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Bulgarian Attorneys Accuse Interior Minister of Undermining State

Since the beginning of this government's term in office, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has adopted a behavior which grossly violates the Constitution and the laws of the country, according to the Supreme Bar Council.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1200

Leftist MP Roasts Bulgarian PM over 'Excessive Ribbon Cutting'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has spent 400 of his 700 days in office cutting ribbons at official ceremonies, Anton Kutev, a key MP from the oppositional leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party, has estimated.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1183

Bulgarian Liberal MEP Rejects Presidential Bid

Bulgarian MEP Antoniya Parvanova does not intend to participate in the presidential elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1067

Bulgarian MEP Calls for Clamping Down on Organized Crime at Sofia Airport

Bulgarian MEP Antoniya Parvanova has urged Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to take measures to counter the activities of the organized crime group looting passengers' luggage at Sofia Airport.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1726

Mystery Surrounds Presidential Bid of Bulgarian Ex-Agent Petrov

Former MEP from Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party Dushana Zdravkova has refuted an earlier announcement Thursday that she will run as vice-president for controversial businessman and ex-secret agent Alexei Petrov's presidential bid.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1157

Bulgarian MPs Mull Registering as Firms to Disclose Spending

MPs from Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party have disclosed they are considering legislative amendments to make MPs register as companies to allow transparency on their spending.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:04 | Viewed: 956

US Ambassador Engages in Dialogue with Bulgarian Independent MPs

10 independent MPs met Thursday with US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick to discuss the creation of a new independent political project.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1893

Ex Secret Agent, Ex MEP Nominated for Bulgarian President, VP

Controversial former secret agent Alexei Petrov and former senior judge and ex MEP from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, Dushana Zdravkova have been nominated to run for President and Vice President in Bulgaria's elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1684

Bulgarian MPs Kill Opposition Bill for Merging Civilian, Military Intelligence

Bulgaria's Parliament has rejected at first reading a bill of the rightist opposition to create a State Intelligence Agency, merging the existing military and civilian intelligence services.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2011, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1718

Socialist Leader: Borisov Cabinet Forces Bulgaria into Greece's Footsteps

Ruling party GERB has betrayed a vast majority of its pre-election promises made two years ago, according to Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 17:46 | Viewed: 1515

Bulgarian Interior Minister Denies Discrediting Donations

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected allegations that donations received by the institution have strings attached, at the same time remaining elusive about whether the Ministry would return them.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1161

Senior Judges Obstruct Replacements at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council

Judges from Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Casssation (VKS) obstructed Monday the appointment of two new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1306

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Demands Top Cop`s Head Over Intervention in Judiciary

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, vowing to seek the instant intervention of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Redding with regard to his attacks against the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reveals Suspicious Donations Statistics

Local units of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry have accepted donations from a range of large and small businesses, including from convicted persons and persons involved in criminal investigations, according to statistics for the period August 2009 - May 2011

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2202

Bulgarian Interior Min: Next Time We'll Be Arresting Judges

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov spoke harshly of the Bulgarian judiciary, following a police operation against persons released by courts on bail.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1362

Lax Control, Clientelism Plague Bulgaria's Judiciary - Chief Inspector

The Bulgarian judiciary is plagued with numerous clientelist appointments, which is a major reason for its problems, according to Anna Karaivanova, Chief Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1742

Sofia International Airport CEO Dismissed

The executive director of Sofia International Airport, Asen Tanchev, who was appointed less than a year ago, has been dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 19:38 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgarian PM To Cabinet: We'll Go Down in History as Highway, Sport Hall Heroes!

 Bulgarians will sooner or later recognize the importance of the ruling centrist-right GERB government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov vowed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1188

Bulgarian Specialized Court, Prosecutor's Office Postponed over Inexperienced Staff

Bulgaria's specialized court and prosecutor's office, which were supposed to facilitate the fight against organized crime, will not go into operation in August 2011 as previously planned.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgarian Govt Meagerly Ups Social Benefits 'Pre-Election'

The Bulgarian center-right GERB government dispelled the intrigue it had created itself by deciding to up the minimum wage, but not retirement pensions in the country, starting September 1.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 17:15 | Viewed: 1465

Allegations on Misuse of Bulgarian Party Funding Remain Unclear

The 3 renegade MPs from Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka declared Wednesday they have received no money from the ruling center-right GERB party for their support.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1150