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Bulgarian PM: Archeologists Racketeer State

Archeologists should stop blackmailing the State and hurdle highway construction, ordered Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 23, 2011, Friday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1994

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry Welcomes 2 New Deputy Ministers

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has appointed two new Deputy Justice Ministers, Velina Todorova and Denitsa Valkova-Petkova.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2011, Thursday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1594

Bulgarian Nationalists: Bomb Alert Was Provocation by GERB

Desislav Chukolov, Deputy Chair of Ataka, has termed the bomb threat alert at the nationalist party's headquarters as a provocation staged by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgarian MP: Ex EU Commissioner Stole Name of Civic Movement

Independent MP Dimitar Chukarski has accused former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva of plagiarizing the name of her newly founded civic movement.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1335

Bulgaria's Interior Fights Organized Crime by Outsourcing Investigations - Minister

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has taken advantage of yet another opportunity to level criticism at the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1820

New Dissent Shakes Bulgarian Nationalists in Congress Eve

Four Members of the Parliament have left the Parliamentary group of the Bulgarian far-right, nationalist party Ataka.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1306

Bulgarian Parliament Holds Problematic Vote on Judicial Inspectors

Bulgaria's Parliament has appointed 10 members of the Inspectorate at the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) without any debates on the qualities of the 11 candidates and amid suspicions that the procedure had been pre-arranged.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2011, Wednesday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1441

PES Leader Stanishev: Bulgaria's GERB Is Heading for Snap Election

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB is more than likely to call for a snap parliamentary election, Sergey Stanishev, interim leader of the Party of European Socialists, has predicted.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2011, Monday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria Appoints New Deputy Justice Minister

Appellate Prosecutor Plamen Dimitrov has been appointed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as the country's new Deputy Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2011, Monday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgaria Left, Right Opposition: Car Arsons Test Security, Govt

Key politicians from both Bulgaria's leftist and rightist opposition have expressed worries about the wave of mysterious and yet unpunished car arsons gripping capital Sofia since end of November.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 19:17 | Viewed: 1182

Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Creates Civic Movement in Bulgaria

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva inaugurated the creation of a new civic movement dubbed "Bulgaria for Citizens" Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria's Democracy Index Keeps Falling - EIU Study

Bulgaria has continued the trend of dropping down the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy index, being ranked 52th with an index of 6.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2011, Sunday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria PM Confirms Eyeing Second Term in Office

A few days before the end of a pretty turbulent year, Bulgaria's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling center-right GERB Boyko Borisov has confirmed he will be seeking a second term in his current office.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 21:04 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgaria PM Vows to Revive Near Terminally Ill Health Care

Bulgaria's prime minister, well known for his populist pledges, plans to assign top priority to the country's struggling health system, plagued by chronic underfunding, brain-drain and a lack of meaningful reform.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1271

Bulgaria's Top Nationalist Stirs Parliamentary Brawl

The first appearance in the Parliament, after a two-week-long absence, of Bulgaria's nationalist leader, Volen Siderov, ended with a scandal Friday and his removal from plenary hall.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2011, Saturday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1467

Bulgarian MPs Reject Veto on Retirement Age Upping

Bulgaria's Parliament expectedly rejected the veto imposed by outgoing President Georgi Parvanov on the Act that foresees the retirement age in the country to be gradually increased with one year until 2014.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2011, Friday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1299

Bulgaria's MPs to Discuss Vetoed Retirement Age Upping Act

The increase of Bulgaria's retirement age with three months each year until 2014 will be once again discussed in the Bulgarian Parliament on Friday after President Georgi Parvanov vetoed the recent disputed amendment.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2011, Friday // 09:36 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgarian Left-Winger: Stop the Illiterate from Voting!

Obligatory educational requirements for voting should be introduced in Bulgaria, according to left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party's key MP, Lyuben Kornezov.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1405

Bulgaria's Tax Agency Not to Impose Sanctions for Missing Labor Contracts

Hiring workers without concluding labor contracts will continue to be penalized by the Chief Labor Inspectorate (GIT) and not by the National Revenue Agency (NRA).

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 13:02 | Viewed: 1259

Kokinov Awarded 2nd Term as Sofia City Prosecutor

Nikolay Kokinov was elected Sofia City Prosecutor for a second-term in office during Thursday's session of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1168

Bulgaria's Judicial Council to Elect Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will nominate Thursday a Sofia City Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2011, Thursday // 09:09 | Viewed: 1120