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Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner Bashed for Leaving Liberal Party

Hristina Hristova, leader of the marginal liberal Movement for Stability and Prosperity (NMSP), has criticized Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva for officially leaving the party.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 925

Taxi Fares in Sofia to Rise by 30%

Taxi fares in Sofia will increase by an average BGN 0.15-0.20 per kilometer, according to taxi business owners.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 13:57 | Viewed: 798

Socialist Leader: Bulgaria Ex-President Would Push Party Backward

A possible return of former Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov to the leader's seat of the Bulgarian Socialist Party would bring the party back in its development, according to current chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2012, Sunday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1057

Ex-Commissioner Kuneva Leaves Liberal Party, Moves On

Bulgaria's former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has discontinued membership in her party, the liberal National Movement for Stability and Prosperity.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2012, Sunday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1160

Bulgarian Social Ministry Official Quits over Unreturned Bonus

Bulgaria's Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Totyu Mladenov, has released from the post his Chief of Staff, Dimitar Markov, over unreturned bonuses.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1351

Bulgarian Govt to Grant Concession for Sofia Airport

The analysis which will determine whether Sofia Airport will be granted under concession or will be developed through some other form of public-private partnership should be ready in 6 months, according to Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 14:57 | Viewed: 2543

Bulgaria to Clarify Structure of Special Services in 2-3 Months

Tsvetelin Yovchev, head of the President's Office and former Director of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), has said that the changes to the principles of organization at Bulgaria's special services will be clear in 2-3 months' time.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgaria's Turkish Leader Cynic, Untouchable in Bonus War - Analyst

Bulgaria's ethnic Turks leader has unapologetically revealed himself this week as a cynic, who feels untouchable, a political analyst argues.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 18:02 | Viewed: 933

Zornitsa Rusinova Appointed Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister

Zornitsa Rusinova was appointed Friday as Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 14:24 | Viewed: 770

ACTA to Enter Bulgarian Parliament, Set to Be Killed

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers is set to present the controversial ACTA agreement to the country's Parliament, only to see it scrapped by the MPs.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1362

MP: Bulgaria Spent EUR 50 M for Civil Servants' Bonuses

Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov refused to name the amount of state money paid in scandalous bonuses for civil servants during question time in Parliament Friday.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 12:31 | Viewed: 707

Construction of New Homes Starts in Flood-Hit Bulgarian Village

15 families, whose homes were destroyed by the flood in the southern Bulgarian village of Biser in early February, will sign Friday documents for the construction of their new homes, according to Irena Uzunova, District Governor of Haskovo.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 12:28 | Viewed: 1472

Bulgarian Ex-President Sets on Election Tour to Woo Socialists

Bulgarian media are widely reporting Friday that former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is continuing his tour of the country, now as a candidate to chair the Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 08:24 | Viewed: 721

Top Bulgarian Socialist Honors Journalists on International Women's Day

The leader of the opposition left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, sent Thursday flowers to all female parliamentary reporters on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 16:20 | Viewed: 869

No Unpardonable Crimes Exist, Bulgarian VP Says

Bulgaria's Vice President Margarita Popova has stated that there are no crimes that she never would pardon.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 735

Bulgarian MPs Clash over State Servants Act

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed at first reading Thursday amendments to the State Servants Act.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 13:59 | Viewed: 783

Bulgaria PM: Bonus Repayment Orders Were Populist

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has termed his order for the repayment of bonuses received by government officials as "populist", citing the low salaries and the huge responsibilities of public office holders.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 942

Bulgarian Vice President to Present Staff of Pardons Body

Vice President Margarita Popova will present Thursday the chair and the members of the Pardons Committee.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 08:31 | Viewed: 757

Ruling Party MP: Unemployed Bulgarian Youths Are Mostly Marginals

Center-right ruling party GERB has termed the majority of unemployed youths in Bulgaria as "marginals".

Politics » Domestic | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 16:15 | Viewed: 832

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Warns against Over-Criminalization Tendency

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has spoken out against the persisting striving in Bulgarian lawmakers to criminalize "everything which Bulgarian society finds unpleasant".

Politics » Domestic | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Leader: Consulting Fee Was Not Bonus

The leader of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, Ahmed Dogan, refused to return his huge consultancy fee, saying it had not been a bonus.

Politics » Domestic | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1443