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NGO Head Named Bulgaria's New Justice Minister

Diana Kovacheva, head of the Transparency without Borders Association, an affiliate of Transparency International, has been officially named as Bulgaria's new Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1236

Bulgarian Supreme Court Upholds Garbage Fee Formation in Sofia

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has ultimately revoked the complaints of Civil Initiative "Justice" against the garbage fee calculation method deployed by the Sofia Municipality.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1000

Greek-Like Tragedy Shakes Bulgarian Nationalist Party

Bulgarian Member of the Parliament, Denitsa Gadzheva, who, allegedly, caused a major rift in the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, has resigned from the party's leadership.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1533

Renegade MP: Bulgarian Nationalist Party Doomed to Vanish

Bulgaria's controversial far-right Ataka (Attack) party will face its political death if it does not change the course chosen by its leader, Volen Siderov, according to the formation's former MP Kamen Petkov.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 10:39 | Viewed: 817

NGO Head Slated for Bulgarian Justice Minister

Diana Kovacheva, Executive Director of the Transparency without Borders Association, an affiliate of Transparency International, is the most likely new Bulgarian Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 10:18 | Viewed: 924

Bulgarian PM Shows 'Yellow Card' to Social Minister

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is not satisfied at all with the work of Social Policy and Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov.

Politics » Domestic | November 21, 2011, Monday // 08:43 | Viewed: 933

Bulgarian Syndicates Terminate Social Dialogue Involvement

The Podkrepa (Support) Labor Confederation and the Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates (KNSB) announced Sunday that they are quitting the Three-Way Council with the business and the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1016

Top Bulgarian Nationalist: Stepson, PM Plotting Together

There is a plot for a coup at the Bulgarian, far-right, nationalist Ataka party, according to party leader Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgarian Syndicates Mull Revolt against Retirement Reform

The Podkrepa (Support) Labor Confederation and the Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates (KNSB) are going to announce Sunday if they are quitting the Three-Way Council.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 10:05 | Viewed: 878

Bulgarian Nationalists Kick Out Controversial MEP

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka has expelled its MEP Dimitar Stoyanov from the party, after reports Thrusday that Stoyanov has requested the resignation of leader Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2011, Saturday // 19:25 | Viewed: 1312

Bulgarian President Threatens Retirement Reform Veto

Outgoing Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, is considering imposing a veto on the cabinet's proposed amendment to up retirement age by one year, effective January 1, 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2011, Saturday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1122

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Undaunted by Stepson's Calls for His Resignation

MEP Dimitar Stoyanov has confirmed that he demands the resignation of Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka and his stepfather.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2011, Friday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1033

Bulgaria PM: Innovations in Human Spare Parts Top Priority

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that the country should set priority on innovations in the sphere of human spare parts.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2011, Friday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgaria Socialists Slam Rulers for Disenfranchising Roma

Extra requirements to the Civil Registration Act have prevented a large part of Bulgaria's Roma and socially underprivileged population from obtaining ID cards and receiving social benefits, according to socialist MP Maya Manolova.

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2011, Friday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1461

Bulgaria's Podkrepa Labor Confederation Quits Tripartite Cooperation Council

Bulgaria's Podkrepa Labor Confederation is leaving the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation and demands the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Simeon Djankov over his plans to increase the retirement age by a year as 2012

Politics » Domestic | November 18, 2011, Friday // 12:29 | Viewed: 996

Bulgaria's Interior Granted Ad-Hoc Fuel Subsidy

The Bulgarian government approved Wednesday an ad-hoc fuel subsidy of BGN 6 M for the Interior Ministry.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2011, Wednesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria's Nationalist Party Ataka Sheds 6th MP

Tsveta Georgieva is leaving the parliamentary group of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka.

Politics » Domestic | November 16, 2011, Wednesday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1108

Dismissal Looms for Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister - Report

The dismissal of Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, is imminent, according to Members of the Parliament from the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party (GERB).

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1080

Bulgaria's Budget 2012 Attacked from Left, Right

The right-wing would not offer parliamentary support for budget 2012, according to the co-Chair of the Blue Coalition and leader of Union of Democratic Forces, (UDF), Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1043

Interior Ministry to Start Closing Police Precincts if Faced with Further Budget Cuts

Bulgarian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has used yet another opportunity to complain about the "scant" budget the institution has been allocated for 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 830

Bulgaria's PM Adds Sheep Breeding to Priority Livelihoods, Blasts Green Energy

After he enraged social networks in March 2011 by advising impoverished Bulgarians to grow potatoes to survive the economic crisis, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has added sheep breeding to the list of favored ways to make a living.

Politics » Domestic | November 15, 2011, Tuesday // 08:06 | Viewed: 1679