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Bulgaria's President: Communist-Era Officials Still Wield Influence

The same old people affiliated to the Bulgarian Communist Party (BKP) that ruled the country during the Cold War are still attempting to dominate society, President Rosen Plevneliev has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2016, Monday // 13:18 | Viewed: 4138

Bulgarian MPs Divided over Deputy PM's Candidacy for Education Minister

Lawmakers remain divided as Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva is expected to be the government's proposal to take over as Education Minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2016, Monday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1343

Bulgaria's Education Minister Expected to Resign on Monday

Bulgaria's Education Minister Todor Tanev is expected to submit his resignation on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2016, Sunday // 11:05 | Viewed: 4182

Tensions within Bulgaria's Junior Govt Partner RB as Party 'Intends to Quit'

The People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity (NPSD), which is part of the Refomist Bloc (RB) coalition, might quit the bloc because of discontent with coalition partners, media reports suggest.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2016, Saturday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1498

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: Judicial Body's Resignation 'Impossible'

There is no legal mechanism allowing the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to step down, in line with demands of the main ruling parties, Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2016, Saturday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1576

Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc Nominates Meglena Kuneva as New Education Minister

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has been nominated as new Bulgaria’s Education Minister to replace Todor Tanev.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2016, Friday // 18:46 | Viewed: 1716

Junior Coalition Partners to Determine Bulgaria's New Education Minister

The parties constituting the junior coalition partner – the Reformist Bloc (RB) will determine on their own the candidate for new education minister of Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2016, Friday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgarian PM to Discuss Nominees for New Education Minister with Coalition Partners

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will discuss the candidates for a new education minister with the junior coalition partners from the Reformist Bloc (RB) on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2016, Friday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1435

Bulgaria PM Borisov Asks Education Minister to Resign

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has demanded the resignation of Education and Science Minister Todor Tanev and his entire team.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2016, Thursday // 16:37 | Viewed: 5159

Bulgaria Opposition Demands New Rules for Disclosing Names of Ex-Security Agents

The biggest opposition party of Bulgaria submitted a bill that would change the procedure of disclosing affiliation of Bulgarian citizens to the Soviet-era security services and the military intelligence.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2016, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1568

Ex-Justice Minister Takes Over as Bulgaria's Deputy Ombudsman

A former Justice Minister was approved by Parliament on Thursday as a Deputy to the National Ombudsman of Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2016, Thursday // 10:27 | Viewed: 1312

Bulgarian PM Says Govt Took Away Billions from Mafia

The "oligarchs and mafia" affected by a crackdown on smuggling and other measures are seeking political support to make up for incurred losses, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1760

Bulgaria Govt Refrains from Calling for Top Judicial Body's Resignation

The cabinet of Bulgaria has refused to urge the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), the high decisonmaking body of the judiciary, to step down, despite criticism against it in the EU Commission's report published Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1459

Bulgaria’s Governing Coalition Urges Top Judicial Body to Dissolve Itself

Bulgaria’s governing coalition on Tuesday urged the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to dissolve itself following a string a scandals involving VSS members in recent days.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 19:51 | Viewed: 1694

Bulgarian Deputy PM Calls on Supreme Judicial Council to Resign

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva called on Tuesday on the members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to resign in order to preserve the reputation of the institution.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1309

Council of Bulgarian Presidents Calls for Extending Role of Direct Democracy

The council of Bulgarian presidents, which convened for the fourth consecutive year on Monday, called for extending the role of direct democracy in the country and accelerating the pace of reforms.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgaria's President to Say in Summer If He Will Run for 2nd Term

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has reiterated his intention not to announce his plans for the presidential election this year before the summer.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 10:42 | Viewed: 3786

Bulgaria Ex-President Sees No Legal Obstacle to Running Again

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has said there is no constitutional limit to the number of terms a head of state can serve.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 09:41 | Viewed: 2928

Bulgaria's Socialists to Elect New Leader in May

The biggest opposition party in Bulgaria, the BSP, is set to hold a new Congress and elect a leader, less than two years after incumbent Mihail Mikov took over the party.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 08:31 | Viewed: 3014

Council of Bulgarian Presidents Due on Monday

Bulgaria's Incumbent President Rosen Plevenliev and his predecessors are set to convene for a joint session on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 08:17 | Viewed: 3171

Bulgaria's Chief Mufti Reelected amid Claims of 'Illegitimacy'

Mustafa Hadzhi was reelected on Sunday as Chief Mufti of Bulgaria, at a conference at a session of the country's Muslim officials where he was the single candidate.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2016, Monday // 08:00 | Viewed: 4020