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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

Bulgarian Audit Office: Interior Minister Legally Clean

Bulgaria's National Audit Office has announced that no violations have been found in the property record of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who was accused by the RZS party of illegal questionable acquisitions in the past years.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 19:58 | Viewed: 1403

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Accused of Secret Ties with Ethnic Turkish Party

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has established an organization of his own within the ruling center-right party GERB, according to Yane Yanev, chair of the conservative Order, Law, Justice party (RZS).

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1827

Bulgaria Appoints New Deputy Health Minister

Mihail Zortev will replace Ivan Milanov as Bulgaria's new Deputy Health Minister, the ministry has announced.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1607

Govt Replaces Head of Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company

Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has fired Evgeniy Moskov, director of the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 16:37 | Viewed: 1612

Bulgaria's 'Octopus' Was Close with Ex Top Prosecutor

Former undercover agent Aleksei Petrov, aka "the Octopus" or "the Tractor", who is under investigation for organized crime activities, was revealed to have had close connection with Bulgaria's former Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1447

Bulgaria Interior Minister Not Worried about Ex Agent Accusations

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, said he was not worried about the statements of former secret agent Alexei Petrov, who accused him of participating in an illegal deal for EUR 1 M.

Politics » Domestic | October 15, 2010, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 1357

Bulgarian President Slams Govt for Ruining Decentralization

Bulgaria's past three governments have failed with financial decentralization, and the 2011 state budget will be no different, President Georgi Parvanov told a meeting of local authorities.

Politics » Domestic | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1524

Bulgaria's Interior, Judiciary Draw Daggers Yet Again

The ongoing war between Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and the judiciary saw new bloody clashes in the wake of a court ruling to release from jail ex undercover agent Aleksei Petrov, aka "The Octopus" or "The Tractor".

Politics » Domestic | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1843

Ex Bulgarian 'Octopus' Voices Political Ambitions

The leader of the Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice party (RZS), Yane Yanev told media Thursday he visited the recently released from jail former undercover agent and controversial businessman, Aleksei Petrov, on Petrov's own invitation.

Politics » Domestic | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1415

Bulgarian Cabinet Falls Out over Retirement Reform

The retirement reform has caused heated debates among several members of the Bulgarian cabinet with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, attacking his colleague, Social Minister, Totyu Mladenov.

Politics » Domestic | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 10:36 | Viewed: 1646

Bulgarian Parliament Gives Green Light to Anti-Mafia Tribunal

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB and its nationalist allies "Ataka" supported the creation of a special tribunal to try suspected mafia bosses and high-level corruption.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 19:10 | Viewed: 1805

2 Fired over Bulgaria's Illegal Luxury Property Scandal

Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, announced Wednesday the Head of the State Agency for National Construction Control, Ivan Simidchiev and the Head of the Svilengard Customs, Stefan Marashev, are being dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1960

Bulgaria's Tsvetanov: Interior Ministry Most Successful in Last 20 Y

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has not been more successful in the past 20 years, the interior minister said during parliamentary discussions on the changes in the Interior Ministry Act.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1140

Bulgaria's Green Party Demands Eco Minister Resignation

Bulgaria's "Greens" party has demanded the resignation of the Minister of Environment, Nona Karadzhova, and her Deputy, Evdokiya Maneva.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1240

Special Tribunal Debated in Bulgarian Parliament

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are discussing Wednesday, at first reading, the controversial special tribunal, expected to deal speedily with high profile organized crime and corruption cases.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 08:48 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Interior Minister Unhappy with Judiciary

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov expressed his disaffection at Tuesday's court decision to move controversial suspect Aleksei Petrov to house arrest from the detainee room.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgaria's PM Promises Additional Money for Culture

Bulgaria's Culture Ministry will receive additional BGN 10 M state funding, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov promised actors backstage after their performance on Sunday in the National Theater.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1082

Ethnic Turks Question Bulgarian FBI on Muslim Villages Hit

The Parliamentary group of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish Party DPS is demanding a meeting with the leadership of DANS and the Chief Prosecutors' Office over their operations in southern Bulgaria against alleged radical Islam cells

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1760
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