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Second Borisov Cabinet Begins its Term with 26 % Public Confidence – Gallup

The second Cabinet of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov begins its work with 26 % of Bulgarians expressing confidence in it, according to a recent public opinion poll.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 975

EU Funding Accounts for 50% of Sofia’s 2015 Budget

Sofia’s budget for 2015 totals BGN 1.4 B with a capital program of BGN 700 M, according to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 12:18 | Viewed: 743

Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry to Restore Economic Growth Council

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Economy will restore the Council on Economic Growth which is used to discuss urgent matters with representatives of the business sector, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 09:28 | Viewed: 563

Bulgarian Trade Union Stages Protest over Retirement Age, Low Incomes

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria is to stage a protest against the increase in the retirement age and the income freeze.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 08:25 | Viewed: 660

Bulgarian Deputy PM to Head E-Governance Council

The Electronic Governance Council, which should coordinate the introduction of digital administration in Bulgaria, will be headed by the Deputy Prime Minister on coalition policy and state administration Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 580

Judges Demand Resignation of Sofia City Court Head

Fifteen judges have insisted that Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court, and her deputies step down.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 755

Excessive Deficit Penalty for Bulgaria is Unlikely – Budget Committee Head

Menda Stoyanova, Chair of the parliamentary budget committee, has suggested that Bulgaria is unlikely to be penalized by the European Commission over the budget deficit exceeding 3% as it is a one-off case.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 612

Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee to Stop Reviewing Anonymous Signals

The Parliament’s Committee on corruption, conflicts of interest and parliamentary ethics will stop reviewing anonymous tip-offs, according to Valentin Nikolov, chair of the entity.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 552

Bulgaria's DPS Calls on Health Min to Resign over 'Roma Neighborhoods'

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has demanded that Health Minister Petar Moskov step down.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 809

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry to Halve Investments in Infrastructure in 2015

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry plans to halve investment in infrastructure in 2015 to a rate of around BGN 2 B, according to Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 788

Slavi Binev Resigns As Head Of Culture And Media Parliamentary Committee

Slavi Binev, MP of the Patriotic Front, resigned from his position as head of the Parliamentary Committee For Culture And Media.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 17:09 | Viewed: 856

DPS Fervently Rejects Proposal to Reschedule Turkish-Language News

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) leader Lyutvi Mestan has lashed out at an agreement reached between two of the government-related entities last week to move news bulletins in Turkish from the public broadcaster's national program.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 14:30 | Viewed: 524

Bulgaria May Launch Toll Roads System in 2017

Bulgaria may introduce a system of toll roads in 2017, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 14:01 | Viewed: 919

Reformist Bloc Co-Chair Demands Collective Resignation of Bulgaria’s Judicial Council

Radan Kanev, leader of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party and Co-Chair of the Reformist Bloc, has demanded that the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) resign collectively.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 11:40 | Viewed: 655

Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry to Invest BGN 12 М in Port Burgas in 2015

Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry will invest BGN 12 M in Port Burgas in 2015, according to Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2014, Sunday // 16:25 | Viewed: 928

Bulgaria’s Union of Democratic Forces Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Bulgarian right-wing party Union of Democratic Forces celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2014, Sunday // 11:03 | Viewed: 628

Patriotic Front: Bulgaria Should Introduce Mandatory Voting

Voting should be made compulsory as early as in 2015, the co-chair of nationalist coalition Patriotic Front has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 13:27 | Viewed: 967

Bulgaria's DPS Urges Debates over Preferential Voting

DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan ha called on politicians to start a debate on whether and how to keep the recently-introduced preference-voting system in the national legislation preventing any risk of abuse.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2014, Saturday // 10:53 | Viewed: 814

Defendant in 2013 Illegal Ballot Papers Case May Become Advisor of PM Borisov

Rosen Zhelyazkov, the sole defendant in the case for the illegal ballot papers discovered on the eve of the early elections on May 12, 2013, is likely to return to a post at Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2014, Friday // 19:03 | Viewed: 686

Bulgaria’s PM Appoints Feyzi Bekir Deputy Finance Minister

Feyzi Bekir has been appointed Deputy Finance Minister by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the proposal of Minister Vladislav Goranov.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2014, Friday // 16:27 | Viewed: 640

Nationalists to Keep Supporting Bulgarian Gov't, Get Deputy Minister Seat

Patriotic Front, a nationalist coalition supporting Bulgaria's minority government, will not withdraw its support for the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2014, Friday // 15:15 | Viewed: 736