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Bulgarian Deputy EconMin Released from Duty

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has released from her duty the Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Zhulieta Hubenova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2012, Monday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1023

Socialist Wins Mayoral Race in Bulgaria's Saedinenie

The candidate of the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Georgi Rumenov, has won the Sunday mayoral runoff election in the southern Bulgarian town of Saedinenie.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2012, Monday // 08:49 | Viewed: 730

Bulgarian PM Mocks Socialists, Snubs Ethnic Turkish Leader's Early Election Calls

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has ruled out any possibilities of holding early parliamentary elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 19:04 | Viewed: 898

Reelected Bulgarian Socialist Leader Declares End of Split

Sergey Stanishev, the reelected leader of Bulgaria's main opposition formation, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, declared Sunday that the recent split in Socialist rang must be healed now.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 14:57 | Viewed: 850

Bulgaria's Saedinenie Elects Mayor at Runoff

The southern Bulgarian town of Saedinenie is electing its mayor at run-off Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 13:23 | Viewed: 755

Ex PM Stanishev Reelected Bulgarian Socialist Leader

 Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev was reelected late Saturday evening to lead the main opposition party in the country, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2012, Sunday // 10:15 | Viewed: 988

Ex President Parvanov Quits Bulgarian Socialists' Leadership Race

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has dropped from the race to head the Bulgarian Socialist Party, paving the way for the reelection of incumbent chair and ex PM Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 20:45 | Viewed: 1108

Bulgarian Ex-President Holds PM's Leaderships Skills as Example for Left-Wing

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) needs a stronger leader figure, according to former President Georgi Parvanov, who is running to take over as the party's new chair.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 18:46 | Viewed: 740

Ethnic Turkish Leader States Early Elections Likely in Bulgaria

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, has predicted that early elections will take place in the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 17:30 | Viewed: 834

Ex-President Says Bulgarian Left-Wingers 'Indivisible'

No one can split the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), according to Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov, who is eager to take over as the political formation's leader.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 15:46 | Viewed: 653

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Vows 2013 Poll Victory

The leader of the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Sergey Stanishev, delivered a long keynote address at the party's 48th congress, focusing on the victory in the 2013 general elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 13:34 | Viewed: 916

Faceoff for Bulgaria's Wannabe Socialist Leaders

The left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is holding its 48th congress Saturday to elect the new party leader.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2012, Saturday // 10:09 | Viewed: 642

Bulgaria to Launch National Unit to Compensate Victims of Slow Justice

A central unit for compensations in cases of slow justice may become operational in mid-June, according to Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 15:13 | Viewed: 579

Far-Right Leader Furious Ahead of Bulgarian-Turkish PM Talks

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's far-right Ataka (Attack) party, has once again voiced his discontent with his country's diplomatic relations with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 689

Bulgaria PM Makes U-Turn: Bonuses to Go to Sick Kids

The bonuses that heads of political cabinets and other officials returned in the aftermath of a huge scandal are going to be used for the treatment of sick kids, rather than the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 14:49 | Viewed: 629

Bulgaria for Citizens Co-Founder Denies Coalition Rumors

Former Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Daniel Valchev, has specified that the Bulgaria for Citizens movement, of which he is a co-founder, will be established as a political party by end-September.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2012, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 611

Bulgaria Boasts 22.2% Women in Government

Bulgaria ranks among the countries with over 20% of women in the government, outpacing a number of other European countries like Poland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Greece.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 663

Burly Bulgarian PM Shows Affection for Tender Wildflowers

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov will personally participate in the re-planting of 2,605 wild snowflake flowers to make way for the construction of Maritsa Highway.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 695

Kostadinov Reelected Chair of Bulgarian Files Commission

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament reelected Thursday Evtim Kostadinov for a second term as Chairman of the Files Commission.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 10:48 | Viewed: 788

Lukoil Bulgaria Snubs Attacks by Customs Agency Head

Fuel distributor Lukoil Bulgaria has risen against the accusations levied by Customs Agency head Vanyo Tanov that the company is exercising pressure on the prosecution in the trial against him.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 17:02 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Parliament Sets Up 2nd Committee to Examine EX VP's Pardons

A second ad-hoc committee tasked with probing the activities of the former Bulgarian President and Vice President, Parvanov and Marin, was set up Wednesday in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 786