Simeon II

Simeon II,

 

Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski,

or

Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,

1937–, czar (1943–46) and premier (2001–5) of Bulgaria. He succeeded his father, Boris IIIBoris III,
1894–1943, czar of Bulgaria (1918–43), son of Czar Ferdinand, on whose abdication he succeeded to the throne. He ruled constitutionally until 1934, then set up a military dictatorship under his premier, Kimon Georgiev, and in 1935 began his personal
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, under a regency. After the occupation (1944) of Bulgaria by Russian forces he remained nominal ruler under a new council of regents. In 1946 a plebiscite abolished the monarchy, and Simeon went into exile in Spain. He visited Bulgaria several times after 1996. Returning home in Apr., 2001, he founded a political party that won half the parliamentary seats in June, 2001, and he became Bulgaria's premier. As premier he has instituted economic reforms and worked to secure Bulgaria's admission into NATO and the European Union. Losses in the 2005 elections forced his resignation and led his party to become a junior partner in a coalition with the Socialists; he resigned as party leader in 2009 after the party failed to win any parliamentary seats.
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The event was also an opportunity for Bulgaria's former Prime Minister, King Simeon II, also Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017 to address the event, where he stressed the importance of public-private partnerships for sustainable tourism.
Addressing the event was also HM King Simeon II, Special Ambassador of the IY2017 who stressed the importance of public/private partnerships for sustainable tourism.
During his reign as Simeon II, King (or Tsar) of Bulgaria, from 1943 to 1946, he was a minor, the royal authority being exercised on his behalf by a regency.
Le acompanaron junto a sus hijos y nietos en la presentacion de sus Memorias, Simeon II.
Speakers include former Prime Minister of Bulgaria, King Simeon II, Chairman of the Australian Export Tourism Council, John King, Director of Industry Relations at Trip Advisor, Helena Egan, Senior Vice President of Seabourn, John Delaney and award-winning author and former correspondent for the New York Times, Elizabeth Becker.
Speakers include former Bulgarian prime minister King Simeon II, Australian Export Tourism Council chairman John King, TripAdvisor director of industry relations Helena Egan, Seabourn senior vice-president John Delaney and award-winning author and former correspondent for New York Times Elizabeth Becker.
Since the hyperinflation of 1997, the country has been governed from the right, by the Union of Democratic Forces; from the left, by the Bulgarian Socialist Party; from above, by the king-turned-prime minister Simeon II of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; and from below, by Boyko Borisov, the former head of Simeon's security detail.
King of Bulgarians In 1946 Tsar Simeon II went into exile but in 2001 was elected PM.
Kate seemed to be enjoying the encounter and was all smiles when she later met King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria.
It tells the tale of Simeon II, who was declared Tsar of Bulgaria at the age of six, but who was ousted and banished aged nine by the Communist dictatorship, only to return triumphantly 5 years later in 2001 as Prime Minister.
The deal had caused friction in the ruling coalition between the National Movement Simeon II of prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg and minority partner Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF).
Just before the hearing, Liberal MEP Antonyia Parvanova - a member of the National Movement for Stability and Progress headed by former King Simeon II, the adversary of Jeleva's party, the GERB - wrote to Barroso to advise him that his candidate had omitted to state that she was still manager and owner of the firm Global Consult from 2007 to 2009, when she sat in the EP.