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Sofia Mayor Refuses to Ban Mass Anti-Govt Protests

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has refused to abolish the ongoing peaceful anti-government rallies in the Bulgarian capital, despite calls made by the ruling Socialists.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1111

Tensions in Sofia Escalate, Protesters 'Fire' Tomatoes at MPs

The blockade of downtown Sofia staged by the anti-government rally is growing Thursday and tensions are escalating.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgarian MPs Vow to Reduce Party Subsidies in 2014

Bulgarian MPs kept the existing mechanism for distributing state subsidies among political parties, agreeing that a change could be introduced at the beginning of 2014, depending on the condition of the state budget.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1058

Infamous 'Spy' Nominated to Head Bulgarian 'FBI'

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has chosen Vladimir Pisanchev as his nomination for director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgarian Protesters 'Occupy' Downtown Sofia

The anti-government rally has led Thursday morning to a blockade of downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 10:55 | Viewed: 1412

Bulgarian MPs Surprisingly Scrap 'FBI' Head Vote

The Bulgarian Parliament surprisingly postponed Thursday the election of a new director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1055

Protest Activists Call for 'White' Revolution in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are staging once again Thursday the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 18, 2013, Thursday // 09:10 | Viewed: 1498

Bulgaria’s Former Rulers to Move No-Confidence Vote against Govt

Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party GERB is about to table a no-confidence motion against the embattled Socialist-backed government, it was announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 19:49 | Viewed: 1289

Famous Bulgarian Poet Forced to End Hunger Strike by Family, Poor Health

Edvin Sugarev, a prominent Bulgarian poet, who has been on a hunger strike against the country’s Socialist-led government for twenty two days, will be delivered nutrition directly into the bloodstream on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 8212

Bulgaria's GERB Party Demands Snap Elections Date to Return to Parliament

Veselin Vuchkov, MP from the former ruling center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, and ex-Deputy Interior Minister, has reiterated the plans of the formation to not attend parliament sittings unless they concern Election Co

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1064

Life of Hunger-Striking Bulgarian Poet Not in Danger – Medics

Edvin Sugarev, a prominent Bulgarian poet who has been on a hunger strike against the country’s Socialist-led government, is in a stable condition and his life is currently not in danger, a hospital director has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 813

Bulgaria's Interior Min before BBC: No Plans to Curb Protests

The authorities in Bulgaria currently have no plans to curb the increasing protest activity of the Bulgarian population, according to Interior Minister, Tsvetlin Yovchev, speaking for the BBC.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1364

New Controversial Appointment Stirs Fresh Rally in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Parliament released Wednesday without any debates Emil Ivanov from his MP duties in order for him to assume the post of Regional Governor of Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1945

Hunger-Striking Bulgarian Poet Rushed to Intensive Care

Prominent Bulgarian poet Edvin Sugarev, who has been on a hunger strike against the country’s Socialist-led government for 22 days now, has been moved to a hospital intensive care unit, according to local media.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 10:29 | Viewed: 1175

Children of Famous Bulgarian Poet Join Him in Anti-Govt Hunger Strike

Four of the children of prominent Bulgarian poet Edvin Sugarev have now joined him in his hunger strike, demanding the resignation of the country’s Socialist-led government that has been accused of having ties with oligarchs.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1132

Anti-Govt Protesters Tear Down 'Mafia Wall' in Sofia

A symbolic wall made of cardboard boxes was torn down by Bulgarian anti-government protesters in front of the German embassy in Sofia late on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2013, Wednesday // 08:31 | Viewed: 1433

Two Hopefuls Vie for Post of Chair of Bulgaria's National Security Agency

Dimitar Dabov, head of the parliamentary committee for intelligence oversight, has informed that both candidates for the post of Chair of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security, DANS, Vladimir Pisanchev and Nedyalko Nedyalkov, have been approved.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 20:32 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgarian Supreme Court Revokes Controversial Sacking of Judge

A five-judge panel of Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court, VAS, has revoked the removal of Miroslava Todorova from the post of a judge at the Sofia City Court.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1797

Bulgarian NGO: Ex Security Chief, Deputy Interior Minister Cannot Reclaim MP Seats

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has presented to the Constitutional Court (KS) its stance on the incompatibility of former Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) Delyan Peevski and former Deputy Interior Minister Ivan Ivanov with th

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1726

Bulgaria's Embattled Socialists Ready for Talks with Center-Right Opposition

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, whose coalition government has seen a series of mass protest rallies for over a month now, is ready for talks with the opposition center-right GERB, according to BSP leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: We Need to Make Concessions to Avoid Permanent Crisis

Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said that the ongoing political crisis in Bulgaria can be resolved "if everyone takes a step back.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1150
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