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Bulgaria Govt Ally Calls for Resignations, Sides with FinMin

Ivan Kostov, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of a small conservative party, considered an ally of the country's minority center-right government, has called for the resignations of two ministers.

Politics » Domestic | October 22, 2010, Friday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1546

Interior Minister: Accusations Against Me Destabilize Bulgaria

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov stated that accusations leveled against him for wrongful acquisition of properties are actually directed against security and stability in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 17:29 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgarian Party Launch Bootleg Cigarette Smoke to Oust FinMin

Representatives from small Bulgarian party VMRO-NIE rallied in front of the Ministry of Finance Thursday for an organized stunt of smoking bootleg cigarettes in a bid to oust minister Simeon Djankov from his office.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1804

Bulgarian MPs Pass New Print Media Rules

The Bulgarian Parliament passed Thursday the final Print Media Periodicals Bill aiming at transparency and clear rules in media ownership.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2006

Bulgarian Interior Minister Faces New Scandalous Revelations

The leader of the Bulgarian conservative party Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, Yane Yanev, demands a probe of the activities of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, when he was Deputy Mayor of Sofia in 2005 – 2006.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1540

Bulgaria's PM: Private Pension Funds Should Start Paying

For the first time the Bulgarian pension reform is so radical that it allows the system to become balanced as of today, the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 10:29 | Viewed: 1345

Turkey's EU Future Rifts Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition

Bulgaria's informal ruling coalition between the center-right GERB party and the nationalists from Ataka has seen serious cracks as the latter party declared itself strongly against Turkey's EU membership.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 19:53 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Temporary Removal of Top Cop

The Bulgarian left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria, led by the Socialist Party, is asking for the temporary removal of Tsvetan Tsvetanov as Interior Minister over a pending property tax probe.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1285

Jurgen Roth: Bulgaria PM, Govt Threatened by Dangers, Murder for Pushing Reforms Through

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is on the right track, but the old nomenklatura, which has remained potent after the fall of communism, will use every instrument, even murder, to stop these reforms, says Jurgen Roth.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1549

Bulgaria's New Ombudsman Swears In

Konstantin Penchev, former chair of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS), swore in as Bulgaria's new Ombudsman at the beginning of the parliamentary session on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2010, Wednesday // 07:51 | Viewed: 1484

British Expats Want to Impact Bulgarian Politics

British expats living in the Bulgarian village of Avren have founded a society to defend their rights and pressure local authorities to fulfill their duties to citizens.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 3766

President Paves Way for Bulgaria's New Ombudsman

Konstantin Penchev, who was recently named by the Parliament to become Bulgaria's new Ombudsman was officially released Tuesday as Chair of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS).

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgarian President: Cabinet No Absolute Moral Authority

Bulgaria's GERB cabinet must not think of itself as the ultimate moral authority, something it is reluctant to do said President Georgi Parvanov refering to recent allegations of wrongful gains by Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1160

Bulgarian Right Wing Accuses Cabinet of Reform Avoidance

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition would not back the 2011 budget bill and wants ministerial resignations, the formation announced Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | October 19, 2010, Tuesday // 15:39 | Viewed: 1232

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Denies Ex Secret Agent Accusations

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has denied damaging Sofia municipality by providing guarantee of EUR 1 M for the building of a security system in the subway in the capital.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2010, Sunday // 19:46 | Viewed: 1401

Bulgarian Taxi Drivers Threaten to Protest

Bulgarian taxi cab drivers have announced they would start a national protest if the government approves the sharply increased penalties, envisioned in the amendments to the Road Transport Act.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2010, Sunday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1745

PM: I Could Care Less about Socialists, Bulgaria Is Doing Great!

Bulgaria has wonderful economic prospects for 2011, stated PM Boyko Borisov and abruptly dismissed criticisms voiced at Saturday's congress of opposition Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 18:38 | Viewed: 1995

Bulgarian Socialists Pledge to Win Presidential, Local Elections

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has formulated the goals of winning the post of President of Bulgaria and of keeping its good positioning in municipal authorities at upcoming 2011 elections.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 17:47 | Viewed: 1813

Council of Europe Rights Body Approves Bulgarian Confiscation Reform

The European Commission for Democracy through Law, aka the Venice Commission, has stated its approval on leglisative drafts in Bulgaria to make easier the seizure of property that is suspected to come from criminal activities.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1939

Socialist Leader: Bulgarian Cabinet is Dangerous Joke

The center-right GERB cabinet in office is a "joke" that will lead Bulgaria to disaster, stated leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party at the opening of the party's 47th congress.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1592

Bulgarian Socialist Party Congress Kicks off

The 47th national congress of the Bulgarian Socialist Party opened Saturday morning, with the need to muster the opposition's party strength together high on the agenda.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2010, Saturday // 10:19 | Viewed: 1340
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