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Bulgarian President Confirms Start of Libel Suit against PM

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov has confirmed he has approached the Chief Prosecutor over accusations by PM Boyko Borisov that he had organized "Tapegate", a scandal with leaked discrediting conversations of senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | February 5, 2011, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1376

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Unperturbed by 'Tapegate', Police Violations

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has made it clear he will not resign even if there are proven leaks of classified information that led to the so called "Tapegate" in January.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1381

Leaders of Vocal Bulgarian Conservative Party Resign

The two major figures of the marginal Bulgarian conservative party RZS ("Order, Law, Justice") have resigned ahead of a new party congress.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1173

EU Commissioner Georgieva: Bulgaria Should Invest in Its People

Bulgaria's most important problem is that it does not invest in its human resource, according to Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgaria FinMin Ignorant of Losses from Contraband

Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov has admitted he has no exact figures regarding losses to the state budget from smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgarian MPs Remove 'Diaspora Minister' Position

The Bulgarian Parliament formally accepted Friday the resignation of minister Bozhidar Dimitrov, moreover approving the removal of the position of Minister for Bulgarians Abroad from cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1709

Investigators on 'Tapegate': Bulgarian Police Violate Laws, Leaks All Over

A subcommittee of the Bulgarian Parliament investigating "Tapegate" – recent leaks of tapped discrediting telephone conversations between senior government figures – has found numerous violations in the use of wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria Axes Minister without Portfolio Post

Bulgaria's government has officially removed the post Minister without Portfolio following the resignation of Bozhidar Dimitrov, who stepped down at the end of last year for having links with the Soviet-era secret police.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1733

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Urges Drop of Travel Ban on Debtors

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev has asked the Constitutional Court to drop the ban that prohibits people to leave the country if they have a debt.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1799

Bulgaria Govt Recent Ally Turns into Its Biggest Foe - Leader

A right-wing coalition, only until recently an ally of the center-right majority in parliament, has turned into its biggest enemy, but not at its will, its leader has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgaria's Left, Right Unite in Dissing Interior Minister

Representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the rightist Blue Coalition once more voiced univocal harsh criticism of Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1564

Chief Prosecutor: Bulgarian Politics Go Criminal

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has published a lengthy article arguing against what he sees as a systematic abuse of institutions presently going on in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Interior Minister Self-Congratulating on Smuggling

The Bulgarian cabinet is doing unprecedentedly well in its fight against smuggling, stated Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1760

Disgruntled Bulgarian Conservatives Demand Leader Ousting

Former members of the leadership of the Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party demanded Wednesday the ousting of party head, Yane Yanev.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 14:57 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria Die-Hard Rightist Warns of Looming Snap Polls

The government's penchant to steer clear of scandals by burying its head in the sand will trigger early elections in Bulgaria, forecasts the leader of a right-wing party, only until recently an ally of the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1298

Bulgarian 'Octopus' Enters Presidential Race

The Bulgarian Initiative Committee "Unity and Team Work" distributed Tuesday an official announcement of the launch of their presidential election campaign.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1514

Bulgaria's Customs, Police Wage Fierce War over Contraband

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry and Customs Agency, a subordinate of the Finance Ministry, have clashed in the media over cigarette smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 18:49 | Viewed: 1833

Bulgarian Customs Set to Acquire Police Capabilities

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has moved to secure certain police and investigative capabilities for its subordinate, the Customs Agency, amidst rising need to counter cigarette contraband.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1270

Socialists Worry about Media Freedom in Bulgaria

"Without media freedom the European Union would fall apart," stated Bulgarian Socialist Party leader and ex-PM Sergey Stanishev Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1727

Bulgarian PM Not Worried about President's Libel Suit Threats

Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borisov has announced he was not worried about President Georgi Parvanov’s threats for libel suit against him.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2011, Saturday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1797

Bulgarian President Threatens Libel Suit against PM over 'Tapegate'

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has refuted Prime Minister Borisov's accusations that he has organized "Tapegate", a scandal with leaked discrediting conversations of senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 18:43 | Viewed: 1391
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