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Member of EU Commissioner's Cabinet Set to Become Bulgarian Justice Minister - Report

Dessislava "Dessy" Choumelova, a member of EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva's cabinet, is a front-runner to become Bulgaria's next Justice Minister, a Bulgarian paper has reported.

Politics » Domestic | November 8, 2011, Tuesday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Pocketed Handsome Extra Subsidies from Renegade MPs

Renegade MPs fetched over BGN 300 000 in additional public subsidies for center-right ruling party GERB for the first six months of 2011, according to calculations of the National Audit Office.

Politics » Domestic | November 7, 2011, Monday // 17:17 | Viewed: 963

Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner Hints She May Create New Party

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner who recently finished 3rd in her country's presidential elections, has not denied the rumors that she may launch a new political formation.

Politics » Domestic | November 7, 2011, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1033

Post-Elections, Kuneva Vows 'Care' for Bulgarians

A week after the end of Bulgaria's presidential race, one of the main contestants, former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, has made a bid to stay in Bulgarian politics.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2011, Sunday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1167

Half of Sofia’s District Mayors to Be Substituted

Twelve out of the total of twenty-four District Mayors in Bulgaria's capital Sofia will be substituted, Yordanka Fandakova, who was recently reelected as Mayor of the city, has announced.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2011, Sunday // 13:07 | Viewed: 906

Bulgaria Will Be Paying Bills Left by Three-way Coalition Govt Until 2013 - PM

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has painted a grim picture for Bulgarian economy in the next few years.

Politics » Domestic | November 5, 2011, Saturday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgarian PM Reiterates Accolades for Ex Tsar

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, reiterated accolades for his former boss – ex Tsar (1943-1946) and PM (2001-2005), Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

Politics » Domestic | November 5, 2011, Saturday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1838

Bulgarian Top Cop Denies Link to Controversial Judge's Appoitnment

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has denied extending protections to Vladimira Yaneva, a close friend of his whose controversial appointment as Sofia City Court Chair was overruled by the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 4, 2011, Friday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1187

Bulgarian Interior Minister 'Much Unhappy' with Police Budget

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, admitted publically Friday he is not at all happy with budget 2012 and funds slated for security.

Politics » Domestic | November 4, 2011, Friday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1035

Bulgaria to Name Its New Justice Minister on December 1

Bulgaria' Prime Minsiter Boyko Borisov will name the country's new Justice Minister on December 1, it was revealed on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 3, 2011, Thursday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1008

Bulgarian Parliament Votes on Totally Unworkable Public-Private Partnership Draft Bill

The draft bill on public-private partnership (PPP) in Bulgaria, which the government intended to adopt by end-2011, has ground to a halt after it emerged that its provisions were riddled with flaws and left loopholes.

Politics » Domestic | November 3, 2011, Thursday // 10:28 | Viewed: 7334

Bulgarian FinMin: Minimum Wage to Go Up May 1, 2012

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has proposed that the country's minimum wage be increased from BGN 270 (approximately EUR 139) to BGN 290 as of May 1 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2011, Wednesday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1296

Sofia's Reelected Mayor Vows Not to Increase Taxes

No tax increase has been considered for the citizens of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, who was recently reelected as the city's mayor, declared on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2011, Wednesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 989

Stability Tops Agenda of Bulgaria's New Head of State

President-Elect Rosen Plevneliev has highlighted the importance of security in Bulgaria and the negative impact on the economy in an unstable environment.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2011, Wednesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1149

Bulgarian Parliament Long Ceded Anti-Mafia Duties to Govt - Report

Bulgarian NGO Risk Monitor has accused Parliament of being too passive as regards the preparation of laws and strategies for the long-term fight against corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1361

Outgoing President Vows Support for Bulgarian Science

Outgoing Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, and Vice President, Angel Marin, attended Tuesday the traditional raising of national colors and change of guard in front of the presidential building.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 947

Controversial Sofia Judge Prone to Delegate Wiretapping to Deputy

A judge who has not specialized in criminal law has been said to approve around 3/4 of the requests for the deployment of special surveillance devices submitted with the Sofia City Court (SCC).

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1159

Bulgaria's PM Eyes 2nd Term in Office

Two days after he declared he would never run for President, Bulgaria's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling centrist-right GERB Boyko Borisov announced he will be seeking a second term in his current office.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 1254

Ex-Head of Bulgaria's Criminal Assets Watchdog Cleared of Conflict of Interest

A three-judge panel of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has cleared Stoyan Kushlev of conflict of interest charges for his tenure as Chair of the Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 15:34 | Viewed: 970

Bulgaria to Increase Minimum Wage on April 1 2012

Bulgaria's minimum wage will be increased from BGN 270 (approximately EUR 139) to BGN 290, the country's Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov, confirmed on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2010

Bulgaria to Appoint New Justice Minister by End of 2011

Several candidates are considered for the position of Bulgaria's new Justice Minister, the country's PM, Boyko Borisov, revealed on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 10:41 | Viewed: 869