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Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetanov Could 'Break a Stupidmeter' - Socialist MP

The verbal attacks between Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and Bulgarian Socialist Party MP and former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov escalated to new extremes Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1466

Head of Bulgarian Agriculture Academy to Be Kicked Out, Too

The head of Bulgaria's Agriculture Academy, Prof. Svetla Bachvarova, is to be ousted next week, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1492

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks to Back No-Confidence Vote against Govt

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has made it clear they will support the looming no-confidence motion, which the opposition plans to table against the center-right government of Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Wants to Keep Investigation Secret from MPs

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has called on the Constitutional Court to revoke the obligation for magistrates to supply to the Parliament information and documents that constitute an investigation secret.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Dismisses Police Brutality Case

The arrest of the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance, Tencho Popov, involves no police brutality , Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvatanov told journalists Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1398

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Threatens Govt with Early Elections

Ahmed Dogan, the notorious leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), expressed his certainty that there will be by-elections in the country after the upcoming presidential vote.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1643

New Head of Sofia Traffic Police Named

Bogdan Milchev was announced Thursday as the new Director of Bulgarian Capital Sofia's traffic police.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1533

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Ousted, Too - Report

Svetlana Boyanova, Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister, will be reportedly dismissed from her position as the cabinet reshuffle in the country continues.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1614

Bulgaria's New Transport Minister Sworn Into Office

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will be put in charge of the department in the wake of Minister Tsvetkov's surprising resignation, the parliament decided.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1707

Bulgaria's New Transport Minister: Predecessor Couldn't Cope with EC

Wednesday's dismissal of Bulgaria's ex-Transport Minister, Alexander Tsvetkov, was due to his inability to communicate properly with the European Commission, according to his successor, Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgaria PM Vows Reshuffle in Agriculture Ministry Too

The wave of reshuffles that swept Bulgaria's government on Wednesday will have a follow-up in the agriculture ministry in a bid to improve EU funds absorption, the prime minister has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 10:21 | Viewed: 1655

Bulgarian Cabinet Undergoes 'Highly Principled' Reshuffle - Wrap-up

Bulgaria's Cabinet saw Wednesday a reshuffle of key figures, which, while not completely unexpected because of various rumors running for months, came as a bid of a surprise.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 22:44 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgaria's Ex-Transport Minister Claims He Resigned, Was Not Ousted

Bulgaria's former Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has claimed he resigned his post over "personal reasons" and was not ousted due to failed policies and lobbyist deals.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1337

Bulgarian PM on Cabinet Reshuffle: Pragmatic In, Pretentious Out

The Bulgarian Cabinet changes announced Wednesday, including the resignation of one minister, are based on "principled rules," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 19:22 | Viewed: 1421

Mitreva Bids Farewell to Bulgarian Social Security Institute in Tears

Hristina Mitreva, head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI), delivered a melodramatic farewell speech in front of a crowded hall, full of NOI employees, representatives of employees associations and labor unions.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 2651

Sofia's Traffic Police Governing Body Kicked Out

A total of six people from the governing body of Bulgarian capital Sofia's Traffic Police Department was forced to retire Wednesday by country's Interior Ministry.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1544

Belene N-Plant Claimed Bulgaria Deputy Energy Minister Post

Bulgaria's Deputy Energy Minister Mariy Kosev, who resigned on Wednesday, said his removal was prompted by "a change in the political environment" and the appointment of "a more politicized candidate".

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1584

Bulgaria Govt to Face No-Confidence Vote despite Reshuffle

Left and right-wing opposition parties have made it clear they have not given up plans to demand a no-confidence vote against the government, despite the expected spate of cabinet reshuffles.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1441

Deputy to Succeed Bulgaria's Transport Minister

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will be put in charge of the department in the wake of Minister Tsvetkov's surprising resignation, the government has decided.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1385

Bulgaria Deputy Economy, Energy Minister Quits Too

Bulgaria's deputy minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Mariy Kossev has resigned, it emerged on Wednesday just minutes after the news about the resignation of Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov broke.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Ousted over Investigation, Failures - Report

Even though Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has formally resigned his post over "personal reasons", there are indications that he was ousted because of failed policies and lobbyist deals.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1525