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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: 820

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: 943

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: 1201

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: 1196

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: 1051

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: 3166

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: 710

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: 833

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: 1182

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: 1250

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: 736

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: 1247

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: 2272

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: 1084

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: 828

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: 900

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: 929

Bulgaria’s Govt to Introduce Hefty Fines for Breaches of EU Rules on Roaming

Bulgaria’s government is to approve Wednesday changes to the Law on Electronic Communications envisaging a fine of up to BGN 2 M for mobile operators who fail to abide by the European Union regulations on wholesale and retail price caps for roaming charge

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 07:42 | Viewed: 887

Deputy Chair of Bulgarian Parliament Admitted to Hospital

The Deputy Chair of Bulgarian Parliament Rositsa Yanakieva was admitted urgently to the Military Medical Academy early on Tuesday morning.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 20:19 | Viewed: 691

Bulgaria's DPS Leader Requests Right of Reply in NY Times over 'Pro-Russian' Label

The leader of Bulgaria's opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) Lyutvi Mestan requested a right of reply in New York Times due to a publication labeling his party as pro-Russian.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 18:46 | Viewed: 2347

Bulgaria OKs Return of 3613 Migrants from Other EU States

As many as 3163 migrants with either humanitarian or refugee status are to be sent back to Bulgaria after Sofia has issued the respective number of approvals, government officials have revealed.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1235