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Bulgarian GERB MP Probed for 'Forestry Act Lobbyism'

Emil Dimitrov, Member of the Parliament from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, is being probed by the Parliamentary Committee on Conflict of Interests.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2012, Tuesday // 10:38 | Viewed: 674

Bulgarian Far-Rights Want Culture Min Axed over Speaking Turkish, Swearing

Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party wants Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov to be fired, since he allegedly "spoke Turkish and swore" during a meeting with representatives of the Bulgarian and Turkish film industries.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 17:55 | Viewed: 848

Libel Case against Bulgarian Interior Minister Stalls over Poor-Quality Evidence

The Plovdiv Regional Court has postponed the libel trial initiated by Judge Miroslava Todorova against Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov for September 18 due to the poor quality of a video recording.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 17:42 | Viewed: 734

Bulgaria's State Acquires Mutro-Baroque 'Jesus the Redeemer' Hotel

A hotel, best known for its awkward, mutro-baroque replica of Rio de Janeiro's icon – Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Bulgaria's second-biggest city of Plovdiv, has been taken over by the state.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 08:54 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgaria's Ex Defense Min: From Behind Bars to New Party

Bulgaria's Former Defense Minister Nikolay Tsonev has founded a new party just days after he was conclusively acquitted of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2012, Sunday // 18:07 | Viewed: 936

Pavlova Proud to Be 1st Female Regional Minister of Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works is doing so much road repairs and paving that at times it suffers shortage of materials, according to Minister, Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2012, Sunday // 13:57 | Viewed: 980

Stanishev: Lying GERB Serve Corporate, Not Public Interests

Bulgaria's controversial new Forestry Act is only the latest of a long string of laws passed by ruling GERB party to serve private interests, argued Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2012, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 757

Weary Bulgarian PM Borisov Refuses to Cut Ribbons

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov visited the north-eastern town of Popovo Saturday to launch finished infrastructure projects, but was uncharacteristically reluctant to engage in usual ceremonies.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2012, Saturday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1389

President Plevneliev Among Wealthiest People in Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and first lady Yuliana Plevnelieva own five houses – including a villa in Halkidiki, Greece – and more than BGN 1.8 M in bank deposits, according to the President's property declaration.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2012, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2030

Bulgarian Socialists Accuse Ruling Party of 'Social Fracturing'

Left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria has accused center-right party GERB of "social fracturing over a set of highly contested amendments to the Forestry Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2012, Friday // 15:22 | Viewed: 622

Bulgarian MPs Postpone Voting on Controversial Forestry Act

Bulgaria's Parliament will vote on the much debated amendments to the country's Forestry Act next week, it has been announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2012, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria to Introduce New Judicial Unit to Tackle Slow Justice

Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva has announced that a new unit at the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) Inspectorate will replace the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg as regards unreasonably delayed trials.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 803

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Snubs Election Campaigns in Non-Official Languages

Center-right ruling party GERB has opposed the proposal of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party that Bulgaria should allow election campaigns in other languages than Bulgarian.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 616

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks' Party Wants Election Campaigns in Turkish, Roma

Ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party will submit in Parliament a draft bill amending and supplementing the Election Code.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 697

Penniless Bulgaria Puts Off 'Resettlement' of Tax Agency

Bulgaria's Cabinet is putting off its plan for the relocation of the National Revenue Agency from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo over a lack of funds, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 16:29 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Cabinet Moves to 'Obey' Law amidst Protest Rallies

The Bulgarian government is no longer going to approve draft Bills at its meetings before the 14-day deadline for public discussions has passed.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 666

Bulgarian MPs Endorse Presidential Veto on Judiciary Act

Bulgaria's Parliament has revoked a set of vetoed amendments to the Judiciary Act with 8 votes in favor, 6 against and 90 abstainees.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 13:58 | Viewed: 638

'Protesters' Gather to Push Bulgaria's Debated Forestry Act

"Protesters" from the several Bulgarian mountain towns have gathered in the capital Sofia to stage a rally in support of the country's controversial Forestry Act that was vetoed on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 730

Ex Bulgarian EU Commissioner to Run Solo in 2013 Elections

Former EU Commissioner and founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens movement Meglena Kuneva declared her formation will run solo at the 2013 parliamentary elections without any coalitions.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 10:30 | Viewed: 775

Left-Wingers Accuse Bulgarian Govt of Staging Fake Protests

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB has forced forest rangers to "protest" against the presidential veto imposed on the country's much debated Forestry Act, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has stated.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 642

Bulgarian Culture Minister Lashes Out at Environmental Protesters

One more Bulgarian cabinet member has condemned the ongoing protests against the country's controversial Forestry Act, as Culture Minister Vezhdi Rahidov has described them as "unfair towards Sofianites."

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 13:42 | Viewed: 686