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Bulgaria's Socialists Say Arch Enemy Orchestrated Parliament Blockade

Bulgaria's ruling Socialists have put the blame for the latest scenes of violence in front of the parliament squarely on the shoulders of their predecessors.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2013, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 24042

Bulgarian Capital on Lockdown by Riot Police

Bulgaria's capital Sofia remains a "war" zone Wednesday with close to the unprecedented in recent history 10 000 riot police and gendarmerie with shields, helmets, batons, and armored vehicles, deployed in its downtown.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2013, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 3005

Sofia University Remains under Blockade

The "occupation" of Sofia University will remain in place at least until the end of the week, organizers say.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2013, Wednesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgarian Parliament Guarded by Iron 'Wall'

As most metal railings around the Parliament building were pushed down by protesters Tuesday evening, the police have built stronger iron barricades overnight.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2013, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 2038

Riot Police Violently Cleans Sofia Parliament Square from Protesters

After ten hours of antigovernment protests in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, tensions continue to flare even further.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 22:04 | Viewed: 2385

Railings in Front of Parliament Building in Sofia Back in Place

There were around 400 anti-government protesters in front of the Parliament building in Sofia by 7pm on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 20:45 | Viewed: 12699

Police, Gendarmerie Cordon Off Parliament Building in Sofia

Protesters have pushed down almost all metal barriers in front of the Parliament building in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 20:07 | Viewed: 1121

Protesters Try to Storm Parliament Building in Sofia

Protesters have pushed down part of the railings in front of the Parliament building in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 19:25 | Viewed: 2167

Bulgarian MPs Manage to 'Escape' Parliament Blockade

The majority of Bulgarian lawmakers have managed to leave the building of the Parliament in the capital Sofia, surrounded by antigovernment protesters with the help of heavy riot police presence.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 8556

Breeders Will Obtain 70% Of Subsidies In December–Bulgarian Govt

The Bulgarian Government has agreed to distribute to 70% of the subsidies to livestock breeders in December, but unrest among the protesting breeders continues.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 945

New Clashes Reported at Sofia Anti-Govt Rally

New clashes have erupted at an anti-government rally in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, staged by university students and citizens who support them.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:42 | Viewed: 21998

Bulgarian Nationalist MPs Sneak out of Parliament amidst Protests – Report

Lawmakers from Bulgaria's extreme nationalist party Ataka have mysteriously disappeared from the Parliament amidst mass and violent antigovernment protests outside, according to parliamentary reporters.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1186

Bulgarian Opposition MPs Leave Sitting in Outrage of Police Actions

The Members of the Parliament from the opposition party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, have left the Tuesday sitting in outrage from reports police is acting violently towards protesters.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 8164

Tensions at Sofia Rally Escalate, Clashes with Police Erupt

Clashes with riot police are reported Tuesday as hundreds of Bulgarian university students are participating in the "occupation" of the building of the country's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:51 | Viewed: 2222

Xenophobia Ruins Bulgaria’Reputation–President, PM Joint Statement

‘Pseudo-Nationalism’ destroys society from within, say Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Plamen Oresharksi in a joint statement issued on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1493

Bulgarian MPs Replace Tainted Deputy Speaker with Another Turkish Party Member

Bulgaria's parliament has expectedly elected Aliosman Imamov as deputy speaker to replace a senior politician who ended his political career abruptly last week when he quit party and state posts over tax fraud and money laundering allegations.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1894

Sofia University Occupation to Be Lifted Nov 13

The blockade of Bulgaria's oldest and most prestigious school, Sofia University, is going to be lifted in the morning of November 13.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1182

Bulgaria's Refugee Spending at BGN 258 M

Bulgaria's refugee spending amounts to over BGN 258 M so far, according to defense Minister Angel Naydenov.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2013, Monday // 19:41 | Viewed: 1397

Bulgaria's Major Trade Unions Set Up Joint Strike Committee

Bulgaria's two major trade unions have decided to set up a joint national strike committee.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2013, Monday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgarian Govt Appoints New Customs Agency Head

Pavel Tonev has been appointed Director General of the National Customs Agency by an order of Bulgarian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2013, Monday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1421

New Deputy FinMin Appointed in Bulgaria

Kiril Zhelev has been appointed Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Finance by an order of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2013, Monday // 15:45 | Viewed: 931
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