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Bulgarian Nationalists' Leader Warns of Provocations during Friday's Muslim Prayer

Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right and nationalist Bulgarian party "Ataka", has issued a warning that paid thugs pretending to be Ataka activists might stage provocations during Friday's Muslim prayer in Sofia

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 20:07 | Viewed: 1413

Bulgaria's President Against Early Parliamentary Elections

The holding of early parliamentary elections in the fall of 2011 will be detrimental to Bulgaria, according to Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1315

Bulgarian PM Dismisses 'WikiLeaks'-Alleged Ties to Lukoil, Russia

Prime Minister Borisov has refuted WikiLeaks allegations that he has informal ties to underworld figures, businessmen and diplomats, dismissing the content of the newly released cable of former US Ambassador to Bulgaria John Beyerle as unconfirmed and unt

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 17:14 | Viewed: 2159

Bulgarian Regional Minister Surpasses PM in Approval Rating

Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister, is now the second most popular Bulgarian politician, reaching a 45% approval rating, according to a poll conducted by the MBMD research agency.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgarian PM '99.99% Sure' He Won't Run for President

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov refuted recent statements he may end up running for President in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1077

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Probe of PM's 'Criminal Past'

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is prepared to ask a probe of the past of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his current dependencies, in case the Prosecutor's Office fail do to it on their own.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1863

Bulgarian PM Set to 'Give Whole New Meaning of Being President'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's potential presidential bid is set to "define a whole new meaning of the presidential institution", according to Rumyana Bachvarova, head of his cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1188

Sofia Mayor: Nationalists Fully Responsible for Mosque Brawl

The Mayor of Bulgaria's capital, Yordanka Fandakova, has firmly rejected any responsibility regarding the May 20th incident in front of a mosque in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2011, Thursday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1225

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Party to Be Investigated for Religious Hatred

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office will launch a pre-trial procedure against unknown offenders for praching religious hatred after last Friday's accident in which supporters of the far-right Ataka (Attack) party assaulted praying Muslims.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 19:30 | Viewed: 1657

Renegade MPs: Nationalist Party Ruined Bulgarian Patriotism!

The recent actions of the leaders of the Bulgarian nationalist Ataka (Attack) party, is extermely harmful for Bulgaria's national interests and the country's patriotism, according to three renegades from the party.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1397

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Party Loses 3 MPs

Three MPs from the controversial Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party have left its parliamentary group, leaving it with just 17 deputies.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1196

Bulgarian Conservatives Accuse PM Borisov of Lies and Abuse of Power

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party, has welcomed Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's preparedness to call early general elections in the autumn, urging him to stick to his commitments for once in his political career.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1363

Bulgarian Nationalist Ataka under Attack from Left, Right

All Bulgarian parliamentary represented political parties condemned Wednesday the actions of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party in front of a mosque in downtown Sofia last Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1754

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Keeps Post

Svetlana Boyanova, Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister, has been exonerated from suspicions of abuse of power and will remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgaria PM Denounces Ally's Assault on Muslims

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has condemned its own ally, the Ataka party over the incident in which nationalist activists assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2011, Wednesday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1472

Bulgaria's Far Right on the Defensive, Vows to Counter 'Islamist Aggression'

Bulgaria's far-right and nationalist party Ataka has started a campaign against the demands that it should be banned, while declaring itself as the "last bastion against Islamist aggression.

Politics » Domestic | May 24, 2011, Tuesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 1775

Bulgarian Govt with Hands Off Far Right despite New Mosque Rallies - Report

Bulgaria's far-right and nationalist party Ataka is getting ready to stage a new protest rally during the Friday prayer at the Sofia Mosque Banya Bashi.

Politics » Domestic | May 24, 2011, Tuesday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1853

President: People of Culture, Art Bulgaria's Sole Ambassadors Abroad

Socialist President Georgi Parvanov did not miss the chance to take a dig at the government as he marked May 24 by awarding prominent Bulgarians for their contribution in the fields of culture, science and education.

Politics » Domestic | May 24, 2011, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1658

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee: Assault on Muslims 'Not Mere Hooliganism'

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee criticized the decision made by the country's Prosecutor's office to press hooliganism charges  against supporters of the far right Ataka (Attack) party, who assaulted Muslims in Sofia during their Friday prayer.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2011, Monday // 19:04 | Viewed: 2207

Ethnic, Religious Controversy Flares in Bulgaria

Radical Islam does not exist in Bulgaria, Chief Mufti, Mustafa Alish Hadzi, told the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2011, Monday // 14:15 | Viewed: 1845

Bulgarian Radio Host Blames Nationalist for Brawl on Air

The fist fight that broke Sunday during the popular political talk show Nedelya 150 of the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, which is aired live, is a disgrace for Bulgarian politics.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2011, Monday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1953