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Bulgaria's Nedelino Has New Mayor as Court Removes Former Holder

Rumen Rusanov from the Reformist Bloc (RB) became the new mayor of the Nedelino municipality in the region of Smolyan after his predecessor was removed from office.

Politics » Domestic | 31 minutes ago | Viewed: 16

Bulgaria’s Environment Ministry Files BGN 180 000 Lawsuit against Concessionaire of Bansko Ski Zone

Bulgaria’s Environment Ministry has initiated a lawsuit against Yulen AD, the concessionaire of the Bansko ski zone, and is seeking BGN 178 482 in unpaid sums from the company.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2015, Friday // 21:03 | Viewed: 877

EC to Approve Bulgaria’s Cross-Border Cooperation Programs in June

The European Commission is expected to approve Bulgaria’s cross-border cooperation programs under the Instrument for Pre-accession assistance in June, according to Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 644

Bulgaria’s President Backs Judicial Reform through Constitutional Changes

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has praised the decisiveness of the attempts of the Prime Minister and the government to trigger a profound and comprehensive judicial reform, including through changes to the Constitution.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2015, Friday // 18:52 | Viewed: 686

Bulgarian Socialist Party to Try to Appeal New Debt of BGN 16 B at Constitutional Court

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has drafted an appeal to the Constitutional Court against the new debt of BGN 16 B.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2015, Friday // 17:22 | Viewed: 603

Bulgaria to Host Debate on EU’s Digital Single Market Plan Next Week

An event focused on promoting the European Commission’s plans to create a digital single market of the EU, will take place in Bulgaria next week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 742

Increased Consumption of Cigarettes and Alcohol in Bulgaria

Over the course of 2014 Bulgarian households have decreased the consumption of bread and bakery products but have increased the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2015, Friday // 08:00 | Viewed: 837

Cabinet Considers Judicial Reforms Through Constitutional Changes

The Bulgarian government proposed on Thursday amendments to the constitution, which foresee the division of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) into two colleges.

Politics » Domestic | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 18:51 | Viewed: 977

Jyrki Katainen: EU Plans to Encourage Development of Small and Medium Enterprises

The European Commission would like to encourage investments on the part of the private sector into the economy of all EU countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:15 | Viewed: 998

European Commission Vice President to Promote Juncker Plan in Sofia

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen arrives in Sofia to present the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE) known as the “Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1127

Frontex Ready to Help Bulgaria If Migratory Pressures Increase

Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri has assured Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova that the European border agency is ready to help Bulgaria if migratory pressures via the Black Sea increase.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgaria’s Kuneva Discussing Schengen, Graft, Investment in Sweden

Bulgaria relies on Sweden’s support for its effort to join the EU’s Schengen borderless area, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1207

Bulgaria, Italy Urge Fairer Spreading of Migration Burden Within EU

Bulgaria and Italy expect a fairer distribution of the burden of migration and asylum within the EU, Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister Rumen Alexandrov has said following a meeting in Sofia with Italy’s Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1323

Constitutional Changes Must Not Slow Down Judicial Reform in Bulgaria – EC Secretary-General

Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the European Commission (EC), has argued that potential changes to Bulgaria’s Constitution should not come at the expense of the speed of judicial reform.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM to Discuss Schengen Accession during Visit to Sweden

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister in charge of coordinating EU policies and institutional affairs, will pay a working visit to Sweden.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgarian PM, French President Discuss Energy, Security

French President Francois Hollande has said he would like to see French companies fully engaged in the process of diversification of Bulgaria’s energy supplies.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 14, 2015, Tuesday // 20:32 | Viewed: 1407

Sarkozy to Bulgarian PM: 'You Have No Losses, You Only Have Victories'

Bulgarian PM Borisov traveled to France for to attend the exhibition The Epic of the Thracian Kings opening at Musee du Louvre Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 14, 2015, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1370

Bulgaria President to Discuss Energy Cooperation in Croatia

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is visiting Croatia to meet with counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 14, 2015, Tuesday // 09:44 | Viewed: 1134

Bulgaria among Top 10 in EU by Transparency in Public Procurement - Minister

Bulgaria is among the top 10 in the EU by transparency in public procurement and among the top 5 by electronization of the process, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2015, Sunday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1938

Bulgarian Deputy PM Proposes State Social Insurance to Increase from 2017

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin proposed the contributions to state social insurance to start increasing from 2017.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2015, Saturday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1425

Traffic Jam Blocks Road to Greece Along Struma Highway

An impressive traffic jam has been formed along the Struma highway close to Dupnitsa as more and more cars are heading to Greece.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2015, Friday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1656