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Energy, Migration Top Agenda of Bulgarian Foreign Minister's Visit to Slovakia

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov on Thursday discussed Eastring, a new Slovak proposal for diversifying gas supply infrastructure in Europe, with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Politics » Diplomacy | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 629

Bulgaria Shows Gender Pay Gap Below EU Average

The gender pay gap varies significantly across EU Member States, the bloc’s statistical office said on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 7 hours ago | Viewed: 534

Bulgaria Drafts New Plan for Integration of Refugees, Deputy PM Kuneva Says

Bulgarian authorities have drafted a new plan for the integration of refugees that calls for providing them with access to the country’s labour market, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 561

Resignation of Sofia Investigative Service Head Rejected

Bulgaria's top judicial body has rejected the resignation of Petyo Petyov, who heads the Sofia Investigative Service.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 14:57 | Viewed: 444

Bulgaria PM 'Avoiding Dependency Allegations' over IntMin Reshuffle

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has already demanded the resignations of Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov and counter-intelligence head Vladimir Pisanchev.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 12:41 | Viewed: 564

Director of Harmanli Refugee Camp Suspended From Office

Director of the temporary refugee center in Harmanli, Marko Petrov has been suspended from office Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 11:54 | Viewed: 456

Bulgarian PM Borisov Proposes Deputy Bachvarova to Become New IntMin

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced Thursday that he will propose Rumyana Bachvarova for the position of Minister of the Interior.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 11:04 | Viewed: 581

Outgoing Sofia Investigative Service Head Leaves Judicial System

Petyo Petrov, outgoing head of the Sofia Investigative Service, has asked permission to leave the judicial system.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 10:50 | Viewed: 467

New Parliament Expenses Announced for 2015

Two specialized vehicles for transportation of food and beverages will be purchased by Bulgaria's National Assembly. The total cost is projected to be BGN 416, 667.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 10:19 | Viewed: 397

Bulgarian Deputy PM Bachvarova Surprised by Interior Minister Resignation

Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova stated Thursday that the resignation of Minister of the Interior Veselin Vuchkov submitted the day before came as a surprise.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 09:24 | Viewed: 450

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister to Discuss Energy Cooperation with Slovakian Counterpart

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov arrived Thursday on an official visit to Slovakia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 07:37 | Viewed: 753

Three Nominations Said to Be Considered for Bulgaria's New Interior Minister

There are three potential successors to Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov, 24 Chasa daily reported on Wednesday, several hours after Vuchkov resigned.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 20:17 | Viewed: 894

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, FBI Head Discuss Tackling Terrorism, Corruption

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov discussed on Wednesday measures for fighting terrorism and tackling corruption with FBI Director James Comey, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 17:05 | Viewed: 817

NATO Deploys Ships to Black Sea for Training with Bulgarian Navy

NATO ships, assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies.

Politics » Defense | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1222

Bulgarian Now Ex-Minister of the Interior Refuses to Retract Resignation

Veselin Vouchkov, the now ex-Minister of the Interior announced that he will not be retracting his resignation submitted Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1478

Bulgarian Parliament Dismisses BSP's Proposal for Early Retirement

The Bulgarian Parliament dismissed the proposal of opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for early retirement on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 697

Bulgaria IntMin Resignation 'Not Final Decision', MPs Say

Some lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament have questioned the meaning of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov's move to resign.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 684

Resignation of Bulgaria IntMin Vuchkov Prompts Mixed Reactions

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has called the decision of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov to resign on Wednesday "unexpected".

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1053

Bulgarian Deputy PM Kalfin Vows Support for Business Collaboration with Russia

During a Moscow visit Wednesday, Deputy PM and Social Policies Minister Ivaylo Kalfin discussed opportunities for improvement of trade and economic relations with Russia.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 669

Bulgaria PM Accepts IntMin's Resignation

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 738

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Resigns

Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov has handed his resignation, the government's press office has confirmed.

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 11:29 | Viewed: 1512