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Bulgarian Top Cop Rejects External Influences on Judge's Dismissal

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected accusations of personal and political involvement into the work of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 15:12 | Viewed: 533

Bulgarian Top Cop's Rival Says She Wasn't Fired for Incompetence

Bulgarian Judge Miroslava Todorova, Chair of her country's Judges Association, has ruled out incompetence as a possible reason for her controversial dismissal on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 14:23 | Viewed: 546

Bulgarian President 'Alarmed' by Judge's Dismissal

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is alarmed by the decision of the Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, to dismiss Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association, BJA, and Judge at the Sofia City Court.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 570

Bulgarian PM Labels Judge's Ousting 'Provocation'

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has reacted to the dismissal of Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association and Judge at the Sofia City Court, saying it was a pure provocation.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 10:19 | Viewed: 570

Bulgarian Judges to Stage Rally to Support Dismissed Colleague

Judges, representatives of NGOs and Bulgarian citizens will gather Friday in front of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) office in Sofia to protest the dismissal of Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association and Judge at the Sofia City

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1187

Bulgarian Top Cop Denies Personal Conflict with Dismissed Judge

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected having a personal conflict with Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association and Judge at the Sofia City Court, who was dismissed Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2012, Friday // 08:15 | Viewed: 437

Bulgarian Judges Rise against Unjustified Disciplinary Dismissal

Bulgarian magistrates from all over the country have risen against the dismissal of Judge Miroslava Todorova on disciplinary grounds, defining the step as a repressive measure targeting a critical voice.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 19:44 | Viewed: 870

Bulgarian Judges Association Spokesperson Condemns Retaliatory Dismissal

Neli Kutskova, Spokesperson of the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA), has defined the decision of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to penalize Judge Miroslava Todorova with dismissal on disciplinary grounds as muscle-flexing.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 15:20 | Viewed: 801

Bulgarian MPs Drop Most Controversial Forestry Act Text

The Bulgarian Parliament passed at first reading two drafts for amendments to the Forestry Act, submitted by MPs from the ruling GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 15:11 | Viewed: 839

Judge Enemy of Bulgarian Top Cop Fired

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial court dismissed Judge Miroslava Todorova from the judicial system in a controversial move on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 911

ACTA Officially Killed in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's government has officially refused to pursue a procedure before the European Court of Justice in favor of the international ACTA agreement, it has been announced.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 12:33 | Viewed: 614

Judge Archenemy of Bulgaria's Top Cop Faces Dismissal

Miroslava Todorova, Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA) and judge at the Sofia City Court (SCC) is facing dismissal from the judicial system.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2012, Thursday // 11:59 | Viewed: 517

MP, Mayor Contest Leadership of Bulgarian Rightists

MP Vanyo Sharkov and Karlovo mayor Emil Kabaivanov will face each other in a runoff Sunday for the leadership position of Bulgarian rightist Union of Democratic Forces.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 19:06 | Viewed: 502

Ethnic Turkish Party Tops Bulgaria Parliament's Truancy List

The son and partner of media mogul Irena Krasteva, who have been criticized for concentrating Bulgaria's media market in their hands and fawning to those in power, is the top non-attender in the country's parliament, data shows.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 713

Nationalists Ask Voting Ban on Bulgarians with Dual Citizenship

Bulgarians with dual citizenship should be banned from voting in elections in the country, according to a proposal for amendments to the Election Code.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 14:24 | Viewed: 702

Poll: Bulgaria's GERB Loses Ground 1 Year before Election

One of every five people who voted in 2009 for the ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, is extremely disappointed of the cabinet of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and would never again extend their support.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1278

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Stages Last-Minute Reshuffles

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), whose term in office expires on October 3, has given up on its summer recess to prepare the appointment of its successors.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 464

Bulgarian Parliament Prepares to Appoint 11 Supreme Judicial Council Members

Bulgaria's Parliament has set down the rules of procedure for the appointment of members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) from the parliamentary quota.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2012, Wednesday // 12:05 | Viewed: 586

Bulgaria Ruling Party Proposes Permanent Central Electoral Commission

Center-right ruling party GERB has proposed amendments to Bulgaria's Election Code envisaging a permanent Central Electoral Commission (CEC) which keeps a permanent electoral registers.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2012, Tuesday // 18:05 | Viewed: 675

Bulgarian Conservatives Want Compulsory Voting for State Employees

Bulgaria's marginal conservative Law, Order and Justice party has proposed that compulsory voting be introduced for all state employees in the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2012, Tuesday // 16:17 | Viewed: 503

Bulgarian Interior Min Appears to Be 'Agent' of US Secret Service

Bulgaria's vice-PM and Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov has been spotted sporting dress shirt cufflinks with the emblem of the US Secret Service.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2012, Tuesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1520