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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 | 7 hours ago | Viewed: 396

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 | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 326

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: 466

Bulgarian PM Discusses Energy Projects at EU Council

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov discussed several energy projects as substitutes to the cancelled South Stream pipeline during the first day of the European Council on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2014, Friday // 10:08 | Viewed: 608

EU Provides Financial Aid for Integration of Immigrants in Bulgaria

The European Union (EU) grants BGN 1.4 million to Bulgaria for the integration of immigrants from non-EU countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2014, Friday // 09:08 | Viewed: 526

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: 434

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: 526

Bulgaria Gets Nod for EUR 2 B in EU Funding for Transport Projects

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Thursday the European Commission has approved EUR 2 B in financing under the 2014-2020 Operational Programme Transport for Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 20:27 | Viewed: 904

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: 756

More Than Half of Bulgarians Have Positive Image of EU – Eurobarometer

The latest Eurobarometer shows that 51 % of Bulgarians have a positive image of the European Union (EU).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 13:58 | Viewed: 613

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: 909

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: 686

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: 618

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: 799

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: 560

Jonathan Allen to Become Director of National Security at UK Foreign Office

His Excellency Jonathan Allen, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Bulgaria, who is to leave the country in January 2015, will assume the position Director for National Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:11 | Viewed: 802

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: 518

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: 557

Bulgaria to Get EUR 10.5 M Disaster Aid from EU

Bulgaria would get from the EU EUR 10.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 08:40 | Viewed: 618

US 'Gives Ukraine Weapons via Bulgaria'

A Bulgarian company is helping the United States to export arms to Ukraine, Russian-language media outlets claim.

Politics » Defense | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 21:46 | Viewed: 2353

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: 915