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Anti-corruption Draft Bill Clears Legal Affairs Committee in Bulgaria’s Parliament

The Legal Affairs Committee in Bulgaria’s Parliament has backed on first reading the draft bill to combat high-level graft proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2016, Wednesday // 22:55 | Viewed: 4051

Deputy PM Tomislav Donchev to Be Bulgaria's NCTC Chairman

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister for European funds and economic policies, will be chairman of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC), the government has decided.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2016, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgarian MPs Reject Proposal for Enhancing Interparliamentary Dialogue with Russia

The Bulgarian parliament rejected on Wednesday a proposal for encouraging interparliamenary dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Russia.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2016, Wednesday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgarian PM Appoints Deputy Agriculture Minister Responsible for Fisheries

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has appointed Svilen Kostov as Deputy Agriculture Minister, the government's press service informed on Tuesday

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2016, Tuesday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1612

Bulgarian PM Appoints Third Deputy Justice Minister

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has appointed Petya Tyankova as third Deputy Justice Minister, the government's press service informs.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2016, Monday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1638

Bulgaria's Last King Says He Won't Run for President

Bulgaria's last King and former Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha made clear he does not hold a special "interest" or affinity for the Presidency of the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2016, Saturday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2700

Bulgarian President Refers Six-Point Referendum to Constitutional Court

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has referred to the Constitutional Court three of the questions featured on a six-point referendum which is scheduled to be held with the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2016, Friday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1785

Bulgaria PM Says He Cannot Be 'That Useful' as President

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has downplayed again any prospect of running for President in this autumn's elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2016, Friday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Adopts Ban on Face-Covering Veils

Members of Bulgaria's Religious Denominations and Human Rights parliamentary committee adopted at first reading on Thursday a bill which proposes to ban the wearing of garments concealing the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2205

Bulgarian MPs Propose Relaxing Restrictions for Voters Abroad

Bulgarian MPs from parties participating in the ruling coalition or supporting it have proposed relaxing some of the restrictions for voters abroad which have been adopted with the latest amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1676

Bulgarian PM Refrains From Revealing GERB's Presidential Candidate

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again refrained from naming the candidate of his party in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgaria’s Ex-President Parvanov Hints at Possibility to Run Again

Bulgaria’s former President Georgi Parvanov suggested on Wednesday that the Constitution doesn’t bar him from running again in presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1670

New Deputy Agriculture Minister to Oversee EU's Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria

The number of deputy ministers in Bulgaria's agriculture ministry will be increased from three to four.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgaria’s Garmen Braces for New Protest against Illegal Roma Dwellings

A year after clashes between ethnic Bulgarians and Roma people living in Garmen new protest action has been scheduled for Monday against illegal dwellings built by Roma people in this village in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 16:34 | Viewed: 3903

Bulgarian Socialists to Decide at Referendum on Left-wing Alliance for Presidential Vote

Bulgarian main opposition Socialists will decide at a party referendum with which political parties to join forces for the forthcoming presidential elections, the party’s new leader, Korneliya Ninova, has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 2049

UNESCO Head Bokova Denies Speculation She Might Run for Bulgarian President

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 12:06 | Viewed: 8173

Bulgaria Socialists Name Legendary Film Actor as Deputy Chair

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has elected Stefan Danailov, a cinema actor who rose to fame in iconic Bulgarian productions and some foreign titles, as a deputy to newly elected leader Korneliya Ninova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2359

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Undergoes Reshuffles

The recently elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the biggest opposition party in the country, is to make changes at the top, reshuffling her deputies, news website Dnevnik reports.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1878

Bulgaria MPs Turn Down Medical Cannabis Legalization

Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday rejected the legalization of medical marijuana, with only three backing the proposal in a 240-seat Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 11:17 | Viewed: 7474

Bulgaria IntMin Downplays 'Lax Border Control' Claims in German Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has dismissed suggestions in a Bild article, which quoted a secret German intelligence report as saying there were weaknesses in the counry's effort to crack down on people smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2016, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 2326

Bulgarians Abroad to Protest until Election Code Changes Reversed

A representative of Bulgarian nationals living abroad said on Tuesday protests will be held until MPs agree to rescind amendments to election rules restricting the number of polling stations outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 08:26 | Viewed: 2043