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Bulgarian Parliament Long Ceded Anti-Mafia Duties to Govt - Report

Bulgarian NGO Risk Monitor has accused Parliament of being too passive as regards the preparation of laws and strategies for the long-term fight against corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1364

Outgoing President Vows Support for Bulgarian Science

Outgoing Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, and Vice President, Angel Marin, attended Tuesday the traditional raising of national colors and change of guard in front of the presidential building.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 952

Controversial Sofia Judge Prone to Delegate Wiretapping to Deputy

A judge who has not specialized in criminal law has been said to approve around 3/4 of the requests for the deployment of special surveillance devices submitted with the Sofia City Court (SCC).

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgaria's PM Eyes 2nd Term in Office

Two days after he declared he would never run for President, Bulgaria's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling centrist-right GERB Boyko Borisov announced he will be seeking a second term in his current office.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 1257

Ex-Head of Bulgaria's Criminal Assets Watchdog Cleared of Conflict of Interest

A three-judge panel of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has cleared Stoyan Kushlev of conflict of interest charges for his tenure as Chair of the Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 15:34 | Viewed: 977

Bulgaria to Increase Minimum Wage on April 1 2012

Bulgaria's minimum wage will be increased from BGN 270 (approximately EUR 139) to BGN 290, the country's Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov, confirmed on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2013

Bulgaria to Appoint New Justice Minister by End of 2011

Several candidates are considered for the position of Bulgaria's new Justice Minister, the country's PM, Boyko Borisov, revealed on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | October 31, 2011, Monday // 10:41 | Viewed: 872

Bulgaria's PM Baffled by Road Junction-Come-Dolphinarium Project

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed his surprise that the construction of a dolphinarium had been by the previous government in the project for the Skobeleva Mayka road junction in the country's second largest city of Plovdiv.

Politics » Domestic | October 28, 2011, Friday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1368

Bulgarian PM Comes Up with Pre-Election Vow to Increase Minimum Wage

Bulgaria's centrist-right GERB cabinet will increase the minimum wage in the country from BGN 270 (approximately EUR 139) to BGN 290, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced Friday, just two days before the presidential election runoff featuring his party'

Politics » Domestic | October 28, 2011, Friday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1402

Work of Bulgarian MPs Foils for 2nd Day over Lack of Quorum

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament failed for the second day in a row to appear in plenary hall in numbers strong enough to have quorum.

Politics » Domestic | October 28, 2011, Friday // 10:27 | Viewed: 959

Bulgaria's Ex President Stoyanov: Run-off Is Classic Left-Right Clash

Bulgaria's former President Petar Stoyanov, one of the emblematic figures of the Union of Democratic Forces and the country's transition to democracy, has described the upcoming run-off for head of state as a left-right face-off.

Politics » Domestic | October 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1039

Head of Sofia Water Utility Turns Deputy Regional Minister

The team of Bulgaria's Minister for Regional Development and Public Works, Lilyana Pavlova, has a new member Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | October 26, 2011, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1174

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council to Decide on Dismissal of Discredited Judge

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will open disciplinary action against Sofia City Court (SCC) judge Maria Georgieva, said Petar Stoyanov, Chair of the VSS Disciplinary Committee.

Politics » Domestic | October 25, 2011, Tuesday // 18:36 | Viewed: 1222

Candidate for Bulgarian District Court Chair Exposed for Tarnished Track Record

Rosen Rusev, a candidate for the post of Haskovo District Court Chair, has worked eight years as a lawyer without a practicing certificate, according to an open letter of the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives (BILI) to the Supreme Judicial Council

Politics » Domestic | October 21, 2011, Friday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1285

Bulgaria PM Ousts Two Deputy Ministers over 'Slow Pace of Work'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that the current Deputy Ministers of Culture and Transport, Information Technology and Communications will be removed from their posts.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2011, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1635

Bulgarian Ruling Party Makes U-Turn on Merit of Communist Secret Agents

Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party has issued a statement saying that some agents who worked for communist-era State Security have worked for Bulgaria's interests.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2011, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1537

Faulty Public Procurement of Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reported to OLAF

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been notified about a faulty public procurement process organized by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2011, Tuesday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1709

Right-Wing Leader: Bulgaria Resembles Russia More and More

Ivan Kostov, Bulgaria's former prime minister and leader of a small die-hard rightist party, which turned from an ally into a foe of the current government, has said the country is now ruled by oligarchs and the police - just like Russia.

Politics » Domestic | October 18, 2011, Tuesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1605

Bulgaria's Judiciary Seeks Budget Hike, Higher Court Fees

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has said it will seek an increase of over BGN 60 M in the judiciary's budget for 2012.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2011, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 960

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Body Member Raises Eyebrows with Misreported Interests

Todor Kolarov, Chair of the Bulgarian Commission for Establishing Property Acquired through Criminal Activity, has called on Parliament to remove his colleague Krasimir Todorov.

Politics » Domestic | October 17, 2011, Monday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgarians' Trust in Parliament Crashes Down to 22% - Poll

The large majority of Bulgarians don't trust the country's institutions, according to results from a poll of the Center for Analysis and Marketing.

Politics » Domestic | October 16, 2011, Sunday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1486