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Bulgaria's Judicial Council to Seek Election Court of Cassation Chair Thursday

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to make another attempt at electing a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | 3 hours ago | Viewed: 235

Bulgarian MPs Reject Proposal for Limiting Sanctions Against Russia

The Bulgarian Parliament rejected on Wednesday to include the proposal, which calls for limiting the extension of sanctions against Russia, for discussion in its weekly agenda.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 11:12 | Viewed: 979

Incumbent, Former Bulgarian Presidents Gather in Council

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to chair the Council of Presidents on Wednesday for the third consecutive year.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 08:54 | Viewed: 678

Consultations on Bulgaria's Pension Reform Continue

The second round of consultations on the parameters of Bulgaria's pension reform will take place on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 08:26 | Viewed: 967

Finance Ministry Reverses Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry reversed its decision regarding the social insurance contributions of newly insured persons.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2015, Friday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgarian Cabinet Makes Governance Programme Public

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers published its detailed governance programme on the government's website on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2015, Friday // 18:58 | Viewed: 1349

Bulgaria Foresees New Investments for Municipalities Hosting Refugees

Bulgarian municipalities with refugee accommodation centers and those involved in integration programmes will receive significant subsidies.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2015, Friday // 17:53 | Viewed: 1128

Proposal to Increase Social Insurance Could Lead to Higher Unemployment - CEIB

According to a survey conducted among representatives of Bulgaria's CEIB, businesses will be more likely to resort to reducing their workforces instead of paying higher social insurance contributions to employees.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2015, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1178

Bulgaria’s ATAKA Party Leader Proposes to Relax Smoking Ban

The leader of Bulgarian opposition ATAKA party Volen Siderov on Thursday proposed to Parliament to relax the total ban on indoor smoking in public spaces.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1119

Bulgaria's DPS Threatens Government with Censure Motion

Bulgaria's oppositional Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) threatens to initiate a vote of no confidence against the coalition government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1068

Bulgaria Moving toward Judicial Council Reform through Constitutional Changes - Minister

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has underscored that the judicial reform strategy had been backed by almost ¾ of MPs.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1053

Ex-Head of Bulgaria's State-Owned IT Company Reappointed

Prof Mihail Konstantinov has been heading the Board of Directors at Information Services since January 8, the state-owned IT company's website shows.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 07:55 | Viewed: 828

Bulgarian Citizenship Applications Drop, Vice-President Popova Says

The number of foreign nationals applying for Bulgarian citizenship fell by a quarter last year, Vice President Margarita Popova said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgarian Cabinet Adopts Governance Programme

The Bulgarian Cabinet adopted on Wednesday the government's programme on stable development of the country for the period 2014-2018.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 702

Bulgaria MPs Pass Updated Judicial Reform Strategy

Lawmakers moved on Wednesday to approve the new strategy on judicial reform after a four-hour debate.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 927

Referendum on Voting Rules to Be Brought to Successful End - President

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he is determined to make sure that a referendum on voting rules, which failed to take place last year, will be carried out.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 522

Bulgarian President Plevneliev: 2015 Should Be Year of Reform

At a press conference wrapping up the third year of his term in office, Plevneliev praised the government's priorities in energy, infrastructure and long-term planning, but stressed more was to be done to overcome the ongoing political crisis.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 661

Judicial Reform Strategy Is Comprehensive Plan Spanning 7 Years- Minister

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has presented an updated strategy for judicial reform, stressing the need for parliamentary debate on the document.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 11:35 | Viewed: 554

Bulgaria's Govt Program to Be Adopted on Wednesday

The governance program prepared after the cabinet was formed in November and a new bill on energy efficiency are on the agenda of Wednesday's cabinet meeting, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev to Wrap Up 3rd Year in Office

President Rosen Plevneliev and his deputy Margarita Popova are due to give on Wednesday an account on the third year of their terms.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 07:53 | Viewed: 596

Bulgarian Socialist Party 'Ready to Seek Alliance' with President Parvanov's ABV

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is ready to join a "grand coalition" including all parties to the left, a socialist lawmaker has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 710