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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

Fate of Bulgaria's 2nd Nuclear Plant Revealed in 3 Weeks

The outcome of plans to build a second Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, in the Danube town of Belene will finally become clear in up to three weeks, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 10:31 | Viewed: 2435

Sofia Municipal Council Appoints New Head

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 12, 2012, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 1793

Bulgarian MPs Officially Condemn 'Revival Process'

During its first workday after the winter holiday break, the Parliament condemned with an official declaration the Communist's regime attempt to forcefully assimilate Bulgarian Muslims, known and the "Revival Process.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 17:04 | Viewed: 3292

Ruling Party MP Quits Bulgarian Parliament amid Controversy

Svilen Kraychev, MP from ruling center-right party GERB is leaving Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1921

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: 1930

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: 1631

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: 2161

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: 1821

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