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Bulgarian Socialist MP: Schengen Accession Currently Out of the Question

Bulgarian Socialist MP Rumen Petkov has expressed skepticism over Bulgaria's accession to Schengen, citing unbridled corruption and the incompetent work of the Interior Ministry and the customs.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 11:52 | Viewed: 1003

Popular Bulgarian Show Backs Ex EU Commissioner Presidential Bid

Bulgarian showman Slavi Trifonov and his team from the evening talk show "Slavi's Show" will support former Bulgarian EU Commissioner's bid for president.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1666

Who Is Who: Meglena Kuneva

Meglena Kuneva was born on June 22, 1957 in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2301

Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister Ousted in Latest Reshuffle

Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Krasimir Popov, has been released from his post, Minister, Totyu Mladenov, announced Thursday at an emergency press conference.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 15:32 | Viewed: 1269

New Director Appointed at Bulgaria's Transplantation Agency

Bulgaria's Executive Agency for Transplantations has Dr. Silvi Kirilov as its new Director, the Health Ministry's press center informs Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1177

It's Official: Bulgaria Ex-EU Commissioner Joins Presidential Race

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will officially announce her candidacy for the presidential elections in the fall on Monday, June 6, the initiative committee behind her announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1674

Govt May Face No-Confidence Vote Over Partial Failure in June

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) are prepared for the option of holding early elections together with the presidential and local elections scheduled for autumn 2011.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1453

Top Bulgarian Judge Resigns over Court Dependencies

Dushana Zdravkova, Judge from the District Court in the Black Sea city of Varna has issued an open letter, declaring she is resigning.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1435

Bulgarian Top Cop 'Sorry' about Latest Brutality Case

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has issued an official apology to a family in the Black Sea city of Varna over police bursting in their home by mistake.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 09:15 | Viewed: 1230

Bulgarian Ex-EU Commissioner to Announce Presidential Bid - Report

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will officially announce her candidacy for presidential elections in the fall Monday, according to news site Feda.bg

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 21:20 | Viewed: 1328

Senior Govt Official Infuriates Bulgarian Socialists

MPs from the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demanded the resignation of Lilia Yordanova, Director of the state-owned National Center for the Study of Public Opinion, over her statement that Socialist supporters are "a marginal social stratum"

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 18:39 | Viewed: 1331

Bulgaria's National Palace of Culture to Be Banned from Privatization

The Bulgarian government has proposed to add two new business entities to the list of companies banned from privatization through a supplement to the the Privatization and Post-privatization Control Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1409

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists, Turks Move to Topple Borisov Cabinet

The two major opposition formations – the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turkish party DPS – have agreed on a course of seeking to bring about early elections.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1607

Saxe-Coburg Denounces 'Disgraceful' Sofia Mosque Incident

Bulgaria's ex-Tsar and former Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg has issued a statement denouncing the incident between nationalists and praying Muslims at the Sofia Mosque 10 days ago.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 10:43 | Viewed: 4401

Bulgarian Nationalist Party to Face 'Maximum' Fine over Mosque Incident

Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka will be fined BGN 2500 - the maximum amount allowed - over the assault on praying Muslims at the Banya Bashi mosque, announced Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No-Confidence Vote against Cabinet

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is requesting a no-confidence vote against the cabinet over its entire policy, the DPS Deputy Chair, Lyutvi Mestan, declared Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1252

Renegade Bulgarian MPs Threaten to Hand Over Nationalist Leader to Prosecution

MPs from Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka have been forced to sign promissory notes turning them into guarantors of loans taken by offshore companies, said Valentin Nikolov, former Ataka MP.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1275

'Friend' of Top Cop Gets to Chair Sofia City Court

Judge Vladimira Yaneva was elected to chair the Sofia City Court after protracted deliberations at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Kalfin Confirms Presidential Nomination

Ex Foreign Minister of Bulgaria and current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivailo Kalfin, confirmed Monday his nomination for the 2011 presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 17:29 | Viewed: 1432

Bulgarian Expats Demand Having Own Public Councils

Bulgarians, residing abroad, sent a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, insisting on having their support in organizing a vote for Public Councils in October.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1552

Bulgarian Righitsts Won't Back 'Fiscal Stability Pact'

The rightist Blue Coalition will vote against the constitutional amendments needed to implement the so-called Financial Stability Pact proposed by the center-right GERB cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1230