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Bulgarian MPs Postpone Voting on Controversial Forestry Act

Bulgaria's Parliament will vote on the much debated amendments to the country's Forestry Act next week, it has been announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2012, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria to Introduce New Judicial Unit to Tackle Slow Justice

Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva has announced that a new unit at the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) Inspectorate will replace the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg as regards unreasonably delayed trials.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 805

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Snubs Election Campaigns in Non-Official Languages

Center-right ruling party GERB has opposed the proposal of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party that Bulgaria should allow election campaigns in other languages than Bulgarian.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 616

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks' Party Wants Election Campaigns in Turkish, Roma

Ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party will submit in Parliament a draft bill amending and supplementing the Election Code.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 700

Penniless Bulgaria Puts Off 'Resettlement' of Tax Agency

Bulgaria's Cabinet is putting off its plan for the relocation of the National Revenue Agency from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo over a lack of funds, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2012, Thursday // 16:29 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Cabinet Moves to 'Obey' Law amidst Protest Rallies

The Bulgarian government is no longer going to approve draft Bills at its meetings before the 14-day deadline for public discussions has passed.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 673

Bulgarian MPs Endorse Presidential Veto on Judiciary Act

Bulgaria's Parliament has revoked a set of vetoed amendments to the Judiciary Act with 8 votes in favor, 6 against and 90 abstainees.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 13:58 | Viewed: 638

'Protesters' Gather to Push Bulgaria's Debated Forestry Act

"Protesters" from the several Bulgarian mountain towns have gathered in the capital Sofia to stage a rally in support of the country's controversial Forestry Act that was vetoed on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 736

Ex Bulgarian EU Commissioner to Run Solo in 2013 Elections

Former EU Commissioner and founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens movement Meglena Kuneva declared her formation will run solo at the 2013 parliamentary elections without any coalitions.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2012, Wednesday // 10:30 | Viewed: 775

Left-Wingers Accuse Bulgarian Govt of Staging Fake Protests

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB has forced forest rangers to "protest" against the presidential veto imposed on the country's much debated Forestry Act, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has stated.

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 642

Bulgarian Culture Minister Lashes Out at Environmental Protesters

One more Bulgarian cabinet member has condemned the ongoing protests against the country's controversial Forestry Act, as Culture Minister Vezhdi Rahidov has described them as "unfair towards Sofianites."

Politics » Domestic | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 13:42 | Viewed: 686

Bulgarian PM Wants Consensus on Disputed Forestry Act

Bulgaria's controversial Forestry Act that sparked mass protests in the country will not return for a new reading in the Parliament until there is a wide consensus on it, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has reiterated.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2012, Monday // 19:23 | Viewed: 680

Bulgarian PM Engages in Cartoonish Policymaking - Ex EU Commissioner

Former EU Commissioner and founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens movement Meglena Kuneva has accused Prime Minister Boyko Borisov of lying Bulgarians twice in two days, adding that his behavior resembles a comic strip.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2012, Monday // 18:23 | Viewed: 672

Bulgarian Top Cop: Eco Activists Failed to Protect Beaches

Individuals, who have nothing to do with the noble cause of protecting nature, have marred the recent protest rallies in the capital Sofia, according to Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2012, Monday // 11:37 | Viewed: 553

Bulgarian Mayor Declares Pro-Forestry Act Rally Illegal

The protest rally in support of the controversial Forestry Act was illegal, says local Mayor, Apostol Apostolov.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2012, Monday // 09:52 | Viewed: 647

Bulgarian PM Vows Forestry Act Consensus

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared he is halting the controversial Forestry Act until full consensus is reached.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2012, Monday // 08:15 | Viewed: 591

Bulgarian Govt Blocks Road to Greece to Push Forestry Act

Lyuben Tatarski, MP from Bulgaria's ruling GERB party, was at the helm of Sunday's blockade of the E-79 international road to Greece in support of the controversial new Forestry Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2012, Sunday // 18:30 | Viewed: 836

Bulgaria Govt Orchestrates Rallies to Support Controversial Law

Citizens from the Bansko, Razlog and Simitli municipalities of south-western Bulgaria are coming out to protest in support of Bulgaria's controversial and vetoed Forestry Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2012, Sunday // 11:26 | Viewed: 748

PM Labels Forestry Act Veto 'Beneficial' for Bulgaria

The veto, imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on the Forestry Act is a chance to achieve what is best for Bulgaria, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, now says.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2012, Saturday // 19:27 | Viewed: 883

Bulgarian Interior Minister: Rallies Serve Organized Crime

The discontent of environmentalists has been used to serve political and extremist interests and to an extent even organized crime, says Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2012, Saturday // 18:15 | Viewed: 722

Bulgarian AgriMin Firm behind Controversial Forestry Act

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, has reiterated his firm conviction that the controversial Forestry Act, passed by the Parliament earlier during the week, is beneficial for the country and its citizens.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2012, Saturday // 17:06 | Viewed: 894