As the Bulgarian MPs' winter break is over, the National Assembly's new session is to begin on Wednesday.
Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, denied Tuesday ever ordering special surveillance devices.
Legal experts hired by the Bulgarian government to assess the legality of the return of the monarch's estates to Bulgaria's ex-Tsar, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, have pronounced that all but one of them have been unlawfully given back.
Bulgaria's traditional arch-rivals, the rightist Blue Coalition and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, have independently issued indignant statements of protest against the level of unmotivated secret surveillance of state officials.
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is conducting an internal probe in connection with the leaked tapes of conversations between individuals holding key positions in Bulgaria, Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, informs.
Members of the Bulgarian GERB ruling party have been trying to influence director Vanyo Tanov on appointments in the Customs Agency, according to Tanov himself.
Bulgaria's Customs Agency director Vanyo Tanov has declared that the two new discrediting tapes of his phone conversations with key MPs leaked to the public Monday are totally fake.
Commissar Dimitar Georgiev has been appointed as a new Deputy Interior Minister by the Bulgarian government after his predecessor had to quit for having a background in the communist-era services.
The tapes of conversations between Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, his Deputy, Vladislav Goranov, and the Head of the Customs Agency, General Vanyo Tanov, were made by the use of special surveillance devices.
Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has no right to spy on any Bulgarian citizen, including ministers, said the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov.
The scandal stemming from taped phone conversations of the Head of Bulgaria's Customs Agency, General Vanyo Tanov, expanded Monday to include two Members of the Parliament from the ruling GERB party.
Bulgaria's political party "New Force" issued Monday a declaration they support the presidential bid of former special agent of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) and controversial businessman, Aleksei Petrov.
The use of special surveillance devices and spying is absolutely inadmissible when it does not have legal grounds, Bulgaria's Justice Minister, Margarita Popova, says.
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has protested against the recent reprint of Volen Siderov, chairman of the far right party Ataka's antisemitic books.
The head of the Bulgarian Customs Agency has shared certain pieces of information in his phone conversations since he has known he has been spied on, according to ex Interior Minister Rumen Petkov.
MPs have been involved in the latest Bulgaian Customs Agency scandal, according to the agency's former Deputy Head Antoni Strandzhev.
2010 began full-throttle with the GERB cabinet's determined efforts in the two directions set for its top priorities: the fight against crime, and economic recovery. End of 2010 we can see priorities significantly shifted to a third topic – infrastructure
Bulgaria is coming closer to a 1984 situation and away from the rule of law, according Martin Dimitrov, co-leader of the rightist Blue Coalition.
Bulgarian economists have criticised the cabinet on surveillance spending amid a scandal that unfolded over leaked secret tapes suggesting quarrels between the country's two vice-PMs.
The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has started pre-trial proceedings regarding the tapes of discrediting conversations between key Bulgarian political personalities.
Bulgaria's two vice-PMs - Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov and FinMin Simeon Djankov - together with customs head Vanyo Tanov made a public showing together inspecting the uncovering of a large shipment of contraband cigarettes.
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