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Bulgarian Nationalist Pledges Cabinet Support, Vows to Become President

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka has no intentions to withdraw support from the center-right GERB cabinet ruling the country, according to Ataka leader Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1755

Bulgarian PM Unfazed by Investigation of Interior Min's Assets

There are no grounds to be worried about the assets of Bulgaria's Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1368

Renegade Calls for Revolution in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms needs to thoroughly clean itself from its murky past, including leader Ahmed Dogan, according to former vice-chair Kasim Dal, who was recently expelled from the party.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1913

Journalist Apple of Discord in Bulgaria Interior, bTV Spat

Bulgaria's interior minister and the biggest private national television channel bTV have become involved in a spat over the career of a prominent journalist.

Politics » Domestic | February 25, 2011, Friday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2056

Bulgarian MPs Pass National Security Strategy

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed Friday, after hours of debating, the National Security Strategy.

Politics » Domestic | February 25, 2011, Friday // 14:33 | Viewed: 2104

Tax Agency Clears Bulgarian Interior Minister, Checks His In-laws

Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency has not discovered any discrepancies in the income of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, its head Krasimir Stefanov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2011, Thursday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1765

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Urges Delay of Anti-Mafia Tribunal

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has proposed a delay of half year for the start of the special anti-mafia tribunals, which were expected to start operating from August 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2011, Thursday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1452

Bulgarian PM Reappoints, Praises Ex Technoexportstroy CEO

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced he reappointed Emil Kotsev, the head of state-owned Technoexportstroy, hours after he fired him over.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 20:14 | Viewed: 1757

Bulgaria Moves to Liberalize Raw Tobacco Market

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted at second reading amendments to the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act, which allow the liberalization of the raw tobacco market in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1566

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Sues Interior Minister for Libel

The Sofia Regional Court began Wednesday the trial of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who is being sued for libel.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1746

Deputy Takes Temporary Lead of Bulgarian FBI

The Bulgarian cabinet issued Wednesday an official proposal to President, Georgi Parvanov, to release from his duties the Director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Galeria Weekly Launches Attack on Interior Minister

The controversial, anti-government Bulgarian weekly Galeria made public Wednesday new revelations about Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, surrounding his properties and trips abroad.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 2172

Bulgarian President Demands Answers on Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, demands information about the profile of people who are spied on with special surveillance devices, SRS, and the effectiveness of their use.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1905

Bulgarian Interior Minister Firm on Keeping Post

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, rejected information he would be replaced by the Chair of the Parliamentary Internal Affair's Committee, Anastas Anastasov.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1476

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Keen on Keeping Chief Secretary

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, says he worked hard to create a really good team at the Interior Ministry and would not want to part with its Chief Secretary, Kalin Georgiev.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1621

Bulgarian Daily: National Security Agency Employees Paid for 'Tapegate'

Employees of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS) have been paid EUR 200 000 for leaking USB ports with taped phone conversations between senior government officials, according to Bulgarian daily "24 Chasa".

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgarian National Security Council to Discuss Schengen, Smuggling, Wiretapping

Bulgaria's Consultative National Security Council will discuss vital matters in the sphere of home affairs on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgarian Rightists Condemn Interior Minister's New Appointment

The appointment of Interior Minister and Deputy PM Tsvetan Tsvetanov as head of the campaign headquarters of the ruling center-right party GERB is completely wrong, according to the rightist Blue Coalition.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgarian Top Cop Stripped of Wiretapping Authority

The authority of the Bulgarian Interior Minister to sign under the use of special surveillance devices (SRS) is going to be transferred to the Chief Secretary of the Interior, who will not be mandated to notify the Minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1565

Minister: Bulgarian 'Tapegate' Started from National Security Agency

The recent scandal involving leaked phone conversations of high Bulgarian officials has started with an information leak from the State National Security Agency (DANS), according to Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1266

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Run Solo in Two Crucial Votes in 2011

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will not team up with partners in the upcoming local and presidential polls in the autumn and is confident of its success, the interior minister said on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1630