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Bulgarian Opposition Prepares 2nd No Confidence Motion

Bulgaria’s opposition center-right GERB party plans to table a second no confidence motion against the Socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | October 4, 2013, Friday // 11:31 | Viewed: 1364

Winter of Huge Discontent Looms in Bulgaria - Economists

Bulgaria is steadily heading to a winter of discontent, nationwide rallies, and political crisis that will topple the Socialist-led government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | October 4, 2013, Friday // 11:10 | Viewed: 7717

Ex Bulgarian PM Blasts Socialists over Plan to Ease Smoking Ban

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has blasted Friday plans of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) to lift the full smoking ban in enclosed public places.

Politics » Domestic | October 4, 2013, Friday // 10:38 | Viewed: 1074

Bulgarian Parliament Session Misfires after Quorum Fails

For yet another day, the Bulgarian Parliament failed start work Friday due to lack of quorum.

Politics » Domestic | October 4, 2013, Friday // 10:13 | Viewed: 3603

Bulgaria's GERB Party to Boycott New Election Code

Krasimir Tsipov, MP of center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has said the formation opposes the creation of a new Election Code and its members will abstain from voting on the newly drafted bill.

Politics » Domestic | October 3, 2013, Thursday // 20:38 | Viewed: 1035

Bulgaria’s Socialists Seek Partial Ban on Secret Files

Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists plan to prohibit the disclosure of collaborators of the State Security, the intelligence and secret police during the communist regime, if they have continued to assume key posts in the intelligence after 1991.

Politics » Domestic | October 3, 2013, Thursday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1277

Bulgarian PM Appoints 2 More Deputy Ministers

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski appointed  on Wednesday Sabrie Sapundzhieva as a deputy Justice Minister and Miroslav Maznev as a deputy Regional Development Minister, according to a release of the government's press center.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 20:40 | Viewed: 1419

Syrian Refugees Complain against Bulgarian MP's Hate Speech

A group of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria have filed a complaint with the country’s Discrimination Protection Committee against Magdalena Tasheva, a lawmaker from the ultranationalist Ataka party, over a series of shockingly xenophobic remarks.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 3182

Bulgarian Refugee Agency Head Sacked on Phone

The head of the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees, Nikola Kazakov, has been terminated on the phone, he claims.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1515

2 Major Parties Tied as 76% of Bulgarians Call for Snap Vote – Poll

A total of 76% of Bulgarians are in favor of early elections amid the country’s political turmoil, a poll has revealed.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1105

Bulgarian Municipalities to Amend Garbage Fee Calculation Method by January 2015

Bulgarian municipalities will have one year to change the garbage fee calculation method so that it is not determined on the basis of tax valuation, carrying amount of assets, or market value of the property.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1082

MPs Rejects Proposal to Dismiss Speaker of Bulgaria's Parliament

Bulgaria's Parliament has rejected the proposal of center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) to dismiss Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 13:46 | Viewed: 912

Head of Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees Dismissed

The head of the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees, Nikola Kazakov, has been relieved of his duties.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 12:41 | Viewed: 12527

Nationalist Chief: Bulgaria Will Collapse without Us

Bulgarian nationalist leader, Volen Siderov, declared before lawmakers Wednesday that without his extremist Ataka party the entire State would collapse.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 2031

Bulgarian Parliament Majority Blasts GERB for Failed No-Confidence Vote

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), explained Wednesday that he had voted against the no-confidence motion against the government because it had not been an expression of constructive criticism on the part of the opposition.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 11:02 | Viewed: 13551

Bulgaria's Parliament Rejects No-Confidence Vote

The no-confidence vote against Bulgaria's socialist-led coalition government has been rejected, with 111 votes against, 86 votes for, and 20 abstainees.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 09:42 | Viewed: 14192

Parliament Sitting on No-Confidence Vote against Bulgarian Govt Starts

Wednesday's sitting of Bulgaria's Parliament started after a total of 163 MPs registered for voting, enough to secure a quorum.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 09:38 | Viewed: 791

Bulgaria's Parliament to Vote on No-Confidence Motion against Govt

Bulgaria's Parliament will vote the no-confidence motion against the socialist-lead coalition government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | October 2, 2013, Wednesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 12160

Bulgarian Parliament Schedules No-Confidence Vote for Wednesday

Bulgaria's National Assembly is scheduled to vote on Wednesday a no-confidence vote against the cabinet of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | October 1, 2013, Tuesday // 18:25 | Viewed: 851

Bulgarian Govt Plans Christmas Bonuses for Pensioners

Bulgaria's Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Hasan Ademov revealed that pensioners receiving less than BGN 200 per month may be entitled to Christmas bonuses of up to BGN 50.

Politics » Domestic | October 1, 2013, Tuesday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1894

Bulgarian Socialist Party Registers Increase in Electoral Support despite Protests - Poll

If Bulgarians went to the polls in general elections today, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) would summon the largest number of supporters, followed by the former ruling center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), according

Politics » Domestic | October 1, 2013, Tuesday // 11:56 | Viewed: 996
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