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PES Leader Stanishev: Bulgaria's GERB Is Heading for Snap Election

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB is more than likely to call for a snap parliamentary election, Sergey Stanishev, interim leader of the Party of European Socialists, has predicted.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2011, Monday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria Appoints New Deputy Justice Minister

Appellate Prosecutor Plamen Dimitrov has been appointed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as the country's new Deputy Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2011, Monday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1284

Bulgaria Left, Right Opposition: Car Arsons Test Security, Govt

Key politicians from both Bulgaria's leftist and rightist opposition have expressed worries about the wave of mysterious and yet unpunished car arsons gripping capital Sofia since end of November.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 19:17 | Viewed: 1182

Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Creates Civic Movement in Bulgaria

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva inaugurated the creation of a new civic movement dubbed "Bulgaria for Citizens" Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria's Democracy Index Keeps Falling - EIU Study

Bulgaria has continued the trend of dropping down the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy index, being ranked 52th with an index of 6.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria PM Confirms Eyeing Second Term in Office

A few days before the end of a pretty turbulent year, Bulgaria's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling center-right GERB Boyko Borisov has confirmed he will be seeking a second term in his current office.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 21:04 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgaria PM Vows to Revive Near Terminally Ill Health Care

Bulgaria's prime minister, well known for his populist pledges, plans to assign top priority to the country's struggling health system, plagued by chronic underfunding, brain-drain and a lack of meaningful reform.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1271

Bulgaria's Top Nationalist Stirs Parliamentary Brawl

The first appearance in the Parliament, after a two-week-long absence, of Bulgaria's nationalist leader, Volen Siderov, ended with a scandal Friday and his removal from plenary hall.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1467

Bulgarian MPs Reject Veto on Retirement Age Upping

Bulgaria's Parliament expectedly rejected the veto imposed by outgoing President Georgi Parvanov on the Act that foresees the retirement age in the country to be gradually increased with one year until 2014.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2011, Friday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1298

Bulgaria's MPs to Discuss Vetoed Retirement Age Upping Act

The increase of Bulgaria's retirement age with three months each year until 2014 will be once again discussed in the Bulgarian Parliament on Friday after President Georgi Parvanov vetoed the recent disputed amendment.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2011, Friday // 09:36 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgarian Left-Winger: Stop the Illiterate from Voting!

Obligatory educational requirements for voting should be introduced in Bulgaria, according to left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party's key MP, Lyuben Kornezov.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1405

Bulgaria's Tax Agency Not to Impose Sanctions for Missing Labor Contracts

Hiring workers without concluding labor contracts will continue to be penalized by the Chief Labor Inspectorate (GIT) and not by the National Revenue Agency (NRA).

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 13:02 | Viewed: 1259

Kokinov Awarded 2nd Term as Sofia City Prosecutor

Nikolay Kokinov was elected Sofia City Prosecutor for a second-term in office during Thursday's session of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgaria's Judicial Council to Elect Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will nominate Thursday a Sofia City Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 09:09 | Viewed: 1120

Bulgarian Govt Delays Trade Register Access Restrictions by 1 Year

The introduction of paid access by registered users only to some of the data in the Trade Register, which was supposed to enter into force on January 01, 2012, has been postponed.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgarian Ombudsman Joins Expats Election Rights Battle

Bulgarians living abroad should obtain the right to run and be elected Members of the country's parliament was the topic of the round table organized in Sofia Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court Reaffirms Election Outcome

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has overturned the request to recall the results from the October presidential election.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1468

Cabinet Sitting in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Faces Pension Reform Protests

The Cabinet will hold a regular session on Wednesday in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, the government's press office said in a statement.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1251

Bulgarian Socialists Challenge Retirement Reform in Court

The opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is preparing a claim for the Constitutional Court to declare the changes in the retirement system anti-constitutional.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgarian President: PM Admits That My Party Will Beat Him!

Bulgarian Prime Minister has almost admitted that the oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party will defeat his centrist-right GERB in the next general elections, according to President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgarian President-elect Outlines 10 Priorities

Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev, announced his top ten priorities for the strategic development of Bulgaria during his term in office.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1231