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Ex-EconMin Is Among Possible Presidential Candidates of Bulgaria's Reformist Bloc

Former Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, is among the possible candidates of Bulgaria's junior coalition partner, the Reformist Bloc (RB), to run in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 21:45 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgaria's Mestan Appeals Court Refusal to Register His Party

Expelled DPS leader and current DOST head Lyutvi Mestan has said he appealed on Monday the ruling of a Bulgarian court which turned down his party's registration request.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 09:06 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgaria's Left-Wing Parties to Talk over Presidential Candidate

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is to meet with two other left-wing organizations on Tuesday, in an attempt to mend fences and seek a joint nomination for this autumn's presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1617

Protesters Renew Demand for Resignation of Bulgaria's Culture Minister

Following demonstrations last week, a new protest demanded the resignation of Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2016, Monday // 21:38 | Viewed: 1528

Pharmaceutics Boss Quits Bulgaria's Presidential Race

Bulgarian entrepreneur Veselin Mareshki has announced he is withdrawing his bid for this autumn's presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2016, Monday // 07:25 | Viewed: 1880

Bulgarian Socialist Party to Seek Joint Presidential Candidate with Other Left Parties

The largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will negotiate with other left parties on the nomination of a joint candidate to contest the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 16:10 | Viewed: 2048

Bulgarian MPs Move to Abolish 'Eternal Concessions'

Bulgaria's Parliament on Tuesday approved in a first reading changes to legislation that regulate the process of granting concessions.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2016, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1644

Bulgaria Denies Registration to DOST Party over 'Ethnic' Nature

A Bulgarian court has declined to register DOST, the party of Lyutvi Mestan who was expelled from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) in December.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2016, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 2973

Number of Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria Increased by 300 in June

According to the latest figures of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB), 1424 people from fourteen countries requested asylum in Bulgaria in the month of June, which represented an increase of 300 people compared to the number of asylum seekers in May.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 19:58 | Viewed: 2102

Bulgarian PM Orders Ministers to Inspect Levels of Corruption

At the regular meeting of the government on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ordered the ministers to check the levels of corruption in their respective ministries.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1727

Bulgaria's Govt OKs Controversial Anti-Terror Bill

The government of Bulgaria has adopted draft legislation that gives law enforcement and security agencies rights to curb civil liberties in case of a terror emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 2425

Bulgaria's Presidential Vote 'Due on November 06'

Government sources say the presidential elections are to be held on November 06, daily 24 says citing unnamed officials.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1495

Socialist Leader Rules Out Running in Bulgaria's Presidential Vote

Bulgarian opposition leader Korneliya Ninova has said she does not intend to run in the presidential elections scheduled for this autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgaria's President Repeats Intention Not to Run Again

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he took the decision not to seek a second term alone, citing personal reasons.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1778

Bulgaria's New Anti-Terror Bill Sparks Controversy

The Bulgarian government is to vote Wednesday on new anti-terrorism legislation that, if approved, will give police and the armed forces sweeping powers in case of a terror emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 07:31 | Viewed: 2050

Bulgaria Socialists Willing to Run Together with Left-Wingers in Presidential Vote

A majority of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) members are keen on a joint presidential candidacy with ABV, a splinter-off party of Georgi Parvanov who is a former BSP leader, an internal referendum has shown.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 3377

Bulgaria's President: Energy Sector Worst Affected by Corruption

It is the energy sector where the "conspiracy" between foreign interests and criminal schemes of Bulgarian business circles is most visible, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 16:33 | Viewed: 2261

Brexit Can Speed Up EU Initiatives - PES Leader

Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergey Stanishev on Sunday said Europe will be able to go forward with some integration initiatives more confidently than before as the UK is to leave the European Union.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 10:01 | Viewed: 1936

Bulgaria 'Faces Some Terror Risk' after Istanbul Attack

There is some risk of a terror attack in Bulgaria following the events in Istanbul and it applies to all EU member states, the head of Parliament's internal affairs committee has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2117

Turkey Readmitted 3% of Migrants from Bulgaria in June

Turkey has only granted a small number of all requests from Bulgarian authorities to take back migrants who crossed the common border over the last month, Bulgarian official estimates show.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2625

GERB Presidential Candidate 'Has Strong Ties to Party'

The deputy head of Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has said its nominee for the forthcoming presidential elections is a member of the party and has "strong ties" to it.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1909