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Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry to Dismiss 700 Prison System Staff

Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry plans to lay off around 700 officials of the Chief Directorate for the Execution of Sentences and judicial security staff and implement a restructuring of the Registry Agency, according to Deputy Justice Minister Petko Petkov.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1115

Bulgaria’s Parliament Elects Teodora Tochkova Chief Judicial Inspector

Teodora Tochkova has been elected Chief Judicial Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1006

Bulgaria’s Parliament to Elect Chief Judicial Inspector

Bulgarian MPs will pick a new Chief Judicial Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 09:50 | Viewed: 928

Bulgaria’s Top Prosecutor to Be Able to Suspend Commercial Deals, Draft Says

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor or a deputy will be authorized to stop financial transactions or property deals for a period of 48 hours, according to a proposal for changes to the Criminal Procedure Code tabled by four parties.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1109

UNHCR Urges Bulgaria to Investigate Refugee Deaths at Border with Turkey

UNHCR expressed on Tuesday its concern on the prevention of refugees from entering the EU and called on Bulgaria to investigate the deaths of two Iraqis at the border with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1221

Bulgaria MPs Dismiss Opposition Demand to Review Sanctions on Russia

A majority of lawmakers has rejected for a third time in a row a proposal from the socialist opposition under which Sofia could try to prevent a further expansion of sanctions against Russia.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1278

MEP Claims to Have 'Co-organized' Bulgaria's Summer Protests in 2013

Nikolay Barekov, a Bulgarian MEP, said on Tuesday he organized anti-government street protests in the summer of 2013 alongside now ruling GERB party of PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 09:42 | Viewed: 1187

281 Illegal Migrants Detained at Border with Romania Since Start of 2015

Since the beginning of the new year, 281 migrants have been detained as they attempted to cross the Bulgaria-Romania border illegally.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 21:09 | Viewed: 1163

Bulgaria Unveils Plans to Increase Retirement Age, Pension Insurance Payments

The pension reform proposals made by the second term of office of PM Boiko Borisov was presented at a news conference Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1441

Road Infrastructure Agency Chief Decries Prolonged Underfunding

Lazar Lazarov, Chairman of the Management Board of Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA), has complained of the decades-long underfunding of the unit.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 3348

Bulgarian Deputy PM Kuneva Unveils Proposal for Unified Anti-Corruption Unit

The amended project for the strategy on prevention and countering corruption and organized crime s now completed.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 09:36 | Viewed: 1212

Delicacies to be Served in Bulgarian Government Planes

Up to BGN 48,000 including VAT will be paid by government planes on catering for a period of a year.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2015, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 949

Bulgaria Needs New Body to Fight Graft Among Politicians - Audit Office Chief

The newly appointed Chairman of Bulgaria’s National Audit Office Tsvetan Tsvetkov has backed a suggestion to set up a new body specifically charged with looking into the wealth of politicians.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1112

Bulgaria to Grant 10 000 People with Refugee Status by End of Year

The chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) Nikola Kazakov stated on Saturday that Bulgaria should grant over 10 000 people with refugee status by the end of the year.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 16:33 | Viewed: 3171

Bulgaria's Former PM Holds No Ambitions of Returning to BSP Leadership

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev holds no ambitions of returning to the leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 14:09 | Viewed: 969

Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency Removed from Office

Ventsislav Spiridonov, Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency has been removed from office through an ordinance of the Justice Ministry coordinated with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | March 27, 2015, Friday // 16:22 | Viewed: 860

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to Electronic Communications Act

The Bulgarian Parliament approved on Thursday at two readings changes to the Electronic Communications Act.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 894

Bulgaria Parliament Appoints New Audit Office Head

Tsvetan Tsvetkov, the single candidate to take over the National Audit Office, has been approved by an overwhelming majority in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:17 | Viewed: 865

Bulgaria’s Economy Minister to Chair Newly Established National Economic Council

A National Economic Council will advise Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers on determining and implementing the country’s economic policy.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 586

Poll: Half of Bulgarians Not Intending to Vote at Forthcoming Local Elections

Nearly six months before the forthcoming local elections in the autumn, nearly a half of Bulgarians state that they do not intend to participate in the elections, while 17 % are certain that they will not vote.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1058

Bulgarian Parliament Votes on Anti-Discrimination Law Amendments

Sex change will now be protected from discrimination after a law amendment passed in Bulgarian Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 606