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Bulgarian Gov't Coalition MP Points to Possible Early Elections

A member of the Reformist Bloc, a loose coalition of right-wing parties which are part of Bulgaria's cabinet, has warned early elections should be considered as an option given the deadlock in Parliament on key legislation.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2015, Friday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Forty Immigrants Near Pernik

Bulgarian authorities detained forty immigrants in the village of Golyamo Buchino near the city of Pernik on Thursday evening.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2015, Friday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgarian Cabinet to Resubmit Anti-Corruption Bill in Three Months - PM Borisov

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured on Thursday that the anti-corruption bill, which was rejected by parliament at first reading, will be resubmitted in three months.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2015, Friday // 07:53 | Viewed: 933

Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate Dips to Post-2008 Low

Bulgaria’s unemployment rate has fallen to 9.3% in August, its lowest level since 2008, Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin announced on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 20:06 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria Foreign Minister: Pisanchev Can Help Boost Cooperation on Migrants with Greece

Vladimir Pisanchev can contribute to Bulgaria’s cooperation in Greece in tackling the migrant influx through the Balkans, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told journalists on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgarian Parliament Rejects Anti-Corruption Bill at First Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament rejected on Thursday the bill aimed at preventing corruption among high-level public officials at first reading with 101 MPs voting in favour, 38 voting against and 72 abstaining.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1732

16 000 Illegal Immigrants Detained in Bulgaria Since Start of Year

Since the beginning of the year, Bulgarian authorities have detained at immigration centres nearly 16 000 foreigners, who had illegally entered the country.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1527

Bulgaria Police Arrest 130 in Special Operation

A special operation in Bulgaria's capital Sofia resulted in the detention of 130 people, most of whom illegally crossed into Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary has said.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1702

Bulgaria's Ex-Security Chief 'to Be Next Thessaloniki Consul'

Former counter-intelligence head Vladimir Pisanchev is due to head the Bulgarian Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece, several media outlets have reported, citing sources.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 07:24 | Viewed: 1245

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry to Focus on Illegal Migration

Bulgaria is handling well the flow of legal migrants arriving in the country, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgarian MPs Convene for First Plenary Sitting After Summer Recess

Bulgarian MPs will convene for their first plenary sitting after the summer recess on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 1147

No 'Bulgarian Roots' of Austrian Smuggling Ring, IntMin Says

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has ruled out that the organized criminal gang smuggling migrants into Austria could be based in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgaria MP to Table Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Independent lawmaker Velizar Enchev has announced he is to put forward in September a bill that would allow for cannabis to be used for medical purposes.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2015, Monday // 14:18 | Viewed: 2553

Expenses of Bulgarian MPs on Business Trips Amount to BGN 470 000

Bulgarian MPs spent nearly BGN 470 000 on business trips abroad since they have assumed office ten months ago.

Politics » Domestic | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1287

Bulgaria Boasts 92 % Absorption Rate of EU Funds - PM Borisov

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Sunday that Bulgaria's absorption rate of EU funds amounted to 92 %.

Politics » Domestic | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 13:02 | Viewed: 2132

Bulgarian Gendarmerie to Assist in Guarding Border with Turkey

Bulgaria will deploy on Friday units of the gendarmerie directorate to assist the border police in guarding the country's frontier with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 20:04 | Viewed: 1993

Bulgaria's Local Elections, Referendum to Cost BGN 50 M

The forthcoming local elections and referendum on remote electronic voting, which are scheduled to take place in Bulgaria on October 25, are estimated to cost BGN 50 M.

Politics » Domestic | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1601

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Assures Border Controls Are Efficient

Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has insisted that the country’s border authorities exercise rigorous oversight.

Politics » Domestic | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1718

Registration for Participation in Bulgaria's Local Elections Begins

The registration of parties and coalitions for participation in the forthcoming local elections, which are scheduled to take place in Bulgaria on October 25, begins on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1448

Borisov, Tsipras Discuss Greece Refugee Crisis

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras have discussed the flow of migrants to Bulgaria's southern neighbors, the government's press office has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 18:39 | Viewed: 2797

Bulgaria Has Better Financial Outlook for 2016, PM Says

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has insisted that higher state revenues over the past months suggest next year will be better in budgetary terms.

Politics » Domestic | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 14:12 | Viewed: 2087