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Parliament Starts Debate on Budget Overhaul, C-Bank's Report on KTB

Bulgarian lawmakers are discussing amendments to the 2014 budget and two documents about the situation at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | 46 minutes ago | Viewed: 245

President Plevneliev Begins Consultations with Parties Friday

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is to hold consultations with the left-wing ABV and ultra-nationalist Ataka on Friday.

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Bulgaria, Austria Back South Stream Project Compliant With EU Law

Bulgaria and Austria both believe Europe needs energy diversification and support a South Stream gas pipeline project that would comply with EU law, their presidents said on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 20:00 | Viewed: 605

EU to Unfreeze Payments Under Environment OP in Two Weeks

The European Commission will resume payments to Bulgaria under Operational Programme (OP) Environment within two weeks, a senior government official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 17:18 | Viewed: 501

Bulgaria's GERB, RB Ready to Sign Coalition Agreement

Conservative GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc are ready to strike a coalition agreement after tripartite talks with the Patriotic Front at the National Assembly, leaders say.

Politics » Domestic | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 17:17 | Viewed: 818

EPP Group Chairman: Bulgaria Not Ready for Grand Coalition

Joseph Daul, who heads the European People's Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament, has urged Bulgarian politicians to form a government after uniting around certain priorities.

Politics » Domestic | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 16:30 | Viewed: 457

Bakalov 'Ready to Remain IntMin' in Bulgaria's Next Cabinet

Caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov said on Thursday he was ready to retain the post in the next government, but "on certain conditions".

Politics » Domestic | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 15:23 | Viewed: 433

Bulgarian Citizens Fighting On IS Side, Defence Minister Says

Bulgaria's caretaker Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov admitted there are Bulgarian citizens fighting on the side of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, reports Mediapool.

Politics | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 15:23 | Viewed: 940

First Tripartite Gov't Consultations Kick Off in Bulgaria's Parliament

Conservative GERB, right-wing RB and nationalist PF, until recently tipped to form the next Bulgarian government, are set to meet in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 13:35 | Viewed: 751

Public Transport In Sofia Cheapest In EU Capitals

The public transport in Sofia is the cheapest, compared to the other EU capitals, shows a Belgian survey, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 536

Bulgaria’s Interior Has Focused on Fighting Human Trafficking- Caretaker Minister

The efforts of Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry have been aimed at countering human trafficking since the beginning of August, according to caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov.

Politics » Domestic | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:28 | Viewed: 438

Government Negotiations Agony Extends Into Next Week

GERB sets a deadline on Monday to the Reformist Bloc (RB) to make up its mind on the political formula of the next Bulgarian government.

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 845

New EU Food Label Requirements Come Into Effect In December

As of December 13 the new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers comes into effect, reports the BGNES wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 773

Austria's President Heinz Fischer To Visit Bulgaria

Austira's President Heinz Fischer will visit Bulgaria on October 30 and 31, upon the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev, said Plevneliev's press office.

Politics » Diplomacy | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 562

Interim PM Points Budget Overhaul as Only Way to Pay Back KTB Deposits

Caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki said Wednesday the update of 2014's budget would secure funding to allow depositors access to their savings at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB).

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 15:43 | Viewed: 817

Borisov 'Almost Ready' to Form Gov't Alone, Calls PF 'Unacceptable'

Center-right GERB is "nearly ready" to have a minority government on its own, leader Boyko Borisov declared after meeting European People's Party (EPP) Group head Joseph Daul.

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1278

Bulgaria’s Security Agency Awarded Extra BGN 250 000 to Handle Migration Flows

Bulgaria’s government has earmarked an additional sum of BGN 250 000 for activities of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 13:48 | Viewed: 583

EPP Group Chairman Urges Formation of Center-Right Gov't

European People's Party Group Chair Joseph Daul met leaders of conservative GERB party and right-wing Reformist Bloc, but also two parties to the left of the political spectrum.

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 613

Bulgaria Increasingly Likely to Lose EUR 1.6B in EU Agriculture Funding

The risk of Bulgaria losing EUR 1.6 B in EU funding for agriculture has increased substantially due to the failure of the Agriculture Ministry to select an auditing authority for the payments made in the period October 16, 2013 – October 15, 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 822

GERB Heads Bulgarian Parliament's Budget, Legal Affairs Committees

Center-right GERB party, the biggest in Parliament, is to preside over the two temporary committees with the National Assembly formed Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 603

Three-Way Coalition Talks 'In Preparation' - Reformists' Co-Chair

A meeting between conservative GERB party, right-wing Reformist Bloc and nationalist Patriotic Front is currently being prepared, Radan Kanev from the RB has claimed.

Politics » Domestic | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 565