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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

Bulgarian Conservatives Vow to Turn Constructive Opposition

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice party (RZS) vows, in the aftermath of October local and presidential elections, to turn from radical to constructive and effective opposition.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2011, Monday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1154

Respected Bulgarian Sociologist Quits over Stoichkov's Academic Title

Bestowing the title Doctor Honoris Causa to legendary striker Hristo Stoichkov, stirred a scandal in Bulgaria, after a respected sociologist announced he is so outraged he is quitting the University in question.

Politics » Domestic | November 13, 2011, Sunday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2032

Bulgarian Socialist Boss Vows to Lead Party through Defeat to Victory

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a good standing to win upcoming 2013 parliamentary elections, said leader Sergey Stanishev at a press conference on presidential and local elections that were held in Bulgaria end of October.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2011, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1160

Deputy Chair of Supreme Court Resigns over Contentious Reform in Bulgaria's Judiciary

Galina Solakova has filed her resignation as Deputy Chair of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS), VAS said in a statement Friday.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1356

Bulgaria's Outgoing President Hints of Comeback as Head of Socialist Party

Georgi Parvanov, Bulgaria's outgoing President, has confirmed that he will return to the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) after the end of his second and last term in office.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1189

Outgoing Bulgarian President Boasts Good Legacy Left to Successor

Outgoing President Georgi Parvanov has said that President-Elect Rosen Plevneliev has a good legacy left to him.

Politics » Domestic | November 11, 2011, Friday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1060

Bulgarian Ex-President: Plevneliev Is Ready to Take Over

Bulgaria's President-Elect Rosen Plevneliev is fully prepared to step in office, according to the country's former President Petar Stoyanov (1997-2002).

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Amendments to End Vicious Cycle of Appeals

Bulgaria's Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Penal Procedure Code, thereby eliminating the possibility for trials to get stuck between court instances for indefinite periods of time.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1056

Sofia's Mayor-reelect Replaces Half of District Mayor Team

Yordanka Fandakova, the recently reelected Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, has officially presented her proposals for the city's 24 District Mayors, half of whom are to be newly appointed.

Politics » Domestic | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 957

Pension Reform May Lead 7000 Bulgarian Policemen to Retire Shortly

The Trade Union Federation of Employees of the Ministry of Interior (TUFEMI) has warned that the proposed reforms to the pension scheme at the Interior will result in 7000 employees seeking to retire as early as possible.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1097

Bulgarian Right Wing Vows to Vote No on Budget 2012

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition vowed Wednesday to say no three times to the cabinet's budget 2012.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 927

Bulgarian Socialist Daily Sacks Editor-in-Chief

The contract of the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian opposition Duma (Word) daily, Ivelin Nikolov, has been terminated.

Politics » Domestic | November 9, 2011, Wednesday // 08:36 | Viewed: 985

Member of EU Commissioner's Cabinet Set to Become Bulgarian Justice Minister - Report

Dessislava "Dessy" Choumelova, a member of EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva's cabinet, is a front-runner to become Bulgaria's next Justice Minister, a Bulgarian paper has reported.

Politics » Domestic | November 8, 2011, Tuesday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1678

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Pocketed Handsome Extra Subsidies from Renegade MPs

Renegade MPs fetched over BGN 300 000 in additional public subsidies for center-right ruling party GERB for the first six months of 2011, according to calculations of the National Audit Office.

Politics » Domestic | November 7, 2011, Monday // 17:17 | Viewed: 971