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Bulgarian Top Prosecutor Reiterates Special Tribunal Objections

Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev, insists the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases must have double the number of prosecutors than what was passed by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgaria's Socialists Battle over Backing Ex EU Commissioner for President - Report

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner in 2007-2010, may end up receiving wide political support for a potential bid in the 2011 presidential elections, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Foreign Poll Watchers

The leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) have officially suggested foreign poll observers to be invited for the upcoming Presidential and local elections in the country.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1511

Bulgarian MPs Embark on English for Beginners Course

The Bulgarian MPs who missed the opportunity to acquire some English knowledge in school are now free to fill the gap in their education– during their working hours.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1609

Ruling Party Despises Intellect, Wants to Arm Bulgarians

Loyalty is better than intellect, and people should be allowed to carry guns, argues Krasimir Velchev, chair of the parliamentary group of Bulgarian ruling party, center-right GERB.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2011, Tuesday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Right Wing Demands Reshuffle of State Watchdogs

The Bulgarian right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party demands a full reshuffle of the staff and the leadership of four State agencies, saying the latter's work is paralyzed either by dependencies or lack of capability.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Capital Town Hall Grabs Historic Sofia Building

The Sofia Municipality will move into the building that has been occupied by the Ministry of Agriculture for almost seven decades, it was announced Monday.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria's GERB Firm on Launching Special Tribunal

The launch of the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases will not be delayed beyond August, 2011, as was the request of Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1394

Bulgarian PM: Don't Blame Me on Fuel Prices

"The prices of oil are rising worldwide and nothing can be done about that in Bulgaria," said PM Boyko Borisov Monday, regarding complaints from citizens and businesses.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2011, Monday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1364

Appeals Prosecutor Exonerates Bulgarian Top Cop of Classified Leaks

The Sofia Appellate Prosecutor's Office has not found any violations committed by Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, in making public the wiretapped conversations between for doctors from the hospital in the central town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2011, Sunday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1716

Sofia Deputy Mayor Resigns over Property Tax Scandal

The Deputy Mayor of the Sofia City Hall, Mincho Gerdzhikov, has submitted his resignation Sunday over outrage stirred by the recent increase of property taxes.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2011, Sunday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1856

Bulgarian Opposition Leader Warns of Imminent Protests

Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev said that large-scale social protests are imminent in Bulgaria against the economic situation in the country.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2011, Saturday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1539

Bulgarian Ruling Party Braces for Hate Campaign

Candidates from Bulgaria's ruling center-right GERB party at the fall municipal elections should be ready for dirty playing by their rivals, according to GERB vice-chair and Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2011, Saturday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1673

Interior Minister Apologizes to Bulgarian Doctors

Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, finally issued the long-awaited apology to Bulgarian doctors, saying he never intended to stir tensions between them and the police.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2011, Friday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1872

Scandals, Dissent Shake Bulgaria's Nationalist Party

The parliamentary group of Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party is shaken by new scandals and dissent, almost two years after the start of their last term.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2011, Thursday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2332

Bulgarian FinMin Hints at Possible Pensions Raise

There is a possibility for raising the pensions due to the increase of the food and fuel prices, according to Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2011, Wednesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1650

Tensions Run High in Bulgarian Parliament over Ottoman Empire Genocide

Bulgaria's Parliament saw a rather heated debate Wednesday morning as the nationalist party "Ataka" proposed a draft declaration to denounce the genocide over Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire – which was eventually rejected due to the high number of absta

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2011, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 3210

Bulgarian President Without Nomination for Successor

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, declared Tuesday he is to remain impartial before and during the upcoming Presidential elections in November, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1638

Bulgarian Farmers Give Voice to Their Demands

The Bulgarian National Farmers Association will stage a protest Tuesday in front of the building of the Council of Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 08:27 | Viewed: 1542

Bulgarian Interior Min to Tackle Football Hooligans

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov has called a meeting with officials from the Sofia Municipality and the Bulgarian Football Union to discuss measures to prevent hooligan actions.

Politics » Domestic | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 13:32 | Viewed: 2211

Bulgarian Interior, Defense Ministers Fall Out

Bulgaria's embattled Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov has been engaged with a sharp exchange of words with Defense Minister Anyu Angelov over the future of Bulgaria's military police.

Politics » Domestic | March 3, 2011, Thursday // 17:12 | Viewed: 1897