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Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Makes It Clear She'll Run for President

Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has indicated for the first time in a more tangible way that she will run for president in the elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2011, Monday // 19:33 | Viewed: 1731

Opposition Conservatives: PM Is Bulgaria's Gaddafi

The political council of Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party has sent an open letter to the media voicing outrage about Prime Minister's Boyko Borisov comments on the international military operation in Libya

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2011, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1569

Every 3rd Bulgarian Would Endorse New Political Party - Poll

As many as 31% of all Bulgarians would vote for a new political party if such is created, according to a poll done by the country's National Center for Public Opinion Research.

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2011, Monday // 13:24 | Viewed: 1499

Bulgaria's PM: People to Remember Me for Completed Highways

Bulgarians will remember me with the Trakiya, Struma and Hemus highways, and with the southern arc of the Sofia beltway, the country's PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1751

Bulgarian Top Prosecutor Reiterates Special Tribunal Objections

Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev, insists the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases must have double the number of prosecutors than what was passed by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgaria's Socialists Battle over Backing Ex EU Commissioner for President - Report

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner in 2007-2010, may end up receiving wide political support for a potential bid in the 2011 presidential elections, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Foreign Poll Watchers

The leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) have officially suggested foreign poll observers to be invited for the upcoming Presidential and local elections in the country.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1503

Bulgarian MPs Embark on English for Beginners Course

The Bulgarian MPs who missed the opportunity to acquire some English knowledge in school are now free to fill the gap in their education– during their working hours.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1609

Ruling Party Despises Intellect, Wants to Arm Bulgarians

Loyalty is better than intellect, and people should be allowed to carry guns, argues Krasimir Velchev, chair of the parliamentary group of Bulgarian ruling party, center-right GERB.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1478

Bulgarian Right Wing Demands Reshuffle of State Watchdogs

The Bulgarian right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party demands a full reshuffle of the staff and the leadership of four State agencies, saying the latter's work is paralyzed either by dependencies or lack of capability.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1671

Bulgarian Capital Town Hall Grabs Historic Sofia Building

The Sofia Municipality will move into the building that has been occupied by the Ministry of Agriculture for almost seven decades, it was announced Monday.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1863

Bulgaria's GERB Firm on Launching Special Tribunal

The launch of the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases will not be delayed beyond August, 2011, as was the request of Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgarian PM: Don't Blame Me on Fuel Prices

"The prices of oil are rising worldwide and nothing can be done about that in Bulgaria," said PM Boyko Borisov Monday, regarding complaints from citizens and businesses.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1364

Appeals Prosecutor Exonerates Bulgarian Top Cop of Classified Leaks

The Sofia Appellate Prosecutor's Office has not found any violations committed by Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, in making public the wiretapped conversations between for doctors from the hospital in the central town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2011, Sunday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1716

Sofia Deputy Mayor Resigns over Property Tax Scandal

The Deputy Mayor of the Sofia City Hall, Mincho Gerdzhikov, has submitted his resignation Sunday over outrage stirred by the recent increase of property taxes.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2011, Sunday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1851

Bulgarian Opposition Leader Warns of Imminent Protests

Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev said that large-scale social protests are imminent in Bulgaria against the economic situation in the country.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2011, Saturday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgarian Ruling Party Braces for Hate Campaign

Candidates from Bulgaria's ruling center-right GERB party at the fall municipal elections should be ready for dirty playing by their rivals, according to GERB vice-chair and Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2011, Saturday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1673

Interior Minister Apologizes to Bulgarian Doctors

Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, finally issued the long-awaited apology to Bulgarian doctors, saying he never intended to stir tensions between them and the police.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2011, Friday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1865

Scandals, Dissent Shake Bulgaria's Nationalist Party

The parliamentary group of Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party is shaken by new scandals and dissent, almost two years after the start of their last term.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2011, Thursday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2325

Bulgarian FinMin Hints at Possible Pensions Raise

There is a possibility for raising the pensions due to the increase of the food and fuel prices, according to Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2011, Wednesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1640

Tensions Run High in Bulgarian Parliament over Ottoman Empire Genocide

Bulgaria's Parliament saw a rather heated debate Wednesday morning as the nationalist party "Ataka" proposed a draft declaration to denounce the genocide over Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire – which was eventually rejected due to the high number of absta

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2011, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 3209
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