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Bulgarian Culture Gets More State Funding for 2010

Bulgarian government has provided additional BGN 2 M to the Ministry of Culture for paying the most urgent current expenses of theaters, music schools, museums, art galleries and other public cultural institutions.

Politics » Domestic | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 931

Bulgarian Conservatives Accuse Top GERB Functionary of Corruption

Bulgarian conservative leader, Yane Yanev, requested Wednesday from the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee to probe the Chair of the Sofia municipal council, Andrey Ivanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1823

Bulgarian Conservatives Want Hearing over Reporter's Arrest

The Bulgarian Members of the Parliament rejected Wednesday the proposal of conservative leader, Yane Yanev, to hold a hearing of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1353

Corruption Index 'Bad News' for Bulgaria Govt Image on Home, Foreign Front

Bulgaria's slide further down the ranking in Transparency International's annual Corruption Perception Index speaks of disappointment, at home and abroad, with the reform agenda of the government, analysts say.

Politics » Domestic | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2987

Bulgarian Conservatives Relentless in Attacks against Top Cop

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, and the alleged leader of the crime group codenamed "The Killers," Petar Stoyanov aka the Chieftain, met in a restaurant in June, the Bulgarian conservative party claims.

Politics » Domestic | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1433

TI: Greece EU Most Corrupt Country, Falls Behind Bulgaria

Bulgaria is perceived as EU's second most corrupt state, falling behind the other usual suspect Romania, but preceding Greece, an annual corruption index published by Transparency International shows.

Politics » Domestic | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 13:42 | Viewed: 2297

Bulgarian Reporter Arrested over Research on Interior Minister's Property

A reporter and a driver of the Bulgarian paper Galeria have been arrested, interrogated and released by the police after researching on properties of the Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1557

Ex 'Octopus' to Be Initiated in Bulgaria's Conservative Party

The recently released from jail former undercover agent and controversial businessman, Aleksei Petrov, will become an official member of Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice party (RZS).

Politics » Domestic | October 25, 2010, Monday // 08:55 | Viewed: 1734

Bulgarian MPs Enjoy Dirty Sex Jokes on Top of Homosexual Claims

A Bulgarian MP has admitted that his claims that he had been raped by a female colleague were a joke.

Politics » Domestic | October 24, 2010, Sunday // 17:04 | Viewed: 3310

Bulgaria PM No Longer Riding Popularity Wave, Govt Rating Stable

Just over a year after taking office as Bulgaria's prime minister, Boyko Borisov has seen his approval ratings dip sharply from 45% at the beginning of his term to 23% in October, according to a new poll.

Politics » Domestic | October 24, 2010, Sunday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1428

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Accused of Money Laundering

Yane Yanev, head of the conservative party RZS ("Order, Law, Justice") has made new allegations that Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov was involved in murky activities.

Politics » Domestic | October 22, 2010, Friday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1958

Bulgaria Cracks Down on Hate Speech

Authors of hate speech will face up to four years imprisonment and a BGN 5,000 fine, according to the newly adopted amendments to the Bulgarian Penal Code.

Politics » Domestic | October 22, 2010, Friday // 13:50 | Viewed: 2130

Bulgaria Govt Ally Calls for Resignations, Sides with FinMin

Ivan Kostov, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of a small conservative party, considered an ally of the country's minority center-right government, has called for the resignations of two ministers.

Politics » Domestic | October 22, 2010, Friday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1546

Interior Minister: Accusations Against Me Destabilize Bulgaria

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov stated that accusations leveled against him for wrongful acquisition of properties are actually directed against security and stability in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 17:29 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgarian Party Launch Bootleg Cigarette Smoke to Oust FinMin

Representatives from small Bulgarian party VMRO-NIE rallied in front of the Ministry of Finance Thursday for an organized stunt of smoking bootleg cigarettes in a bid to oust minister Simeon Djankov from his office.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1799

Bulgarian MPs Pass New Print Media Rules

The Bulgarian Parliament passed Thursday the final Print Media Periodicals Bill aiming at transparency and clear rules in media ownership.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2004

Bulgarian Interior Minister Faces New Scandalous Revelations

The leader of the Bulgarian conservative party Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, Yane Yanev, demands a probe of the activities of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, when he was Deputy Mayor of Sofia in 2005 – 2006.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1540

Bulgaria's PM: Private Pension Funds Should Start Paying

For the first time the Bulgarian pension reform is so radical that it allows the system to become balanced as of today, the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 10:29 | Viewed: 1345

Turkey's EU Future Rifts Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition

Bulgaria's informal ruling coalition between the center-right GERB party and the nationalists from Ataka has seen serious cracks as the latter party declared itself strongly against Turkey's EU membership.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 19:53 | Viewed: 1991

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Temporary Removal of Top Cop

The Bulgarian left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria, led by the Socialist Party, is asking for the temporary removal of Tsvetan Tsvetanov as Interior Minister over a pending property tax probe.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1285

Jurgen Roth: Bulgaria PM, Govt Threatened by Dangers, Murder for Pushing Reforms Through

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is on the right track, but the old nomenklatura, which has remained potent after the fall of communism, will use every instrument, even murder, to stop these reforms, says Jurgen Roth.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1549
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