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Bulgarian Socialist Leader Vows 2013 Poll Victory

The leader of the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Sergey Stanishev, delivered a long keynote address at the party's 48th congress, focusing on the victory in the 2013 general elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 13:34 | Viewed: 907

Faceoff for Bulgaria's Wannabe Socialist Leaders

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is holding its 48th congress Saturday to elect the new party leader.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 10:09 | Viewed: 641

Bulgaria to Launch National Unit to Compensate Victims of Slow Justice

A central unit for compensations in cases of slow justice may become operational in mid-June, according to Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 15:13 | Viewed: 573

Far-Right Leader Furious Ahead of Bulgarian-Turkish PM Talks

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party, has once again voiced his discontent with his country's diplomatic relations with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 686

Bulgaria PM Makes U-Turn: Bonuses to Go to Sick Kids

The bonuses that heads of political cabinets and other officials returned in the aftermath of a huge scandal are going to be used for the treatment of sick kids, rather than the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 14:49 | Viewed: 612

Bulgaria for Citizens Co-Founder Denies Coalition Rumors

Former Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Daniel Valchev, has specified that the Bulgaria for Citizens movement, of which he is a co-founder, will be established as a political party by end-September.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 609

Bulgaria Boasts 22.2% Women in Government

Bulgaria ranks among the countries with over 20% of women in the government, outpacing a number of other European countries like Poland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Greece.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 660

Burly Bulgarian PM Shows Affection for Tender Wildflowers

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov will personally participate in the re-planting of 2,605 wild snowflake flowers to make way for the construction of Maritsa Highway.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 690

Kostadinov Reelected Chair of Bulgarian Files Commission

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament reelected Thursday Evtim Kostadinov for a second term as Chairman of the Files Commission.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 10:48 | Viewed: 765

Lukoil Bulgaria Snubs Attacks by Customs Agency Head

Fuel distributor Lukoil Bulgaria has risen against the accusations levied by Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov that the company is exercising pressure on the prosecution in the trial against him.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 17:02 | Viewed: 693

Bulgarian Parliament Sets Up 2nd Committee to Examine EX VP's Pardons

A second ad-hoc committee tasked with probing the activities of the former Bulgarian President and Vice President, Parvanov and Marin, was set up Wednesday in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 780

Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Pin Their Last Hopes on Us

Days before their crucial congress, Bulgaria's opposition Socialist party leader has addressed members and supporters, stressing the need to unite against ruling GERB.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 745

Ex-Leader Suspects Plan to Destroy Bulgarian Right-Wing Party

A plan exists for the destruction of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party (UDF), according to the formation's former leader, Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 584

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Says He Won't Quit after Coalition Falls Apart

Ivan Kostov, leader of Bulgaria's right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, has declared that he has no intention of quitting after his coalition partner decided to break up with him.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 10:21 | Viewed: 562

Bulgarian Officials' Returned Bonuses Go to Balkan Wars Tribute

The bonuses that heads of political cabinets and other officials returned in the aftermath of a huge scandal are going to be used for Bulgaria's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 17:52 | Viewed: 843

Bulgarian PM Wishes Success to Split Right Wing

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, wished success to the two major parties in the now former right-wing Blue Coalition, after news reports about the latter's breakup.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 863

Socialist Leader: Bulgarian Rulers Brace for Elections

Bulgaria's center-right GERB cabinet headed by PM Boyko Borisov is already gearing for general elections scheduled for the summer of 2013, said opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:03 | Viewed: 590

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Quits after Coalition Breakup

The leader of Bulgaria's right-wing party Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), Martin Dimitrov, announced officially he is resigning, after it was reported that the so-called Blue Coalition fell apart.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 739

Commander of Bulgaria National Security Service Resigns

Lieutenant General Dimitar Dimitrov, commander of Bulgaria's National Security Service, has filed his resignation with President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 800

Bulgarian Right-Wing Coalition May Fall Apart

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition may fall apart, as one of the two major parties within it, the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), is to decide on whether it would take part in the 2013 general elections on its own.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 482

Sofia Court Acquits Ex Deputy PM of Malfeasance in Office

The Sofia City Court (SCC) has acquitted Lidia Shuleva, former Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg, on charges of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 16:28 | Viewed: 750