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Investigation of Bulgarian Ex President Pardons Ruled Unconstitutional

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has issued a decision declaring unconstitutional a parliamentary enquiry into the pardons of felons granted by former Vice President Angel Marin during the two terms of President Georgi Parvanov (2002-2012).

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 962

Bulgarian Ruling Party Nominates Anti-Discrimination Watchdog Chair

Center-right ruling party GERB has nominated Ana Strashimirova for the post of Chair of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD).

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 817

Bulgarian Rightists Seek Resignation of Anti-Discrimination Watchdog Chair

The right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) has called for the resignation of Kemal Eyup, Chair of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD), saying that his term in office expired over an year ago.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 738

EU Commissioner Still Bulgaria's Most Trusted Politician

Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva remains her country's most trusted political figure, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion at the beginning of April.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 682

Bulgarian MPs Set for 10-Day Easter Break

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament voted Wednesday to have ten days off for Easter.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 10:35 | Viewed: 709

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Propose No-Confidence Vote on April 23

Iskra Fidosova, Deputy Chair of the parliamentary group of center-right ruling party GERB, has said that the formation will propose holding the no-confidence motion against the government on April 23, right after the spring holiday.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2012, Tuesday // 20:22 | Viewed: 774

Bulgarian Ruling GERB Party Nominates Deputy Chair

The parliamentary group of center-right party GERB has nominated Tsveta Karayancvheva as Deputy Chair.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2012, Tuesday // 18:48 | Viewed: 683

Sofia Mayor Refuses to Accept Deputy Resignation over Stray Dogs

Bulgarian capital Sofia's Mayor Yordanka Fandakova will not accept the resignation filed by her Deputy, Mariya Boyadzhiyska, it has been made clear.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2012, Tuesday // 08:39 | Viewed: 705

4 'Democrats for Strong Bulgaria' Defect to Ex EU Commissioner

Daniel Mitov, Petar Nikolov, Proshko Proshkov and Hristo Angelichin are officially withdrawing from the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2012, Monday // 15:37 | Viewed: 917

Bulgarian Vice President Granted Zero Pardons So Far

Vice President Margarita Popova has not granted a single pardon since the beginning of her term in office.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2012, Monday // 14:37 | Viewed: 521

Bulgarian PM: Home Robberies Are Not Priority of Cabinet

Bulgaria cannot solve the problem with increasing petty and household crime in villages without increasing the number of police officers, and there is no funding for such move.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2012, Monday // 13:17 | Viewed: 779

Another Bulgarian Right-Winger Leaves DSB Governing Body

Daniel Mitov has resigned as a member of the national governing body of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), according to a statement of the right-wing formation.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2012, Monday // 11:36 | Viewed: 697

Deputy PM Congratulates Bulgarian Roma on Their Day

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, congratulated Sunday the Roma community in the country on the occasion of the International Roma Day.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2012, Sunday // 13:37 | Viewed: 658

No-confidence Vote on Hold over Bulgarian MPs Easter Break

The no-confidence vote against the cabinet "Borisov" will be debated and will take place after the Members of the Parliament Easter break.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2012, Sunday // 11:50 | Viewed: 797

Bulgaria Ex-President Claims Merit for Own Energy Policy

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov defended Saturday what he claimed to have contributed to Bulgaria's energy policy in response to criticims by PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2012, Saturday // 18:21 | Viewed: 740

Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency Faces Closure

The Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) may be closed after its functions related to the Competitiveness Operational Progam get transferred to a Directorate of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 18:07 | Viewed: 958

Bulgaria's Ex-Agriculture Fund Head Officially Charged with Forging

Kalina Ilieva, the notorious former head of Bulgaria's Agriculture Fund, has been officially charged with forging her university diploma.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1025

Bulgaria PM Fumes over Costly Bread despite Subsidies

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has voiced his indignation at the fact that bread prices remain high despite the annual subsidy of BGN 1 B paid to grain producers.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1245

Bulgaria's Far-Right Party on Verge of Collapse - Report

The parliamentary group of Bulgarian far-right party Ataka may collapse, as three more dissenters are reportedly set to leave it.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1150

Doomed No-Confidence Vote Submitted in Bulgarian Parliament

Bulgaria's left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and far-right Ataka submitted a no-confidence motion in the country's Parliament on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 13:51 | Viewed: 732

Bulgaria's Eurovision Singer May Become Ruling Party MP

Singer Sofi Marinova, who will perform this year's Bulgarian entry in the Eurovision song contest, may become an MP with the ruling centrist-right GERB party, a GERB representative has hinted.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 12:43 | Viewed: 906