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Sofia City Court Head Spared All-Out Conflict of Interest Probe

Vladimira Yaneva, the newly elected chair of the Sofia City Court, will be spared the most drastic inspections over conflict of interest doubts, Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) decided Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 19:24 | Viewed: 1069

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Warns Against Hasty Reform of Supreme Judicial Council

Commenting on the plight of Bulgaria's embattled Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev insisted Thursday that any reforms of the body must be rational rather than emotional.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1186

Bulgarian MPs End No Confidence Debate with Dramatic 'Play'

The leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, staged a dramatic protest in the Parliament by ripping apart the anti-crisis plan of the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgarian Parliament Retains Life -Without-Parole Sentence

Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday proposed amendments to the Penal Code for the abolition of the life-without-parole sentence.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 13:42 | Viewed: 1313

Scandal Marks Start of No Confidence Debates in Bulgarian Parliament

The no confidence vote debates in the Bulgaria Parliament began with a scandal Thursday, after the majority rejected the opposition's request to have the session aired live on the national radio and TV.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1685

Bulgarian MPs Debate No Confidence Vote against Cabinet

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are debating Thursday the no confidence vote against the cabinet over the failure of the anti-crisis policy.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 09:00 | Viewed: 1447

Bulgarian Judges Want 'Flawed' Supreme Judicial Council Dissolved

 The Union of Judges in Bulgaria has insisted that the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) be disbanded, calling for a structural reorganization and a major reshuffle at the legal entity.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1435

Bulgaria Right Wing Parties to Abstain in No-Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's Blue Coalition plans to leave the plenary hall during the no-confidence vote scheduled for June 16, announced rightist leaders.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1282

Controversial Bulgarian Party Leader Sells EUR 1 M Villa - Report

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, is selling a seaside estate, according to tabloid Republika.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 1290

Bulgarian Rightists Clueless over No Confidence Vote

The MPs from Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition failed to agree upon how to vote in the upcoming no confidence vote against the ruling GERB government in the country.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 19:44 | Viewed: 1263

Bulgarian Socialists Blame Interior Minister for Schengen Failure

The leadership of the opposition left-wing, Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, demands the immediate resignation of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1342

Bulgaria's Ex President Petar Stoyanov to Run Again - Report

Former Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov, one of the emblematic figures of the Union of Democratic Forces and the country's transition to democracy, may join again the race for the presidential office, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 16:37 | Viewed: 1568

Leftist Sofia Mayor Hopeful Said to Eye Presidency Instead

Georgi Kadiev, who was named as the leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party's most probable candidate for Mayor of the capital Sofia, may end up as its presidential runner instead.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1027

Incumbent Praised as Ruling Party's Top Choice for Sofia Mayor Runner

Yordanka Fandakova, the current Mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, has been named as the ruling centrist-right GERB party's top choice for the upcoming local elections in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1040

Bulgarian PM Sets 'Date' for Announcing Presidential Candidate

The presidential candidate of Bulgarian ruling party GERB for elections in the fall will most likely be announced September 4, stated Tuesday PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1061

Socialist Sofia Mayor Hopeful: Rightist Primaries Marred

The mutual accusations of vote buying have marred the otherwise good practice of staging preliminary votes, commented Sofia Mayor candidate from the Bulgarian Socialist Party Georgi Kadiev.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 09:08 | Viewed: 866

Proshkov to Be Rightist Candidate for Sofia Mayor after 60% at Primaries

Proshko Proshkov, Mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia's Lozenets district, won the primary vote for the city's Mayor runner within the rightist Blue Colaition with 60%, show final results.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2011, Monday // 19:08 | Viewed: 1093

Hristov Grabs Bulgarian Rightists' Presidential Primaries with 56%

Rumen Hristov, vice-chair of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), will be the Bulgarian rightist Blue Coalition's presidential candidate after getting close to 56% at the primary vote Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2011, Monday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1146

Sofia Mayor Fandakova to Seek Re-election as Ruling Party Candidate

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova will run again for the position in the fall elections as the candidate of ruling Bulgarian party, center-right GERB.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2011, Monday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1163

Bulgarian PM Roasts Former Allies over Primary Elections

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has bashed the rightist Blue Coalition over the vote buying that allegedly took part Sunday during its primary elections for presidential and Sofia Mayor candidates.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2011, Monday // 14:45 | Viewed: 1023

Bulgaria Ex Deputy PM: Former Tsar Is Best Presidential Candidate

Daniel Vulchev, Former Bulgarian Education Minister, has termed Simeon Saxe-Coburg, former Bulgarian Tsar and Prime Minister, the best presidential candidate.

Politics » Domestic | June 13, 2011, Monday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1301