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Investigators on 'Tapegate': Bulgarian Police Violate Laws, Leaks All Over

A subcommittee of the Bulgarian Parliament investigating "Tapegate" – recent leaks of tapped discrediting telephone conversations between senior government figures – has found numerous violations in the use of wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria Axes Minister without Portfolio Post

Bulgaria's government has officially removed the post Minister without Portfolio following the resignation of Bozhidar Dimitrov, who stepped down at the end of last year for having links with the Soviet-era secret police.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1735

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Urges Drop of Travel Ban on Debtors

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev has asked the Constitutional Court to drop the ban that prohibits people to leave the country if they have a debt.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1799

Bulgaria Govt Recent Ally Turns into Its Biggest Foe - Leader

A right-wing coalition, only until recently an ally of the center-right majority in parliament, has turned into its biggest enemy, but not at its will, its leader has said.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgaria's Left, Right Unite in Dissing Interior Minister

Representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the rightist Blue Coalition once more voiced univocal harsh criticism of Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1576

Chief Prosecutor: Bulgarian Politics Go Criminal

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has published a lengthy article arguing against what he sees as a systematic abuse of institutions presently going on in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Interior Minister Self-Congratulating on Smuggling

The Bulgarian cabinet is doing unprecedentedly well in its fight against smuggling, stated Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1760

Disgruntled Bulgarian Conservatives Demand Leader Ousting

Former members of the leadership of the Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party demanded Wednesday the ousting of party head, Yane Yanev.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 14:57 | Viewed: 1652

Bulgaria Die-Hard Rightist Warns of Looming Snap Polls

The government's penchant to steer clear of scandals by burying its head in the sand will trigger early elections in Bulgaria, forecasts the leader of a right-wing party, only until recently an ally of the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1306

Bulgarian 'Octopus' Enters Presidential Race

The Bulgarian Initiative Committee "Unity and Team Work" distributed Tuesday an official announcement of the launch of their presidential election campaign.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1514

Bulgaria's Customs, Police Wage Fierce War over Contraband

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry and Customs Agency, a subordinate of the Finance Ministry, have clashed in the media over cigarette smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 18:49 | Viewed: 1833

Bulgarian Customs Set to Acquire Police Capabilities

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has moved to secure certain police and investigative capabilities for its subordinate, the Customs Agency, amidst rising need to counter cigarette contraband.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1270

Socialists Worry about Media Freedom in Bulgaria

"Without media freedom the European Union would fall apart," stated Bulgarian Socialist Party leader and ex-PM Sergey Stanishev Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgarian PM Not Worried about President's Libel Suit Threats

Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borisov has announced he was not worried about President Georgi Parvanov’s threats for libel suit against him.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2011, Saturday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1797

Bulgarian President Threatens Libel Suit against PM over 'Tapegate'

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has refuted Prime Minister Borisov's accusations that he has organized "Tapegate", a scandal with leaked discrediting conversations of senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 18:43 | Viewed: 1391

Source: French Lab Says Scandalous Bulgarian Tape Authentic

An independent examination by a French laboratory in Paris proves that one of the scandalous tapes of Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov's phone conversation is authentic, according to the Galeria weekly.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1831

Bulgaria's PM Claims Evidence 'Tapped' Conversation Manipulated

The conversation about the Ledenika brewery owner Mihail Mihov has been prolonged by 46 seconds, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1697

Bulgaria's PM Suggests Working Group to Regulate Surveillance Devices

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has suggested the creation of a working group for regulating the right implementation of the Special Surveillance Devices Act.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1530

Bulgarian PM Denies Ex-Customs Official's Political Pressure Accusations

There is no truth in the letter of a former Bulgarian customs official accusing the government of political pressure, according to Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1084

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Swap Deals with State Forest Lands

Bulgarian Parliament has adopted at second reading amendments to the Forest Act, which allow swap deals of state forest lands with private forest properties.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1078

Bulgaria's Prosecution Denies Having Had Access to Discrediting Tapes

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has denied having had any of the recently published phone conversations between high-rank officials, tapped through special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1070