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Bulgaria Detains 2 Afghans Hidden in Double-Bottom Trailer

Bulgarian border police have detained a Greek citizen and two Afghan nationals hidden in a freight truck.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2012, Sunday // 11:29 | Viewed: 552

Failing to Pay Wages Not Criminal Offence - Bulgarian Parliamentary Chair

Bulgarian Parliamentary Chair Tsetska Tsacheva believes that employers who fail to pay their employees' wages in time should not face criminal trials.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2012, Saturday // 18:13 | Viewed: 548

Ethnic Turkish Leader Bodes Stalemate after Bulgaria's 2013 Elections

Bulgaria's 2013 general elections may result in a Greece-like stalemate, with no party willing to form a cabinet, according to Ahmed Dogan, leader of Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2012, Saturday // 17:05 | Viewed: 644

Dozens of Bodies Inspecting Bulgaria's Quake-Hit City

A total of 55 emergency committees have started assessing the condition of buildings in the Southwestern Bulgarian town of Pernik that was jolted by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2012, Saturday // 15:25 | Viewed: 646

Bulgaria's Buildings to Have Seismic Passports by 2016, Govt Says

Large buildings in Bulgaria are to have technical passports by 2014 and all other buildings by 2016, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2012, Friday // 15:51 | Viewed: 982

Bulgarian Govt Grants BGN 325 in Aid to Quake-Affected Families

Each Bulgarian household affected by the 5.8-6.0 magnitude earthquake in Western Bulgaria on Tuesday will receive a one-time aid allowance of BGN 325 from the government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 633

Pernik Quake Caused Hundreds of Millions Worth of Damage - Mayor

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bulgarian city of Pernik on Tuesday has caused hundreds of millions of BGN worth of damage, according to the city's Mayor, Rositsa Yanakieva.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 864

Bulgarian Govt Forms New Body for Disaster Protection

Bulgaria's government has established a consultative council that is supposed to help it form national policies for protection against disasters.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 13:08 | Viewed: 353

FinMin to Inform Bulgarian MPs on Post-Quake Measures

Bulgarian Finance Minister and Deputy PM Simeon Djankov is to inform the Parliament about the measures undertaken by the cabinet in the aftermath of the earthquake that shook the country Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 11:14 | Viewed: 262

Bulgarian PM Visits Quake-Hit Region

The high school and middle school matriculation exams in Bulgaria's western region of Pernik have been postponed from Wednesday, May 23 to May 29, in the aftermath of the strong earthquake that hit Tuesday morning.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 09:39 | Viewed: 423

Bulgarian Govt Reassures Nation after 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov spoke to journalists early on Tuesday to alleviate fears after the strong earthquake that hit Sofia and its surroundings.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2012, Tuesday // 08:16 | Viewed: 1000

Bulgarian Deputy EconMin Released from Duty

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has released from her duty the Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Zhulieta Hubenova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2012, Monday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1016

Socialist Wins Mayoral Race in Bulgaria's Saedinenie

The candidate of the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Georgi Rumenov, has won the Sunday mayoral runoff election in the southern Bulgarian town of Saedinenie.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2012, Monday // 08:49 | Viewed: 724

Bulgarian PM Mocks Socialists, Snubs Ethnic Turkish Leader's Early Election Calls

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has ruled out any possibilities of holding early parliamentary elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 19:04 | Viewed: 896

Reelected Bulgarian Socialist Leader Declares End of Split

Sergey Stanishev, the reelected leader of Bulgaria's main opposition formation, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, declared Sunday that the recent split in Socialist rang must be healed now.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 14:57 | Viewed: 849

Bulgaria's Saedinenie Elects Mayor at Runoff

The southern Bulgarian town of Saedinenie is electing its mayor at run-off Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 13:23 | Viewed: 742

Ex PM Stanishev Reelected Bulgarian Socialist Leader

 Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev was reelected late Saturday evening to lead the main opposition party in the country, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 10:15 | Viewed: 976

Ex President Parvanov Quits Bulgarian Socialists' Leadership Race

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has dropped from the race to head the Bulgarian Socialist Party, paving the way for the reelection of incumbent chair and ex PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 20:45 | Viewed: 1105

Bulgarian Ex-President Holds PM's Leaderships Skills as Example for Left-Wing

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) needs a stronger leader figure, according to former President Georgi Parvanov, who is running to take over as the party's new chair.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 18:46 | Viewed: 738

Ethnic Turkish Leader States Early Elections Likely in Bulgaria

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, has predicted that early elections will take place in the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 17:30 | Viewed: 827

Ex-President Says Bulgarian Left-Wingers 'Indivisible'

No one can split the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), according to Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov, who is eager to take over as the political formation's leader.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 15:46 | Viewed: 647