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Bulgarian Left-Wingers, Far-Right to Unite in No-Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and far-right Ataka (Attack) will support a no-confidence vote against ruling centrist-right GERB, it has been made clear.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:20 | Viewed: 565

Bulgarian MPs Vote 'For' Taming Police Brutality

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament passed Thursday without any debates amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, aimed at limiting cases of police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 11:48 | Viewed: 579

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: Toppling Borisov Is Our Mission

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev declared that the mission of his opposition formation is to topple the center-right government of the GERB party and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 18:08 | Viewed: 615

Bulgaria's Ex-President May Form Coalition with Foes - MP

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov may form a coalition between his left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and ruling centrist-right GERB, according to BSP MP Rumen Ovcharov.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 524

Bulgaria Refuses to Withdraw ACTA Signature

Bulgaria's Parliament rejected a proposal that would have obliged the government to withdraw its signature from the controversial ACTA agreement.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1080

Bulgaria's Ex President Secured Citizenship for Russian Businessman's Wife

Bulgaria's ex President Georgi Parvanov has been instrumental in granting Bulgarian citizenship to the wife of Denis Ershov, a notorious Russian businessman often alleged to be involved in criminal activities.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1511

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Opposition Sides with Govt on Russian NPP Project

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS ("Movement for Rights and Freedoms") is not going to back a no confidence vote of the government of the center-right party over the termination of the project for construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 542

Far-Right Leader: Bulgarian Govt Will Call Preemptive Snap Elections

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB will call snap elections in the autumn of 2012, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the nationalist Ataka party.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2012, Friday // 15:09 | Viewed: 658

Bulgarian Socialists Start Consultations on No-Confidence Motion

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has said it is starting consultations with opposition parties and independent MPs on a no-confidence motion against the GERB government.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2012, Friday // 13:11 | Viewed: 660

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund Convicted of Abuse of Dominant Position

The Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has confirmed the abuse of dominant position by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), according to a Thursday statement of the Commission on Protection of Competition (KZK).

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1340

Sofia to Phase Out 300 Illegal Base Stations of Mobile Operators

Some 300 illegal base stations of mobile operators in Sofia will be phased out.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 896

Stray Dogs nearly Eat Man in Sofia, Mayor Parrots 'Castration' Promises

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, has once again promised that measures will be taken to deal with the city's grave stray dogs problem.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1493

Bulgarian Parliament Moves to Cap Enforcement Agent Fees

The fees charged by private enforcement agents (PEAs) will be capped, most probably at 10% of the amount of the debt, according to legal amendments passed at first reading in Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 13:03 | Viewed: 444

Bulgaria's Far-Right Enraged over Scrapped Belene NPP

Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party has expressed its disappointment over the government's decision to quit the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 640

Bulgarian President Cares for 'The Big Picture', Not Belene NPP

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has stated that he is not interested in "particular projects", referring to the fate of his country's potential second nuclear power plant in Belene.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 618

Bulgaria Illegal Assets Law to Target Parties Too - Report

Bulgaria's long-delayed bill authorizing widespread confiscation of illegal assets will probe the financing of parties, as well as participants in public procurements, insiders say.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 736

Belene NPP Crucial for Bulgaria's Next Coalition Govt - Right-Winger

Bulgaria's right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party will only agree to a coalition with ruling centrist-right GERB if it scraps the Bulgarian-Russian Belene nuclear power plant project, it has been made clear.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 11:38 | Viewed: 519

Ruling Party MP to Head Bulgarian Health Fund

Bulgarian ruling GERB party MP Plamen Tsekov is the most probable next head of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Funds (NZOK), according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | March 27, 2012, Tuesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 613

Ex EU Commissioner: Bulgarian Govt Cannot Afford to Play Game of Early Elections

The GERB government should not waste time playing games of early elections but should focus on improving the living standards in the country, according to former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Domestic | March 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 662

Director of Large Taxpayers Tax Directorate in Bulgaria Dismissed

Sfetan Trichkov, Director of the Large Taxpayers and Insurers Territorial Directorate of the National Revenue Agency (NRA), was dismissed Monday by the NRA CEO.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2012, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 771

Bulgaria's Socialist Leaders Shoot One Another in Hit YouTube Video

Bulgaria's Socialist Party leaders who are now battling for the chairmanship – ex President Georgi Parvanov and ex PM Sergei Stanishev – have ended up dueling in a hit YouTube video.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2012, Monday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1140