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Bulgarian PM to Meet Truck Drivers over Planned Blockade of Greek Border

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will hold on Monday a meeting with representatives of road hauliers who are planning to stage blockades at checkpoints along the border with Greece in response to the blockades

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1951

Bulgarian Vice President Considers Running for President

Incumbent Bulgarian Vice President Margarita Popova is considering the option of running for president in the forthcoming elections which are scheduled to take place in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 10:57 | Viewed: 2059

Bulgarians in Belgium to Stage Flashmob over Changes to Election Law

Bulgarians living and working in Belgium are set to hold a flashmob in front of the Bulgarian representative of the EU's office, organizers have said.

Politics » Domestic | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 17:51 | Viewed: 1873

Bulgarian TV Host Urges Presidential Veto on Electoral Code Amendments

Slavi Trifonov, a popular TV host, has called on President Rosen Plevneliev to veto the amendments to the country's Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1812

Left-wing Party Threatens to Leave Bulgaria's Govt over Election Code

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has made clear if ABV, a left-wing party which he represents in the cabinet, will quit the government coalition if the Electoral Code being voted is adopted in its current form.

Politics » Domestic | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1848

Sofia Mayor Asks Public Transport Operator's Management to Resign

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has called on the entire board of the Sofia Urban Mobility Center, a municipal company running public transport services and managing the use of parking spaces, to step down.

Politics » Domestic | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1839

Bulgarian PM Expresses Opposition to Compulsory Voting, Blockade of Truck Drivers

Speaking to journalists in the town of Shumen on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minsiter Boyko Borisov said that he is against the introduction of compulsory voting, which had been approved after parliament adopted a set of amendments to the Electoral Code on Th

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 20:08 | Viewed: 4155

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Dismisses Head of Civil Aviation Administration

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has taken decision to dismiss the director of the ministry's Civil Aviation Administration general directorate, Mintcho Tsvetkov.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 16:49 | Viewed: 4032

Sofia Deputy Mayor, Bulgarian MP Resign Over Public Tender Scandal

Lyubomir Hristov, the deputy mayor of the Bulgarian capital responsible for transport, has submitted his resignation to Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 15:03 | Viewed: 4298

Bulgarian Voters Abroad to Cast Ballots in Diplomatic Missions Only

Polling stations outside Bulgaria can open only at the country’s diplomatic missions, parliament has decided.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 13:46 | Viewed: 3905

Six-Point Referendum on Political System to be Held in Bulgaria in Summer

A referendum featuring six questions on the political system will be held in Bulgaria in the summer.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 15:09 | Viewed: 4471

Bulgarian Parliament Approves Introduction of Compulsory Voting

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the introduction of compulsory voting after it adopted the first of the proposed set of amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2913

Bulgaria PM: All Judicial Systems Should Be Subject to Monitoring

The monitoring on Bulgaria's judicial system introduced by the European Commisison should also be applied elsewhere, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told an audience of European justice ministers.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 3939

Ban on Surveys in Bulgaria's Voting Campaigns Infringes Free Speech - Pollsters

The Bulgarian Association of Marketing and Opinion Researchers (BAMOR) has lashed out at a recent draft amendment which would make it illegal to announce results of opinion polls while an election campaign is unfolding.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 19:16 | Viewed: 3686

Bulgaria’s Patriotic Front Submits Motion to Ban Wearing Burqas in Public Places

Bulgaria’s Patriotic Front proposed to Parliament on Wednesday to ban the wearing in public places of burqas, or head veils hiding the face, citing potential threats to national security.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 4856

Bulgaria’s Pension Insurance Contributions Set to Rise in 2017, 2018

A medium-term budget forecast now before Bulgarian cabinet calls for freezing the minimum wage for two years after the end of next year as well as increasing the mandatory pension insurance contributions in 2017 and 2018.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1914

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Set of Amendments to Electoral Code

After sitting for more than fourteen hours on Tuesday, members of Bulgaria's parliamentary legal affairs committee adopted at second reading a set of amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 2314

Bulgarian Red Cross Steps up Old Clothes Collection Campaign

Twelve new containers for old clothes and textile items have been placed in the streets of Sofia this week as part of a nationwide campaign launched by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1415

Bulgaria's Parliament 'Adopts Too Many Laws' - Study

Bulgarian lawmakers have passed one bill on average for the last six years, the Bulgarian Industrial Association, one of the four big organizations of employers, and a legal affairs think-tank, have said.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Moves to Make Voting Compulsory

The Bulgarian legal affairs parliamentary committee adopted at third extraordinary sitting on Tuesday amendments to the Electoral Code which foresee the introduction of compulsory voting.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 1436

Nationalist MPs to Submit Burqa Ban to Bulgaria's Parliament

Nationalist party VMRO is to table a bill banning the use of burqas in public, the party's leader Krasimir Karakachanov has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1714