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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: 5781

Bulgaria’s Garmen Braces for New Protest against Illegal Roma Dwellings

A year after clashes between ethnic Bulgarians and Roma people living in Garmen new protest action has been scheduled for Monday against illegal dwellings built by Roma people in this village in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1620

Bulgarian Socialists to Decide at Referendum on Left-wing Alliance for Presidential Vote

Bulgarian main opposition Socialists will decide at a party referendum with which political parties to join forces for the forthcoming presidential elections, the party’s new leader, Korneliya Ninova, has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 989

UNESCO Head Bokova Denies Speculation She Might Run for Bulgarian President

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 12:06 | Viewed: 2671

Bulgaria Socialists Name Legendary Film Actor as Deputy Chair

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has elected Stefan Danailov, a cinema actor who rose to fame in iconic Bulgarian productions and some foreign titles, as a deputy to newly elected leader Korneliya Ninova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1750

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Undergoes Reshuffles

The recently elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the biggest opposition party in the country, is to make changes at the top, reshuffling her deputies, news website Dnevnik reports.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1616

Bulgaria MPs Turn Down Medical Cannabis Legalization

Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday rejected the legalization of medical marijuana, with only three backing the proposal in a 240-seat Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3097

Bulgaria IntMin Downplays 'Lax Border Control' Claims in German Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has dismissed suggestions in a Bild article, which quoted a secret German intelligence report as saying there were weaknesses in the counry's effort to crack down on people smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2016, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1762

Bulgarians Abroad to Protest until Election Code Changes Reversed

A representative of Bulgarian nationals living abroad said on Tuesday protests will be held until MPs agree to rescind amendments to election rules restricting the number of polling stations outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1764

Bulgarian President Hits back at MPs over Rejection of Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will refer to the Constitutional Court the Parliament’s “hugely regrettable” decision to override his veto on changes to election rules that could hamper voting by Bulgarian citizens residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 21:02 | Viewed: 1625

Partners in Bulgaria’s Government Plan to Cap Polling Stations in a Foreign Country at 35

The partners in Bulgaria’s governing coalition plan to propose further amendments to election rules in an effort to address some of the deficiencies of recently adopted changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgaria's Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on Wednesday the presidential veto on disputed changes to election rules concerning the opening of polling stations abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1663

Bulgaria's New Labor Minister Sworn In

Newly-approved Labor and Social Policy Minister Zornitsa Rusinova has been sworn in by Parliament after an overwhelming vote in favor of her nomination.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgaria Nationalists to Stop Backing Govt if Parliament OKs Election Rules Veto

A nationalist lawmaker has made clear his coalition, the Patriotic Front, will withdraw its support for the government unless Parliament overturns the President's veto on changes to Bulgaria's Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1232

Bulgaria MPs to Vote on New Labor Minister's Candidacy

Parliament is to hold a vote on the Labor Minister candidacy put forward by Bulgaria's government.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1298

Deadlock in Bulgaria's Govt over Electoral Code Veto

The parties forming or backing Bulgaria's minority government have failed to come up with a joint position on the veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on amendments to the election rules.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 22:22 | Viewed: 1218

Bulgaria's Plovdiv Rejects Proposal for Banning Full-Face Veils

The local administration of Bulgaria's second-biggest city has turned down a draft that would have outlawed the wearing of veils that cover most of the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1624

No 'Moral Ground' for Early Election, Bulgaria's PM Says

Good economic and financial results delivered by the current Bulgarian government mean the cabinet has no moral ground to trigger a snap vote, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told ministers.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1147

Election Rules: Parliament Committee Backs Presidential Veto

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Legal Affairs Committee support the move by President Rosen Plevneliev to return parts of the amended Election Code to Parliament for consideration, the committee head has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgarian Media Regulator Elects Alexander Velev to Head Public Radio

Alexander Velev has been elected Director General of Bulgarian public radio broadcaster BNR.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1076

Election Rules: Partners in Bulgaria’s Government to Discuss Presidential Veto

The legal affairs committee in Bulgaria’s parliament will discuss on Tuesday the veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on changes to the Electoral Code concerning the opening of polling stations abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1278

Bulgarian Police Issue First Fine for Wearing Full-Face Veil in Public

Police in Pazardzhik has issued the first citation in Bulgaria for wearing a face-covering Islamic veil in a public place, radio broadcaster BNR reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2016, Monday // 19:46 | Viewed: 4281