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Bulgaria's Eurovision Singer May Become Ruling Party MP

Singer Sofi Marinova, who will perform this year's Bulgarian entry in the Eurovision song contest, may become an MP with the ruling centrist-right GERB party, a GERB representative has hinted.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 12:43 | Viewed: 907

Bulgarian Far-Right Outraged by Eurovision Song in Parliament

The performance of Bulgaria's 2012 Eurovision song in the country's Parliament triggered a scandal on Friday, as a far-right leader was outraged by its oriental characteristics.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2012, Friday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1087

House Collapse in Southwestern Bulgaria Kills Baby, Young Woman

An old house has collapsed in the southwestern village of Yakoruda, killing a 23-year-old woman and a baby girl aged a year and three months.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 18:28 | Viewed: 898

Dobrich Tops Bulgaria's 2012 Transparency Rating

Financial transparency of both central and local administrative structures of the executive power tripled in 2012 but still remains below 50%, according to data of the Access to Information Programme (AIP).

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 781

Bulgaria's Rulers Mock Unity of Far-Right, Left-Wingers

The news that left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and far-right Ataka will both support a no-confidence motion has triggered ironic remarks on behalf of ruling centrist-right GERB.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:11 | Viewed: 623

Bulgarian Left-Wingers, Far-Right to Unite in No-Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and far-right Ataka (Attack) will support a no-confidence vote against ruling centrist-right GERB, it has been made clear.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:20 | Viewed: 571

Bulgarian MPs Vote 'For' Taming Police Brutality

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament passed Thursday without any debates amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, aimed at limiting cases of police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2012, Thursday // 11:48 | Viewed: 585

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: Toppling Borisov Is Our Mission

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev declared that the mission of his opposition formation is to topple the center-right government of the GERB party and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 18:08 | Viewed: 616

Bulgaria's Ex-President May Form Coalition with Foes - MP

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov may form a coalition between his left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and ruling centrist-right GERB, according to BSP MP Rumen Ovcharov.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 527

Bulgaria Refuses to Withdraw ACTA Signature

Bulgaria's Parliament rejected a proposal that would have obliged the government to withdraw its signature from the controversial ACTA agreement.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1086

Bulgaria's Ex President Secured Citizenship for Russian Businessman's Wife

Bulgaria's ex President Georgi Parvanov has been instrumental in granting Bulgarian citizenship to the wife of Denis Ershov, a notorious Russian businessman often alleged to be involved in criminal activities.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1566

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Opposition Sides with Govt on Russian NPP Project

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS ("Movement for Rights and Freedoms") is not going to back a no confidence vote of the government of the center-right party over the termination of the project for construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 547

Far-Right Leader: Bulgarian Govt Will Call Preemptive Snap Elections

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB will call snap elections in the autumn of 2012, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the nationalist Ataka party.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2012, Friday // 15:09 | Viewed: 664

Bulgarian Socialists Start Consultations on No-Confidence Motion

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has said it is starting consultations with opposition parties and independent MPs on a no-confidence motion against the GERB government.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2012, Friday // 13:11 | Viewed: 665

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund Convicted of Abuse of Dominant Position

The Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has confirmed the abuse of dominant position by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), according to a Thursday statement of the Commission on Protection of Competition (KZK).

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1371

Sofia to Phase Out 300 Illegal Base Stations of Mobile Operators

Some 300 illegal base stations of mobile operators in Sofia will be phased out.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 903

Stray Dogs nearly Eat Man in Sofia, Mayor Parrots 'Castration' Promises

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, has once again promised that measures will be taken to deal with the city's grave stray dogs problem.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgarian Parliament Moves to Cap Enforcement Agent Fees

The fees charged by private enforcement agents (PEAs) will be capped, most probably at 10% of the amount of the debt, according to legal amendments passed at first reading in Parliament on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 13:03 | Viewed: 451

Bulgaria's Far-Right Enraged over Scrapped Belene NPP

Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party has expressed its disappointment over the government's decision to quit the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 645

Bulgarian President Cares for 'The Big Picture', Not Belene NPP

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has stated that he is not interested in "particular projects", referring to the fate of his country's potential second nuclear power plant in Belene.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 624

Bulgaria Illegal Assets Law to Target Parties Too - Report

Bulgaria's long-delayed bill authorizing widespread confiscation of illegal assets will probe the financing of parties, as well as participants in public procurements, insiders say.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 740