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Pressure Ups on Bulgaria EU Ladies over Presidential Bids

A small opposition party with links to shady figures from Bulgaria's transition has renewed its efforts to prevent the country's former and current European Commissioners from running for president.

Politics » Domestic | April 14, 2011, Thursday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Parliamentary Speaker Comes Up with 'Spineless Roosters'

An intriguing philosophical debate took place in the Bulgarian Parliament Wednesday between Parliamentary speaker Tsetska Tsacheva and socialist MP Lyuben Kornezov.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1436

Bulgarian Parliament Lets Prosecution of Communist Crimes Expire

Bulgaria's Parliament has refused to drop the statute of limitations for murder, torture and violence committed on political, ethnic or religious grounds in the period September 9, 1944, to December 31, 1989.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 1905

Bulgaria Socialists Split over 'Kuneva for President' Calls

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, who is likely to run for president, has turned into the latest apple of discord for the members of the previously ruling Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2011, Wednesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1421

Bulgarian 'Octopus' Caters to Small Businesses, Ordinary Folk

Controversial Bulgarian businessman Aleksey Petrov, currently tried for a number of offences such as money laundering, has slammed Bulgarian political life and banking.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 20:52 | Viewed: 1354

Turkish-Bulgarian Party Gives Young MP Ultimatum over Dissent

Bulgarian liberals Movement for Rights and Freedoms have given an ultimatum of one week to their MP Korman Ismailov to denounce his support of dissenter Kasim Dal, or leave the party.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1663

Stanishev: No Three-Way Coalition for Presidential Elections

Bulgaria's former ruling three-way coalition will not participate with a common candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in the fall of 2011, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) announced Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1368

Bulgarian President Takes Election Day Stalemate to Parliament

The date of the presidential and local elections is going to be decided on through a dialogue with the Members of the Parliament, President, Georgi Parvanov, announced Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 16:25 | Viewed: 1810

Bulgarian Conservatives Expose GERB for Vote Buying

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party have handed Tuesday to President, Georgi Parvanov, an audiotape exposing the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party of vote buying.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgarian Rulers, Opposition Fight over Presidential, Local Elections Date

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has suggested that the 2011 presidential and the local elections should be held on October 23.

Politics » Domestic | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1575

Bulgarian State Claims Back Ex-Monarch's Forests

The Bulgarian state has filed court claims of ownership on forests returned to the heir of the country's defunct monarchy, Simeon Saxe-Coburg.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 19:32 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Speaker Refutes US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick's recent comments on the country's judicial system are inappropriate, according to Parliamentary speaker Tsetska Tsacheva.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian Right Wing 1st to Announce Presidential Candidate

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition is going to be ready with their nomination for president by the end of April, the Coalition's co-Chair, Ivan Kostov, announced during a Monday press conference.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1588

Bulgaria Ruling GERB Mulls 3 Names for Presidential Run

The ruling, center-right Citizens of European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, party is going to announce their nominations for president and vice president in July.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2011, Monday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1579

Bulgaria Socialists May Back Ex Commissioner for President

Bulgaria's socialists have hinted the prospect of Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, running for president of the country is more than appealing to them even though she is yet to make up her mind whether to do so.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1347

Bulgaria Ruling Party Pens in Presidential, Local Vote Oct 23

Bulgaria's presidential elections, which will be held together with the local vote, should be scheduled for October 23, the ruling center-right GERB party and their nationalist allies have demanded.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgarian EconMin Keeps Post despite 'Insubordination'

Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, is going to keep his post, despite receiving two "yellow cards" by Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and remaining resolute regarding the Belene NPP scandal.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2011, Sunday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1740

Bulgarian Socialists Vow for Economic Paradise

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party presented Saturday an ambitious program for governing the country, setting high goals in the field of the economy.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1667

Bulgarian FM Firm in Criticism of Belene NPP Deal

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov has confirmed his negative position on the contract signed Tuesday with Russian Atomstroyexport to continue negotiating the Belene NPP project.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 16:32 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Socialists: It's High Time Govt Sorts out Belene NPP

The center-right GERB government has had almost 2 years now to form a consistent position on the projected Belene NPP, but has failed to do that, according to ex-PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2011, Saturday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1326

Bulgarian Conservative Leader: FMD Outbreak Fake, Turkish Conspiracy

Yane Yanev, the vocal leader of the marginal Bulgarian conservative party RZS, has declared the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Southeast Bulgaria to be fake and an international conspiracy.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2011, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 3277