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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: 6593

Bulgarian Socialist Presidential Candidate Hits Campaign Trail

The presidential candidate of Bulgarian Socialists Maj Gen Rumen Radev is embarking on a series of meetings with voters to unveil his election platform.

Politics » Domestic | August 25, 2016, Thursday // 14:55 | Viewed: 2372

Bulgaria’s ABV Party Backs Rumen Radev for President

Left-wing ABV party has endorsed the nomination of Maj Gen Rumen Radev for the forthcoming presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 14:21 | Viewed: 2540

Bulgaria Grants Refugee Status to 357 People in Jan-July 2016

Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees has received 9,388 applications for protection in the first seven months of 2016, close to the 2014 total of 11,081 and nearly half of last year’s total of 20,391.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 5182

Bulgarian Socialists Nominate Rumen Radev to Run in Presidential Elections 2016

Maj.Gen. Rumen Radev is the nomination of main opposition Socialists for President of Bulgaria, party leader Korneliya Niniova has announced.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 09:27 | Viewed: 2090

Junior Coalition Partner Demands Explanation Why Bulgarian Govt Turned over Abdullah Buyuk to Turkey

The right-wing Reformist Bloc, the junior partner in Bulgaria’s minority coalition cabinet, has demanded that Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova explain to Parliament why the government turned over Turkish businessman Abdullah Buyuk to Turkey last week.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 15:35 | Viewed: 5779

Bulgaria to Set up Checkpoints on Minor Roads to Thwart Migrant Smuggling

Bulgaria’s Ministry of the Interior will set up checkpoints inside the country to counter  the smuggling of irregular migrants, a senior police official has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2016, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 6036

Bulgaria Ready to Deploy More Troops to Help Border Police Cope with Migrant Influx - Defence Chief

Bulgaria is ready to deploy additional troops to help border police tackle an increased inflow of irregular migrants, the Chief of Defence General Constantin Popov has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2016, Monday // 10:18 | Viewed: 5464

Handover of Gülen Backer to Turkey 'Not Linked' to Migratory Pressure - Bulgarian PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has denied any direct connection between the move to expel Turkish national Abdullah Büyük and efforts to avoid an increased migrant inflow into Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | August 12, 2016, Friday // 10:05 | Viewed: 2498

Ex-MP Sentenced for Pedophilia to Run for Bulgarian President

Vladimir Kuzov, a former lawmaker found guilty of pedophilia in the 2000s, said on Thursday he would run for president in November.

Politics » Domestic | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 6673

Bulgaria’s President Sends Air Force Chief into Retirement

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has issued a decree for the retirement of Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev from military service.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 2104

Bulgaria's Left-Wingers Agree on Air Force Chief Candidacy for President

Leaders Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and left-wing ABV have announced they are moving closer to nominating the outgoing Air Force Commander, Maj Gen Rumen Radev, to run in the next presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2449

UNESCO's Bokova Enters AFP's Infuential Women Shortlist

UNESCO Director General, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, has made it into a list of the world's most powerful women, according to AFP agency.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 07:55 | Viewed: 2713

Cracks in Left-Wing Talks on Bulgaria's President Elections as Party Pulls Out

Movement 21, the smallest party in the talks among left-wingers seeking to produce a joint nomination for Bulgaria's presidential elections, is withdrawing from the dialogue, its leader has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2016, Tuesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1797

Bulgaria Took 6 Migrants In under EU Relocation Scheme since 2015

Bulgaria has only received six migrants under the EU relocation plan adopted in the autumn of last year, the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2016, Tuesday // 09:50 | Viewed: 2175

Bulgaria's Main Left-Wing Parties 'Close' to Joint Presidential Nominee

The deputy head of ABV party said Monday his organization and the socialist opposition BSP are close to raising a joint nomination for the upcoming presidential election.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2016, Tuesday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1757

Serbia Proposes to Help Bulgaria Protect Border with Turkey

Serbia has offered to help Bulgaria protect its southern border with Turkey against a flow of irregular migrants trying to reach western Europe.

Politics » Domestic | August 8, 2016, Monday // 09:21 | Viewed: 7346

IntMins of Bulgaria, Serbia to Meet at Common Border

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova and her Serbian counterpart Nebojša Stefanović are set to meet on Sunday afternoon to discuss the situation at the common border and check security measures there.

Politics » Domestic | August 7, 2016, Sunday // 10:50 | Viewed: 2236

Bulgarian Consumer Confidence Dips in July - Survey

Bulgaria’s consumer confidence index has dropped by 0.6 percentage points in July compared to April, mainly due to increased pessimism among the urban population.

Politics » Domestic | August 5, 2016, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 6602

Bulgaria Arrests Three Suspected People Smugglers, 32 Migrants in Burgas

The Bulgarian police have detained three people suspected of running an organized group for the smuggling of refugees from Turkey to Europe.

Politics » Domestic | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 19:16 | Viewed: 2459

Bulgarian Air Force Chief Still Waiting for Discharge

Bulgarian Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev has made clear he will refrain from public comments until authorities approve his request to be discharged from the military.

Politics » Domestic | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 08:36 | Viewed: 6409

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Donchev to Oversee Presidential Vote

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, who is in charge of economic policy and EU funds absorption, has also been tasked with coordinating thee preparation for this year's presidential vote.

Politics » Domestic | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 07:28 | Viewed: 1920