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Bulgaria's Ex-Transport Minister Claims He Resigned, Was Not Ousted

Bulgaria's former Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has claimed he resigned his post over "personal reasons" and was not ousted due to failed policies and lobbyist deals.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1337

Bulgarian PM on Cabinet Reshuffle: Pragmatic In, Pretentious Out

The Bulgarian Cabinet changes announced Wednesday, including the resignation of one minister, are based on "principled rules," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 19:22 | Viewed: 1423

Mitreva Bids Farewell to Bulgarian Social Security Institute in Tears

Hristina Mitreva, head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI), delivered a melodramatic farewell speech in front of a crowded hall, full of NOI employees, representatives of employees associations and labor unions.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 2665

Sofia's Traffic Police Governing Body Kicked Out

A total of six people from the governing body of Bulgarian capital Sofia's Traffic Police Department was forced to retire Wednesday by country's Interior Ministry.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1587

Belene N-Plant Claimed Bulgaria Deputy Energy Minister Post

Bulgaria's Deputy Energy Minister Mariy Kosev, who resigned on Wednesday, said his removal was prompted by "a change in the political environment" and the appointment of "a more politicized candidate".

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1601

Bulgaria Govt to Face No-Confidence Vote despite Reshuffle

Left and right-wing opposition parties have made it clear they have not given up plans to demand a no-confidence vote against the government, despite the expected spate of cabinet reshuffles.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1472

Deputy to Succeed Bulgaria's Transport Minister

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will be put in charge of the department in the wake of Minister Tsvetkov's surprising resignation, the government has decided.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1390

Bulgaria Deputy Economy, Energy Minister Quits Too

Bulgaria's deputy minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Mariy Kossev has resigned, it emerged on Wednesday just minutes after the news about the resignation of Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov broke.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1427

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Ousted over Investigation, Failures - Report

Even though Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has formally resigned his post over "personal reasons", there are indications that he was ousted because of failed policies and lobbyist deals.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria's Transport Minister to Be Succeeded by Deputy - Report

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will be put in charge of the department in the wake of Minister Tsvetkov's surprising resignation, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgaria Transport Minister Surprisingly Resigns

Bulgaria's transport minister Alexander Tsvetkov has unexpectedly submitted his resignation, it emerged on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1443

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov

Alexander Tsvetkov, Bulgaria's Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Cabinet of the center-right GERB party, resigned his post on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1172

Bulgarian MPs Vote Yes on Kicking NOI Director Out

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament voted Wednesday to release from her duties the head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgarian Nationalists Fall Out with Ruling GERB

The leader of the Bulgarian far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, has launched another attack on the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 2011

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Hints at Cabinet Reshuffles

The Bulgarian Ministers of Transport and Agriculture, Alexander Tsvetkov and Miroslav Naydenov, will be dismissed over failure to fulfill their obligations and pre-election scheming, announced Yane Yanev, leader of the conservative Order, Law and Justice,

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian Nationalists Mar Batak Martyrs Commemoration

Members and followers of Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party marred Tuesday the ceremony dedicated to the martyrs of the Batak massacre.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2313

Bulgaria Social Security Head Resigns under Pressure

The head of Bulgaria's Social Security Institute (NOI) Hristina Mitreva has submitted her resignation despite her firm determination to remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 17:41 | Viewed: 1643

Ex-Secret Agent Challenges Bulgaria PM to Presidential Race

Bulgarian businessmen and former Security Service agent Alexei Petrov used his visit to the National Investigation Service (NIS) to rekindle the political tensions between him and Prime Minister Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1293

Bulgarian Court Strikes 6-Month Ban on No Confidence Vote

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court, KS, revoked the possibility of the Parliamentary majority to block the opposition from asking a no confidence vote for six months.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 1303

Interior Minister Persists with Criticisms of Bulgaria Judiciary

Bulgaria's interior minister has persisted with criticisms of the country's justice system, despite accusations from abroad that his statements erode confidence in the judiciary and threaten to undermine the magistrates' independence.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1048

Bulgarian Trade Unions Defend Disgraced Social Security Head

The Bulgarian trade union Confederation of Independent Syndicates, KNSB, stands firm behind the Director of the National Social Security Institute, NOI, Hristina Mitreva, in her desire to remain at the post.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1276