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Bulgaria VP Snatches Last-Minute Top Medal, Basks in Praise

Bulgaria's president has praised VP Angel Marin for 'blazing a trail' in the short history of the institution, though he was largely the visible absence during the two terms they served.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria MPs to Start 2012 with Long-Delayed Key Bills in Pipeline

Bulgaria's first parliamentary session for the new year, due on Wednesday, is hoped to map out the timeline for implementing key and long-delayed reforms, including the much touted crack-down on illegal assets.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2012, Tuesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgaria's Vice President to Get Top State Medal, Too

Bulgaria's Vice President Angel Marin is joining the ranks of bearers of the Stara Planina – First Degree order, Bulgaria's highest state medal.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 18:36 | Viewed: 1818

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Wants Execution of Roma 'Mafia Bosses'

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack), has reiterated he is in favor of the reinstatement of the capital punishment in the country when it comes to very serious crimes.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 2395

Snow Emergency Remains in Southern Bulgarian Resort Town

An emergency situation remains in place in the southern Bulgarian resort town of Chepelare, said Mayor Todor Bozukov, refuting the announcement made several hours ago that the crisis situation was over.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2012, Monday // 13:02 | Viewed: 2240

GERB's Sofia Municipal Head to Call It Quits

Andrey Ivanov, Chair of the Sofia Municipal Council from the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB), is resigning.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2012, Saturday // 14:03 | Viewed: 2080

The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Domestic Politics

2011, the mid-term year of Bulgaria's GERB cabinet headed by Boyko Borisov, has been marked by a string of trials for the government which it overcame, if not with ease then with confidence.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2012, Friday // 17:42 | Viewed: 3423

Stoichkov: I Like Bulgarian Ruling Party, They're Doing Something

Legendary Bulgarian football player Hristo Stoichkov has commended the Bulgarian cabinet headed by PM Boyko Borisov in an interview Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 18:32 | Viewed: 2210

Party Mouthpiece Was Stopped Because GERB Stole the Money - Bulgarian Nationalists

The "Ataka" newspaper stops publication because the subsidy it used to rely on was stolen by center-right ruling party GERB, said Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka during a Thursday press conference.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:35 | Viewed: 2162

Bulgarian PM: No Elections until We Build the Highways!

No parliamentary elections should take place in Bulgaria until the ruling centrist-right GERB government is done building its highways, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:49 | Viewed: 2263

Former EU Commissioner Vows to "Change Tone of Politics" in Bulgaria

Meglena Kuneva, former EU Commissioner and independent presidential candidate at the end-October presidential elections, has vowed to change the tone of politics in Bulgaria towards an increasing audibility.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 12:07 | Viewed: 2319

Bulgarian Nationalist Party Stops Newspaper, TV Station May Follow Suit

Bulgaria's nationalist Ataka, which is on the brink of survival with a borderline total headcount of 10 MPs, is about to close the party mouthpieces, the "Ataka" newspaper and the Alfa TV station launched in September 2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 20:28 | Viewed: 3495

Bulgarian Security, Intelligence to Be Shifted to PM

Two new Bills – on the National Security Service and the National Intelligence Service (NSO and NRS), will be proposed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 2809

Bulgaria Scraps Fighter Jets Buy for Culture's Sake

Bulgaria will not purchase new military aircraft in times of crisis and unless the problems in the education and culture sectors are solved.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 4206

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister: Only PM Can Assess Cabinet

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is the one and only who has the right to assess the work of cabinet members, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov reiterated on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 2040

Borisov: My Personal Life Is Big Failure!

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has lamented his personal life as a "big failure" because of his ambitions.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 2675

PM: Bulgaria to Be Burdened with BGN 3 B Debts in 2012

Bulgaria's government is supposed to save BGN 3 B over the course of 2012 in order to pay off old debts, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 09:54 | Viewed: 2362

Bulgaria's Special Anti-Mafia Court Kicks Off

January 3, 2012, is the first working day of Bulgaria's brand-new "anti-mafia" court and the respective prosecutor's office.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 09:09 | Viewed: 2609

Bulgaria Looking for Next Saviour, Mk. III - German Analyst

The average Bulgarian voter rarely looks at substance over appearance and is ready to believe the next "saviour", who may already be on his way, a German analyst believes.

Politics » Domestic | January 2, 2012, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2674

Bulgarian PM: Fiscal Stability Major Task in 2012

Preserving Bulgaria's fiscal and economic stability is among the main tasks of the government for 2012, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared on the first day of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1404

Parvanov Thanks Bulgarians for Being 'Understanding' Past 10 Years

In his tenth and last New Year's address, Bulgaria's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has thanked the people in country for being "understanding".

Politics » Domestic | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 08:29 | Viewed: 989