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Top Cop Tipped for Bulgaria FBI Head - Report

Bulgaria's Interior Chief Secretary Kalin Georgiev may be appointed head of the country's secret police DANS after its director resigned in the wake of an eavesdropping scandal involving top officials, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 12:19 | Viewed: 2022

Bulgarian MPs Fail to Report on Time for 2nd Day

Bulgaria's Parliament's session was delayed Friday, for the second day in a row, over the lack of quorum.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1473

Bulgarian PM Vows to Automatically Accept Resignations

Any high Bulgarian officials who contemplate quitting stand no chance of keeping their positions, as the country's Prime Minsiter Boyko Borisov has pledged to accept every single resignition.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 1466

Bulgaria Sets Up Anti-Corruption Unit, Vows Transparency

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) will be transparent and trusted, the prime minister has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 2306

'Bulgarian FBI' Head Falls Victim of Wiretapping Scandal

Tsvetlin Yovchev, head of the Bulgarian State National Security Agency, became the first victim of the eavesdropping scandal involving top officials, as PM Boyko Borisov accepted his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgarian Ex Interior Min Lashes Out Anew Against Successor

Bulgaria's former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov chose not to comment allegations by ex Customs Agency deputy director Antoniy Strandzhev that a senior state official has received a BGN 4 M bribe.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1518

Salaries Prompt Bulgarian MPs to Lose Temper in Sorry Debate

A proposal to freeze Bulgarian MPs' salaries for 2011 to their level for December 2009 provoked self-searching deliberations and violent exchanges of words in plenary Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1708

Bulgarian Democrats Stand Up for National Security Agency Head

Bulgaria's rightists have asked Prime Minister Boyko Borisov not to accept the resignation of the director of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 12:50 | Viewed: 1388

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: Security Agency Head Resignation Act of Integrity

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev defined the resignation of the national security agency head, Tsvetlin Yovchev, as an "act of old-fashioned integrity".

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria's New Anti-Corruption Unit to Lack Operational Functions

Bulgaria's Center for Combating Corruption (BORKOR) will operate analytically, but will not have operational functions, according to Eleonora Nikolova, nominated for Deputy Chair of the unit.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1336

Bulgarian Ex Customs Agency Official: Govt Worker Bribed BGN 4 M

Bulgaria's former Deputy Customs Agency head Antoniy Strandzhev has announced that people from the "excise duty sector" have given BGN 4 M as a bribe to a senior civil servant.

Politics » Domestic | February 17, 2011, Thursday // 08:40 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgarian Rightists: Natonal Security Agency Head to Become PM's Scapegoat

Head of Bulgaria's National Security Agency (DANS) Tsvetlin Yovchev will be PM Boyko Borisov's scapegoat in the recent wiretapping scandal, the rightist Blue Coalition has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 20:17 | Viewed: 1623

Opposition: 'Bulgarian FBI' Head Resigned to Save Interior Minister

Bulgaria's Interior Minister is to be blamed for the resignation of Tsvetlin Yovchev, head of the State Agency for National Security, according to the oppositional leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 18:56 | Viewed: 1438

Bulgarian National Security Agency Head Quits

The director of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS), Tsvetlin Yovchev, has unexpectedly resigned.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1982

Bulgaria Moves to Curb 'Voting Tourism'

No more than 10 people will be registered at one and the same current address in Bulgaria, according to amendments to the Civil Registration law, prepared by the ruling centrist GERB.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2087

Bulgarian Top Cop Stays Course despite Mounting Duties

Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, reiterated Wednesday he has no intentions of resigning despite his brand new responsibilities.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 12:28 | Viewed: 1442

Bulgarian PM Threatens to Reshuffle Local FBI

Staff dismissals and changes are pending at the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS), Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2011, Wednesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1842

Bulgarian Interior Minister Spearheads Ruling Party's Election Campaign

Bulgaria's Interior Minister and Deputy PM Tsvetan Tsvetanov has been appointed the head of the campaign headquarters of the ruling center-right party GERB for the presidential and local elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 15, 2011, Tuesday // 20:00 | Viewed: 1556

Bulgaria's GERB Mulls Restricting Trade Register Access

Bulgaria's ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party is planning to restrict public access to the trade register, the "Access to Information" NGO alarms.

Politics » Domestic | February 15, 2011, Tuesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 2229

Bulgarian Socialists Warn about Anti-Poverty Protests

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has warned about potential protests if the government does not take measures against the impoverishment of the Bulgarians until the end of February.

Politics » Domestic | February 15, 2011, Tuesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1849

'Octopus' Accuses Bulgarian PM of Plotting Attack on His Life

Bulgaria's controversial businessman and former employee of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), Aleksei Petrov, voiced strong "suspicions" Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, had been involved in a terrorist attack on Petrov's life in 2002.

Politics » Domestic | February 15, 2011, Tuesday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1775
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