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US Ambassador Supports WikiLeaks-Stained Bulgaria PM

One day after the publication of the scandalous WikiLeaks report on Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, US Ambassador James Warlick paid a surprise visit to Parliament to listen to Borisov's statement during the parliamentary sitting.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2219

Bulgarian FinMin Vows to Invest BGN 140 M in New Stadium, Keep Children Healthy

The Bulgarian government is willing to invest BGN 140 M (nearly EUR 72 M) in a new stadium or in the reconstruction of an old one, the country's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov revealed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 14:22 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgaria Right Wing Leader: Nationalists Defend Russian Interests

Russia's energy interests are behind Ataka's support for ruling party GERB, according to Ivan Kostov, leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1652

Bulgarian Expats Campaign for Constitutional Rights

Bulgarian emigrants have united in actively seeking constitutional amendments that would warrant their rights to participate in the election process in their homeland.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1986

Bulgarian Parliament Condemns Xenophobic Assault on Muslims

The Bulgarian Parliament accepted a declaration condemning last Friday's attack on praying Muslims in front of a mosque in downtown Sofia by supporters of the nationalist Ataka (Attack) party.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgarian Nationalists' Leader Warns of Provocations during Friday's Muslim Prayer

Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right and nationalist Bulgarian party "Ataka", has issued a warning that paid thugs pretending to be Ataka activists might stage provocations during Friday's Muslim prayer in Sofia

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 20:07 | Viewed: 1411

Bulgaria's President Against Early Parliamentary Elections

The holding of early parliamentary elections in the fall of 2011 will be detrimental to Bulgaria, according to Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1315

Bulgarian PM Dismisses 'WikiLeaks'-Alleged Ties to Lukoil, Russia

Prime Minister Borisov has refuted WikiLeaks allegations that he has informal ties to underworld figures, businessmen and diplomats, dismissing the content of the newly released cable of former US Ambassador to Bulgaria John Beyerle as unconfirmed and unt

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 17:14 | Viewed: 2146

Bulgarian Regional Minister Surpasses PM in Approval Rating

Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister, is now the second most popular Bulgarian politician, reaching a 45% approval rating, according to a poll conducted by the MBMD research agency.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgarian PM '99.99% Sure' He Won't Run for President

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov refuted recent statements he may end up running for President in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1076

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Probe of PM's 'Criminal Past'

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is prepared to ask a probe of the past of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his current dependencies, in case the Prosecutor's Office fail do to it on their own.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1829

Bulgarian PM Set to 'Give Whole New Meaning of Being President'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's potential presidential bid is set to "define a whole new meaning of the presidential institution", according to Rumyana Bachvarova, head of his cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1153

Sofia Mayor: Nationalists Fully Responsible for Mosque Brawl

The Mayor of Bulgaria's capital, Yordanka Fandakova, has firmly rejected any responsibility regarding the May 20th incident in front of a mosque in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1225

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Party to Be Investigated for Religious Hatred

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office will launch a pre-trial procedure against unknown offenders for praching religious hatred after last Friday's accident in which supporters of the far-right Ataka (Attack) party assaulted praying Muslims.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 19:30 | Viewed: 1656

Renegade MPs: Nationalist Party Ruined Bulgarian Patriotism!

The recent actions of the leaders of the Bulgarian nationalist Ataka (Attack) party, is extermely harmful for Bulgaria's national interests and the country's patriotism, according to three renegades from the party.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1397

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Party Loses 3 MPs

Three MPs from the controversial Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party have left its parliamentary group, leaving it with just 17 deputies.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1196

Bulgarian Conservatives Accuse PM Borisov of Lies and Abuse of Power

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party, has welcomed Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's preparedness to call early general elections in the autumn, urging him to stick to his commitments for once in his political career.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian Nationalist Ataka under Attack from Left, Right

All Bulgarian parliamentary represented political parties condemned Wednesday the actions of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party in front of a mosque in downtown Sofia last Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1747

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Keeps Post

Svetlana Boyanova, Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister, has been exonerated from suspicions of abuse of power and will remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgaria PM Denounces Ally's Assault on Muslims

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has condemned its own ally, the Ataka party over the incident in which nationalist activists assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1472

Bulgaria's Far Right on the Defensive, Vows to Counter 'Islamist Aggression'

Bulgaria's far-right and nationalist party Ataka has started a campaign against the demands that it should be banned, while declaring itself as the "last bastion against Islamist aggression.

Politics » Domestic | May 24, 2011, Tuesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 1775