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Bulgarian Socialist Leader Heads to Moscow for Ruling Party Congress

Korneliya Ninova, the recently elected leader of the socialist opposition in Bulgaria, begins a two-day visit to Moscow on Sunday, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s press office says.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2016, Sunday // 11:48 | Viewed: 853

Brexit to Have Positive Impact on EU, Bulgaria's DefMin Says

The move by the UK to leave the European Union will speed up the union's recovery, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | June 26, 2016, Sunday // 10:27 | Viewed: 1226

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Predicts No Good Scenarios for EU after Brexit

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has downplayed suggestions that her country's nationals will lose their rights after Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1394

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Calls for EU In/Out Referendum after Brexit

Nationalist leader Volen Siderov on Friday urged Bulgarian authorities to consider a referendum on the country's EU membership.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 11:52 | Viewed: 2106

Bulgaria Ready to Grant Citizenship to UK Expats - PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that Britons based in the country are "welcome" if they decide to apply for citizenship.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 11:25 | Viewed: 20626

Bulgaria's Rivaling Socialist Parties to Attend United Russia Congress

Leaders of both rivaling socialist parties of Bulgaria have been invited to attend the congress of United Russia that kicks off Sunday, the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1293

Bulgaria's FM: No Apocalypse after Brexit

Bulgaria loses an important EU ally in the face of the UK, but no apocalypse should be expected after its vote to leave, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1598

Brexit Raises Questions About Bulgaria's EU Chairmanship in 2018

The outcome of Thursday's referendum on the UK's membership to the EU, in which 51.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2016, Friday // 21:38 | Viewed: 2440

Increase of Teachers' Salaries Can be Discussed in Autumn – Bulgarian PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that an increase of the salaries of teachers can be possibly discussed in the autumn during the debates for the government budget for next year.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2016, Friday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1507

Bulgaria Never Made Commitments to Participate in Black Sea Flotilla with Romania, Turkey

Bulgaria had never made commitments to participate in the establishment of a trilateral flotilla in the Black Sea or any other regional initiatives with Turkey and Romania.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2016, Friday // 15:32 | Viewed: 2179

UK’s Brexit Vote Marks ‘Bad Day for Europe’, Bulgarian PM Borisov Says

The UK’s decision to exit the European Union marks “a bad day for Europe”, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2016, Friday // 12:42 | Viewed: 2255

UK’s Brexit Vote 'Deeply Regrettable', Bulgarian President Says

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is ‘deeply regrettable’, Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2016, Friday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2110

Govt to Define Bulgaria’s Position for NATO Summit

The government will meet on Friday to determine Bulgaria’s position for the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2016, Friday // 08:35 | Viewed: 1556

Bulgarian Foreign Minister, WJC Delegation Discuss Challenges to Regional, Global Security

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and visiting representatives of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) discussed challenges to regional and global security, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia announced in a statement on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | June 23, 2016, Thursday // 20:56 | Viewed: 1197

Bulgaria Moves to Punish Preaching of Radical Islam by Imprisonment

The preaching of radical Islam in Bulgaria will be punishable by imprisonment of up to three years or a fine up to BGN 5,000 (EUR 2,500) under draft changes to the Penal Code.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2016, Thursday // 15:47 | Viewed: 7694

Bulgaria's Socialist Opposition Demands Resignation of Interior Minister

The largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demanded the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2016, Thursday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgarian MPs Move to Curb Speeding, Drunk Driving

Unauthorized car races on Bulgarian roads will be punishable by hefty fines and cancellation of the driving licence for up to three years, the Transport Committee in Parliament has decided in a move designed to cut the number of road accidents.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 22:25 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria to Introduce Electronic Identification Chips in ID cards

Bulgarian identity cards will carry an electronic identification component under legislative changes tentatively approved by Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 21:18 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgarian PM Presents Energy Projects to German President

Bulgaria’s energy diversification projects were high on the agenda of Wednesday’s meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with German President Joachim Gauck in Sofia on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1359

EU’s Credibility among Bulgarians Remains High ahead of UK Referendum - Poll

The credibility of the European Union among Bulgarians remains high on the eve of Thursday’sUKreferendum but it seems to be at its lowest level since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007, according to a new survey conducted by the local arm of Gallup Internatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1458

Bulgaria's Opposition Demands PM Inquiry over 'Black Sea Fleet'

The Biggest opposition party in Bulgaria, BSP, has called for a parliamentary hearing of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the ministers of foreign affairs and defense over Romania's proposal to set up a "Black Sea fleet" countering Russia's influence in t

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2016, Wednesday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1724