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Bulgarian Parliament Gives Green Light to Anti-Mafia Tribunal

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB and its nationalist allies "Ataka" supported the creation of a special tribunal to try suspected mafia bosses and high-level corruption.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 19:10 | Viewed: 1813

2 Fired over Bulgaria's Illegal Luxury Property Scandal

Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, announced Wednesday the Head of the State Agency for National Construction Control, Ivan Simidchiev and the Head of the Svilengard Customs, Stefan Marashev, are being dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1960

Bulgaria's Tsvetanov: Interior Ministry Most Successful in Last 20 Y

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has not been more successful in the past 20 years, the interior minister said during parliamentary discussions on the changes in the Interior Ministry Act.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1140

Bulgaria's Green Party Demands Eco Minister Resignation

Bulgaria's "Greens" party has demanded the resignation of the Minister of Environment, Nona Karadzhova, and her Deputy, Evdokiya Maneva.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1240

Special Tribunal Debated in Bulgarian Parliament

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are discussing Wednesday, at first reading, the controversial special tribunal, expected to deal speedily with high profile organized crime and corruption cases.

Politics » Domestic | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 08:48 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Interior Minister Unhappy with Judiciary

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov expressed his disaffection at Tuesday's court decision to move controversial suspect Aleksei Petrov to house arrest from the detainee room.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 20:26 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgaria's PM Promises Additional Money for Culture

Bulgaria's Culture Ministry will receive additional BGN 10 M state funding, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov promised actors backstage after their performance on Sunday in the National Theater.

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1084

Ethnic Turks Question Bulgarian FBI on Muslim Villages Hit

The Parliamentary group of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish Party DPS is demanding a meeting with the leadership of DANS and the Chief Prosecutors' Office over their operations in southern Bulgaria against alleged radical Islam cells

Politics » Domestic | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1764

Bulgarian Conservatives Threaten Protests over Budget 2011

The Cabinet must withdraw immediately budget 2011 and revise it, the leader of the conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party, Yane Yanev demands.

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2010, Monday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1379

Bulgarian Cabinet Puts Off Pension Reform for 2015

Bulgarian employers, but without the largest business organization - Confederation of Employers and Industrials in Bulgaria (CEIB), and the labor unions reached an agreement to increase the social security payment by 2 percentage points from January 1, 20

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2010, Monday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1685

Bulgarian Top Cop Certain of Radical Islam Cells' Existence

There is plenty of evidence the literature confiscated by the authorities during an operation in several Muslim communities in southern Bulgaria includes radical Islam propaganda, according to Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2010, Monday // 10:03 | Viewed: 2223

Bulgaria's FinMin: No Turn in Economic Policy

Bulgaria's Financial Minister, Simeon Djankov, has announced there will be no turn in economic policy.

Politics » Domestic | October 11, 2010, Monday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1230

Confidence in Bulgarian Cabinet Still Low - Survey

Voter confidence in the current Bulgarian center-right GERB cabinet has slightly increased, according to a study by Bulgarian social research agency Alpha Research.

Politics » Domestic | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 15:14 | Viewed: 1378

Bulgaria-Turkey Gate Closes for 4 Hours Monday

Turkey is planning to close its border choeckpoint at Kapikule with Bulgaria for 4 hours on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1720

Kristalina Georgieva: Bulgaria Needs Reforms

Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has expressed hope that the Bulgarian government will take the necessary measures for increasing the competitiveness of its economy.

Politics » Domestic | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1418

Ex Bulgarian PM: FinMin Belongs to 3rd World Country

The leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, says the cabinet is leading a policy aiming at liquidating Bulgarian science and education.

Politics » Domestic | October 9, 2010, Saturday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1534

DPS: Bulgarian Muslims Intimidated by Radical Islam Crackdown

 The "fruitless periodic searches" for radical Islam in Bulgaria have caused concern among the Muslim population, declared the ethnic Turkish party DPS.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 19:36 | Viewed: 2153

Bulgaria Govt Backtracks on Hike in Social Security Burden

Bulgaria's government has backtracked on plans to increase social contributions payments by 3 percentage points as of next year to 31.5%, the finance minister announced on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgaria's PM: I Restored Justice in Health Insurance

The 8% health insurance contributions that Bulgarians pay for health care will be spent only for this purpose, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov announced Friday.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1886

EC Commissioner Georgieva Denies Bulgaria Presidency Bid

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has denied having plans to run in the Bulgarian Presidential Elections in 2011.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1000

Bulgaria's Govt Survives No-Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's government has survived its first no-confidence vote initiated last week by the two major opposition formations.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1673
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