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Bulgaria’s Govt Proposes Georgi Kostov as New Interior Ministry Chief Secretary

Bulgaria’s government has nominated Georgi Kostov as new Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry following the resignation of Svetlozar Lazarov.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 16:36 | Viewed: 884

Rumyana Bachvarova Gets MPs Approval to Be Next Interior Minister

Lawmakers have voted to approve current Deputy PM Rumyana Bachvarova as the country's next Interior Mininster.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1204

Bulgaria Nationalists Urge Debate on Bringing Back Death Penalty

The nationalist coalition Patriotic Front (PF) will insist on a social debate on whether the capital punishment should be reintroduced, its co-leader Valeri Simeonov has said.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 958

Bulgaria Ex Caretaker IntMin 'Nominated Head of Military Intelligence'

Yordan Bakalov, a former interim Interior Minister, is Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's proposal to take over the Defense Information Service, media sources say.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 851

Bulgarian Parliament to Decide on IntMin Vuchkov's Resignation

The dismissal from office of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov and the appointment of Rumyana Bachvarova are to be voted in Bulgarian Parliament Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 07:38 | Viewed: 1171

Who is Who: Rumyana Bachvarova, New Bulgarian Interior Minister

Bulgaria's Parliament approved on Wednesday, March 11, the appointment of Rumyana Bachvarova as Interior Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 01:58 | Viewed: 1157

Public Trust in Bulgarian Judiciary Remains Critically Low, Legal Barometer

Gallup International revealed the results from its regular research on the fight against corruption and the condition of the judiciary in Bulgaria, alongside the civil initiative project Legal Barometer.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1897

Supreme Court Refuses Interpretative Ruling on Disclosure of Communist-Era State Security Agents

Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has refused to issue an interpretative ruling on whether the so-called Files’ Commission (examining the Communist era secret services' files – editor's note) is authorized to disclose collaborators of the comm

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1055

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry Proposes Changes to Criminal Code to Fight Terrorism

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry published on Tuesday a bill amending and supplementing the Criminal Code, which is focused on providing adequate protection against terrorism.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1061

Tsvyatko Georgiev Seen as Likely New Chief of Bulgaria’s Security Agency DANS

Deputy Interior Minister Tsvyatko Georgiev is one of the most likely successors to the head of Bulgaria’s domestic security agency DANS Vladimir Pisanchev, Trud daily reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2015, Monday // 21:58 | Viewed: 5279

More than Half of Bulgarians Want Cabinet to Complete Mandate - Survey

According to the latest survey of Exacta Research Group, which was released on Monday, more than half of Bulgarians – 52 % prefer the government to complete its mandate.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2015, Monday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1006

Outgoing Bulgarian IntMin Veselin Vuchkov Speaks Out on Resignation Reasons

Lazarov and Pisanchev, as already became clear, represent a model that we in GERB have been fighting against.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2015, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria's IntMin Chief Secretary Leaving Police System

Svetlozar Lazarov, the Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary in resignation, has told reporters he is leaving the ministry's system.

Politics » Domestic | March 7, 2015, Saturday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgaria Socialists Launch Partnership with SYRIZA

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has begun its partnership with Greece's main governing party, left-wing SYRIZA, socialist members have announced.

Politics » Domestic | March 7, 2015, Saturday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1497

Bulgarian President Concludes Month of Political Consultations with PM

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov discussed on Friday the priorities of the government and the readiness of the executive to implement key reforms in 2015.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2015, Friday // 21:01 | Viewed: 1304

Bulgaria's ABV Accepts Resignation of Leader Georgi Parvanov

Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV), one of the parties supporting the coalition government, approved the resignation of its leader, former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2015, Friday // 18:51 | Viewed: 2535

Head of Bulgaria's Security Agency DANS also Steps Down

Vladimir Pisanchev, who heads the Bulgarian counter-intelligence body DANS, has tabled his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2015, Friday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgarian Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary Resigns

Svetlozar Lazarov has stepped down as Chief Secretary of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has confirmed.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2015, Friday // 10:23 | Viewed: 1971

Over 1,000 Old Cars Rotting in Sofia

Close to 1,000 old cars that are no longer suitable for driving, are rotting on the streets of Sofia. This contributes to the already heavy traffic in the capital.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2015, Friday // 09:10 | Viewed: 3545

Bulgaria Drafts New Plan for Integration of Refugees, Deputy PM Kuneva Says

Bulgarian authorities have drafted a new plan for the integration of refugees that calls for providing them with access to the country’s labour market, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1306

Resignation of Sofia Investigative Service Head Rejected

Bulgaria's top judicial body has rejected the resignation of Petyo Petyov, who heads the Sofia Investigative Service.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 14:57 | Viewed: 1000