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Bulgarian Top Cop Stripped of Wiretapping Authority

The authority of the Bulgarian Interior Minister to sign under the use of special surveillance devices (SRS) is going to be transferred to the Chief Secretary of the Interior, who will not be mandated to notify the Minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1562

Minister: Bulgarian 'Tapegate' Started from National Security Agency

The recent scandal involving leaked phone conversations of high Bulgarian officials has started with an information leak from the State National Security Agency (DANS), according to Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1257

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Run Solo in Two Crucial Votes in 2011

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will not team up with partners in the upcoming local and presidential polls in the autumn and is confident of its success, the interior minister said on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1629

Bulgaria Ruling Party GERB Vows No Dirty Play at Elections

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will not lead a smear campaign, the party spokesperson Sevdalina Arnaudova said Sunday at the presentation of the entire election headquarters staff for the presidential and local elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1578

Bulgaria's New Anti-Corruption Unit to Cost BGN 2 M per Year

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) will cost the Bulgarian state budget BGN 2 M per year, according to the unit's head, Rumen Milanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1934

Extremist Govt Allies Mar Commemoration of Bulgarian National Hero Levski

Organized members of the far-right nationalist party Ataka gathered and chanted slogans at the official commemoration of the death of Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom, Vasil Levski.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 19:21 | Viewed: 1667

Unleashed Bulgarian 'Octopus' Lauds New Anti-Corruption Unit

Controversial Bulgarian businessman Aleksei Petrov, who is being sued on several counts, has praised the creation and leadership of the new Bulgarian anti-corruption unit, BORKOR.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1934

Bulgarian Socialists Mull Taking to the Streets

Socialists must prepare to walk out in street protests against the cabinet's incompetence, according to leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1501

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party DPS Expels Dissenter

The Central Operational Bureau of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, (DPS), has expelled from the party Kasim Dal, a former key figure in the formation.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 16:49 | Viewed: 2205

Bulgaria PM Eyes Ex 'FBI' Head for Security Adviser

The head of Bulgaria's national security agency, who resigned on Wednesday amid accusations about his office's performance, may be soon appointed security adviser of the prime minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 13:59 | Viewed: 1789

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party Decides on Dissenter's Faith

The Central Operational Bureau of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, (DPS), is meeting Friday to decide on the faith of dissident party member Kasim Dal.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1706

Top Cop Tipped for Bulgaria FBI Head - Report

Bulgaria's Interior Chief Secretary Kalin Georgiev may be appointed head of the country's secret police DANS after its director resigned in the wake of an eavesdropping scandal involving top officials, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 12:19 | Viewed: 2009

Bulgarian MPs Fail to Report on Time for 2nd Day

Bulgaria's Parliament's session was delayed Friday, for the second day in a row, over the lack of quorum.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1473

Bulgarian PM Vows to Automatically Accept Resignations

Any high Bulgarian officials who contemplate quitting stand no chance of keeping their positions, as the country's Prime Minsiter Boyko Borisov has pledged to accept every single resignition.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgaria Sets Up Anti-Corruption Unit, Vows Transparency

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) will be transparent and trusted, the prime minister has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 2297

'Bulgarian FBI' Head Falls Victim of Wiretapping Scandal

Tsvetlin Yovchev, head of the Bulgarian State National Security Agency, became the first victim of the eavesdropping scandal involving top officials, as PM Boyko Borisov accepted his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgarian Ex Interior Min Lashes Out Anew Against Successor

Bulgaria's former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov chose not to comment allegations by ex Customs Agency deputy director Antoniy Strandzhev that a senior state official has received a BGN 4 M bribe.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1518

Salaries Prompt Bulgarian MPs to Lose Temper in Sorry Debate

A proposal to freeze Bulgarian MPs' salaries for 2011 to their level for December 2009 provoked self-searching deliberations and violent exchanges of words in plenary Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1708

Bulgarian Democrats Stand Up for National Security Agency Head

Bulgaria's rightists have asked Prime Minister Boyko Borisov not to accept the resignation of the director of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 12:50 | Viewed: 1388

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: Security Agency Head Resignation Act of Integrity

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev defined the resignation of the national security agency head, Tsvetlin Yovchev, as an "act of old-fashioned integrity".

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria's New Anti-Corruption Unit to Lack Operational Functions

Bulgaria's Center for Combating Corruption (BORKOR) will operate analytically, but will not have operational functions, according to Eleonora Nikolova, nominated for Deputy Chair of the unit.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1329
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