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Bulgarian Ombudsman Joins Expats Election Rights Battle

Bulgarians living abroad should obtain the right to run and be elected Members of the country's parliament was the topic of the round table organized in Sofia Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court Reaffirms Election Outcome

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has overturned the request to recall the results from the October presidential election.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1468

Cabinet Sitting in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Faces Pension Reform Protests

The Cabinet will hold a regular session on Wednesday in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, the government's press office said in a statement.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2011, Wednesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1251

Bulgarian Socialists Challenge Retirement Reform in Court

The opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is preparing a claim for the Constitutional Court to declare the changes in the retirement system anti-constitutional.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgarian President: PM Admits That My Party Will Beat Him!

Bulgarian Prime Minister has almost admitted that the oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party will defeat his centrist-right GERB in the next general elections, according to President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgarian President-elect Outlines 10 Priorities

Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev, announced his top ten priorities for the strategic development of Bulgaria during his term in office.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1231

Bulgarian Watchdog Head Steps Up Calls for Unexplained Wealth Law

Bulgaria's Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from Criminal Activity has ultimately confiscated a total of BGN 9 M since the beginning of 2011, according to Todor Kolarov, director of the watchdog.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2011, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1506

Bulgarian PM Downplays President Retirement Reform Veto

The State and Public Social Security Act and budget for 2012 will be passed in the Parliament without any changes, said Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2011, Monday // 11:29 | Viewed: 1335

Bulgaria's President-elect Claims Lots of Good Intentions

Bulgaria's President-elect Rosen Plevneliev has promised that he is well-intentioned and wants to help the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2011, Sunday // 19:38 | Viewed: 1520

Bulgaria's Ruling Party 'Gets' One More Mayor by Mistake

More than a month after Bulgaria's 2011 local elections a Bulgarian town has had its newly-elected mayor changed, at least according to the municipal correspondence with a key central authority institution.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2011, Sunday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1357

Bulgarian President Fulfills Threat to Veto Retirement Reform

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, imposed Sunday a veto on the retirement reform, which foresees a gradual increase of the retirement age in the country by three months each year until 2014.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2011, Sunday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1263

Bulgaria's Deputy Justice Minister Resigned 'for Personal Reasons'

Bulgaria's Deputy Justice Minister Hristo Angelov, who resigned two days ago, has issued a media statement, saying that he had personal reasonsto quit.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2011, Friday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgarian President Mulls Retirement Reform Veto

Outgoing Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, is meeting Friday with the leaders of the two major labor unions to discuss the controversial retirement reform passed by the Parliament Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2011, Friday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1168

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Bashes Retirement Reform

The upping of Bulgaria's retirement age is not a real reform as the ruling majority wants to present it, according to leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2011, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgarian MPs Finally Pass Notorious Retirement Reform

The Bulgarian Parliament voted to up retirement age in the country Thursday, after it failed to do so in a prior tortured sitting that lasted until midnight Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2011, Thursday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1615

Bulgarian President Asked to Help with BDZ Strike Deadlock

The two major syndicates in Bulgaria have requested from outgoing President, Georgi Parvanov, to call the Consultative Council on National Security over the railways strike.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2011, Thursday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgaria's Interior Gets Third Extra Subsidy Under Budget 2011

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry will get an additional subsidy of BGN 6.5 M under Budget 2011 to meet running costs.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2011, Wednesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1351

Business Sees Bulgaria as Corrupt - Justice Minister

The business perceives Bulgaria as a country in which corruption prevails, newly appointed Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva has admitted.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2011, Wednesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1496

Bulgarian Transport Minister Upbeat about Chances for Railway Strike Ending

An agreement may be reached on Wednesday which will lead to the end of the ongoing strike in the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ), the country's Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski reckons.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2011, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1200

Bulgarian Parliament to Vote State Budget 2012 on 2nd Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament will vote on second reading Wednesday and Thursday legislation relating to Bulgaria's state budget for 2012.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2011, Tuesday // 20:48 | Viewed: 1181

Bulgarian Cabinet Firm on Not Surrendering to Farmers

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, refused to meet Tuesday with protesting grain producers, who spent over an hour in front of the Council of Ministries building.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2011, Tuesday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1119