addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
JUNE
  • The Club organizes presentation of world famous Bulgarian-born jazz piano player Milcho Leviev, attended by H.M. King Simeon II and H.M. Queen Margarita.
  • Participation in ATA Council meeting in Brussels.
JULY
  • Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, and former German Foreign Minister, Hans-Dietriech Genscher, are key-note speakers at an international seminar organized by The Atlantic Club and Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
  • General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie, DSACEUR, delivers speech at The Atlantic Club.
  • Bulgaria's President, Zhelyu Zhelev, delivers his annual foreign policy speech at The Atlantic Club.
  • UK Defence Secretary Michael Portillo delivers a speech at The Atlantic Club.
AUGUST
  • Vladimir Sorokin starts round-the-world bicycle trip, sponsored by The Club.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club leadership has lunch meeting with newly appointed US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Avis T. Bohlen.
OCTOBER
  • United Opposition presidential nominee Peter Stoyanov MP presents his foreign policy platform in a speech delivered at The Atlantic Club.
  • Bulgarian Socialist Party presidential nominee Prof. Ivan Marazov and running mate Irina Bokova present their foreign policy platform in a speech delivered at The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, meets independent presidential nominee Christo Boychev and running mate Ivan Koulekov.
NOVEMBER
  • 42nd ATA General Assembly in Rome. ATA approves new Statute and elects The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria founding President, Dr Solomon Passy, Vice-Chairman of ATA. Dr Passy thus becomes the first representative from Central and Eastern Europe to be elected to such a position by ATA. ATA Bureau unanimously proposes that ATA hold 1997 General Assembly in Sofia, acting on invitation extended by The Atlantic Club and Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski. Bulgaria's President-elect Peter Stoyanov sends address to ATA General Assembly, and General Assembly congratulates Stoyanov on his election.
DECEMBER
  • Club delegation participates in Sixth International Symposium in Greece, Athens, organized by GAAEC.
  • Club delegation participates in International Conference The Balkans after the Dayton Accords, organized in Tirana by the Albanian Atlantic Association.
  • Meeting of The Atlantic Club’s General Assembly and Christmas Reception of The Club, attended by outgoing President Zhelev and President-elect Peter Stoyanov.

1997

JANUARY
  • Netherlands Defence Minister Joris J.C. Voorhoeve addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • ATA Bureau Meeting in Brussels.
  • Conference on The Need for a National Security Doctrine. Aspects of Euro-Atlantic Integration, organized by the Euro-Atlantic Youth Club.
  • Participation in the Annual Conference of the Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom, in England.
  • The Atlantic Club press-launches The North Atlantic Exclusiveness, book by Prof. Mincho Draganov.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club hosts an Annual Atlantic Lunch for Bulgaria's Vice President Todor Kavaldjiev, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski and Ambassadors of NATO Member States.
  • Participation in the Board of Governors Institute of American Jewish Committee in Berlin.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria hosts an American Jewish Committee delegation, led by AJC Executive Director David A. Harris. The Delegation meets Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov, Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, National Assembly Chairman Yordan Sokolov, and Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova.
  • Italy's Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
MARCH
  • Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, Supreme Commander, US Naval Forces in Europe and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Meeting with WEU Assembly President Luis Maria de Puige.
  • US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott meets The Atlantic Club Board.
  • Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Bozhkov addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Bulgarian and Romanian Fellows of the 98' GMF Fellowship Program (May 2 -June 30, 1998, USA) meet in Sofia.
APRIL
  • Formal Inauguration of the NATO Information Centre in Sofia, attended by Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova, Parliamentary Foreign and Integration Policy Committee Chairman Asen Agov, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski, and Ambassadors of NATO Member States.
  • NATO Secretary General Javier Solana meets The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Board of Directors at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Reception hosted by The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, on occasion of the 7th birthday of The Club, attended by Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov.
  • Youth Conference on NATO on the Brink of the New Millennium. New Mission, New Strategy, co-organized by the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club and UDF Youth Clubs.
  • Albanian Foreign Minister Paskal Milo addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Inauguration of The Atlantic Club NATO Information Centre in Varna.
  • Ronald H. Linden, Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, delivers lecture at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Conference organized by the Centre for Liberal Strategies with support of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, attended by General George A. Joulwan, former SACEUR, in Sofia.
  • General Joulwan addresses The Atlantic Club, at NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Military delegation from Institute of Leadership, Media and Training, Royal Netherlands Army, visits NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Group of Portuguese journalists visits NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • General John Jumper, USAF, Commander USAFE and Commander AIRCENT, addresses NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Swedish Academy Nobel Committee Chairman Osten Sjostrand addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
MAY
  • NATO Military Committee Chairman, General Klaus Naumann, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Club’s delegation takes part in Conference of New Atlantic Initiative in Istanbul.
  • Participation in the 92nd Annual Meeting of American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, is official guest in Peshtera on occasion of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Day.
  • Sofia's NATO Information Centre Director, Colonel Ivan Sotirov, participates in the UK Spring Seminar of ATA Atlantic Education Committee.
  • AAYPL Vice President and Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club Secretary General Avgustina Tzvetkova visits Bonn to participate in AAYPL German Conference on Competition and Cooperation in the Field of High Technologies between Europe and USA and Germany as a Link between Old and New NATO Members.
  • George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Deputy Director John P. Otjen visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • 1998 Manfred Woerner Institutional Fellowship is offered by NATO HQ to The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, participates in Annual ATA Bureau Meeting in Brussels.
  • US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Deputy Director, Ambassador Ralph Earl II, delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • Delegation of US Joint Contact Team in Sofia, headed by US Chief of Team, Colonel Joseph B. Corcoran Jr., USAF, visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Lieutenant General Charles R. Mayer (Ret.), US Signal Corps, Senior Military Advisor to President, Federal Systems Division, delivers a lecture before the NATO Information Centre in Sofia. The event launches a cycle of lectures dedicated to NATO Enlargement and New Advanced Technologies.
  • Agreement signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria on cooperation in the sphere of information and operation of NATO Information Centre.
  • AAYPL Vice President and Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club Secretary General Avgustina Tzvetkova attends an AAYPL Bureau Meeting in Oslo and participates in the AAYPL Annual Conference in Oslo on Regional Cooperation and Security and Strategic Implications of Energy.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria co-sponsors a Regional Public Forum dubbed as the Future of Nature Depends on Your Decisions, organized by Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, partner of BirdLife International.
  • Dr Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, delivers a lecture at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
JULY
  • Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • American Jewish Committee Associate Executive Director Shula Bahat visits Bulgaria as a guest speaker of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and of the Civil Society Development Foundation.
  • Netherlands Ambassador to Bulgaria, Jonkheer W. Theo Six, donates video materials, magazines and brochures on the Royal Netherlands Army and NATO to the library of NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • LaserCard Systems Corporation Director for European Operations, Dr Max Bodmer, addresses the NATO Information Centre in Sofia. His visit is part of a cycle of lectures on NATO Enlargement and New Advanced Technologies.
AUGUST
  • Vice Admiral Daniel J. Murphy, Jr., Commander of the US Sixth Fleet, and Commander of the Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe, delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club.
SEPTEMBER
  • US Committee on NATO Founder and Board Member Julie Finley addresses NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Prof. F. Goiembski, Professor in Political Studies at Warsaw University and Adviser to the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivers lecture at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Netherlands Embassy in Sofia assumes responsibilities of NATO Contact Point Embassy.
  • Netherlands government delegation, led by Foreign Ministry Security Policy Department Head Chris Sanders, visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • German journalists meet The Atlantic Club leadership. The Group consists of: Michael Anthony of Die Welt, Berlin; Wolfgang Collatz of ARD - aktuell, Hamburg; Veronika Hackenbroch of Henri-Nannen Jurnalistenschule, z. Zt. Der Spiegel, Hamburg; Verena Hauf of FAZ-Sontagszeitung, Frankfurt; Nina Werkhauser of Deutsche Welle, Cologne; Oda Lambrecht of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Hamburg; and Guido Hartmann of Deutsche Welle TV.
OCTOBER
  • NATO HQ Political Affairs Division Director of Economics Daniel George visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Participation in the Ninth International Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation.
  • Major General Orhan Yuney, Commandant, Turkish National Security College, addresses the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Keith D. Filbey, Royal College of Defence Studies, visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia. College graduates from UK, US, Australia, Brunei, Oman and Indonesia meet with The Atlantic Club members and journalists.
  • Hungary's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Dr Tamas Tick, pays official visit to the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria co-sponsors ecological documentary about the Black Sea.
  • The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, and the Netherlands Ambassador to Bulgaria Jonkheer W. Theo Six attend launch of National Campaign for Protection of White Storks in Bulgaria, organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, partner of BirdLife International.
  • The Atlantic Club co-sponsors the Mountain Film Festival in Troyan.
NOVEMBER
  • A 100-plus-strong Bulgarian delegation participated in the 44th ATA General Assembly in Lisbon. The Bulgarian delegation hosts a formal dinner in honour of H.M. Simeon II.
  • Christopher Donnelly, Special Adviser to NATO Secretary General for Central and Eastern European Affairs, delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • Seminar on Democratic Control of the Armed Forces, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and co-sponsored by the Phare Democracy Programme and British partners, takes place in Ribaritsa Village.
  • A Delegation from the UK Parliament House of Commons Defence Committee meets The Atlantic Club’s President, Dr Solomon Passy, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Participation in mission to Sarajevo, headed by ATA Chairman Theodossis Georgiou. ATA delegation meets with Bosnia-Herzegovina's President, Foreign Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister, Prime Minister, First Deputy Supreme International Representative of US to Bosnia and his Adviser, SFOR Commander and three Deputy Commanders, and Commanders of Italian brigade, British division and Greek battalion.
DECEMBER
  • Prof. Francesco Palmeri, Director for Civil Emergency Planning, NATO HQ, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Microsoft Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe Bob Clough delivers a lecture before The Atlantic Club on Bulgaria on the Way Towards the Digital Era. Integration into the Euro-Atlantic Structures.
  • The NATO Information Centre in Sofia releases its first newsletter on NATO Enlargement, dedicated to the Republic of Hungary.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria hosts US Congressman Danny Davis. During his official visit to Bulgaria, Dr Davis has meetings with Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov, National Assembly Chairman Yordan Sokolov, Deputy Foreign Minister Konstantin Dimitrov. Dr Davis addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • US Committee on NATO President Bruce P. Jackson delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Participation in Conference on Regional Dialogue between Different Generations, organized by the Centre for Development of NGOs, Bourgas.
  • Participation in the South Eastern International Model of the United Nations (SEIMUN), organized by the European Youth Movement — Bulgaria and National Association of United Nations Youth Clubs.
  • Participation in Car of the Year National Show.
  • Participation in Conference on the Status and Perspectives of Stability in the Balkans, in Tirana.
  • The Atlantic Club General Assembly and annual Christmas Reception of The Club.

1999

JANUARY
  • Participation in an ATA Bureau meeting in Brussels.
  • Photo exhibition Hungary on the Way to NATO, co-sponsored by the Hungarian Embassy in Sofia.
  • Photo exhibition dedicated to 50th anniversary of NATO, co-sponsored by Netherlands Embassy in Sofia (NATO Contact Point).
  • Lieutenant General Jiri Sedivy, Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Czech Republic, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Board Members meet Denmark's Social Democratic Party International Secretary Eric Boel at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Press launch of The Polish Political Scene, book published on occasion of Poland's accession to NATO, co-sponsored by the Polish Embassy in Sofia.
  • Inter-institutional seminar, initiating the project Information Strategy for Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic Integration: the Role of Non-governmental Organizations, co-sponsored by the Phare Democracy Programme.
FEBRUARY
  • Macedonia's Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski delivers public lecture before The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (attendance: 2,000-plus).
  • The Atlantic Club hosts Annual Atlantic Lunch for Bulgaria's Vice President Todor Kavaldjiev, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski, and Ambassadors of NATO Member States.
  • NATO Day in Bourgas. International seminar on Society and Armed Forces: Interrelations, Control and Transparency. The Seminar is a part of the project Democratic Control of the Armed Forces, sponsored by the Phare Democracy Programme.
  • NATO Day in Plovdiv. Number of events (seminars, press conferences and photo exhibition) organized to mark the 50th anniversary of NATO, co-sponsored by the Mayor of Plovdiv and by the Plovdiv Regional Governor.
  • Atlantic Council of USA Counselor Elizabeth Pond, journalist of the Christian Science Monitor, addresses The Atlantic Club members and guests in presence of the US Ambassador to Bulgaria Avis T. Bohlen, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria gives reception on occasion of a NATO seminar on NATO Security Investment Program.
  • Press launch of New Dimensions of Freedom, a book by popular Bulgarian author and journalist Alexander Andreev. Press launch followed by a concert of the world-famous orchestra of composer Goran Bregovic.
  • Group of servicemen trainees from the Centre for Strategic Studies and Foreign Language Instruction visit the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Participation in the 999 Stoke Rochford Conference in Grantham, UK.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria co-organizes a Junior World Championship & World Cup Finals in Ski Orientieering in Yundola (between Mt Rila and the Rhodopi Mountains).
  • The Atlantic Club co-sponsors an exhibition of oil paintings by Kiril Bozhilov.
  • World Aikido Association President Shihan Fumio Toioda delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club presents newsletter issued by the NATO Information Centre in Sofia on occasion of Poland's accession to NATO. Newsletter published under the project Information Strategy for Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic Integration: the Role of Non-governmental Organizations, co-sponsored by Phare Democracy Programme through Civil Society Development Foundation.
  • Release of commemorative postage stamp dedicated to 50th anniversary of NATO.
  • Exhibition of postal, philatelic and numismatic items dedicated to NATO, at the Grand Hall of the General Post Office in Sofia.
  • The NATO Information Centre in Sofia organizes an essay contest for university students on NATO and the World in the 21st Century.
  • Presidential Rose Roth Seminar on Regional Security Cooperation in Southeast Europe takes place in Borovets. Seminar organized by Bulgarian Parliament and co-sponsored by NATO and NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The Atlantic Club and NATO Information Centre co-sponsor photo exhibition Bulgaria on the Way to NATO.
  • The Atlantic Club co-organizes a series of seminars sponsored by the EU Phare Democracy Programme on the project Civilian Control of the Armed Forces for Protection of the Young People on Military Service. The First seminar takes place in Kazanluk.
  • French students visit NATO Information Centre in Sofia as part of the project on the 50th anniversary of NATO.
  • Participation in the Athens International Conference NATO's Second Half Century in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of NATO.
    APRIL
  • NATO Day in Sofia. Commemorative Gala Concert of Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra dedicated to the 50th anniversary of NATO and the 8th birthday of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, organized by The Atlantic Club and by the Mayor of Sofia. Gala Concert attended by Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov and NATO Deputy Secretary General Sergio Balanzino. The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy, hosts reception on occasion of the 8th birthday of The Club.
  • NATO Day in Smolyan. Third seminar on Society and Armed Forces: Interrelations, Control and Transparency. The Seminar is part of a project Democratic Control of the Armed Forces, sponsored by the Phare Democracy Programme.
  • UK House of Lords Member Lord Geoffrey Howe of Aberavon delivers public lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • Hewlett-Packard Vice President and General Executive Director for South-Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa Franz Nawratil delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club.
MAY
  • UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Participation in the 93rd Annual Meeting of American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • Major General Henry Albert Kievenaar, Jr., visits the NATO Information Centre in Sofia and addresses The Atlantic Club Board of Directors members and guests.
  • Bulgarian - US Conference dedicated to the 50th anniversary of NATO: NATO in its Mid-Centenary: The Global Mission of the Alliance in the 21st Century. The Conference was organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the American Center in Sofia and co-sponsored by NATO Headquarters.
  • NATO Day in Karlovo. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of NATIP, Belgian Embassy, US Embassy and the Netherlands Embassy in Sofia. Opening of photo exhibition NATO at 50. Free discussion on NATO's New Mission and Security in South-Eastern Europe.
  • NATO Day in Varna. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of NATIP, Danish Embassy, US Embassy and Netherlands Embassy in Sofia. Opening of photo exhibition NATO at 50. Free discussion on NATO's New Mission and Security in South-Eastern Europe.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and Harris-Bulgaria organize a Farewell Garden Party in honour of US Ambassador to Bulgaria Avis T. Bohlen.
  • The Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club (BEAYC) and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organize the AAYPL General Assembly in Sofia and Varna under honorary patronage of the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova. The Forum commemorates the 50th anniversary of NATO and is held for the first time in a non-NATO member country.
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar (Rep-Ind.) delivers speech before The Atlantic Club.
  • NATO Day in Shoumen. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of NATIP, UK Embassy, US Embassy and Netherlands Embassy in Sofia. Opening of photo exhibition NATO at 50. Free discussion on NATO's New Mission and Security in South-Eastern Europe.
  • Press launch of This is Alaska, book by Angel Kolev, journalist of Bulgarska Armiya daily.
  • Prof. James Franklin Brown, former Deputy Director of Radio Free Europe in Munich, delivers lecture before The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Atlantic Club Bourgas Chapter organizes press conference on occasion of opening a of photo exhibition dedicated to the Bulgarian Armed Forces.
JULY
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter organizes a lecture on NATO, US and Kosovo by Prof. Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, Manfred Woerner Foundation President and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Vice President, in Bourgas.
  • Italy's Ambassador to Bulgaria Alessandro Grafini visits the NATO Information Center in Bourgas.
AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a concert of world famous jazz musician Milcho Leviev at the closing ceremony of the European Cultural Month - Plovdiv '99.
SEPTEMBER
  • Bulgarian Deputy Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov delivers a lecture before The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
OCTOBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes the presentation of The Saved, a documentary by the noted Bulgarian TV journalist Milena Milotinova, telling about the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust.
NOVEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria is among the main co-hosts of a mass rally during the visit of US President Bill Clinton to Sofia.
  • France's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Dominique Chassard, delivers a lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club presents the documentary Utopia and the exhibition of Bulgarian photographer Zafer Galibov.
  • NATO Day in Vidin is organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of the UK Embassy in Sofia. Free discussion on Values of the Transatlantic Community and Security in South-Eastern Europe.
  • Atlantic Club Bourgas Chapter delivers materials for NATO Information Centre in Sofia and NATO to Bourgas garrison divisions.
DECEMBER
  • US Committee on NATO President, Bruce P. Jackson, delivers a lecture before The Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria accomplishes 1998 Manfred Woerner Institutional Fellowship, offered by NATO HQ.
  • NATO Day in Stara Zagora organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of US and British Embassies in Sofia. Question and answer session on the Values of the Transatlantic Community and Security in South-Eastern Europe.
  • The Atlantic Club presents Craving for New Things, documentary by Bulgarian director and producer Lyubomir Halachev.
  • The Atlantic Club General Assembly and Annual Christmas Reception.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter organizes charity Christmas concert at Sts Cyril and Methodius Church in Bourgas. Funds are raised to be spent on restoration of Church.

2000

JANUARY
  • Ambassador Richard Schifter, Special Adviser to US President Clinton and to the US Secretary of State, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter participates in seminars organized by Bourgas Municipality and the NATO Institute.
FEBRUARY
  • NATO Secretary General, Lord George Robertson, addresses The Atlantic Club Board and Staff members at a breakfast meeting in Sofia.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation and Zoroastar-Bulgaria Foundation organize an academic conference on Future of Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter hosts Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton in Bourgas.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter organizes a commemoration for the  anniversary of the 1913 Battle of Adrianople, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Army Foundation.
MARCH
  • General Wesley K. Clark, SACEUR, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Sir John Goulden, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club hosts the Annual Atlantic Lunch for Bulgaria's Vice President Todor Kavaldjiev, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski and Ambassadors of NATO Member States.
  • ACYPL delegation visits Bulgaria, hosted by the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club. Guests meet Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov, Foreign Minister Nadezhda Mihailova, and visit Varna and Plovdiv.
  • The Atlantic Club, the Centre for Liberal Strategies, the RAND Corporation, the International Centre for Policy Studies (Ukraine), and the Europe XXI Foundation (Ukraine) organize a Ukrainian-Bulgarian—American Conference on Ukraine, Bulgaria and the Integration Process in Countries of Southern and Eastern Europe.
  • NATO Day in Radnevo: organized by The Atlantic Club and by the Spanish Embassy in Sofia.
  • Joost Lagendijk MEP, Special Rapporteur on Stability Pact at European Parliament, meets The Atlantic Club Board and Staff members at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Atlantic Club Bourgas Chapter inaugurates EU Information Centre in Bourgas.
APRIL
  • Annual Atlantic Reception on occasion of the 9th birthday of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the 51st anniversary of NATO, attended by Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov.
  • Farewell party for Chris Dell, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia, and Club Honorary Director, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Atlantic Club Rousse Chapter holds NATO Day in Rousse, with support from the Canadian Embassy.
MAY
  • Atlantic Education Committee Spring Seminar held in Sofia, organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of NATO HQ. NATO Information Centre Director Ivan Sotirov elected Vice-President of AEC.
  • Participation in 94th Annual Meeting of American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • World Aikido Association President Shihan Fumio Toyoda addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • NATO Day in Veliko Turnovo. organized by The Atlantic Club, with the support of UK Embassy in Sofia.
JUNE
  • Slovakia's Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Round-Table Discussion on Bulgarian Consensus on NATO, organized by The Atlantic Club. All Floor Leaders of parliamentary parties take part in discussions: Ekaterina Mihailova of the UDF, Georgi Parvanov of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, Ahmed Dogan of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Alexander Tomov of the Euro-Left, Anastasia Moser of the Bulgarian Agrarian Popular Union, and Vladimir Djaferov of the Democratic Party.
JULY
  • Bulgaria's Prime Minister Ivan Kostov addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Bulgarian Deputy Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov, Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Bozhidar Popov, Parliamentary Integration and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Asen Agov, Elena Poptodorova of Euro-Left and representatives from a wide range of NGOs take part in subsequent Round-Table Discussion on the Government's 1999 Annual National Security Report.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter participates in a Round-Table Discussion on The Optimal Strategy of Partnership between Citizens and Local Authorities in Bulgaria under Partners for Local Development Programme.
AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club’s Bourgas Chapter participates in a public ecological campaign for the protection of Vormos Bay.
SEPTEMBER
  • Carla Del Ponte, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
OCTOBER
  • NATO Secretary General, Lord George Robertson, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Croatia's President Stipe Mesic addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Club delegation participates in the 46th ATA General Assembly in Budapest.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes lecture by NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, Ambassador Klaus-Peter Klaiber.
  • General Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Danish Foreign Minister Niels Helveg Petersen addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
NOVEMBER
  • NATO Military Committee Chairman, Admiral Guido Venturoni, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Hungary's Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Andras Simonyi, addresses The Atlantic Club Board and Staff members in Sofia.
  • Selection of 2001 Bulgarian Marshall fellows, programme of German Marshall Fund of the United States coordinated by the Manfred Woerner Foundation.
  • Meeting between The Atlantic Club and the US Embassy in Bulgaria, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of fine relationship between two institutions.
  • On occasion of 6th anniversary of audience of The Atlantic Club with Pope John Paul II and 119th birth anniversary of Pope John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli), The Atlantic Club organizes the presentation of Benediction, documentary by Bulgarian film director Lyubomir Halachev. The Film tells about the life and works of Pope John XXIII (Monsignor Angelo Roncalli) and especially about his mission as Apostolic Delegate to Bulgaria (1925-1934).
  • The Atlantic Club and Radio Deutsche Welle organize a Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria, the Balkans and Germany at the Beginning of the 21st Century.
  • Multi-ethnic jazz concert of the Balkan Horses Bands, co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
DECEMBER
  • US Committee on NATO President Bruce P. Jackson addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia in the third of a series of speeches.
  • Israel's Ambassador to Bulgaria Emanuel Zisman addresses the Manfred Woerner Foundation and The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Haskovo Municipal Council accepts the proposal of the Atlantic Club’s Haskovo Chapter to name the city's central square "Atlantic Plaza".
  • NATO Day in Haskovo, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the support of Greek, Polish, Hungarian and US Embassies in Sofia. Atlantic Plaza naming ceremony in downtown Haskovo.
  • Polish Embassy in Sofia and The Atlantic Club organize public lecture by Poland's Centre for Eastern Studies Director, Professor Marek Karp.
  • Annual meeting of The Atlantic Club General Assembly and Annual Christmas Reception.
  • Release of new album of Bulgarian vocal trio Antibiotica, organized by The Atlantic Club.

2001

JANUARY
  • The Atlantic Club organizes National Committee on the Organization of Visit to Bulgaria by Pope John Paul II.
  • Sandanski Municipal Council accepts proposal of The Atlantic Club to name the town's central square "Atlantic Alliance Plaza".
  • NATO Day in Sandanski. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of UK, Greek, Portuguese and Polish Embassies in Sofia. Atlantic Alliance Plaza naming ceremony in downtown Sandanski.
FEBRUARY
  • UK Minister of State for Armed Forces John Spellar addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The 165th anniversary of Church in Chirpan co-sponsored by The Atlantic Club.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club hosts Annual Atlantic Lunch for Bulgaria's Vice President Todor Kavaldjiev, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski and Ambassadors of NATO Member States.
  • The Stone Group, Inc., President Ann Stone addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • General Joseph Baril, Chief of Canadian Defence Staff, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a farewell party in honour of Spain's Ambassador to Bulgaria Jose Coderch Planas, NATO Point of Contact.
APRIL
  • Bulgarian Posts issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark 10th birthday of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and 10th anniversary of the Atlantic movement in Central and Eastern Europe. Formal introduction ceremony for the postal issue attended by Bulgarian Transport and Communications Minister Antoni Slavinski. Stamp designed by Prof. Todor Vardjiev, produced in quantity of 30,000 stamps and face value of BGN 0.65.
  • Gala concert held at Sofia's National Palace of Culture to mark 52nd anniversary of NATO and 10th birthday of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, attended by Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski, and 4,000 Club members and friends. Pope John Paul II, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, NATO Secretary Lord George Robertson, Croatia's President Stipe Mesic, US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Bulgarian Defence Minister Boyko Noev, General Miho Mihov, Chief of Staff of Bulgarian Army, and former UK Defence Secretary Michael Portillo cabled greetings.
  • Concert followed by a reception at Sofia's Central Military Club, hosted by The Atlantic Club President, Dr Solomon Passy.
  • Norwegian Defence Minister Bjorn Tore Godal delivers lecture to The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes two international conferences: Globalization and NATO in the 21st Century and Youth for United Europe and NATO, to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of NATO and the 10th birthday of The Atlantic Club in Bulgaria. Conferences co-sponsored by NATO, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Atlantic Treaty Association.
  • NATO Day in Pazardjik, organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of Danish and US Embassies in Sofia. A new bridge in the city is ceremoniously named Atlantic.
JUNE
  • AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs, Rabbi Andrew Baker, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • NATO Day in Rousse. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of Hungarian, US and Romanian Embassies in Sofia.
  • US Media Consultant Thomas Oppel addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
JULY
  • General Rolando Mosca Moschini, Italian Chief of Defence Staff, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
AUGUST
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Professional Staff Member, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Former UN Secretary General and incumbent Secretary General of International Organization of the Francophonie Boutros Boutros-Ghali addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
SEPTEMBER
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar (Rep-Ind.) addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia for second time, after being The Club's guest of honour in 1999. In the evening, the Senator delivers the dinner speech in presence of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy before an audience made up by The Atlantic Club Council members, Government officials, MPs, editors-in-chief of Bulgaria's principal newspapers, business persons and Atlantic Club friends.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes farewell party in honour of the Netherlands Ambassador to Bulgaria, W. Theo Six.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Anatoly Zlenko addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Canadian National Defence Minister Arthur Eggleton addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
OCTOBER
  • Palestinian Authority Planning and International Cooperation Minister Nabil Shaath addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a farewell party in honour of UK Ambassador to Bulgaria, Richard Stagg.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on NATO vs. Global Terrorism.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes International Conference on NATO's New Agenda: One Year before the Summit.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria after October 4th. Address by Bulgaria's President Peter Stoyanov delivered to participants in the discussion. Foreign Minister Solomon Passy attends the round-table discussion.
NOVEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a Round-Table Discussion on Terrorism, Cultures and Religions in collaboration with the Bulgarian Centre for Middle East Studies.
  • Club delegation visits Belgrade, attends inauguration of Atlantic Club of Yugoslavia and attends lecture delivered by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy.
  • French Defence Minister Alain Richard addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • Club representatives attend GAAEC Conference in Athens. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy is guest of honour.
DECEMBER
  • NATO Day in Shoumen. Organized by The Atlantic Club, with support of the Shoumen Regional Governor and Spanish, US and UK Embassies in Sofia.
  • Bulgarian-Ukrainian conference on The South and Eastern European Countries' Route to European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, organized by The Atlantic Club with the support of the Ukrainian Embassy in Sofia and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
  • First meeting on the Phare ACCESS Programme, organized by The Atlantic Club.
  • Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Alvaro Gil-Robles addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.

2002

JANUARY
  • Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov addresses The Atlantic Club in a lecture on The Foreign Policy Priorities of Bulgaria, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: 1,000-plus).
  • Turkey's Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit addressed The Atlantic Club in a lecture on Global Challenges to Security and Stability: The Balkan Dimension, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: 500-plus).
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a seminar on Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society, in Plovdiv.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria hosts 6th Annual Atlantic Lunch, under the auspices of Bulgaria's Vice President Angel Marin, attended by NATO Secretary-General Lord George Robertson, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski, and Ambassadors of NATO and PfP countries.
  • NATO Day in Plovdiv, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the participation of France's Ambassador to Bulgaria Jean-Loup Kuhn-Delforge. Hall at Plovdiv Fair Congress Centre named Atlantic Hall.
  • Italian Foreign Trade Minister Adolfo Urso addresses The Atlantic Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the George C. Marshall Center-Bulgaria and the Centre for National Security and Defence Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Science organize Round-Table Discussion on C4 Systems and the Invitation to Join NATO in 2002 - Key Projects and Technologies: the Role of Administration, Business and Academic Sector.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria's Decision to Join NATO: 5 Years Later, attended by Bulgaria's ex-President Zhelyu Zhelev and Sofia Mayor and ex-Prime Minister Stefan Sofiyanski, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a ceremony for the presentation of Black Belt (First Dan) to Solomon Passy for promoting Aikido in Bulgaria. A Demonstration of Aikido and a calligraphy by Shihanday Tadzhiri Sensey follows.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates as a key-note speaker in the Conference on Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Europe in Ljubljana, sponsored by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a Seminar on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society in Plovdiv.
  • NGO Report No. 1 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the George C. Marshall Association, the Manfred Woerner Foundation, the  Centre for National Security and the Defence Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Economic Policy Institute, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Institute for Security and International Studies, the NATO Defence College Alumni Association and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Alumni Association. Report presented to NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson during his visit to Sofia.
MARCH
  • General Joseph Ralston, SACEUR, addresses The Atlantic Club in a lecture on NATO Enlargement and the Role of Bulgaria in Regional Stability, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: 500-plus).
  • US Committee on NATO President Bruce P. Jackson addresses The Atlantic Club, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on NATO, the United States and Bulgaria, with the special participation of International Affairs Advisor to SACEUR Michael Durkee, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • Dr Glenda Rosenthal of Columbia University addresses The Atlantic Club in a lecture on European Security and Defence Policy - the US Perspective, in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, invited members of thenewly established Presidential Council on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration to join the Club.
APRIL
  • Spanish Ambassador to the EU’s Special Mission on Enlargement Jorge Fuentes addresses The Atlantic Club in a lecture on Bulgaria - a Look from Brussels and Madrid, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: 500-plus).
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The American Decisions before Prague 2002, with the special participation of Dr John Hulsman, Research Fellow in European Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • NATO Day in Bourgas, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the participation of Turkey's Ambassador to Bulgaria Haydar Berk and Bourgas’ Mayor Yoan Kostadinov. Gallup International report on public attitudes toward defence reforms, commissioned by The Atlantic Club, presented at a public meeting in Bourgas.
  • Seminar on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society, held in Bourgas.
  • On occasion of the 11th birthday of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the 53rd anniversary of the Washington Treaty, a concert was held at the Opera House in Bourgas, attended by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club.
  • A Club delegation, led by The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, attends the 12th International Antalya Conference on Security and Cooperation, held in Turkey, where a Joint Statement supporting accession of Bulgaria and Romania to NATO is issued by the national Atlantic associations of Turkey, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria.
  • NATO Day in Blagoevgrad, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the participation of the Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria Haydar Berk, at the American University in Bulgaria.
  • Seminar on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society, in Varna.
  • Conference on Citizens in Uniform - Protection of Their Social and Legal Rights organized by the Manfred Woerner Foundation and the Rakovski Bulgarian Officers Legion Confederation, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club launches Lobby for Bulgaria in NATO: Now! initiative, supported by Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Initiative encouraged Bulgarian communities in all NATO Member States to lobby their respective parliaments and governments to support  Bulgaria's membership of the Alliance.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates as a key-note speaker in NATO’s Enlargement Workshop in Prague, sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
MAY
  • Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses The Atlantic Club, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: 500-plus).
  • Council of Europe Secretary-General Walter Schwimmer addresses The Atlantic Club, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel (attendance: large).
  • A Club delegation participates in a Bulgarian Easter ceremony, held at Sofia's National Palace of Culture. At the meeting, Bulgarians living both in Bulgaria and abroad discuss together with Cabinet members the future of Bulgaria's welfare, economic prosperity, as well as stability and security issues. Lobby for Bulgaria in NATO: Now! initiative presented at the meeting.
  • Seminar on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society held in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates in a Spring Meeting of the ATA Council in Brussels.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria initiates a National Committee for Welcoming His Holiness Pope John Paul II in Bulgaria during an official visit by His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Bulgaria: The Atlantic Club plays a significant role in the arrangement of two principal events in Sofia involving public appearances of His Holiness: a mass rally was held in Sveti Alexander Nevsky Square together with a concert marking the Day of Slav Literature and Bulgarian Culture, held at the National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates as key-note speaker at the International Conference on The Security Challenges in South East Europe, organized by The Atlantic Club of Yugoslavia in Belgrade.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Lyudmila Zhivkova - Banner of Peace Foundation and the National Education Complex of Culture organize an inauguration ceremony of a Memorial Bell NATO in Service of Peace at The Bells Monument, Sofia, in presence of the Secretary General and delegates to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly held in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates as a key-note speaker in the US-Russian conference on The Euro-Atlantic Integration and Russia after September 11th, held in Moscow.
  • NGO Report No. 2 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the George C. Marshall Association, the Manfred Woerner Foundation, the Centre for National Security and Defence Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Economic Policy Institute, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Institute for Security and International Studies, the NATO Defence College Alumni Association and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Alumni Association. Report circulated at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly held in Sofia.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a public lecture by the US Permanent Representative to the UN John Negroponte, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • UK Defence Secretary Geoffrey Hoon delivers a public lecture before a large audience at Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski (attendance: 500-plus).
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the International Aikido Association and the Bulgarian Aikido Foundation organize a demonstration of Aikido by Shihandai Andi Sato, at Sofia's Bulgarian Army Theatre.
  • Official promotion of the film How Europe Entered Bulgaria, organized by The Atlantic Club, at the Concert Hall of Sofia's Central Military Club.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation, The Atlantic Club and the Sofia Branch Office of UNHCR, in cooperation with the Agency for Refugees and under the auspices of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, holds a round table on Refugees: a Positive Contribution to Development, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes an official promotion of the film  From Assisi to Sofia: The Pope on Bulgarian Land during a visit by His Holiness John Paul II to Bulgariaat Sofia's Central Military Club.
JULY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture on Strategic Impacts and Consequences of World War Against Terrorism by Israel's ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak before a large audience, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Yugoslav Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by General Nikola Kolev, Chief of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates as an official invited guest at the inauguration of Albania's newly elected President Alfred Moisiu, in Tirana.
  • NATO Day in Varna, organized by The Atlantic Club. A Square and a monument in the city centre are named "Atlantic Solidarity."
  • The Atlantic Club organizes seminars on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society in Varna and Bourgas.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria - Half a Year Non-permanent Member of the UN Security Council, with the participation of ATA Chairman Alan Lee Williams OBE, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Association, in cooperation with the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, organizes a workshop on The Reform of the Defence Industry, in Sofia.
AUGUST
  • NATO Day in Dospat, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the participation of Denmark's Ambassador to Bulgaria Christian Faber-Rod. One of the town squares named "NATO." A Chapter of The Atlantic Club founded in Dospat.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by the US Ambassador to Bulgaria James W. Pardew, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria and NATO: 12 Years After and 12 Weeks Before, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Open Society Foundation, with the participation of Bulgaria's ex-President Zhelyu Zhelev, Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club, and Roderick Moore, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • Dr Kemal Beyoghlow, Professor of International Relations and National Security at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, delivers public lecture on War Against Terrorism at the American Center in Sofia, organized by the Center and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a seminar on the Implementation of European and Atlantic Security Standards and its Effect on Bulgarian Society in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with Pazardjik Municipality, organizes the Movie Bridge NATO-Bulgaria Film Festival, under the auspices of US Ambassador to Bulgaria James W. Pardew, in Pazardjik.
OCTOBER
  • A Club delegation, led by The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates in the 48th ATA General Assembly in Istanbul. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club, joins the delegation.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on NATO Enlargement and the Process of Adapting the Alliance to the New Security Challenges in Sofia. British Government Report Iraqi Mass Destruction Weapons is published in Bulgarian by The Club and presented at the event. A Round-Table discusses prospects for Bulgarian participation in possible Allied actions against present Iraqi regime.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a farewell party in honour of Greece's Ambassador to Bulgaria Michael Christides.
  • Official launch of the Academic Refugee Studies Programme Initiative in Bulgaria, organized jointly by the Sofia Branch Office of the UNHCR and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria on United Nations Day.
  • NGO Report No. 3 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the George C. Marshall Association, the Manfred Woerner Foundation, the Centre for National Security and Defence Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Economic Policy Institute, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Institute for Security and International Studies, NATO Defence College Alumni Association and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Alumni Association.
  • Round-Table Discussion on Terrorism without boundaries: Moscow between New York and Prague, organized by The Atlantic Club, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Romania's Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a farewell party in honour of Israel's Ambassador to Bulgaria Emanuel Zisman.
  • Public lecture by Polish Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, organized by The Atlantic Club, at Sofia's National Archaeological Museum.
NOVEMBER
  • Round-Table Discussion and presentation of NGO Report No. 3 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by the NGO coalition led by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. The presentation is held in the National Assembly, co-organized by The Atlantic Club and the Parliamentary Foreign Policy, Defence and Security Committee.
  • NATO Day in Panagyurishte, organized by The Atlantic Club, with the participation of Poland's Ambassador to Bulgaria Jaroslaw Lindenberg. Optics Plant in Panagyurishte named "Atlantic."
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes Round-Table Discussion on The UN Security Council and Iraq: The Chance for Peace, with participation of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club, and ambassadors from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a public lecture by Romanian Defence Minister Ioan Mircea Pascu, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski.
  • A Club delegation, led by The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, attends NATO Summit in Prague.
  • On occasion of a NATO Summit in Prague, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the Manfred Woerner Foundation, the NATO Information Centre and the Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, organizes the festive Atlantic Idea Celebration in Sofia, where an Atlantic Club Golden Award is presented to 12 persons for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the Atlantic idea in Bulgaria.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, is invited as a key-note speaker to the 12th Zappeion International Symposium, organized by the GAAEC in Athens.
DECEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club organizes a public lecture by Boris Y. Nemtsov, Floor Leader of the Union of Rightist Forces Group in the Russian State Duma, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • Round-Table Discussion on The Future of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office, organized by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Open Society Foundation, organizes the Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria at the Security Council: the First Year Summed Up, attended by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club. US Representative for Special Policy Questions at the UN Richard Williamson is a guest speaker at event.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the Manfred Woerner Foundation, the NATO Information Centre and the Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, organizes a traditional Christmas Party at Sofia's Kempisnki Hotel Zografski.

2003

JANUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture on The Latest Development of the Middle East Peace Process by former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture on Bulgaria in NATO: The Responsibility for Assumed Obligations by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski (attendance: 500-plus).
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria presents NGO Report No. 4 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by the Security Sector Reform Coalition, an NGO coalition led by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Center-Bulgaria. The Coalition also includes the Institute of Euro-Atlantic Security, the University for the National and World Economy, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Centre for National Security and Defence Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Security Studies and International Relations, Society and Information Foundation.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria hosts the 7th Annual Atlantic Lunch under the auspices of Bulgaria's Vice President Angel Marin, attended by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, Honorary President of The Atlantic Club, Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofiyanski, and Ambassadors of NATO Member States, at the Grand Hotel Bulgaria. The Event is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of rescue of Bulgarian Jews from Holocaust.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The International Community Action to Disarm Iraq, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, visits the St Clement of Ochrida Bulgarian Antarctic Base and the Juan Carlos I Spanish Base on Livingstone Island, in his capacity as Chairman of the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria and member of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Antarctica, together with the official Bulgarian delegation to Antarctica, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Katya Todorova.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman and Manfred Woerner Foundation President, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, meets with Falkland Islands Government legislative councillors, and delivers a public lecture on The Future of the Falkland Islands and its People, in Stanley, Falkland Islands.
  • The NATO Information Centre organizes focus groups and seminars on the Implementation of European Standards for the Integration of Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in Bulgarian Armed Forces, sponsored by the Phare Access Programme, in Varna and Plovdiv.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The Iraqi Crisis and the Differences of Opinions in the EU, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation and the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, in cooperation with the Sofia Branch Office of UNHCR, organize a Round-Table Discussion on The Protection of Human Rights and the Perspective of Creating a Democratic Society in Iraq, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Finnish Embassy, organizes a public lecture by Finland's Defence Minister Jan-Erik Enestam, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
APRIL
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy delivers a public lecture on Populism and Justice, organized by The Atlantic Club with the support of the Zhelyu Zhelev Foundation and the Centre for Political Dialogue, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Television, presents Under the Sign of the Southern Cross, a documentary by Albena Vodenicharova and Emilian Dinov, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture. The Film tells about the visit of an official Bulgarian delegation to Antarctica in February 2003.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy in Sofia, organizes a public lecture by Romania's President Ion Iliescu on Integration and Globalization: a View from Romania, and a promotion of the Bulgarian version of his book of the same title at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the Initiative Committee for Democracy in Iraq, and Economic Policy Institute organize Round-Table Discussion on The Bulgarian Participation in the Rebuilding of Post-war Iraq, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, in cooperation with the Resource Center Foundation, organizes a seminar on The Conflict in Iraq and the Role of Bulgaria in the New Security System, at the Bulgaria Hotel, Haskovski Mineralni Bani.
  • The Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Security Sector Reform Coalition, organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The Strategic Defence Review and its Dimensions, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Red Cross, under the auspices of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, organize a charity concert called The Best of Laureate and Voodoo Violin: Vasko Vasilev, at the Ancient Amphitheatre of Plovdiv.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Free University of Bourgas, in cooperation with the Turkish Embassy in Sofia, organize a public lecture by Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, at the Bourgas Free University.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with Saferworld, United Kingdom, organizes a Round-Table Discussion on Bulgaria: Achievements and Challenges in Arms Export Control and Combat of Small Arms Proliferation, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizes a  commemoration of the Centennial of Bulgarian-American diplomatic relations with the participation of US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who addresses more than 3,000 people in Sofia's Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Canadian Secretary of State (Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East) Gar Knutson, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and with participation of NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy Jean Fournet, organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The New Challenges of NATO: Security, Science and Society, at Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Aikido Foundation, in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in Sofia, open an exhibition on Calligraphy and Sumi-e by Hiroshi Tajiri Shihandai, presented in the Exhibition Hall of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Aikido Foundation, in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in Sofia, under the auspices of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, First Dan Aikido, organizes a demonstration of Aikido by Hiroshi Tajiri Shihandai, and the concert Blues and Aikido against drugs by Poduene Blues Band, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture on The Evolution of the Public in Art by Anna Grega, Project Director with the Australian Council for the Arts, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation, jointly with the Right to Defence Foundation and the Greek Council for Refugees, holds a press conference on Will Bulgaria take advantage of the growing flow of immigrants and refugees?, at the Sofia Press Agency. The event includes the presentation of legal and sociological reports on immigration to Bulgaria, part of a project sponsored by the Phare Access Programme.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, organizes a seminar on the Integration Period after the Prague Summit: Upcoming Challenges, at Varna's Festival and Congress Centre.
JUNE
  • On occasion of the World Refugee Day, the Manfred Woerner Foundation and the Sofia Branch Office of UNHCR organize a press conference on the Integration of Immigrants and Refugees in Bulgarian Society.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation holds a training seminar for immigrant and refugee NGO activists and community leaders in Varna under the Phare Access Programme.
  • Former US Ambassador to Bulgaria Avis T. Bohlen delivers a public lecture, organized by The Atlantic Club, at Sofia's Central Military Club.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Lyudmila Zhivkova - Banner of Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the National Educational Complex of Culture, and under the auspices of Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov, organize a celebration of the International Children's Day. During the event, held at The Bells Monument in Sofia, the newly established Future of Bulgaria Academy is inaugurated by commending six children for their internationally recognized outstanding achievements in science, arts and sport, with their names engraved on a special wall of the Monument.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria presents NGO Report No. 5 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by the Security Sector Reform Coalition.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates in the 26th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Madrid as member of the Bulgarian delegation.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, organizes the AAYPL General Assembly: NATO after Prague: Transformation, New Members, Opportunities and Participation.
JULY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the Euro-Atlantic Club of Vratsa, organizes the America Day celebrations on occasion of 4th of July, US Independence Day, in Vratsa.
  • The Atlantic Club’s Plovdiv Chapter organizes a Round-Table Discussion on National Security and Regional Development: The Case of Eastern Europe, at Plovdiv's St. Petersburg Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation holds a regional press conference on the integration of immigrants and refugees in Bulgaria, and the need of new immigration policies, in Haskovo, within a project sponsored by the Phare Access Programme.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation holds a regional press conference on the integration of immigrants and refugees in Bulgaria, and the need of new immigration policies, at Bourgas's Bulgaria Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates in a discussion on Communication Strategy of Bulgaria's Membership of NATO, organized by the NGO Centre in Bourgas and the Atlantic Club Bourgas Chapter.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Diplomatic Association, organizes a public lecture on Croatia on the Way to the EU by Croatia's President Stjepan Mesic, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, Rapporteur on Bulgaria at the European Parliament, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a ceremony of presentation to Shefket Chapadjiev of Migrant of the Year Award from the International Organization for Migration Country Mission in Bulgaria, at Sofia's The Earth and Man National Museum.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Center for the Study of Democracy organize a farewell party in honour of Roderick Moore, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia, attended by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, at the Center for the Study of Democracy.
AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, gives a joint press conference with Former Iraqi interim Foreign Minister Mohammed Amin, visiting Bulgaria at The Atlantic Club invitation, at Varna's Festival and Congress Centre.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Sofia, organizes a public lecture on The Trans-Atlantic Relations and the Enlargement of NATO and EU by Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, at Sofia's Kempinski Hotel Zografski.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes ceremony of presentation to NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson of Bulgarian civil society's Atlantic Solidarity Award, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel. The Prize, instituted by the Manfred Woerner Foundation, is awarded by a jury comprising representatives of Security Sector Reform Coalition led by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Center-Bulgaria.
  • The NATO Information Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize a conference on Modern Arms Export Control in the Process of Bulgaria's Accession to NATO, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the NATO Information Centre organize a conference on the Implementation of European Standards for Integration of Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in the Bulgarian Army, under a project supported by the Phare Access Programme, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The NATO Information Centre organizes a regional Round-Table Discussion on The US Role and Regional Cooperation in Southeast Europe: Challenges ahead after Prague on the Way to NATO and EU.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Open Society Foundation organize a US-Bulgarian Conference commemorating the Centennial of Bulgarian-American diplomatic relations, on Bulgarian-American relations: The Way Ahead, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation, jointly with the Right to Defence Foundation and the Greek Council for Refugees, organize a Round-Table Discussion on the need of new immigration policies in Bulgaria, under a project sponsored by the Phare Access Programme, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
OCTOBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the UK Embassy in Sofia, organize a public lecture by the UK Minister for Europe Dennis McShane, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Czech Embassy in Sofia, organize a public lecture by the Czech Republic's Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation organizes an inaugural conference of the National Association of Immigrants in Bulgaria, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria publishes a brochure entitled Bulgarian-American Relations: The Way Ahead, comprising addresses by dignitaries at the September US-Bulgarian Conference commemorating a Centennial of Bulgarian-American diplomatic relations.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of Washington, D.C., launch an institutional partnership aimed at establishing a US-Bulgaria Action Commission.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Lord Howell of Guildford, Conservative Party official and Foreign Policy Spokesman in the House of Lords, on A Europe of Equals, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the Bulgarian Diplomatic Society and the Center for the Study of Democracy, organizes a public lecture on Advancing Democracy: Challenges of the Future by Switzerland's President Pascal Couchepin, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
NOVEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Committee for Solidarity and Support of the Bulgarian Contingent in Karbala, Iraq, organize a public lecture by Karbala Mayor Akram Mahdi, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The delegation led by The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, participates in an annual ATA General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria presents NGO Report No. 6 on The Readiness of Bulgaria to Join NATO, commissioned by the Bulgarian Parliament and prepared by Security Sector Reform Coalition, NGO coalition led by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Center-Bulgaria.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria publish a brochure entitled The future of the Falkland Islands and its People, comprising a lecture delivered by The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, in Stanley, Falkland Islands, as well as relevant comments by politicians, scientists and analysts from all over the world.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes remake of a dinner that brought Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha and Club members together in Lisbon five years ago.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and Security Sector Reform Coalition, jointly with the American Center in Sofia, organize a Round-Table Discussion on Parliamentary Control of the Security Sector and the Role of Civil Society as a Key Element of Civil-Military Relations, with the participation of Prof. Gregory Foster of the US Industrial College of Armed Forces, at Sofia's American Center.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria launches a redesigned and thoroughly updated website, www.natoinfo.bg.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the NATO Information Centre organize a Round-Table Discussion on One year after the NATO Prague Summit, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel. Event includes award ceremonies of the student contest of the Euro-Atlantic Youth Club, and of the Atlantic Club Golden Award.

2004

JANUARY
  • Within the framework of the US-EU-Bulgaria Action Commission, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a visit by Commission Co-Director Dr Janusz Bugajski, Director of the East European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C., who meets with high-ranking Bulgarian statesmen and senior officials.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, together with the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, organizes a public lecture by General James L. Jones, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, at Sofia's G. S. Rakovski Command and Staff College.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, together with the Ellion Arts Foundation, organizes a public lecture by the International Federation of Christian Artists Chairman Leen La Riviere, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the NATO Information Center organize a public lecture by Jose Maria Lopez Navarro, Liaison officer at NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by EuroComment Chairman and Centre for European Policy Studies founding director Peter Ludlow, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari, at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • Within the framework of the US-EU-Bulgaria Action Commission, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes business seminars with the special participation of George Handy, Director of International Action Commissions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C., at Sofia's American Center.
FEBRUARY
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation organizes the Atlantic Policy Meeting No. 1 with the participation of representatives of the American Jewish Committee and foreign policy and security experts from the Bulgarian non-governmental sector, members of Security Sector Reform Coalition, led by The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Association-Bulgaria, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia. Topics discussed include U.S.-Bulgarian Strategic partnership; EU/NATO membership; Iraq; Anti-Semitism; OSCE.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a working discussion with the special participation of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Bradtke and US Permanent Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Steve Minikes, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a Round-Table Discussion on The Role of NATO in the Democratic Transformation of Afghanistan, with the special participation of Baba Khan Aslami of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia. Afghan diplomats visits Bulgaria at The Atlantic Club's invitation; as part of preparatory work for the establishment of an Atlantic NGO in Afghanistan.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation organizes an Atlantic Policy Meeting No. 2 with the participation of Dr Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C., and members of Security Sector Reform Coalition, focused on identifying foreign and security policy priorities in the US-Bulgaria Action Commission work, at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a public lecture by European Affairs Minister Meglena Kouneva on The new priorities of EC financial framework for 2007-2013, at Sofia's National Palace of Culture.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov and Dr Velizar Shalamanov, in charge of Strategic Studies at The Atlantic Club, were guest speakers at the educational seminar Reporting Defence and Security for journalists of Southeast Europe, at Sofia's Sveta Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria mails leaflets to 1,500,000 Bulgarian households, congratulating them on Bulgaria's accession to NATO that became effective on 29th March 2004.
  • The Atlantic Club initiates and co-organizes public festivities at a number of Bulgarian cities.
APRIL
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes a series of events dedicated to Bulgaria's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance, starting with a formal introduction ceremony for commemorative postage stamps at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel, followed by draping Parliament's building in Bulgarian and NATO flags, and by a public concert in Sveti Alexander Nevsky Square.
  • The Atlantic Club Chairman, Dr Lyubomir Ivanov, hoists a NATO flag at an official Bulgarian ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, celebrating Bulgaria's accession to NATO. During the visit to Kabul, Dr Ivanov presents the Atlantic Club Golden Award to Bulgarian contingent commanders in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel Asen Raslanov and Major Nikolai Ordaliev, during a special ceremony in presence of Allied military personnel from the 28 ISAF nations.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organizes an 8th Atlantic Lunch. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is invited as a special guest and lecturer.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, took part as guest speaker at the annual International Conference of the Albanian Atlantic Association, titled an International Cooperation for Peace, Security and Prosperity in South- Eastern Europe.  The event was held at the Palace of Congresses, Tirana.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the Bulgaria Foundation organized a public lecture by Prof. Carl Djerassi, held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by H.E. Kostyantin Grishchenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.  The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a round table titled The democratic reconstruction of Iraq: The role of the international community and Bulgaria.  The event was the seventh round table on Iraq to be held by the Atlantic Club and the Manfred Wörner Foundation in the last four years, and took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club jointly with the University of Jacksonville, Florida, organized a second edition of the business seminar titled Cooperation of a Municipality with a Military Base, with the participation of Bulgarian regional governors and city mayors.  The seminar included also visits to the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa and other US military bases.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation published Report #6 of the Security Sector Reform Coalition, an NGO coalition led by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the George C. Marshall Center - Bulgaria.  The report, titled NATO Membership and the Challenges Facing the Bulgarian Parliament was commissioned by the 39th National Assembly.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized its Atlantic Policy Meeting #3 and Atlantic Policy Meeting #4 with the participation of generals attending the US National Defense University courses and graduates of the US National War College.
  • The VIII Annual Atlantic Lunch of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria was held at the Kempinski Hotel Zografski in Sofia, in the presence of Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha.  Keynote speaker at the event was NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who was presented with the Golden Award of the Atlantic Club for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of Atlantic values and solidarity.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Branch of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized the ceremony of presentation of the III Annual Award Migrant of the Year, given to the famous Bulgarian football player Krasimir Balakov.  The ceremony, attended by President Georgi Parvanov of Bulgaria, took place at the National Stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria took part as a guest speaker at the International Conference From the Adriatic Charter to full membership, organised by the Euro-Atlantic Club of Macedonia.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, took part as guest speaker at the IV Conference on Atlanticism organized by the Hungarian Atlantic Council, titled What Now? What Next? Trans-Atlantic Cooperation at a Crossroads: Old Issues and New Answers.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Aikido Association organized an exhibition of Edward Germanov titled Sho Do Calligraphy, as well as the announcement of Minister Solomon Passy’ s II Dan.  The event took place at the Stalbata Gallery, Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the European Institute and the Paneuropa Movement, in cooperation with the EU Delegation in Bulgaria organized a public lecture by EU Commissioner for Enlargement Günter Verheugen.  The event was held at Sofia University.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria with the cooperation of the Open Society Institute organized a four-day training seminar for activists of the newly established Afghanistan Council for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation.  The seminar was held in Sofia and Plovdiv.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized its Atlantic Policy Meeting #5 and Atlantic Policy Meeting #6 with the participation of former Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, a group of activists of the Afghanistan Euro-Atlantic Council led by the President of the Council Mr. Baba Han Aslami, and representatives of the member organizations of the Security Sector Reform Coalition.
  • The Atlantic Club presented the book titled The Future of the Falkland Islands and Its People by Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, based on his public lecture given in Stanley, in the Falkland Islands.  The event, featuring a special introduction by former President Zhelyu Zhelev and Constitutional Court judge Evgeni Tanchev, took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the Afghanistan Euro-Atlantic Council and the Balkan News Corporation presented a new documentary film, Mission Afghanistan by Venelin Petkov and Ivan Filchev, produced with the cooperation of the Atlantic Club.  The event was held at the National Palace of Culture, Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a cocktail reception on the occasion of the establishment of an the Atlantic Club of Iraq, attended by the President of the Iraqi Club Dr. Khairi Saleh, which took place at the Kosharite Restaurant, Sofia.
  • The Club and the Lyudmila Zhivkova - Banner of Peace Foundation, under the auspices of President Georgi Parvanov, organized the III Annual Celebration of the International Children’s Day at the Bells Monument in Sofia.  On the occasion, the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Ognyan Gerdzhikov inaugurated a Monument to the Victims of Terrorism, erected with the support of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
  • Тhe Burgas Chapter of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a concert of Goran Bregovich, dedicated to Bulgaria’s accession to NATO.  The event took place at the Chernomoretz Stadium in Burgas, and highlighted the Balkan contribution of Bulgaria and Romania to the multicultural values of the Alliance.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Institute of History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and the Central Military Archives in Veliko Tarnovo held a public presentation of the documents’ collection The Bulgarian-Turkish Relations During the First World War 1914-1918, compiled by Mr. Kemal Eyup, MP.  The event took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • А delegation of the Atlantic Club visited the city of Yambol and the Bezmer Air Force Base, on an invitation by the local Governor and the Base Commander.  Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov was a keynote speaker at the public discussion titled The New Global Role of NATO and the Place of Bulgaria in it.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a NATO Day in the town of Radnevo.  The event included a public lecture by Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov titled The Challenges in front of Bulgaria, Connected with her Membership in NATO and her Future Membership in the EU, as well as a visit to the Maritsa Iztok coal mines and the Maritsa Iztok II and III power plants.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria is launching its newly designed and thoroughly updated website www.natoinfo.bg.
  • The Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club organized a reception at the Lozenets Residence in Sofia on the occasion of the Sofia stop of the Balkan NATO bus.  Under the project implemented by the Euro-Atlantic Club of Macedonia, students from the Balkan countries including eight activists of the Bulgarian Euro-Atlantic Youth Club passed through Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Tirana, Skopje and Sofia on their way to the student summit in Istanbul organized by the US Atlantic Council and the Atlantic Treaty Association.
JULY
  • The US-EU-Bulgaria Action Commission in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria  organized a panel on defense procurement and offset policies within the international conference titled NATO Membership: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Southeastern Europe.
  • The Atlantic Club in cooperation with the British NGO Links  organized the Second Plenary Assembly of the Parliament Initiative of Southern Caucasus, including a round table titled The Situation of Southern Caucasus in Changing Europe.  The event took place in the Radisson SAS Hotel, Sofia.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized its Atlantic Policy Meeting #7 with the participation of academics from the Southern Caucasus republics.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized its Atlantic Policy Meeting #8 with the participation of Dr. Rubar S. Sandi.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and The Bulgarian Economic Chamber organized a public discussion of H. E. Patrick Cox, President of the European Parliament, titled The situation of Bulgaria in the renewing European Union.  The event took place in the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Atlantic Club of Iraq organized a reception on the occasion of the arrival of Dr. Rubar S. Sandi.  The event took place at the Academia Hall, Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club and the Pro-Macedonia Club organized a public presentation of the book Macedonia: The Supreme Beauty by Mrs. Dosta Dimovska, former Vice Prime Minister of Macedonia.  The event took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the General Staff of the Bulgarian Army organized a public discussion of General Richard Myers, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.  The event took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria will organize a public presentation of the book Atlantic Solitaire by Mr. Maxim Minchev, Member of the Council, founding member of the Club, and incumbent General Director of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.  The book presents an amply documented and illustrated history of the Atlantic Club since its establishment in 1991 until today.

2005

JANUARY
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute organized the Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 on Livingston Island, Antarctica, from November 2004 to January 2005.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria operated the Post Office of Tangra 1991 on behalf of the Bulgarian Posts  during the Austral summer 2004/05, situated at Camp Academia, Livingston Island, Antarctica.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the University of Jacksonville, Florida organized the 3rd edition of the educational seminar Cooperation Between Municipality and Military Base, with the participation of Bulgarian regional governors, city mayors, local councilors and businessmen.  The program included visits to the Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Blount Island Command, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, and the converted base Cecil Field.
  • The Atlantic Club with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, and in cooperation with the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Institute for Security and International Studies, and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the international conference Atlantic Partnership for Strengthening Stability in South Caucasus, held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the General Staff of the Bulgarian Army organized a public lecture by Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Commander, US Joint Forces Command; the event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Bulgarian Euro Atlantic Youth Club and the Faculty of Geology and Geography at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski organized a public lecture on the achievements of the Bulgarian Antarctic expedition Tangra of 2004/05.  The presentation was made by the expedition team comprising Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vasilev, and was held in the Main Aula of Sofia University.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Radnevo Municipality organized a public lecture by Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vasilev titled Livingston Island: Bulgaria’s Other Extremity.  The lecture was held in the Radnevo Town Hall.
APRIL
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov and the prominent Bulgarian alpinist Doychin Vasilev gave an invited lecture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their topographic survey work on Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica from November 2004 to January 2005, resulting in the adoption of new Bulgarian toponyms of Antarctic geographical features and subsequently the publication of the first Bulgarian map of the Island.
  • The 9th Annual Atlantic Lunch of the Atlantic Club solemnly commemorated the First Anniversary of Bulgaria’s membership of the Alliance.  The event was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia, with the participation of H.E. Angel Marin, Vice-President of Bulgaria, Gen. Nikola Kolev, Chief of General Staff of Bulgarian Army, and Amb. Lyubomir Ivanov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to NATO.
MAY
  • The Club supported by the German Marshall Fund - US published the strategic report Early Warning and Policy Perspectives in the Trans-Atlantic Security Agenda: Central and East European Point of View, with the contribution of authors from the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria; the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.; the George C. Marshall Association - Bulgaria; the Center for International Relations, Warsaw; the Estonian School of Diplomacy; the Institute for Security and International Studies, Sofia; the Bulgarian Military Academy; the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry; and the Ministry of Defense of Estonia.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Burgas Chapter of the Club organized a public meeting with H.E. Solomon Passy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Honorary President of the Club, on The European Future of the City of Burgas and the Burgas Region.  The event was held at the Aqua Hotel Burgas, and was accompanied by a photo exhibition presenting the political biography of Minister Passy, with a students' art competition taking place as well.
JULY
  • The Club organized a round table titled Federal Iraq and the Challenges and Opportunities of Bulgaria’s Contribution to the Reconstruction of the Country with the participation of H.E. Hayder Al-Barrak, Ambassador of Iraq to Bulgaria.  The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the General Staff of Bulgarian Army organized a public lecture of Gen. Rolando Mosca Moschini, Chairman of the EU Military Committee.  The lecture was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club supported by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Open Society Institute - Sofia organized the first Bulgarian-Iraqi NATO Week, with the participation of a nine-person delegation of Iraqi Atlanticists led by Dr. Khairi Saleh, President; Dr. Jassim Thamir, Secretary General; and Dr. Mizher Abbas, Director, Reconstruction of Iraq Program of the Atlantic Club of Iraq.  The series of events started with a training seminar for the Iraqi activists held at the NATO Information Center in Sofia.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized an Atlantic Policy Meeting on the challenges of democratic transformation of Iraq, with the participation of leaders and activists of the Iraqi Atlantic Club, H.E. Hayder Al-Barrak, Ambassador of Iraq, H.E. Valeri Rachev, Ambassador of Bulgaria in Iraq.  The meeting discussed the latest political developments in Iraq, the new Iraqi Constitution, the October 15 Referendum, the vision and mission of the Iraqi Atlantic Club.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Atlantic Club of Iraq held a joint press conference at the National Press Club of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, presenting the highlights of the Bulgarian-Iraqi NATO Week and the mission of NATO and the role of The Iraq Atlantic Club in the public and political life of the country.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, the President of the Atlantic Club of Iraq Dr. Khairi Saleh, Dr. Jassim Thamir, Secretary General, and Dr. Mizher Abbas, Director for Reconstruction of the Iraq Program of the Iraqi Club gave invited testimony before a hearing of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament on the Bulgarian contribution to the reconstruction and building of democratic Iraq.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a meeting of the Iraqi Atlantic Club delegation with Bulgarian business leaders.
  • The Atlantic Club and the Bulgarian General, from the Staff of the Military Academy Georgi S. Rakovski organized a round table discussion with the delegation of the Atlantic Club of Iraq and the Academy command staff and lecturers who train officers participating in Bulgarian Armed Forces missions abroad.
  • The Atlantic Club and the Plovdiv Chapter of the Club organized a visit by the Iraqi Atlantic Club delegation to Plovdiv, and a public meeting at the Plovdiv Atlantic Complex.
OCTOBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a meeting of the Iraqi Atlantic Club delegation with Dr. Nikola Nikolov, Chairman of the State Agency of Civil Defense.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a meeting of the Iraqi Atlantic Club delegation with Dr. Matey Mateev, Deputy Minister of Health, and a visit to the Military Medical Academy in Sofia.
  • The Club organized a meeting of the Iraqi Atlantic Club delegation with Prof. Zdravko Popov, Director of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The Atlantic Club supported by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and by the Open Society Institute - Sofia organized an international conference titled Prospective Ways and Solutions for Enhancing Stability and Security in Iraq with the participation of H.E. Gergana Grancharova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Zhelyu Zhelev, President of Bulgaria (1990-97), diplomats, experts from MFA, MoD, business, NGO think tanks, academia and media.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria prepared and published the brochure Iraq and NATO: Atlantic Solidarity and Partnership (in Arabic, 2,000 copies) to be disseminated in Iraq to promote Atlantic values and partnership.
  • Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and Dr. Khairi Saleh, President of the Atlantic Club of Iraq led a delegation of nine leaders and activists of the Iraqi Club on a visit to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, where they had invited meetings with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary-General of NATO, and with Amb. Lyubomir Ivanov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to NATO.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the University of Jacksonville, Florida organized the 4th edition of the educational seminar Cooperation between Municipality and Military Base, with the participation of Bulgarian regional governors, city mayors, local councilors and businessmen.  The program included visits to the Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Blount Island Command, US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, and the converted base Cecil Field.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture of H.E. John Beyrle, Ambassador of the USA in Bulgaria.  The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
NOVEMBER
  • The Honorary President of the Atlantic Club and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy Dr. Solomon Passy, and the Chairman of the Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov took part in the official opening of the Euro-Atlantic Club of Yambol, the local Chapter of the Atlantic Club.  They also visited the site of the designated joint US-Bulgarian military facility, the Bezmer Air Force Base.
  • The NATO Information Center, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) organized the international conference Strengthening Black Sea Maritime Security.  The event was officially opened by the ATA Secretary General Troels Frøling, with the participation of the Honorary President of the Atlantic Club Dr. Solomon Passy, the US and UK ambassadors, and participants from NATO, UK, Turkey, Romania, Georgia, Greece, as well as MoD and MFA.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a remake of the 1998 meeting between Bulgarian Atlanticists and H.M. Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha that took place at the Meridian Lisbon Hotel; the new edition of the event, initiated by ex-Foreign Minister and Honorary President of the Club Solomon Passy and PR leader Maxim Behar was held at the Festa Barceló Sofia Hotel.  The honorary guest made a program speech, and was presented by the Atlantic Club Chairman Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov with an icon of Saint Nikolas and a Bulgarian topographic map of Livingston Island, Antarctica.
DECEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture of H.E. Meglena Kuneva, Minister of European Affairs titled Why Bulgaria Could Become a Member of EU on the 1st January 2007.  The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Club together with the Ministry of Economy and Energy and the Ministry of Defense organized a round table titled The Offset Program: An Efficient Mechanism for Economic Development and Technology Transfer with the special participation of H.E. Rumen Ovcharov, Minister of Economy and Energy.  The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture of Gen. Ray Henault, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.  The lecture titled NATO’s Continuing Transformation was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.

2006

JANUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by the Minister of Defense H.E. Veselin Bliznakov titled Security and Defense Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria: Priorities and Challenges in 2006. The event took place at the St. Sofia Hotel.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov together with the Chairman of the City Council of Bobovdol Eng. Ivan Katsarski and the Mayor of Bobovdol Yordanka Kalenichkova participated in NATO Day in Bobovdol.
FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense organized a NATO Day in the town of Sliven. The event was attended by the special guest H.E. Veselin Bliznakov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yordan Lechkov, Mayor of Sliven City, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, as well as ambassadors, military and trade attaches from NATO member and partner countries.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense organized a conference on Communication and Information Systems for Transforming the Bulgarian Defense into an Organization with Network Abilities. The conference was attended by the special guest H.E. Veselin Bliznakov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria. The event was held at the Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications coorganized a formal presentation of the anniversary edition of Bulgarian Philately titled to Years of Bulgarian Antarctic Cartography.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Euro-Atlantic Club of.Yambol organized a public discussion on Bulgarian-American Security Partnership attended by the special guest H.E. John Beyrle, Ambassador of the USA to Bulgaria. The event was held in Yambol.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Atlantic Club of Iraq organized a round table dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the organized Atlantic movement in Central and Eastern Europe on Topical Problems of the Security and Democratization in Iraq with the participation of H.E. Jabar Jauer Manda, Deputy Minister of Defense of Iraqi Kurdistan. The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Atlantic Club of Iraq held a cocktail on occasion of the round table dedicated to the 15th anniversary of organized Atlantic movement in Central and Eastern Europe The event was attended by Bulgarian politicians and businessmen, representatives of social organisations as well as journalists. The cocktail was held at Topolite Restaurant in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by Gen. Lance Smith, NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation and Commander U.S. Joint Forces Command titled Military Transformation of NATO. The lecture was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
APRIL
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense organized Day of Bulgarian-American Security Partnership in Plovdiv. H.E. Veselin Bliznakov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, was the special guest of the event. H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, H.E. Gergana Grancharova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. John Bayrle, Ambassador of USA in Bulgaria, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, as well as ambassadors, military and trade attaches from NATO member States and partners were the other honourable guests of the event.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the University of Jacksonville, Florida organized the 5th edition of the educational seminar Cooperation Between State and Local Authority with the Military Base Located on Their Area: Economic and Political Aspects with the participation of Bulgarian regional governors, city mayors and businessmen. The program included visits to the Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Blount Island Command, US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa and the converted base Cecil Field.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a Welcome Party on the occasion of the international conference The Power of Values and the Value of Power dedicated to the 15th Anniversary of the Atlantic movement in Central and Eastern Europe. The cocktail reception was held at the Krim Restaurant in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense organized an international conference dedicated to the 15th Anniversary of the Organized Atlantic Movement in Central and Eastern Europe on The Power of Values and the Value of Power. The conference was carried out under the auspices of H.E. Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria. Representatives of several organizations from Bulgaria and abroad took part in it. Among them were H.E. Ivaylo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Willem van Eekelen, President of the European Movement, H.E. Veselin Bliznakov, Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, Gen. Nikola Kolev, Chief of General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, H.E. Todor Churov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club. The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Economy and Energy, the State Agency for Information, Technology and Communications, the Ministry of Disaster Management Policy, the State Commission on Information Security organized a conference titled Infrastructure and Security - Military,Technical and Economic Dimensions. Among the participants were H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Plamen Vachkov, Chairman of the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, H.E. Radoslav Bozadzhiev, Deputy Minister of Defense, military and commercial attaches from NATO member states. The conference took place at the conference center at the Burgas Free University.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a public lecture by NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer on the occasion of the official opening of an exhibition on Bulgarian Army in the Operations and Missions of NATO. The lecture was held at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
MAY
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov represented Bulgaria at the International Conference NATO-Russia Rally. The event was organized in Novosibirsk by the State University of Novosibirsk and the NATO Information Center in Moscow. Dr. Ivanov's report was on The Future Integration of Russia in the Framework of the Euro-Atlantic Structures.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Embassy of the Republic of Albania organized a gala dinner with the special participation of the President of the Republic of Albania H.E. Alfred Moisiu on the occasion of his official visit to Bulgaria. The event was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized the 10th Annual Atlantic Lunch. Special guest of the event was the President of the Republic of Albania H.E. Alfred Mouisiu.
  • Among the invited were ambassadors from NATO member states, representatives of the Bulgarian business sector, politicians and public figures. The lunch was held at the Kempinski Hotel Zografski in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Euro-Atlantic Club in Yambol in cooperation with the US Embassy in Bulgaria organized a youth workshop on Bulgarian- American Base in Bezmer in the Context of the Municipal Plan for Development.
  • The workshop was held at the Diana Hotel in Yambol. Representatives of several youth organizations from the city of Yambol as well as from Sofia had the opportunity to take part in the discussion together with the representatives of the local authorities.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Euro-Atlantic Club in Yambol in cooperation with the US Embassy in Bulgaria organized Bezmer Airbase Day in Bezmer. The youth representatives and representatives of the Yambol municipalities continued the discussion on the Plan for Engaging the Bulgarian-American Base in Bezmer in the Regional Strategy of Yambol and the Municipal Plans for Developing the Yambol and Tundzha Municipalities in a follow-up seminar hosted by the Airbase.
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov represented Bulgaria and made a presentation at the Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defense Reform — Defense and Security Affairs: What Role for Civil Society. The event took place in Krakow, Poland.
JULY
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized a regional round table on Immigration Politics and Regional Plans for Development. The round table was organized within the frame of the implementation of the PHARE project Strenghtening the NGO Capacity to Create Public Environment for the Formulation of New Immigration Policies. Representatives of the municipalities, the district administrations, NGOs and think tanks from the southwest planning region of Bulgaria and researchers in migration studies took part in the ensuing discussion. The event was held at the American University in Blagoevgrad.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a cocktail reception on the occasion of the departure of Mr. Plamen Grozdanov as an Ambassador for Russia.The event was held at the Krim Restaurant in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), in cooperation with the National Assembly of Bulgaria organized a workshop on Parliamentary Dimension of Defense Procurement. The event took place at the premises of the National Assembly of Bulgaria.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, with the participation of the Chinese Ambassador H.E. Yu Zhenqi organized a presentation of the project New Qinghai-Tibet Railway.The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the General Staff of the Bulgarian Army organized a public lecture by General Zlatan Stoykov, Chief of General Staff of the Bulgarian Army on Participation of the Bulgarian Army in the Construction of European Defensive Abilities. The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
OCTOBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the US Embassy in Bulgaria, the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, and the District Administration of Sliven organized a public discussion on Bulgarian American Security Partnership in Sliven. The participants were H.E. Mihail Rosianu, Ambassador of the Republic of Romania, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Mr. Mark Johnson, Economic Officer, Political/Economic Section US Embassy, Mrs. Hristina Cholakova, Governor of the District of Sliven, Dr. Zhivko Georgiev, of the Manfred Werner Foundation.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the US Embassy in Bulgaria, the Embassy of the Republic of Romania, the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Silistra Municipality organized an international conference on Security Partnership with the USA: The Bulgarian and Romanian Experience in Silistra. Among the participants were H.E. Mihail Rosianu, Ambassador of the Republic of Romania, Mr. Adrian Nicolaescu, Deputy—Prefect of Constanta, Mr. Brad Freden, Counsellor for Political & Economic Affairs, US Embassy, Col. Manol Bonev, Head of Section, General Staff of the Bulgarian Army, Mr. No Andonov, Mayor of Silistra, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov. The event took place at Drastar Hotel, Silistra.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by Mr. Nedelcho Beronov, Candidate for President of Bulgaria on the topic Bulgaria Beyond the Communism and After the Transition: Foreign Policy and National Security. The event was held at Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation organized a working breakfast for journalists on the occasion of a conference on Bulgarian Immigration Practices in the Context of Making a Common EU Immigration Policy.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation organized a conference on Bulgarian Immigration Practices in the Context of Making a Common EU Immigration Policy. Among the participants in the event were Dr. Anna Krasteva, President of the Centre for Refugees, Prof. fro Nicolacopoulou Stephanou, President of the Greek Council for Refugees, Mr. Kemal Eyup, Chairman of the Comission for Protection against Discrimination, Krassimir Dachev, Chair of the Bulgarian trade and industry Chamber, Maya Cholakova, Director direction 'Ethnic and Demographic Issues', Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The conference took place at the St. Sofia Hotel in Sofia.
NOVEMBER
  • Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov was the honourable guest of the Day of the Bulgarian Spiritual Leaders in Varna. He took part in the public performance and discussion titled Three Minutes Frankly about Bulgaria and presented Mayor Kiril Yordanov of Varna with a map of Livingston Island showing in particular the peninsula named after Varna.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public lecture by H.E. Antonio Miloshoski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia on the topic Macedonia and NATO. The event took place at Tarzhestvena Hall, Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public lecture by H.E. John Beyrle, Ambassador of the United States on the topic USA-Bulgaria and the Security of Europe. The event took place at the Burgas Free University.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public meeting with H.E. John Beyrle, Ambassador of the United States. The event was held at the Community Hall of the city of Aytos.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public lecture by H.E. Gela Bezhuashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the topic Georgia and NATO. The event took place at Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Club organized one-week training seminar for non-government Afghan activists. Among the participants were three representatives from the Afghan public sector, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club, Dr Zhivko Georgiev from the Manfred Warner Foundation and Mr. Dimitar Sotirov from the Bulgarian Media Coalition.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a round table on the topic The Role of the Public Society in the Restoration of Afghanistan: Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club, Mr. Maxim Minchev, Director, BTA, Col. Ivan Milanov, Director, Department of Defense Politics, Mr. Babakhan Aslami, Chairman, Aghan Council for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Prof. Georgi Lozanov, Bulgarian Media Coalition, and Mohamed Khalaf, journalist, took part in the discussion. The event took place at Sheraton Sofia Hotel. A website on the joint Bulgarian-American military facilities has been created.
  • A delegation of the Atlantic Club including the Honorary President Dr. Solomon Passy, Chairman Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, and Board Member Maxim Minchev, Director of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency took part in the presentation in Skopje of the Macedonian edition of the book Atlantic Patiences by Mr. Minchev.
  • Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, participated in a conference organized by NATO on the topic The Expansion of the Alliance. The event was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
DECEMBER
  • A delegation of the Atlantic Club lead by Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Club, had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on December 6th. His Holiness was presented with a copy of the Bulgarian map of Livingston Island, Antarctica, featuring the Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula named by Bulgaria in appreciation of the contribution of Pope John Paul II to world peace and understanding among people. The delegation included H.E. Gergana Grancharova, Deputy Foreign Minister; H.E. Solomon Passy, Honorary President of the Club and Chairman of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee; Maxim Minchev, Director of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency; the Bulgarian ambassadors to the Vatican and Italy, as well as prominent businessmen. -
  • A delegation of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria took part in the 52nd Annual Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) held in Athens.
  • The Atlantic Club and the Euro-Atlantic Club of Yambol with the support of the US Embassy in Sofia organized a youth seminar on The Bulgarian-American Base of Bezmer and the Municipal Plans for Development of the Yambol District and the Tundzha District. The event took place in Yambol with the participation of the mayors of Tundzha District, Bolyarsko and Bezmer, the US Cultural Attache, and local government, military and academic experts and businessmen.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation and the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized an Atlantic policy meeting with the participation of young Afghanistan diplomats.
  • The Atlantic Club organized an Atlantic policy meeting with experts on the bilateral relations between Balkan states in the context of Bulgaria's membership in EU and NATO.
  • The Atlantic Club published a study titled The joint Bulgarian-American Military Installations: International and Internal Strategic, Political, Economic and Ecological Consequences from the Bilateral Agreement on Their Positioning on the Territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria and prepared by the non-governmental Security Sector Reform Coalition lead by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

2007

FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Energy, and the Ministry of Defense organized an international conference on Offset in Bulgaria: Topical Issues and Perspectives.  The event was held under the auspices and with the special participation of H.E. Sergey Stanishev, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, and with the participation of H.E. Rumen Ovcharov, Minister of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria; H.E. Simeon Nikolov, Deputy Minister of Defense; H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and Honorary President of the Atlantic Club; H.E. Tsveta Markova, Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security; H.E. Plamen Vachkov, Chairman of the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications; representatives of defense industry companies, academia, and media.  The conference took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club in cooperation with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and the Embassy of Palestine in Bulgaria organized a round table discussion on The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tendencies reflecting the Road Map to peace, with the special participation of H.E. Kamal Al-Sharafi, Advisor of the President of the Palestinian Autonomy.  H.E. Dr. Ismail Hassan, Ambassador of the Palestine in Bulgaria; Uri Reznik, Second Secretary of Embassy of Israel, Amb. Petko Doykov, Director of the Middle East and Africa Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took part in the discussion.  The round table took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public lecture by H.E. Plamen Oresharski, Minister of Finance of Bulgaria, on Bulgarian Economy – State and Perspectives.  The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria held its XI Traditional Annual Atlantic Lunch.  Among the invited guests were ambassadors from NATO member states, representatives of Bulgarian and international businesses, politicians and public figures.  The lunch venue was the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Energy, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of State Policy for Disasters and Accidents, the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, and the State Commission on Information Security organized an international conference on The Communication and Information Systems (CIS) in the Field of Security in Bulgaria:Euro-Atlantic Dimensions.  Among the participants were H.E. Rumen Petkov, Minister of Interior, H.E. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee and Honorary President of the Atlantic Club, and H.E. Simeon Nikolov, Deputy Minister of Defense.  The conference took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation published a study titled Towards New Immigration Policies for Bulgaria.  The report was developed within the framework of the project Increasing the capacity of non-governmental organizations for the creation of a public environment in favor of the formation of new immigration policies, funded by the PHARE Civil Society Development Program of EU.
APRIL
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov took part, as invited panelist, to the conference Security Concepts and Contemporary Policies in Kosovo, organized by the Kosovo Atlantic Association and FAMA University in Prishtina.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a public lecture held by H.E. Stefano Manservizi, Managing Director of General Department of Development at the European Commission on the topic The European Union as a Global Donor: The challenges facing the new member-states.  The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a round table on the 5th Anniversary of the State Commission on Information Security: Experience, practices and necessity for enhancing the Classified Information Protection Act.  The event was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel, with the participation of H.E. Tsveta Markova, Chairperson of SCIS, Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarian politicians, government officials, and businessmen.
  • A delegation of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria led by Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov took part in the annual Council Meeting of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria published a guide book for the American military who would serve and train at the joint US-Bulgarian military bases under the Defense Cooperation Agreement between Bulgaria and the United States of America.  The publication was supported by the Democracy Commission at the US Embassy in Sofia.  The booklet, titled Bulgaria: Bezmer and adjacent regions - Guide for American military includes some general information on the country and its history, as well as descriptions of sightseeing destinations in southeastern Bulgaria, various services offered in the area such as restaurants, night clubs, sport clubs, taxi companies, banks, stores, swimming pools, tennis courts, local industry, etc.  Published in English in 1,500 copies, the guide book is being distributed among the US military, and has been highly praised by diplomats and experts.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria held a round table with the participation of experts, politicians and scholars to discuss the new challenges in the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia.  The event took place at the Diplomatic Institute’s premises.
JUNE
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria jointly with the Euro-Atlantic Club of Yambol, and Bezmer Air Base Commander Gen. Vasil Dimitrov organized the Bezmer Day, an open day event promoting contacts between the local community and the military serving at the joint Bulgarian-US military facility.  The event included air flight demonstrations attended by several hundred people, among them many children.  Yambol Governor Yordan Koev presented the winners of a high school essay contest on the future of NATO.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Euro-Atlantic Club of Yambol organized a public presentation of the Bezmer Guide Book.  The event took place at the Diana Palace Hotel in Yambol, with the participation of Mincho Spasov, MP and local politicians, businessmen and media.  The delegation of the Atlantic Club led by D. Lyubomir Ivanov had also a public meeting in the nearby village of Bolyarsko hosted by the village Mayor Donka Atanasova.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation carried out a training seminar on the integration of immigrants funded by the PHARE 2004 Civil Society Development Program of EU.  Twenty-two representatives of the African, Arab, Kurdish and Afghani immigrant communities discussed human rights, economic, and media issues with government, local authorities and NGO experts.  The seminar was held in Bankya, Sofia Province.
JULY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the Rakovski Defense and Staff College organized a round table on Missile Defense of the USA and NATO: Bulgaria’s Role.  Among the participants were H.E. John Byerle, Ambassador of the United States; Jim Engle, US Mission to NATO; and Dr. Solomon Passy, Honorary President of the Club and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bulgarian National Assembly.  Russian Embassy representatives, Bulgarian military, politicians, and journalists also took part in the discussion.  The event took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the General Chief of the Bulgarian Army organized a meeting at the Novo Selo Military Training Range for thirty local community representatives and businessmen with the first U.S.-Bulgarian joint task force training exercise ‘Lion Strike’ Commander Bruce Sones; U.S. Embassy Defense Cooperation Chief Lieut.-Col. Eric Whatley; and AmCham Executive Director Valentin Georgiev.
  • The Euro-Atlantic Youth Club of Yambol, jointly with the Regional Civil Defense Directorate organized a civil defense workshop for about 30 children and teenagers from the city of Yambol.  The event was held at Diana Palace Hotel in Yambol.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, jointly with the American University in Bulgaria, the Pan-European Movement - Bulgaria, with the support of UNDP organized the round table Bulgarian Debate on the Millennium Development Goals with the participation of H.E. Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Deputy Foreign Minister; Ms. Lene Jespersen, Resident Representative of UNDP Bulgaria, ambassadors, MPs, and academic and NGO experts.  The event was held at the National Assembly premises.
OCTOBER
  • The Professional Training Centre at the Manfred Wörner Foundation in partnership with Sofia University organized a training course, part of the project “Development of a Network of Vocational Training Centers for Young People With Disabilities and Resource Teachers for Children With Special Educational Needs Qualification” funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.  As a result, ten unemployed people with visual disabilities from the Sofia region obtained their certificates for professional qualification in computer literacy.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation held a round table titled Bulgaria’s Policies towards the Republic of Macedonia with the participation of the Bulgarian government, academic and NGO experts, discussing the draft Recommendations for the development of good neighbourly relations between Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia in the context of NATO and EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, prepared by the Foundation.  The event took place at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel.
  • The Atlantic Club hosted a policy meeting with Ms. Colleen Graffy, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, and former Professor of Law at Pepperdine University London.  The meeting sought to engage Ministry of Defense, General Chief of Staff and NGO experts in outlining new strategies of fostering civil society awareness and involvement in foreign policy issues such as the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans, anti-Americanism etc.  The meeting was held at the NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation together with the Centre for European, Refugee, Migration and Ethnic Studies at the New Bulgarian University organized a second seminar on immigrant integration funded by the PHARE 2004 Civil Society Development Program of EU.  Over forty representatives of the Arab, African, Kurd and Afghan communities, most of them women, and experts from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the State Agency for Refugees, the Legal Clinic for Immigrants and Refugees at the Sofia University, the Confederation of Employers and Industry in Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian Media Coalition discussed the role of immigrant organizations in Bulgaria.  The seminar took place in Marchaevo, Sofia Province.
  • The Atlantic Club organized a policy meeting with young diplomats from various departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.  The topics of discussion included the potential for cooperation between Bulgaria and Afghanistan, the current challenges facing Afghanistan such as Taliban efforts, suicide bomb attacks, collateral civilian casualties, social and economic development, relations with Pakistan, and NATO involvement in Afghanistan.  The meeting was held at NATO Information Centre in Sofia.
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation, in partnership with the Mother and Child Orphanage, Vidin organized a conference on drawing attention of the community towards the problems of people with disabilities, and the rights and opportunities for children with disabilities and their families, part of the project Worthy Life for Children with Serious Disabilities.  The conference was held at the Mother and Child Orphanage in Vidin.
NOVEMBER
  • A delegation of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria led by Dr. Solomon Passy took part in the 53rd ATA General Assembly held in Ottawa, Canada.
  • The Euro-Atlantic Youth Club organized a youth conference in the city of Ruse, with the participation of Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club; Dr. Zhivko Georgiev, Director Strategic Studies of Manfred Wörner Foundation; academics from the New Bulgarian University, and students from several Bulgarian universities.  Under the project supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division (PDD), winners in the essay contest The Next Generation: a Glance at NATO Development were invited to visit NATO Headquarters in Brussels.  The event was held at Riga Hotel in Ruse.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria co-organized a public presentation of the National Codification Instrument, a software product developed by TechnoLogica Ltd., and donated by the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Macedonia.  The event was held at the Republic of Macedonia Army Club in Skopje.
  • Manfred Wörner Foundation in cooperation with the Centre for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies at the New Bulgarian University organized a debate on Being an Afghan in Bulgaria, with the participation of the Afghan community leaders Mohamed Salem Amoni, Abdul Rahman Rashid, and Sher Mohammad Hassani; Nadezhda Stoyanova (Wörner Foundation), Dimitar Sotirov (Bulgarian Media Coalition), and Zhana Nikolova (Za Grada).  The event, supported by the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, was held at Chervenata Kashta (‘Red House’) venue in Sofia.
  • Under the patronage of H.E. Sergey Stanishev, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, the Atlantic Club jointly with the Ministry of Economy and Energy, the Ministry of Defense, the NATO Information Centre in Sofia, and the Bulgarian Defense Industry Association organized an international conference in Sofia on the topic Development of the Offset Policy in Bulgaria, with the participation of H.E. Petar Dimitrov, Minister of Economy and Energy; H.E. Sonya Yankulova and H.E. Simeon Nikolov, Deputy Ministers of Defense; H.E. Tsveta Markova, Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security; relevant parliamentary committees, foreign and Bulgarian companies from the defense industry and high technology sector.  The event was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, supported by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) organized a conference on the NATO Security Framework in Afghanistan: Present Challenges and Future Perspectives, with the participation of H.E. Ahmad Nuristani, First Deputy Defense Minister of Afghanistan; H.E. Feim Chaushev, Deputy Foreign Minister of Bulgaria; high ranking NATO officials; US Ambassador John Byerle; Afghanistan Ambassador Mrs. Zahida Ansary; Canadian Ambassador Marta Moszczenska; Gen. Evgeni Manev, Commander of the Rakovski Defense and Staff College; diplomats, senior military from the General Staff of Bulgarian Army, former Bulgarian mission commanders in Afghanistan, businessmen, media analysts, and youth activists.  The conference was held at Radisson Hotel in Sofia.
DECEMBER
  • The Chairman of the Atlantic Club Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov gave a lecture titled Kosovo, NATO and EU before the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.  A delegation of the Club led by him took part in a round table organized by IPIS, and had a series of meetings with Iranian politicians and think-tank leaders including Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Training Manouchehr Mohammadi; Dr. Rasoul Mousavi, Director General of IPIS; Dr. Vahid Karimi, Director of the IPIS Euro-American Center; Abbas Maleki, Chairman of the International Institute for Caspian Studies; and Dr. Bahador Aminian, Rector of the School of International Relations at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.  Dr. Ivanov was the guest at the weekly Four Corners Special of the Press TV in Tehran.
  • The Annual General Assembly of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.

2008

FEBRUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria in cooperation with the NATO Information Centre in Sofia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Macedonia, the Balkan Forum for Security – Macedonia, the Association George Marshall – Bulgaria, State Commission on Information Security – Bulgaria, the State Agency for Information, Technology and Communications – Bulgaria organized in Skopje a joint Bulgarian-Macedonian Business Conference on the topic: Business supports Macedonia for NATO.
  • The Manfred Woerner Foundation, with the support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy organized a Conference on the topic: Inclusion of NGOs in facilitating the European integration of immigrants and two round tables attended by NGOs dealing with the problems of immigrants and refugees, with the special participation of representatives of immigrant communities from Asia, Africa and the Middle East in Bulgaria.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a presentation of the strategic report Bulgarian policy towards the Republic of Macedonia: Recommendations for the development of good neighbourly relations after the accession of Bulgaria to the EU in the context of EU enlargement and NATO in the Western Balkans, published by the Manfred Woerner Foundation in a trilingual edition in Bulgarian, Macedonian and English. The event was held at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
APRIL
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation organized an Information Forum on the topic: European Structural Funds: First impressions and challenges for the Bulgarian business. The Event was held in Sofia.  The participants came from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Energy and Ministry of labor.
MAY
  • The Manfred Wörner Foundation, together with Center for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies at New Bulgarian University organized two round tables, followed by the International Conference, as a part of the PFAR project, Development of Civil Society 2004. The round tables were on the topic: Integration through the eyes of immigrants and Migration Studies: National and European Projects. Participants at the Conference included scientists from Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Both events took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the NATO Information Centre, George Marshall – Bulgaria, State Commission on the Information Security, the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, the Ministry of Economy and Energy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hermes Foundation and the Association Bulgarian Defence Industry organized an International Conference for Security and Defence in Plovdiv.
JULY
  • Dr. Lyubomir Ivanov, Chairman of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, delivered a report at the International Seminar on the topic: National identities and minorities. The Seminar took place in Hidra, Greece.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the NATO Information Center in Sofia in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Energy and the Ministry of Finance organized a Conference in Pomorie on topic: Exports of electricity from Bulgaria - nuclear power, renewable energy and other perspectives. Improved interaction between private exporters and the state.
AUGUST
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the NATO Information Center in Sofia and the State Commission on Information Security organized in Pomorie a seminar on the topic: Procedures and practices relating to the protection of classified information.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the NATO Information Center in Sofia together with the Ministry of Defence organized a Conference with the special attendance of Loretta Sanchez, Member of the Committee on Armed Services in the US Congress, Joe Wilson, Chairman of the Friendship group USA-Bulgaria in the US Congress and a Member of the Committee on Armed Services and Madeline Bordalo, Member of the US-Bulgaria Friendship group.
SEPTEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the Ohrid Institute for Economical Strategies and International relations organized in Arka Hotel, Skopije a workshop on the topic: Development of conceptual and political factors of national and regional security. The event was sponsored by the NATO Science program Security through science and was attended by Security Experts from eleven countries from Europe and USA.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the NATO Information Center in Sofia, the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia and the Union of Economic Chamber of Macedonia organized a Bulgarian-Macedonian business forum in Skopje.
OCTOBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the NATO Information Center in Sofia organized a public lecture of H.E. Nancy McEldowney, US Ambassador in Sofia, on the topic: a New epoch in Bulgarian-American Relations.
NOVEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the Economic Chamber of Kosovo, the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Kosovo, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kosovo and the Association of Municipalities in Kosovo organized the Bulgarian-Kosovo Business Forum in Pristina.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the NATO Information Center in Sofia organized a Public Lecture of H.E. Yurii Issakov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sofia on the topic: Consequences of the crisis in the Caucasus to find the solution of security issues in the Black Sea region.
DECEMBER
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the School for Politics organized a public lecture of H.E. Kim Kemble, Ex Prime Minister of Canada on the topic: The European Union and Canada: Partnership from Afghanistan to the North Pole.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, the NATO Information Center in Sofia, the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Bulgarian Aerospace Agency and the State Agency for Information, Technology and Communications organized an Aerospace Conference with two panels – Bulgaria in Space and "Aerospace Technologies - New horizons for the military aviation. The Conference was attended by representatives of the State Administration, the Science community and of the Business sector.

2009

JANUARY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture of H.E. Etienne de Poncins, Ambassador of France in Sofia. The Lecture was on the topic: France and NATO in terms of enhanced European defence. The event took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia.
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a party to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The event was honored by H.E. Nancy McEldowney, US Ambassador in Sofia, Bulgarian politicians and representatives of the Bulgarian Business elite.
MARCH
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture of the Ambassador of Japan in Sofia, H.E.  Tsuneharu Takeda. The lecture was entitled: Japan and Bulgaria: Strengthening Partnership.
  • The Atlantic Club organized an International Business Conference for Defense and Security under the patronage of H.E.  Georgi Parvanov, President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Conference was organized on the occasion of NATO's 60 years and 5 years of Bulgaria in NATO. The event was attended by Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev, H.E. Tove Skarstein, Ambassador of Norway, Tsveta Markova, Chairman of the State Commission on Information Security, Nikolay Tsonev, Minister of Defense. During the Conference  The traditional Atlantic lunch which was attended by Ambassadors, Politicians, Business guests and Club members.
MAY
  • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a Business Forum in Kosovo. The Forum was attended by the  Minister of the Interior of Kosovo, the Minister of Economy, representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, representatives of the World Bank and business representatives from Bulgaria and Kosovo.
  • JUNE
    • The Bulgaria Euro - Atlantic Youth Club signed a contract with the National Center for European Youth Programs and Initiatives to implement the project Keep Sofia green. The project duration was 4 months. The aim of the project was the organization of the Youth Initiative, within to conduct large-scale campaign to protect the green areas in the territory of Sofia municipality, and to focus on building environmental habits among the young people.
    SEPTEMBER
    • A Delegation from the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria took part in the 55th General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association in Kiev, Ukraine. The main topic of the Assembly was Security for the Civil Society in the 21st Century.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together  with the Euro-Atlantic Club of Kosovo organized a public lecture of H.E. Chris William Dell, U.S. Ambassador in Kosovo. The lecture was attended by members of the Government of Kosovo, representatives of Bulgarian business in Kosovo, and members of the diplomatic corps in Kosovo.
    NOVEMBER
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, together with the NATO Information Center in Sofia, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Economy, Energy and Tourism, the State Commission on Information Security, The Bulgarian Defence Industry, the Pan-European Movement - Bulgaria organized the Annual International Business Conference for Defense and Security. The Conference was organized under the patronage of H.E.  Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
    • The participants in the conference discussed the New Strategic Concept of NATO and the modernization of the Bulgarian Army.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Pan-European Movement organized a joint public lecture of two Ambassadors in Sofia - H.E. Paul Beijer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden and H.E.  Jorge Fuentes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain. The lecture was held at the Hilton Hotel in Sofia.
    DECEMBER
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria together with the Bulgarian News Agency, the Bulgarian Writers Union and theBulgarian Media Agency in the world presented the Bulgarian edition of the book Shimon Peres Biography by Michael Bar-Zohar. The event was held at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
    • Ivan Sotirov, Director of the NATO Information Center in Sofia, was a speaker at the  17th Annual International Symposium of the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation: “The New Strategic Concept of NATO”  in Athens, Greece.
  • 2010

    JANUARY
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, together with the Pan-European Union and the cooperation of the Open Society Institute, organized a public discussion with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Sofia, H.E. Jorge Fuentes. The discussion was entitled: The ЕU During and After the Spanish Presidency and Bulgarian Priorities in the EU (2010-2011). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance H.E. Simeon Djankov also took special part in the discussion. The discussion was held in the Alexander's Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel.
    • The President of the Atlantic Club, Dr. Solomon Passy, participated in an international conference in Prague entitled: "The Strategic Concept of NATO - A Response to Our Concerns," organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the panel: Practical Implications: Opportunities for Crisis Management and Civil and Military Planning in NATO-EU Cooperation.
    • The President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, Dr. Solomon Passy, participated as a guest lecturer in the third mission of the European Friends of Isreal for Auschwitz: "Remembering the Past to Promote a Peaceful Future: Europe United Against Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Xenophobia." The event took place in Krakow, Poland.
    FEBRUARY
    • Dr. Solomon Passy participated in the International Economic Congress, organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. Dr. Passy participated in the panels: The Role of Global Governance Organizations in the Contemporary International Economy (Debate, Panel Discussion). The New Economic World Order: The Rise of New Major Players in Global Politics and the Challenge of Interdependence (Panel Discussion) Economic Walls in the International Economy
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. James Warlick. The lecture was entitled: "A New Partnership: Shared Interests, Shared Values," and was held at the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan.
    MARCH
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, together with the National Tourism Board, co-organized a conference on the topic: "The Threat of Terrorism and Crime in Tourism from an EU Policy Perspective." The event took place in the Sheraton Hotel's Sredetz Ballroom. Among others, H.E. Noah Gan Gendler, Ambassador of the State of Isreal to Bulgaria, also took part in the conference.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the magazine Banks Investments Money, organized a presentation on UBS Switzerland entitled: "Finance Markets and the World Economy." UBS is a global firm with headquarters in Zurich and Basel, which provides financial services to private, corporate, and institutional clients.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, with the support of the Open Sociaty Institute, organized a public lecture by Defence Minister Gen. Anyu Angelov. The lecture was entitled: "Aspects of the Republic of Bulgaria's Defence Policy."
    MAY

    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by U.S. NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins entitled: "Living and Working in Space: Today and Tomorrow." The lecture was realized with the kind support of the U.S. Embassy and held at the Sheraton Hotel.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The lecture was held in the Central Military Club in Sofia, with the kind support of the Open Society Institute.
    • A delegation from the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, including Solomon Passy (President of the Club), Ivan Sotirov (Chairman of the NATO Information Center in Sofia), Stefan Stofyanski, Elena Poptodorova, and Maxim Minchev took part in the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2010, organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. During the Symposium, there was also a special day designated to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.
    JUNE

    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, with the support of the Open Society Institute, organized a public lecture of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Sofia, H.E. Jorge Fuentes. The reasoning behing the lecture was the end of the Spanish EU Presidency. During the event, the ambassador gave a report on Spain's work in the past six months. The lecture was held in the Sheraton Hotel.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, with the support of the Open Society Institute, organized a public lecture by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Sofia, H.E. Marc Michielsen. The reasoning behind the lecture was the beginning of the Belgian presidency of the EU in the next six months. The ambassador spoke about the aims and intentions of the Belgian presidency for the development of the EU. Minister of the Interior H.E. Tsvetanov and Minister of Justice Margarita Popova also took part in the lecture. The event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
    JULY

    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public lecture by Kelly Degnan, Advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO, on the topic: NATO’s New Strategic Concept.” The lecture took place at BTA (The Bulgarian News Agency).
    SEPTEMBER

    • The Atlantic Club organised a public lecture held by H.E. Mehmed Gyudjuk Ambassador from the Republic of Turkey to Bulgaria. The lecture was conducted in connection with the successful completion of his diplomatic mission in Sofia. During the event the ambassador discussed the future Turkish membership to the EU, Turkish investments in Bulgaria, the trading exchange between the two countries, as well as the development of future Bulgarian-Turkish relations. The lecture took place in the “Serdika” hall of the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia.
    • The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organised a public lecture given by H.E. Etienne de Pomcins, the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Bulgaria. The lecture was conducted in order to commemorate his successful diplomatic mandate in Sofia. During the lecture the ambassador talked about the judicial reform, the fight against corruption and organised crime etc.
    OCTOBER

    • In the days between October 26 to 28 was held a conference on “Europe to Afghanistan: from understanding to support”. The event was organized by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and kind support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. The conference took venerable figures from NATO and the EU. H.E. James Warlick, Mark Dofried, Danielle Ridggio, Bettina Musheidt and others. The three-day discussion was held on an extremely high level as they were considered all perspectives and solutions to current issues. President of the Atlantic Club Dr. Solomon Passy opened the event with introductory speech about the problems and needs of people in Afghanistan and sympathy of our country to them. Prominent politicians were willing to participate - Nickolay Mladenov (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Nikolai Milkov (Ministry of Defense), H.E. Anyu Angelov (Minister of Defense) and others. The conference was filmed by the Bulgarian National Television and BTV, and their famous journalists like Ivan Garelov, Boyko Vassilev, Georgi Mikov, Venelin Petkov acted as moderators and people who are very committed and proactive to events happening in the Middle East.
    • The President of the Atlantic Club delivered a lecture before students of the University of National and World Economy. The lecture touched upon matters in the area of national security and defence. The lecture was a part of”Bulgaria at National Model United Nations 2010-2012”. This is a project of the Sociology Students’ Association of the University of Sofia. It was financed by the Trust for Civil Society for Central and Eastern Europe, the Open Society Institute and the National Collegiate Conference Association
    NOVEMBER

    • A public lecture by Commissioner  Kristalina Georgieva, entitled "New Strategies for Crisis Response in Europe: How the increased frequency and intensity of the disaster changing the reaction of the EU" , it was held at the 1 of November at “Sheraton” Hotel. The lecture was organized by the Atlantic Club and the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria. Ambassadors of more than 20 countries attended the event with attendance and Dr. Solomon Passy (President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria).
    • The president of the Atlantic Club delivered a lecture before the students of the New Bulgarian University.
    • Dr. Solomon Passy took part in an international conference on the topic of “Maritime piracy in the context of maritime transportation safety and its relation to Bulgaria’s national security”.  The conference was organized by Risk Solutions Ltd., EA “Maritime Administration” etc. and with the support of the European Commission and Sofia County.
    • Solomon Passy attended a round table discussion on the topic of “IT aspects of defence in the context of NATO’s new strategic concept and the EU strategy”.
    • On November 24th Jan Peterson, former Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Kingdom of Norway and its current Ambassador to Austria delivered a public lecture at the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia. The lecture was organised by the Norwegian Embassy in Sofia, the Diplomatic Institute to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. Mr. Paterson focused on Norway’s role as a mediator in the resolution of military conflicts and in the relations between NATO and the EU, as well as the process of Bulgaria’s accession to NATO and the potential of the Far North.
    • On the same day the President of the Atlantic Club Dr. Solomon Passy delivered a lecture before the students of the University of Sofia entitled “NATO in transition toward a new strategic concept”.
    • On November 25th the Minister of Internal Affairs to the Republic of Bulgaria, Nikolai Mladenov, held a lecture at the Sheraton Hotel. The lecture was entitled “NATO after Lisbon: the new tendencies and the new conception” and was organised by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. Minister Mladenov stressed that NATO continues its evolution from a military alliance to an alliance, maintaining global security.
    DECEMBER

    • In December the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Pan Europe Movement - Bulgaria organised a public discussion on the topic”Europe after the Belgium presidency and where Bulgaria is”. The discussion was conducted with the special participation of H.E. Marc Michielsen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Bulgaria and the Minister of Internal Affairs Tsvetan Tsvetanov. The event took place at the Radisson Hotel in Sofia.
    • A delegation of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria visited South Korea, having been invited by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During their visit Mr. Passy and Mr. Behar had a meeting with South Korean politicians and members of the business sector.  

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    2011

    January
    • The President of the Atlantic Club took part in the conference entitled „The Relations between Europe and the USA”. The conference was organised by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Berlin. The event took place in Washington and New York. January 4-6th, 2011
    • Public lecture entitled  “EU during the Hungarian Presidency and where Bulgaria is” with H.E. Judith Lang, Ambassador from the Republic of Hungary to Bulgaria and Rosen Plevneliev, the Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development organized with the support of Open Society Institute. January 17th, 2011
    February
    • Public lecture of the European Commissioner for Budget and Financial Programming Janusz Lewandowski, entitled:”Financial Stability of the EU: Challenges for the National Budget and the European Budget in the Future” was held with the help of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. February 11th, 2011
    March
    • Farewell speech of H.E. Steve Williams, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Bulgaria, entitled: “7 Years in Bulgaria: Some Reflections” commemorated the successful conclusion of his two terms as ambassador. The event was organized with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. March 14th, 2011
    • The presentation of the famous NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave was held in cooperation of the Embassy of the United States of America in Bulgaria. March 17th, 2011
    • Keynote speech H.E. Fu Ying, Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, entitled: “China’s development, challenges and opportunities” outlined various points in China’s domestic and foreign policy. March 21st, 2011
    April
    • The 9th Annual International Financial Forum “Banks, Investments, Money” with the special attendance of Tomislav Donchev, Minister of EU funds management and H.E. Judith Lang Ambassador of Hungary to Bulgaria where the “Banks, Investments, Money” Foundation was co organizer. April 4th, 2011
    • Keynote speech of the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Bulgaria H.E. Phillipe Autié, where he discussed the priorities of the French chairmanship of the G-20, with the cooperation of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. April 19th, 2011
    • Conference entitled “Europe as a Global Actor: The roles and responsibilities of Europe and US in the New World Order and the digital revolution” was organized with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. The conference was a part of a series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Atlantic Club. The event was opened by H.E. James Warlick, Ambassador of the United States of America to Bulgaria, H.E. Chun Bee-ho, Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Bulgaria and Dr. Solomon Passy, President of the Atlantic Club. The lectors for the conference included: H.E. Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.E. Judith Lang, Ambassador of the Republic Hungary to Bulgaria, H.E. Marc Michielsen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Bulgaria and H.E. Tsetska Tsacheva, President of the National Assembly.
    May
    • International conference entitled “Intelligent Defence and Security: Building an effective management through joint actions and control” was with the special support of IBM-Bulgaria, SAP-Bulgaria, the Ministry of Defence of Bulgaria (MD) and in cooperation with the embassies of the United States of America and Germany in Bulgaria and took place in the Central Military Club in Sofia. May 3-4th, 2011
    • Public lecture with the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-moon entitled “The World: next 20 years” happened in cooperation with the UN Association in Bulgaria and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. May 5th, 2011
    • Public discussion with Mr. Hans van der Loo, vice-president of SHELL International and head of the Communications Department with the EU of the company, on the topic: “The future of the transport with low carbon emissions”. He spoke about the intelligent consumption, intelligent machines and intelligent infrastructure as the future of energy efficiency. May 13th, 2011
    • Public lecture of Robert Vernon, ex - Assistant Police Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) was organized with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America in Bulgaria. May 18th, 2011
    • Lecture of the Australian Professor Stephen Freelance, lecturer at the University of West Sidney, which was part of the space project of the ACB and was held on the subject: “Activities in space and their legal aspects: National Space Legislation”. May 20th, 2011
    June
    • Conference on topic: “Euro-Atlantic integration: Applying the Visegrad Four experience” was held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and the Visegrad Four. It’s main goal was to confirm the fact that regional collaboration continues to be main factor in the process of expanding the EU. The event was supported by the Visegrad International Fund and the Ambassadors of the Visegrad Four (V4) in Bulgaria. June 16th, 2011
    • Public discussion entitled “Europe after the Hungarian chairmanship” with the participation of the Ambassador of Hungary in Bulgaria H.E. Mrs. Judith Lang and the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Mr. Rosen Plevneliev with the kind support of “Open Society” Institute. June 23rd, 2011
    July
    • Public discussion with the EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht was held in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce. July 12th, 2011
    • Public discussion entitled:”Europe under the Polish chairmanship and the place of Bulgaria” with the participation of the Ambassador of Poland in Bulgaria H.E. Mr. Lezsek Hensel and the Minister of Economics, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria Mr. Traycho Traykov. The event was organized with the kind support of “Open Society” Institute. July 14th, 2011
    September
    • Public lecture of the special adviser of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr. Eddy Maloka, entitled “Facebook Revolutions in Africa”. The lecture was attended by H.E. Sheila Camerer, the Ambassador of South Africa and was held  in cooperation with the South Africa Embassy in Sofia, the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute, the Bulgarian School of Politics and the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. September 2nd, 2011
    • Keynote speech by the President of Hungary H.E. Pál Schmitt, entitled “National Solutions to Regional Challenges” was organized together with  the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian School of Politics, and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. September 9th, 2011
    • Keynote speech by the deputy chairman of the SDP faction in the German Bundestag, Dr. Gernot Erler, entitled “New Challenges for Foreign and Security Politics in Europe” was co-organized together with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bulgaria, and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. September 16th, 2011
    October
    • Public lecture by the EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, entitled “How European Development Cooperation Contributes to the Transformation of the Global Order”. The event took place with the special support of Open Society Institute, the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. October 20th, 2011
    • Lecture by the former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E. James Pardew, entitled “The Breakup of Yugoslavia” was organized with the help of the American Research Center. October 24th, 2011
    • Business conference entitled “Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement: Growing Opportunities for Korea and Bulgaria” took place with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The purpose of the conference was to analyze trade and investment relations between the European Union and the Republic of Korea as well as the Bulgaria’s opportunities as a member of the EU. October 27th, 2011
    November
    • Conference entitled "The New Arab Spring: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next" was organized with the special support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria, the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, and NATO. The goal of the conference was to analyze the events in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring and the consequences of the revolution there. The two days event took place at the Central Military Club in Sofia. November 8-9th, 2011
    December
    • Public lecture of Princess Laurentein van Orajne-Nassau of the Netherlands, entitled “A Different Mindset for a Sustainable Future: The Value of Inner-Generational Dialogue. “ The event was organized together with New Bulgarian University, the Credo Bonum Foundation, Bulgarian School of Politics Dimitry Panitza, Publishing House Ciela and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. December 7th, 2011

    2012

    January
    • Public discussion, entitled “EU during the Danish Presidency and Where Bulgaria Is” with H. E. Kaare Janson, Danish Ambassador to Bulgaria and the Minister of Justice Diana Kovacheva. The event was on the occasion of the beginning of the Danish EU Presidency and was organized with the support of „Open Society” Institute - Sofia and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.  January 10th, 2012
    • Public lecture by the Dutch politician Mr. Frans Timmermans, entitled “The EU: Is Our Common Future Just History” with the support of Netherlands Embassy in Sofia and with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. January 13th, 2012
    • Public lecture by professor Massimo de Leonardis, entitled “From the Wars Among States to the Conflicts in the XXI Century: a Historical Perspective”. During his lecture Mr. de Leonardis presented his newly published book, entitled “Ultima Ratio Regum. Military Power and International Relations”. The event was supported by the Embassy of Italy to Bulgaria and the Italian Institute for Culture in Sofia.  February 9th, 2012
    • Round table on the topic “EU Policy for Guaranteeing the Rights of the Passengers Using Air Transport”. Partner of the event was Information Office of the European Parliament in Bulgaria. Special guest was Mrs. Antonia Parvanova, member of the European Parliament. February 17th, 2012
    • Official presentation of the book “Contemporary Issues for National and International Space Law” with the participation of Prof. Alexander Yankov, Dr. Solomon Passy, Mr. Stanimir Ilchev, Mr. Krassimir Bojanov and Ms. Rada Popova. The book is part of a project launched two years ago regarding space law and its significance in Bulgarian science, education, and politics.  February 24th, 2012
    March
    • Keynote speech by H.E. Philippe Autie, Ambassador of the Republic of France to Bulgaria on the topic “The Challenges before the Eurozone”. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of France in Bulgaria, Cheque Dejeuner, Emporiki Bank, Renault Bulgaria, and Visa. March 1st, 2012
    • Presentation of two books by H.E. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, organized with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Publishing Houses “East-West” and “MaK”, and with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The titles of the books are “Where Tomorrow Begins” and “The European Integration without Illusions”. March 27th, 2012
    • Inter-parliamentary debate, entitled “Ukrainian-Bulgarian Relations: 20 Years of Friendship, Trust and Partnership” on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Ukranian-Bulgarian diplomatic relations. The event was organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. March 28th, 2012
    April
    • Public lecture of the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo H.E. Bujar Bukoshi, entitled „Euro-Atlantic Orientation of Republic of Kosovo“ with the support of the European Polytechnic University the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. April 20th, 2012
    • International conference, entitled “Strategic Energy Challenges: V4 and Bulgaria and Romania: Common Interests, Common Actions”. The aim of the conference was to focus on the energy challenges today and to make a meaningful discussion on the actions we should take in order to have a more prosperous future. The event was attended by many distinguished figures such: Mr. Delyan Dobrev, the new Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria, Mr. Jiří Schneider, the first Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, which then held the presidency of the Visegrad Four, as well as representatives from Bulgarian and foreign business circles, governmental officials, diplomats, media and many others. The event was organized with the support of the Czech Embassy, the International Visegrad Fund and in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. April 26-27th, 2012
    • Gala Concert, entitled „Ode to Joy“ commemorated several milestones - 90 years Pan-European Union - Bulgaria, 40 years „Ode to Joy“ as anthem of Europe, seven years since Bulgaria signed the Treaty of Accession to the EU and five years of Bulgaria as a member of the EU. The concert was organized with the special support of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, European Commission Representation in Bulgaria, and Sofia Municipality. April 27th, 2012
    May
    • Keynote speech by the President of the European Parliament H.E. Martin Schulz, entitled “Europe’s Way Out of the Crisis” was held together with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Sofia University, and with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. May 3rd, 2012
    • Public discussion, entitled “Five years Bulgaria in the European Union” with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Nikolay Mladenov who presented analysis of the first five years of Bulgaria in the EU. The event was organized by the Information Office of the European Parliament in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. May 9th, 2012
    • Two-day international conference, entitled “NATO’s Role in the Black Sea Region in the Context of the New Security Challenges and NATO Summit in Chicago” supported by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria - Burgas, Ministry of Defense, NATO, and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. May 16-18th, 2012
    • Public lecture by the Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Belguim H.E. Pieter De Crem on the topic “Challenges of the 21st Century in the Field of Security and Defence”.The event was organized together with Sofia Security Forum and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. May 29th, 2012
    June
    • Conference, entitled „Food Policies and the Future of the Food Industry“. The event was organized with the special support of the Embassy of the United States in Bulgaria, Solae, and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. June 7th, 2012
    • Discussion, entitled „EU-US Relations“. The event was supported by the Embassy of the United States and the Embassy of Denmark, and with the special support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. June 13th, 2012
    • Round table, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Pope John Paul II’s visit to Bulgaria, entitled “John Paul II: The Man Who Changed the World”. The event was organized in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. June 14th, 2012
    • Public lecture of the Prime Minister of Kosovo H.E. Hashim Thaci, entitled “Kosovo and Western Balkans Toward Euro-Atlantic Integration”. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. June 19th, 2012
    July
    • Public discussion, entitled “EU during the Cyprus Presidency and the Development Priorities for the Bulgarian Regions 2014-2020”. Special guests of the event were Ms. Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, and H.E. Stavros Amvrosiou, Ambassador of Cyprus in Bulgaria. Partners of the event were Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. July 5th, 2012  
    • Three day seminar, entitled “The Experience of Bulgaria in the EU Accession and Membership Process - Recommendations for Serbia”. The seminar aimed at promoting cooperation between students, young professionals and academics from Serbia and Bulgaria and bringing the European integration experience of Bulgaria closer to the Serbian students and Serbian public in general. The event was held in cooperation with the Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives from Belgrade and the Embassy of the United States in Serbia. July 8-10th, 2012
    September
    • Conference on the topic “11 Years after September 11th: Lessons for 11 Years Ahead”. The aim of the conference was to commemorate the tragic events that happened 11 years ago and to remind us of the threat and the consequences that modern terrorism poses. The conference was organized together with the International Institute for Security and Cooperation and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. September 16th, 2012
    • Conference, entitled “Growing with Our Customers - UNIQA Success Formula for CEE Region”. The aim of the conference was to discuss the European insurance policies and practices and how they can influence the Bulgarian market. The event was supported by UNIQA and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. September 20th, 2012
    • Conference, entitled “Digital Agenda for Europe: Reality or still Challenge”. The aim of the conference was to outline the activities along the guidelines of the “Digital Agenda for Europe” that will help the countries in the region to transform one of its weaknesses into an advantage. Special guest at the event was Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission. The event was organized with the support of the Bulgarian Government, the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications, and the European Commission. September 20th, 2012
    • Two-day international conference, entitled: NATO’s Challenges and Concerns in the next 10 years” together with Sofia Security Forum, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Berlin, and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria. September 25-26th, 2012
    October
    • The US-Bulgarian Alumni Association was established with the collaboration of the U.S. Embassy. The aim is to unite people who have studied in the United States of America. The first event of the newly established organization was held in Plovdiv University, where the topic of discussion was the “US presidential elections 2012”. October 15th, 2012
    November
    • European project for the creation of “European toy” with Turkey, Bulgaria and Poland, held in Kasary, Turkey. The event was attended by a member of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. November 2nd - 8th, 2012
    • Commemorative concert for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Burgas airport. The event was held in cooperation with the organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom“, sponsored by Burgas Minicipality and the Regional Administration. November 8th, 2012
    • Annual speech ofthe Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, regarding the celebration of the first anniversary since his inauguration. The topic was "Current issues and priorities in the national security of the Republic of Bulgaria". The event was organized together with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. November 22nd, 2012
    December
    • The President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Solomon Passy was in Oslo where the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 was officially granted to the European Union. The Union was represented by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and the President of the European Parliament Martin Schultz. The heads of state and government of the 27 member countries of the EU also attended the ceremony. December 10th, 2012
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