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Bulgaria MPs Cast Roll Call Vote in Govt Confidence Motion

The Bulgarian Parliament has adopted an unusual way of voting as it started the debates on the requested confidence vote by the Borisov Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2011, Thursday // 09:56 | Viewed: 1526

Dissenter: Dogan Top Project of Bulgaria's Communist Security Service

The leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS Ahmed Dogan is "the most successful project" of the former communist security service (DS), according to Kasim Dal, Dogan's former right hand.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2011, Thursday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1609

GERB Cabinet Sits for 3rd Confidence Vote in Bulgarian History

The Cabinet of the center-right party GERB will face Thursday the third vote of confidence ever in Bulgarian history after 1989.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2011, Thursday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1025

Bulgarian Govt Faces Confidence Vote over 'Tapegate'

Bulgaria's Cabinet of PM Borisov and the GERB party is facing Thursday a vote of confidence that it requested from Parliament in the aftermath of "Tapegate", a scandal resulting from leaked discrediting conversations of senior officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2011, Thursday // 08:11 | Viewed: 1547

Source Strikes Back at Bulgaria's Prosecutors over 'Manipulated' Tapes

The source, which recently leaked scandalous tapes of senior officials' conversations, the Galeria weekly, has slammed the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office for concluding that the tapes have been manipulated.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 20:19 | Viewed: 1482

Scandalous Bulgarian Tapes Manipulated - Prosecutor's Office

The several tapes of phone conversations of senior officials that caused a "Tapegate" in Bulgaria because of scandalous revelations have been manipulated according to the Prosecutor's Office.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 19:30 | Viewed: 1568

Phone Tapping of Bulgaria's Customs Agency Head Legal

Special surveillance devices were applied legally to wiretap the telephone of the head of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, according to a Parliamentary Committee.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 1391

Bulgarian PM: A La Guerre Comme A La Guerre, No Giving In to Bandits

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared his readiness to go to early elections rather than "succumb" to the blackmailing of "a gang of bandits".

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1552

Bulgaria Introduces Electronic Ticket for Road Traffic Violators

Bulgaria's parliament adopted at second reading amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which envision the introduction of an electronic ticket.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 17:36 | Viewed: 1523

Bulgarian Socialists Seek No Confidence Vote Options

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party is still seeking options for a no confidence vote of the government even though Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov has carried out a "preemptive strike" by asking the Parliament for a vote of confidence.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgaria to Honor Victims of Communism at Ex Presidents' Initiative

Bulgaria's Cabinet has declared February 1 as a Day of Recognition and Honoring of the victims of the communist regime in the country (1944-1989).

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1771

Bulgarian MPs Reject Probe in Dead Baby Case

The Bulgarian Members of the Parliament rejected the request to establish a temporary inquiry committee to probe the scandal with the dead baby in the central town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1660

Bulgarian MPs Reject President's Election Code Veto

Bulgarian parliament has rejected the veto of the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov on the new amendments to the Election Code.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1214

Bulgarian Ministers Back PM in Confidence Vote Move

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers is going to ask the Parliament to hold the debate on the confidence vote for the overall policies of the government on Thursday, the cabinet decided.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish MPs Expel Dissident Kasim Dal

The parliamentary group of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) voted late Tuesday evening to expel Kasim Dal.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2011, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1888

Nationalists Vow Hardline Support for Bulgarian Govt in Confidence Vote

Volen Siderov, the leader of Bulgaria's nationalist party "Ataka" ("Attack"), has pledged hardline support for the Borisov Cabinet and the ruling party GERB in a Parliament confidence vote to be requested by the government.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 22:27 | Viewed: 1652

Preemptive Strike over 'Tapegate': Bulgarian PM to Ask Parliament for Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will propose to his Cabinet to ask the Parliament for a confidence vote about the overall policies of the government.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 20:56 | Viewed: 1605

Istanbul-Based 'Bulturk' Blasts Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) and its leader Ahmed Dogan have been subjected to devastating criticism by Bulturk, the organization of Bulgarian Turkish expats living in Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1482

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Slams Resigning Dissenter as Provocateur

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) has accepted the resignation from its leadership of Kasim Dal, who is emerging as a major dissenter.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 17:36 | Viewed: 1197

Toppled Bulgarian Judge: Interior Minister Orchestrated My Removal

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) decided to remove the head of the Sofia Appellate Court Veselin Pengezov because of pressure by Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, according to Pengezov himself.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgaria's Judicial Council Topples Senior Judge over Property Scandal

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council has voted to remove Veselin Pengezov from the position of chair of the Sofia Appellate Court because of the revelations made in the summer of 2010 which tangled Pengezov's family in a property scandal.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 15:09 | Viewed: 1900