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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: 2152

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

New Bulgarian Minister: Health Reform Done Wrong

Health care reform in Bulgaria is not going in the right direction, the health minister, Stefan Konstantinov, has stated.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 09:06 | Viewed: 1562

Penchev 'Honored' to Be Bulgaria's Ombudsman

I want people in Bulgaria to say that Ombudsman is a person who helps them, the newly elected Bulgarian ombudsman, Konstantin Penchev, has stated.

Politics » Domestic | October 8, 2010, Friday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgarian Administration Goes Green

Bulgaria's government has announced the start of a tender for the procurement of recycled paper and "green" office supplies.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgarian Govt Grants Concessions to Quench Social Tension

The mass rally of 10 000 Bulgarian industrial workers in Sofia appears to have extracted concessions from the government on its controversial retirement reform plans.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 18:05 | Viewed: 1441

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's New Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev

Bulgaria's new Ombudsman, Konstantin Penchev, was born on March 21, 1952 in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1838

Konstantin Penchev Named Bulgaria's New Ombudsman

Konstantin Penchev is Bulgaria's new Ombudsman, the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee for electing a new person for the post, Yuliyana Koleva, announced in the Parliament Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1471

Bulgarian MPs Outraged by PM's Name-calling

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, demanded from the Parliament to declare Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's statement that Members of the Parliament are "loafers" inacceptable.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1383

Bulgarian Muslims: Anti-Islam Hit Is Interior Minister's PR

Bulgarian Imams are staging a national meeting to issue a joint declaration asking the authorities and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, for official apologies.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 09:45 | Viewed: 2112

Bulgarian Parliament Elects New Ombudsman

The Bulgarian Parliament is voting Thursday to elect the country's new Ombudsman after the term of the current one, Ginyo Ganev, expired in April.

Politics » Domestic | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 08:02 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgarian Doctors Cancel Mass Protests

The mass protest rallies of Bulgaria physicians were canceled Wednesday, after Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov signed an agreement with the Doctors Union.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1537

Bulgarian MPs No-Confidence Debate Marred by Bickering

The Bulgarian Parliament debated for hours Wednesday the pointless issue of the no-confidence vote against the cabinet with bickering and mutual accusations of irresponsibility and populism.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 1273

Bulgarian Constitutional Court Upholds Controversial Penal Provisions

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court has rejected the appeals against the adoption of Penal Code amendments that have been opposed vigorously by the President and the Socialist and centrist opposition.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1419

Bulgaria Parliament Elects New Health Minister

Bulgaria's parliament has expectedly supported the nomination of Stefan Konstantinov for new health minister to replace Anna-Maria Borisova, who quit last week over a funding row that has put hospitals in debt.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgarian MPs to Debate No Confidence Vote, New Minister

Bulgaria's Parliament is set to debate Wednesday the first ever no confidence vote of the Borisov Cabinet and the appointment of a new health minister.

Politics » Domestic | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 08:34 | Viewed: 1163

Bulgarian Rightists Won't Vote for New Health Minister Nominee

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition will abstain at the Parliament vote Wednesday for the new nomiee for Minister of Health, Stefan Konstantinov.

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 20:11 | Viewed: 1064
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