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Bulgaria's Customs, Police Wage Fierce War over Contraband

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry and Customs Agency, a subordinate of the Finance Ministry, have clashed in the media over cigarette smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 18:49 | Viewed: 1833

Bulgarian Customs Set to Acquire Police Capabilities

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has moved to secure certain police and investigative capabilities for its subordinate, the Customs Agency, amidst rising need to counter cigarette contraband.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1270

Socialists Worry about Media Freedom in Bulgaria

"Without media freedom the European Union would fall apart," stated Bulgarian Socialist Party leader and ex-PM Sergey Stanishev Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 31, 2011, Monday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgarian PM Not Worried about President's Libel Suit Threats

Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borisov has announced he was not worried about President Georgi Parvanov’s threats for libel suit against him.

Politics » Domestic | January 29, 2011, Saturday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1798

Bulgarian President Threatens Libel Suit against PM over 'Tapegate'

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has refuted Prime Minister Borisov's accusations that he has organized "Tapegate", a scandal with leaked discrediting conversations of senior government officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 18:43 | Viewed: 1391

Source: French Lab Says Scandalous Bulgarian Tape Authentic

An independent examination by a French laboratory in Paris proves that one of the scandalous tapes of Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov's phone conversation is authentic, according to the Galeria weekly.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1831

Bulgaria's PM Claims Evidence 'Tapped' Conversation Manipulated

The conversation about the Ledenika brewery owner Mihail Mihov has been prolonged by 46 seconds, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1697

Bulgaria's PM Suggests Working Group to Regulate Surveillance Devices

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has suggested the creation of a working group for regulating the right implementation of the Special Surveillance Devices Act.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1530

Bulgarian PM Denies Ex-Customs Official's Political Pressure Accusations

There is no truth in the letter of a former Bulgarian customs official accusing the government of political pressure, according to Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1084

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Swap Deals with State Forest Lands

Bulgarian Parliament has adopted at second reading amendments to the Forest Act, which allow swap deals of state forest lands with private forest properties.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1078

Bulgaria's Prosecution Denies Having Had Access to Discrediting Tapes

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has denied having had any of the recently published phone conversations between high-rank officials, tapped through special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1070

Bulgarian PM 'Bows' to Archenemy, Accuses President of Plotting

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov "saluted" the recent performances of Alexey Petrov, a controversial figure considered to be his archenemy.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgaria's PM: Salaries Increase for Hard Workers

There will be a significant increase of Bulgarians' incomes when they start working hard to make money, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 11:21 | Viewed: 1405

'Bulgarian FBI' Head: Discrediting Tapes Fake

The allegedly tapped phone conversations between high officials are manipulated, according to Tsvetelin Yovchev, Head of the Bulgaria's State National Security Agency DANS

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 20:44 | Viewed: 1655

RSF: Defamation Law Puts At Risk Media Freedom in Bulgaria

The watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has slammed plans by Bulgaria's ruling party to introduce tougher legislation protecting against defamation, fearing an attack on media freedon.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1307

Bulgaria's Special Tribunal to Start Functioning Mid-2011

Bulgaria's special anti-mafia tribunal will start operating in the summer of 2011 after the parliament voted that the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code should come into force six months after their adoption.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria's PM: Tape Attack Organized against Me

The attack is against me, but they just did it gradually to destabilize, break and wedge apart ministers and make the government an easy pray, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov said Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1389

Wiretap Scandal Shows Bulgaria Govt Impotence - 'Archenemy'

Aleksei Petrov, a controversial figure described by many as the prime minister's biggest enemy, has said the ongoing wiretap scandal, which rocked the government, only reveals its professional and political impotence.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 4551

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Denies Grain Crisis

There is no grain crisis in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgarian Mayors to Face Salary Freeze over Draft Budgets Delay

Amendments to the Bulgarian Municipal Budget Act envision salary freeze for mayors who delay the submission of draft budgets for the year.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:43 | Viewed: 844

Emergency 'Spying' Meeting Held in Bulgarian Parliament

The Bulgarian Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control is holding an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:34 | Viewed: 930