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Bulgarian MPs Ban Plea Bargains in Murder Cases

The Bulgarian Parliament decided Thursday to ban plea bargains in cases where death has been caused.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 14:12 | Viewed: 626

Bulgarian Ex-Ruling Party MP Remains in Custody

Dimitar Avramov, a former MP of Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB, is to be kept in custody, the Sofia Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 14:02 | Viewed: 669

Bulgarian President Admits Serious National Security Glitch

Bulgaria is facing a new reality that brought to the forefront the fact the country has serious problems with its national security, President Rosen Plevneliev, says.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 845

Bulgaria's Sofia Moves to Get Rid of Illegal Roma Squatters

The illegal Roma squatters in Bulgaria's capital Sofia will be demolished and the people living there will be returned to their home communities, the city's Mayor, Yordanka Fandakova, has declared.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 11:26 | Viewed: 965

Bulgarian Opposition's No Confidence Vote Fails

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB expectedly survived its fourth no confidence vote since it took over in 2009.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2012, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1215

GP Fee in Bulgaria No Longer Tied to Minimum Wage

The general practitioner (GP) fee in Bulgaria will no longer be determined on the basis of the minimum wage, according to amendments to the Health Insurance Act passed on second reading Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2012, Wednesday // 20:13 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Fires 14 Officials Overnight

At least 14 officials of Bulgaria's Customs Agency have reportedly been fired overnight.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2012, Wednesday // 18:52 | Viewed: 962

Thorniest Bulgarian Forestry Act Text Dropped at 2nd Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament passed at second reading the most controversial paragraph five in the Forestry Act, submitted by MPs from the ruling GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2012, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 714

Bulgarian MPs Call Emergency 'Terror Act' Hearing

The Bulgarian Parliament is holding Friday a behind closed-doors hearing of senior security and intelligence officials in connection with the terror act in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2012, Wednesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 686

Bulgaria's Interior Min Sees Silver Linings in Crushing EU Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has argued during Tuesday's parliamentary debates on a no confidence vote of the Borisov Cabinet that last week's devastatingly critical EC monitoring report on Bulgaria had registered progress.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2012, Tuesday // 17:54 | Viewed: 789

Bulgaria Govt Braces for 4th No Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB government faces its fourth no confidence vote since it took over in 2009.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2012, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 570

Ex-Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgarians Perish from Incompetence

Bulgaria and Bulgarians are gradually perishing from the incompetence of those in key positions, stated former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Domestic | July 21, 2012, Saturday // 19:14 | Viewed: 911

Bulgarian Socialists Need EUR 8 M to Restore 'Forget Your Past' Monument

The Bulgarian Socialist Party would need about BGN 15 M to repair the badly aged and abandoned Buzludzha Monument, announced leading socialist politician Yanaki Stoilov.

Politics » Domestic | July 21, 2012, Saturday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1389

Bulgarian Regional City Mayor Found to Be in Conflict of Interests

Zlatko Zhivkov, mayor of Bulgarian north-western regional center Montana, was found to be in conflict of interests by the official state body for the investigation of such instances.

Politics » Domestic | July 21, 2012, Saturday // 14:32 | Viewed: 636

National Security Agency Denies Active Terrorist Cell in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) has no information about an active terror unit that could have provided assistance for the July 18 terror attack against Israeli tourists at the Burgas airport.

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2012, Friday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgaria's National Security Agency Clueless about Terror Attack - Rightist Leader

Rightist leader Ivan Kostov has insisted that the Bulgarian government and the State Agency for National Security (DANS) must explain as soon as possible why the country was hit by an international terror attack.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1011

Bulgarian Nationalist Slams Security Agency after Terror Act

The State Agency for National Security, DANS, was caught completely unprepared to react to the terrorist attack in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 18:44 | Viewed: 942

Bulgarian President Calls National Security Council

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is calling a meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security, KSNS.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 16:37 | Viewed: 765

Opposition Tables No-Confidence Vote for Bulgarian Govt

Opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms have tabled to Parliament a no-confidence motion for the center-right GERB cabinet of PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 631

Bulgarian President's Website Stirs Outrage with Ethnic Slur

The name of a file uploaded on Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's website stirred public outrage in Bulgaria, as it contained an ethnic slur.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2012, Thursday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1181

Bulgaria Right-Wingers Bash Govt over Disastrous CVM Report

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition has declared that the European Commission's highly critical report on Bulgaria's justice reform and the fight against corruption and organized crime equals a "no confidence vote" for the country's government.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2012, Wednesday // 16:25 | Viewed: 548