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Bulgaria's Judicial Council Welcomes 2 New Members without Discussion

A general delegate assembly of Bulgarian judges elected Monday two new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), Teodora Ninova and Dimitar Fikiin, without any debates on the concepts put forth by the three candidates.

Politics » Domestic | September 12, 2011, Monday // 18:06 | Viewed: 16779

Bulgarian Socialist: Interior Minister Purposely Framed GERB President Bidder

The presidential candidate of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party has been blackmailed four years ago by three municipal councilmen – one from GERB and two from the right wing.

Politics » Domestic | September 12, 2011, Monday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1459

New Bulgarian Regional Min Vows to Keep the Course

Newly-appointed Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova stated she will keep the course taken by predecessor Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgaria's Top President Runner Declined Reporting Extortion Scam

The presidential candidate of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party, and ex Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, has declined to become a witness in a municipal extortion scam.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 19:24 | Viewed: 2104

Bulgarian Socialist MP Takes Aim at Fundraising Practices of Interior Ministry

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is in talks with 100% state-owned companies for donations which would allow it to buy equipment, according to a Friday announcement of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1399

Opposition Launches New Attack on Bulgaria's Diplomatic Lustration Law

56 MPs from the left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria and the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) have tabled a request seeking the recognition that the amendments to the Diplomatic Service Act contradict both the Constitution and norms

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 15:09 | Viewed: 2081

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Accused of Triggering Mosque Assault

Volen Sidderov, the leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party has been the one who triggered the violent assault against Muslims in front of a Sofia mosque in May, former party members have clamed.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1828

Bulgaria's New Social Security Head Denies Being FinMin's Protege

Bisser Petkov, Bulgaria's newly appointed social security head, has denied allegations that he is Financial Minister Simeon Djankov's protege.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgaria Parliament OKs New Regional Devt Minister

Lilyana Pavlova has been appointed Bulgaria's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works after parliament approved her nomination on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1848

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Appoints 4th CEO

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund, the institution in charge of distributing EU agricultural funding, has Vasil Grudev as a new Deputy CEO.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 16:47 | Viewed: 1786

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Calls it Quits

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture Minister, Georgi Kostov, has resigned from his post Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1717

Bulgarian MPs Propose Amendments to Jurisdiction of Third-Instance Court

MPs from ruling center-right party GERB, nationalist Ataka and the Bulgarian Socialist Party have proposed amendments to the Penal Procedure Code regarding the jurisdiction of Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS).

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria Appoints New Social Security Head

Bisser Petkov, the former deputy head of Bulgaria's Financial Supervision Commission, has been officially appointed as the new head of the country's Social Security Institute.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgaria Social Security New Head Officially Nominated

The former deputy head of Bulgaria's Financial Supervision Commission Bisser Petkov stands very high chances to be elected the next chair of the country's Social Security Institute (NOI).

Politics » Domestic | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1098

Bulgarian PM Borisov Wants to Be Like Jean-Claude Juncker

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has expressed extreme satisfaction from his meeting with Luxembourg counterpart, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 2890

Bulgarian Parliament Postpones First-Reading Vote on Financial Stability Pact

Bulgaria's Parliament postponed the first-reading vote on constitutional amendments and supplements proposed by Finance Minister Simeon Djankov aimed at allowing the introduction of the so-called Financial Stability Pact.

Politics » Domestic | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1164

Controversy Marks Bulgaria's Communist Dictator 100th Anniversary

The Bulgarian town of Pravets, near the capital Sofia, birth place of Communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, is marking Wednesday the latter's 100th anniversary.

Politics » Domestic | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1675

Lilyana Pavlova Named New Bulgarian Regional Minister

Lilyana Pavlova will replace Rosen Plevneliev as Bulgaria's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works.

Politics » Domestic | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2032

Bulgarian Prosecutor's Clears Interior Minister's In-laws of Tax Evasion

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has not found any evidence that the in-laws of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov were involved in tax evasion, and refused to start a procedure against them.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2011, Friday // 18:06 | Viewed: 1352

Bulgarian Audit Office to Probe Independent MPs Subsidy

The Bulgarian Parliament unanimously approved Friday with 132 votes to assign the National Audit Office, NAO, to probe the legitimacy of additional State subsidy to parties joined at a later date by independent MPs.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2011, Friday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1414

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar Saxe-Coburg Praises PM Borisov's 'Instinct'

Bulgaria's former Tsar and former PM Simeon Saxe-Coburg has expressed a high opinion of current Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | September 1, 2011, Thursday // 15:22 | Viewed: 1633