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Bulgarian Right Wing Demands Veto on Forestry Act

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, is going to approach President, Rosen Plevneliev, with a request to veto the controversial Forestry Act, passed by the Parliament Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2012, Thursday // 12:22 | Viewed: 530

Bulgarian Left Wing Alerts EC about Controversial Forestry Act

The opposition left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria is going to notify the European Commission about the amendments to the Forestry Act, passed by the Parliament Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2012, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 619

Bulgaria's Ex Defense Minister Acquitted of Malfeasance

The Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has cleared former Defense Minister Nikolay Tsonev of malfeasance charges for alleged crimes committed in 1999.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 20:47 | Viewed: 829

Bulgarian Socialists Call for Inquiry Committee on Wiretapping Abuse

Bulgarian socialists will table a proposal next week for the creation of a parliamentary inquiry committee tasked with investigating abuse of data obtained via special surveillance devices for political purposes.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 18:51 | Viewed: 688

Bulgarian Far-Right to Stage New Protest against 'Loud' Sofia Mosque

Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party is to stage a new protest against volume of the loudspeakers in Sofia's Banya Bashi mosque, it has been announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgarian MPs Pass Controversial Forestry Act

The Bulgarian Parliament passed definitively Wednesday the controversial Forestry Act, allowing construction of ski tracks and lifts without changing the status of the land.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 638

Bulgarian Cabinet Bans State Servants Bonuses

Employees from all levels of Bulgarian State administration will no longer be eligible to receive bonuses on top of their regular wages, according to amendments in the State Administration Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 524

Bulgaria's Socialists Demand Veto on Upped Speed Limit

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party has cried foul after the ruling center-right party GERB's MPs raised the country's highway speed limit by 10 km/h to reach 140 km/h.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2012, Tuesday // 19:57 | Viewed: 708

Bulgarian MPs Seal 140 km/h as Highway Speed Limit

Bulgaria's MPs have sealed a legislative amendment raising country's highway speed limit from 130 km/h to 140 km/h (87 mph).

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2012, Tuesday // 19:26 | Viewed: 1820

Bulgarians Less Eager to Vote for New Parties - Study

Interest among Bulgarian citizens to vote for new political parties in upcoming general elections has shrunk, according to a study by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | June 12, 2012, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 542

Bulgaria's Ruse Rallies in Order to Host Customs Agency

More than 11 000 residents of the Danube city of Ruse have signed a petition to the central government in Sofia with a demand for the relocation of the Bulgarian Customs Agency.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2012, Monday // 18:03 | Viewed: 613

Bulgaria's Rulers Move to Double Their Salaries

Bulgaria's top officials plan hefty increases to their salaries, the country's Finance Ministry has revealed.

Politics » Domestic | June 11, 2012, Monday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1300

Ex Bulgarian EU Commissioner Officially Founds Own Party

Bulgaria's former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva officially founded her political party Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | June 10, 2012, Sunday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1278

Reelected Bulgarian Socialist Leader Presents New Executive Board

Interim PES leader and re-elected Bularian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev is presenting Saturday his proposals for a new Executive Board of the Bulgarian Socialists.

Politics » Domestic | June 9, 2012, Saturday // 13:02 | Viewed: 716

Bulgarian PM Vows Chief Prosecutor Appointed by New Supreme Council

The new Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) should appoint the next Chief Prosecutor, Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, announced Friday.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 20:49 | Viewed: 834

Bulgaria's Svilengrad Customs Office to Remain Functional

The customs office in the southern Bulgarian town of Svilengrad will not be closed, according to Irena Uzunova, District Governor of Haskovo.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1223

Bulgarian President Turns against Govt over Chief Prosecutor Appointment

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has opposed the idea that the current members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) should appoint the next Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 15:19 | Viewed: 655

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Head Expects Decrease in Cigarette Excise Duty Revenues

Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov expects a decrease in revenues from excise duty on cigarettes after the entry into force of the total ban on smoking in indoor public places.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 13:30 | Viewed: 719

Underground Railway Section to Business Park Sofia to Cost EUR 72 M

The cost of the construction of the underground railway section connecting the Mladost 1 residential district and Business Park Sofia has been estimated at around EUR 72 M, according to Stoyan Bratoev, CEO of Metropoliten EAD.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner to Make New Step towards Creating Party

Bulgaria's former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva is about to make her next step towards forming her own political party, according to a media report.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 15:45 | Viewed: 561

Bulgaria Scraps EU-Backed Direct Judicial Council Vote

Bulgaria's Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Judiciary Act on Thursday, disregarding the repeated calls of the European Commission for introducing a direct vote for members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 15:29 | Viewed: 729