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Bulgaria Former Diaspora Minister Quits Parliament Too

Bulgaria's former minister without portfolio Bozhidar Dimitrov has been formally dismissed as member of parliament, a month after he quit the government for having links with the Soviet-era secret police.

Politics » Domestic | February 9, 2011, Wednesday // 10:29 | Viewed: 1732

Schengen, Wiretapping, Contraband Inspire Bulgarian President to Summon Security Council

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov has proposed a convention of the Consultative National Security Council over crucial matters related to home affairs.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 2826

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Shy over Presidency Bid

Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has played down rumors that she might run for President of the country in the October 2011 elections.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1733

Bulgaria Opens Centralized Archive for Communist-Era Files

The new centralized archive of Bulgaria's Files Commission has been officially opened in the town of Bankya, near Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 2289

Bulgaria's PM Vows to Punish, Dismiss over 'Tapegate'

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has vowed to punish one of the two authority bodies on use of special surveillance devices, guilty for the so-called "Tanovgate" scandal, which leaked discrediting conversations between senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1316

Bulgaria PM Asks Labor Confederation Leader to Remain at Post

The leader of Bulgaria's National Labor Confederation "Podkrepa" has stated that there were no reforms during the ruling of the previous government, but only grand scandals for abuse of power.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1262

Bulgaria's PM Warns of Difficult 2011, Promises Better 2012

In 2011 we will have to clench out teeth, but in 2012 we will start good projects that will give results, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov said.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1464

Bulgarian 'Octopus' Threatens to Reveal PM's 'Dark' Secrets

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, cannot change in political aspect over dark secrets from the past, according to Aleksei Petrov.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 1639

Bulgarian Right-Wing Demands Sanctions over Wiretap Abuse

The leader of the Bulgarian right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov, gave Monday an ultimatum to Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, regarding illegal practices in the use of special surveillance devices(SRS).

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2011, Monday // 16:05 | Viewed: 1500

Bulgaria Top Cop Accuses Prosecutors of Excessive Eavesdropping

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has accused the Prosecutor's Office in increasing significantly the number of requests for eavesdropping.

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2011, Monday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1471

Number of Eavesdropping in Bulgaria Up, Efficiency Down

The number of special surveillance devices ordered in Bulgaria has increased three times in the last three years and reached 15,946 in 2010, according to data from Bulgarian courts.

Politics » Domestic | February 7, 2011, Monday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1245

Commissioner Rules Out Taking over Bulgaria PM Office

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who recently became the first woman to top the most popular politicians' ranking in Bulgaria in 10 years, has denied rumors she may be the country's next prime minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2011, Sunday // 17:59 | Viewed: 2038

Head of Controversial Bulgarian Conservatives Reelected

Yane Yanev, chair of the controversial Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party has been reelected by his party co-members.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2011, Sunday // 15:15 | Viewed: 1390

New Bulgarian Party Would Support Presidential Bid of Ex Agent

Newly established Bulgarian party "Nova Sila" (New Force) has expressed support for potential presidential candidature of former secret agent, Aleksei Petrov.

Politics » Domestic | February 5, 2011, Saturday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1670

Bulgarian President Confirms Start of Libel Suit against PM

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov has confirmed he has approached the Chief Prosecutor over accusations by PM Boyko Borisov that he had organized "Tapegate", a scandal with leaked discrediting conversations of senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | February 5, 2011, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Unperturbed by 'Tapegate', Police Violations

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has made it clear he will not resign even if there are proven leaks of classified information that led to the so called "Tapegate" in January.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1382

Leaders of Vocal Bulgarian Conservative Party Resign

The two major figures of the marginal Bulgarian conservative party RZS ("Order, Law, Justice") have resigned ahead of a new party congress.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1174

EU Commissioner Georgieva: Bulgaria Should Invest in Its People

Bulgaria's most important problem is that it does not invest in its human resource, according to Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgaria FinMin Ignorant of Losses from Contraband

Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov has admitted he has no exact figures regarding losses to the state budget from smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgarian MPs Remove 'Diaspora Minister' Position

The Bulgarian Parliament formally accepted Friday the resignation of minister Bozhidar Dimitrov, moreover approving the removal of the position of Minister for Bulgarians Abroad from cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 4, 2011, Friday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1709

Investigators on 'Tapegate': Bulgarian Police Violate Laws, Leaks All Over

A subcommittee of the Bulgarian Parliament investigating "Tapegate" – recent leaks of tapped discrediting telephone conversations between senior government figures – has found numerous violations in the use of wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1651