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Irina Bokova Is Likely Nominee For UN Head – French Media

The current UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova is among the nominees for next UN Secretary-General, writes the Bulgarian daily Standart, quoting the French Le Figaro.

Politics » Diplomacy | 9 hours ago | Viewed: 341

French Ambassador: EU Monitoring On Bulgaria Might Increase

French ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyere de Cabanes, said there were no signs that the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) applied to Bulgaria and Romania might come to an end.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 18:11 | Viewed: 533

Tanya Raykovska Elected Interim Chair of Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has elected Tanya Raykovska interim Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS).

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 13:51 | Viewed: 427

Bulgaria PM to Oversee State Security, Deputy PMs Get Coordinative Functions

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced Thursday his deputies would be in charge of ministries' oversight, instead of having only coordinative functions as previously stated.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 12:40 | Viewed: 524

Bulgarian Ministers Desperate to Negotiate Reduction of EU Funds Losses in 2014

A delegation of Bulgarian ministers headed by Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU funds, held talks with representatives of the European Commission in Brussels on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 10:58 | Viewed: 557

Judicial Council Moves to Elect Chair of Supreme Court of Cassation

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to launch a procedure for the election of a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 09:42 | Viewed: 376

Patriotic Front Backtracks on Ultimatum to Bulgarian Gov't

The Patriotic Front (PF) will not put into question the integrity of Bulgaria's ruling coalition, leaders of the front have announced.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 08:25 | Viewed: 566

Bulgaria Concerned over Escalating Jerusalem Tensions

Bulgaria on Wednesday said it is deeply concerned by the escalation of tensions in Jerusalem following the brutal slaying of Israeli worshippers by two Palestinian attackers.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 738

Nationalist Party NFSB May Withdraw Confidence in Govt in 24 Hours

The two main parties constituting nationalist formation the Patriotic Front (PF) – NFSB and VMRO – clash over the recently appointed Deputy Minister of Defence Orhan Ismailov.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1007

Bulgaria to Grant Ukraine Humanitarian Aid of EUR 50 000

Bulgaria’s government will grant Ukraine humanitarian aid of EUR 50 000.

Politics | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 650

Stanimir Florov Nominated to Head Automobile Administration Executive Agency

Stanimir Florov, former head of the Interior Ministry’s Chief Directorate "Combating Organized Crime" (GDBOP), has been nominated for the post of Director of the Automobile Administration Executive Agency (AAEA).

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 10:25 | Viewed: 726

Bulgaria’s Govt Will Pursue Schengen Accession in Stages – Deputy PM

Bulgaria has a clear economic and political interest in joining the Schengen Area and the accession in stages will be among the key goals of the government, according to Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policy and Institutional Matters.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1014

Presidents of Bulgaria, Poland Back EU Energy Union

The heads of state of Bulgaria and Poland, Rosen Plevneliev and Bronislaw Komorowski have united around the idea that an energy union could boost the EU's security of supplies, Plevneliev's press office has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1371

Bulgarian MPs Pass 2014 State Budget Update

Lawmakers have approved the government's proposal to overhaul this year's state budget.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 854

Bulgaria Interior Minister Backs Idea to Set up European Prosecutor’s Office

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov on Tuesday supported the idea of establishing European Prosecutor's Office responsible for combating fraud and misappropriation of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 808

Bulgaria Condemns Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

“Bulgaria strongly condemns the attack on the synagogue and the religious school in Jerusalem,” said Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry in a press statement.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 756

GERB's Menda Stoyanova Calls For Responsibility From Central Bank Chiefs

GERB MP Menda Stoyanova, chair of the parliamentary budget committee, urged the managerial board of Bulgaria's Central Bank (BNB) to assume the moral responsibility for the problems of Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB).

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 679

Nationalists Threaten to Withdraw Support for Borisov Cabinet

The Patriotic Front (PF) might withdraw its support for the coalition government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, announced Valeri Simeonov, co-chairman of PF.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 807

Turkey's Ambassador Suleyman Gokce Criticises Plans For Fence Along Border

Turkey's ambassador to Bulgaria Suleyman Gokce said that his country was against the construction of a fence along the entire border between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 09:04 | Viewed: 950

Bulgaria's President Plevneliev To Visit Poland

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is on a official visit to Poland on Tuesday and Wednesday, said his press office.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 07:39 | Viewed: 811

Schengen Accession Is Achievable Target for Bulgaria, Romania – Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister for European Policy and Institutional Matters Meglena Kuneva has told Romania’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Anton Pacuretu that the accession to the Schengen area is an achievable target for both countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2014, Monday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1358