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Two Referendums Might be Held in Bulgaria Simultaneously with Presidential Elections

There is a possibility that two referendums might be held simultaneously with the forthcoming presidential elections in Bulgaria in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2016, Friday // 10:10 | Viewed: 1600

Large-Scale Police Operation Against Illegal Migrants Taking Place Across Bulgaria

Large-scale police operation against illegal migration is taking place in downtown Sofia and several other places across Bulgaria on Friday morning.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2016, Friday // 08:08 | Viewed: 3037

Bulgaria's Anti-Graft Draft Law Fails to Make it Past Committee

A committee with Bulgaria's Parliament has failed to give the green light to an anti-corruption draft that would create a national agency fighting graft and coordinating work of a number of institutions.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1523

Ban on Face-Covering Veils in Bulgaria Passed by MP Committee

Lawmakers at a parliamentary committee have adopted on first reading nationwide a restriction on the wearing of veils covering a person's face in public places, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1905

Bulgaria's President 'Concerned' over Six-Point Referendum

President Rosen Plevneliev has expressed concern over a referendum on Bulgaria's political system approved by Bulgarian lawmakers.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 16:47 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgaria PM Says IMF Head Would 'Do Her Best' to Pay Visit

The International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde will "do her best" to visit Bulgaria and make herself familiar with anti-smuggling effort and efforts toward judicial reform, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 15:39 | Viewed: 1262

Bulgaria's Kalfin Denies Presidential Ambitions after Resignation as Deputy PM

Former Bulgarian Deputy PM and Labor Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has said that for the moment he does not intend to take part in battles as "symbolic" as this year's presidential race.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1174

Bulgaria's GERB to Nominate Another Deputy PM as Labor Min

The head of main ruling GERB party's faction in Parliament has said Tomislav Donchev, Deputy PM for Economic Development, will be its nomination to take over as Labor and Social Policy Minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgarian MPs Approve Holding of Six-Point Referendum on Political System

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the holding of a six-point referendum on the political system proposed by popular TV host Slavi Trifonov.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1598

Borislav Borissov to Serve as Deputy Director of Bulgaria’s Customs Agency

Borislav Borissov has been appointed Deputy Director of the National Customs Agency, Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 20:42 | Viewed: 1098

Bulgaria Adopts Electronic Identification Bill

Bulgaria’s Parliament has adopted on second and final reading the Electronic Identification Bill which enables individuals to identify themselves through digital records and receive electronic services in sectors of state governance.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgaria Fights Smuggling and Corruption, PM Borisov Tells IACP

Bulgaria’s efforts in fighting smuggling and corruption were on the agenda of a meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with senior officials of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the government in Sofia said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgaria's Deputy Regional Development Min, Several Deputy Governors Resign

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday approved the resignation of Ivan Asparuhov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, and several regional governors appointed by the ABV party.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1119

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Deputy Sports Minister

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has dismissed Deputy Sports Minister Nina Naydenova, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1319

Bulgaria MPs Reconvene to DiscussPresident's Veto, 6-Point Referendum

Bulgarian lawmakers are to address the issues of a veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on the Electoral Code and details about a forthcoming referendum on the political system.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party Downplays Early Vote after Coalition Ally Quits

The Deputy Chair of Bulgaria's biggest party GERB said the move of leftist ABV to quit the coalition government on Tuesday had been expected, but dismissed an early election as a viable option.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria's DPS Party Appoints Five Deputies

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has picked five people as deputies to Mustafa Karadayi, who was recently elected chair of the third-biggest party in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1057

New BSP Leader Korneliya Ninova to Head Party’s Faction in Parliament

The new leader of Bulgarian Socialists, Korneliya Ninova, has been elected head of the party’s parliamentary faction.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 23:02 | Viewed: 984

Bulgaria’s President Sends Disputed Changes to Election Rules Back to Parliament

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has sent back to Parliament for further consideration parts of recent changes to the Electoral Code that set restrictions on voting outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 20:17 | Viewed: 1024

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM Kalfin: I Resign in line with ABV’s Decision to Stop Backing Govt

Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said on Tuesday that the reason why he resigned was the decision of his left-wing ABV party to withdraw support for Bulgaria’s minority coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria's Deputy PM and Labour Minister Kalfin Resigns

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has resigned.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1396