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Bulgarian Interior Minister Denies Discrediting Donations

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has rejected allegations that donations received by the institution have strings attached, at the same time remaining elusive about whether the Ministry would return them.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1162

Senior Judges Obstruct Replacements at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council

Judges from Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Casssation (VKS) obstructed Monday the appointment of two new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1307

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Demands Top Cop`s Head Over Intervention in Judiciary

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, vowing to seek the instant intervention of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Redding with regard to his attacks against the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1215

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reveals Suspicious Donations Statistics

Local units of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry have accepted donations from a range of large and small businesses, including from convicted persons and persons involved in criminal investigations, according to statistics for the period August 2009 - May 2011

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2011, Monday // 13:08 | Viewed: 2209

Bulgarian Interior Min: Next Time We'll Be Arresting Judges

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov spoke harshly of the Bulgarian judiciary, following a police operation against persons released by courts on bail.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1365

Lax Control, Clientelism Plague Bulgaria's Judiciary - Chief Inspector

The Bulgarian judiciary is plagued with numerous clientelist appointments, which is a major reason for its problems, according to Anna Karaivanova, Chief Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1748

Sofia International Airport CEO Dismissed

The executive director of Sofia International Airport, Asen Tanchev, who was appointed less than a year ago, has been dismissed.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 19:38 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgarian PM To Cabinet: We'll Go Down in History as Highway, Sport Hall Heroes!

 Bulgarians will sooner or later recognize the importance of the ruling centrist-right GERB government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov vowed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1190

Bulgarian Specialized Court, Prosecutor's Office Postponed over Inexperienced Staff

Bulgaria's specialized court and prosecutor's office, which were supposed to facilitate the fight against organized crime, will not go into operation in August 2011 as previously planned.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2011, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgarian Govt Meagerly Ups Social Benefits 'Pre-Election'

The Bulgarian center-right GERB government dispelled the intrigue it had created itself by deciding to up the minimum wage, but not retirement pensions in the country, starting September 1.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 17:15 | Viewed: 1465

Allegations on Misuse of Bulgarian Party Funding Remain Unclear

The 3 renegade MPs from Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka declared Wednesday they have received no money from the ruling center-right GERB party for their support.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council's Annual Report Approved Amid Renewed Criticism

The Bulgarian Parliament approved Wednesday the annual report on the activity of the Supreme Judicial Council VSS and the VSS Inspectorate amid renewed criticism.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 15:39 | Viewed: 964

Priority Projects Under 'Bulgaria 2020' Included in Trans-European Road Network

 Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev has termed "a big victory for Bulgaria" the fact that the priority projects under the Bulgaria 2020 strategy (seven highways, seven high-speed thor­ough­fares) are now part of the Trans-European road network

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1348

Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Snubbed Yet Again as Anti-Corruption Head

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party, failed for the fourth consecutive time to become the head of the Anti-Corruption Committee in the country's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 905

Bulgarian PM Explains Infamous Comparison of His Compatriots to Dogs

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was not understood properly and did not mean to insult his compatriots on Monday, when he compared them to his dogs.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2011, Wednesday // 09:06 | Viewed: 6262

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks Leader Stashed Sleazy Fee in Bank Account

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the opposition ethnic Turkish party, has put aside in a bank account the huge consulting fee, which he received on hydro energy projects while his party was in power, triggering a scandal and a trial.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 20:34 | Viewed: 1152

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Passes Constitution Change for Fiscal Stability

The so-called Financial Stability Pact, involving amendments in the Bulgarian Constitution, was approved by the ad hoc parliamentary committee devoted to it amid opposition protests.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1329

Freedom House: Democracy in Bulgaria Deteriorates

Bulgaria's "National Democratic Governance" index in the Freedom House "Nations in Transition" study has declined due to "exacerbated partizanship and questionable moves on the part of key actors".

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1311

Bulgarian Interior Minister Urged to Stop Defending Embattled Sofia Court Head

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov must stop defending Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC) because this is only doing her harm, said Nelly Kutskova Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1096

Minister of Justice: Bulgarian Judges May Often Be Biased

There needs to be introduced a mechanism of control of the unbiasedness of Bulgarian magistrates, according to Bulgarian Minister of Justice Margarita Popova.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 894

Sofia Court Head Falls Ill Ahead of Conflict-of-Interest Hearing

The conflict-of-interest hearing of Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court (SCC), has been postponed due to her hospitalization.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2011, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1014