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Bulgaria Remains under EU Monitoring over Macroeconomic Imbalances

Bulgaria is one of the sixteen countries subject to EU monitoring over macroeconomic imbalances, the EU Commission's Alert Mechanism Report 2015 shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 15:58 | Viewed: 406

EU Commission Approves Bulgaria's Human Resources Program

The European Commission has given the thumbs up on a BGN 2.135 B operational program for Bulgaria, allocating the sum between 2014 an 2020, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:56 | Viewed: 911

Bulgaria MPs' Appointments to Permanent Committees Get Mixed Reception

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament have set up all Permanent Committees, amid controversy over how seats are allocated.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:31 | Viewed: 571

PM Borisov Calls Emergency Cabinet Meeting on Monday

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told lawmakers on Friday he was calling in an extraordinary government session next week over the country's preparedness for new flash floods in the spring.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:00 | Viewed: 547

Bulgaria's New Fighter Jets Should Be Included in 2016 Budget - ex-Chief of Defense

Bulgaria should consider introducing costs for new fighters into the state budget for 2016, Miho Mihov, presently head of Parliament's Defense Committee Miho Mihov has said.

Politics » Defense | November 28, 2014, Friday // 12:41 | Viewed: 390

Bulgaria's GERB Has No Plan B in Case Patriots Withdraw Support

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has not considered an alternative plan in case the Patriotic Front (PF) withdraws its support for the coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 11:53 | Viewed: 415

Bulgaria's DPS Expels 2 MPs over Use of Preference Vote

Two lawmakers have been expelled from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s group in Parliament for having availed of the preferential vote during the October 5 yearly elections.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 11:47 | Viewed: 374

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to Meet Bulgaria President, PM

EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva is due to hold talks with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2014, Friday // 09:41 | Viewed: 332

Bulgaria To Criminalise Participation in IS

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has set up a working group to draft legislation criminalising the participation of Bulgarian citizens in the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 18:52 | Viewed: 548

Bulgaria's Answer To US Tanks Is 'No' – Chief Of Defence

If the US ask us for permission to deploy tanks or other armoured vehicles, at this point our answer is “No”, Vice Admiral Rumen Nikolov, Chief of Defense Staff of Bulgaria, told the BGNES wire service.

Politics » Defense | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1403

Bulgaria Denounces Russia-Abkhazia Agreement

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Bulgaria does not recognise the agreement that had been recently signed between the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 17:30 | Viewed: 668

Bulgaria to Get 6% of Requested EUR 300 M under EU Solidarity Fund

Bulgaria will get 6% of the requested EUR 300 M under the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), or some EUR 10.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 433

National Security Head: No Direct Terror Threat to Bulgaria

There is no direct terror threat to Bulgaria even though the risk exists, State Agency for National Security (DANS) Chair Vladimir Pisanchev said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 620

Bulgaria’s Labor Minister to Push for Minimum Wage Hike

Ivaylo Kalfin, Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has argued that an increase in the monthly minimum wage will give a boost to the economy.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 414

PES Leader Stanishev Offers to Help Bulgaria Join Schengen

European socialists' leader Sergey Stanishev has announced he is ready to work with Bulgarian institutions toward Bulgaria's accession into the Schengen area without border control.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 08:31 | Viewed: 486

Bulgarian Nationalists Threaten Gov't over Appointment of Sofia Governor

A co-leader of the Patriotic Front (PF) has said the coalition has no good move other then to withdraw its support from the Bulgarian minority government.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 07:48 | Viewed: 564

Bulgaria Has Not Received Request for Deployment of NATO Tanks

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry and Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry have not received an official request for stationing tank bases on the territory of the country, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 20:57 | Viewed: 768

Ivaylo Kalfin Appointed Chair of National Council for Tripartite Cooperation

Ivaylo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has been appointed Chair of Bulgaria’s National Council for Tripartite Cooperation.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 19:33 | Viewed: 402

Bulgaria Will Not Sign TTIP Unless US Lifts Visa Requirements - Minister

Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said that Bulgaria will not sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) unless the US lifts visa requirements.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1691

EU Commission Issues Final Warning to Bulgaria in Four Areas

The European Commission on Wednesday asked Bulgaria to comply properly with EU law in four areas or face referral to the European Union's Court of Justice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1103

Bulgarian Cabinet Dismisses Nearly All District Governors

Bulgaria's government has decided to replace twenty-four out of twenty-eight district governors.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 633