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Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation Gives the Green Light to Registration of DOST Party  

Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has overturned a lower court decision to deny registration to DOST political party founded by Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 13:40 | Viewed: 2406

Parliament Reelects Biser Petkov as Head of State Social Security Agency

Bulgaria’s Parliament reelected Biser Petkov as Governor of the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 10:48 | Viewed: 4684

Bulgaria to Vote for President on November 6

Bulgaria will hold presidential elections on 6 November 2016, Parliament decided on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 10:33 | Viewed: 4897

Bulgaria’s Top Court Scraps Half of Questions in Referendum Proposed by Slavi's Show

Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional three of the six questions in a referendum proposed by popular TV show host Slavi Trifonov, to be held alongsisde the presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 18:31 | Viewed: 2433

Bulgaria Tentatively Approves Anti-Terrorism Bill

Bulgaria's Parliament on Thursday tentatively approved a controversial anti-terrorism bill which allows the government to restrict civil rights in case of emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 17:25 | Viewed: 4206

Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Deputy FinMin as Head of Finance Watchdog

Karina Karaivanova has been approved by Bulgarian lawmakers as the next head of the country's Financial Supervision Commission.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1719

Bulgarian MPs to Vote on Anti-Terror Bill

Bulgarian lawmakers are set to hold a vote on a controversial anti-terror bill that will allow the government to curb civil rights in case of a terror emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 08:48 | Viewed: 3986

Left-wing Parties in Bulgaria Unable to Propose Joint Presidential Nomination - Analyst

Left-wing political parties in Bulgaria are unable to agree on a common nomination for the forthcoming presidential elections, a Bulgarian political analyst has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 21:28 | Viewed: 9853

Bulgaria Takes to Court Three Syrians on Charges of Terrorism

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Syrian citizens with attempts to illegally cross the border into Turkey and travel onward to Syria to join as fighters the Islamic State and Muslim Brotherhood organizations, Sofia-based bTV broadcaster reported on

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 18:09 | Viewed: 77023

Second Straw Poll on UN Top Job Candidates Next Week

The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a second straw vote next week on candidates vying to take over as the world body's Secretary General, a diplomat has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 42917

Bulgarian Parliament to Choose from Three Dates for 2016 Presidential Elections

Bulgaria’s Parliament is expected to consider three dates for presidential elections this week before going into summer recess on 1 August, Darik Radio reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 20:11 | Viewed: 3755

Bulgaria's ABV: Leader, ex-President Should Run Again

Left-wing Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) has endorsed former head of state Georgi Parvanov as its proposal for a joint presidential candidate with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1583

Bulgaria Took Back 400 Migrants from EU in A Year

Less than 10 percent of requests to send back migrants from EU member states were granted by Bulgaria between July 2015 and June 2016.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2016, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 2089

Ansbach Attacker Was to Be Deported to Bulgaria - German Officials

The Syrian man who blew himself up in Germany wounding 12 people was supposed to be sent back to Bulgaria after his protection request had been rejected, German officials say.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2016, Monday // 13:34 | Viewed: 4238

Bulgaria's Last King 'among Presidential Nominees' of Socialist Party

Bulgaria's last King and former Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is among those who received nominations to become presidential candidates of the socialist opposition, news website Dnevnik.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2016, Monday // 13:16 | Viewed: 3240

Court to Sit on Bulgarian DOST Party's Denied Registration

A high-instance court is to hold a sitting on Monday on the appeal submitted by DOST leader Lyutvi Mestan after his party's registration request was turned down.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2016, Monday // 08:46 | Viewed: 1573

Bulgarians Expect Situation in Turkey to Worsen after Failed Coup Attempt - Poll

Bulgarians fear that the situation in Turkey will deteriorate after the failed coup attempt in Turkey on 15 July, a survey conducted by Gallup International shows.

Politics » Domestic | July 23, 2016, Saturday // 14:10 | Viewed: 4044

Bulgarian PM Warns of Rising Migration Pressure along Southern Border

Bulgaria is bracing for a possible surge in migration pressure on its southern borders, the country’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2016, Friday // 09:25 | Viewed: 4533

Chief Prosecutor: 'Thin' Line between Anti-Terror Measures, Human Rights

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has admitted the line between anti-terror measures and violation of human rights is "thin".

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 12:50 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgarian Police Detain 45 Migrants Crossing into Serbia

As many as 45 migrants have been detained trying to cross into Serbia from Bulgaria, officials from the latter country say.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 13:58 | Viewed: 3688

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Welcomes Turkey Coup

The co-chair of Bulgaria's nationalist Patriotic Front coalition has welcomed the actions of the "praiseworthy men" who carried out a foiled coup d'etat in Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 3826