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Bulgaria Govt to Spend BGN 1 M on Electric Cars for Civil Servants

Some BGN 1 M will be spent on electric cars for civil servants working in the state and municipal administration, Bulgaria's Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2015, Wednesday // 10:43 | Viewed: 1081

Bulgaria's Cultural Sector Workers to Protest Against Insufficient Funding

Workers at museums, galleries and municipal libraries will stage protests across Bulgaria on Tuesday against the insufficient funding allocated to the cultural sector.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1329

Bulgarian Authorities Detain 24 Illegal Migrants Near Pazardzhik

Bulgarian authorities detained 24 illegal migrants on the territory of the village of Rosen in the municipality of Pazardzhik.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2015, Saturday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1901

Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss 2016 Draft Budget

The Bulgarian parliament will discuss at first reading on Thursday the draft government budget for next year.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2015, Thursday // 09:05 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria MPs Hold Minute of Silence over Paris Attacks

Bulgarian lawmakers held on Wednesday a minute of silence to commemorate the attacks in Paris which killed 129 and wounded hundreds last week.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1452

Press Freedom NGO Urges Bulgaria PM to Stop 'Harassment of Journalists'

An international press freedom organization has sought to raise Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov's awareness of instances of harassment of journalists working with an independent investigative website.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1901

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader, MP Released on Bail after 'Unlawful Arrest'

The Sofia City Court (SCC) has ruled nationalist leader Volen Siderov and a party member Desislav Chukolov should be released on bail only several hours after having been detained on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2015, Wednesday // 08:06 | Viewed: 1879

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Devises Strategy on Countering Terrorism

The Bulgarian interior ministry has devised a strategy on countering the radicalisation of terrorism (2015-2020).

Politics » Domestic | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2025

Bulgaria’s Sofia Bolsters Security after Paris Attacks

Police and municipal authorities are stepping up security measures in Sofia in the wake of Friday’s Paris terror attacks, bTV reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1633

Bulgaria’s PM Borisov: ‘I’m Not That Hawkish’ on Russia

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declined to comment on President Rosen Plevneliev’s assertion that Russia planned to wage a ‘hybrid warfare’ campaign focused on the Balkans in a bid to destabilize Europe.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 2690

Bulgarian Authorities Have Detained 27 000 Illegal Migrants Since Start of Year

Since the beginning of the year, Bulgarian authorities have detained 27 000 foreign citizens, who had crossed into the country illegally.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2015, Monday // 14:51 | Viewed: 2401

Bulgaria Steps up Border Controls after Paris Attacks, Detains 280 Illegal Migrants

Police have detained 280 foreign nationals illegally residing in Bulgaria following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2015, Sunday // 14:39 | Viewed: 3329

Bulgaria Heightens Security Measures After Paris Attacks

Bulgaria will heighten its security measures after the series of attacks in Paris on Friday night, which claimed the lives of at least 127 people and left at least 180 others injured.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2015, Saturday // 13:35 | Viewed: 2579

Bulgarian Policemen to Protest While Parliament Discusses 2016 Draft Budget

Bulgarian police officers are expected to hold a seven-hour protest on Thursday while the parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee will be discussing the draft budget for next year.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1826

Inspectors Identify Tens of Bulgarian Bars Not Meeting Fire Safety Standards

At least 21 bars in Bulgaria are not meeting fire safety standards, which increases the likelihood for incidents of the scale of the recent Bucharest tragedy to occur in these drinking establishments.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1857

Two Bulgarian Nationalist Ataka MPs Give Up Immunity from Criminal Prosecution

Two Bulgarian Nationalist Ataka MPs have given up their immunity from criminal prosecution, which would allow for proceedings into their alleged involvement in two incidents in downtown Sofia to take place.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 1798

Reforms Foresee Restructuring of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry

The reforms proposed by the Bulgarian government foresee the restructuring of the interior ministry.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 21:13 | Viewed: 1849

Bulgarian President Identifies Refugees as Posing Greatest Threat to National Security

President Rosen Plevneliev identified the ongoing refugee wave as posing the greatest threat to Bulgarian security.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 17:00 | Viewed: 3745

Bulgarian MPs to Hold Hearing on Police Force Protests

A Bulgarian parliament commission will hold a hearing of top Interior Ministry officials about last week’s protests by members of police force on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 1694

President’s Advisory Council to Discuss Challenges to Bulgaria’s Security

A meeting of the advisory National Security Council with  President Rosen Plevneliev will discuss risks and threats to Bulgaria posed by recent changes in the geostrategic security environment, the President’s press office has announced.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 09:08 | Viewed: 1506

Bulgarian Cabinet, Trade Unions to Continue Talks on Reforms in Interior Ministry

A new round of talks between the Bulgarian government and trade unions on the reforms to be carried out in the Interior Ministry is expected to start on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2015, Monday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1624