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Former President to Run for Chair of Bulgarian Socialist Party

One month and a half after his second term in office expired, former President Georgi Parvanov confirmed that he would run for Chair of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) at the upcoming congress in May.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2012, Monday // 20:51 | Viewed: 1164

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Ranks in Top 3 of Most Trusted Politicians - Poll

Bulgaria's center-right ruling party GERB is gradually losing support but still retains its advantage over its political rivals, according to a poll conducted by Alpha Research at the end of February.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2012, Monday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1035

Bulgarian PM Extends Bonus Return Deadline

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has extended to Wednesday the deadline for ministers, their deputies, heads of political cabinets, regional governors and their deputies to return or donate all bonuses they have received

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2012, Monday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Gradually Losing Support - Poll

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party is gradually losing support, according to a poll conducted by Alpha Research at the end of February.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2012, Monday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1490

All Bulgarian Political Officials Returned Bonuses

All Bulgarian officials on political positions have returned the first part of the bonuses they received in 2011, according to Rumyana Bachvarova, PM Boyko Borisov's Chief of Staff.

Politics » Domestic | March 5, 2012, Monday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1109

Top Bulgarian Nationalist with Liberation Day 'Comeback' Speech

Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist party Ataka organized Saturday in the capital Sofia its traditional for the country's National Liberation Day march and meeting.

Politics » Domestic | March 3, 2012, Saturday // 17:16 | Viewed: 16276

Bulgarian PM Vows to Fire Officials Who Kept Bonuses

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, will be proposing changes in the structure of the cabinet, beginning Monday, if it is established that there are senior officials, who failed to return bonuses received in the last

Politics » Domestic | March 3, 2012, Saturday // 15:32 | Viewed: 1136

Bulgaria's Anti-Trust Watchdog Fines 3 Tour Operators for Bid-Rigging

The Commission on Protection of Competition (KZK) has fined three tour operators with close to BGN 3 M for manipulating a public procurement for airline tickets for the state administration

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2012, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1899

Bulgarian Opposition Rises against Presidential Decrees Probe

MPs from the two major opposition formations have asked the Constitutional Court (KS) to rule on the legality of the ad hoc committee created to probe the two terms in office of former President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2012, Friday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgarian Border Police Detain 6 Illegal Immigrants on Freight Train

Border police from the southwestern city of Petrich have detained six illegal immigrants of Palestinian origin hidden in a freight train.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2012, Friday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1351

Bulgaria Made Commitments to Chevron, Nationalist Party Says

Bulgaria's marginal nationalist VMRO party has expressed its outrage with a co-sponsorship contract between Chevron and the Bulgarian Embassy in the US concerning a reception on the occasion of Bulgaria's national day.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2012, Friday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1511

Bulgaria Moves to Ban Plea Bargains for Road Killers

Bulgaria's government has proposed legislative amendments that abolish plea bargains in cases of traffic accidents that have cost human lives, the country's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2012, Friday // 10:19 | Viewed: 958

New Head of Bulgarian Municipalities Elected with Backstage Deal - Report

The Mayor of the southern Bulgarian city of Pazardzhik Todor Popov has been elected Chair of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB).

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2012, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1109

Supreme Bulgarian Court Closes Case of Missing Presidential Decree

The Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has conclusively refused to initiate proceedings for restoring the Bulgarian citizenship to Interpol-sought Russian Kosntantin Tsiganov.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2012, Thursday // 12:49 | Viewed: 975

Bulgarian Officials Desperate for Loans over Spent Bonuses

Bulgarian State servants have been flocking banks in search of loans so that they can return the bonuses obtained in the last two years.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2012, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgarian FinMin Hires Fired Deputy Minister as Adviser - Report

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has reportedly hired Gergana Pavlova, the country's former Deputy Health Minister, as adviser.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1149

Bulgaria to Promote Dairy Products in Russia, Brazil

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture (SFA) and the National Association of Dairy Processors have signed a contract for the implementation of the EU-approved "Promotion of dairy products in third countries (Russia, Brazil)" program.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgarian FinMin Opens Special Account for Bonus Return

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, is opening a special account where returned bonuses of senior officials will be deposited.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 877

Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister Joins President's Team

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has released from her duties Wednesday Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Deyana Kostadinova.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 1194

Bulgarian PM Issues Ultimatum on Return of Officials' Bonuses

Ministers, their deputies, heads of political cabinets, regional governors and their deputies have a Friday deadline to return or donate all bonuses they have received.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1026

Bulgarian Cabinet Votes on Taming Police Brutality

The Bulgarian cabinet will vote on Wednesday amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, aimed at limiting cases of police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 09:33 | Viewed: 3329