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Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader Might Abdicate – Ex Deputy

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial Bulgarian ethnic Turkish DPS party leader, may soon resign, according to Osman Oktay, his former Deputy.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Refuses Comment on 'Tanovgate'

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev refused to comment on the results of the checks by the Prosecutor's Office regarding the media leak of tapped phone conversations between high-rank officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1226

Major Dissenter Slams Dogan, Exposes Rift in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party DPS

Kasim Dal, one of the major figures in Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), has resigned from the leadership of the formation slamming the party founder and leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2198

Senior Bulgarian Officials Exposed as Former Agents

Bulgaria's commission overseeing secret records has announced the names of more agents of the former Communist State Security, who headed the political cabinets of prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and ministers.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Ruling Party MPs Deny Customs Scandal Accusations

Two key MPs from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB – Iskra Fidosova and Menda Stoyanova – have refuted with indignation claims raised by leaked phone tapes they tried to influence customs appointments.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgaria's Finance Minister to Take Over Job of Diaspora Minister

Bulgaria's former Diaspora Minister, Bozhidar Dimitrov, has stated that his functions will probably be taken over by the Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 17:10 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgaria's Parliament Steers Clear of Fake Diploma Scandal

Bulgaria's parliament has voted down a proposal to set up a special body to probe the appointment of the former head of a Bulgarian agency overseeing hundreds of millions of euros in EU farm aid, who got the job using a faked German university diploma.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1841

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office Uninvolved in Customs Agency Head Spying

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office has not launched a legal procedure against the Bulgarian Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov and no order has been issued for wiretapping him.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1134

Commissioner Georgieva Dashes Bulgarians' Hopes for Presidential Bid

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who recently became the first woman to top the most popular politicians' ranking in Bulgaria in 10 years, has denied once again intentions to run for Bulgarian President for the time being.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1230

Bulgarian Parliament Refuses to Schedule PM Hearing Over Spying Scandal

The Bulgarian Parliament has refused to schedule a hearing of the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Tsvetan Tsvetanov concerning the recent leak of high officials' tapped phone coversations.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgarian FinMin Condemns Illegal Wiretapping

Illegal wiretapping should not be practiced in a democratic state, Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov declared on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 996

Bulgaria's Parliament Launches New Session

As the Bulgarian MPs' winter break is over, the National Assembly's new session is to begin on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 08:49 | Viewed: 814

Bulgarian PM Denies Ordering Special Surveillance Devices

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, denied Tuesday ever ordering special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 1514

Legalists: Estates of Bulgaria's Tsar Unlawfully Returned

Legal experts hired by the Bulgarian government to assess the legality of the return of the monarch's estates to Bulgaria's ex-Tsar, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, have pronounced that all but one of them have been unlawfully given back.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 17:19 | Viewed: 2207

Bulgaria's Right, Left Univocal in Dissing Govt's Rule of Law Record

Bulgaria's traditional arch-rivals, the rightist Blue Coalition and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, have independently issued indignant statements of protest against the level of unmotivated secret surveillance of state officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1356

Bulgarian Interior Launches Internal 'Tapegate' Probe

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is conducting an internal probe in connection with the leaked tapes of conversations between individuals holding key positions in Bulgaria, Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, informs.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1077

Bulgaria Customs Boss: Ruling Party Members Try to Influence Me

Members of the Bulgarian GERB ruling party have been trying to influence director Vanyo Tanov on appointments in the Customs Agency, according to Tanov himself.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1143

Bulgarian Customs Head: New Discrediting Tapes Totally Fake

Bulgaria's Customs Agency director Vanyo Tanov has declared that the two new discrediting tapes of his phone conversations with key MPs leaked to the public Monday are totally fake.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 19:44 | Viewed: 1070

Bulgarian Govt Appoints New Deputy Interior Minister

Commissar Dimitar Georgiev has been appointed as a new Deputy Interior Minister by the Bulgarian government after his predecessor had to quit for having a background in the communist-era services.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 18:49 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgaria's 'Spy Gate' Tapes Found to Be Illegal

The tapes of conversations between Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, his Deputy, Vladislav Goranov, and the Head of the Customs Agency, General Vanyo Tanov, were made by the use of special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgaria's Right-Wing: 'Tanovgate' Impacts National Security

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has no right to spy on any Bulgarian citizen, including ministers, said the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1156
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