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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

Chiefs of Bulgarian Employers' Associations Exposed as Communist-era Agents

Bulgarian employers' associations have been revealed to include a large number of collaborators of the communist-era State Security (DS), the secret police and intelligence of the regime in communist Bulgaria before 1989.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2012, Thursday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1226

Absolute Necessity to Use Firearms Introduced in Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Act

Bulgaria's Parliament adopted Wednesday at second reading amendments to the Interior Ministry Act aimed at curbing police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 19:48 | Viewed: 776

Bulgarian Customs Agency Head Seeks Closure of Svilengrad Customs

Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov has vowed to ask Finance Minister Simeon Djankov to close the customs office in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Svilengrad.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1110

President Declares God 'Bulgarian' over Weak Earthquakes

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has found out that God has been very well-disposed towards Bulgaria in terms of earthquakes over the past 60 years.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1308

Bulgaria to Finalize Large-Scale E-Govt Project in 2013

The implementation of the largest e-government project in Bulgaria will enable electronic data exchange between over 30 public registers, according to Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 966

Bulgarian Oligarch's Lawyer Says Charges are 'Juridical Nonsense'

The lawyer of well-known Bulgarian businessman Grisha Ganchev, who was charged Tuesday with running an organized crime group specialized in tax fraud and with issuing a murder threat, has referred to the accusations as a "juridical nonsense" driven by sub

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 15:45 | Viewed: 1208

Bulgarian PM Fulfilled Less Than 10% of His Promises since Taking Over - Site

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has made a total of 228 promises since assuming office back in 2009, fulfilling 27 of them, according to an NGO.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 14:49 | Viewed: 831

Bulgaria's National Security Deputy Chief Released from Post

The Deputy Chief of Bulgaria's National Security Services, NSO, Brigadier General Stoyan Tomchev, has been released from his post and from all military duties.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1360

Bulgarians Get Small Cash Compensations for Quake Damage

People who sustained property damage from the 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake that shook western Bulgaria on May 22 will receive a onetime compensation of BGN 325 starting Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 693

Bulgaria Has Alarmingly Low Share of Young Entrepreneurs - President

Bulgarian youths are the last to enter the labor market in Europe, the main reason being their lack of hands-on experience, according to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2012, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 808

Borisov: Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Losing Ground, Panicking

Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan is panicking as he is rapidly losing political ground, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2012, Monday // 17:02 | Viewed: 985

Earthquake Damages in Bulgaria's Sofia Estimated at BGN 1.3 M

The damages caused by the 5.8-6.0-magnitude earthquake in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are estimated at BGN 1.3 M, announced Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2012, Monday // 16:27 | Viewed: 2900

Bulgaria's Energy Sector Sees Further Reshuffling

The head of Bulgaria's Sustainable Energy Development Agency Kolyo Kolev has been dismissed, the economy and energy minister announced on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2012, Monday // 15:20 | Viewed: 862

Bulgarian Customs Agency Head to Root Out Political Appointments

Political appointments at the Customs Agency are over, according to Customs Agency chief Vanyo Tanov.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2012, Monday // 12:23 | Viewed: 523

Stray Dogs Attack German Citizen in Sofia's Lyulin Quarter

A pack of stray dogs has attacked a German citizen of Turkish origin in Sofia's Lyulin residential district.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2012, Sunday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1098