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Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Recants Position on Belene Scandal

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, told the media Thursday that what he said during a TV interview a day earlier about the signed Nuclear Power Plant documents has been misinterpreted.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2011, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1372

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Belene Nuclear Plant Scandal as 'Political Talk'

The newly signed document between Bulgaria and Russia for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant, which caused a scandal among Bulgarian ministers, isno threat to the country's national security, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Energy Minister Denies Rumors of Resignation over Belene

Legal experts are in the process of analyzing the damage from the agreement between the Bulgarian National Electric Company, NEK, and the Russian "Atomstroyexport" to build a Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, in the Danube town of Belene in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2011, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1357

Bulgaria Socialists: We're Ready to Rule, Any Time, Any Place

The chief goal of the Bulgarian Socialist Party for the presidential elections in the fall is not to let the candidate of the ruling center-right GERB party win, stated its leader and ex PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Right Alarms of Coalition Between Ruling Party, Socialists

Bulgarians should not allow a coalition between center-right ruling GERB party and their main opposition, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, warned co-leader of rightist Blue Coalition Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2011, Tuesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 1394

Bulgarian Centrists Firm Behind Ex-EU Commissioner's President Bid

The Bulgarian National Movement for Stability and Prosperity, the centrist party of the country's former Tsar and PM Simeon Saxe-Coburg, will endorse former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva's potential presidential bid in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1294

Kuneva's Bid for Bulgaria President to 'Breach Constitution'

A Facebook group has vehemently risen against the prospect of Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, running for president of the country even though she is yet to make up her mind whether to do so.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1464

Bulgarian President: Cabinet Undermines Security Matters

President, Georgi Parvanov, declared Monday that the economic and social security of the country is the most serious issue faced by Bulgaria at present time.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 12:28 | Viewed: 2256

Ethnic Turkish NGO to Be Established in Bulgaria

Supporters of Kasim Dal, who recently resigned as Deputy Chair, and was later expelled from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, are debating plans to establish a new NGO.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1844

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Mull Leader's Presidential Run

The Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is considering nominating its leader, Ahmed Dogan, to run for President in the upcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2011, Monday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1867

Bulgaria Nationalist Counts on GERB for Presidential Bid

Bulgaria nationalist leader Volen Siderov, who lost the run-off in the 2006 presidential elections, is determined to attract this time the support of the ruling party GERB for winning the high, though largely ceremonial, office.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1818

Bulgaria's Ruling Party with Minor Lead for Presidential Elections - Poll

About 25% of the Bulgarian voters would support a candidate of the ruling center right party in the presidential elections in the fall of 2011, according to a public opinion poll.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2011, Sunday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1794

Bulgaria's Ex-Agent Petrov Tones down Presidential Bid, Wants to Run against PM

Bulgarian controversial businessmen and ex-secret agent Alexei Petrov played down intentions voiced earlier to present his candidacy for the country's Presidency in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2011, Saturday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1837

Bulgaria's GERB Recalls Agriculture Ministry Building Swap

The swap of the buildings of the Agriculture Ministry and the City Hall in the capital Sofia has been postponed, Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, stated Friday.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1798

Bulgarian Opposition Declares April Fool's Day of Ruling GERB

April 1 is April Fool's Day and we have all reasons to believe it has turned into the Day of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgarian (GERB) party.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1724

Bulgarian PM: My Security More Important than Cost

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared in the Parliament Friday he would never compromise with his personal security in order to reduce travel expenses.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgarian PM Lauds Ex Diaspora Minister's Work

The opening of new Bulgarian schools abroad, donations for them, alleviating the procedure for granting Bulgarian citizenship, are among the achievements of the Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitrov, while in office.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2011, Friday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1680

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Still under Fire from Right, Left

Both Bulgaria's right and left wing are unwavering in demanding the resignation of Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, over alleged scams at the State Fund Agriculture.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1637

Bulgaria's Special Tribunal to Receive BGN 2 M for Salaries

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will provide BGN 2 M for salaried to all 134 people that will work in the special tribunal for high-profile organized crime cases.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1391

Alleged Corruption Scandal Rattles Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund

The Bulgarian government has replaced the entire senior management of the State Agriculture Fund, the institution in charge of distributing EU agricultural funding.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1899

Bulgarian Govt Bails Out Sofia Municipality for New Metro Trains

Bulgaria's Cabinet has provided the Sofia Municipality with BGN 11 M in order to pay for the delivery of three new trains for the subway.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2011, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1266