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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

GERB MP Atanasova Takes over Bulgarian Health Ministry

The Chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Desislava Atanasova, will be Bulgaria's new Health Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1808

Deputy Chief of Bulgaria's FBI Resigns

The Deputy Head of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security, DANS, Ivan Drashkov, has submitted his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1266

Delyan Dobrev Becomes Bulgaria's Energy, Economy Minister

Delyan Dobrev, Deputy Minister in charge of energy policies and projects, will become Bulgaria's new Energy and Economy Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 09:12 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgarian Top Diplomat Barely Escapes Sacking

Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has been on the brink of being dismissed after the fall start of the Bulgarian business forum in Qatar when not even one Qatari businessman showed up.

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 08:32 | Viewed: 1420

Bulgaria Begins Bids for Sacked Ministers Replacements

Media and insiders in Bulgaria are bidding for the names of two new members of the cabinet in the aftermath of resignations of Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, and Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov,

Politics » Domestic | March 16, 2012, Friday // 07:54 | Viewed: 1156

Bulgarian Rulers Kick Out Economy, Health Ministers

Bulgaria's Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov and Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traicho Traikov resigned late on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1721

Bulgarian PM, FinMin to Embark on Egg Price Survey

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov plans to take Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on an egg shopping tour in order to figure out the country's egg market dynamics.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 14:29 | Viewed: 805

Bulgarian MPs Ban Unlicensed Internet Gambling

The Bulgaria Parliament made a final decision Thursday to mandate internet providers to ban access to sites that offer unlicensed online gambling.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 12:22 | Viewed: 1451

Ex-Commissioner Kuneva Opposes 'Political Cartel' with Ruling Party, Socialists

Asked to clarify her relations with center-right ruling party GERB, Meglena Kuneva, former EU Commissioner, who announced that she was leaving the National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV), has ruled out allegations of a coalition.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2012, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 620

US Basketball Players Implicated in Bulgarian Bribery Scheme

Agents of US basketball players have allegedly bribed their clients' way into receiving Bulgarian citizenship, according to Yane Yanev, the controversial leader of the conservative Law, Order and Justice party.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 17:56 | Viewed: 908

Ex PM Stanishev Denies Bulgarian Link in Hochegger Affair

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has defined the scandal with Austrian lobbyist Peter Hochegger, in which his name was involved, as a smoke bomb

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 966

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Revolt against Party Leader

The leadership of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, in the southern Bulgarian city of Kardzhali, a DPS stronghold, is revolting against the decision to expel four local party members.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 08:36 | Viewed: 11604

GERB MP Calls for Capping Fees of Bulgarian Private Enforcement Agents

Emil Radev, MP of center-right ruling party GERB and a member of the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, has drawn attention to the fact that private enforcement agents in Bulgaria collected around BGN 81 M in fees for 2010.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 15:57 | Viewed: 810