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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: 1881

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: 1558

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: 1397

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: 1835

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: 1462

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: 2103

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: 1416

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

Bulgarian Employers Cry Foul at Social Security Tweak

Registered organizations of Bulgarian employers raised a univocal outcry at plans on the part of cabinet to raise the payments for retirement by 3%.

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1388

Bulgarian Govt Tweaks Social System, Ups Payments

The Bulgarian government decided to up payments for social security upon retirement by 3% in a bid to relieve the country's strained health care system.

Politics » Domestic | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1595

Bulgarian ex-PM Deplores Ruling Party 'Insolence', Winks at President

The ruling GERB party is on a campaign to overwhelm all state powers and to lead Bulgaria to ruin, stated leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and ex-PM Sergey Stanishev Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | October 3, 2010, Sunday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1446
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