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Bulgarian Opposition Denies Organizing Anti-Govt Rally

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB, the only opposition party in Parliament, has denied having taken part in organizing Wednesday’s anti-government protest in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 930

Bulgarian Ex-PM Urges Embattled Govt to Resign

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again called upon the Socialist-led government to resign amid ongoing anti-corruption protests.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1170

Bulgarian Ultranationalists Urge Neutrality on Syria, Warn of WW III

Controversial Bulgarian ultranationalist leader Volen Siderov has once again urged the country to remain fully neutral on the conflict in Syria.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1063

Bulgarian MPs Snub Bomb Alert as Tensions Rise Outside Parliament

Bulgaria’s lawmakers were unperturbed early on Wednesday, as an anonymous bomb threat was received for the Parliament’s building.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 11:35 | Viewed: 1001

Bulgarian Rulers, Opposition Organize Rallies as Anti-Govt Protest Continues

Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government and the center-right opposition GERB party both resorted to bringing chartered buses full of supporters from all over the country to Sofia on Wednesday, as non-affiliated anti-government protesters once again gathere

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 11:05 | Viewed: 961

Bulgaria's Shaky Govt Firm Not to Resign, Defies Protests

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialists have confirmed the government will defy calls to resign, describing protests as a form of racketeering.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1314

Bulgaria to Seek EU Aid over Rise in Syrian Refugees

Bulgaria may ask the European Union and Red Cross for aid in handling an increase in Syrian refugees as President Barack Obama seeks congressional approval for a strike on the Middle-East country, Bloomberg agency reported.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 07:43 | Viewed: 1137

Bulgaria Anti-Govt Protesters Brace for Sept 4 Showdown

Rallies against Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed government in the capital Sofia may have reduced sharply, but protesters have promised a showdown on September 4.

Politics » Domestic | September 4, 2013, Wednesday // 07:06 | Viewed: 1157

Bulgarian Govt Supporters to Stage Fresh Counter-Rally in Sofia

Supporters of Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-led government are to stage a counter-rally in downtown Sofia early on Wednesday – as a massive anti-government protest is planned for the same time and place.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2013, Tuesday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1160

Bulgarian Court Delays Decision on MP Post of Sacked Security Agency Chair

Bulgarian media tycoon Delyan Peevski, whose appointment as Head of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) triggered a wave of ongoing mass protests in Bulgaria, will not return to Parliament as MP on September 4.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2013, Tuesday // 15:06 | Viewed: 1334

National HQ in Bulgaria to Coordinate Refugee Accommodation

A national operational headquarters is to coordinate the activities for handling the flow of refugees crossing the border into Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2013, Tuesday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1390

Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters Rally for 81st Day

About 200 Bulgarians have taken once again to the streets of the capital Sofia Monday evening to demand the resignation of the country's government.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 21:04 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgaria Govt Names 2 New Deputy Ministers

Bulgaria's Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has appointed two new deputy ministers in charge of investment planning and education respectively.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 18:50 | Viewed: 1529

No Staff Cuts at Bulgarian Posts EAD, State Railway Co

Transport Minister Danail Papazov has vowed that there will be no staff cuts at the Bulgarian State Railways  company (BDZ) or the state-owned postal operator Bulgarian Posts EAD.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1083

Bulgaria’s Prosecutors Shrug off Scandalous Top Appointment in Customs

Bulgaria’s prosecutors have surprisingly refused to probe the controversial appointment of the country’s Customs Agency deputy head.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 16:28 | Viewed: 1712

Bulgaria to Spend over BGN 10 M on Accommodating Refugees by end-2013

Citing preliminary estimates that the costs of accommodating incoming refugees by end-2013 will amount to over BGN 10 M, Bulgarian Defense Minister Angel Naydenov has suggested that the country will have to seek help, including humanitarian assistance fro

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 14:22 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgaria Struggles to Accommodate Syrian Refugees – President

Commenting on the situation in Syria, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has admitted that the country is experiencing difficulties with the provision of adequate accommodation facilities for a large group or even wave of refugees.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgarian Govt Appoints New Customs Agency Head

Bulgarian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov has appointed Kiril Zhelev as the new director of the country’s Customs Agency.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1507

Bulgarian Interior Min Says Bracing for Tensions as MPs Set to Return to Work

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister has said he has information that attempts to “escalate tensions” may occur as the country’s embattled lawmakers are to return to work Wednesday after a prolonged summer break.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 10:39 | Viewed: 863

Bulgarian Ex-PM Joins Twitter after Facebook Misfortune

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) has not given up on social media, as he joined Twitter on Sunday, several days after his Facebook profile was removed.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1754

Bulgaria Enters Day 81 of Relentless Anti-Govt Protests

Monday marks the 81st straight day of anti-corruption protests demanding the resignation of Bulgaria’s Socialist-led coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2013, Monday // 08:04 | Viewed: 1213
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