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Bulgaria's GERB Completes Cabinet Reshuffle, Appoints Rookies

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB approved the appointment of new Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev and new Health Minister Desislava Atanasova on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2012, Wednesday // 13:00 | Viewed: 927

Bulgarian Parliament to Vote on Cabinet Reshuffle

Parliament is to vote Wednesday on the Cabinet reshuffle demanded by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Friday last week.

Politics » Domestic | March 21, 2012, Wednesday // 08:55 | Viewed: 568

Bulgarian Ex-PM to Head Statistics Bureau

Reneta Indzhova, who served as Bulgarian Prime Minister between October 1994 and January 1995, will head her country's National Statistical Institute, it has been announced.

Politics » Domestic | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 710

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Demands 20% Gas Price Cut from GERB Govt

Martin Dimitrov, leader of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), has accused the centre-right GERB government of being a passive, helpless observer to the high prices of fuels, food products and pharmaceuticals in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 17:09 | Viewed: 810

Bulgarian Left-Wingers Beg to Differ with Govt Reshuffle

The left-wing oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party has expectedly declared that it will vote against the ousting of Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov and Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov.

Politics » Domestic | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 514

Ousted Bulgarian EconMin: I Already Have Job Offers

Recently dismissed Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, says he has no problem in finding a new job and already has several offers despite never planning to part with his post.

Politics » Domestic | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 08:48 | Viewed: 803

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Seeks Malfeasance Probe of Outgoing Minister

Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, has insisted that outgoing Energy and Economy Minister Traicho Traikov should be subjected to an investigation over conflict of interest and malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | March 19, 2012, Monday // 17:11 | Viewed: 762

Political Rival Endorses Stanishev for Full-Term PES Leader

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has endorsed former PM Sergey Stanishev for a full-term President of the Party of Euroepan Socialists (PES).

Politics » Domestic | March 19, 2012, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 529

Bulgarian Top Cop Lashes Out at Axed EconMin

Bulgarian Interior Minisrter Tsvetan Tsvetanov has openly criticized the recent media statements of former Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov,

Politics » Domestic | March 19, 2012, Monday // 10:21 | Viewed: 675

Ruling GERB Still Leading Party in Bulgaria - Poll

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB is still the most supported party in the country, according to a poll conducted by Gallup International.

Politics » Domestic | March 19, 2012, Monday // 08:35 | Viewed: 864

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Denies Framing Fired Colleague in Heady Drama

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov has reacted with irritation at allegations by dismissed Minister of Economy and Energy Traicho Traikov that the latter's recent firing was partially caused by Mladenov.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 19:41 | Viewed: 1139

Bulgarian Ex-President Wants FinMin Fired, Calls for Socialist Rule

The origin of Bulgaria's present bad economic situation is Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov and he must be dismissed, argued former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 16:43 | Viewed: 981

Opposition Question Firing of Bulgarian Economy, Energy Min

Representatives of Bulgarian political parties on different sides of the spectrum spoke out against the decision of PM Boyko Borisov to fire Minister of Economy and Energy Traicho Traikov.

Politics » Domestic | March 18, 2012, Sunday // 15:59 | Viewed: 872

Bulgaria's Kuneva Still Abstains from Founding Political Party

Bulgaria's ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has declared she is not ready yet to turn her civic movement into a full-fledged political party.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 17:36 | Viewed: 859

Ousted EconMin: Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Framed Me

Bulgaria's now-former Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, who resigned Thursday evening, voiced bitterness about the way the entire affair developed.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1203

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Still Searching for Health Fund Boss

The Head of the Parliamentary Budget Committee, Menda Stoyanova, will not take over Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, after all.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 11:09 | Viewed: 739

New Bulgarian Minister to Focus on Economy Not Reshuffles

Senior officials at the Ministry of Economy and Energy fear large-scale reshuffles in the aftermath of the resignation of Minister, Traicho Traikov.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2012, Saturday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1358

Govt Reshuffle to Work Miracles, Bulgarian FinMin Says

The latest government reshuffle in which two key Bulgarian Ministers were replaced will yield positive results within days, according to Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 17:05 | Viewed: 828

Stanishev Slams Bulgarian Govt Reshuffle

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the oppositional left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, has expectedly criticized the latest government reshuffle in which two key Ministers were axed.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 807

Bulgarian PM to New EconMin: Less Sunbathing, More Work!

Delyan Dobrev, Bulgaria's new Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism should "travel and sunbathe less", Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1011

Bulgaria Ex-EconMin: Top Cop Fired Me, Successor Wanted to Quit

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsevetanov was the one who demanded the resignation of Economy and Energy Minister Traicho Traikov, Traikov himself told reporters on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 12:35 | Viewed: 950