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Bulgarian Rulers, Opposition Fight over Presidential, Local Elections Date

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has suggested that the 2011 presidential and the local elections should be held on October 23.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgarian State Claims Back Ex-Monarch's Forests

The Bulgarian state has filed court claims of ownership on forests returned to the heir of the country's defunct monarchy, Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 19:32 | Viewed: 1594

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Speaker Refutes US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick's recent comments on the country's judicial system are inappropriate, according to Parliamentary speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1308

Bulgarian Right Wing 1st to Announce Presidential Candidate

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition is going to be ready with their nomination for president by the end of April, the Coalition's co-Chair, Ivan Kostov, announced during a Monday press conference.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1587

Bulgaria Ruling GERB Mulls 3 Names for Presidential Run

The ruling, center-right Citizens of European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party is going to announce their nominations for president and vice president in July.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1578

Bulgaria Socialists May Back Ex Commissioner for President

Bulgaria's socialists have hinted the prospect of Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, running for president of the country is more than appealing to them even though she is yet to make up her mind whether to do so.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgaria Ruling Party Pens in Presidential, Local Vote Oct 23

Bulgaria's presidential elections, which will be held together with the local vote, should be scheduled for October 23, the ruling center-right GERB party and their nationalist allies have demanded.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1483

Bulgarian EconMin Keeps Post despite 'Insubordination'

Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, is going to keep his post, despite receiving two "yellow cards" by Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and remaining resolute regarding the Belene NPP scandal.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgarian Socialists Vow for Economic Paradise

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party presented Saturday an ambitious program for governing the country, setting high goals in the field of the economy.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1665

Bulgarian FM Firm in Criticism of Belene NPP Deal

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov has confirmed his negative position on the contract signed Tuesday with Russian Atomstroyexport to continue negotiating the Belene NPP project.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 16:32 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgarian Socialists: It's High Time Govt Sorts out Belene NPP

The center-right GERB government has had almost 2 years now to form a consistent position on the projected Belene NPP, but has failed to do that, according to ex-PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgarian Conservative Leader: FMD Outbreak Fake, Turkish Conspiracy

Yane Yanev, the vocal leader of the marginal Bulgarian conservative party RZS, has declared the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Southeast Bulgaria to be fake and an international conspiracy.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 3268

Bulgarian Govt Snubs President over Financial Stability Discussion

Bulgaria's government has declined the invitation by the country's President Georgi Parvanov for a discussion within the Consultative National Security Council on its economic and social stability.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1361

Bulgaria to Limit Access to Business Registry 2012

The currently unrestricted public access to the Business (Trade) Registry of Bulgaria's Registry Agency will be limited and most probably paid as of the beginning of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1974

Bulgaria Shies Away from Ban on Medals, Orders for Former Secret Agents

Bulgarians, who were collaborators of the State Security, the intelligence and secret police during the communist regime, will not be banned from receiving medals and orders, the parliament decided on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1654

'Phantoms' Haunt Bulgaria's Electoral Rolls

Bulgaria's electoral rolls have turned out to be full of dead souls, as it a lot more voters are registered than the recent census in the country may suggest.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1205

GERB MPs Give Failing Grades to 7 Bulgarian Ministers

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, and Environmental Minister, Nona Karadzhova, have received the most failing grades by fellow MPs.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1891

Bulgarian MPs Anticipate EconMin Hearing over Belene Nuke

For the third day in a row, the Bulgarian Parliament is anticipating the appearance of Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, to hold a hearing on what exact documents have been signed for the Belene Nuclear Plant.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria's GERB Announces Electoral Commission Nominees

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party, distributed Thursday the list of their nominees for chair and members of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1406

Bulgarian Conservatives: Energy Minister Only Man in GERB Cabinet

The Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party will offer Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, a job as an expert in case the latter ends up being fired.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1323

Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Recants Position on Belene Scandal

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, told the media Thursday that what he said during a TV interview a day earlier about the signed Nuclear Power Plant documents has been misinterpreted.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1360
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