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Bulgaria's PM Calls for End to Hunger Strike, but In Vain

Edvin Sugarev, poet, intellectual and former MP of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party, refuses to end his hunger strike against the socialist-led government even after the personal request by the prime minister.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2013, Sunday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1294

Bulgaria's Shaky Govt Defy Calls to Resign

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government has denied rampant speculations that it is considering resignation amid mass protests.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2013, Sunday // 11:34 | Viewed: 7011

Bulgaria's Restive Varna Votes for Mayor, 9 Runners in Race

The citizens of Bulgaria's third-largest city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast, are going to the polls on Sunday to elect a new mayor.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2013, Sunday // 08:45 | Viewed: 4785

Ex Bulgarian Top Cop Lashes Out against 'Armed' Nationalist

Former Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov has reacted strongly to reports that nationalist Ataka leader Volen Siderov has entered Parliament with a hand gun on him.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2013, Saturday // 16:25 | Viewed: 2093

Weak 'Counter-Protest' Assembles in Support of Bulgaria's Cabinet

Scores of citizens have rallied in front of the National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria's capital Sofia to show support with the embattled cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2013, Saturday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgaria's Restive Varna to Vote for Mayor

Saturday is the so-called "day of reflection" ahead of Sunday's mayor election in Bulgaria's third-largest city of Varna.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2013, Saturday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1883

Sofia Sees 15th Day of Anti-Govt Protests

On Friday evening, the 15th day of protests in Bulgaria, some 4500 people are chanting "Resign!" in front of the Council of Ministers building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 20:59 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgarian Interior Min: No Known Murder Plots against Ex-PM

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has no information of any assassination plots against former PM Boyko Borisov, Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev said Friday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgarian Nationalist Urges Crackdown on Protests, Threatens with Civil War

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of Bulgarian ultranationalist party Ataka (Attack), has urged the Interior Ministry to take tougher measures against anti-government protesters – whom Siderov perceives as “terrorists.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 13:45 | Viewed: 3677

Bulgaria’s Govt Has Just One Option - Resignation, Borisov Says

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government has to resign in order to appease protesters and bring the state back into working regime, the former prime minister argues.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1752

Bulgarian Foreign Min: Protesters Are Decadent, Can Afford Caviar!

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin expressed his indignation at the news that a protester had thrown a tin of caviar at Parliament earlier on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1332

Nationalist Anti-Corruption Head Shame for Bulgaria - Former President Zhelev

Bulgaria’s nationalist leader Volen Siderov is totally unfit to head the parliamentary body for corruption combat and should be dismissed, Bulgaria's first democratically elected president argues.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 12:07 | Viewed: 2006

Bulgarian Deputy PM: Stepping Down Would Deepen Crisis

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has defied nationwide calls for the government’s resignation, stating the move would “deepen the economic crisis.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 10:30 | Viewed: 1191

Angry Bulgarians Hurl Tomatoes, Caviar at Parliament

Several hundred Bulgarians have gathered in front of Parliament to protest against the country’s Socialist-led government, with some of the protesters, throwing tomatoes, cucumbers and eggs.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1864

Bulgarians Stage Fresh 'Coffee Drinking' Protest in Front of Parliament

Bulgarian protesters demanding the resignation of the country’s one-month-old government have staged a new protest in front of Parliament early on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2013, Friday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgarians’ Anti-Govt Rallies - Day 14

For the fourteenth day in a row, thousands of outraged Bulgarians staged Thursday evening nationwide protest rallies against the Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 20:59 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgarian PM Defies Calls to Resign

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on Thursday defied calls to resign from thousands of protesters and the former ruling party, now in opposition.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1851

Bulgaria's Deputy Chief Prosecutor: 371 075 of Illegally Printed Ballots for May 12 Vote Were Fit to Use

A total of 351 075 of the ballots seized from a Kostinbrod-based printing house on the eve of the May 12 early elections were fit to use in the election process, according to Bulgaria's Deputy Chief Prosecutor Boris Sarafov.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1387

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor to Demand Lifting of Immunity of Ethnic Turkish Party MP

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov is to request Parliament to lift the lawmaker immunity of Shteryo Sterev, MP of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, party.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgarian PM Gets 2 New Deputies amid Protests

Bulgaria’s Parliament approved Thursday the appointment of two new Deputy Prime Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 12:39 | Viewed: 1475

Snap Elections in Fall Will Leave Problems Unsolved – Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader

Lyutvi Mestan, Chair of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, has suggested that heading for snap elections as early as the fall of 2013 will leave the existing problems unsolved as the current Election Code only gu

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1524
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