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Drugs, Smuggling, Prostitution Were 0.28% of Bulgaria's GDP in 2013

The turnover from illegal activities as drugs production and placement, alcohol and cigarettes smuggling, and prostitution is at BGN 225 M (EUR 112.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2015, Monday // 12:53 | Viewed: 2087

Botevgrad Mayor Not Indicted, Prosecutors Say

No charges have yet been pressed against Georgi Georgiev, mayor of the town of Botevgrad in Northwestern Bulgaria, the Sofia District Prosecutor's Office has said.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2015, Monday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1579

Mayor of Bulgaria's Botevgrad Arrested

Bulgarian police arrested Georgi Georgiev, Mayor of the town of Botevgrad on Monday morning, media reports say.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2015, Monday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1870

Bulgaria Gov't Coalition Partner Backs Majority Voting System

ABV leader Georgi Parvanov has said his party would support the proposal of an opposition force under which Bulgarians citizens should have a say on the introduction of a majority system.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2015, Monday // 09:32 | Viewed: 1752

Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation Revokes Former IntMin's Sentence

The 4-year sentence given to Bulgaria's former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has now been revoked by the Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2015, Friday // 14:00 | Viewed: 5178

Bulgaria's DPS Takes U-Turn on Majority System

The second-largest opposition party in Bulgaria, the DPS, has backtracked on its calls for a rewording of questions a forthcoming referendum on voting rules.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2015, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 4262

Roma in Bulgaria's Garmen Set Ultimatum to Bulgarians

Roma people living in the southwestern Bulgarian village of Garmen have issued a two-day ultimatum to Bulgarians, local media have reported.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2015, Friday // 09:04 | Viewed: 5153

Bulgaria Interior Ministry to Launch Roma Employment Program

Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said her ministry is starting a program to hire more employees of ethnic Roma origin.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2015, Friday // 08:01 | Viewed: 4251

Bulgaria Interim ex-PM Joining Constitution Committee

Law lecturer Prof Georgi Bliznashki is to join an ad hoc committee in Parliament set up to work on proposed constitutional changes.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2015, Friday // 07:36 | Viewed: 3724

Bulgarian Voters Are Skeptical Towards Second Borisov Government

Half of the Bulgarian voters are skeptical towards the Second Borisov administration.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 20:43 | Viewed: 4509

Bulgaria's Minimum Pension to Become BGN 157 Starting July

The minimal pension for people who have completed the requiorements for age and years of labor will be BGN 157.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 17:47 | Viewed: 4227

Sofia's Orlandovtsi Will Now be Video Monitored Following Ethnic Tensions

The first stage of the installment of the video-monitoring system in Sofia's neighborhood of Orlandovtsi started Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 4137

Bulgarian MPs Set on Stopping Voter Tourism

Bulgarian MPs voted in favor of the proposed legislative amendment aiming to counteract voter tourism.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 4470

Opposition DPS Party Proposes Rewording of Question on Electoral Rules Referendum

Bulgaria's opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) proposed a rewording to one of the questions likely to feature in the referendum on changes to the electoral rules, which is expected to be held simultaneously with the forthcoming local e

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 1585

Tensions Seem to Calm Down on Third Day of Protests in Sofia's Orlandovtsi

Nearly a hundred people have gathered in the Orlandovtsi neighbourhood in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Tuesday evening to protest against the crimes committed by the Roma community.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 21:34 | Viewed: 1936

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Officials Protest for Fifth Consecutive Day

Bulgarian Interior Ministry officials protested for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, which also marked the third day of the tented camp in front of the building of the National Assembly in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1795

'Outsiders' Involved in Bulgaria's anti-Roma Protests

Out of 34 detained at the protests held Tuesday in the Orlandovtsi neighborhood in Sofia, Bulgaria, only 8 were from the neighborhood, police say.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 2520

Illegal Roma Buildings in Bulgaria's Garmen 'Remain Intact'

Roma people in the Bulgarian village of Garmen have not yet started to remove buildings erected illegally in the Kremikovtsi neighborhood,  officials say.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 08:03 | Viewed: 1932

Bulgarian Security Sector Officials Hold Fourth Consecutive Day of Protests

Bulgarian security sector officials are holding on Monday a protest in Sofia for the fourth consecutive day.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2015, Monday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1383

Bulgaria Police Arrest 30 after Second Night of Bulgaria-Roma Protests

At least 30 people have been detained in Bulgaria's capital Sofia after the second night of protests that began Saturday evening over loud music played in the Orlandovtsi neighborhood.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2015, Monday // 10:19 | Viewed: 3097

Bulgarian Security Sector Officials to Continue Protest over Weekend

The security sector officials will gather on Saturday for their second day of protests, which is expected to attract much more attendance than the one on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2015, Saturday // 13:05 | Viewed: 4213