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Bulgarian PM: No Pension, Wage Raise Till Elections

There will be no increase in the minimum wage and retirement pensions in Bulgiaria until presidential and municipal elections October or November, announced Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | June 20, 2011, Monday // 08:42 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgarian PM, Orthodox Church Engage in Hearty Back-Scratching

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Varna Bishop Kiril have exchange warm niceties and praises, with the bishop going as far as comparing Borisov with the ruler who christianized the First Bulgarian Empire in the 9th century.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2011, Saturday // 17:17 | Viewed: 1904

Bulgarian Socialists to Table New No-Confidence Vote in July

Left-wing Coalition for Bulgaria will initiate a new no-confidence vote based on the overall policy of the Borisov Cabinet in July, announced Saturday socialist MP Kornelia Ninova.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2011, Saturday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1549

Bulgaria's Judiciary, Interior Ministry Too Expensive, Inefficient- Report

Bulgaria's justice and home affairs expenditures are too high and are inadequately distributed, according to a newly published report.

Politics » Domestic | June 18, 2011, Saturday // 11:25 | Viewed: 3831

Borisov after No-Confidence Vote: Greece Is in Blood, Bulgaria Is Fine

After his Cabinet survived a no-confidence vote on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has snubbed questions about whether he is worried over the opposition's plans for further no confidence motions.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 18:00 | Viewed: 2033

Senior Bulgarian Judge Persists Unperturbed by Conflict of Interest Claims

The newly-elected head of the Sofia City Court, judge Vladimira Yanova, has declared that she will not resign, and will not even withdraw from a trial over which she is claimed to be involved in conflict of interest.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1310

Bulgarian Interior Ministry to Keep Records of Donations

All donations received by the Interior Ministry will be stored on electronic or paper records for a period of five years, according to newly approved internal rules and regulations.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1107

Bulgarian Opposition to Go for New No Confidence Vote in July

After it unsurprisingly failed to topple the Borisov Cabinet in Friday's no confidence vote, the Bulgarian leftist and centrist opposition has announced plans to go for a new no confidence motion within a month.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1249

Bulgarian Govt Expectedly Survives No Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's center-right government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expectedly survived on Friday a no confidence vote, submitted by the opposition over its alleged failure in anti-crisis policies.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria Expects No Confidence Vote Friday

A no-confidence vote has been scheduled Friday in the Bulgarian Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | June 17, 2011, Friday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1023

Sofia City Court Head Spared All-Out Conflict of Interest Probe

Vladimira Yaneva, the newly elected chair of the Sofia City Court, will be spared the most drastic inspections over conflict of interest doubts, Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) decided Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 19:24 | Viewed: 1070

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Warns Against Hasty Reform of Supreme Judicial Council

Commenting on the plight of Bulgaria's embattled Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev insisted Thursday that any reforms of the body must be rational rather than emotional.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1188

Bulgarian MPs End No Confidence Debate with Dramatic 'Play'

The leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, staged a dramatic protest in the Parliament by ripping apart the anti-crisis plan of the cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgarian Parliament Retains Life -Without-Parole Sentence

Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday proposed amendments to the Penal Code for the abolition of the life-without-parole sentence.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 13:42 | Viewed: 1315

Scandal Marks Start of No Confidence Debates in Bulgarian Parliament

The no confidence vote debates in the Bulgaria Parliament began with a scandal Thursday, after the majority rejected the opposition's request to have the session aired live on the national radio and TV.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgarian MPs Debate No Confidence Vote against Cabinet

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are debating Thursday the no confidence vote against the cabinet over the failure of the anti-crisis policy.

Politics » Domestic | June 16, 2011, Thursday // 09:00 | Viewed: 1451

Bulgarian Judges Want 'Flawed' Supreme Judicial Council Dissolved

 The Union of Judges in Bulgaria has insisted that the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) be disbanded, calling for a structural reorganization and a major reshuffle at the legal entity.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgaria Right Wing Parties to Abstain in No-Confidence Vote

Bulgaria's Blue Coalition plans to leave the plenary hall during the no-confidence vote scheduled for June 16, announced rightist leaders.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1284

Controversial Bulgarian Party Leader Sells EUR 1 M Villa - Report

Ahmed Dogan, the controversial leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, is selling a seaside estate, according to tabloid Republika.

Politics » Domestic | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 1291

Bulgarian Rightists Clueless over No Confidence Vote

The MPs from Bulgaria's rightist Blue Coalition failed to agree upon how to vote in the upcoming no confidence vote against the ruling GERB government in the country.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 19:44 | Viewed: 1263

Bulgarian Socialists Blame Interior Minister for Schengen Failure

The leadership of the opposition left-wing, Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, demands the immediate resignation of Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1351