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Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev to Wrap Up 3rd Year in Office

President Rosen Plevneliev and his deputy Margarita Popova are due to give on Wednesday an account on the third year of their terms.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 07:53 | Viewed: 589

Bulgarian Socialist Party 'Ready to Seek Alliance' with President Parvanov's ABV

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is ready to join a "grand coalition" including all parties to the left, a socialist lawmaker has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 701

Bulgaria PM: Revenues Could Be Up BGN 1 B in 2015

The state budget for 2015 will include up to BGN 1 B more in revenues compared to the previous year, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told participants in a meeting between government officials and business representatives.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 753

Prosecution Appears to Keep Political, Economic Umbrella over Certain People – Deputy Minister

Bulgaria’s Deputy Justice Minister Petko Petkov has suggested that the country needs to have an efficient prosecuting authority before it can have efficient courts.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 714

GERB Backs Holding Referendum on Compulsory Voting alongside 2015 Local Elections

Ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has made clear that it mulls holding a referendum on compulsory voting alongside the local elections in the autumn of 2015.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2015, Monday // 17:25 | Viewed: 803

Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition Establishes Council for Development

Bulgaria's ruling coalition has merged parts of the executive and the legislature into a new body – the Council for development.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2015, Monday // 07:43 | Viewed: 911

Bulgaria PM Borisov Says Next President Could Be Female

"Why don't we put in effort and place a woman's bid for the presidential elections," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov suggested on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1175

Bulgaria's ABV Willing to Cooperate with BSP in Local Elections

The leader of ABV and Bulgarian President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov announced that his party is willing to lend support to parties of the left, including BSP at the forthcoming local elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1172

Bulgaria's RB Most Likely to Postpone Congress for Common Leader

The parties constituting the Reformist Bloc (RB), which is one of the junior partners in Bulgaria's coalition government, continue to be divided over their eventual merger into one formation and the election of a common leader.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2015, Saturday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1037

HR Development Operational Program 2014-2020 Kicks Off with Budget of over BGN 2 B

Operational program Human Resources Development 2014-2020 was officially launched Thursday in Plovdiv.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2285

Low Minimum Wage Encourages People to Live on Benefits – Labor Minister

The low minimum wage disincentivises people from working and they prefer to live on benefits, according to Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgaria’s Minister of Labor and Social Policy.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 12:38 | Viewed: 700

Referendum on Compulsory Voting Might Be Held with Local Elections

It emerged that a national referendum on the possible amendments to the electoral rules is likely to be held with the local elections, which are scheduled to take place in Bulgaria in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 11:08 | Viewed: 826

Bulgaria Steps up Efforts to Curb Influx of Illegal Immigrants

Bulgaria will continue building the fence along its border witn Turkey meant to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, the government has decided.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2015, Wednesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1097

Bulgarian Deputy PM Calls for Sanctions on Migrants Refusing Integration

Bulgaria should impose penalties on refugees on its territory refusing to send their children to school or take up the jobs offered to them, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2015, Monday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1225

IntMin Assures No Direct Terrorist Threat Faces Bulgaria

Vuchkov said that there has been no direct terrorist threat to Bulgaria recently, but despite this the country has taken measures following the latest terrorist attacks in France.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2015, Monday // 08:30 | Viewed: 725

Bulgaria’s Ruling Party GERB to Amend over 20 Laws to Propel Reforms

Vladimir Toshev, MP from ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria), has underscored the need to amend over 20 laws to launch reforms.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgaria Mulls New Entity to Fight High-Level Corruption

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has backed the establishment of a new entity tasked with investigating high-level corruption.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 11:06 | Viewed: 2228

Bulgaria to Support Irina Bokova's Nomination for UN Secretary-General

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova that she can rely on the government's support for her nomination as UN Secretary-General on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2015, Friday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1057

Bulgaria Boosts Security Level at Transportation Centres

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski ordered the increase of the level of security at transport centres such as airports, ports, bus and railway stations.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2015, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 815

Bulgaria's Private Pension Funds Have Accumulated BGN 8 B

At present the private insurance funds in Bulgaria have accumulated around BGN 8 B, the system is stable and there is good legislative regulation.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2015, Friday // 15:59 | Viewed: 889

Bulgaria’s Ex Refugee Agency Head Reappointed by Govt

Nikola Kazakov, former Chair of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees, has been reappointed as head of the unit.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 915