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Bulgaria Faces Human Rights Court over Scandalous Judicial Appointment

The widely contested appointment of a Sofia City Court (SCC) Chair has reached the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2012, Friday // 09:30 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgarian Right-Wing Party Shows Door to 'All Renegades'

The National Executive Council of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) has invited any members who do not feel UDF as a personal cause to 'drop their masks' and openly state their political intentions.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2012, Thursday // 18:15 | Viewed: 706

Top Right Wing Politician Joins Kuneva's Bulgaria for Citizens

Right wing politician Nayden Zelenogorski is leaving the Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, to continue his "fight for freedom, democracy and prosperity" by joining the Bulgaria for Citizens project of ex EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2012, Thursday // 14:02 | Viewed: 793

Bulgarian President Launches Talks with Judicial Power

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev is beginning Thursday a series of meetings with representatives of the judicial power in the country.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2012, Thursday // 09:13 | Viewed: 773

Bulgaria's Rulers Propose Banning Ministers from Heading Election HQs

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has vowed that center-right ruling party GERB will initiate amendments banning the appointment of a Minister, Deputy Prime Minister or Prime Minister as head of a party's election campaign head

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 539

Bulgarian MPs Pass Veto on Controversial Forestry Act

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed Wednesday the veto of President Rosen Plevneliev on the Forestry Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1092

Bulgaria Ex-EU Commissioner Ready to Form Coalition with Any Party

Bulgaria for Citizens, the political formation set to be created by former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, does not rule out the possibility of entering a coalition government with any of the countries larger parties, it has been made clear.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 11:43 | Viewed: 557

Owner of Bulgaria's Most 'Popular Car' Invited to Join GERB

The Bulgarian man, who made headlines due to his car hood boasting the portrait of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has been invited to join Borisov's ruling GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 1234

Bulgaria Scraps 'Career Bonuses' for Supreme Judicial Council

Bulgaria's Parliament expectedly scrapped the amendments to the country's Judiciary Act that would allow the current members of the Supreme Judicial Council tol be automatically promoted once their terms in office expire.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 554

Bulgarian Rulers Said to Mull Winning Majority by Changing Legislation

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party is about to amend the country's electoral legislation, paving its way towards winning an easy majority in the 2013 general elections, according to a media report.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2012, Wednesday // 10:20 | Viewed: 631

President: Bulgaria Should Sort Its Own Election Problems

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that Bulgarians should not look to Brussels to solve problems with the election process in their country.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2012, Tuesday // 18:52 | Viewed: 636

Bulgarian PM Borisov Poses as Tender, Artsy Sexist

New Bulgarian lifestyle magazine Love Style has come out this week with a material shedding valuable light on the intimate life of macho Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2012, Tuesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1336

Bulgarian GERB MP Probed for 'Forestry Act Lobbyism'

Emil Dimitrov, Member of the Parliament from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, is being probed by the Parliamentary Committee on Conflict of Interests.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2012, Tuesday // 10:38 | Viewed: 675

Bulgarian Far-Rights Want Culture Min Axed over Speaking Turkish, Swearing

Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party wants Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov to be fired, since he allegedly "spoke Turkish and swore" during a meeting with representatives of the Bulgarian and Turkish film industries.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 17:55 | Viewed: 851

Libel Case against Bulgarian Interior Minister Stalls over Poor-Quality Evidence

The Plovdiv Regional Court has postponed the libel trial initiated by Judge Miroslava Todorova against Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov for September 18 due to the poor quality of a video recording.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 17:42 | Viewed: 735

Bulgaria's State Acquires Mutro-Baroque 'Jesus the Redeemer' Hotel

A hotel, best known for its awkward, mutro-baroque replica of Rio de Janeiro's icon – Christ the Redeemer, overlooking Bulgaria's second-biggest city of Plovdiv, has been taken over by the state.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2012, Monday // 08:54 | Viewed: 1256

Bulgaria's Ex Defense Min: From Behind Bars to New Party

Bulgaria's Former Defense Minister Nikolay Tsonev has founded a new party just days after he was conclusively acquitted of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2012, Sunday // 18:07 | Viewed: 938

Pavlova Proud to Be 1st Female Regional Minister of Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works is doing so much road repairs and paving that at times it suffers shortage of materials, according to Minister, Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2012, Sunday // 13:57 | Viewed: 996

Stanishev: Lying GERB Serve Corporate, Not Public Interests

Bulgaria's controversial new Forestry Act is only the latest of a long string of laws passed by ruling GERB party to serve private interests, argued Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2012, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 758

Weary Bulgarian PM Borisov Refuses to Cut Ribbons

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov visited the north-eastern town of Popovo Saturday to launch finished infrastructure projects, but was uncharacteristically reluctant to engage in usual ceremonies.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2012, Saturday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1389

President Plevneliev Among Wealthiest People in Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and first lady Yuliana Plevnelieva own five houses – including a villa in Halkidiki, Greece – and more than BGN 1.8 M in bank deposits, according to the President's property declaration.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2012, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2057