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Socialist Chief 'Ashamed' of Bulgaria's Rulers

The leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and President of the Party of European Socialists, PES, former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, is truly ashamed by what is happening in his country.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2012, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgarian Administrative Bodies Equipped with 268 POS Terminals

The number of point of sale (POS) terminals at Bulgarian state administrative bodies has increased from 30 in 2011 to 268 by September 2012, according to data of Borika -Bankservice AD as cited by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA).

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2012, Friday // 18:04 | Viewed: 933

Bulgaria to Set Up Tent Camp for Syrian Refugees in Harmanli

The military barracks in the southern Bulgarian town of Harmanli are undergoing urgent repair works to turn into a temporary refugee accommodation center within a month.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2012, Friday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2632

Demostrators Block Tribute to Bulgaria's 'Communist Princess'

The start of the "scientific conference" dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of Lyudmila Zhivkova, daughter of Communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, was hurdled Friday by protesting people.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2012, Friday // 11:56 | Viewed: 2415

Bulgaria's GERB Revises Solo NPP Referendum Question

The MPs from the Legal Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament voted late Thursday the edited version of the question of the referendum on the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2012, Friday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1808

Bulgaria's Top Court Hinders Illegal Assets Law

Bulgaria's top court has ruled against key parts of a controversial, but praised by the EU and US bill, authorizing confiscation of illegal assets, which the country's parliament adopted in May.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2012, Thursday // 16:39 | Viewed: 2047

Tribute to Communist Dictator's Daughter Stirs Outrage in Bulgaria

The "scientific conference" dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of Lyudmila Zhivkova, daughter of Communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, stirred a scandal and outrage in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2012, Thursday // 15:00 | Viewed: 3488

Pollsters in Bulgaria Agree Ruling GERB Loses Ground

Less than a year before the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, the top polling agencies in the country have obtained controversial data and forecasts on the standing of the opposition.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2012, Thursday // 13:05 | Viewed: 2209

Bulgarian Socialists: 95% of Wiretaps Did Not Reach Court

95% of the special surveillance devices have not reached court and are not used for convictions, according to Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2012, Wednesday // 14:55 | Viewed: 2025

Bulgarian Party Wants to Criminalize Denial of Communist Wrongdoings

Bulgarian right-wing party Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) wants to make the denial of the former Communist regime's wrongdoings a criminal offence.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2012, Wednesday // 13:19 | Viewed: 2115

Bulgarian Municipalities Want New Law Providing More Powers

A proposed new version of Bulgaria's Local Self-Governance and Local Administration Act envisages devolving more powers to municipalities and enhancing the contact of citizens with local authorities.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2012, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 1042

600 Regional Devt Projects in Bulgaria Face Suspension

Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has warned that around 600 contracts under the Regional Development Operational Program may be terminated.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1371

Bulgaria's Top Cop Urges Municipalities to Boost Roma Employment

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has urged Bulgarian municipalities to enhance their efforts on Roma integration.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 18:39 | Viewed: 1111

Bulgarian Socialists Close Ratings Gap with GERB - Poll

The left-wing, opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is closing the ratings gap with the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, less than one year until the next general election.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1616

Bulgarian Socialists to Promote Ex FinMin for PM

The left-wing, opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is making plans to nominate for Prime Minister, the former Finance Minister from the Three-Way Coalition Cabinet, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 13:41 | Viewed: 982

Bulgarian Far-Rights Want Country to Exit NATO

Bulgaria's marginal far-right Ataka (Attack) party wants the upcoming referendum in the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project to include a question on whether the country should leave NATO.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1397

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Tops Mayoral Election Runoffs

The candidates of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, have won three of the four runoffs in the partial local mayoral elections held in Bulgaria Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2012, Monday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1122

Bulgarian Left-Wingers Vow to Emerge on Top in 2013 Vote

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) stands a chance to win the 2013 parliamentary elections in the country, according to the party's leader and PES president Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2012, Saturday // 19:40 | Viewed: 1112

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party Wants Integral Ballots for 2013 Vote

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) wants integral ballots to be reintroduced for the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2012, Saturday // 18:06 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgarian Right-Wingers: N-Plant Referendum Is Provocation

The upcoming referendum on the fate of Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Power project is a provocation made by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), according to the right-wing Blue Coalition.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2012, Friday // 19:49 | Viewed: 1950

Bulgarian PM: Anti-Constitutional Referendum Is Fine with Us

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party will back the opposition proposed referendum on the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power project, even though it deems it anti-constitutional, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2012, Friday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1369