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Bulgaria's GERB Withdraws Support from State Budget Overhaul

Center-right opposition GERB has stepped back and has announced it is against the update of Bulgaria's state budget.

Bulgarian Constitutional Court to Revoke 20% Fee on Solar, Wind Power

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court (KS) is expected to revoke the 20% fee on the revenues of photovoltaic plants and wind farms.

Outgoing Bulgarian Foreign Minister Slams New Sanctions against Russia

Bulgaria's outgoing Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has suggested that new sanctions against Russia will have a negative impact on the entire EU.

Tax Crimes in Bulgaria on the Rise

Tax, customs and financial crimes by organised criminal groups in Bulgaria are on the rise, said the Interior Ministry.

Bulgaria Evacuates Embassy Staff From Libya

Bulgaria has evacuated all staff from its embassy in Tripoli due to the continued deterioration of the security situation in Libya.


Was DPS's Choice to Speed Up Government Resignation a Sacrifice?

"The DPS said to everyone that to be in power is not an end in itself, it's not a cliche," Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, said.


Should all deposits in Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) be guaranteed by the state?

» No-the law says: up to 100 000 Euro - 49.5 %

» Yes-the investors were victims of a fraud - 39.2 %

» No-everyone should bear their own risk - 9 %

» I can't say - 2.4 %

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  • What's more dangerous?

    Nowadays in Bulgaria one would spend longer time in jail for speaking against the banks, than for robbing them.... read

In Pictures

estival-goers kiss as they arrive to the campsite of the 20th Przystanek Woodstock (Woodstock Bus Stop) in Kostrzyn on the Odra River, Poland

Indian Muslims offer prayer at the historical Eidgah on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr festival in Bhopal, India, 29 July 2014. After the sighting of the new crescent moon Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid al-Fitr Festival which marks the end of the

A Beefeater guard walks amongst red poppies in the moat at the Tower of London in London, Britain, 29 July 2014. The Tower of London moat is slowly turning red as some 888,246 ceramic poppies are planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from

Luca-Noe, 2, from Wacken sits with his mother Melanie during preparations of the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in Wacken, Germany


Photo Story

Shiny Happy People: The Smiling Outgoing Bulgarian Ministers

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Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin (right) and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during Lavrov's recent visit in Sofia

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PM Oresharski and Finance Minister Chobanov at a Government meeting.

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Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev in Parliament.

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The Government in Parliament on July 24 2014, shortly before its resignation was voted.

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Vice PM Daniela Bobeva

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Finance Minister Petar Chobanov.

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Justice Minister and Minister of EU Funds Zinaida Zlatanova and Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski are sharing a laugh.

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Sports Minister Mariana Georgieva and her colleagues Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov (left) and Transport Minister Danail Papazov.

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PM Oresharski and Bulgaria's European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva

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PM Oresharski and Iskra Mihailova, former Minister of Environment and Waters, currently an MEP. went through the photo archives of the government of Plamen Oresharski whose resignation was passed by Parliament on July 24.

Its term, which lasted a little over a year, was probably a stressful time for the ministers, but they nevertheless shared a good laugh every now and then.

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