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Bulgaria Moves to Liberalize Raw Tobacco Market

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted at second reading amendments to the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act, which allow the liberalization of the raw tobacco market in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1567

Bulgarian Conservative Leader Sues Interior Minister for Libel

The Sofia Regional Court began Wednesday the trial of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who is being sued for libel.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1746

Deputy Takes Temporary Lead of Bulgarian FBI

The Bulgarian cabinet issued Wednesday an official proposal to President, Georgi Parvanov, to release from his duties the Director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgarian Galeria Weekly Launches Attack on Interior Minister

The controversial, anti-government Bulgarian weekly Galeria made public Wednesday new revelations about Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, surrounding his properties and trips abroad.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 2174

Bulgarian President Demands Answers on Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, demands information about the profile of people who are spied on with special surveillance devices, SRS, and the effectiveness of their use.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1906

Bulgarian Interior Minister Firm on Keeping Post

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, rejected information he would be replaced by the Chair of the Parliamentary Internal Affair's Committee, Anastas Anastasov.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1476

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Keen on Keeping Chief Secretary

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, says he worked hard to create a really good team at the Interior Ministry and would not want to part with its Chief Secretary, Kalin Georgiev.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1621

Bulgarian Daily: National Security Agency Employees Paid for 'Tapegate'

Employees of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security (DANS) have been paid EUR 200 000 for leaking USB ports with taped phone conversations between senior government officials, according to Bulgarian daily "24 Chasa".

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgarian National Security Council to Discuss Schengen, Smuggling, Wiretapping

Bulgaria's Consultative National Security Council will discuss vital matters in the sphere of home affairs on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgarian Rightists Condemn Interior Minister's New Appointment

The appointment of Interior Minister and Deputy PM Tsvetan Tsvetanov as head of the campaign headquarters of the ruling center-right party GERB is completely wrong, according to the rightist Blue Coalition.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgarian Top Cop Stripped of Wiretapping Authority

The authority of the Bulgarian Interior Minister to sign under the use of special surveillance devices (SRS) is going to be transferred to the Chief Secretary of the Interior, who will not be mandated to notify the Minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1565

Minister: Bulgarian 'Tapegate' Started from National Security Agency

The recent scandal involving leaked phone conversations of high Bulgarian officials has started with an information leak from the State National Security Agency (DANS), according to Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2011, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1266

Bulgaria Ruling Party to Run Solo in Two Crucial Votes in 2011

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will not team up with partners in the upcoming local and presidential polls in the autumn and is confident of its success, the interior minister said on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1630

Bulgaria Ruling Party GERB Vows No Dirty Play at Elections

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will not lead a smear campaign, the party spokesperson Sevdalina Arnaudova said Sunday at the presentation of the entire election headquarters staff for the presidential and local elections in October 2011.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria's New Anti-Corruption Unit to Cost BGN 2 M per Year

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) will cost the Bulgarian state budget BGN 2 M per year, according to the unit's head, Rumen Milanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 20, 2011, Sunday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1961

Extremist Govt Allies Mar Commemoration of Bulgarian National Hero Levski

Organized members of the far-right nationalist party Ataka gathered and chanted slogans at the official commemoration of the death of Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom, Vasil Levski.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 19:21 | Viewed: 1668

Unleashed Bulgarian 'Octopus' Lauds New Anti-Corruption Unit

Controversial Bulgarian businessman Aleksei Petrov, who is being sued on several counts, has praised the creation and leadership of the new Bulgarian anti-corruption unit, BORKOR.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1971

Bulgarian Socialists Mull Taking to the Streets

Socialists must prepare to walk out in street protests against the cabinet's incompetence, according to leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1515

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party DPS Expels Dissenter

The Central Operational Bureau of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, (DPS), has expelled from the party Kasim Dal, a former key figure in the formation.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 16:49 | Viewed: 2242

Bulgaria PM Eyes Ex 'FBI' Head for Security Adviser

The head of Bulgaria's national security agency, who resigned on Wednesday amid accusations about his office's performance, may be soon appointed security adviser of the prime minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 13:59 | Viewed: 1796

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party Decides on Dissenter's Faith

The Central Operational Bureau of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, (DPS), is meeting Friday to decide on the faith of dissident party member Kasim Dal.

Politics » Domestic | February 18, 2011, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1707