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Bulgaria's Former PM Holds No Ambitions of Returning to BSP Leadership

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev holds no ambitions of returning to the leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | 7 minutes ago

Plevneliev, Djukanovic Discuss Projects to Increase Energy, Transport Connections

President Rosen Plevneliev told Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic that the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans was a foreign policy priority issue for Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 20:35 | Viewed: 620

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister: Montenegro Is Ready to Join NATO

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has urged all Balkan countries to join NATO and the EU, adding that this is the only move that would bring the much-needed security in the region.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 17:10 | Viewed: 648

Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency Removed from Office

Ventsislav Spiridonov, Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency has been removed from office through an ordinance of the Justice Ministry coordinated with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | March 27, 2015, Friday // 16:22 | Viewed: 619

Montenegro Is Ready to Join NATO, Bulgarian PM Says

The statement was made by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov following talks with his counterpart Milo Dukanovic Friday.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1089

Bulgaria, Montenegro to Boost Cooperation in Culture

Bulgaria and Montenegro will boost cooperation in the field of culture by signing an intergovernmental agreement during the forthcoming meeting of delegations from the two states.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 18:46 | Viewed: 837

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to Electronic Communications Act

The Bulgarian Parliament approved on Thursday at two readings changes to the Electronic Communications Act.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 705

EU Launches Proceeding on Agricultural Land Ownership Laws in Bulgaria

The European Commission took a decision Thursday on demanding a clarification on the laws regarding the acquisition of agricultural lands passed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 962

Bulgaria Fails to Address Shortcomings in Treatment of Prisoners, Conditions of Detention - CoE

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has leveled serious criticism at Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1005

Bulgaria Parliament Appoints New Audit Office Head

Tsvetan Tsvetkov, the single candidate to take over the National Audit Office, has been approved by an overwhelming majority in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:17 | Viewed: 686

Bulgaria 'Stage of Hybrid War over Ukraine,' Official Report Says

Information campaigns and cyber attacks carried out on the sidelines of the conflict in Ukraine are an example of a "new type of fighting a war", Bulgaria's Defense Ministry points out in a document.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1601

Novo Selo Drills in mid-April to Bring 1000 Foreign Troops to Bulgaria

About 1000 troops are expected at the Novo Selo military ground for the international drills scheduled to begin April 16.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 08:20 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria to Get EUR 10 M EU Funding to Tackle Asylum, Migration, Integration

Bulgaria will be allocated EUR 10 M in EU funding on asylum, migration and integration over the period 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1045

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Turkey’s President to Arrange Meeting to Discuss Energy Projects

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed energy security and the future of energy projects in the region in a phone conversation.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 15:44 | Viewed: 823

Bulgaria’s Economy Minister to Chair Newly Established National Economic Council

A National Economic Council will advise Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers on determining and implementing the country’s economic policy.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 505

Poll: Half of Bulgarians Not Intending to Vote at Forthcoming Local Elections

Nearly six months before the forthcoming local elections in the autumn, nearly a half of Bulgarians state that they do not intend to participate in the elections, while 17 % are certain that they will not vote.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 931

EU Commission VP Jyrki Katainen to Visit Bulgaria on April 16

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission's Vice President for Jobs, Growth and Investment, is due to visit Bulgaria on April 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 595

Bulgarian Parliament Votes on Anti-Discrimination Law Amendments

Sex change will now be protected from discrimination after a law amendment passed in Bulgarian Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 528

Bulgarian Minister Complains of Shortage of Funding under OP Transport 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has argued that the funds under the 2014-2020 operational program Transport will be insufficient for the projects.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 897

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova Holds Meeting with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo

Sofia and Paris Mayors discussed EU investment projects and bilateral cooperation.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 10:55 | Viewed: 684

US-led Drills Involving Bulgaria Begin in Romania

Two Operation Atlantic Resolve military exercises started in Eastern Europe on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Politics » Defense | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 08:10 | Viewed: 1314