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Bulgarian President Turns against Govt over Chief Prosecutor Appointment

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has opposed the idea that the current members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) should appoint the next Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 15:19 | Viewed: 655

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Head Expects Decrease in Cigarette Excise Duty Revenues

Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov expects a decrease in revenues from excise duty on cigarettes after the entry into force of the total ban on smoking in indoor public places.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2012, Friday // 13:30 | Viewed: 719

Underground Railway Section to Business Park Sofia to Cost EUR 72 M

The cost of the construction of the underground railway section connecting the Mladost 1 residential district and Business Park Sofia has been estimated at around EUR 72 M, according to Stoyan Bratoev, CEO of Metropoliten EAD.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner to Make New Step towards Creating Party

Bulgaria's former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva is about to make her next step towards forming her own political party, according to a media report.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 15:45 | Viewed: 561

Bulgaria Scraps EU-Backed Direct Judicial Council Vote

Bulgaria's Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Judiciary Act on Thursday, disregarding the repeated calls of the European Commission for introducing a direct vote for members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 15:29 | Viewed: 729

Sofia Mayor Ranked Bulgaria's Most Trusted Politician

The Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, has emerged ahead in approval ratings of all politicians in the country, beating Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1021

Freedom House Stresses Bulgaria's Failures in Judiciary, Elections

Over two decades after 1989, Bulgaria continues to be in a "semi-consolidated democracy", alongside Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia, according to the 2012 edition of the Nations in Transit report of United States-based NGO Freedom House.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1077

Bulgarian Ex EU Commissioner Denies Involvement in 'Hochegger Affair'

Former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has denied any involvement in the scandal involving the three-way coalition government and a payment of EUR 1.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 772

Bulgaria's Interior Spent 50% of 2012 Surveillance Budget in 3 Months

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry spent nearly half of the money earmarked for special surveillance devices in 2012 by end-March, according to a report for the institution's expenses for the first quarter of the year.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 18:52 | Viewed: 616

Bulgarian MPs Enforce 'Revival Process' Official Condemnation

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament rejected Wednesday a proposal to annul the January 2012 official declaration, condemning the Communist's regime attempt to forcefully assimilate Bulgarian Muslims, known and the "Revival Process.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 844

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Answers in Wake of Ammo Site Blasts

Two Bulgarian oppositional parties have demanded that Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov address the Parliament on Wednesday in the aftermath of the explosions that took place at an ammunition depot.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 467

Bulgaria's Quake-Struck Pernik Gets Municipal Accounts Frozen

Two companies based in Sofia and Blagoevgrad have frozen the accounts of the Pernik Municipality over unpaid for public procurement orders, according to Rositsa Yanakieva, Mayor of the western Bulgarian city.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2012, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 649

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Name Interim Leader

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party has elected its new interim leader, Boris Markov.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2012, Tuesday // 11:48 | Viewed: 5961

Bulgaria's Justice Minister against Replacing Chief Prosecutor

It is too early for Bulgaria to have a new Chief Prosecutor, according to Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2012, Tuesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 609

Bulgarian Right-wing UDF Party Votes on Temporary Leader

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party, UDF, is holding elections Tuesday to designate its temporary leader.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2012, Tuesday // 09:12 | Viewed: 894

Bulgarian MPs Find 30 Conflict of Interest Cases in 1 Year

Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption, Conflict of Interests and Parliamentary Ethics Committee has uncovered over 30 cases of conflict of interest in its first year of operation, according to Filip Zlatanov, Chair of the watchdog.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2012, Monday // 18:02 | Viewed: 810

Bulgarian Ex-Agriculture Head Gets Away with Forging Diploma

Kalina Ilieva, the notorious former head of Bulgaria's Agriculture Fund, has received a 3-year suspended sentence with a five-year period of probation for forging her own university diploma.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2012, Monday // 17:02 | Viewed: 1396

Bulgarian Rightists to Stand Alone in 2013 Elections

The right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party is starting preparations for running alone at the 2013 general elections alone, according to senior party officials.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2012, Monday // 15:56 | Viewed: 799

MEP Creates New Bulgarian 'Patriotic' Party

Non-attached far-right Bulgarian MEP Dimitar Stoyanov has officially launched his new political project, a formation entitled the National Democratic Party.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2012, Sunday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1077

Kuneva's Movement Calls for Electoral Change in Bulgaria

The Citizens for Bulgaria movement headed by former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva has called for extensive revisions of Bulgaria's election procedures to ensure more effective and fair voting.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2012, Sunday // 14:52 | Viewed: 810

Bulgaria's VP Criticizes Ruling Party on Chief Prosecutor Election

Bulgaria's Vice President Margarita Popova has implicitly criticized the ruling center-right party GERB over a legislative change that allows a "lame-duck" Supreme Judicial Council to elect the country's new Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2012, Saturday // 18:46 | Viewed: 827