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Freedom House: Democracy in Bulgaria Deteriorates

Bulgaria's "National Democratic Governance" index in the Freedom House "Nations in Transition" study has declined due to "exacerbated partizanship and questionable moves on the part of key actors".

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1309

Bulgarian Interior Minister Urged to Stop Defending Embattled Sofia Court Head

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov must stop defending Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC) because this is only doing her harm, said Nelly Kutskova Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1093

Minister of Justice: Bulgarian Judges May Often Be Biased

There needs to be introduced a mechanism of control of the unbiasedness of Bulgarian magistrates, according to Bulgarian Minister of Justice Margarita Popova.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 892

Sofia Court Head Falls Ill Ahead of Conflict-of-Interest Hearing

The conflict-of-interest hearing of Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC), has been postponed due to her hospitalization.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1014

Bulgarian Parliament to Track Spending of Independent MPs' State Subsidies

The Bulgarian Parliament will task the Audit Office with tracking the spending of state subsidies for political parties granted to independent MPs'.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 13:31 | Viewed: 762

Bulgarian Interior Minister Sides with Murky Head of Court

Bulgarian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has distanced himself from the appointment policy practiced by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), insisting that the observance of the procedures is of primary concern in the matte

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 12:52 | Viewed: 979

Former Ally Suspects Bulgarian Ruling Party in Secret Ties with Leftist Opposition

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB is secretly preparing to rule in coalition with the currently oppositional left wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, according to a rightist leader.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1325

Rightist Leader: Shaky Bulgarian Cabinet Depends on 'Political Nomads'

Trust in PM Boyko Borisov's center-right GERB cabinet is record-low, according to erstwhile ally, rightist Blue Coalition co-leader and former Bulgarian PM Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2011, Sunday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1210

PM: Bulgaria Is En Route to Imminent, Certain Prosperity

Given the way it is developing, in 1 to 2 years Bulgaria will reach a level of prosperity that will make it much more attractive than its neighbors, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2011, Sunday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgarian Conservatives: President Is Cheating Taxpayers

Bulgaria's marginal, conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party has demanded a probe of the income of President, Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2011, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgaria PM Party to Have 116-121 MPs in Next Parliament - Survey

No more than three parties - center-right GERB, Socialist BSP and ethnic Turkish DPS, are strong enough to enter Bulgaria's parliament if general elections were held today, says a survey.

Politics » Domestic | June 24, 2011, Friday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgarians to Supreme Judiciary: Pumpkins with Red Seeds

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has no intentions of dissolving, despite continued civil pressure, statements of its members made it clear Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2011, Thursday // 16:39 | Viewed: 1411

Bulgarian Politician Wants Sofia to 'Roll with Time'

The author of the graffiti which turned the soldiers of the monument of the Soviet Army in downtown Sofia into American mass culture characters should be given the honorary citizen title.

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2011, Thursday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2133

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Suggests His Post's Removal from Supreme Judicial Council

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has suggested the removal of Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor from the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 1081

Bulgarian Parliament Kills Bill Banning Rallies near Religious Temples

Bulgarian Parliament Kills Bill Banning Rallies near Religious Temples Bulgaria's Parliament has abstained from introducing a ban on protest rallies and demonstrations near religious temples, a motion motivated by the incident in May 2011 in which activ

Politics » Domestic | June 23, 2011, Thursday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1189

Left Wing Mayor Candidate Endorses 2nd Mosque in Sofia

Georgi Kadiev, the leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party's runner for Mayor of the capital Sofia, has stated he has "nothing against" the possible construction of a second Mosque in the city.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2011, Wednesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgaria's Embattled Judiciary Triggers Tent Protests, Constitutional Amendments Talks

A structural reform of the judicial system and the introduction of two-instance proceedings are being discussed as potential Constitutional amendments, Bulgarian Justice Minister Margarita Popova said Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2011, Wednesday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgarian Nationalist Snubbed again as Anti-Corruption Head

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament rejected for the third time Wednesday the appointment of the leader of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, as member of the Parliamentary anti-Corruption Committee.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2011, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgaria's Presidential Hopeful Rejects Support of 'Spies'

The initiative committee for the presidential elections should not have as members people associated with the former and current security services, according to presidential candidate, Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Domestic | June 22, 2011, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1398

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists Mull New No Confidence Vote

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, begins another round of consultations with other political forces for the submission of a new no confidence vote against the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2011, Tuesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1653

Bulgarian Right Wing Calls for Ousting of Judicial Council

The right-wing joined Tuesday all Bulgarians who want to see the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) dissolved.

Politics » Domestic | June 21, 2011, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1184