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Bulgarian Top Cop 'Sorry' about Latest Brutality Case

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has issued an official apology to a family in the Black Sea city of Varna over police bursting in their home by mistake.

Politics » Domestic | June 2, 2011, Thursday // 09:15 | Viewed: 1230

Bulgarian Ex-EU Commissioner to Announce Presidential Bid - Report

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will officially announce her candidacy for presidential elections in the fall Monday, according to news site Feda.bg

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 21:20 | Viewed: 1333

Senior Govt Official Infuriates Bulgarian Socialists

MPs from the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demanded the resignation of Lilia Yordanova, Director of the state-owned National Center for the Study of Public Opinion, over her statement that Socialist supporters are "a marginal social stratum"

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 18:39 | Viewed: 1335

Bulgaria's National Palace of Culture to Be Banned from Privatization

The Bulgarian government has proposed to add two new business entities to the list of companies banned from privatization through a supplement to the the Privatization and Post-privatization Control Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1409

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists, Turks Move to Topple Borisov Cabinet

The two major opposition formations – the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ethnic Turkish party DPS – have agreed on a course of seeking to bring about early elections.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1607

Saxe-Coburg Denounces 'Disgraceful' Sofia Mosque Incident

Bulgaria's ex-Tsar and former Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg has issued a statement denouncing the incident between nationalists and praying Muslims at the Sofia Mosque 10 days ago.

Politics » Domestic | June 1, 2011, Wednesday // 10:43 | Viewed: 5669

Bulgarian Nationalist Party to Face 'Maximum' Fine over Mosque Incident

Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka will be fined BGN 2500 - the maximum amount allowed - over the assault on praying Muslims at the Banya Bashi mosque, announced Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1651

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No-Confidence Vote against Cabinet

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is requesting a no-confidence vote against the cabinet over its entire policy, the DPS Deputy Chair, Lyutvi Mestan, declared Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1252

Renegade Bulgarian MPs Threaten to Hand Over Nationalist Leader to Prosecution

MPs from Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka have been forced to sign promissory notes turning them into guarantors of loans taken by offshore companies, said Valentin Nikolov, former Ataka MP.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1299

'Friend' of Top Cop Gets to Chair Sofia City Court

Judge Vladimira Yaneva was elected to chair the Sofia City Court after protracted deliberations at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Kalfin Confirms Presidential Nomination

Ex Foreign Minister of Bulgaria and current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivailo Kalfin, confirmed Monday his nomination for the 2011 presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 17:29 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgarian Expats Demand Having Own Public Councils

Bulgarians, residing abroad, sent a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, insisting on having their support in organizing a vote for Public Councils in October.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1553

Bulgarian Righitsts Won't Back 'Fiscal Stability Pact'

The rightist Blue Coalition will vote against the constitutional amendments needed to implement the so-called Financial Stability Pact proposed by the center-right GERB cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1233

Bulgaria'с Social Security Institute Remains 'Headless'

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party still has no candidate for Head of the National Social Security Institute, NOI.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1417

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No-Confidence Vote

The Bulgarian Socialist Party will launch consultations next week for tabling a no-confidence vote against PM Boyko Borisov's center-right GERB cabinet, announced socialist leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1331

Controversial Bulgarian Populist Leader Marries Sweetheart

Yane Yanev, leader of the self-styled conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, married his girlfriend Galya Yancheva Sunday at the Rozhen Monastery in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1453

Bulgarian Ruling Party Implicitly Backs Extreme Nationalists in Mosque Scandal

The Sofia Municipality will request a decreasing of the volume of the Sofia central mosque speakers, stated mayor Yordanka Fandakova Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2282

Bulgaria's Ombudsman: Dual Citizenship Is Not Crime

The Ombudsman of Republic of Bulgaria, Konstantin Penchev, has sent an answer, stating his position on dual citizenship and voting and election rights of Bulgarians with such citizenship.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgarian Socialist Party Left Wing Names Presidential Nominee

The left wing of the Bulgarian Socialist Party officially nominated front bench MP Yanaki Stoilov as its choice for the party's presidential candidate at a forum Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1402

PM Borisov Vows to Bring Back Bulgarian Immigrants in 3 Years

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that he will "bring back" the Bulgarian immigrants living abroad within three years.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2011, Saturday // 19:33 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar 'Flattered' He Is Considered Presidential Candidate

Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Bulgaria's ex Tsar and ex Prime Minister, has continued beating about the push about his potential run for the Bulgarian Presidency in the elections in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2011, Saturday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1550