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Bulgaria's Ex Tsar Party Gives Shelter to Maverick Nationalist

Kamen Petkov, who recently quit the parliamentary group of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, may join the ranks of the centrist party of former king Simeon Saxe-Coburg, it emerged over the weekend.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2010, Sunday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1307

Bulgaria's Anti-Mafia Tapped Customs Agency Head - Report

The phones of Bulgaria’s Customs Agency Director, Vanyo Tanov, have been tapped for six months, the Bulgarian daily “Trud” reported.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2010, Sunday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1625

Bulgarian Vice-Min of Culture Mysteriously Sacked

Bulgarian deputy Minister of Culture Dimitar Dereliev has been fired Saturday, announced PM Boyko Borisov at a tennis match he was participating in.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2010, Saturday // 17:40 | Viewed: 1473

Bulgaria Nationalist Party Hit by Defection

The parliamentary group of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, a key ally of the minority center-right government, suffered the defection of one of its members, shrinking to twenty.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2010, Friday // 11:08 | Viewed: 1434

Bulgaria Adopts New Retirement Requirements

Bulgaria's Parliament has adopted conclusively the much debated amendments to the Social Insurance Code, which will enter into force on January 1 2011.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1746

Greedy Bulgarian MPs Untouchable for Ethical Commission

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Ethical Commission has not been able to take up the case with the 16 Bulgarian MPs who shamefully skipped work last week to "receive" luxurious cell phones.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1313

Bulgarian PM Stands Firm behind Controversial Policies

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declares he would not replace any member of the current cabinet as the right-wing leader, Ivan Kostov, recently demanded.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 07:47 | Viewed: 1862

Greedy Bulgarian MPs Donate Half Salary to Charity

Eight of the sixteen Members of the Bulgarian Parliament, who succumbed to a media trick, are giving half of their December salaries to charity, Krasimir Velchev, co-Chair of the GERB parliamentary group told journalists.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Cabinet Slates 'Token' Funds for Art, Churches, Firemen

The Bulgarian cabinet decided Wednesday to give an additional BGN 800 000 to arts academies (universities), to churches for repairs and to firefighters who just helped Israel tame their disastrous blaze.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1891

Bulgarian MPs Reject President's Audit Office Veto

Bulgaria's Members of the Parliament rejected Wednesday the veto of President, Georgi Parvanov, on the National Audit Office (NAO) Act with 134 votes against it and 39 for.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1450

Bulgarian Parliament Fails to Condemn Shameful 'Revival Process'

The Bulgarian Parliament refused to consider voting on a declaration against the shameful 1980s 'Revival Process', during which ethnic Turkish Bulgarian citizens were forced to change their names or relocate to Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1865

Bulgarian PM Wants to Fine Greedy MPs

Bulgaria's Prime Minister and leader of the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, Boyko Borisov, wants to impose fines on the 16 Members of Parliament who succumbed to a media trick.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 09:55 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgaria PM Shrugs Off Calls for Ministers' Resignations

The demanded resignations of five Ministers by Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition are far-fetched, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov said.

Politics » Domestic | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgaria Plans to Introduce Prison Sentences for Illegal Fishing

Bulgaria's Executive Agency of Fisheries and Aqua Cultures has proposed jail sentences for illegal fishing to be including in the Penal Code.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2010, Monday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1522

Media-exposed Bulgarian MPs Escape Tough Sanctions

Bulgaria's Parliamentary anti-Corruption Committee has its "hands tied" regarding sanctions against the 16 Members of Parliament who succumbed to a media trick, exposing their greed and prevalence of personal interests over legislative responsibilities.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2010, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgarian Rightists: 5 Ministers Have to Go

Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition has demanded that 5 Ministers from the centrist GERB government should resign.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2010, Monday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1536

Bulgarian Rightists to Nominate Own Presidential Candidatе

Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition will not endorse a ruling centrist GERB candidate in the presidential elections 2011 and will instead have its own nomination.

Politics » Domestic | December 6, 2010, Monday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1020

Kristalina Georgieva's Bid for Bulgaria President to 'Breach Constitution'

A small opposition party with links to shady figures from Bulgaria's transition has risen against the prospect of Kristalina Georgieva, the EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, running for president of the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 19:39 | Viewed: 1442

Germany Set to Arrest Disgraced Bulgarian Official with Fake Diploma - Report

Berlin prosecutors are about to issue a European arrest warrant against the former head of a Bulgarian agency overseeing hundreds of millions of euros in EU farm aid, who got the job using a faked German university diploma, reports say.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1916

Bulgarian PM Threads on Highway to Immortality

PM Boyko Borisov has reiterated his strong commitment to line Bulgaria with a network of highways and thus contribute to the lasting prosperity of the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 3, 2010, Friday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgarian Ministry Admits Recognizing Ex-Agriculture Fund CEO Fake Diploma

Former head of the Bulgarian Agriculture Fund, Kalina Ilieva, has passed all the required procedures and the her diploma for master's degree has been recognized, Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, said.

Politics » Domestic | December 3, 2010, Friday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1453
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