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Right-Wing Leader: Bulgaria Resembles Russia More and More

Ivan Kostov, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of a small die-hard rightist party, which turned from an ally into a foe of the current government, has said the country is now ruled by oligarchs and the police - just like Russia.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2011, Tuesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1597

Bulgaria's Judiciary Seeks Budget Hike, Higher Court Fees

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has said it will seek an increase of over BGN 60 M in the judiciary's budget for 2012.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2011, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 955

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Body Member Raises Eyebrows with Misreported Interests

Todor Kolarov, Chair of the Bulgarian Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity, has called on Parliament to remove his colleague Krasimir Todorov.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2011, Monday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1649

Bulgarians' Trust in Parliament Crashes Down to 22% - Poll

The large majority of Bulgarians don't trust the country's institutions, according to results from a poll of the Center for Analysis and Marketing.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2011, Sunday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1477

Supreme Court Chair Urges Revision of Court Fees in Bulgaria

Court fees in Bulgaria must be reconsidered, said Lazar Gruev, Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) after taking part in the annual conference of the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the European Union.

Politics » Domestic | October 14, 2011, Friday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1190

Bulgaria's Judicial Council Makes New Controversial Appointment

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) appointed Thursday Judge Nelly Batanova as Chair of the Shumen District Court.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2011, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1321

Bulgaria's Opposition Unites to Demand Emergency Parliament Session

Bulgaria's centrist, leftist, and rightist opposition has come together in a rare motion to demand the holding of an emergency Parliament sessions just as the MPs were about to go on break over the upcoming presidential and local elections.

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2011, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1025

Sofia City Court Chair Ultimately Cleared of Conflict-of-Interest Charges

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has upheld the decision of Bulgaria's conflict-of-interest commission acquitting Sofia City Court Chair Vladimira Yaneva  of conflict of interest charges.

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2011, Tuesday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1219

Unemployment in Northwest Bulgaria Three Times Higher than National Average

The unemployment rate for September in the three northwestern districts of Montana, Vidin and Vratsa remains unchanged from the previous month at 18.

Politics » Domestic | October 10, 2011, Monday // 16:39 | Viewed: 1951

Bulgarian PM, Rival MP Engage in Bickering Once Again

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and left-wing oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Korneliya Ninova engaged in their habitual bitter verbal fight during Friday's parliamentary session in the country.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2011, Friday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1215

Bulgarian PM Follows Ancient Rome’s Example, Relies on Roads

Ancient Romans were building roads before constructing towns, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov pointed out in the country's parliament Friday, defending his cabinet's decision to set high priorities on infrastructure projects.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2011, Friday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgarian Govt Appoints New Deputy Regional Minister

Nikolina Nikolova, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has been appointed Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in Bulgaria's Borisov Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1683

Bulgaria Elects President of New 'Special Court'

Judge Georgi Ushev was elected by the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council to head the first-instance criminal court set up to hear high-profile organized crime and corruption cases.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1370

Kuneva Slams Presidential Race Favorite for Fearing Debate

Independent presidential candidate and former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Borisov, accusing him of trying to hide GERB's runner from publicity.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1066

Govt Allows Bulgarian Posts to Sell 15 Properties

The Bulgarian government has approved the sale of 15 properties of the state-owned company Bulgarian Posts EAD, according to a Wednesday statement of the government's press office.

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1301

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Taps New Source of Revenue

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has opened its door to a new source of income one month after it stopped accepting donations from citizens and private companies.

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1261

Controversial Bulgarian Oppositional Leader: Top Cop Protects Roma Mafia Boss!

Yane Yanev, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's marginal conservative Law, Order and Justice party, has accused the country's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov of personally protecting alleged mafia boss Kiril Rashkov during the recent Katunitsa clas

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgarian PM: Illegal Assets Bill Will be Passed Despite 'Inapt Wording'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has assured that the the bill authorizing confiscation of illegally obtained assets without a conviction will be passed although the practice is not well looked upon in Europe.

Politics » Domestic | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1293

Wiretapping Permits Issued by Bulgarian Court Quadruple After Controversial Appointment

A follow-up press release of SCC claimed that SCC ChairYaneva had issued a total of 1748 permits for the use of special surveillance devices in the period June 01, 2011 to September 10, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | October 3, 2011, Monday // 20:07 | Viewed: 1132

Bulgarian Rightist Leader: Interior Minister Must Resign over '3-fold Conflict of Interest'

Ivan Kostov, leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party and Co-Chair of the Blue Coalition, has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 3, 2011, Monday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1113

Bulgarian Police Clash with Protesters in Front of Interior Ministry

Bulgarian police are tackling protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior in downtown Sofia requesting the resignation of minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov following a week of unrest.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1757