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Bulgaria's Ruling Parties to Seek Consensus on Pension Reform

Center-right GERB and rightist Reformist Bloc, the two main partners in Bulgaria's ruling coalition, have agreed to hold additional consultations over the country's pension system.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 16:24 | Viewed: 601

MEP Barekov Withdraws Support from His Group in Bulgarian Parliament

Nikolay Barekov, a Bulgarian MEP, is renouncing unconditional support for the parliamentary group which is centered around his own Bulgaria without Censorship party.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 12:29 | Viewed: 530

Bulgaria FinMin 'Ready to Backtrack' on Pension Reform

The government is inclined to renounce changes to the pension system that make mandatory contributions to private pension funds optional, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 12:00 | Viewed: 537

PM Boyko Borisov: New Gov't 'Restored Bulgaria's European Dignity'

The new Bulgarian government has succeeded in reinstating the country has a predictable partner, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 10:29 | Viewed: 490

Bulgaria President Won’t Veto Contentious Change to Pension Legislation

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev said on Saturday he wouldn’t veto a controversial amendment to the pension insurance model that makes mandatory contributions to private pension funds optional.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 13:55 | Viewed: 729

Parliament Passes Pension Insurance Changes amid Bitter Disputes

Bulgarian lawmakers have narrowly approved changes to the pension system comprising various aspects of pension insurance.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 848

Bulgaria MPs Move to Hike Maximum Insurable Earnings

Lawmakers have moved to increase maximum insurable earnings to BGN 2600 M, up from 2400 M envisaged in the current legislation.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:18 | Viewed: 573

Bulgaria's GERB Postpones Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB will postpone the proposed changes to pensions insurance contributions, as these are unacceptable to the coalition partners from the Reformist Bloc (RB).

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 12:51 | Viewed: 638

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to IntMin Act at First Reading

Bulgarian Members of Parliament (MPs) adopted on Thursday at first reading the amendments proposed by the main ruling party GERB to the Interior Ministry Act.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 08:31 | Viewed: 778

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

The Bulgarian Parliament is to discuss the proposed controversial changes to pension insurance on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 07:58 | Viewed: 644

RB Warns Proposed Change to Pension Law Might Destabilise Coalition

The government coalition partner the Reformist Bloc (RB) warned that the planned amendments to pension insurance law might destabilise the coalition.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 857

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Demands Cancellation of Sanctions against Russia

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demands that Bulgaria initiates the cancellation of the EU sanctions against Russia, said the party press office.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 12:31 | Viewed: 999

Tsvetan Tsvetanov Blames 'Russian Interests' for Fall of Previous Borisov Government

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former interior minister and deputy PM in the first government of Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) claimed the events from the beginning of 2013 that led to the fall of the government were provoked by “certain Russian interests”.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 11:07 | Viewed: 783

Bulgarian MPS to Deliberate Amendments to IntMin Act

The Bulgarian Parliament is to discuss at first reading the amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, which were tabled by the main ruling GERB last month.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 07:52 | Viewed: 680

Bulgaria's Govt Approves Updated Judicial Reform Strategy

Bulgaria's government on Wednesday approved an updated strategy for judicial reform that aims to increase the accountability of judges and make the justice system more transparent and predictable.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:47 | Viewed: 812

Striking Bulgarian Coal Miners End Protest over Delayed Pay

Striking Bulgarian coal miners at the Cherno More mine have ended their protest on Wednesday afternoon after receiving assurance they will get their delayed salaries.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 17:26 | Viewed: 571

Striking Burgas Miners 'to Get Salaries'

Workers at the Cherno More mine, based in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, will get their October salaries as well as advanced payment for November, a major trade union says.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 13:50 | Viewed: 533

Bulgarian Government to Decide on Minimum Wage, Judicial Reform

The increase of the minimum wage to BGN 380 is expected to be approved at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 568

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Heavy Penalties for Social Insurance Infringers

Members of the Budget Committee in Bulgaria's Parliament voted in favour of amendments to the Penal Code which provide for heavy penalties for concealed evasion of social insurance contributions.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:51 | Viewed: 927

Bulgaria's Opposition Nibbles at Demands of Mass Resignation in Judiciary

Calls on the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to step down will not solve problems in the judiciary, the leader of Bulgaria's biggest opposition party has warned.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 657

President Plevneliev Says Judicial Reform 'Top Priority' Next Year

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has stressed the need of various reforms in 2015, that in the judiciary being "the most important, the most pressing".

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 631