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Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Vows to Be Non-Partisan Presidential Candidate

Bulgaria needs sweeping reforms that would ensure the "long-deserved" better living standards for its citizens, former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva announced Monday during the presentation of her official presidential candidacy.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1327

Sofia's Ex Mayor Sofiyanski Moves to Run Again

Stefan Sofiyanski, the highly popular-turned-controversial former Mayor of Sofia, has unveiled his bid to be elected again mayor of the Bulgarian capital in the elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1232

Top Bulgarian Movie Star Denies Rumors of Presidential Bid

Bulgaria's former Culture Minister and Member of the Parliament from the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, officially declared he has no intentions to run for President in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1141

Ethnic Turks' Support Could 'Sink' Kuneva's Presidential Bid – Analysts

Support form Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) could sink the presidential bid of ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, according to political and social scientists.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1612

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Officially Unveils Presidential Bid

An initiative committee of 53 people has officially backed the presidential bid of Bulgaria's ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva for the elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1108

Bulgarian President on Two-day Visit to Slovenia

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has started a two-day official visit to Slovenia at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart, Danilo Turk.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1224

Assaulted Sofia Mosque to Install New, 'Quieter' Loudspeakers

New  loudspeakers are to be installed in the Banya Bashi Mosque in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Husein Hafazov, Chief Mufti Office's  secretary general, said Monday.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1597

Bulgarian Opposition Stages Mock Launch of Sofia Waste Plant

Supporters and followers of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, staged Sunday a mock ceremony for the opening of the long-delayed Sofia waste plant.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1362

Bulgarian Marginal Conservatives Vow Electoral Success

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party will have a very strong presidential candidates' team, according to party leader, Yane Yanev.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1177

Wife of Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Mosque Clash Is Victory of Democracy

The incident in front of the downtown Sofia mosque is a victory of democracy, Kapka Siderova, wife of the leader of the Bulgarian far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, says.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 13:06 | Viewed: 2063

Bulgarian Experts: Threats of Snap Elections Are Dramatic Play

There are no conditions in Bulgaria to have snap parliamentary elections or to topple the cabinet in a no-confidence vote.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1224

Bulgaria's Top Cop May Run for Sofia Mayor - Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, may end up running for Mayor of the capital Sofia during the upcoming Presidential and local elections, according to media reports.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2011, Saturday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1125

Bulgarian bTV Denies Airing Political Propaganda

The leadership of Bulgaria's largest private TV channel bTV officially declared they have nothing to do with political support for the presidential bid of first and former Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, voiced during one of their programs.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2011, Saturday // 15:01 | Viewed: 2094

Bulgarian Socialists Won't Back Ex EU Commissioner Presidential Bid

The presidential bid of Bulgaria's former and first EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, is good, sound and serious, according to the leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2011, Saturday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1414

Bulgarian Interior Minister `Indifferent` to Kuneva`s Presidential Bid

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said he is indifferent to the nomination of any future political opponents of ruling party GERB, dismissing the idea that the party may be forced to reconsider its deferral tactics.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1494

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Demand Having 2nd Mosque in Sofia

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is demanding to have a second mosque built in the capital Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 13:12 | Viewed: 2155

Bulgarian Renegade MPs Threaten Nationalist Party with Evidence

The three Bulgarian MPs, who recently left the notorious far-right Ataka (Attack) party's parliamentary group, announced Friday they possess documents proving their former fellow  party members' wrongdoings.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 13:11 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgarian Socialist MP: Schengen Accession Currently Out of the Question

Bulgarian Socialist MP Rumen Petkov has expressed skepticism over Bulgaria's accession to Schengen, citing unbridled corruption and the incompetent work of the Interior Ministry and the customs.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 11:52 | Viewed: 1003

Popular Bulgarian Show Backs Ex EU Commissioner Presidential Bid

Bulgarian showman Slavi Trifonov and his team from the evening talk show "Slavi's Show" will support former Bulgarian EU Commissioner's bid for president.

Politics » Domestic | June 3, 2011, Friday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1668

Who Is Who: Meglena Kuneva

Meglena Kuneva was born on June 22, 1957 in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2343

Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister Ousted in Latest Reshuffle

Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Krasimir Popov, has been released from his post, Minister, Totyu Mladenov, announced Thursday at an emergency press conference.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 15:32 | Viewed: 1279