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First Clashes with Police in Bulgaria's Anti-Govt Protests

The first clashes and escalation of tensions occurred on the evening of the 28th day of Bulgaria's protest rallies against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 08:28 | Viewed: 2420

Thousands Join New Anti-Govt Rally in Bulgaria, Tent Camps Planned

Thousands of Bulgarians have taken to the streets of the capital Sofia for a 28th consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led government over its ties with oligarchs.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 20:40 | Viewed: 2385

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar-PM Firmly against Snap Polls

Bulgaria now needs dialogue, consensus, and pragmatism, not a Great General Assembly, and a new Constitution, according to former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg (2001-2005).

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2417

5 Bulgarian Writers Briefly Detained at 'Coffee Drinking' Rally

Five well-known Bulgarian writers were detained and questioned briefly Thursday morning at the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1437

Fresh Poll Still Gives Lead to Embattled Bulgarian Socialists

If general elections were to be held in Bulgaria in the month of July, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, would still prevail with 21.6% of the vote, according to a recent poll.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1225

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor: Nationalist Leader Siderov May be Arrested for Hooliganism

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsasarov has said that the Constitution gives the authorities the right to arrest Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, if he commits acts of hooliganism.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1452

Protester Attempts Self-Immolation outside Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council

Chavdar Yanev, who has been the focus of a nationwide search for a few days, has tried to set himself ablaze outside the headquarters of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 12:27 | Viewed: 8710

Bulgaria's Parliament Restructures Ethics, Conflict of Interest Committees

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, will no longer be in charge of a parliamentary ethics committee after amendments to the body's rules of procedure.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 10:23 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgarian Police to Appease Protesters by Photographing Them

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry is starting Wednesday to publish pictures of the anti-government protest rallies on its official internet page.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1821

2 Bulgarian Protesters Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Parliament

Two young Bulgarians were arrested Wednesday after they threw tomatoes at the Parliament in Sofia during an anti-government protest.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1267

Major Trade Union Joins Calls for Early Vote in Bulgaria

KNSB, a major Bulgarian trade union, has called for early elections amid mass anti-government protests in the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgaria's New Election Code To Be Ready in 3 Months

Chetin Kazak, MP of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has informed that the ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked with drafting a new Election Code will not speed up work on the project despite the demands of proteste

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 892

Varna Mayor-Elect Released as MP after 3 Attempts

The credentials of Varna Mayor-elect Ivan Portnih as Member of the Bulgarian Parliament were terminated Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1325

Bulgaria Enters 27th Day of Massive Anti-Govt Protests

Bulgarians have launched fresh rallies seeking to oust the country’s Socialist-led government, with Wednesday marking the 27th day of massive protests.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:12 | Viewed: 1594

Rainy Weather Reduces Number of Anti-Govt Protesters in Sofia on Day 26

Bulgarians have gathered for the 26th day in a row in front of the Council of Ministers building in Sofia to demand the resignation of the socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 20:58 | Viewed: 1827

Bulgaria's Former Rulers Challenge Health Fund Chair Dismissal

MPs from Bulgaria's former ruling GERB party have filed a plea with the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutiuonality of Parliament's dismissal of National Health Insurance Fund director Plamen Tsekov.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 920

Constitutional Court Confirms Legality of Bulgarian Elections

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has found no grounds to cancel the results of May 12 early general elections, announced the court Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgaria's Ex-Ruling Party Won't Fall Apart, MP Says

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party, whose government was in power between 2009 and 2013, will not fall apart, GERB lawmaker Plamen Nunev has declared.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1358

President: Bulgarians Must Forge Own Democracy

Bulgarian citizens must find their own resources to get rid of the ills of their political system, stated Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1071

Bulgarian MPs to Elect New Health Insurance Fund Head

Bulgaria’s parliamentary health committee is to elect on Tuesday a new director of the National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2013, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 906

Thousands Join Fresh Anti-Govt Protest in Sofia

Thousands of Bulgarians took to the streets in the capital Sofia on Monday to protest against the country’s Socialist-led government for a 25th consecutive day.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 20:35 | Viewed: 4001
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