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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: 2011

Bulgarian President Hits back at MPs over Rejection of Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will refer to the Constitutional Court the Parliament’s “hugely regrettable” decision to override his veto on changes to election rules that could hamper voting by Bulgarian citizens residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 21:02 | Viewed: 1828

Partners in Bulgaria’s Government Plan to Cap Polling Stations in a Foreign Country at 35

The partners in Bulgaria’s governing coalition plan to propose further amendments to election rules in an effort to address some of the deficiencies of recently adopted changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1637

Bulgaria's Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on Wednesday the presidential veto on disputed changes to election rules concerning the opening of polling stations abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1886

Bulgaria's New Labor Minister Sworn In

Newly-approved Labor and Social Policy Minister Zornitsa Rusinova has been sworn in by Parliament after an overwhelming vote in favor of her nomination.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1475

Bulgaria Nationalists to Stop Backing Govt if Parliament OKs Election Rules Veto

A nationalist lawmaker has made clear his coalition, the Patriotic Front, will withdraw its support for the government unless Parliament overturns the President's veto on changes to Bulgaria's Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1376

Bulgaria MPs to Vote on New Labor Minister's Candidacy

Parliament is to hold a vote on the Labor Minister candidacy put forward by Bulgaria's government.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1378

Deadlock in Bulgaria's Govt over Electoral Code Veto

The parties forming or backing Bulgaria's minority government have failed to come up with a joint position on the veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on amendments to the election rules.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 22:22 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgaria's Plovdiv Rejects Proposal for Banning Full-Face Veils

The local administration of Bulgaria's second-biggest city has turned down a draft that would have outlawed the wearing of veils that cover most of the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1790

No 'Moral Ground' for Early Election, Bulgaria's PM Says

Good economic and financial results delivered by the current Bulgarian government mean the cabinet has no moral ground to trigger a snap vote, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told ministers.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1224

Election Rules: Parliament Committee Backs Presidential Veto

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Legal Affairs Committee support the move by President Rosen Plevneliev to return parts of the amended Election Code to Parliament for consideration, the committee head has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1210

Bulgarian Media Regulator Elects Alexander Velev to Head Public Radio

Alexander Velev has been elected Director General of Bulgarian public radio broadcaster BNR.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1190

Election Rules: Partners in Bulgaria’s Government to Discuss Presidential Veto

The legal affairs committee in Bulgaria’s parliament will discuss on Tuesday the veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on changes to the Electoral Code concerning the opening of polling stations abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1389

Bulgarian Police Issue First Fine for Wearing Full-Face Veil in Public

Police in Pazardzhik has issued the first citation in Bulgaria for wearing a face-covering Islamic veil in a public place, radio broadcaster BNR reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2016, Monday // 19:46 | Viewed: 4607

Bulgaria Ex-President Urges Change of Constitution, Political System

President (2002-2012) said on Monday he would prefer to run in presidential elections under a presidential republic and a new constitution.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2016, Monday // 11:19 | Viewed: 1614

Election Rules: Bulgaria's GERB to Decide on President Veto Tuesday

GERB Deputy Chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said the main ruling party is to announce on Tuesday its final position on Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's veto to the new Electoral Code version.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2016, Sunday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria Needs Presidential System, ABV Leader Says

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov has asserted that his Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party will win the presidential election this autumn, a major goal for his party in the next few months.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2016, Sunday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1801

Bulgaria's DPS 'Ready for Early Election'

The leader of opposition Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party has said his party is prepared to go to early elections and be part of Bulgaria's next government.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2016, Sunday // 10:38 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgaria's ABV 'Wants Ex-President to Run'

Leftist Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV)'s party structures across the country have nominated President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov as a presidential candidate in the vote this year, the deputy chair of ABV says.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2016, Sunday // 09:29 | Viewed: 2402

Bulgarian President Calls on MPs to Refer Six-Point Referendum to Constitutional Court

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called on MPs to refer to the Constitutional Court the six questions featured in a referendum on the political system initiated by popular TV host Slavi Trifonov.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2016, Saturday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1694