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Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Adds Fuel to Fire over Xenophobic Brawl

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party DPS, has made chilling forebodings about the ethnic tensions in Bulgaria over Friday's incident in which the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:18 | Viewed: 2001

Nationalist Leader: Islamist Terrorists Threatened Us, Helped by Police

The Bulgarian police are using double standards by cracking down on the nationalists, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right and nationalist party Ataka, which assaulted praying Muslims in Sofia Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1485

Ethnic Turkish Party: State Must Be Firm against Far Right Nationalists

The nationalist party Ataka is staging a provocation and aggression against the most humane right – the right of warship, the ethnic Turkish party DPS declared in a statement.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgarian State Will Prevent Xenophobic Outbursts - Foreign Minister

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has condemned Friday's incident in which members of the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in the Banya Bashi mosque in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Rises Against Xenophobic Party

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has sent a letter to the country's Chief Prosecutor demanding a thorough investigation of Friday's clashes in downtown Sofia, in which the nationalist Ataka (Attack) party was involved.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1876

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Threatens to Destroy Minority Govt

Volen Siderov, leader of the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) formation, the only parliamentary ally of the ruling GERB, threatened his party may withdraw its support and turn oppositional.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2473

Nationalist Leader: Muslim Threw Stone at Bulgarian MP!

Denitsa Gadzheva, an MP from the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party, was hit by a stone thrown by a Muslim during a protest the formation organized, its leader, Volen Siderov, claimed Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1523

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetanov Could 'Break a Stupidmeter' - Socialist MP

The verbal attacks between Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and Bulgarian Socialist Party MP and former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov escalated to new extremes Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1485

Head of Bulgarian Agriculture Academy to Be Kicked Out, Too

The head of Bulgaria's Agriculture Academy, Prof. Svetla Bachvarova, is to be ousted next week, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1518

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks to Back No-Confidence Vote against Govt

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has made it clear they will support the looming no-confidence motion, which the opposition plans to table against the center-right government of Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Wants to Keep Investigation Secret from MPs

Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has called on the Constitutional Court to revoke the obligation for magistrates to supply to the Parliament information and documents that constitute an investigation secret.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1239

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Dismisses Police Brutality Case

The arrest of the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance, Tencho Popov, involves no police brutality , Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvatanov told journalists Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Threatens Govt with Early Elections

Ahmed Dogan, the notorious leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), expressed his certainty that there will be by-elections in the country after the upcoming presidential vote.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1652

New Head of Sofia Traffic Police Named

Bogdan Milchev was announced Thursday as the new Director of Bulgarian Capital Sofia's traffic police.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1538

Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Ousted, Too - Report

Svetlana Boyanova, Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister, will be reportedly dismissed from her position as the cabinet reshuffle in the country continues.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1635

Bulgaria's New Transport Minister Sworn Into Office

Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski will be put in charge of the department in the wake of Minister Tsvetkov's surprising resignation, the parliament decided.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1713

Bulgaria's New Transport Minister: Predecessor Couldn't Cope with EC

Wednesday's dismissal of Bulgaria's ex-Transport Minister, Alexander Tsvetkov, was due to his inability to communicate properly with the European Commission, according to his successor, Ivaylo Moskovski.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgaria PM Vows Reshuffle in Agriculture Ministry Too

The wave of reshuffles that swept Bulgaria's government on Wednesday will have a follow-up in the agriculture ministry in a bid to improve EU funds absorption, the prime minister has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 10:21 | Viewed: 1656

Bulgarian Cabinet Undergoes 'Highly Principled' Reshuffle - Wrap-up

Bulgaria's Cabinet saw Wednesday a reshuffle of key figures, which, while not completely unexpected because of various rumors running for months, came as a bid of a surprise.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 22:44 | Viewed: 1905

Bulgaria's Ex-Transport Minister Claims He Resigned, Was Not Ousted

Bulgaria's former Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has claimed he resigned his post over "personal reasons" and was not ousted due to failed policies and lobbyist deals.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1337

Bulgarian PM on Cabinet Reshuffle: Pragmatic In, Pretentious Out

The Bulgarian Cabinet changes announced Wednesday, including the resignation of one minister, are based on "principled rules," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 19:22 | Viewed: 1425