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Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party 'Discussing 2 Options' as Next Justice Min

Two options are on the table as nominees of Bulgaria's senior government partner GERB as a new Justice Minister is to be appointed, a GERB official has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 11:58 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria's DSB Party Meeting over Participation in Gov't

The Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) of Radan Kanev are meeting on Saturday to decide whether or not to remain in the government.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 10:11 | Viewed: 2035

Bulgarian PM Accepts Resignations of Two Deputy Justice Ministers

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov signed on Friday the resignation requests of two Deputy Justice Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2015, Friday // 14:07 | Viewed: 1355

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants, Several Human Smugglers

Bulgarian authorities detained hundreds of illegal immigrants and several human smugglers in separate operations across the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2015, Friday // 13:19 | Viewed: 2009

Tensions in Coalition Gov't after Bulgaria Justice Min's Resignation

The two main partners in Bulgaria´s minority government will not agree on a single nomination to take over as Justice Minister, a day after Hristo Ivanov resigned after Parliament voted to approve a reform package for the judiciary system.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2015, Thursday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1703

Bulgarian Parliament Appoints 2nd Ad Hoc Committee on Nationalist Leader’s Immunity

Bulgarian Parliament will appoint a second ad hoc committee to consider lifting the immunity of nationalist Ataka party’s leader, Volen Siderov, from criminal prosecution.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2015, Thursday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgaria Ex-Justice Min Warns of Chief Prosecutor's 'Excessive Power'

Only reforms coordinated with the Chief Prosecutor can be carried out in Bulgaria, former Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2015, Thursday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1388

Protest over 'Failure' of Bulgaria's Judicial Reform Held in Sofia

Around a hundred people took to the streets of central Sofia to demonstrate over Parliament's decision to approve an amended version of judicial reform proposals submitted by former Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2015, Thursday // 07:50 | Viewed: 1671

Bulgarian PM Expects Junior Coalition Partner to Name New Justice Minister - Vice-Premier 

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expects junior coalition partners the Reformist Bloc to nominate a new Justice Minister following the resignation of Hristo Ivanov,  Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 22:11 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov Resigns  

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has resigned shortly after parliament approved an amendment to the Constitution concerning reform of the judiciary on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 16:03 | Viewed: 2970

Bulgarian MPs Approve Division of Supreme Judicial Council in Two Colleges

The Bulgarian parliament approved at second reading on Wednesday the division of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) in two colleges – one made of judges and another composed of prosecutors.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1564

Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss Constitutional Amendments at Second Reading

The Bulgarian parliament will discuss the amendments to the constitution concerning the reform of the judiciary at a second reading on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1466

PM: Bulgarian Efforts in Dealing with Refugee Crisis Do Not Go Unnoticed

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the efforts invested by the country in dealing with the refugee crisis have not gone unnoticed.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2015, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 2096

Deputy PM to Propose Strategy Addressing Bulgaria's Demographic Crisis by End of Year

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to table a strategy on dealing with the demographic crisis facing the country by the end of this year.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2015, Monday // 09:05 | Viewed: 1633

Flow of Illegal Migrants at Bulgaria’s Lesovo Increases - bTV

Bulgarian authorities have been faced with increased flow of illegal migrants across the country’s border with Turkey in recent days, bTV broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 16:12 | Viewed: 2522

Consumption of Illicit Cigarettes in Bulgaria Registers Decrease

According to a market research of the five leading tobacco companies, the consumption of illicit cigarettes in Bulgaria has registered a decrease.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2015, Sunday // 16:48 | Viewed: 2071

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Syrian Refugees Hidden in Romanian Truck

Bulgarian authorities detained nine Syrian refugees hidden in a Romanian truck in the Pass of the Republic (also known as Hainboaz) in central Bulgaria on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2015, Sunday // 15:35 | Viewed: 2714

Planned Rise in Vignette Stickers’ Price Prompts Protests in Bulgaria

Protests against a planned increase in the price of vignette stickers for motor vehicles have been held across Bulgaria on Saturday, local media reported.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2015, Saturday // 16:52 | Viewed: 2697

Interior Minister Notes 2.5-Fold Increase of Migratory Flow Through Bulgaria

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said during the regular parliamentary control on Friday that the migratory flow through Bulgaria has increased by nearly two and a half times this year.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2015, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 2214

Bulgaria’s Ataka Party Protests over Downing of Russian Warplane by Turkey

Bulgaria’s opposition nationalist party Ataka has staged protest action in front of Turkey’s Embassy building in Sofia on Thursday over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish Air Force.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:32 | Viewed: 5633

IntMin: Bulgaria Is Not Directly Threatened by Russia-Turkey Tensions

According to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, no direct threat exists for Bulgaria from an eventual escalation of the conflict between Russia and Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2015, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 2707