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Bulgarian Officials Desperate for Loans over Spent Bonuses

Bulgarian State servants have been flocking banks in search of loans so that they can return the bonuses obtained in the last two years.

Politics » Domestic | March 1, 2012, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1173

Bulgarian FinMin Hires Fired Deputy Minister as Adviser - Report

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has reportedly hired Gergana Pavlova, the country's former Deputy Health Minister, as adviser.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1160

Bulgaria to Promote Dairy Products in Russia, Brazil

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture (SFA) and the National Association of Dairy Processors have signed a contract for the implementation of the EU-approved "Promotion of dairy products in third countries (Russia, Brazil)" program.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgarian FinMin Opens Special Account for Bonus Return

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, is opening a special account where returned bonuses of senior officials will be deposited.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 13:57 | Viewed: 886

Bulgarian Deputy Social Minister Joins President's Team

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has released from her duties Wednesday Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Labor, Deyana Kostadinova.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 1220

Bulgarian PM Issues Ultimatum on Return of Officials' Bonuses

Ministers, their deputies, heads of political cabinets, regional governors and their deputies have a Friday deadline to return or donate all bonuses they have received.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1034

Bulgarian Cabinet Votes on Taming Police Brutality

The Bulgarian cabinet will vote on Wednesday amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, aimed at limiting cases of police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | February 29, 2012, Wednesday // 09:33 | Viewed: 3344

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Alerts about New Case of Police Brutality

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party has raised the alarm about a new case of police brutality.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1105

Ex Bulgarian Cabinet Gave BGN 734 000 in Bonuses in 2007

Ministers, deputy ministers and other senior officials in Bulgaria's previous Three-Way Coalition government have received in 2007 BGN 733 625 in bonuses.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1272

Bulgaria's Dismissed Registry Agency Head: My Work Was Worthy of Respect

Violeta Nikolova, the former Executive Director of the Registry Agency, gave a press conference Tuesday to alleviate social tensions surrounding the disclosure of hefty bonus payments awarded at the institution despite its poor track record in servicing t

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1439

Oligarchs Plot to Oust Bulgarian PM from Power - Analyst

Powerful actors in Bulgaria are at present conspiring behind the curtains to block center-right GERB party of PM Boyko Borisov from getting a second term in power, commented political analyst Ognyan Minchev.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1347

Vice-Min Becomes Adviser to Bulgarian President

Deyana Kostadinova, who up to now has been Bulgarian Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, will be adviser to newly-elected Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 09:50 | Viewed: 853

Ex Bulgaria Vice President Granted 49 Pardons despite Negative Opinion of Advisors

Former Vice President Angel Marin signed decrees for granting partial or full pardons to 49 convicts despite the motivated refusals on the part of the Pardons Committee.

Politics » Domestic | February 27, 2012, Monday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1145

Ralitsa Negentsova Elected Chair of Bulgaria's Supreme Bar Council

Lawyer Ralitsa Negentsova is the new Chair of the Supreme Bar Council, according to the results of the final vote count which ended late on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | February 27, 2012, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1176

PM Borisov Asks All Bulgarians for Forgiveness

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has stated he has asked all Bulgarian citizens for forgiveness, as is the tradition in Bulgaria ahead of Lent.

Politics » Domestic | February 26, 2012, Sunday // 19:49 | Viewed: 1940

Bulgarian PM: Criminal Property Agency Head Pressured Me

Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has accepted the resignation of Todor Kolarov, Chairman of Bulgaria's Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from Criminal Activity.

Politics » Domestic | February 25, 2012, Saturday // 15:08 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgarian Renegade MPs Mull New Pro-Russian Party

Several Bulgarian independent Members of the Parliament are planning the launch of new political pro-Russian oriented party, modeled after Putin's United Russia.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2012, Friday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1914

Bulgarian EconMin Tangled in 'Bonus War'

Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, had received in 2010 the most money as extra income – BGN 36 960.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2012, Friday // 17:08 | Viewed: 1387

Bulgaria Criminal Property Agency Head Mysteriously Resigns

Todor Kolarov, chair of Bulgaria's Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from Criminal Activity, has submitted his resignation Friday.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2012, Friday // 16:50 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgaria's GERB to Audit Predecessors' Bonuses

Bulgaria's ruling GERB have asked the National Audit Office, NAO, to submit a report for bonuses obtained by Deputy Ministers during the term of the previous Three-Way Coalition cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2012, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1464

Bulgarian President: State Servants Must Get Bonuses

Bulgaria's President, Rosen Plevneliev, is convinced that discredited ex Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Director, Neli Nesheva, should have received more bonuses than what she got.

Politics » Domestic | February 24, 2012, Friday // 13:51 | Viewed: 1507