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Bulgaria Says It Won't Ratify ACTA Unconditionally

Bulgaria will ratify the ACTA trade agreement, but the country will keep its current legislation in the field of Internet services, it emerged on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1703

Bulgaria Interior Minister Sends Mixed Signals about Judiciary

Speaking at a seminar on combating corruption, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has yet again sent mixed signals about the work of the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1244

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Court Denies Attempt to Censor Media

The Chairman of the Bulgarian anti-mafia tribunal, Georgi Ushev, declared Thursday he has no intentions to censor local media.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1280

Prosecution Washes Hands of Bulgarian Top Cop-Judge Clash

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has made it clear that the prosecution will not examine the allegations of the Interior Minister against Miroslava Todorova, a judge at the Sofia City Court and Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 12:22 | Viewed: 1059

Ex Bulgarian President Rejoins Socialist Party Ranks

The long-awaited return of former Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, to the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is now a fact.

Politics » Domestic | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 10:23 | Viewed: 1017

Bulgaria Anti-Mafia Court Pressures Media

The governing body of Bulgaria's newly established specialized criminal court has asked print and electronic media to submit to it materials covering the activity of the institution for 'verification' before making them public.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1341

Bulgarian Judges: Police Spec Op Stirs Aggresson against Judiciary

The Union of Judges in Bulgaria has sent an open letter of protest against the Ministry of Interior, for publicizing codenames of a special operation irreverently referring to the name of a judge.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1184

Kaufland Bulgaria Protests Fine for Unlabelled, Substandard Eggs

The Kaufland chain of stores has refuted accusations of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency that it is selling substandard eggs, for which it was fined with BGN 10 000 two days ago.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 2054

Bulgarian President Remembers Victims of Communism

Freedom and democracy must fought for and protected, said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev at the Memorial for the Victims of Communism in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1312

Bulgarian MPs Hold Hearing of Ministers over ACTA

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Committees on Economy and on Culture will hold hearings of Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, and of Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, on the signing the controversial ACTA agreement.

Politics » Domestic | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 11:07 | Viewed: 1624

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Rise Against Controversial ACTA

The right-wing Bulgarian Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party has demanded that the county's Prime Minister and his government retract their signature under the international ACTA agreement.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1311

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry to Restrict Use of Force, Firearms

Reforms at the Interior Ministry will include the introduction of legal amendments stipulating the standard of "absolute necessity for the use of firearms and other police-related tools," according to Deputy Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgaria's EconMin Tries to Assuage ACTA Fears

The fact that Bulgaria has signed the controversial ACTA agreement will not change anything in the country, Bulgarian Minister of Economy Traicho Traikov believes.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1422

Bulgarian EconMin Refuses Comments on ACTA Initiative

Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, refused Tuesday to offer any comments on how the cabinet had made the decision to sign the controversial ACTA international agreement.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 11:58 | Viewed: 1219

Bulgarian Interior Minister Launches Police Reform

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, is presenting Tuesday plans for reforms at his institution.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1411

GERB Still Bulgaria's Leading Party, Poll Claims

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB has maintained the highest rating among the country's political parties, according to a poll conducted by Sofia-based Center for Analyses and Marketing.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2012, Monday // 16:47 | Viewed: 6251

Bulgaria President Plays Down Ex-VP's Alleged Illegitimacy

Former Bulgarian Vice President Angel Marin's second term in office was probably not "illegal", the country's new President Rosen Plevneliev reckons.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2012, Monday // 15:38 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgarian Border Checkpoints Resume Normal Work

The lines of tractor trailers at the Danube Bridge, connecting Bulgaria and Romania have disappeared overnight.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2012, Monday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgaria's Ex-VP Defends His Generous Pardoning of Felons

Bulgaria's former Vice President Angel Marin who controversially pardoned a large number of high-profile felons during his two terms in office, has reiterated that he sees nothing wrong in his actions.

Politics » Domestic | January 30, 2012, Monday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1291

PM: Subpar Politicians Doom Bulgaria to No National Doctrine

Bulgaria is bound to have no implementable strategy for national development due to the low grade of its political class, reflected Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2012, Sunday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1323

Key Bulgarian Judge Still Mulls Suing Top Cop for Libel

Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association, still considers filing a lawsuit against the country's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, whom she has accused of libel.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2012, Saturday // 18:16 | Viewed: 1389