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Respected Bulgarian Sociologist Quits over Stoichkov's Academic Title

Bestowing the title Doctor Honoris Causa to legendary striker Hristo Stoichkov, stirred a scandal in Bulgaria, after a respected sociologist announced he is so outraged he is quitting the University in question.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2011, Sunday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2024

Bulgarian Socialist Boss Vows to Lead Party through Defeat to Victory

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a good standing to win upcoming 2013 parliamentary elections, said leader Sergey Stanishev at a press conference on presidential and local elections that were held in Bulgaria end of October.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2011, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1160

Deputy Chair of Supreme Court Resigns over Contentious Reform in Bulgaria's Judiciary

Galina Solakova has filed her resignation as Deputy Chair of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS), VAS said in a statement Friday.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1354

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Hints of Comeback as Head of Socialist Party

Georgi Parvanov, Bulgaria's outgoing President, has confirmed that he will return to the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) after the end of his second and last term in office.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1189

Outgoing Bulgarian President Boasts Good Legacy Left to Successor

Outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has said that President-Elect Rosen Plevneliev has a good legacy left to him.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1060

Bulgarian Ex-President: Plevneliev Is Ready to Take Over

Bulgaria's President-Elect Rosen Plevneliev is fully prepared to step in office, according to the country's former President Petar Stoyanov (1997-2002).

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1087

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Amendments to End Vicious Cycle of Appeals

Bulgaria's Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Penal Procedure Code, thereby eliminating the possibility for trials to get stuck between court instances for indefinite periods of time.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1056

Sofia's Mayor-reelect Replaces Half of District Mayor Team

Yordanka Fandakova, the recently reelected Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, has officially presented her proposals for the city's 24 District Mayors, half of whom are to be newly appointed.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 957

Pension Reform May Lead 7000 Bulgarian Policemen to Retire Shortly

The Trade Union Federation of Employees of the Ministry of Interior (TUFEMI) has warned that the proposed reforms to the pension scheme at the Interior will result in 7000 employees seeking to retire as early as possible.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgarian Right Wing Vows to Vote No on Budget 2012

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition vowed Wednesday to say no three times to the cabinet's budget 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 924

Bulgarian Socialist Daily Sacks Editor-in-Chief

The contract of the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian opposition Duma (Word) daily, Ivelin Nikolov, has been terminated.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 08:36 | Viewed: 984

Member of EU Commissioner's Cabinet Set to Become Bulgarian Justice Minister - Report

Dessislava "Dessy" Choumelova, a member of EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva's cabinet, is a front-runner to become Bulgaria's next Justice Minister, a Bulgarian paper has reported.

Politics » Domestic | November 8, 2011, Tuesday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1649

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Pocketed Handsome Extra Subsidies from Renegade MPs

Renegade MPs fetched over BGN 300 000 in additional public subsidies for center-right ruling party GERB for the first six months of 2011, according to calculations of the National Audit Office.

Politics » Domestic | November 7, 2011, Monday // 17:17 | Viewed: 967

Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner Hints She May Create New Party

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner who recently finished 3rd in her country's presidential elections, has not denied the rumors that she may launch a new political formation.

Politics » Domestic | November 7, 2011, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1035

Post-Elections, Kuneva Vows 'Care' for Bulgarians

A week after the end of Bulgaria's presidential race, one of the main contestants, former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, has made a bid to stay in Bulgarian politics.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2011, Sunday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1169

Half of Sofia’s District Mayors to Be Substituted

Twelve out of the total of twenty-four District Mayors in Bulgaria's capital Sofia will be substituted, Yordanka Fandakova, who was recently reelected as Mayor of the city, has announced.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2011, Sunday // 13:07 | Viewed: 907

Bulgaria Will Be Paying Bills Left by Three-way Coalition Govt Until 2013 - PM

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has painted a grim picture for Bulgarian economy in the next few years.

Politics » Domestic | November 5, 2011, Saturday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgarian PM Reiterates Accolades for Ex Tsar

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, reiterated accolades for his former boss – ex Tsar (1943-1946) and PM (2001-2005), Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

Politics » Domestic | November 5, 2011, Saturday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1838

Bulgarian Top Cop Denies Link to Controversial Judge's Appoitnment

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has denied extending protections to Vladimira Yaneva, a close friend of his whose controversial appointment as Sofia City Court Chair was overruled by the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 4, 2011, Friday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1187

Bulgarian Interior Minister 'Much Unhappy' with Police Budget

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, admitted publically Friday he is not at all happy with budget 2012 and funds slated for security.

Politics » Domestic | November 4, 2011, Friday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1037

Bulgaria to Name Its New Justice Minister on December 1

Bulgaria' Prime Minsiter Boyko Borisov will name the country's new Justice Minister on December 1, it was revealed on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 3, 2011, Thursday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1008