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Bulgarian President Condemns 'Tape Gate'

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, declared Thursday he expected serious changes after the latest scandal involving tapes of discrediting conversations between some of Bulgaria's key political figures.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1153

Bulgarian FinMin Downplays Tape Scandal

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, declared Thursday the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, is keeping his post.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1319

Bulgarian PM: Tape 'Gate' Aims at Discrediting Cabinet

The opposition's goal is to stop Bulgaria's Schengen zone entry, Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared when commenting on the latest scandal surrounding tapes of conversations between several key personalities released Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:47 | Viewed: 1364

Bulgaria's Top Cop Echoes PM Comments in Tape Scandal

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, literally repeated the words of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, when commenting on the latest scandal surrounding him and several other key Bulgarian persoanliites.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:03 | Viewed: 1507

PM on Discrediting Tapes: Bulgarian Ministers Don't Have to Love Each Other

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is not disturbed by the released audio-tapes of personal phone conversations between several Bulgarian key officials, which expose deep conflicts and discrediting details about their relations.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1377

Tapes Expose Deep Conflict in Bulgarian Govt, Discredit Interior Minister

Bulgaria's two Deputy Prime Ministers – Finance Minister Djankov and Interior Minister Tsvetanov – are tangled in a savage conflict, according to tapes from May 2010 of phone conversations between senior Bulgarian officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2819

Ex Bulgarian PM Stanishev: Boyko Borisov Spells Out 'Big Bluff'

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has described the government of his successor Boyko Borisov with the English phrase "Big Bluff.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1304

Spy Mania Flares in Bulgaria

The editorial staff of Bulgaria's notorious tabloid "Galeria" released Wednesday audio-tapes of personal phone conversations between several Bulgarian key individuals in which they discuss each other's work.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1862

Bulgarian Rulers Mull Anti-Libel Law as 2011 Elections Draw Closer

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB is considering special anti-libel legislation because of concerns that mudslinging campaigns will mar the country's presidential and local elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 20:39 | Viewed: 1338

Ex Minister Blasts Bulgarian Govt for Cigarette Contraband, Human Trafficking

Bulgaria's government manages cigarette contraband channels which are also developing into human trafficking channels, according to Rumen Petkov, Socialist MP and ex-Interior Minister.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 1670

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party to Launch Own Mouthpiece

The Bulgarian ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will probably start its own newspaper by the end of February 2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2011, Tuesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1677

Bulgaria's Corporate Bank Head Warns against Witch-Hunting

Neither dwelling on the past nor witch-hunting is a policy that gives results or promotes economic growth, according to Tsvetan Vassilev, majority owner and chair of the Supervisory Board of Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2011, Monday // 14:13 | Viewed: 1540

Bulgarian President Vetoes Election Code Amendments

Bulgaria's president Georgi Parvanov has imposed a veto on the new amendments to the election code.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2011, Monday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1584

Bulgarian Democrats: Political Opponents Being under Surveillance

The political opponents of the governing authorities in Bulgaria are under surveillance, according to Atanas Atanasov from the rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2011, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1775

Bulgarian Conservatives: Let's Stop Police Arbitrariness

The Bulgarian conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party has opposed the statement of the Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, that a special tribunal will start operating by mid-2011.

Politics » Domestic | January 2, 2011, Sunday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1594

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Topic of Presidential Bid Outdated

The Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has announced that the topic of his potential presidential bid was outdated for discussion.

Politics » Domestic | January 2, 2011, Sunday // 10:18 | Viewed: 1821

Sofia Fire Department Gets New Head after Fake Diploma Scandal

Ognyan Metodiev has been appointed head of Sofia Fire Department after his predecessor resigned amidst the scandal with the fake diploma of his daughter, former head of a Bulgarian agency overseeing hundreds of millions of euros in EU farm aid.

Politics » Domestic | December 31, 2010, Friday // 12:01 | Viewed: 2139

Bulgarian Agent Resigns over Information Leaks – Report

A senior agent of the Bulgarian State National Security Agency DANS has resigned after he was caught leaking classified information, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2010, Thursday // 18:27 | Viewed: 1794

Borisov Govt Ok on Corruption, Bad at Efficiency - Analysts

The major problem of Bulgaria's Borisov Cabinet is its low efficiency, according to political analysts.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2010, Wednesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1826

Ruling Party Demands Resignation of Bulgaria’s Shumen Mayor

The regional leadership of the Bulgaria’s ruling party GERB in the city of Shumen has demanded resignation from the mayor Krasimir Kostov over problems with the heating utility Toplofikatsiya.

Politics » Domestic | December 28, 2010, Tuesday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1881

2/3 of Bulgarians: GERB Cabinet No Better than 3-Way Coalition - Study

Two-thirds of Bulgarians think that the work of the present GERB cabinet is no better than that of the previous three-way coalition, according to an opinion study by the MBMD agency.

Politics » Domestic | December 28, 2010, Tuesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1937
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