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Protesters against Judicial Corruption Block Traffic in Downtown Sofia

Protesters have blocked traffic in front of the headquarters of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) in downtown Sofia, calling for an end to corruption in the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1149

Bulgaria's Varna New Mayor Swears In

Ivan Portnih, member of Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party GERB, who won the battle for mayor of the coastal city of Varna by a slim margin, will swear into office on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 09:02 | Viewed: 3521

Bulgarians Mark Day 31 of Anti-Govt Protest

Sunday evening thousands have convoked again in downtown Sofia to request the resignation of the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on what is the 31st consecutive day since rallies started June 14.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 19:58 | Viewed: 1875

Ex Bulgarian President Suspect Right Wing of Using Protests

There are clear attempts to put the just protest rallies of Bulgarians in a particular political frame to support a new right-wing project, says former President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 19:03 | Viewed: 1417

Ex Bulgarian PM Mulls Compromise with Political Enemies

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has finally informed he was ready to negotiate with two out of the three other parties in the current Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1576

'French Liberty' Leads Bulgarian Rally in Bow to Bastille Day

A group of protesting Bulgarians has staged Saturday evening a reincarnation of Eugene Delacroix's historic painting of the July Revolution in France - Liberty Leading the People.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 15:21 | Viewed: 3188

Bulgaria's Embattled Shaky Govt: Give Us a Chance

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government has once again denied speculations that it is considering resignation amid mass protests that have been going on for a month already.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 11:52 | Viewed: 1845

Bulgarians Mark 1 Month of Anti-Govt Protest

Saturday evening thousands have convoked in cenral Sofia to request the resignation of Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski on what is the 30th consecutive day since rallies started June 14.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1911

100,000 Bulgarians Sign Petition Supporting Embattled PM

A petition in support of Bulgaria's PM Plamen Oresharski has gathered some 100,000 signatures, announced organizers Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1605

Bulgarian Liberal Leader Criticizes President's Pro-Protest Bias

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevnieliev should also take into account those Bulgarians who support the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski, said liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1479

Bulgarian Key Ruling MP: No Early Elections before May 2014

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-led coalition government intends to stay in power at least until May 2014, according to Yordan Tsonev, a key lawmaker from the ruling predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1392

Bulgaria Enters Day 30 of Mass Anti-Govt Rallies

Saturday marks the 30th straight day of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, as the embattled Socialist-led cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski shows no signs of willingness to resign.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1698

Bulgarian Defense Min Rules Out Govt Resignation amid Mass Rallies

Bulgarian Defense Minister Angel Naydenov said Friday the government’s resignation is not on the agenda – despite dozens of thousands protesting against it for four weeks now.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 17:48 | Viewed: 1567

Bulgarian PM Refutes Predecessor, Says Key Highway Not Ready Yet

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has reiterated that the Trakiya highway connecting the capital Sofia and the Black Sea city of Burgas would not be ready for launch until Monday, July 15.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgarian Ultranationalist Pictures Himself as Mandela, Slams France, Germany

Controversial Bulgarian ultranationalist leader Volen Siderov has once again condemned the popular anti-government protests in the country, accusing France and Germany of attempting to impose “colonial slavery” on the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:37 | Viewed: 2012

Bulgarian Interior Min Defiant, Says Early Vote Won't Change a Thing

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has ruled out early elections as a way out of the political turmoil.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgarian Ex-PM Demands Immediate Launch of Key Highway

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) has demanded that the brand new Trakiya highway be immediately launched.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1318

First Clashes with Police in Bulgaria's Anti-Govt Protests

The first clashes and escalation of tensions occurred on the evening of the 28th day of Bulgaria's protest rallies against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 08:28 | Viewed: 2432

Thousands Join New Anti-Govt Rally in Bulgaria, Tent Camps Planned

Thousands of Bulgarians have taken to the streets of the capital Sofia for a 28th consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led government over its ties with oligarchs.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 20:40 | Viewed: 2398

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar-PM Firmly against Snap Polls

Bulgaria now needs dialogue, consensus, and pragmatism, not a Great General Assembly, and a new Constitution, according to former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg (2001-2005).

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2419

5 Bulgarian Writers Briefly Detained at 'Coffee Drinking' Rally

Five well-known Bulgarian writers were detained and questioned briefly Thursday morning at the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1446
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