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Bulgarian Top Cop Vows Revised Version of Killed Illegal Assets Bill

The fact that the draft bill on seizing illegal assets was voted down must not be considered a failure on the part of the Justice Ministry, according to Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1323

Bulgarian Nationalist Party 'Ataka' Loses Another MP

Bulgaria's Ataka is about to part ways with another one of its members, Stoyan Ivanov, who filed a request to leave the ranks of the far-right on July 08.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 10:45 | Viewed: 2010

Bulgarian Nationalists 'Ataka' Cut Off Support for Borisov's Minority Govt

Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka has abandoned the minority government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and center-right ruling party GERB leaving the Cabinet's survival to depend on a dozen of "independent" renegade MPs.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 17:28 | Viewed: 1495

Bulgarian Attorneys Accuse Interior Minister of Undermining State

Since the beginning of this government's term in office, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has adopted a behavior which grossly violates the Constitution and the laws of the country, according to the Supreme Bar Council.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1202

Leftist MP Roasts Bulgarian PM over 'Excessive Ribbon Cutting'

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has spent 400 of his 700 days in office cutting ribbons at official ceremonies, Anton Kutev, a key MP from the oppositional leftist Bulgarian Socialist Party, has estimated.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1183

Bulgarian Liberal MEP Rejects Presidential Bid

Bulgarian MEP Antoniya Parvanova does not intend to participate in the presidential elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2011, Friday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1069

Bulgarian MEP Calls for Clamping Down on Organized Crime at Sofia Airport

Bulgarian MEP Antoniya Parvanova has urged Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to take measures to counter the activities of the organized crime group looting passengers' luggage at Sofia Airport.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1727

Mystery Surrounds Presidential Bid of Bulgarian Ex-Agent Petrov

Former MEP from Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party Dushana Zdravkova has refuted an earlier announcement Thursday that she will run as vice-president for controversial businessman and ex-secret agent Alexei Petrov's presidential bid.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1164

Bulgarian MPs Mull Registering as Firms to Disclose Spending

MPs from Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party have disclosed they are considering legislative amendments to make MPs register as companies to allow transparency on their spending.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 16:04 | Viewed: 960

US Ambassador Engages in Dialogue with Bulgarian Independent MPs

10 independent MPs met Thursday with US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick to discuss the creation of a new independent political project.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1895

Ex Secret Agent, Ex MEP Nominated for Bulgarian President, VP

Controversial former secret agent Alexei Petrov and former senior judge and ex MEP from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, Dushana Zdravkova have been nominated to run for President and Vice President in Bulgaria's elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgarian MPs Kill Opposition Bill for Merging Civilian, Military Intelligence

Bulgaria's Parliament has rejected at first reading a bill of the rightist opposition to create a State Intelligence Agency, merging the existing military and civilian intelligence services.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2011, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1723

Socialist Leader: Borisov Cabinet Forces Bulgaria into Greece's Footsteps

Ruling party GERB has betrayed a vast majority of its pre-election promises made two years ago, according to Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 17:46 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgarian Interior Minister Denies Discrediting Donations

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected allegations that donations received by the institution have strings attached, at the same time remaining elusive about whether the Ministry would return them.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1162

Senior Judges Obstruct Replacements at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council

Judges from Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Casssation (VKS) obstructed Monday the appointment of two new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1307

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Demands Top Cop`s Head Over Intervention in Judiciary

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, vowing to seek the instant intervention of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Redding with regard to his attacks against the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1215

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reveals Suspicious Donations Statistics

Local units of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry have accepted donations from a range of large and small businesses, including from convicted persons and persons involved in criminal investigations, according to statistics for the period August 2009 - May 2011

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2208

Bulgarian Interior Min: Next Time We'll Be Arresting Judges

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov spoke harshly of the Bulgarian judiciary, following a police operation against persons released by courts on bail.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1365

Lax Control, Clientelism Plague Bulgaria's Judiciary - Chief Inspector

The Bulgarian judiciary is plagued with numerous clientelist appointments, which is a major reason for its problems, according to Anna Karaivanova, Chief Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1748

Sofia International Airport CEO Dismissed

The executive director of Sofia International Airport, Asen Tanchev, who was appointed less than a year ago, has been dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 19:38 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgarian PM To Cabinet: We'll Go Down in History as Highway, Sport Hall Heroes!

 Bulgarians will sooner or later recognize the importance of the ruling centrist-right GERB government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov vowed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1190