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Bulgaria's 'Blue' Rightists to Come Out with Joint Presidential Candidate

Bulgaria's two mainstream right-wing parties joined in the so-called Blue Coalition have decided to come out with a common candidate for the presidential elections in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | March 3, 2011, Thursday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1628

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Name Presidential Runner June-July

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will announce its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in June-July, confident of its success, the prime minister said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | March 3, 2011, Thursday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1944

Konstantin Kazakov Named New Director of Bulgarian FBI

The Bulgarian cabinet issued Wednesday an official proposal to President, Georgi Parvanov, to appoint Konstantin Kazakov at the post of Director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS,

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2011, Wednesday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2240

Bulgarian Minister: New Unit to Monitor Food Prices

A special unit at the Bulgarian Council of Ministers will monitor for speculation with prices of basic food products, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2011, Wednesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1638

Bulgarian Socialists to Stage Anti-Govt Protests in March

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has announced it is starting local and national protests in March against the leadership of Bulgaria's ruling party GERB.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2011, Tuesday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgarian Nationalists Launch Attack on Power Utilities

Bulgaria's far-right nationalist Ataka party asked Tuesday Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, to dismiss the head of the energy watchdog, Angel Semerdzhiev, over the looming hike in electric power prices.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2011, Tuesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1935

Bulgarian Minister Proposes Measures for Price Hikes Monitoring

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has proposed the creation of a mechanism to monitor food prices and intervene if there are departures from the norm.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2011, Tuesday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1652

Bulgarian Nationalist Pledges Cabinet Support, Vows to Become President

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka has no intentions to withdraw support from the center-right GERB cabinet ruling the country, according to Ataka leader Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1757

Bulgarian PM Unfazed by Investigation of Interior Min's Assets

There are no grounds to be worried about the assets of Bulgaria's Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov, according to PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1370

Renegade Calls for Revolution in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms needs to thoroughly clean itself from its murky past, including leader Ahmed Dogan, according to former vice-chair Kasim Dal, who was recently expelled from the party.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2011, Saturday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1921

Journalist Apple of Discord in Bulgaria Interior, bTV Spat

Bulgaria's interior minister and the biggest private national television channel bTV have become involved in a spat over the career of a prominent journalist.

Politics » Domestic | February 25, 2011, Friday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2064

Bulgarian MPs Pass National Security Strategy

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed Friday, after hours of debating, the National Security Strategy.

Politics » Domestic | February 25, 2011, Friday // 14:33 | Viewed: 2104

Tax Agency Clears Bulgarian Interior Minister, Checks His In-laws

Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency has not discovered any discrepancies in the income of Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, its head Krasimir Stefanov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2011, Thursday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1766

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Urges Delay of Anti-Mafia Tribunal

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has proposed a delay of half year for the start of the special anti-mafia tribunals, which were expected to start operating from August 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2011, Thursday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1471

Bulgarian PM Reappoints, Praises Ex Technoexportstroy CEO

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced he reappointed Emil Kotsev, the head of state-owned Technoexportstroy, hours after he fired him over.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 20:14 | Viewed: 1761

Bulgaria Moves to Liberalize Raw Tobacco Market

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted at second reading amendments to the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act, which allow the liberalization of the raw tobacco market in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1567

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Sues Interior Minister for Libel

The Sofia Regional Court began Wednesday the trial of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who is being sued for libel.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1746

Deputy Takes Temporary Lead of Bulgarian FBI

The Bulgarian cabinet issued Wednesday an official proposal to President, Georgi Parvanov, to release from his duties the Director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Galeria Weekly Launches Attack on Interior Minister

The controversial, anti-government Bulgarian weekly Galeria made public Wednesday new revelations about Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, surrounding his properties and trips abroad.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 2174

Bulgarian President Demands Answers on Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, demands information about the profile of people who are spied on with special surveillance devices, SRS, and the effectiveness of their use.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1906

Bulgarian Interior Minister Firm on Keeping Post

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, rejected information he would be replaced by the Chair of the Parliamentary Internal Affair's Committee, Anastas Anastasov.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1476