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Bulgaria Scraps Armenian Genocide Declaration Once Again

Bulgaria's Parliament did not support the fifth consecutive attempt on behalf of the far-right Ataka (Attack) party to pass a declaration recognizing the Ottoman Empire's genocide against Armenians (1915-1922).

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 2307

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Parliament Degenerated into Small-Town Gossip Spot

Nationalist leader Volen Siderov said Wednesday that Parliament had grown to resemble a small-town cafe where groups gather for laughter and gossip.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1925

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Outlines 2012 Priorities

Maintaining low deficit and financial stability, reforms in the health care and social sectors, application of new anti-corruption measures, are all among the priorities for 2012 outlined by the Parliamentary group of Bulgaria's ruling GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 2145

Controversial Sofia Municipal Council Head Quits

Andrey Ivanov, the chair of Bulgarian capital Sofia's Municipal Council, resigned early on Wednesday amid reports that his ruling centrist-right GERB party

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 08:40 | Viewed: 1735

Bulgaria's Outgoing President to Announce His Fate on February 4 - Report

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov, whose second and last term in office ends on January 22, will announce his plans for his political future on February 4, according to a media report.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 08:14 | Viewed: 1629

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Decide Fate of Sofia Head

The executive committee of Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party has assembled Tuesday evening at the residence of PM and party leader Boyko Borisov for a closed sitting.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 19:41 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgaria Marks 15 Y Since Protests Toppled Socialist Cabinet

Bulgaria marks Tuesday the 15th anniversary of the first day of large scale protests that led to the toppling of the Socialist cabinet of Zhan Videnov.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2150

Outgoing Bulgarian President Discovers Long Lost Love for Cabinet

Outgoing Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has mouthed unusually warm words regarding the inimical cabinet of PM Boyko Borisov upon awarding his VP Angel Marin with Bulgaria's highest state distinction.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1820

Bulgaria's Rulers Deny Bribing Independent MPs

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected claims that the GERB party is "bribing" independent MPs by giving them back the state subsidy they diverted away from the political formation they used to belong to.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 1857

Bulgaria VP Snatches Last-Minute Top Medal, Basks in Praise

Bulgaria's president has praised VP Angel Marin for 'blazing a trail' in the short history of the institution, though he was largely the visible absence during the two terms they served.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria MPs to Start 2012 with Long-Delayed Key Bills in Pipeline

Bulgaria's first parliamentary session for the new year, due on Wednesday, is hoped to map out the timeline for implementing key and long-delayed reforms, including the much touted crack-down on illegal assets.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgaria's Vice President to Get Top State Medal, Too

Bulgaria's Vice President Angel Marin is joining the ranks of bearers of the Stara Planina – First Degree order, Bulgaria's highest state medal.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 18:36 | Viewed: 1818

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Wants Execution of Roma 'Mafia Bosses'

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack), has reiterated he is in favor of the reinstatement of the capital punishment in the country when it comes to very serious crimes.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 2390

Snow Emergency Remains in Southern Bulgarian Resort Town

An emergency situation remains in place in the southern Bulgarian resort town of Chepelare, said Mayor Todor Bozukov, refuting the announcement made several hours ago that the crisis situation was over.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 13:02 | Viewed: 2240

GERB's Sofia Municipal Head to Call It Quits

Andrey Ivanov, Chair of the Sofia Municipal Council from the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB), is resigning.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 14:03 | Viewed: 2078

The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Domestic Politics

2011, the mid-term year of Bulgaria's GERB cabinet headed by Boyko Borisov, has been marked by a string of trials for the government which it overcame, if not with ease then with confidence.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2012, Friday // 17:42 | Viewed: 3420

Stoichkov: I Like Bulgarian Ruling Party, They're Doing Something

Legendary Bulgarian football player Hristo Stoichkov has commended the Bulgarian cabinet headed by PM Boyko Borisov in an interview Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 18:32 | Viewed: 2210

Party Mouthpiece Was Stopped Because GERB Stole the Money - Bulgarian Nationalists

The "Ataka" newspaper stops publication because the subsidy it used to rely on was stolen by center-right ruling party GERB, said Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka during a Thursday press conference.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:35 | Viewed: 2157

Bulgarian PM: No Elections until We Build the Highways!

No parliamentary elections should take place in Bulgaria until the ruling centrist-right GERB government is done building its highways, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:49 | Viewed: 2263

Former EU Commissioner Vows to "Change Tone of Politics" in Bulgaria

Meglena Kuneva, former EU Commissioner and independent presidential candidate at the end-October presidential elections, has vowed to change the tone of politics in Bulgaria towards an increasing audibility.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 12:07 | Viewed: 2319

Bulgarian Nationalist Party Stops Newspaper, TV Station May Follow Suit

Bulgaria's nationalist Ataka, which is on the brink of survival with a borderline total headcount of 10 MPs, is about to close the party mouthpieces, the "Ataka" newspaper and the Alfa TV station launched in September 2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 20:28 | Viewed: 3493