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Bulgaria's Special Tribunal to Start Functioning Mid-2011

Bulgaria's special anti-mafia tribunal will start operating in the summer of 2011 after the parliament voted that the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code should come into force six months after their adoption.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria's PM: Tape Attack Organized against Me

The attack is against me, but they just did it gradually to destabilize, break and wedge apart ministers and make the government an easy pray, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov said Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1389

Wiretap Scandal Shows Bulgaria Govt Impotence - 'Archenemy'

Aleksei Petrov, a controversial figure described by many as the prime minister's biggest enemy, has said the ongoing wiretap scandal, which rocked the government, only reveals its professional and political impotence.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 4551

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Denies Grain Crisis

There is no grain crisis in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgarian Mayors to Face Salary Freeze over Draft Budgets Delay

Amendments to the Bulgarian Municipal Budget Act envision salary freeze for mayors who delay the submission of draft budgets for the year.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:43 | Viewed: 844

Emergency 'Spying' Meeting Held in Bulgarian Parliament

The Bulgarian Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control is holding an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:34 | Viewed: 930

Bulgarian Customs Chief Vows to Prosecute Police

The Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, will file a claim with the prosecutor's office over the probe against his son.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1068

Bulgarian Judiciary Lacks Money for Special Tribunals

The budget of the Bulgarian judiciary cannot provide enough funding for the new specialized courts and prosecution offices, the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) announced Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1431

Bulgarian Customs Head Suffers Memory Loss in Tape Scandal

The Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, does not remember any particular names being mentioned in his numerous conversations with Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1481

Oppostion Claims 'Tapegate' Proves 'Murky" Rule of Bulgaria

The latest series of recordings, involving Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, expectedly, stirred opposite reactions from Bulgaria's political spectrum.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 1570

Ex Bulgarian FBI Employee Claims Authenticity of Tapes

The former employee of Bulgaria's National Agency for State Security (DANS), Rosen Milenov, was questioned late Tuesday evening by the Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1674

Transcripts from 2 Taped Calls of Bulgarian Customs Director to Sofia Airport Customs Head, PM Borisov

Transcript from the phone conversation between the Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, and the Sofia Airport Customs Head, Pavel Manchenko.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1962

Bulgarian PM Allegedly Exposed Again as 'Tapegate' Flares Up

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has become embroiled in another scandal involving taped phone conversations where he is allegedly heard speaking of the need to restore to work a friend of his at Sofia airport.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 11:07 | Viewed: 4160

Bulgarian Right Wing: Truth Will Stop Tape Scandal

The Bulgarian right-wing DSB party asked the Prosecutor's Office to publicly say if Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, attempted to halt a Customs probe.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1644

Just Three Parties to Make It to Next Bulgarian Parliament - Survey

No more than three parties - center-right GERB, Socialist BSP and ethnic Turkish DPS, are strong enough to enter Bulgaria's parliament if general elections were held today, says a survey.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1630

Bulgaria's Top Cop Accuses President of Anti-cabinet Plot

Former agents of the Communist State Security (DS), including President Georgi Parvanov, and Aleksei Petrov, are behind attacks on the Bulgarian cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2011, Monday // 10:01 | Viewed: 1580

Bulgaria PM, President Clash Again over Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's president discredited himself on Sunday after failing to explain his part in scandalous wiretaps, alleging that he and the prime minister lobbied for the owner of a local beer company.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2011, Sunday // 20:21 | Viewed: 1774

Bulgaria's Ex-Tsar, PM May Run for President

Bulgaria's former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg, may run for presidency in the upcoming 2011 elections.

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2011, Sunday // 12:39 | Viewed: 2701

Bulgaria's President Presents 'First Term' Book

Bulgaria's president presented on Sunday his book entitled "The First Term of Georgi Parvanov".

Politics » Domestic | January 23, 2011, Sunday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1054

Bulgaria Ex Interior Min Accuses Customs Boss of Drug Ties

Rumen Petkov, Bulgaria's former socialist Minister of Interior, stated he fired the present Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov from the ministry upon discovering his ties to drug trafficking circles.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2011, Saturday // 19:31 | Viewed: 1874

Socialist Chair: Passed Confidence Vote Masks Bulgarian Govt Failure

The success of the vote of confidence for the Bulgarian government in Parliament only covers up its deep political and economic failures, according to opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2011, Saturday // 18:40 | Viewed: 1921