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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

Bulgaria's Transport Minister to Be Succeeded by Deputy - Report

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

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1179

Bulgaria Transport Minister Surprisingly Resigns

Bulgaria's transport minister Alexander Tsvetkov has unexpectedly submitted his resignation, it emerged on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1440

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov

Alexander Tsvetkov, Bulgaria's Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Cabinet of the center-right GERB party, resigned his post on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1169

Bulgarian MPs Vote Yes on Kicking NOI Director Out

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament voted Wednesday to release from her duties the head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgarian Nationalists Fall Out with Ruling GERB

The leader of the Bulgarian far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, has launched another attack on the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 2002

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Hints at Cabinet Reshuffles

The Bulgarian Ministers of Transport and Agriculture, Alexander Tsvetkov and Miroslav Naydenov, will be dismissed over failure to fulfill their obligations and pre-election scheming, announced Yane Yanev, leader of the conservative Order, Law and Justice,

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian Nationalists Mar Batak Martyrs Commemoration

Members and followers of Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party marred Tuesday the ceremony dedicated to the martyrs of the Batak massacre.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2288

Bulgaria Social Security Head Resigns under Pressure

The head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva has submitted her resignation despite her firm determination to remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 17:41 | Viewed: 1608

Ex-Secret Agent Challenges Bulgaria PM to Presidential Race

Bulgarian businessmen and former Security Service agent Alexei Petrov used his visit to the National Investigation Service (NIS) to rekindle the political tensions between him and Prime Minister Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1293

Bulgarian Court Strikes 6-Month Ban on No Confidence Vote

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court, KS, revoked the possibility of the Parliamentary majority to block the opposition from asking a no confidence vote for six months.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 1300

Interior Minister Persists with Criticisms of Bulgaria Judiciary

Bulgaria's interior minister has persisted with criticisms of the country's justice system, despite accusations from abroad that his statements erode confidence in the judiciary and threaten to undermine the magistrates' independence.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgarian Trade Unions Defend Disgraced Social Security Head

The Bulgarian trade union Confederation of Independent Syndicates, KNSB, stands firm behind the Director of the National Social Security Institute, NOI, Hristina Mitreva, in her desire to remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgarian Interior Minister Slams Attacks Against US Ambassador

Commenting on the attacks against US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said some Bulgarian politicians were behaving unacceptably.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 12:43 | Viewed: 1369

Renegade: Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party to Be Punished by Voters

The Movement of Rights and Freedom's voters are sick and tired of the party's autocratic ways and are going to show that on upcoming municipal and presidential elections in the fall, according to ex-vice-chair of the Movement Kasim Dal.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1135

Regional Devt Minister Denies He Is in Talks to Become Bulgarian PM

Citing a loaded agenda of ongoing infrastructure projects, Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev rejected allegations that he would become prime minister if Boyko Borisov runs for and is elected president.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgaria's Social Security Director Refuses to Retire

The Director of the National Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva, has no intentions of retiring, the Institute's press center announced Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1422

Proshkov Becomes Official Right-Wing Candidate for Sofia Mayor

The Mayor of Sofia's Lozenets district, Prosho Proshkov, is the official candidate of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party to run for mayor of the capital in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgarian President Wants People with Dual Citizenship to Run for Office

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, supported the idea to eliminate texts in the Constitution banning people with double citizenship to run for Head of State.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1534