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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: 1495

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: 1445

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: 2236

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

Bulgarian President to Cabinet: The Economy, Stupid!

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has slammed the government for its "failure" in the economic sphere, while also showing off with his approval rating after almost 10 years as head of state.

Politics » Domestic | February 14, 2011, Monday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1634

Bulgarians Annoyed at Govt over Tapegate - Study

Bulgarian citizens are getting increasingly irritated at the 'Tapegate' scandal over the past weeks, according to an opinion survey by Gallup International.

Politics » Domestic | February 13, 2011, Sunday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1807

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Sets Out to Conquer Presidency

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian nationalist party "Ataka" ("Attack") has declared the start of his campaign for the presidential elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 12, 2011, Saturday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1500

Hadzhi Reelected Unanimously as Bulgarian Chief Mufti

Mustafa Alsih Hadzhi was reelected Saturday as Chief Mufti of Bulgaria by the emergency Muslim conference, held in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | February 12, 2011, Saturday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgarian Muslims Hold Emergency 'Chief Mufti' Conference

Bulgarian Muslims are holding Saturday an emergency Muslim conference to decide on the thorny issue of who is going to be their Chief Mufti.

Politics » Domestic | February 12, 2011, Saturday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1744

FinMin Assumes Responsibility for Bulgarians Abroad

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, is going to be in charge of Bulgarians abroad and of the State Agency Archives.

Politics » Domestic | February 11, 2011, Friday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1881

Bulgarian PM: I Might as Well Be Gay, That's Private Matter!

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov stated he is unwilling to discuss his private life in public, right after doing just the same to socialist predecessor Sergey Stanishev in Parliament Friday.

Politics » Domestic | February 11, 2011, Friday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2464

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Threatens PM with Lawsuit

Bulgaria's leader of the marginal conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, Yane Yanev, declared he is suing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | February 11, 2011, Friday // 11:12 | Viewed: 1477

Bulgarian Conservatives Severely Attack Borisov over Paper Explosion

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is employing a Cosa Nostra scenario, according to Yane Yanev, leader of the marginal conservative party RZS, commenting on Thursday's explosion at the office of the Galeria weekly.

Politics » Domestic | February 10, 2011, Thursday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1796