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Bulgaria Govt Launching Validity Check for Drivers' Licenses

The Bulgarian government has said it is starting checks of driving licenses that could be "subject to manipulation".

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2016, Friday // 14:10 | Viewed: 5480

Author of Cartoons Taken Off Bulgaria TV Station Joins Slavi's Show

Chavdar Nikolov, a cartoonist whose contract with private NOVA TV station was terminated and his video cartoon of Bulgaria's Prime Minister removed, has signed with Slavi's Show, one of the most watched evening talkshows in the country.

Politics » Domestic | 4 hours ago | Viewed: 350

Bulgarian PM Slightly Lifts Veil On GERB’s Presidential Candidate

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov slightly lifted the veil on his party’s candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections which are scheduled to take place in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | April 29, 2016, Friday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1777

For First Time Woman Will Head Bulgaria's Penitentiary System

For the first time a woman will head the Bulgarian penitentiary system.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 21:48 | Viewed: 1717

Bulgaria's Stara Zagora Also Bans Wearing of Face-Covering Veils in Public Places

The municipal council of the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora banned on Thursday the wearing of accessories concealing the face and hampering recognition in public places.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 18:00 | Viewed: 2576

Bulgarian MPs Keep Provision Allowing Simultaneous Holding of Referendums, Elections

The Bulgarian parliament reversed its decision on one of the amendments to the Electoral Code it had adopted last week, which stipulated that referendums and elections should not be held simultaneously.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1591

Electoral Code: Bulgaria Eases Restrictions on Polling Stations Abroad

Bulgarian lawmakers have backtracked on a blanket ban on opening polling stations outside of Bulgaria's diplomatic missions to other countries.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1627

Bulgaria to Test Online Voting in 2018

Remote online voting will have its first experimental introduction starting 2018, Bulgarian lawmakers decided on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgaria’s Pazardzhik Bans Wearing Full-Face Veils in Public Places

Pazardzhik became the first Bulgarian city to ban the wearing of veils covering the face in public places, BNR public radio broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 20:29 | Viewed: 2989

Bulgaria's Govt Enables Granting of Statelessness Status

The Bulgarian government has approved draft amendments introducing a status of statelessness in the legislation.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1697

Bulgarian MPs Appoints New Members of Media Watchdog

Two members of the Council for Electronic Media (CEM), the broadcast media watchdog of Bulgaria, have been elected by Parliament, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgaria's Parliament OKs Resignation of MP over Public Tender Row

Lawmakers overwhelmingly backed the move of their colleague Irena Kotseva to leave Parliament after her name was involved in a public tender scandal.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1612

Man Detained in Protest over Bulgaria Election Rules

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry has confirmed that a man was arrested on Tuesday evening as a demonstration was ongoing against proposed amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 1716

Bulgaria's GERB Warns Compulsory Voting Will Be Challenged by Top Court

The governing coalition of Bulgaria must prepare for a challenge to the recent introduction fo compulsory voting from the Constitutional Court, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva said on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria MPs Pass Amended Rules on Clearing of Electoral Rolls

Bulgarian lawmakers changed late on Tuesday an earlier proposal under which voters who did not take part in an election would be deleted from electoral rolls.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 07:45 | Viewed: 1565

No Ban on Releasing Results of Opinion Polls during Election Campaigns, Bulgarian MPs Decide

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on Tuesday a proposed ban on the announcement of results of opinion polls during election campaign.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 21:56 | Viewed: 1416

Parliament Rejects Use of Languages other than Bulgarian in Election Campaigns  

Bulgaria’s Parliament turned down proposals to endorse the use of a language other than Bulgarian in election campaigns, BGNES reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 20:11 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgarian Parliament Leaves Unchanged Election Campaign Period

Bulgaria’s Parliament has rejected a proposed cut in the duration of election campaigns to 21 days from 30 after the draft change to election rules stirred protests from voters and opposition politicians.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 1308

Bulgaria Coalition Partners Agree to Reverse Some Changes to Election Rules

The leader of parties that form Bulgaria's government have backtracked on a set of amendments introduced to electoral legislation in the past days.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 1541

Protests Due over Bulgaria's Election Rules as Talks Kick Off

Crunch talks have begun among Bulgaria's political leaders looking into options to amend draft electoral legislation following a public outcry both home and abroad.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1483

Most Bulgarians Feel Pessimistic about Convicting Officials of Corruption - Poll

A new survey has shown that tolerance to corruption among Bulgarian citizens is very low but only one out of 10 believes it is very likely for an official to be convicted on corruption charges in the country, bTV reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2016, Monday // 21:54 | Viewed: 1724

Bulgaria’s PM Hints at Possible Revision of Controversial Changes to Electoral Code

GERB are inclined to revise the controversial changes to the Electoral Code that have provokedthe discontent of the people, the leader of the dominant party in Bulgaria’s governing coalition has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2016, Monday // 16:39 | Viewed: 1710