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Bulgaria Appoints New Deputy Health Minister

Kiril Dobrev will replace Mihail Zortev as Bulgaria's new Deputy Health Minister, the ministry has announced.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2011, Wednesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1369

Nationalist Leader Threatens to Destroy Bulgaria's Parliamentary Majority

There is a very strong possibility that the Bulgarian far-right Ataka (Attack) party, the ruling centrist right GERB's only ally, may vote against it, should a no-confidence vote be called.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2011, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 1382

Nationalist Leader Dumped as Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Head

The proposal to appoint Volen Siderov, leader of the nationalist Ataka party, as Chairman of the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee, was voted down Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | June 8, 2011, Wednesday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1291

Bulgarian President to Meet FinMin, Opposition over Fiscal Stability Pact

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov will hold talks with FinMin Simeon Djankov and the Bulgarian Socialist Party over the so-called Financial Stability pact authored by Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1367

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader to Head Parliament Anticorruption Committee

Volen Siderov, leader of the extreme nationalist Ataka party, will be the new head of the Bulgarian Parliament's Committee on the Fight against Corruption.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 18:24 | Viewed: 1314

Bulgarian President Secretly Backs Kuneva's Presidential Nomination-Rightist Leader

Asked to comment on the newly announced presidential bid of ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Martin Dimitrov, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), insisted that President Georgi Parvanov was secretly pulling the strings of the candidacy.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader: Interior Minister Is Failure

The no confidence parliamentary vote against the Bulgarian cabinet must be over the failure in internal security and public order, according to right-wing leader, Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgarian Rightist Leader Spurns Ex-EU Commissioner's Presidential Bid

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria's former EU Commissioner and current Presidential runner, is actually the three-way coalition's candidate, according to rightist Blue Coalition's leader, Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1240

Bulgaria's Fishery Agency Head Resigns

The Director of the Executive Agency for Fishery and Aquacultures (IARA) at the Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry, Yavor Nedev, has resigned, IARA informs Monday.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1188

Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Vows to Be Non-Partisan Presidential Candidate

Bulgaria needs sweeping reforms that would ensure the "long-deserved" better living standards for its citizens, former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva announced Monday during the presentation of her official presidential candidacy.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1331

Sofia's Ex Mayor Sofiyanski Moves to Run Again

Stefan Sofiyanski, the highly popular-turned-controversial former Mayor of Sofia, has unveiled his bid to be elected again mayor of the Bulgarian capital in the elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1245

Top Bulgarian Movie Star Denies Rumors of Presidential Bid

Bulgaria's former Culture Minister and Member of the Parliament from the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, officially declared he has no intentions to run for President in the fall.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1141

Ethnic Turks' Support Could 'Sink' Kuneva's Presidential Bid – Analysts

Support form Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) could sink the presidential bid of ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, according to political and social scientists.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1623

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Kuneva Officially Unveils Presidential Bid

An initiative committee of 53 people has officially backed the presidential bid of Bulgaria's ex EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva for the elections in the fall of 2011.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1109

Bulgarian President on Two-day Visit to Slovenia

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has started a two-day official visit to Slovenia at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart, Danilo Turk.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1227

Assaulted Sofia Mosque to Install New, 'Quieter' Loudspeakers

New  loudspeakers are to be installed in the Banya Bashi Mosque in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Husein Hafazov, Chief Mufti Office's  secretary general, said Monday.

Politics » Domestic | June 6, 2011, Monday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1619

Bulgarian Opposition Stages Mock Launch of Sofia Waste Plant

Supporters and followers of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, staged Sunday a mock ceremony for the opening of the long-delayed Sofia waste plant.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1362

Bulgarian Marginal Conservatives Vow Electoral Success

Bulgaria's conservative Order, Law and Justice, RZS, party will have a very strong presidential candidates' team, according to party leader, Yane Yanev.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1177

Wife of Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Mosque Clash Is Victory of Democracy

The incident in front of the downtown Sofia mosque is a victory of democracy, Kapka Siderova, wife of the leader of the Bulgarian far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, says.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 13:06 | Viewed: 2116

Bulgarian Experts: Threats of Snap Elections Are Dramatic Play

There are no conditions in Bulgaria to have snap parliamentary elections or to topple the cabinet in a no-confidence vote.

Politics » Domestic | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1224

Bulgaria's Top Cop May Run for Sofia Mayor - Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, may end up running for Mayor of the capital Sofia during the upcoming Presidential and local elections, according to media reports.

Politics » Domestic | June 4, 2011, Saturday // 16:31 | Viewed: 1125