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Bulgaria's Embattled Socialists Ready for Talks with Center-Right Opposition

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, whose coalition government has seen a series of mass protest rallies for over a month now, is ready for talks with the opposition center-right GERB, according to BSP leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1299

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: We Need to Make Concessions to Avoid Permanent Crisis

Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said that the ongoing political crisis in Bulgaria can be resolved "if everyone takes a step back.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1151

Famous Bulgarian Poet Continues Anti-Govt Hunger Strike Despite Fears

Prominent Bulgarian poet Edvin Sugarev has once again refused to end his anti-government hunger strike, despite fears that his health would deteriorate considerably.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1036

Ex Leading Bulgarian Socialist Mulls New Left-Wing Party

A new left-wing party is going to appear on Bulgaria's political horizon by the fall, according to Tatyana Doncheva, former leading Socialist, who started a new civic movement in 2010.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1183

Protesters Bring Roosters to Wake up Ex Bulgarian PM

Scores of Bulgarians are protesting once again Tuesday near the home of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, in the Sofia suburb of Bankya.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgarians Hold Fresh Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament

Bulgarians are protesting once again Tuesday by staging the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 10:30 | Viewed: 1174

Hearings for 'FBI' Head Held in Bulgarian Parliament

Bulgaria's parliamentary committee for control of security agencies is holding Tuesday a hearing of the two candidates for the post of director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:50 | Viewed: 1126

Bulgarian Govt with Record-low Rating – Poll

The Socialist-endorsed government of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has started its term with 32% approval and the record-high 59% disapproval.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:27 | Viewed: 1427

Bulgarians Gather for 32nd Evening of Mass Anti-Govt Rallies

Thousands of Bulgarians have gathered at Nezavisimost (Independence) square in downtown Sofia to protest against the government’s ties with oligarchy for a 32nd day in a row.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 20:40 | Viewed: 1418

Prominent Bulgarian Poet Refuses to End Anti-Govt Hunger Strike

Edvin Sugarev, a Bulgarian poet and former lawmaker, has once again refused to end his hunger strike against the country’s embattled socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1179

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Rejects Scenario of 2nd Govt under Current Parliament

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, has not discussed options for forming a second government within the term in office of the 42nd National Assembly, according to DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 18:16 | Viewed: 1175

Bulgaria's Nationalist Party Ataka Complains of Insulting Statement of SKAT TV Owner

MPs of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka have submitted 23 individual claims against Valeri Simeonov, Co-Chair of the nationalist party National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) and owner of the SKAT TV channel, over his statement that Ataka sup

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 17:38 | Viewed: 1399

Bulgarian President Calls for Dialogue amid Division

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called on all political parties to engage in dialogue, although remaining skeptical whether this can be achieved soon.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1082

Bulgaria's New Investment Planning Ministry Picks Priority Projects

Ivan Danov, Bulgaria's  Minister of Investment Planning, has said that a number of large-scale construction projects, which are to be managed by the Investment Planning Ministry, are currently being prepared.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1401

60% of Bulgarians Demand Government's Resignation - Poll

Some 60% of Bulgarians back the mass anti-government protests in the country, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:06 | Viewed: 1100

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Can Complete 7 Highway Projects by 2020

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that a target of seven completed highway projects by 2020 is achievable for the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:51 | Viewed: 2276

Sofia Mayor Gives Support to Anti-Government Rallies

Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova stated she has no intentions whatsoever to stop or limit massive anti-government protests in the Bulgarian capital.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:44 | Viewed: 780

Poll Gives Lead to Bulgaria's Center-Right Opposition amid Mass Protests

Some 22-23% of Bulgarians would vote for the opposition center-right GERB party of former PM Boyko Borisov if elections were to be held now, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:32 | Viewed: 875

Bulgarian Protesters to Pay Homage to Natl Radio, German Envoy

Protesting Bulgarians, who Monday will go on their 32nd consecutive anti-government rally in Sofia, plan to reroute their march to show their respect for the Bulgarian National Radio and Germany's diplomatic mission.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 13:23 | Viewed: 1044

Bulgarians Abroad Join Famous Hunger Striker Back Home

Bulgarians living abroad have started a hunger strike to support Edvin Sugarev, a poet, intellectual and former MP of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party, who is protesting against the socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:41 | Viewed: 764

Protesters against Judicial Corruption Block Traffic in Downtown Sofia

Protesters have blocked traffic in front of the headquarters of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) in downtown Sofia, calling for an end to corruption in the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1156
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