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Bulgarian PM To Cabinet: We'll Go Down in History as Highway, Sport Hall Heroes!

 Bulgarians will sooner or later recognize the importance of the ruling centrist-right GERB government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov vowed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1188

Bulgarian Specialized Court, Prosecutor's Office Postponed over Inexperienced Staff

Bulgaria's specialized court and prosecutor's office, which were supposed to facilitate the fight against organized crime, will not go into operation in August 2011 as previously planned.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgarian Govt Meagerly Ups Social Benefits 'Pre-Election'

The Bulgarian center-right GERB government dispelled the intrigue it had created itself by deciding to up the minimum wage, but not retirement pensions in the country, starting September 1.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 17:15 | Viewed: 1465

Allegations on Misuse of Bulgarian Party Funding Remain Unclear

The 3 renegade MPs from Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka declared Wednesday they have received no money from the ruling center-right GERB party for their support.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council's Annual Report Approved Amid Renewed Criticism

The Bulgarian Parliament approved Wednesday the annual report on the activity of the Supreme Judicial Council VSS and the VSS Inspectorate amid renewed criticism.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 15:39 | Viewed: 961

Priority Projects Under 'Bulgaria 2020' Included in Trans-European Road Network

 Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev has termed "a big victory for Bulgaria" the fact that the priority projects under the Bulgaria 2020 strategy (seven highways, seven high-speed thor­ough­fares) are now part of the Trans-European road network

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1344

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Snubbed Yet Again as Anti-Corruption Head

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party, failed for the fourth consecutive time to become the head of the Anti-Corruption Committee in the country's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 905

Bulgarian PM Explains Infamous Comparison of His Compatriots to Dogs

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was not understood properly and did not mean to insult his compatriots on Monday, when he compared them to his dogs.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 09:06 | Viewed: 6028

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks Leader Stashed Sleazy Fee in Bank Account

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the opposition ethnic Turkish party, has put aside in a bank account the huge consulting fee, which he received on hydro energy projects while his party was in power, triggering a scandal and a trial.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 20:34 | Viewed: 1148

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Passes Constitution Change for Fiscal Stability

The so-called Financial Stability Pact, involving amendments in the Bulgarian Constitution, was approved by the ad hoc parliamentary committee devoted to it amid opposition protests.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1325

Freedom House: Democracy in Bulgaria Deteriorates

Bulgaria's "National Democratic Governance" index in the Freedom House "Nations in Transition" study has declined due to "exacerbated partizanship and questionable moves on the part of key actors".

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1309

Bulgarian Interior Minister Urged to Stop Defending Embattled Sofia Court Head

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov must stop defending Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC) because this is only doing her harm, said Nelly Kutskova Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1093

Minister of Justice: Bulgarian Judges May Often Be Biased

There needs to be introduced a mechanism of control of the unbiasedness of Bulgarian magistrates, according to Bulgarian Minister of Justice Margarita Popova.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 892

Sofia Court Head Falls Ill Ahead of Conflict-of-Interest Hearing

The conflict-of-interest hearing of Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC), has been postponed due to her hospitalization.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1014

Bulgarian Parliament to Track Spending of Independent MPs' State Subsidies

The Bulgarian Parliament will task the Audit Office with tracking the spending of state subsidies for political parties granted to independent MPs'.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 13:31 | Viewed: 762

Bulgarian Interior Minister Sides with Murky Head of Court

Bulgarian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has distanced himself from the appointment policy practiced by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), insisting that the observance of the procedures is of primary concern in the matte

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 12:52 | Viewed: 979

Former Ally Suspects Bulgarian Ruling Party in Secret Ties with Leftist Opposition

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB is secretly preparing to rule in coalition with the currently oppositional left wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, according to a rightist leader.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1325

Rightist Leader: Shaky Bulgarian Cabinet Depends on 'Political Nomads'

Trust in PM Boyko Borisov's center-right GERB cabinet is record-low, according to erstwhile ally, rightist Blue Coalition co-leader and former Bulgarian PM Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2011, Sunday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1210

PM: Bulgaria Is En Route to Imminent, Certain Prosperity

Given the way it is developing, in 1 to 2 years Bulgaria will reach a level of prosperity that will make it much more attractive than its neighbors, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2011, Sunday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgarian Conservatives: President Is Cheating Taxpayers

Bulgaria's marginal, conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party has demanded a probe of the income of President, Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2011, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgaria PM Party to Have 116-121 MPs in Next Parliament - Survey

No more than three parties - center-right GERB, Socialist BSP and ethnic Turkish DPS, are strong enough to enter Bulgaria's parliament if general elections were held today, says a survey.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2011, Friday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1381