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Bulgarian PM Hints at Possible Closure of State Agency

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hinted on Monday that one of the state agencies might be closed down.

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2016, Monday // 10:01 | Viewed: 4815

Bulgarian DefMin Warns of Possible IS Presence Among Refugees

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev warned of the possible presence of terrorists among the refugees entering the country.

Politics » Domestic | March 20, 2016, Sunday // 12:37 | Viewed: 4694

More Than 3000 People Sought Asylum in Bulgaria in Jan-Feb 2016

As many as 3150 people applied for asylum in Bulgaria in the first two months of 2016, the  State Agency for Refugees has said.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2016, Friday // 20:40 | Viewed: 4524

Tensions Rising in Bulgaria's Coalition Govt over 'Political Maverick'

Tensions are rising between GERB party of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and a party which is a member of the Reformist Bloc, GERB's junior partner in the coalition government, but has been in opposition since December.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2016, Friday // 16:41 | Viewed: 4279

Bulgarian President: Judicial Reform Is in Centre of Everything

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said in a statement to parliament on Friday that continuing and completing the judicial reform should be the country's utmost priority as it is in the centre of everything.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2016, Friday // 11:50 | Viewed: 4889

Bulgarian FM Dismisses Ministry's Chief Secretary Over Traffic Violation

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov dismissed on Thursday the ministry's chief secretary Stoyan Todorov.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2016, Friday // 09:40 | Viewed: 4463

Bulgaria’s GERB Party Proposes to Scrap Total Ban on Beach Camping

Centre-right GERB party, the dominant partner in Bulgaria’s minority coalition government, proposed on Wednesday to drop a planned total ban on beach camping until changes to the Tourism Act were approved to explicitly regulate camping outside of designat

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 4718

Bulgaria MPs Adopt Judicial Reform Proposal

Lawmakers have approved on a first reading legal amendments paving they way for judicial reforms.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 4372

Bulgaria Needs EU Financial Assistance for Refugees, Border Protection - President

Bulgaria should receive financial assistance from the EU to deal with the inflow of refugees and migrants and step up border protection, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 12:24 | Viewed: 4575

Bulgaria Govt Appoints New Refugee Agency Head

A former interim Interior Minister is taking over the State Agency for Refugees, the Bulgarian government has said.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 4265

Bulgarian Police Officers Renew Protests Against Proposed IntMin Reforms

Bulgarian police officers renewed their protests against the proposed changes to the Interior Ministry Act, which foresee cuts to the compensation paid upon retirement and reduction in the number of days of paid annual leave new officers will be entitled

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 10:57 | Viewed: 4743

Key Bulgarian Socialist MP Challenges Party Head at Election

Korneliya Ninova, a lawmaker from the biggest oppostion party, the BSP, has said she is entering the leadership race at the party.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 10:27 | Viewed: 4316

Bulgarian PM Proposes Revocation of Beach Camping Ban Draft

Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of the largest ruling party GERB, Boyko Borisov, proposed on Monday the revocation of the controversial ban on beach camping, which had been adopted by the Bulgarian parliament two weeks ago.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2016, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 4758

DSB to Remain Part of Junior Partner in Bulgaria’s Governing Coalition

Right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) have decided to remain part of the junior partner in the coalition government, the Reformist Bloc (RB), bTV broadcaster reported.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2016, Sunday // 19:41 | Viewed: 4584

Bulgaria’s DSB Party to Decide on Its Reformist Bloc Membership

Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), who had gone in opposition to the coalition government, are expected to decide at a national conference on Sunday whether the party will remain part of junior coalition partner the Reformist Bloc (RB), bTV broadcaster

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2016, Sunday // 13:49 | Viewed: 4615

Bulgaria PM Criticizes Media for Coverage of Migrant Crisis

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has slammed at some media outlets for their coverage of the migrant crisis.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2016, Thursday // 19:37 | Viewed: 5114

Bulgarian PM Reaffirms Support for Health Minister

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov reaffirmed on Wednesday his support for Health Minister Petar Moskov, assuring that he will not demand his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2016, Thursday // 10:13 | Viewed: 4543

Sole Candidate for Head of Bulgaria's Competition Regulator Withdraws

The only candidate for chairperson of Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK), Rosen Zhelyazkov, withdrew his candidacy on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2016, Thursday // 09:43 | Viewed: 4229

Migratory Pressure on Bulgaria Could Rise after EU-Turkey Deal - IntMin

Bulgaria is anticipating a possible increase of migratory pressure on Bulgaria as a result of EU effort to "close down" the Balkans route for migrants, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2016, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 4536

Bulgaria MPs to Vote on New Competition Watchdog Members

A committee of lawmakers is to hold a hearing of candidates to take over as members of the Commission for the Protection of Competition, Bulgaria's anti-monopoly watchdog.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2016, Wednesday // 08:24 | Viewed: 4152

Bulgaria's Border Police Reports No Heightened Migrant Pressure

There is no heightened migrant pressure on Bulgarian borders, with the number of refugees passing through the country's borders comparable to the figures from last year.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2016, Tuesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 3745