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PACE Pre-Electoral Delegation Urges Bulgarians to Vote on Oct 5  

The pre-electoral delegation of PACE said it is satisfied with the improvements to Bulgaria’sElection Law but noted the lack of trust in democracy is a cause for concern.

Politics » Early Elections 2014 | September 19, 2014, Friday // 20:28 | Viewed: 626

Bulgaria Adopts EUR 113.5 M Maritime and Fisheries Program 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s EU Funds Management Coordination Council has proposed a budget of EUR 113.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 19, 2014, Friday // 16:51 | Viewed: 725

Bulgaria without Censorship 'to Block Border with Turkey' before Elections

Ex-journalist and MEP Nikolay Barekov's Bulgaria without Censorship party has pledged to set up a blockade at the Bulgarian-Turkish border on October 1.

Politics » Early Elections 2014 | September 19, 2014, Friday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1342

Smaller Parties 'to Deliver Surprises' at Early Elections - Expert

Parties with a smaller electorate might yield surprises at Bulgaria's forthcoming snap vote on October 5, a sociology from polling agency Afis said.

Politics » Early Elections 2014 | September 19, 2014, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 671

NATO Warships to Drop Anchor in Bulgaria's Varna

Canadian HMCS Toronto and Spanish ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón are to arrive at the Black Sea city of Varna on Friday, the Bulgarian Navy has reported.

Politics » Defense | September 19, 2014, Friday // 09:44 | Viewed: 1165

Finance Ministry Holding Talks on EUR 800 M Loan by EIB

Bulgaria's interim Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has announced the Finance Ministry is negotiating on a new loan from the European Investment Bank.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 21:22 | Viewed: 773

Turkey's Chief Prosecutor Meets Bulgarian Justice Minister

Turkish Chief Prosecutor Hasan Erbil met his Bulgarian counterpart Sotir Tsatsarov on Thursday, officials say.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 18:53 | Viewed: 848

Bulgarian Party Withdraws 2 Candidates over Affiliation to Fmr State Security

A political party called Nova Bulgaria ("New Bulgaria") removed the names of two MP candidates from its list for the October 5 early elections.

Politics » Early Elections 2014 | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 18:16 | Viewed: 994

MEPs to Hear Kristalina Georgieva on October 2

Kristalina Georgieva, the nominee to become EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, will be questioned at the European Parliament on October 2, the EP press office has announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 17:45 | Viewed: 730

Bulgaria Calls on Russia to Free Estonian Official

Caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said he is seriously concerned with the abduction of Estonian police official Eston Kohver on September 5, 2014.

Politics » Diplomacy | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1024

Filmmaker to Set Up Party on Bulgaria's Independence Day

A new political party, the Movement 22 September, is to be founded on the same date next week, filmmaker Rosen Elezov.

Politics » Domestic | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 15:40 | Viewed: 738

PACE Delegation Arrives on Pre-Electoral Visit to Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki is to receive Thursday a four-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Politics » Domestic | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 09:36 | Viewed: 749

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Headcount May Increase by 1700

Bulgaria’s caretaker Interior Minister has argued that the Ministry needs to increase its total headcount by 1700.

Politics » Domestic | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 09:04 | Viewed: 910

FT: Vision 2020 Could Be Seen as 'Distancing Bulgaria From Moscow'

Bulgaria must boost defense spending in response to Russia's invasion in Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East, caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov told the Financial Times' beyondbrics blog.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1187

Former Joint Forces Command Chief Appointed President's Secretary

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has signed a decree appointing reserve Lt Gen Atanas Samandov as his Defense and Security Secretary, the presidency has announced.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:48 | Viewed: 909

NATO Crisis Management Center Opens in Bulgaria

President Rosen Plevneliev and a number of ministers from the interim government have attended the opening ceremony of a crisis management centre of the Alliance in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1338

Gov't Grants BGN 28 M to Municipalities with Assets in KTB

Some BGN 28 M worth of interest-free loans have been allocated to Bulgarian municipalities having accounts at Corporate Commercial Bank, the Finance Ministry said.

Politics » Domestic | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 914

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor to Arrive in Bulgaria on 3-Day Visit

A Turkish delegation headed by the country’s Chief Prosecutor, Hasan Erbil, is to arrive in Bulgaria on an official three-day visit at the invitation of Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 860

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt Suspends Investment Program of Socialist-Led Cabinet

Bulgaria’s caretaker government has suspended funding for projects and programs under the government's public investment program "Growth and Sustainable Development” for which no contract was signed by September 17, 2014, including.

Politics » Domestic | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt Approves Cooperation Schemes under EU Programs

Bulgaria’s caretaker government has adopted a decision on cross-border cooperation under three programs in the 2014-2020 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 955

Bulgaria Reaffirms Willingness to Help Kiev Build Closer Ties with EU

Bulgaria on Wednesday welcomed the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement which it expects will help Kiev build strong political and economic ties with the bloc.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 863