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Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Shutting Lukoil Is National Security Threat

The decision to close the only refinery in Bulgaria, owned by Russia's Lukoil, could have turned into a national security threat.

Politics » Domestic | August 17, 2011, Wednesday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgarian Interior Minister Denies Conflict with Fellow Deputy PM

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, firmly denies reports of being in discord and in conflict with fellow Deputy PM, Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | August 17, 2011, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgarian Police Trade Unions Laud Ban on Private Donations

The trade unions at the Bulgarian Interior Ministry are deeply satisfied by the order of their Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, effectively banning donations from private businesses and individuals.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 17:01 | Viewed: 1843

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Blasts FinMin over 'Police vs. Education' Funding

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has snubbed his fellow Deputy PM, Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, shortly after the latter suggested that the 2012 state budget should redirect funds from the security sector to education.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgarian PM Vows to Eradicate Cigarette Contraband by Feb 2012

The deadline to bring an end to all cigarettes smuggling in Bulgaria is February 2012, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, says.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2011, Tuesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1697

Bulgarian Ex EU Commissioner Starts Nationwide Election Tour

Presidential and vice-presidential candidates Meglena Kuneva and Lyubomir Hristov will embark on a 20-day nationwide tour across Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2011, Monday // 17:43 | Viewed: 1259

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Pledges to Restrict Wiretap Use

MPs from Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB plan to table legal amendments drastically restricting the use of special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2011, Monday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgarian Police Part with Scandalous Private Donations

The Interior Ministry will no longer accept donations from private businesses and individuals after the institution's head, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, signed the order banning donation contracts.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2011, Monday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgarian Presidential Office Pardoned 431 Criminals

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov and Vice President, Angel Marin, have pardoned 431 criminals by the end of July, 2011.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2011, Monday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1947

Bulgarian PM: Some Countries Riot, Burn Own Cities, We Don't

While some countries are facing violent and destructive social unrest, Bulgarians are hard at work under the rule of center-right GERB cabinet, said Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | August 14, 2011, Sunday // 13:46 | Viewed: 2155

PM: Bulgaria Is Isle of Stability Threatened by Euro Zone Crisis

2 years ago Bulgaria wanted to join the Eurozone, but is now discouraged because of the financial crisis that has seized countries in the monetary union, reflected Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | August 14, 2011, Sunday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1817

Bulgarian Police to Revamp Donations with 'Few Exceptions'

The Interior Ministry will no longer accept donations from private businesses and individuals after the institution's head, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, signs an order in the beginning of next week.

Politics » Domestic | August 12, 2011, Friday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgarian Right Wing Head: Court Hinders Lukoil Probe

The Court is obstructing the probe if Lukoil Neftohim is involved in Value Added Tax (VAT) and excise draining and in tax evasion.

Politics » Domestic | August 12, 2011, Friday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1428

Bulgarian Customs Agency Head Expects Lukoil Court Battle to Drag On

Bulgarian Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov has said that he expects the Lukoil case to drag on for a very long time.

Politics » Domestic | August 11, 2011, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgarian Ombudsman Calls for Fair Administration of Garbage Fee

Bulgarian Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev has vowed to seek a suspension of the current garbage fee calculation method involving the property's taxable value.

Politics » Domestic | August 11, 2011, Thursday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgaria Top Court: No Halt to Operations for Lukoil

Bulgaria's top court upheld Wednesday a previous ruling providing that the Lukoil Neftochim should stay in operation until the legality of its revoked tax warehouse operator license is finally decided.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2011, Wednesday // 18:53 | Viewed: 1750

Bulgarian Socialists Seek to Regain Ownership of Buzludzha Monument

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has submitted a petition, calling for the free-of-charge transfer of ownership of the Buzludzha monument, which is currently state property.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2011, Wednesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2302

Lukoil License Saga Boosts Bulgarian PM Ratings

Every second Bulgarian (53%) approves of the decision of the Bulgarian Customs Agency to revoke the license of the Lukoil Bulgaria company to operate excise fuel storage facilities.

Politics » Domestic | August 10, 2011, Wednesday // 16:55 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgarian Creator of Torrent Tracker Faces Court

 Pre-trial proceedings for an offense against intellectual property have been opened against a 31-year-old citizen of the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2011, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1944

Controversial Sofia Court Head Drops Property Case

Vladimira Yaneva, the controversially appointed head of the Sofia City Court (SCC) boasting a family friendship with Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has withdrawn from the notorious Sofia Properties case.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2011, Tuesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgarian Interior: EU Funding Wrongly Listed as Donations

Donations received by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry in the first half of 2011 amount to BGN 3 871 000 or 40% less, compared to the same period of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | August 9, 2011, Tuesday // 09:12 | Viewed: 1713