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Bulgarian PM Gets 2 New Deputies amid Protests

Bulgaria’s Parliament approved Thursday the appointment of two new Deputy Prime Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 12:39 | Viewed: 1483

Snap Elections in Fall Will Leave Problems Unsolved – Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader

Lyutvi Mestan, Chair of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, has suggested that heading for snap elections as early as the fall of 2013 will leave the existing problems unsolved as the current Election Code only gu

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1526

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Slams Protesters, Calls Them 'Terrorists'

Volen Siderov, the controversial leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka (Attack), has once again stirred outrage by lashing out at anti-government protesters and calling them “hooligans.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1440

Disgruntled Bulgarians Hurl Tomatoes, Cucumbers at Parliament

Bulgarian protesters threw tomatoes and cucumbers at the National Assembly in downtown Sofia early on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1230

Bulgarian Ultranationalist MPs Contemplate Showing Up for Work

Lawmakers from Bulgaria’s ultranationalist xenophobic party Ataka (Attack) are yet to decide whether they would attend Thursday’s sitting of Parliament, according to media reports.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 08:27 | Viewed: 986

Bulgarians to Stage 'Coffee Drinking' Protest in Front of Parliament

Bulgarian anti-government protesters are to stage a rally in front of the National Assembly (Parliament) in downtown Sofia early on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 27, 2013, Thursday // 07:55 | Viewed: 1342

Parliament Chair: Crisis in Bulgaria Must Be Solved Peacefully

??Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov has made a special address to the nation Wednesday evening, issuing strong criticism against verbal and physical assault against MPs at a rally earlier.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 20:23 | Viewed: 1793

Bulgarian President Woos Anti-Cabinet Protesters

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has issued a statement of support for ongoing protests against the government of PM Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria's Interior Min: No Cabinet Resignation Imminent

A resignation of Bulgaria's cabinet is not on the agenda, stated Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev Wednesday, when anti-government protests came to a new high.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1459

Bulgaria’s Govt Has Just One Move Left - Resignation, Analysts Say

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government can do only one reasonable move – resign, pollsters claim.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 1742

Scores of Stock Breeders Rally against Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry

About 30 members of the National Association of Stock Breeders protested on Wednesday at noon in front of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1412

Bulgarian NGOs Boycott Talks with Parliament

14 leading Bulgarian NGOs have refused to discuss a reform of Bulgaria's Election Code with MPs, joining growing calls for a resignation pledge of Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 965

Bulgaria's Trade Unions to Support Govt Until New Election Code is Adopted

Representatives of Bulgarian trade unions have suggested that the current government should remain in office until a new Election Code is adopted, cautioning about mass strikes in the metallurgy  and "ticking bombs" in the manufacturing sector.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 15:24 | Viewed: 1303

New Snap Polls Loom Large in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is also bracing up for new early elections in September amid fears the opposition will continue to hamper the work of parliament.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1454

Bulgarian Righists, Liberals Issue 4 Steps to Exit Political Crisis

A number of important out of parliament rightist and centrist Bulgarian parties have united calling the swift resignation of cabinet, the drafting of new election rules and the calling of new snap elections in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgaria Socialists: New Snap Polls if Nationalists Boycott Parliament

Sergei Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, has suggested that a potential refusal of nationalist party Ataka to participate in the work of Parliament will lead to new snap elections.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1429

Bulgaria's Socialists Call Urgent Meeting after Canceled Parliament Sitting

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has called an emergency meting over the increasingly complex political situation in the country amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 953

Bulgaria's Parliament Not Working, That's a Problem - PM

Amid ongoing protests, Bulgaria’s prime minister has warned of the risk of a prolonged period of political instability.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1272

Bulgaria's Rightist Goes on Hunger Strike, Wants Govt Out

Edvin Sugarev, poet, intellectual and former MP of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party, is going on a hunger strike against the socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgarian Socialist MP Accuses GERB Party of Obstructing Election Code Changes

Socialist MP Maya Manolova said Wednesday that the only party interested in obstructing Election Code amendments was center-right party GERB because they had drafted the legislation and were willing to take advantage of it once again.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 43276

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Protesters Have Every Reason to Protest

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said protesters have every reasons to protest, adding that the government is closely following their demands.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2013, Wednesday // 10:33 | Viewed: 918
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