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Georgieva Defends Raising Bulgaria's Retirement Age

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner and former World Bank VP Kristalina Georgieva has defended the move of the ruling center-right party GERB that stipulates an increase of the retirement age by one year as of 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1248

Bulgarian Rightists Reelect Ex PM as Leader

Bulgaria's PM in 1997-2001 Ivan Kostov has been reelected as chairman of his party, "Democrats for Strong Bulgaria", at a national congress of the party in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1425

Bulgarian Renegade Nationalist MP Left over Disappointment

Kalina Krumova, who became Friday the latest Member of the Parliament, to leave the ranks of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, explains her move with professional motives.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgarian Social Minister Accuses Syndicates of Racket

The Bulgarian labor unions are overreacting and are acting as racketeers, according to Social Policy and Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2011, Saturday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1083

13 MPs Pledge Allegiance to Embattled Bulgarian Nationalist Party

13 of the total of 15 MPs of nationalist party Ataka MPs, Volen Siderov included, have pledged unwavering allegiance to the formation in a Friday media statement.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2011, Friday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1308

Darling Stoichkov Tipped for Bulgaria's Sports Minister - Report

Legendary Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov, a darling of the current center-right cabinet and especially the prime minister, is likely to be appointed sports minister next year, according to local media reports.

Politics » Domestic | November 25, 2011, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 1230

Deputy EconMin Becomes Part of Bulgaria's Presidential Team

The Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Evegeni Angelov, is going to be included in the team of Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2011, Thursday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1601

Bulgarian Syndicates Walk out of Retirement Reform Meeting

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, much anticipated Thursday meeting with the business and the syndicate ended in less than one hour, after the later walked out, declaring the meeting illegally called.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2011, Thursday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1024

Bulgaria's Bar Council Blasts Interior Head's 'Constitution Ignorance'

"Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov's periodic attacks against lawyers based on issues entirely beyond his competence divert public opinion from the real problems of the executive in the fight against crime," the Supreme Bar Council said in a declaration

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1287

President-elect Starts Bulgarian Tour

Bulgaria's President-elect, Rosen Plevneliev, begins Wednesday his tour of the six largest cities in the country.

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 10:37 | Viewed: 1009

Bulgarian PM Attempts to Resuscitate Social Dialogue

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is meeting Wednesday with the leaders of the Podkrepa (Support) Labor Confederation and the Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates (KNSB).

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2011, Wednesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 936

Bulgarian State Audit: Interior Ministry Overstepped Budget Big Time

Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior has spent BGN 83 M in excess of its official budget for 2010, according to a report by the National Audit Office quoted by the Wednesday issue of daily Sega.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1101

Bulgarian Opposition Back Trade Unions' Protest

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party and Movement for Rights and Freedoms came out Tuesday with separate statements supporting protests taken up by Bulgaria's trade unions.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 19:32 | Viewed: 913

Bulgarian Ruling Party 'Optimist' on Truce with Trade Unions

There are prospects for compromise between the Bulgarian state and trade unions, stated front bench ruling GERB party MP Iskra Fidosova.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 19:02 | Viewed: 873

Bulgarian Righist Leader Passes Confidence Vote with Dubious Support

Leader of Bulgarian rightist party Union of Democratic Forces Martin Dimitrov survived a internal confidence vote which he called due to the party's disastrous showing in presidential elections end of October.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1002

No Catharsis Imminent in Bulgarian Nationalists' Greek Tragedy

Kapka Siderova, wife of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka leader Volen Siderov, has been fired from the position of editor-in-chief of the party's daily newspaper.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgarian Rightist Leader Faces Confidence Vote over Disastrous Election Results

The National Council of Bulgaria's right wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will vote Tuesday on a confidence motion requested by UDF Chair and Blue Coalition Co-Chair Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1129

Bulgarian Labor Minister Ready to Sacrifice for Social Peace

Bulgaria's Social Policy and Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov, qualifies his eventual resignation as an irresponsible act, but reiterates he is ready to throw it on the table any moment now.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 865

Bulgaria's Top Cop Ascribes Resignation Calls to 'Freedom of Expression'

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has termed the latest calls for his resignation as an exercise of free speech.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 18:28 | Viewed: 1031

Bulgarian Nationalist MEP: Ataka Leader Must Go

When a party leader ends up with a crashing election defeat, not only he should be asked to resign, he should make such decision on his own, the Bulgarian independent Member of the European Parliament, Slavi Binev, says.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 17:52 | Viewed: 1512

Bulgaria's Social Minister Ready to Resign if PM Shows 'Red Card'

Bulgarian Social Affairs Minister Totyu Mladenov has declared that he is prepared to resign if the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov demands it.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 15:57 | Viewed: 809