Bulgarian Project Wins Natura 2000 Award

The Bulgarian project “For the Balkans and the people: Nature Protection and Sustainable Rural Development” has won the Socio-Economic Benefits Award in this year’s edition of the Natura 2000 Awards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 4 hours ago | Viewed: 320

New Deputy Agriculture Minister to Oversee EU's Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria

The number of deputy ministers in Bulgaria's agriculture ministry will be increased from three to four.

Politics » Domestic | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 387

Bulgaria IntMin Reports 30 % Drop in Number of Illegal Migrants in 2016

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Wednesday that the number of illegal migrants detained in Bulgaria this year has decreased by nearly 30 % compared to 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 11:12 | Viewed: 526

Bulgaria’s Garmen Braces for New Protest against Illegal Roma Dwellings

A year after clashes between ethnic Bulgarians and Roma people living in Garmen new protest action has been scheduled for Monday against illegal dwellings built by Roma people in this village in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2332

Bulgarian Socialists to Decide at Referendum on Left-wing Alliance for Presidential Vote

Bulgarian main opposition Socialists will decide at a party referendum with which political parties to join forces for the forthcoming presidential elections, the party’s new leader, Korneliya Ninova, has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1368

Bulgaria to Have 146-km Wire Fence along Border with Turkey in 2 Months

In about two months Bulgaria will have a wire fence built along 146 km of the country's border with Turkey, preventing illegal migration flow, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2016, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 3487

UNESCO Head Bokova Denies Speculation She Might Run for Bulgarian President

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 12:06 | Viewed: 3164

Bulgaria Socialists Name Legendary Film Actor as Deputy Chair

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has elected Stefan Danailov, a cinema actor who rose to fame in iconic Bulgarian productions and some foreign titles, as a deputy to newly elected leader Korneliya Ninova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Undergoes Reshuffles

The recently elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the biggest opposition party in the country, is to make changes at the top, reshuffling her deputies, news website Dnevnik reports.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1689

Bulgaria MPs Turn Down Medical Cannabis Legalization

Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday rejected the legalization of medical marijuana, with only three backing the proposal in a 240-seat Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3516

Bulgaria 'More Prepared Than Germany' to Tackle Migrant Inflow, FM Says

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov on Friday said his country was more ready to meet the inflow of migrants to a bigger extent than Germany "in a particular moment".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 10:39 | Viewed: 2210

Bulgaria Discussing Joint NATO Maritime Group with Romania, Turkey

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said Bulgaria is exploring options to take part in a joint standing maritime group of NATO in the Black Sea.

Politics » Defense | May 20, 2016, Friday // 19:28 | Viewed: 2475

Bulgaria IntMin Downplays 'Lax Border Control' Claims in German Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has dismissed suggestions in a Bild article, which quoted a secret German intelligence report as saying there were weaknesses in the counry's effort to crack down on people smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2016, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1862

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev Won’t Seek Second Term in 2016 Elections

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev said on Friday that he wouldn’t run for a second term of office in this year’s elections, citing personal reasons.

Politics | May 20, 2016, Friday // 12:46 | Viewed: 2465

Bulgaria Ranks among Top 5 in EU by Number of Victims of Trafficking in People

Bulgaria is among the EU countries with the greatest number of registered victims of trafficking in human beings, according to a new report by the European Commisson.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1806

Bulgarians Abroad to Protest until Election Code Changes Reversed

A representative of Bulgarian nationals living abroad said on Tuesday protests will be held until MPs agree to rescind amendments to election rules restricting the number of polling stations outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1783

Four EU Experts to Analyze Bulgaria's Prosecution

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has announced that four magistrates from different countries are expected to arrive in Bulgaria on May 30 to conduct an analysis of the national prosecuting authority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 08:06 | Viewed: 1823

Bulgarian President Hits back at MPs over Rejection of Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will refer to the Constitutional Court the Parliament’s “hugely regrettable” decision to override his veto on changes to election rules that could hamper voting by Bulgarian citizens residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 21:02 | Viewed: 1641

Bulgaria Completes 'Successful' Chairmanship of CoE's Committee of Ministers

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, praised the Bulgarian chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the organisation’s decision-making body, in a speech at the 126th Session of the Committee in Sofia on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 19:27 | Viewed: 1550

EC: Bulgaria Needs to Improve Labour Policies, Insolvency Proceedings

The European Commission recommended on Wednesday that Bulgaria take action to address several areas of macroeconomic imbalances in 2016 and 2017.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1584

Partners in Bulgaria’s Government Plan to Cap Polling Stations in a Foreign Country at 35

The partners in Bulgaria’s governing coalition plan to propose further amendments to election rules in an effort to address some of the deficiencies of recently adopted changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1513