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Bulgarian Conservative Leader: FMD Outbreak Fake, Turkish Conspiracy

Yane Yanev, the vocal leader of the marginal Bulgarian conservative party RZS, has declared the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Southeast Bulgaria to be fake and an international conspiracy.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 3268

Bulgarian Govt Snubs President over Financial Stability Discussion

Bulgaria's government has declined the invitation by the country's President Georgi Parvanov for a discussion within the Consultative National Security Council on its economic and social stability.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1370

Bulgaria to Limit Access to Business Registry 2012

The currently unrestricted public access to the Business (Trade) Registry of Bulgaria's Registry Agency will be limited and most probably paid as of the beginning of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1976

Bulgaria Shies Away from Ban on Medals, Orders for Former Secret Agents

Bulgarians, who were collaborators of the State Security, the intelligence and secret police during the communist regime, will not be banned from receiving medals and orders, the parliament decided on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1659

'Phantoms' Haunt Bulgaria's Electoral Rolls

Bulgaria's electoral rolls have turned out to be full of dead souls, as it a lot more voters are registered than the recent census in the country may suggest.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1215

GERB MPs Give Failing Grades to 7 Bulgarian Ministers

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, and Environmental Minister, Nona Karadzhova, have received the most failing grades by fellow MPs.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1891

Bulgarian MPs Anticipate EconMin Hearing over Belene Nuke

For the third day in a row, the Bulgarian Parliament is anticipating the appearance of Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, to hold a hearing on what exact documents have been signed for the Belene Nuclear Plant.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgaria's GERB Announces Electoral Commission Nominees

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party, distributed Thursday the list of their nominees for chair and members of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1419

Bulgarian Conservatives: Energy Minister Only Man in GERB Cabinet

The Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party will offer Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, a job as an expert in case the latter ends up being fired.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1325

Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Recants Position on Belene Scandal

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, told the media Thursday that what he said during a TV interview a day earlier about the signed Nuclear Power Plant documents has been misinterpreted.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1372

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Belene Nuclear Plant Scandal as 'Political Talk'

The newly signed document between Bulgaria and Russia for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant, which caused a scandal among Bulgarian ministers, isno threat to the country's national security, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Energy Minister Denies Rumors of Resignation over Belene

Legal experts are in the process of analyzing the damage from the agreement between the Bulgarian National Electric Company, NEK, and the Russian "Atomstroyexport" to build a Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, in the Danube town of Belene in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1356

Bulgaria Socialists: We're Ready to Rule, Any Time, Any Place

The chief goal of the Bulgarian Socialist Party for the presidential elections in the fall is not to let the candidate of the ruling center-right GERB party win, stated its leader and ex PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1487

Bulgarian Right Alarms of Coalition Between Ruling Party, Socialists

Bulgarians should not allow a coalition between center-right ruling GERB party and their main opposition, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, warned co-leader of rightist Blue Coalition Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgarian Centrists Firm Behind Ex-EU Commissioner's President Bid

The Bulgarian National Movement for Stability and Prosperity, the centrist party of the country's former Tsar and PM Simeon Saxe-Coburg, will endorse former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva's potential presidential bid in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1294

Kuneva's Bid for Bulgaria President to 'Breach Constitution'

A Facebook group has vehemently risen against the prospect of Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, running for president of the country even though she is yet to make up her mind whether to do so.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgarian President: Cabinet Undermines Security Matters

President, Georgi Parvanov, declared Monday that the economic and social security of the country is the most serious issue faced by Bulgaria at present time.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 12:28 | Viewed: 2254

Ethnic Turkish NGO to Be Established in Bulgaria

Supporters of Kasim Dal, who recently resigned as Deputy Chair, and was later expelled from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, are debating plans to establish a new NGO.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1839

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Mull Leader's Presidential Run

The Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is considering nominating its leader, Ahmed Dogan, to run for President in the upcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1865

Bulgaria Nationalist Counts on GERB for Presidential Bid

Bulgaria nationalist leader Volen Siderov, who lost the run-off in the 2006 presidential elections, is determined to attract this time the support of the ruling party GERB for winning the high, though largely ceremonial, office.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1817

Bulgaria's Ruling Party with Minor Lead for Presidential Elections - Poll

About 25% of the Bulgarian voters would support a candidate of the ruling center right party in the presidential elections in the fall of 2011, according to a public opinion poll.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1792