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Bulgarian Citizenship Applications Drop, Vice-President Popova Says

The number of foreign nationals applying for Bulgarian citizenship fell by a quarter last year, Vice President Margarita Popova said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Cabinet Adopts Governance Programme

The Bulgarian Cabinet adopted on Wednesday the government's programme on stable development of the country for the period 2014-2018.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 761

Bulgaria MPs Pass Updated Judicial Reform Strategy

Lawmakers moved on Wednesday to approve the new strategy on judicial reform after a four-hour debate.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 1163

Referendum on Voting Rules to Be Brought to Successful End - President

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he is determined to make sure that a referendum on voting rules, which failed to take place last year, will be carried out.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 583

Bulgarian President Plevneliev: 2015 Should Be Year of Reform

At a press conference wrapping up the third year of his term in office, Plevneliev praised the government's priorities in energy, infrastructure and long-term planning, but stressed more was to be done to overcome the ongoing political crisis.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 731

Judicial Reform Strategy Is Comprehensive Plan Spanning 7 Years- Minister

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has presented an updated strategy for judicial reform, stressing the need for parliamentary debate on the document.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 11:35 | Viewed: 603

Bulgaria's Govt Program to Be Adopted on Wednesday

The governance program prepared after the cabinet was formed in November and a new bill on energy efficiency are on the agenda of Wednesday's cabinet meeting, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 709

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev to Wrap Up 3rd Year in Office

President Rosen Plevneliev and his deputy Margarita Popova are due to give on Wednesday an account on the third year of their terms.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 07:53 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Socialist Party 'Ready to Seek Alliance' with President Parvanov's ABV

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is ready to join a "grand coalition" including all parties to the left, a socialist lawmaker has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 756

Bulgaria PM: Revenues Could Be Up BGN 1 B in 2015

The state budget for 2015 will include up to BGN 1 B more in revenues compared to the previous year, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told participants in a meeting between government officials and business representatives.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 805

Prosecution Appears to Keep Political, Economic Umbrella over Certain People – Deputy Minister

Bulgaria’s Deputy Justice Minister Petko Petkov has suggested that the country needs to have an efficient prosecuting authority before it can have efficient courts.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 759

GERB Backs Holding Referendum on Compulsory Voting alongside 2015 Local Elections

Ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has made clear that it mulls holding a referendum on compulsory voting alongside the local elections in the autumn of 2015.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2015, Monday // 17:25 | Viewed: 862

Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition Establishes Council for Development

Bulgaria's ruling coalition has merged parts of the executive and the legislature into a new body – the Council for development.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2015, Monday // 07:43 | Viewed: 979

Bulgaria PM Borisov Says Next President Could Be Female

"Why don't we put in effort and place a woman's bid for the presidential elections," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov suggested on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1231

Bulgaria's ABV Willing to Cooperate with BSP in Local Elections

The leader of ABV and Bulgarian President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov announced that his party is willing to lend support to parties of the left, including BSP at the forthcoming local elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1240

Bulgaria's RB Most Likely to Postpone Congress for Common Leader

The parties constituting the Reformist Bloc (RB), which is one of the junior partners in Bulgaria's coalition government, continue to be divided over their eventual merger into one formation and the election of a common leader.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2015, Saturday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1093

HR Development Operational Program 2014-2020 Kicks Off with Budget of over BGN 2 B

Operational program Human Resources Development 2014-2020 was officially launched Thursday in Plovdiv.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 14:09 | Viewed: 5054

Low Minimum Wage Encourages People to Live on Benefits – Labor Minister

The low minimum wage disincentivises people from working and they prefer to live on benefits, according to Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgaria’s Minister of Labor and Social Policy.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 12:38 | Viewed: 741

Referendum on Compulsory Voting Might Be Held with Local Elections

It emerged that a national referendum on the possible amendments to the electoral rules is likely to be held with the local elections, which are scheduled to take place in Bulgaria in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 11:08 | Viewed: 860

Bulgaria Steps up Efforts to Curb Influx of Illegal Immigrants

Bulgaria will continue building the fence along its border witn Turkey meant to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, the government has decided.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2015, Wednesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1529

Bulgarian Deputy PM Calls for Sanctions on Migrants Refusing Integration

Bulgaria should impose penalties on refugees on its territory refusing to send their children to school or take up the jobs offered to them, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2015, Monday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1304