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First Attempt of Judicial Council to Elect Sofia Appellate Prosecutor Collapses

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) failed to elect a Sofia Appellate Prosecutor at its Thursday session.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2011, Thursday // 12:18 | Viewed: 926

Bulgaria's GERB Yields to Retirement Age Protests

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB has yielded to Wednesday's massive protest against the sudden retirement age upping in the country with one year in 2012, proposing a more gradual increase over the next three years.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2011, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgaria's New Justice Minister to Observe 'Good Traditions'

Bulgaria's new Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva, has said that she will put the focus on cooperation and maintaining constant dialogue.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2011, Wednesday // 15:45 | Viewed: 1113

Race for Sofia Appellate Prosecutor Draws Candidates with Tarnished Records

Thursday's session of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to include a vote on the appointment of new Sofia Appellate Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2011, Wednesday // 13:09 | Viewed: 913

Bulgaria Parliament Approves New Justice Minister

Bulgaria's parliament approved on Wednesday the nomination of Diana Kovacheva for new Justice Minister amid allegations of behind-the-curtain deals during her term as head of a local "Transparency International" affiliate.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2011, Wednesday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1178

Bulgaria Parliament to Vote on New Justice Minister

Bulgaria's members of parliament are expected to approve on Wednesday the nomination of Diana Kovacheva, head of the Transparency without Borders Association, an affiliate of Transparency International, for new Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2011, Wednesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 804

Outgoing Bulgarian President Refuses to Return Putin-Style

Outgoing Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has said he has no plans to run again for office, as the Bulgarian Constitution allows him only two terms.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2011, Tuesday // 17:17 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgarian Mobile Operators Face Class Action Lawsuit over Get-Rich SMS TV Games

Bulgaria's Commission for Consumer Protection (KZP) will file a class action lawsuit against the the three mobile operators, M-tel, Globul and Vivacom over an aggressive SMS-based campaign promoting the interactive TV game"Turn Millionaire", KZP's office

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2011, Tuesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1413

Bulgaria's PM Yearns to Beat Berbatov, Win Footballer of the Year Award

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has admitted that he is eager to win his country's Footballer of the Year Award.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2011, Monday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1583

Bulgaria's President-elect: Reforms Have No Alternative

Bulgaria must stay the course of reforms in the social sector because there is no other way to deal with the crisis situation, believes President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2011, Monday // 15:00 | Viewed: 968

Bulgarian PM: Protests Don't Scare Me

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, suspects the protests and strikes that are shaking the country are an attempt to topple the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2011, Monday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's President-elect, Outgoing President Meet in Private

President-elect Rosen Plevneliev and current Head of State Georgi Parvanov will talk in private Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2011, Monday // 09:32 | Viewed: 877

Fired Military Attaches Sue Bulgarian Defense Ministry

Former officers of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense Volodya Tsvetanov and Valetin Tsankov have filed claims against the ministry for being improperly dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2011, Sunday // 18:45 | Viewed: 1119

Bulgaria's Disgruntled Police Set to Protest, Too

Bulgaria's police officers are set to stage mass protests over their retirement conditions, the Syndicate Federation of Police Officers decided Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 18:54 | Viewed: 1470

Georgieva Defends Raising Bulgaria's Retirement Age

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner and former World Bank VP Kristalina Georgieva has defended the move of the ruling center-right party GERB that stipulates an increase of the retirement age by one year as of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgarian Rightists Reelect Ex PM as Leader

Bulgaria's PM in 1997-2001 Ivan Kostov has been reelected as chairman of his party, "Democrats for Strong Bulgaria", at a national congress of the party in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1420

Bulgarian Renegade Nationalist MP Left over Disappointment

Kalina Krumova, who became Friday the latest Member of the Parliament, to leave the ranks of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, explains her move with professional motives.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1689

Bulgarian Social Minister Accuses Syndicates of Racket

The Bulgarian labor unions are overreacting and are acting as racketeers, according to Social Policy and Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1083

13 MPs Pledge Allegiance to Embattled Bulgarian Nationalist Party

13 of the total of 15 MPs of nationalist party Ataka MPs, Volen Siderov included, have pledged unwavering allegiance to the formation in a Friday media statement.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2011, Friday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1306

Darling Stoichkov Tipped for Bulgaria's Sports Minister - Report

Legendary Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov, a darling of the current center-right cabinet and especially the prime minister, is likely to be appointed sports minister next year, according to local media reports.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2011, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 1226

Deputy EconMin Becomes Part of Bulgaria's Presidential Team

The Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Evegeni Angelov, is going to be included in the team of Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2011, Thursday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1586