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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: 1630

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: 1545

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: 1891

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: 2157

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: 1651

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: 2986

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: 2232

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: 1791

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: 2464

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: 1501

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: 1525

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: 1786

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: 2067

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: 3451

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: 2277

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: 2002

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: 2128

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: 2660

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: 1918

Bulgarian President Denies Speculation He Will Found Political Party

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said that he won’t found or join a political party after he steps down after the presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2016, Saturday // 11:25 | Viewed: 2131

Bulgaria Heightens Security at Transport Hubs Despite Lack of Direct Terrorist Threat

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Thursday that security measures at airports and transport hubs in Bulgaria have been heightened as these places pose the main risk of becoming the target of terrorist attacks.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2016, Friday // 10:46 | Viewed: 7271