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Bulgarian Parliament Reconvenes after Vacation

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are reconvening Wednesday for their first meeting after the summer break, which began on July 30.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2011, Wednesday // 08:14 | Viewed: 1374

Bulgarian Socialist Leader to Gladly Welcome Outgoing President Back to Party

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has stated he would be glad to welcome the country's outgoing President Georgi Parvanov back to his political formation.

Politics » Domestic | August 30, 2011, Tuesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1287

Bulgarian President Confirms Return to Socialist Party after End of Term

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov, who is drawing closer to the end of his second and last term in office, has said that his return to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) would reinforce the formation and open it to new partners.

Politics » Domestic | August 29, 2011, Monday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1430

Sofia City Court Chair Cleared of Conflict-of-Interest Accusations

Sofia City Court (SCC) Chair Vladimira Yaneva has not committed conflict of interest in the embezzlement trial against the former executives of the municipal real estate company Sofiyski Imoti.

Politics » Domestic | August 29, 2011, Monday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1248

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Showcases Renovated Headquarters

The ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party is showcasing for the first time Sunday the renovated party headquarters in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | August 28, 2011, Sunday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1438

Socialist Leader: No Way Bulgaria's President Can Take My Job!

The idea that Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov may once again head the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), from which he started his political career, is impossible, according to the party's current leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | August 26, 2011, Friday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1581

Embattled Sofia Judge Keeps Denying Conflict of Interest

Vladimira Yaneva, the controversially appointed Chair of Sofia City Court boasting a family friendship with Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has said that she continues to see no justification for the conflict of interest accusations laid at

Politics » Domestic | August 25, 2011, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1305

Bulgaria's Cabinet Fulfilled 10% of Its Promises over Past Year - NGO

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his cabinet have made a total of 400 promises over the past year and have partially or entirely fulfilled some 10% of them.

Politics » Domestic | August 25, 2011, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1513

Bulgaria's President to Return to Home Party after Leaving Office - Report

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov may return to the leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), from which he once started his political career, after he finishes his second and last term in office.

Politics » Domestic | August 24, 2011, Wednesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1595

Bulgaria's Parliament Chair 'Proclaims' End of Gaddafi, Totalitarianism

The development of the Libya events over the last couple of days has shown that totalitarian and authoritarian regimes have no place in the 21st century, Bulgaria's Parliamentary Chair Tsetska Tsacheva reckons.

Politics » Domestic | August 23, 2011, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1484

Sofia City Launches Major Public Transport Project ahead of Election

The municipality of Bulgarian capital Sofia signed a high-profile EUR 31 M deal on the EU's Regional Development operational programme for boosting its public transportation network Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | August 23, 2011, Tuesday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1626

Bulgarian Ruling Party Decides to Give Up Fundraising

The executive committee of ruling Bulgarian center-right GERB has accepted the proposal of the party's campaign headquarters to give up fundraising for the October 23 presidential and municipal elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 21, 2011, Sunday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1535

Bulgaria's New Conflict-of-Interest Commission Powers Ahead with Probes

Bulgaria's new state commission on conflict of interest has started work on the first 20 signals received.

Politics » Domestic | August 19, 2011, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1376

Bulgarian Ruling Party Mulls Giving Up on Fundraising

The election team of ruling Bulgarian center-right GERB has proposed to the executive committee of the party to give up fundraising for the October 23 presidential and municipal elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2011, Thursday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgarian Communists Challenge Socialists for Historic Heritage

The Union of Communists in Bulgaria tabled a claim for ownership of the historic Buzludzha Monument Thursday, just two weeks after the Bulgarian Socialist Party did the same.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2011, Thursday // 15:53 | Viewed: 2498

Bulgarian Nationalists Come Closer to Registering Own TV Channel

Bulgaria's Council for Electronic Media (SEM) has returned the application of nationalist party Ataka for the registration of its own TV channel.

Politics » Domestic | August 17, 2011, Wednesday // 14:24 | Viewed: 2085

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Shutting Lukoil Is National Security Threat

The decision to close the only refinery in Bulgaria, owned by Russia's Lukoil, could have turned into a national security threat.

Politics » Domestic | August 17, 2011, Wednesday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgarian Interior Minister Denies Conflict with Fellow Deputy PM

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, firmly denies reports of being in discord and in conflict with fellow Deputy PM, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | August 17, 2011, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgarian Police Trade Unions Laud Ban on Private Donations

The trade unions at the Bulgarian Interior Ministry are deeply satisfied by the order of their Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, effectively banning donations from private businesses and individuals.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 17:01 | Viewed: 1843

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Blasts FinMin over 'Police vs. Education' Funding

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has snubbed his fellow Deputy PM, Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, shortly after the latter suggested that the 2012 state budget should redirect funds from the security sector to education.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgarian PM Vows to Eradicate Cigarette Contraband by Feb 2012

The deadline to bring an end to all cigarettes smuggling in Bulgaria is February 2012, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, says.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1697