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Ex Bulgarian 'Octopus' Wants Top Cop's Head

Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, must immediately dismiss Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, according to Aleksei Petrov, a former special agent of the State Agency for National Security and currently under house arrest.

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1398

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists Rolls Sleeves Up for No Confidence Vote, 2011 Elections

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party has appointed a campaign staff for the 2011 presidential and local elections, while also declaring its readiness for a new no confidence vote of the Borisov Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1350

Bulgaria's Environment Minister Proposes Tax Relief for Eco Cars

The big debate before the elections in Bulgaria in the fall should be whether people want to live in a dirty city or prefer restrictions in traffic, said Bulgaria's Eco Minister Nona Karadzhova.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1433

Borisov 'Jumps' in Newly Leaked Tape Raising More Questions for Bulgaria's Govt

A fourth tape of a phone conversation between senior Bulgarian officials was released late on Friday by the Galeria weekly.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 20:40 | Viewed: 1801

Bulgarian 'Tape Scandal' Businessman Denies Approaching PM

Mihail Mihov, whose name was tangled in the latest Bulgarian tape scandal, declares he never asked Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, for protection or assistance.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1776

Transcript from 2nd Taped Call between Bulgarian PM, Customs Head

Transcript from the second conversation between Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, alleging Borisov provided a cover-up for the owner of the "Ledenika" beer company, Mihail Mihov.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1727

Ex Bulgarian Customs Official: Scandalous Tapes Are Authentic

The former Deputy Director of Bulgaria's Customs Agency, Antoniy Strandzhev, has confirmed for Darik radio his taped conversation with his ex boss, Vanyo Tanov, is authentic.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1667

Bulgarian PM: Discrediting Tapes Are Manipulated

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, told the Members of the Parliament Friday he was convinced the recordings of his conversation with the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, were manipulated.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1235

Parliamentary Brawl over Bulgaria's Conservatives 'Fake' List

The alleged fake signatures list of the conservative Order, Law and Justice Party (RZS) for calling a national referendum stirred the latest scandal in Bulgaria Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1075

New Tapes Allegedly Expose Bulgarian PM

The Bulgarian weekly Galeria published Friday a new series of recordings, this time involving Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 12:41 | Viewed: 2067

Bulgarian Top Cop Cleared on Ties with Communist Services

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has never been an agent of the former Communist State Security (DS), the Head of Bulgaria's Files Commission informs.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1349

Bulgarian FBI Declares Conservatives Signatures List False

The Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS) has conducted a mass probe of the list with signatures submitted with the Parliament by the conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1403

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party 'Unfazed' by Internal Dissent

Kamen Kostadinov, the spokesperson of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), declared Thursday the party is strong and will survive.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1352

Pressure Mounts on Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader

The founders of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) from the Bulgarian Lovech region are demanding the resignation of party leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1498

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts 'Blue Card' Permits

Highly qualified workers from non-EU countries will be allowed to stay in Bulgaria with their families and practice their profession on the country's territory through the "blue card" permits, adopted on second reading in the parliament.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1326

Bulgarian Opposition Accuses Top Cop of Communist Services Ties

The Bulgarian opposition Socialist party (BSP) launched a new attack on Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, with accusations of ties with the former Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader Might Abdicate – Ex Deputy

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial Bulgarian ethnic Turkish DPS party leader, may soon resign, according to Osman Oktay, his former Deputy.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1927

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Refuses Comment on 'Tanovgate'

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev refused to comment on the results of the checks by the Prosecutor's Office regarding the media leak of tapped phone conversations between high-rank officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1222

Major Dissenter Slams Dogan, Exposes Rift in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party DPS

Kasim Dal, one of the major figures in Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), has resigned from the leadership of the formation slamming the party founder and leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2127

Senior Bulgarian Officials Exposed as Former Agents

Bulgaria's commission overseeing secret records has announced the names of more agents of the former Communist State Security, who headed the political cabinets of prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and ministers.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgarian Ruling Party MPs Deny Customs Scandal Accusations

Two key MPs from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB – Iskra Fidosova and Menda Stoyanova – have refuted with indignation claims raised by leaked phone tapes they tried to influence customs appointments.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1276
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