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Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Pin Their Last Hopes on Us

Days before their crucial congress, Bulgaria's opposition Socialist party leader has addressed members and supporters, stressing the need to unite against ruling GERB.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 748

Ex-Leader Suspects Plan to Destroy Bulgarian Right-Wing Party

A plan exists for the destruction of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party (UDF), according to the formation's former leader, Martin Dimitrov.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 586

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Says He Won't Quit after Coalition Falls Apart

Ivan Kostov, leader of Bulgaria's right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, has declared that he has no intention of quitting after his coalition partner decided to break up with him.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 10:21 | Viewed: 565

Bulgarian Officials' Returned Bonuses Go to Balkan Wars Tribute

The bonuses that heads of political cabinets and other officials returned in the aftermath of a huge scandal are going to be used for Bulgaria's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 17:52 | Viewed: 847

Bulgarian PM Wishes Success to Split Right Wing

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, wished success to the two major parties in the now former right-wing Blue Coalition, after news reports about the latter's breakup.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 891

Socialist Leader: Bulgarian Rulers Brace for Elections

Bulgaria's center-right GERB cabinet headed by PM Boyko Borisov is already gearing for general elections scheduled for the summer of 2013, said opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:03 | Viewed: 592

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Quits after Coalition Breakup

The leader of Bulgaria's right-wing party Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), Martin Dimitrov, announced officially he is resigning, after it was reported that the so-called Blue Coalition fell apart.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 740

Commander of Bulgaria National Security Service Resigns

Lieutenant General Dimitar Dimitrov, commander of Bulgaria's National Security Service, has filed his resignation with President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 803

Bulgarian Right-Wing Coalition May Fall Apart

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition may fall apart, as one of the two major parties within it, the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), is to decide on whether it would take part in the 2013 general elections on its own.

Politics » Domestic | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 482

Sofia Court Acquits Ex Deputy PM of Malfeasance in Office

The Sofia City Court (SCC) has acquitted Lidia Shuleva, former Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg, on charges of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 16:28 | Viewed: 755

Bulgaria's Next Envoy to Switzerland to Quit Left-Wing Party

Meglena Plugchieva, who was recently proposed as Bulgaria's next Ambassador to Switzerland, has announced her plans to "gradually withdraw from active politics.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 16:26 | Viewed: 891

Bulgarian PM Blames Socialists for Kyustendil Vote Loss

The ruling, center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, lost the local elections in the western city of Kyustendil because the opposition Socialists had purchased their votes.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 13:01 | Viewed: 816

Coalition Kyustendil Wins Bulgarian Western City Elections

The Coalition Kyustendil has secured a landslide victory in the Sunday elections for municipal councilors in the western Bulgarian city under the same name.

Politics » Domestic | May 14, 2012, Monday // 09:53 | Viewed: 856

Bulgaria Right-Winger to PM Borisov: It's the Economy, Stupid!

Bulgarians' hype over Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will be last-lasting, but the country's economic woes will one day debunk the myth of his charisma, a psychologist and former right-wing member of parliament has forecast.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 16:37 | Viewed: 916

Bulgaria's Kyustendil Votes for Local 'Parliament'

Bulgaria's western city of Kyustendil is holding Sunday elections for new municipal councilors.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 12:14 | Viewed: 556

Anna Yaneva to Lead Bulgarian Socialists' Sofia Unit

Anna Yaneva is the new Chair of the Socialists' Sofia organization after the withdrawal of Rumen Ovcharov.

Politics » Domestic | May 13, 2012, Sunday // 10:20 | Viewed: 937

Bulgarian Rightist Leader to Step Down if Coaliton Crashes

If Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition falls apart, Martin Dimitrov is ready to resign as the leader of one of the two main coalition partners, the Union of Democratic Forces.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 14:26 | Viewed: 641

Leader of Bulgaria Socialists' Sofia Unit Quits

Rumen Ovcharov, one of the most influential figures of Bulgaria's main opposition party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, stated he will be quitting the chair of the Socialists' Sofia organization.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 11:34 | Viewed: 879

Average Q1 2012 Monthly Salary in Bulgaria is BGN 731

The average monthly salary in the first quarter of 2012 increased by 8.9% year on year, while the number of employees under labor contracts declined by only 2.1%, according to preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2012, Friday // 13:14 | Viewed: 4329

Bulgarian PM: Govt Not to Blame for Disappeared Mobsters

Bulgaria's government is not responsible whatsoever for the two mobsters who vanished after receiving their sentences, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has stated.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 13:08 | Viewed: 769

All Bulgarian Elective Office Candidates Should Be Tested for Sanity - MP

All candidates for elective offices in Bulgaria should undergo an obligatory psychological assessment, Krasimir Velchev, a key MP with ruling centrist-right GERB, has proposed.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 11:54 | Viewed: 701