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Bulgarian President Refers Six-Point Referendum to Constitutional Court

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has referred to the Constitutional Court three of the questions featured on a six-point referendum which is scheduled to be held with the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | 2 hours ago | Viewed: 234

Bulgaria PM Says He Cannot Be 'That Useful' as President

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has downplayed again any prospect of running for President in this autumn's elections.

Politics » Domestic | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 402

DW: Bulgarian Prime Minister Is Brussels' 'Golden Boy'

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has achieved "model student status" among Central and Eastern European leaders, Alexander Andreev writes on Deutsche Welle's website.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2016, Friday // 08:28 | Viewed: 708

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Adopts Ban on Face-Covering Veils

Members of Bulgaria's Religious Denominations and Human Rights parliamentary committee adopted at first reading on Thursday a bill which proposes to ban the wearing of garments concealing the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 18:05 | Viewed: 1106

Bulgarian MPs Propose Relaxing Restrictions for Voters Abroad

Bulgarian MPs from parties participating in the ruling coalition or supporting it have proposed relaxing some of the restrictions for voters abroad which have been adopted with the latest amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 792

Bulgarian PM Refrains From Revealing GERB's Presidential Candidate

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again refrained from naming the candidate of his party in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 829

Bulgaria’s Ex-President Parvanov Hints at Possibility to Run Again

Bulgaria’s former President Georgi Parvanov suggested on Wednesday that the Constitution doesn’t bar him from running again in presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1174

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 | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1305

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 | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1118

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: 1296

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: 3075

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: 1577

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: 4469

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: 4736

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: 2004

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: 1761

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: 4823

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: 2260

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: 2573

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: 1994

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: 2688