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Consumption of Illicit Cigarettes in Bulgaria Registers Decrease

According to a market research of the five leading tobacco companies, the consumption of illicit cigarettes in Bulgaria has registered a decrease.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2015, Sunday // 16:48 | Viewed: 638

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Syrian Refugees Hidden in Romanian Truck

Bulgarian authorities detained nine Syrian refugees hidden in a Romanian truck in the Pass of the Republic (also known as Hainboaz) in central Bulgaria on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2015, Sunday // 15:35 | Viewed: 992

Planned Rise in Vignette Stickers’ Price Prompts Protests in Bulgaria

Protests against a planned increase in the price of vignette stickers for motor vehicles have been held across Bulgaria on Saturday, local media reported.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2015, Saturday // 16:52 | Viewed: 1599

Interior Minister Notes 2.5-Fold Increase of Migratory Flow Through Bulgaria

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said during the regular parliamentary control on Friday that the migratory flow through Bulgaria has increased by nearly two and a half times this year.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2015, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1789

Bulgaria’s Ataka Party Protests over Downing of Russian Warplane by Turkey

Bulgaria’s opposition nationalist party Ataka has staged protest action in front of Turkey’s Embassy building in Sofia on Thursday over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish Air Force.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2192

IntMin: Bulgaria Is Not Directly Threatened by Russia-Turkey Tensions

According to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, no direct threat exists for Bulgaria from an eventual escalation of the conflict between Russia and Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2015, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 2142

Bulgaria Govt to Spend BGN 1 M on Electric Cars for Civil Servants

Some BGN 1 M will be spent on electric cars for civil servants working in the state and municipal administration, Bulgaria's Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2015, Wednesday // 10:43 | Viewed: 2041

Bulgaria's Cultural Sector Workers to Protest Against Insufficient Funding

Workers at museums, galleries and municipal libraries will stage protests across Bulgaria on Tuesday against the insufficient funding allocated to the cultural sector.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 2012

Bulgarian Authorities Detain 24 Illegal Migrants Near Pazardzhik

Bulgarian authorities detained 24 illegal migrants on the territory of the village of Rosen in the municipality of Pazardzhik.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2015, Saturday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss 2016 Draft Budget

The Bulgarian parliament will discuss at first reading on Thursday the draft government budget for next year.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2015, Thursday // 09:05 | Viewed: 1616

Bulgaria MPs Hold Minute of Silence over Paris Attacks

Bulgarian lawmakers held on Wednesday a minute of silence to commemorate the attacks in Paris which killed 129 and wounded hundreds last week.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1520

Press Freedom NGO Urges Bulgaria PM to Stop 'Harassment of Journalists'

An international press freedom organization has sought to raise Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov's awareness of instances of harassment of journalists working with an independent investigative website.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1971

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader, MP Released on Bail after 'Unlawful Arrest'

The Sofia City Court (SCC) has ruled nationalist leader Volen Siderov and a party member Desislav Chukolov should be released on bail only several hours after having been detained on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 08:06 | Viewed: 1943

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Devises Strategy on Countering Terrorism

The Bulgarian interior ministry has devised a strategy on countering the radicalisation of terrorism (2015-2020).

Politics » Domestic | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2087

Bulgaria’s Sofia Bolsters Security after Paris Attacks

Police and municipal authorities are stepping up security measures in Sofia in the wake of Friday’s Paris terror attacks, bTV reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgaria’s PM Borisov: ‘I’m Not That Hawkish’ on Russia

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declined to comment on President Rosen Plevneliev’s assertion that Russia planned to wage a ‘hybrid warfare’ campaign focused on the Balkans in a bid to destabilize Europe.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 2785

Bulgarian Authorities Have Detained 27 000 Illegal Migrants Since Start of Year

Since the beginning of the year, Bulgarian authorities have detained 27 000 foreign citizens, who had crossed into the country illegally.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 14:51 | Viewed: 2480

Bulgaria Steps up Border Controls after Paris Attacks, Detains 280 Illegal Migrants

Police have detained 280 foreign nationals illegally residing in Bulgaria following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2015, Sunday // 14:39 | Viewed: 3402

Bulgaria Heightens Security Measures After Paris Attacks

Bulgaria will heighten its security measures after the series of attacks in Paris on Friday night, which claimed the lives of at least 127 people and left at least 180 others injured.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2015, Saturday // 13:35 | Viewed: 2642

Bulgarian Policemen to Protest While Parliament Discusses 2016 Draft Budget

Bulgarian police officers are expected to hold a seven-hour protest on Thursday while the parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee will be discussing the draft budget for next year.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1882

Inspectors Identify Tens of Bulgarian Bars Not Meeting Fire Safety Standards

At least 21 bars in Bulgaria are not meeting fire safety standards, which increases the likelihood for incidents of the scale of the recent Bucharest tragedy to occur in these drinking establishments.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1911