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Ethnic Turkish Leader: Bulgaria's Ethnic Peace Holds Balkans Together

Bulgaria needs a special law against actions provoking ethnic hatred, Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party DPS demanded over the Friday's incident in which far-right nationalists attacked praying Muslims in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 19:19 | Viewed: 2075

Bulgarian Interior Minister Vows Not to Allow Escalation of Tensions

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has declared that the government will not allow an escalation of Friday's incident in which far-right extremists from the Ataka party assaulted praying Muslims.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1277

Bulgaria's Right Demands Ban on Rallies near Religious Temples

Bulgaria's rightist opposition Blue Coalition will initiate legislative changes banning the demonstrations near religious temples because of Friday's incident between nationalists and Muslims in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1444

President: Religious Violence Grave Scenario for Bulgaria

The Bulgarian society must declare itself firmly against any violence, rather than mull whether Friday's clashes between nationalists and praying Muslims in Sofia were some arranged scenario, President Georgi Parvanov said.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 16:12 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No Confidence Vote against Cabinet

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, has held informal talks with the other opposition force – the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, and the right-wing Blue Coalition for a joint no confidence vote against the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria Shocked as Nationalists Assault Praying Muslims in Sofia Mosque - Wrap-up

Supporters of the Bulgarian far right Ataka (Attack) party started a brawl in downtown Sofia, assaulting Muslims during their Friday prayer.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 20:52 | Viewed: 574

Bulgarian President Likens Nationalist Leader to Goebbels over Clashes

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has accused the nationalist party Ataka and its leader Volen Siderov for trying to "blow up the ethnic peace in the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgarian PM Condemns Nationalists' Assault on Muslims

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has spoken against the assault committed Friday in Sofia against praying Muslims by members of the nationalist party Ataka, Borisov's political ally.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1721

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Denounces Subtly Ally's Assault on Muslims

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB has condemned its own ally, the Ataka party, though in a subtle way, withouth mentioning it, over the incident in which Ataka activists assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:29 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Adds Fuel to Fire over Xenophobic Brawl

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party DPS, has made chilling forebodings about the ethnic tensions in Bulgaria over Friday's incident in which the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:18 | Viewed: 2001

Nationalist Leader: Islamist Terrorists Threatened Us, Helped by Police

The Bulgarian police are using double standards by cracking down on the nationalists, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right and nationalist party Ataka, which assaulted praying Muslims in Sofia Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1485

Ethnic Turkish Party: State Must Be Firm against Far Right Nationalists

The nationalist party Ataka is staging a provocation and aggression against the most humane right – the right of warship, the ethnic Turkish party DPS declared in a statement.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgarian State Will Prevent Xenophobic Outbursts - Foreign Minister

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has condemned Friday's incident in which members of the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in the Banya Bashi mosque in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Rises Against Xenophobic Party

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has sent a letter to the country's Chief Prosecutor demanding a thorough investigation of Friday's clashes in downtown Sofia, in which the nationalist Ataka (Attack) party was involved.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1876

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Threatens to Destroy Minority Govt

Volen Siderov, leader of the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) formation, the only parliamentary ally of the ruling GERB, threatened his party may withdraw its support and turn oppositional.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2473

Nationalist Leader: Muslim Threw Stone at Bulgarian MP!

Denitsa Gadzheva, an MP from the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party, was hit by a stone thrown by a Muslim during a protest the formation organized, its leader, Volen Siderov, claimed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1523

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetanov Could 'Break a Stupidmeter' - Socialist MP

The verbal attacks between Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and Bulgarian Socialist Party MP and former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov escalated to new extremes Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1485

Head of Bulgarian Agriculture Academy to Be Kicked Out, Too

The head of Bulgaria's Agriculture Academy, Prof. Svetla Bachvarova, is to be ousted next week, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks to Back No-Confidence Vote against Govt

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has made it clear they will support the looming no-confidence motion, which the opposition plans to table against the center-right government of Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Wants to Keep Investigation Secret from MPs

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has called on the Constitutional Court to revoke the obligation for magistrates to supply to the Parliament information and documents that constitute an investigation secret.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Dismisses Police Brutality Case

The arrest of the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance, Tencho Popov, involves no police brutality , Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvatanov told journalists Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1400