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Bulgaria Registers Triple Increase in Number of Iraqi Asylum-Seekers

Since the beginning of the year, more than 11 000 requests for temporary stay in Bulgaria have been submitted, which represents nearly a double increase compared to 2014.

Politics » Domestic | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 12:22 | Viewed: 3204

Bulgarian Parliament to Hold Extraordinary Plenary Session Ahead of Recess

The Bulgarian Parliament is to convene at an extraordinary plenary session on Tuesday in order to catch up with its legislative work.

Politics » Domestic | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 08:25 | Viewed: 1534

Repairing All Roads in Bulgaria Would Cost BGN 12 B by 2020

Repairing all roads in the country would cost BGN 12 B by 2020, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | September 28, 2015, Monday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1801

EU Socialists' Leader Stanishev Meeting Jeremy Corbyn Saturday

Sergey Stanishev, head the Party of European Socialists (PES), is to meet with the UK Labour party's leader Jeremy Corbyn over the weekend.

Politics » Domestic | September 25, 2015, Friday // 15:55 | Viewed: 3014

Bulgarian Police Detains 71 Illegal Immigrants in Sofia

Bulgarian police detained 71 illegal immigrants in the capital of Sofia during an operation carried out on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 25, 2015, Friday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1820

Campaign for Local Elections, Referendum Officially Begins in Bulgaria

The electoral campaign for the forthcoming local elections and the referendum on the introduction of remote electronic voting officially begins in Bulgaria on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | September 25, 2015, Friday // 08:05 | Viewed: 1507

Austria Has Sent Back 52 Migrants to Bulgaria This Year, Sofia Says

Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees said on Thursday that a total of 52 people have been sent back to the country by the Austrian authorities this year, BGNES reported.

Politics » Domestic | September 24, 2015, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 3681

Bulgaria, IOM to Cooperate in Assisted Voluntary Return of Migrants

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday approved a draft agreement on cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to update their forms of interaction in view of increased migration flows into Europe in recent years.

Politics » Domestic | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1662

Bulgaria Demands Access to Schengen Database amid Migrant Crisis

The quota system for migrant relocation is currently the only possible and right option for Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Politics » Domestic | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 4688

Bulgaria MPs Back Constitutional Changes

Lawmakers in Bulgaria have given the green light to constitutional amendments which the ruling coalition says will strengthen and boost the independence of the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 3848

Bulgaria MPs Debating Constitutional Changes

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday urged lawmakers to vote in favor of constitutional changes.

Politics » Domestic | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 3675

Bulgaria's DPS 'Providing Stability' - ALDE Head

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) is key to Bulgaria's stability, Sir Graham Watson, President of the Alliance and Liberal Democrats for Europe (ALDE), opined.

Politics » Domestic | September 20, 2015, Sunday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1811

PM Borisov Assures Bulgaria’s Borders Are Closed to Illegal Immigrants

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has assured that the authorities have taken all possible measures to close the border to illegal immigrants.

Politics » Domestic | September 19, 2015, Saturday // 16:13 | Viewed: 3307

Bulgaria MPs Mull Stricter Penalties for People Smuggling

Draft amendments to Bulgaria's Criminal Code have been put forward that will see the introduction of tough measures against people smugglers and their accomplices.

Politics » Domestic | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 10:27 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgaria Extends Additional BGN 5M to State Agency for Refugees

Bulgaria’s government has approved additional spending of BGN 5M (EUR 2.5M) to back activities of the State Agency for Refugees stemming from increased migratory pressure.

Politics » Domestic | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 18:28 | Viewed: 1772

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Names Mayor Candidates

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has announced the names it has endorsed to run for mayors of the country in the October 25 local elections.

Politics » Domestic | September 13, 2015, Sunday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2328

Bulgarian Authorities Detain 29 Refugees from Syria, Iraq Near Burgas

Bulgarian authorities detained two groups of refugees numbering a total of 29 people from Syria and Iraq on the main road to Turkey near the city of Burgas.

Politics » Domestic | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2026

Bulgarian Socialists Expel Lawmaker over Mayoral Bid

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has expelled Georgi Kadiev, a lawmaker known for his often dissenting views, over his decision to run for Mayor of Sofia in October's local elections.

Politics » Domestic | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgaria Cannot Force Migrants to Stay, Social Min Warns

Bulgaria is not capable of keeping migrants in if they wish to set off for another EU member state, Labor and Social Policy Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has said.

Politics » Domestic | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 2174

Three Coalitions, 81 Political Parties Apply to Run in Bulgaria’s Local Elections

A total of 81 political parties and three coalitions have applied for registration for next month's local elections by the deadline on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Central Electoral Commission has announced.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 1789

Bulgaria Allocates Additional BGN 4.5M for Building Border Fence

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday extended an additional BGN 4.5M (EUR 2.25M) for the construction of the remaining 132.6 km of razor-wire fence along the country’s border with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 19:50 | Viewed: 2322