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Ethnic Turkish NGO to Be Established in Bulgaria

Supporters of Kasim Dal, who recently resigned as Deputy Chair, and was later expelled from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, are debating plans to establish a new NGO.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1844

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Mull Leader's Presidential Run

The Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is considering nominating its leader, Ahmed Dogan, to run for President in the upcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1865

Bulgaria Nationalist Counts on GERB for Presidential Bid

Bulgaria nationalist leader Volen Siderov, who lost the run-off in the 2006 presidential elections, is determined to attract this time the support of the ruling party GERB for winning the high, though largely ceremonial, office.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1818

Bulgaria's Ruling Party with Minor Lead for Presidential Elections - Poll

About 25% of the Bulgarian voters would support a candidate of the ruling center right party in the presidential elections in the fall of 2011, according to a public opinion poll.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1792

Bulgaria's Ex-Agent Petrov Tones down Presidential Bid, Wants to Run against PM

Bulgarian controversial businessmen and ex-secret agent Alexei Petrov played down intentions voiced earlier to present his candidacy for the country's Presidency in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2011, Saturday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1836

Bulgaria's GERB Recalls Agriculture Ministry Building Swap

The swap of the buildings of the Agriculture Ministry and the City Hall in the capital Sofia has been postponed, Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, stated Friday.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1796

Bulgarian Opposition Declares April Fool's Day of Ruling GERB

April 1 is April Fool's Day and we have all reasons to believe it has turned into the Day of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgarian (GERB) party.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1722

Bulgarian PM: My Security More Important than Cost

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared in the Parliament Friday he would never compromise with his personal security in order to reduce travel expenses.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1439

Bulgarian PM Lauds Ex Diaspora Minister's Work

The opening of new Bulgarian schools abroad, donations for them, alleviating the procedure for granting Bulgarian citizenship, are among the achievements of the Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, while in office.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1680

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Still under Fire from Right, Left

Both Bulgaria's right and left wing are unwavering in demanding the resignation of Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, over alleged scams at the State Fund Agriculture.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1636

Bulgaria's Special Tribunal to Receive BGN 2 M for Salaries

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will provide BGN 2 M for salaried to all 134 people that will work in the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1391

Alleged Corruption Scandal Rattles Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund

The Bulgarian government has replaced the entire senior management of the State Agriculture Fund, the institution in charge of distributing EU agricultural funding.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1894

Bulgarian Govt Bails Out Sofia Municipality for New Metro Trains

Bulgaria's Cabinet has provided the Sofia Municipality with BGN 11 M in order to pay for the delivery of three new trains for the subway.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2011, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1266

Right-Wing Leader: Recession Feels at Home in Bulgaria

The cartel agreements have destroyed the economic competition in Bulgaria, as well as the small and medium business, according to right-wing leader Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2011, Wednesday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1801

Head: Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Unit Cannot Fight Corruption

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) cannot fight corruption, according to the unit's head, Rumen Milanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2011, Wednesday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgarian Socialists Claim More Anti-Govt Protests to Come

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will continue to organize protests against the government of the ruling party GERB not only in the capital Sofia, but in other cities as well.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1570

Line of Birthday Gifts Awaits Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader

Members and supporters of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party DPS have went Tuesday to its headquarters to greet the leader Ahmed Dogan for his 57th birthday.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 17:02 | Viewed: 1930

Bulgarian Right Wing Demands Ousting of Agriculture Minister over Corruption

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) presented Tuesday evidence of corruption practices in the Agriculture Ministry and the State Fund "Agriculture" - the agency dealing with payments from the EU SAPARD program.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1896

Facebook Group Shakes Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party Leadership

The former Deputy Chair of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Kasim Dal, who recently resigned,and was later expelled from the party, has gathered support from 4 300 Facebook users.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2039

Bulgarian GERB MP Accused of Lobbying

The Member of the Bulgarian Parliament from the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, Emil Radev, has been accused of lobbying in favor of his spouse's boss.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1757

Bulgarian President Launches Appointment of Electoral Commission

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, has established April 12 as the date to begin consultations for appointing the country's Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2011, Monday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1394