Politics » Domestic

Left Wing Leader Wants Bulgarian PM to Apologize for Outrageous Shale Gas Comment

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov should immediately apologize for his threatening his fellow citizens he would sign a contract on shale gas production unless they stop "nagging him", left-wing politician Sergey Stanishev has demanded.

Politics » Domestic | September 19, 2011, Monday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgaria's Presidential Runners to Undergo Residence Probes

Bulgaria's Central Election Commission (CEC) has issued a decision requesting a check of all presidential candidates' eligibility in terms of the residence requirement.

Politics » Domestic | September 17, 2011, Saturday // 11:39 | Viewed: 1356

Sofia-Kardam Train Disaster Case Returned for Retrial

Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has returned the Sofia-Kardam train fire case for retrial to the Veliko Tarnovo Appellate Court.

Politics » Domestic | September 15, 2011, Thursday // 15:02 | Viewed: 1066

Russia Scores 88% Approval Rating in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are the biggest supporters of Russia in Europe, with 88% of them being favorably inclined towards the country, according to the Transatlantic Trends 2011 survey released Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | September 15, 2011, Thursday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Freezes ABV Movement until after Elections

The Alternative for Bulgarian Renneisance (ABV) movement, launched by President Georgi Parvanov in November 2010, will stay frozen throughout the upcoming local elections.

Politics » Domestic | September 15, 2011, Thursday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgarian Special Services Found in Breach of Personal Data Protection Act

Bulgaria's State National Security Agency (DANS), the National Protection Service and the National Intelligence Service are collecting and processing video recordings without maintaining the mandatory written records at the Personal Data Protection Commis

Politics » Domestic | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 1637

Bulgaria's Youngest District Governor Appointed Deputy Regional Devt Minister

Nikolay Nankov, District Governor of the northern Bulgarian city of Lovech, has been appointed Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, according to the government's press office.

Politics » Domestic | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 15:24 | Viewed: 1618

Bulgarian Leftist MPs Slam Customs Agency Head for Uncovering State Secret

Left-wing MPs Petar Kurumbashev and Anton Kutev have notified Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev that Bulgaria's Customs Agency revealed a state secret in a 01 September TV statement.

Politics » Domestic | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgaria's Judicial Council Welcomes 2 New Members without Discussion

A general delegate assembly of Bulgarian judges elected Monday two new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), Teodora Ninova and Dimitar Fikiin, without any debates on the concepts put forth by the three candidates.

Politics » Domestic | September 12, 2011, Monday // 18:06 | Viewed: 17275

Bulgarian Socialist: Interior Minister Purposely Framed GERB President Bidder

The presidential candidate of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party has been blackmailed four years ago by three municipal councilmen – one from GERB and two from the right wing.

Politics » Domestic | September 12, 2011, Monday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1459

New Bulgarian Regional Min Vows to Keep the Course

Newly-appointed Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova stated she will keep the course taken by predecessor Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgaria's Top President Runner Declined Reporting Extortion Scam

The presidential candidate of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party, and ex Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, has declined to become a witness in a municipal extortion scam.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 19:24 | Viewed: 2105

Bulgarian Socialist MP Takes Aim at Fundraising Practices of Interior Ministry

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is in talks with 100% state-owned companies for donations which would allow it to buy equipment, according to a Friday announcement of Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1399

Opposition Launches New Attack on Bulgaria's Diplomatic Lustration Law

56 MPs from the left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria and the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) have tabled a request seeking the recognition that the amendments to the Diplomatic Service Act contradict both the Constitution and norms

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 15:09 | Viewed: 2081

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Accused of Triggering Mosque Assault

Volen Sidderov, the leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party has been the one who triggered the violent assault against Muslims in front of a Sofia mosque in May, former party members have clamed.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1828

Bulgaria's New Social Security Head Denies Being FinMin's Protege

Bisser Petkov, Bulgaria's newly appointed social security head, has denied allegations that he is Financial Minister Simeon Djankov's protege.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgaria Parliament OKs New Regional Devt Minister

Lilyana Pavlova has been appointed Bulgaria's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works after parliament approved her nomination on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | September 9, 2011, Friday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1859

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Appoints 4th CEO

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund, the institution in charge of distributing EU agricultural funding, has Vasil Grudev as a new Deputy CEO.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 16:47 | Viewed: 1786

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Calls it Quits

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture Minister, Georgi Kostov, has resigned from his post Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1722

Bulgarian MPs Propose Amendments to Jurisdiction of Third-Instance Court

MPs from ruling center-right party GERB, nationalist Ataka and the Bulgarian Socialist Party have proposed amendments to the Penal Procedure Code regarding the jurisdiction of Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS).

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria Appoints New Social Security Head

Bisser Petkov, the former deputy head of Bulgaria's Financial Supervision Commission, has been officially appointed as the new head of the country's Social Security Institute.

Politics » Domestic | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 1166