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Bulgarian PM Wishes Success to Split Right Wing

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, wished success to the two major parties in the now former right-wing Blue Coalition, after news reports about the latter's breakup.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 863

Socialist Leader: Bulgarian Rulers Brace for Elections

Bulgaria's center-right GERB cabinet headed by PM Boyko Borisov is already gearing for general elections scheduled for the summer of 2013, said opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:03 | Viewed: 588

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Quits after Coalition Breakup

The leader of Bulgaria's right-wing party Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), Martin Dimitrov, announced officially he is resigning, after it was reported that the so-called Blue Coalition fell apart.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 737

Commander of Bulgaria National Security Service Resigns

Lieutenant General Dimitar Dimitrov, commander of Bulgaria's National Security Service, has filed his resignation with President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 799

Bulgarian Right-Wing Coalition May Fall Apart

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition may fall apart, as one of the two major parties within it, the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), is to decide on whether it would take part in the 2013 general elections on its own.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 480

Sofia Court Acquits Ex Deputy PM of Malfeasance in Office

The Sofia City Court (SCC) has acquitted Lidia Shuleva, former Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg, on charges of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 16:28 | Viewed: 748

Bulgaria's Next Envoy to Switzerland to Quit Left-Wing Party

Meglena Plugchieva, who was recently proposed as Bulgaria's next Ambassador to Switzerland, has announced her plans to "gradually withdraw from active politics.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 16:26 | Viewed: 882

Bulgarian PM Blames Socialists for Kyustendil Vote Loss

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, lost the local elections in the western city of Kyustendil because the opposition Socialists had purchased their votes.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 13:01 | Viewed: 814

Coalition Kyustendil Wins Bulgarian Western City Elections

The Coalition Kyustendil has secured a landslide victory in the Sunday elections for municipal councilors in the western Bulgarian city under the same name.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 09:53 | Viewed: 845

Bulgaria Right-Winger to PM Borisov: It's the Economy, Stupid!

Bulgarians' hype over Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will be last-lasting, but the country's economic woes will one day debunk the myth of his charisma, a psychologist and former right-wing member of parliament has forecast.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 16:37 | Viewed: 911

Bulgaria's Kyustendil Votes for Local 'Parliament'

Bulgaria's western city of Kyustendil is holding Sunday elections for new municipal councilors.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 12:14 | Viewed: 552

Anna Yaneva to Lead Bulgarian Socialists' Sofia Unit

Anna Yaneva is the new Chair of the Socialists' Sofia organization after the withdrawal of Rumen Ovcharov.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 10:20 | Viewed: 916

Bulgarian Rightist Leader to Step Down if Coaliton Crashes

If Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition falls apart, Martin Dimitrov is ready to resign as the leader of one of the two main coalition partners, the Union of Democratic Forces.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 14:26 | Viewed: 639

Leader of Bulgaria Socialists' Sofia Unit Quits

Rumen Ovcharov, one of the most influential figures of Bulgaria's main opposition party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, stated he will be quitting the chair of the Socialists' Sofia organization.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 11:34 | Viewed: 876

Average Q1 2012 Monthly Salary in Bulgaria is BGN 731

The average monthly salary in the first quarter of 2012 increased by 8.9% year on year, while the number of employees under labor contracts declined by only 2.1%, according to preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2012, Friday // 13:14 | Viewed: 4320

Bulgarian PM: Govt Not to Blame for Disappeared Mobsters

Bulgaria's government is not responsible whatsoever for the two mobsters who vanished after receiving their sentences, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has stated.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 13:08 | Viewed: 767

All Bulgarian Elective Office Candidates Should Be Tested for Sanity - MP

All candidates for elective offices in Bulgaria should undergo an obligatory psychological assessment, Krasimir Velchev, a key MP with ruling centrist-right GERB, has proposed.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 11:54 | Viewed: 691

Bulgarian Customs Agency Chief: Many Employees, Job Applicants Fail Loyalty Test

Customs Agency chief Vanyo Tanov has said that the recent bribery scandal at the institution will not lead to dismissals at this stage.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1109

Bulgaria to Sign Consultancy Contracts Worth EUR 7 M with World Bank

Bulgaria will pay slightly above EUR 7 M to the World Bank (WB) for consultancy services on the preparation of several strategic documents in three sectors.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2012, Wednesday // 17:35 | Viewed: 824

Bulgaria's Prosecution to Tackle Nationalist Leader's 'Anti-Semitic' Books

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination (KZD) has sent a tip-off to the prosecuting authority about two books of Volen Siderov, MP and leader of nationalist party Ataka.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2012, Wednesday // 16:31 | Viewed: 956

Bulgaria Ex-EU Commissioner Goes for New Party on Europe Day

Former European Commissioner and former Bulgarian Presidential runner Meglena Kuneva announced officially the transformation of her civic movement to a political party on Europe day, May 9.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2012, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1018