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US Basketball Players Implicated in Bulgarian Bribery Scheme

Agents of US basketball players have allegedly bribed their clients' way into receiving Bulgarian citizenship, according to Yane Yanev, the controversial leader of the conservative Law, Order and Justice party.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 17:56 | Viewed: 908

Ex PM Stanishev Denies Bulgarian Link in Hochegger Affair

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has defined the scandal with Austrian lobbyist Peter Hochegger, in which his name was involved, as a smoke bomb

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 966

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Revolt against Party Leader

The leadership of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, in the southern Bulgarian city of Kardzhali, a DPS stronghold, is revolting against the decision to expel four local party members.

Politics » Domestic | March 13, 2012, Tuesday // 08:36 | Viewed: 11604

GERB MP Calls for Capping Fees of Bulgarian Private Enforcement Agents

Emil Radev, MP of center-right ruling party GERB and a member of the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, has drawn attention to the fact that private enforcement agents in Bulgaria collected around BGN 81 M in fees for 2010.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 15:57 | Viewed: 810

Bulgaria's Ex-EU Commissioner Bashed for Leaving Liberal Party

Hristina Hristova, leader of the marginal liberal Movement for Stability and Prosperity (NMSP), has criticized Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva for officially leaving the party.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 952

Taxi Fares in Sofia to Rise by 30%

Taxi fares in Sofia will increase by an average BGN 0.15-0.20 per kilometer, according to taxi business owners.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2012, Monday // 13:57 | Viewed: 808

Socialist Leader: Bulgaria Ex-President Would Push Party Backward

A possible return of former Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov to the leader's seat of the Bulgarian Socialist Party would bring the party back in its development, according to current chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2012, Sunday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1065

Ex-Commissioner Kuneva Leaves Liberal Party, Moves On

Bulgaria's former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has discontinued membership in her party, the liberal National Movement for Stability and Prosperity.

Politics » Domestic | March 11, 2012, Sunday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgarian Social Ministry Official Quits over Unreturned Bonus

Bulgaria's Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Totyu Mladenov, has released from the post his Chief of Staff, Dimitar Markov, over unreturned bonuses.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1361

Bulgarian Govt to Grant Concession for Sofia Airport

The analysis which will determine whether Sofia Airport will be granted under concession or will be developed through some other form of public-private partnership should be ready in 6 months, according to Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 14:57 | Viewed: 2608

Bulgaria to Clarify Structure of Special Services in 2-3 Months

Tsvetelin Yovchev, head of the President's Office and former Director of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), has said that the changes to the principles of organization at Bulgaria's special services will be clear in 2-3 months' time.

Politics » Domestic | March 10, 2012, Saturday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1251

Bulgaria's Turkish Leader Cynic, Untouchable in Bonus War - Analyst

Bulgaria's ethnic Turks leader has unapologetically revealed himself this week as a cynic, who feels untouchable, a political analyst argues.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 18:02 | Viewed: 940

Zornitsa Rusinova Appointed Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister

Zornitsa Rusinova was appointed Friday as Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 14:24 | Viewed: 800

ACTA to Enter Bulgarian Parliament, Set to Be Killed

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers is set to present the controversial ACTA agreement to the country's Parliament, only to see it scrapped by the MPs.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1366

MP: Bulgaria Spent EUR 50 M for Civil Servants' Bonuses

Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov refused to name the amount of state money paid in scandalous bonuses for civil servants during question time in Parliament Friday.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 12:31 | Viewed: 711

Construction of New Homes Starts in Flood-Hit Bulgarian Village

15 families, whose homes were destroyed by the flood in the southern Bulgarian village of Biser in early February, will sign Friday documents for the construction of their new homes, according to Irena Uzunova, District Governor of Haskovo.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 12:28 | Viewed: 1516

Bulgarian Ex-President Sets on Election Tour to Woo Socialists

Bulgarian media are widely reporting Friday that former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is continuing his tour of the country, now as a candidate to chair the Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2012, Friday // 08:24 | Viewed: 731

Top Bulgarian Socialist Honors Journalists on International Women's Day

The leader of the opposition left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, sent Thursday flowers to all female parliamentary reporters on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 16:20 | Viewed: 877

No Unpardonable Crimes Exist, Bulgarian VP Says

Bulgaria's Vice President Margarita Popova has stated that there are no crimes that she never would pardon.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 744

Bulgarian MPs Clash over State Servants Act

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed at first reading Thursday amendments to the State Servants Act.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 13:59 | Viewed: 795

Bulgaria PM: Bonus Repayment Orders Were Populist

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has termed his order for the repayment of bonuses received by government officials as "populist", citing the low salaries and the huge responsibilities of public office holders.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 954