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Bulgarian Nationalist Party to Face 'Maximum' Fine over Mosque Incident

Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka will be fined BGN 2500 - the maximum amount allowed - over the assault on praying Muslims at the Banya Bashi mosque, announced Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1652

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No-Confidence Vote against Cabinet

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is requesting a no-confidence vote against the cabinet over its entire policy, the DPS Deputy Chair, Lyutvi Mestan, declared Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1252

Renegade Bulgarian MPs Threaten to Hand Over Nationalist Leader to Prosecution

MPs from Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka have been forced to sign promissory notes turning them into guarantors of loans taken by offshore companies, said Valentin Nikolov, former Ataka MP.

Politics » Domestic | May 31, 2011, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1299

'Friend' of Top Cop Gets to Chair Sofia City Court

Judge Vladimira Yaneva was elected to chair the Sofia City Court after protracted deliberations at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Kalfin Confirms Presidential Nomination

Ex Foreign Minister of Bulgaria and current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivailo Kalfin, confirmed Monday his nomination for the 2011 presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 17:29 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgarian Expats Demand Having Own Public Councils

Bulgarians, residing abroad, sent a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, insisting on having their support in organizing a vote for Public Councils in October.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1554

Bulgarian Righitsts Won't Back 'Fiscal Stability Pact'

The rightist Blue Coalition will vote against the constitutional amendments needed to implement the so-called Financial Stability Pact proposed by the center-right GERB cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1233

Bulgaria'с Social Security Institute Remains 'Headless'

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party still has no candidate for Head of the National Social Security Institute, NOI.

Politics » Domestic | May 30, 2011, Monday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1417

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No-Confidence Vote

The Bulgarian Socialist Party will launch consultations next week for tabling a no-confidence vote against PM Boyko Borisov's center-right GERB cabinet, announced socialist leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1331

Controversial Bulgarian Populist Leader Marries Sweetheart

Yane Yanev, leader of the self-styled conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, married his girlfriend Galya Yancheva Sunday at the Rozhen Monastery in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1455

Bulgarian Ruling Party Implicitly Backs Extreme Nationalists in Mosque Scandal

The Sofia Municipality will request a decreasing of the volume of the Sofia central mosque speakers, stated mayor Yordanka Fandakova Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2286

Bulgaria's Ombudsman: Dual Citizenship Is Not Crime

The Ombudsman of Republic of Bulgaria, Konstantin Penchev, has sent an answer, stating his position on dual citizenship and voting and election rights of Bulgarians with such citizenship.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1800

Bulgarian Socialist Party Left Wing Names Presidential Nominee

The left wing of the Bulgarian Socialist Party officially nominated front bench MP Yanaki Stoilov as its choice for the party's presidential candidate at a forum Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2011, Sunday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1402

PM Borisov Vows to Bring Back Bulgarian Immigrants in 3 Years

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that he will "bring back" the Bulgarian immigrants living abroad within three years.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2011, Saturday // 19:33 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar 'Flattered' He Is Considered Presidential Candidate

Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Bulgaria's ex Tsar and ex Prime Minister, has continued beating about the push about his potential run for the Bulgarian Presidency in the elections in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2011, Saturday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgarian President: US Diplomat Parliament Visit Is Inappropriate

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, dismissed Saturday information from US secret diplomatic cables, leaked through the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, saying commenting on them is unnecessary and a sign of bad taste.

Politics » Domestic | May 28, 2011, Saturday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1566

Bulgarian Chief Mufti's Office to File Suit against Nationalist Leader

The Bulgarian Chief Mufti's Office plans to file a civil action suit for non-material damages against Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist Ataka party.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1985

31 in 35 Police Brutality Probes in Bulgaria Prove Negative - Interior

Bulgaria has a problem with police brutality, which has turned into a "tumor to the system", Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov admitted himself.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1295

Bulgarian Muslims Frightened by Nationalists, Mull Not Praying Outside

The Sofia Muslim community considers not praying so often outside the mosque anymore, as well as turning down the volume of the Sofia mosque's loudspeakers, after violent clashes erupted a week ago.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1709

US Ambassador Supports WikiLeaks-Stained Bulgaria PM

One day after the publication of the scandalous WikiLeaks report on Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, US Ambassador James Warlick paid a surprise visit to Parliament to listen to Borisov's statement during the parliamentary sitting.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2226

Bulgarian FinMin Vows to Invest BGN 140 M in New Stadium, Keep Children Healthy

The Bulgarian government is willing to invest BGN 140 M (nearly EUR 72 M) in a new stadium or in the reconstruction of an old one, the country's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov revealed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2011, Friday // 14:22 | Viewed: 1262