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Interior Minister Persists with Criticisms of Bulgaria Judiciary

Bulgaria's interior minister has persisted with criticisms of the country's justice system, despite accusations from abroad that his statements erode confidence in the judiciary and threaten to undermine the magistrates' independence.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgarian Trade Unions Defend Disgraced Social Security Head

The Bulgarian trade union Confederation of Independent Syndicates, KNSB, stands firm behind the Director of the National Social Security Institute, NOI, Hristina Mitreva, in her desire to remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgarian Interior Minister Slams Attacks Against US Ambassador

Commenting on the attacks against US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said some Bulgarian politicians were behaving unacceptably.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 12:43 | Viewed: 1369

Renegade: Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party to Be Punished by Voters

The Movement of Rights and Freedom's voters are sick and tired of the party's autocratic ways and are going to show that on upcoming municipal and presidential elections in the fall, according to ex-vice-chair of the Movement Kasim Dal.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1135

Regional Devt Minister Denies He Is in Talks to Become Bulgarian PM

Citing a loaded agenda of ongoing infrastructure projects, Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev rejected allegations that he would become prime minister if Boyko Borisov runs for and is elected president.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgaria's Social Security Director Refuses to Retire

The Director of the National Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva, has no intentions of retiring, the Institute's press center announced Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1422

Proshkov Becomes Official Right-Wing Candidate for Sofia Mayor

The Mayor of Sofia's Lozenets district, Prosho Proshkov, is the official candidate of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party to run for mayor of the capital in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgarian President Wants People with Dual Citizenship to Run for Office

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, supported the idea to eliminate texts in the Constitution banning people with double citizenship to run for Head of State.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2011, Monday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgarian PM Admits of Warming Up to Ethnic Turkish Party

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has indirectly confirmed accusations by former ally, rightist Blue Coalition, that his cabinet is warming up to the Movement for Rights and Freedoms it previously reviled.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2011, Sunday // 19:45 | Viewed: 1651

New Bidder Emerges in Bulgaria's Election Race

A National Union for New Bulgaria, led by prominent Bulgarian economist, Dimitar Ivanov, was founded Saturday with the goal to take Bulgaria out of the crisis.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1813

Right-Wing Malinov Officially Enters Bulgaria's Presidential Race

The general national assembly of the Bulgarian right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party unanimously elected Saturday, Svetoslav Malinov, as their presidential candidate.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1433

Bulgarian Top Cop Slams Nationalist Leader for Clash with US Ambassador

Accusations, coming from the leader of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov that US Ambassador, James Warlick, has threatened him are tarnishing the image of Bulgarian politicians, says Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1757

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Hints He Might Run for President

The leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former, Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, hinted for the first time Saturday, he might run for president in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1427

Bulgarian President: US Is Dear Ally, Nationalist Leader Should Shut Up

Bulgaria is a staunch ally of NATO and the US, an allegiance give her much more than financial benefit, stated Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgarian PM Vows to Be 'Merciless' on 'Communists'

Communists and their progeny need to be mercilessly persecuted, stated Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Saturaday at a meeting of people repressed from the communist regime.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgarian PM Kicks Out Social Security Institute Chief

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has confirmed his earlier hints that he will ax the Director of the National Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2011, Friday // 20:37 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgaria PM Fails to Quit Smoking, Lights Only on Hectic Days

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov's January resolution not to put a cigar in his mouth any more lasted just four months, as he was seen smoking one on his party's town meeting.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2011, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 2961

Bulgaria Nationalists Urge Shut-Down of Discrimination Body

Bulgaria's nationalist party has stirred up a heated debate after calling for the shut-down of the country's anti-discrimination watchdog over its inefficiency.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2011, Friday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1428

Bulgarian Parliament to Discuss Election Code Amendments

The Bulgarian Parliament is expected to discuss Friday the proposed amendments in the country's Election Code after the Constitutional Court revoked some of the texts in it.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2011, Friday // 09:16 | Viewed: 1168

Bulgaria Social Security Institute Head Hangs in Balance

Bulgaria's prime minister has surprisingly threatened to kick out of office the head of the country's Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2011, Thursday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1318

Bulgaria PM Slammed as Habitual Quitter, Shirker

Bulgaria's prime minister has grown the habit of leaving office before the term expires and this poses many questions, a right-wing opposition leader said.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2011, Thursday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1533