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Bulgarian Nationalist MEP Launches Civic Movement

Bulgarian independent Member of the European Parliament, Slavi Binev, has launched a new civic movement, dubbed Civic Movement for Real Democracy, GORD.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2012, Thursday // 18:24 | Viewed: 961

Bulgarian President Vows New Intelligence Act

Bulgaria's new President, Rosen Plevneliev, promised Thursday that the country will have a new Act for the National Intelligence Services, NRS.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2012, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 814

Bulgarian Leftists to Ruling Party: Who Should Resign Now?

The left-wing oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has slammed ruling centrist-right GERB's reaction to the recent tragic floods in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2012, Thursday // 16:17 | Viewed: 599

Missing Presidential Decree Saga May Go to Bulgaria's Constitutional Court

In two weeks' time, the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) will decide whether or not to refer the case of the missing decree of former President Georgi Parvanov to the Constitutional Court (KS), VAS Chair Georgi Kolev announced.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2012, Thursday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1568

Bulgarian Justice Minister: Latest EC Report Is Not Worst

Asked to comment on the latest interim Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) Report of the European Commission on Bulgaria, Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva said that it was not the most critical of all published since 2007.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2012, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 894

Marijuana Protest Staged Inside Bulgarian Parliament

A unique protest was staged Wednesday in Parliament against the 8-month prison sentence issued by the Specialized Criminal Court for the possession of a single joint cigarette.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2012, Wednesday // 22:48 | Viewed: 1604

Bulgarian Judge Files Libel Lawsuit against Top Cop

Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA) and judge at the Sofia City Court (SCC), has filed a libel lawsuit against Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov over a series of accusations leveled by him on TV.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2012, Wednesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 898

Bulgaria's Turkish Party Wants Top Cop Axed over EC Report

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms has called for the removal of the country's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov in the aftermath of the negative Cooperation and Verification Mechanism report revealed Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2012, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 605

Bulgaria’s Ruling Party Refuses Top Cop Hearing over Deadly Flood

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party refused a parliamentary hearing of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov regarding the severe snowfalls in the country and the massive floods in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2012, Wednesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 668

New Bulgarian President Travels to Flood-Stricken Areas

Newly inaugurated Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has joined other officials in touring the flooded areas and monitoring the rescue effort.

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 18:05 | Viewed: 1413

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Donates BGN 1 M to Flooded Village

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, is donating BGN 1 M from its State subsidy to the residents of the flooded southeastern village of Biser.

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 651

Bulgarian PM Vows Centralized, Transparent Governance of Dams

The dam failures of the last two days have caused Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to vow the introduction of a centralized system of governance of Bulgarian dams.

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 948

Bulgarian Dam Collapsed over Unrepaired Crack since 2003

The wall of the Ivanovo dam, which collapsed Monday morning and killed eight people in the southern Bulgarian village of Biser, has had cracks which stayed unrepaired for six years.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2012, Monday // 18:02 | Viewed: 3002

Bulgaria Ex-VP Says He Pardoned Fewer Felons Than Predecessor

Bulgaria's former Vice President Angel Marin has pointed out that he pardoned fewer criminals than his predecessor.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2012, Monday // 08:50 | Viewed: 742

Bulgarian Ex-EU Commissioner Could Run in General Elections

The Bulgaria for Citizens movement founded by Bulgarian former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva might participate in the next general elections 2013.

Politics » Domestic | February 5, 2012, Sunday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1497

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Civic Project on Way to Politics

The civic movement, dubbed "Bulgaria for Citizens," established by former Bulgarian European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, is on its way to turn into a political party.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1096

Ex President: Today's Bulgaria Has No Leaders

Former Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, (2002-2012) declared Saturday that rule and power should not be any politician's single-handed goal and must be protected by ideas and talent.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1178

Bulgarian PM Assuages Shale Gas, ACTA Fears

Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has vowed to not revise the ban on hydrofracking until Bulgarian people have even one single worry about exploration of shale gas in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1372

Key Bulgarian Judge Embarks on Deflating Wiretap Permit Statistics

Sofia City Court Chair Vladimira Yaneva will be invited to a meeting of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control next week to elaborate on her strategy for reducing the number of wiretap permits through maximum dur

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2012, Friday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1754

Bulgarian MPs Wear Guy Fawkes Mask to Protest ACTA

A number of Members of the Bulgarian Parliament protested Thursday and Friday against the singing of the controversial international ACTA agreement.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2012, Friday // 15:49 | Viewed: 21328

Bulgarian Ruling Party's Version of Illegal Assets Bill Prevails at Debates

The second day of debates on the two draft bills on the confiscation of illegal assets yet again failed to yield constructive dialogue and degenerated into an exchange of mutual accusations.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2012, Friday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1155