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Jurgen Roth on Tapegate: How Can Borisov Be So Stupid?

Leading German investigative journalist Jurgen Roth, known for his work on organized crime in Bulgaria, has declared that the Borisov Cabinet must resign if the scandalous tapes of senior official's phone conversations leaked recently prove to be authenti

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2011, Tuesday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1573

700 Illegal Sites Near Bulgarian Dams to Be Removed

More than 700 illegal sites near dams across Bulgaria have been established during check of National Construction Control Directorate, the Minister on Regional Development, Rosen Plevneliev, announced.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 19:23 | Viewed: 1864

Bulgaria's Rightists Want Head of Top Cop, Customs Agency Director

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, and the head of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, should resign with dignity, said Martin Dimitrov, leader of the rightist Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1297

Bulgarian Socialists Call for New Cabinet, Prime Minister

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has announced that the only outcome of the situation with the published tapped phone calls would be the forming of a second cabinet of the ruling party GERB with a new Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1294

PM Stars in Every Third Bulgarian News Article

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is the politician who has been mentioned most times by the Bulgarian media in 2010, a new survey has shown.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1300

Bulgarian Right Wing Alarms of Communist Services Invasion

The former Communist State Security (DS) began once again ruling the country, the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov, warns.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgarian Ruling GERB MP: Discrediting Tapes Are Hoax

The co-Chair of the parliamentary group of Bulgaria's ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party, Iskra Fidosova, declared she was not confirming the content of her taped phone conversation with the Customs Director, Vanyo Tanov.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2011, Monday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgaria's PM Slams Discrediting Leaked Tapes, Sends Them Abroad

Bulgaria's prime minister has reiterated the leaked wiretaps, accusing him of meddling in the work of the customs, are rigged and has vowed to send them abroad for verification.

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 16:28 | Viewed: 1410

Ex Bulgarian 'Octopus' Wants Top Cop's Head

Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, must immediately dismiss Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, according to Aleksei Petrov, a former special agent of the State Agency for National Security and currently under house arrest.

Politics » Domestic | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists Rolls Sleeves Up for No Confidence Vote, 2011 Elections

The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party has appointed a campaign staff for the 2011 presidential and local elections, while also declaring its readiness for a new no confidence vote of the Borisov Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1363

Bulgaria's Environment Minister Proposes Tax Relief for Eco Cars

The big debate before the elections in Bulgaria in the fall should be whether people want to live in a dirty city or prefer restrictions in traffic, said Bulgaria's Eco Minister Nona Karadzhova.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1457

Borisov 'Jumps' in Newly Leaked Tape Raising More Questions for Bulgaria's Govt

A fourth tape of a phone conversation between senior Bulgarian officials was released late on Friday by the Galeria weekly.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2011, Friday // 20:40 | Viewed: 1809

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: 1829

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: 1751

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: 1691

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: 1087

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: 2084

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