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Key Bulgarian Presidential Candidate Challenges PM to Run Against Her

Representatives of the initiative committee that endorses Bulgaria's ex-EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva for President expressed their certainty she would defeat every runner the ruling centrist-right GERB comes up with.

Politics » Domestic | August 5, 2011, Friday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgarian PM Hints He Might Enter Presidential Race

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, offered yet another controversial statement regarding his possible run for the presidential office in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | August 5, 2011, Friday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1382

Bulgaria's Electoral Body Starts Accepting Presidential Bids

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) starts accepting registration documents of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees for the presidential elections on August 05.

Politics » Domestic | August 4, 2011, Thursday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1165

Traffic Police Officer Pressured to Resign After Uncovering Donations Scandal at Bulgarian Interior Ministry

Traffic Police officer Konstantin Ivanov, who revealed the umbrella policy of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry towards traffic violations committed by its donors, has been forced to resign after 20 years on the job.

Politics » Domestic | August 4, 2011, Thursday // 16:52 | Viewed: 2058

Bulgarian Court Snubs Garbage Tax Formation Principles in Sofia

The Sofia Administrative Court has declared Sofia Municipality's method of calculating garbage tax illegal.

Politics » Domestic | August 2, 2011, Tuesday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1543

Bulgarian Court Suspends Tree Felling Ban in Ex Tsar's Properties

Administrative Court Sofia- District (ACSD) has revoked the tree felling ban in the forests of former Bulgarian Tsar and former Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his sister Maria-Louisa.

Politics » Domestic | August 1, 2011, Monday // 13:58 | Viewed: 2127

Bulgarian Socialists Hold Traditional Mount Buzludzha Festivities

The traditional Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) meeting at Mount Buzludzha is being held Saturday, under the motto "After 120 Year – Contemporaries of the Future.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2011, Saturday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1787

Bulgarian Interior Ministry to Gradually Phase Out Donations

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said that the Interior will gradually stop accepting donations.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2011, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgarian Judges, Human Rights NGO, Oppose Results of Sofia City Court Inspection

Criminal judges from the Sofia City Court (SCC) have opposed the probe carried out by the Inspectorate at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2011, Thursday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1353

Independent MPs Declare Temporary Peace with Bulgarian Parliament Chair

Bulgarian independent MPs have temporarily suspended their call for the resignation of Parliamentary Chair Tsetska Tsacheva.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2011, Thursday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1133

Bulgarian Opposition: Lukoil License Revocation Is Dramatic PR

The revocation of the Lukoil Bulgaria license is a theatrical play that would only lead to the increase of fuel prices, according to the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2011, Wednesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1188

Bulgarian Right Wing Lauds Measure against Lukoil

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition declared Wednesday firm support for the actions of Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, regarding Lukoil.

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2011, Wednesday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1088

CIA Data on Roma Contradicts Bulgarian National Stats

There are about 870 000 Bulgarian Roma, according to Tsvetelin Kanchev, leader of the Bulgarian Evroroma" party.

Politics » Domestic | July 27, 2011, Wednesday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1776

First Work Day in Bulgaria Parliament for Truant Turk Leader

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party, member of parliament and top non-attender of its sessions, made headlines on Tuesday after turning up at the National Assembly for the no confidence vote against the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 20:48 | Viewed: 1220

Bulgaria Govt Expectedly Survives Third No Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's center-right government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expectedly survived on Tuesday a no confidence vote, submitted by the opposition over its alleged failure in the country's home affairs and aspirations for Schengen accession.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 19:33 | Viewed: 1998

Launch of Bulgarian Specialized Courts Postponed for 2012

Bulgarian specialized courts are to become operational on January 01, 2012, according to newly passed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1469

Bulgarian Right Wing Showcases Police Brutality Victim

The Bulgarian right wing party, Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, presented Tuesday, in their headquarters in Sofia, a "witness" of police brutality in the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1640

Controversial Head of Bulgaria's Sofia City Court Faces Penalty over Systematic Delays

Vladimira Yaneva, the controversial head of the Sofia City Court (SCC) boasting a family friendship with Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, faces a penalty for a backlog of 43 unreasonably delayed trials and motivation statements overdue by 2-

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 13:31 | Viewed: 1623

Bulgarian Judges at Sofia City Court Face Penalties over Unreasonably Delayed Proceedings

Disciplinary penalties will be imposed on four judges at the Sofia City Court (SCC), while four other SCC magistrates face warnings and reprimands, the Inspectorate at the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) announced after conducting a probe at SCC'

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1127

Bulgarian Parliament to Vote on Third No-Confidence Motion against Borisov Cabinet

At an extraordinary session scheduled for 19:15 local time Tuesday, the Bulgarian Parliament will vote on the third no-confidence motion against the center-right Borisov Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 08:33 | Viewed: 1193

PM Borisov Makes Brief Appearance on No-Confidence Debate

The last EC progress report on Bulgaria and the six apartments of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov were the key arguments of the opposition during the Monday debates on the third no-confidence vote against the government.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2011, Monday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1154