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Socialist Ex-PM: Ever More Bulgarians Value Our 'Hateful' Coalition

Bulgarians are starting to reassess the achievements of the much reviled three-way coalition, said leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and ex-PM Sergey Stanishev Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | April 16, 2011, Saturday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1588

Bulgaria's Ex Right-Wing FM Ready to Run for President

Bulgaria's former foreign minister and current member of the European Parliament, Nadezhda Neynski, formerly Mihaylova, has confirmed plans to join the race for president in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | April 15, 2011, Friday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgarians' Presidential Hopes for Commissioner Georgieva Dashed

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who recently became the first woman to top the most popular politicians' ranking in Bulgaria in 10 years, will not be nominated for the presidential race, the ruling party said.

Politics » Domestic | April 15, 2011, Friday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1484

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Not to Seek Party Support in Likely Run for President

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former and first EU Commissioner declared Thursday her decision to run for president in the fall is pending, but she would never be the candidate of any political party.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 18:45 | Viewed: 1750

Bulgaria's Ruling Party GERB Reports Meager Donations for 2010

Bulgaria's ruling center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party has only seven donors, showed reports of political parties for 2010 published by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1650

63% of Bulgarians Expect State to Worsen - Poll

Some 63% of Bulgarians are pessimists about their country's future, according to a poll conducted by Gallup International in April 2011.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1662

Left, Right Opposition Slam Limits on Bulgaria's Trade Registry

Both the right and left-wing opposition have harshly criticized the decision of the ruling majority to limit the public access to the Business (Trade) Registry as of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgarian President's Formation Won't Endorse Own Candidate for Successor

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov's movement, ABV, will not have its own candidate for the Presidential elections scheduled for the fall of 2011, Parvanov himself announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 13:39 | Viewed: 1313

Bulgaria's Ruling Majority Limits Access to Business Registry

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

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1653

Pressure Ups on Bulgaria EU Ladies over Presidential Bids

A small opposition party with links to shady figures from Bulgaria's transition has renewed its efforts to prevent the country's former and current European Commissioners from running for president.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Parliamentary Speaker Comes Up with 'Spineless Roosters'

An intriguing philosophical debate took place in the Bulgarian Parliament Wednesday between Parliamentary speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and socialist MP Lyuben Kornezov.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgarian Parliament Lets Prosecution of Communist Crimes Expire

Bulgaria's Parliament has refused to drop the statute of limitations for murder, torture and violence committed on political, ethnic or religious grounds in the period September 9, 1944, to December 31, 1989.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 1878

Bulgaria Socialists Split over 'Kuneva for President' Calls

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, who is likely to run for president, has turned into the latest apple of discord for the members of the previously ruling Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1406

Bulgarian 'Octopus' Caters to Small Businesses, Ordinary Folk

Controversial Bulgarian businessman Aleksey Petrov, currently tried for a number of offences such as money laundering, has slammed Bulgarian political life and banking.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 20:52 | Viewed: 1351

Turkish-Bulgarian Party Gives Young MP Ultimatum over Dissent

Bulgarian liberals Movement for Rights and Freedoms have given an ultimatum of one week to their MP Korman Ismailov to denounce his support of dissenter Kasim Dal, or leave the party.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1660

Stanishev: No Three-Way Coalition for Presidential Elections

Bulgaria's former ruling three-way coalition will not participate with a common candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in the fall of 2011, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) announced Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgarian President Takes Election Day Stalemate to Parliament

The date of the presidential and local elections is going to be decided on through a dialogue with the Members of the Parliament, President, Georgi Parvanov, announced Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1805

Bulgarian Conservatives Expose GERB for Vote Buying

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party have handed Tuesday to President, Georgi Parvanov, an audiotape exposing the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party of vote buying.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1546

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: 1567

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