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Bulgaria's New President: Predecessors Established Democracy

Bulgaria's new President Rosen Plevneliev pledged to defend the country's national interest during his first political speech since being sworn in.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 10:36 | Viewed: 1287

Plevneliev Sworn In as President of Bulgaria

Rosen Plevneliev from the ruling center-right party GERB got sworn in as the President of the Republic of Bulgaria at 10.05 Eastern European Time on Thursday, January 19, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 2018

Plevneliev Is Bulgaria's 4th Democratically Elected President

Rosen Plevneliev, elected President in the fall of 2011 from the center-right party GERB of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, is the fourth democratically elected President in the history of Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1740

Bulgarian Renegade MPs to Create Yet another Patriotic Party

Former MPs from the troubled Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party will create a brand new patriotic formation within a month and a half, local media revealed.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1316

Bulgarian PM Faces Libel Lawsuit over Tapegate Scandal

Journalist Yavor Dachkov has said he plans to file a lawsuit for libel against Prime Minister Boyko Borisov by the end of the week.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1981

Bulgarian President's Approval Rating Lags Behind Successor's - Poll

Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has an approval rating of 45% at the end of his second and last term in office, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Pledges to Help Parties Unite

Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has stated he would dedicate his future political career to "consolidating different political parties".

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgaria Stands Divided in Approval of Ruling GERB - Poll

Bulgarians remain divided in their approval or disapproval of the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, according to a freshly released poll of the Sova Harris agency.

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2012, Monday // 15:41 | Viewed: 4444

Debts of Bulgarian Municipalities Down by BGN 50 M in 2011

Bulgarian municipalities are expected to close 2011 with a total of BGN 150 M in unpaid debts and close to BGN 100 M in uncollected revenues, according to Teodora Dacheva, deputy executive director of the National Association of Municipalities in the Repu

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2012, Monday // 14:28 | Viewed: 2276

Police Activities Have Made Many Judges Rich – Bulgarian Interior Minister

Asked to comment on the quality of evidence presented in court, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who is famous for his clashes with the judiciary, has suggested that there is a common perception in society that the actions of the police have made many

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2012, Monday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2012

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Slams PM, Govt

Bulgaria has a weak Prime Minister and a weak and inefficient government, the country's President Georgi Parvanov stated several days before leaving office.

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2012, Monday // 08:14 | Viewed: 1583

Bulgaria's President-elect: I Am Already Working Hard

Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev, announced that he has selected an ambitious team which is already working hard and has very ambitious plans for the country.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2012, Sunday // 13:34 | Viewed: 2419

Bulgarian Socialists Hail PES Leader Ahead of Election

The recent election of Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev to chair the Party of European Socialists is both an honor for Bulgaria and a great responsibility for the party, states the party in a declaration.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 16:56 | Viewed: 2840

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: Coalition with GERB Means Suicide

Any coalition of opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party with ruling center-right GERB would be extremely harmful, argued socialist leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 14:16 | Viewed: 2817

Bulgaria's Decorated VP Pardoned 209 High-Profile Felons

A total of 209 felons with harsh sentences for high-profile crimes have been pardoned during the presidential term of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Vice President Angel Marin, out of several hundred pardoned in total.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2012, Friday // 19:38 | Viewed: 3226

Bulgaria's Vice President Returning Medal: PM Is Disgrace!

A huge public scandal has erupted over the decoration of Bulgarian Vice President Angel Marin with the highest state order, "Stara Planina" - 1st degree.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2012, Friday // 18:02 | Viewed: 3436

Bulgarian President, PM Clash over VP Top State Medal

President Georgi Parvanov has expressed his discontent with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's reaction after VP Angel Marin received Stara Planina – First Degree order, Bulgaria's highest state medal.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2012, Friday // 17:50 | Viewed: 2869

Bulgarian Nationalist MPs, Renegades Trade 'Disgusting' Text Messages

MPs from the troubled Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party and some of their former colleagues who left the parliamentary group to become "independent", have apparently engaged in a text message war.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2012, Friday // 14:29 | Viewed: 1702

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Anticipates Ideological Clash with Prime Minister

Outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has said that he has engaged in numerous arguments with Prime Minister Borisov on issues of the past and the present, but the real ideological clash between them is yet to unfold.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2012, Friday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1766

Supreme Court Conclusively Upholds Sofia City Court Chair Appointment

The appointment of Vladimira Yaneva as Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC), widely regarded as controversial, was conclusively declared lawful by the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1920

GERB's Gerdzhikov Elected Chair of Sofia City Council

Elen Gerdzhikov, a municipal councilor from the ruling center-right party GERB has been elected to chair the City Council in the Bulgarian capital Sofia after his predecessor, Andrey Ivanov, resigned amidst embezzlement allegations.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1934