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Reform of Voting Rules, Judiciary Key to Solving Bulgaria's Problems – President

Nearly all of Bulgaria's problems have their origin in the judicial system and electoral law, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Domestic | 3 hours ago | Viewed: 444

Bulgaria’s President to Present Referendum Questions in Parliament

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will present his proposal for referendum questions on election legislation on Tuesday in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 680

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee Head Condemns Bulgaria’s Failure to Report Police Brutality Cases

Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), has argued that police brutality constitutes a systemic problem in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2015, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1140

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Officials to Hold Protest in Downtown Sofia

Officials of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry from all over the country are expected to gather at a protest, which will take place in Sofia on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2015, Saturday // 12:39 | Viewed: 2473

Three Quarters of Bulgarian MPs Submit Draft to Change Constitution

Proposed changes to Bulgaria’s constitution meant to push forward a reform of the judicial system have been backed by 75% of the members of parliament.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2015, Friday // 19:09 | Viewed: 1964

EU to Allocate EUR 25 M to Bulgaria, Turkey for Cross-Border Cooperation

The European Commission (EC) will allocate EUR 25 M of EU funding to Bulgaria and Turkey for cross-border cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2015, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2789

Protests to Continue as Bulgarian MPs Table Joint Project for Judicial Reform

Two protests will take place in front of the parliament building, as Bulgarian MPs are to debate the judicial reform on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2015, Friday // 09:33 | Viewed: 2024

Bulgarian PM Foresees Accession to Schengen Area in October

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov pointed to the importance of the consensus on the judicial reform, which was reached by most of the parliamentary represented parties on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2015, Friday // 08:04 | Viewed: 2978

EU Solidarity Key to Tackling Common Challenges, Mogherini Says on Bulgaria Visit

The integration of western Balkan states into the European Uunion is of particular importance for the stabilization of the region, the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 19:49 | Viewed: 2203

Bulgarian Political Leaders Agree on Joint Project to Change Constitution

Political parties in Bulgaria’s parliament have agreed to submit a joint project for changing the constitution to move forward with reform of the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 2569

EU Allocates EUR 6.3 M to Bulgaria for Recovery after Severe Winter

The European Commission (EC) allocated on Thursday EUR 6.3 M from the EU Solidarity Fund to Bulgaria in order for the country to deal with the damages caused by the severe winter conditions in the beginning of the year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2199

PM Borisov Highlights Bulgaria’s Contribution to EU Security in Talks with Mogherini

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov boasted about Bulgaria’s contribution to the EU’s security, portraying the country as one of the worst hit by increasing migratory pressure at a meeting with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2047

Bulgarian MPs to Hear Candidates for Ombudsman, C-Bank Deputy Governors

Two committees of the Bulgarian Parliament will hold on Thursday hearings of the candidates for ombudsman and deputy governors of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Politics » Domestic | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 11:12 | Viewed: 1900

President: Bulgaria Has No Time To Waste as Regards Judicial Reform

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has urged MPs to back the set of proposed amendments to the Constitution on Friday so that the implementation of the judicial reform is not delayed further.

Politics » Domestic | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1933

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini To Meet with Bulgaria’s PM, President in Sofia

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 2219

8 Projects of 6 EU Countries among First Batch to Get Funding under ‘Juncker Plan’

Eight projects of six EU Member States will be the first to receive funding under the so-called Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 2517

Bulgaria with Third-Lowest Govt Debt to GDP Ratio in EU in Q1, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, Bulgaria had the third-lowest government debt to GDP ratio in the EU, at 29.6%, preceded by Estonia with 10.5% and Luxembourg with 21.6%, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 18:49 | Viewed: 2365

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry to Teach US Visa Applicants How to Avoid Formal Errors

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has pledged to develop a training program for people applying for visas to the United States.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1919

Bulgaria's Two Largest Parties Fail to Reach Agreement on Changes to Constitution

The two largest parties represented in the Bulgarian parliament – GERB and BSP failed to reach an agreement on the tabled constitutional amendments.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 2514

Two Protests Call for Genuine Judicial Reform in Downtown Sofia

Two protests calling for genuine judicial reform are taking place near the building of the Bulgarian Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 09:14 | Viewed: 2173

Bulgaria's GERB, BSP to Seek Consensus on Constitutional Amendments

The talks on garnering parliamentary majority for the amendments to the Bulgarian constitution will continue on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 2160