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Partial Parliamentary Vote Possible in Bulgaria's Burgas

The Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas is facing an unprecedented partial vote to elect a Member of the Parliament, according to parliamentary legal experts.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgarian MPs Postpone Passing 2 Legal Bills over Discord

Serious disagreements between Bulgarian Justice Minister, Margarita Popova, and MPs from the ruling GERB party led to the postponement of debates on key amendments to the Judicial Power Act and the Penal Code.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1152

Bulgarian MPs to Enjoy 18-Day Christmas Break

The Christmas vacation of the Bulgarian Parliament will be a total of 18 days, as voted by the MPs at Tuesday's emergency meeting.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1412

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turks to Go Radical If Envoy Scandal Leads to Lustration

If the scandal with the files of Bulgaria's former agents-turned-Ambassadors leads to a proposal for lustration, the ethnic Turkish party DPS will answer with a radical idea, directed at the former Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 09:56 | Viewed: 1228

Bulgaria Names Successor to Controversial Agent-Turned-Minister

Bulgaria's minister without portfolio, Bozhidar Dimitrov, who stepped down for having links with the Soviet-era secret police, will be most likely succeeded by the head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Rossen Ivanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2010, Monday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1360

Bulgarian Deputy Interior Minister Resigns over Spy Past

Bulgaria's Deputy Interior Minister, Pavlin Dimitrov, submitted his resignation on Monday, just days after he was exposed as a former agent of the Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2010, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1409

Bulgaria's Top Cop: Ruling Party Closing Page of Ex Agents Files

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has announced that the ruling party GERB is working towards closing the page with files of agents of the former Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2010, Monday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1409

Foreign Minister: Envoys Scandal Is Huge Embarrassment for Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has stated that the diplomatic scandal, which is shaking Bulgaria and its allies since December 14, is a huge embarrassment for the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2010, Monday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgaria's Ousted Diaspora Minister: I Have No Regrets

Bulgaria's Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, who resigned Sunday, has stated he did not have any regrets and that he did not feel like a victim.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2010, Monday // 08:56 | Viewed: 1209

Bulgarian Deputy Interior Minister Resigns over Diplomatic Row

The Deputy Interior Minister, Pavlin Dimitrov, will submit his resignation with Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, announced Sunday evening.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 19:48 | Viewed: 1674

Bulgarian PM Signs Diaspora Minister Resignation

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has signed Sunday the resignation of the Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1371

Ousted Bulgarian Diaspora Minister Rejects MP Slot

The Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, who is expected to resign Monday, will not return to the Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1639

Bulgarian Opposition Leader Threatens Govt with No-Confidence Vote

There will be a second no-confidence vote against Bulgaria's ruling GERB government, this time against their culture and science policies, the leftist opposition leader Sergey Stanishev announced.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgarian Interior Head Most Likely GERB Presidency Bidder

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov is the ruling centrist GERB party's most probable candidate for President, according to GERB leader and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1546

Bulgaria's Diaspora Minister to Resign over Communist Secret Service Past

Bulgaria's Diaspora Minister Bozhidar Dimitrov has declared that he will be resigning his post on Monday in order not to compromise the government's move to recall all Bulgarian diplomats who were agents of the secret service of the fomer communist regime

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1724

Bulgarian Diaspora Minister Expected to Step Down without Feeling 'Scapegoat'

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said he expected his Diaspora Minister to resign on his own as the government is being accused of double standards in the treatment of civil servants and diplomats who were agents at the former communist secret service.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1433

Borisov-Parvanov's Tit for Tat: Minister to Go with Discredited Ambassadors

Bulgarian PM Borisov has suggested he would dismiss his Diaspora Minister, a former collaborator with the communist regime's secret service once President Parvanov recalls all ambassadors with the same kind of record.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2010, Saturday // 10:10 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgarian FM: President Provides Political Cover for Ex Communist Agents

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Mladenov has accused President Parvanov of giving political cover to the Bulgarian diplomats who were revealed to have worked for the State Security (DS) service of the former communist regime.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1222

Bulgarian President Firmly Backs Discredited Diplomats

The presence of collaborators and agents of the former Communist State Security in Bulgaria's diplomatic missions around the world is not a problem for the country, Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, declared.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1734

Bulgarian Right Wing Attacks State Christmas Bonuses

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition asked Friday all ministers to make bonuses paid to employees public and show what criteria was used to select those employees.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgaria's Right-wing Leader Supports Removal of Discredited Diplomats

Bulgaria's ruling party GERB has to clean the country from the agents of the former State Security because they are like an anchor to the past, the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, Ivan Kostov, said.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1137
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