Bulgaria To Criminalise Participation in IS

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has set up a working group to draft legislation criminalising the participation of Bulgarian citizens in the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.

Politics » Diplomacy | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 298

Bulgaria's Answer To US Tanks Is 'No' – Chief Of Defence

If the US ask us for permission to deploy tanks or other armoured vehicles, at this point our answer is “No”, Vice Admiral Rumen Nikolov, Chief of Defense Staff of Bulgaria, told the BGNES wire service.

Politics » Defense | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 597

Bulgaria Denounces Russia-Abkhazia Agreement

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Bulgaria does not recognise the agreement that had been recently signed between the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed Republic of Abkhazia.

Politics » Diplomacy | 7 hours ago | Viewed: 404

Bulgaria to Get 6% of Requested EUR 300 M under EU Solidarity Fund

Bulgaria will get 6% of the requested EUR 300 M under the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF), or some EUR 10.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 305

National Security Head: No Direct Terror Threat to Bulgaria

There is no direct terror threat to Bulgaria even though the risk exists, State Agency for National Security (DANS) Chair Vladimir Pisanchev said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 473

Bulgaria’s Labor Minister to Push for Minimum Wage Hike

Ivaylo Kalfin, Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has argued that an increase in the monthly minimum wage will give a boost to the economy.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 350

PES Leader Stanishev Offers to Help Bulgaria Join Schengen

European socialists' leader Sergey Stanishev has announced he is ready to work with Bulgarian institutions toward Bulgaria's accession into the Schengen area without border control.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 08:31 | Viewed: 407

Bulgarian Nationalists Threaten Gov't over Appointment of Sofia Governor

A co-leader of the Patriotic Front (PF) has said the coalition has no good move other then to withdraw its support from the Bulgarian minority government.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 07:48 | Viewed: 467

Bulgaria Has Not Received Request for Deployment of NATO Tanks

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry and Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry have not received an official request for stationing tank bases on the territory of the country, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 20:57 | Viewed: 696

Ivaylo Kalfin Appointed Chair of National Council for Tripartite Cooperation

Ivaylo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has been appointed Chair of Bulgaria’s National Council for Tripartite Cooperation.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 19:33 | Viewed: 368

Bulgaria Will Not Sign TTIP Unless US Lifts Visa Requirements - Minister

Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said that Bulgaria will not sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) unless the US lifts visa requirements.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1394

EU Commission Issues Final Warning to Bulgaria in Four Areas

The European Commission on Wednesday asked Bulgaria to comply properly with EU law in four areas or face referral to the European Union's Court of Justice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 996

Bulgarian Cabinet Dismisses Nearly All District Governors

Bulgaria's government has decided to replace twenty-four out of twenty-eight district governors.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 589

US Army Might Deploy Tanks to Bulgaria

The US Army is planning to station about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries, including Bulgaria, next year, a US general has said.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 09:16 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria Deputy DefMin 'Threat to National Security' - Patriotic Front

Orhan Ismailov, an ethnic Turk who has been appointed Deputy Minister of Defense, could disclose secret information to the Turkish intelligence, a nationalist leader has said.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 08:50 | Viewed: 604

Bulgarian MPs to Have Final Vote on 2014 Budget

A second vote whether to update this year's state budget is scheduled for Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 07:26 | Viewed: 399

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Ultimatum, Patriots to Withdraw Support

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will not demand the resignation of Deputy Defence Minister Orhan Ismailov, despite the ultimatum declared by the Patriotic Front (PF) for withdrawing their support for the coalition government.

Politics | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1015

Justice Minister Expects Negative EC Report on Judiciary

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov expects a negative annual report on justice and internal affairs of the European Commission on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 622

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister, Estonian Ambassador: EU’s Security Requires Solidarity, Unity

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and Toomas Kukk, Ambassador of Estonia to Bulgaria, have agreed on the importance of a unified and solidarity-based approach of the EU to issues concerning it security.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 24, 2014, Monday // 21:10 | Viewed: 1026

Bulgarian Trade Union Seeks Minimum Wage Increase to BGN 400

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) has demanded that retirement age remain unchanged in 2015.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2014, Monday // 18:59 | Viewed: 751

EU Commission to Go On with CVM Reports on Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission is intending to continue the monitoring reports prepared about Bulgaria and Romania, issuing a single document on a yearly basis, a spokesperson for the Commission has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2014, Monday // 16:09 | Viewed: 783