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Bulgarian 'Tape Scandal' Businessman Denies Approaching PM

Mihail Mihov, whose name was tangled in the latest Bulgarian tape scandal, declares he never asked Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, for protection or assistance.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1825

Transcript from 2nd Taped Call between Bulgarian PM, Customs Head

Transcript from the second conversation between Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, alleging Borisov provided a cover-up for the owner of the "Ledenika" beer company, Mihail Mihov.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 16:53 | Viewed: 1750

Ex Bulgarian Customs Official: Scandalous Tapes Are Authentic

The former Deputy Director of Bulgaria's Customs Agency, Antoniy Strandzhev, has confirmed for Darik radio his taped conversation with his ex boss, Vanyo Tanov, is authentic.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1684

Bulgarian PM: Discrediting Tapes Are Manipulated

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, told the Members of the Parliament Friday he was convinced the recordings of his conversation with the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, were manipulated.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1250

Parliamentary Brawl over Bulgaria's Conservatives 'Fake' List

The alleged fake signatures list of the conservative Order, Law and Justice Party (RZS) for calling a national referendum stirred the latest scandal in Bulgaria Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1081

New Tapes Allegedly Expose Bulgarian PM

The Bulgarian weekly Galeria published Friday a new series of recordings, this time involving Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 12:41 | Viewed: 2069

Bulgarian Top Cop Cleared on Ties with Communist Services

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has never been an agent of the former Communist State Security (DS), the Head of Bulgaria's Files Commission informs.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1375

Bulgarian FBI Declares Conservatives Signatures List False

The Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS) has conducted a mass probe of the list with signatures submitted with the Parliament by the conservative Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1421

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party 'Unfazed' by Internal Dissent

Kamen Kostadinov, the spokesperson of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), declared Thursday the party is strong and will survive.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1380

Pressure Mounts on Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader

The founders of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) from the Bulgarian Lovech region are demanding the resignation of party leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts 'Blue Card' Permits

Highly qualified workers from non-EU countries will be allowed to stay in Bulgaria with their families and practice their profession on the country's territory through the "blue card" permits, adopted on second reading in the parliament.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1331

Bulgarian Opposition Accuses Top Cop of Communist Services Ties

The Bulgarian opposition Socialist party (BSP) launched a new attack on Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, with accusations of ties with the former Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1634

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader Might Abdicate – Ex Deputy

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial Bulgarian ethnic Turkish DPS party leader, may soon resign, according to Osman Oktay, his former Deputy.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 2000

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Refuses Comment on 'Tanovgate'

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev refused to comment on the results of the checks by the Prosecutor's Office regarding the media leak of tapped phone conversations between high-rank officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1226

Major Dissenter Slams Dogan, Exposes Rift in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party DPS

Kasim Dal, one of the major figures in Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), has resigned from the leadership of the formation slamming the party founder and leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 2205

Senior Bulgarian Officials Exposed as Former Agents

Bulgaria's commission overseeing secret records has announced the names of more agents of the former Communist State Security, who headed the political cabinets of prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and ministers.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 1282

Bulgarian Ruling Party MPs Deny Customs Scandal Accusations

Two key MPs from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB – Iskra Fidosova and Menda Stoyanova – have refuted with indignation claims raised by leaked phone tapes they tried to influence customs appointments.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgaria's Finance Minister to Take Over Job of Diaspora Minister

Bulgaria's former Diaspora Minister, Bozhidar Dimitrov, has stated that his functions will probably be taken over by the Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 17:10 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgaria's Parliament Steers Clear of Fake Diploma Scandal

Bulgaria's parliament has voted down a proposal to set up a special body to probe the appointment of the former head of a Bulgarian agency overseeing hundreds of millions of euros in EU farm aid, who got the job using a faked German university diploma.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1849

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office Uninvolved in Customs Agency Head Spying

Sofia's Prosecutor's Office has not launched a legal procedure against the Bulgarian Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov and no order has been issued for wiretapping him.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1134

Commissioner Georgieva Dashes Bulgarians' Hopes for Presidential Bid

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who recently became the first woman to top the most popular politicians' ranking in Bulgaria in 10 years, has denied once again intentions to run for Bulgarian President for the time being.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2011, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1230
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