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Bulgarian FM: President Provides Political Cover for Ex Communist Agents

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Mladenov has accused President Parvanov of giving political cover to the Bulgarian diplomats who were revealed to have worked for the State Security (DS) service of the former communist regime.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1222

Bulgarian President Firmly Backs Discredited Diplomats

The presence of collaborators and agents of the former Communist State Security in Bulgaria's diplomatic missions around the world is not a problem for the country, Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, declared.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1734

Bulgarian Right Wing Attacks State Christmas Bonuses

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition asked Friday all ministers to make bonuses paid to employees public and show what criteria was used to select those employees.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 13:48 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgaria's Right-wing Leader Supports Removal of Discredited Diplomats

Bulgaria's ruling party GERB has to clean the country from the agents of the former State Security because they are like an anchor to the past, the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, Ivan Kostov, said.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2010, Friday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1137

Bulgarian PM Ready to Fire Diaspora Min over Past as Agent

PM Boyko Borisov has stated he is ready to dismiss minister for Bulgarians abroad Bozhidar Dimitrov because of the latter's past in Bulgaria's Communist State Security.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2010, Thursday // 15:39 | Viewed: 1285

Bulgarian Socialists Oppose Sacking Discredited Diplomats

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov and the parliamentary group of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to reach consensus on amending the law to ban diplomatic appointments of people with "Communist past.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2010, Thursday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1351

Bulgarian Parliament Restricts Political Parties' Financing

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament passed Thursday more amendments to the Election code, pertaining to election campaign financing of political parties.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2010, Thursday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1352

Bulgarian Top Cop to Escape Prosecutor's Probe

The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office had issued permission for Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, to publically reveal a conversation intercepted through the use of special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2010, Thursday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1245

Bulgarian MPs Debate Political Parties Financing

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are discussing Thursday the amendments to the Election Code pertaining to financing of political parties in election campaigns.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2010, Thursday // 07:55 | Viewed: 1147

Bulgarian President Defends Diplomats with 'State Security' Records

The Bulgarian diplomats who are revealed to have served at the so called State Security service of the former communist regime have worked for democracy in the country in the past 20 years, according to President Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2010, Wednesday // 17:15 | Viewed: 1769

Bulgaria's President to Tackle Election Code Amendments

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov will take part in a public discussion focusing on the "Election Code" changes, organized by his own civic movement.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2010, Wednesday // 09:07 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgarian Rightists: Bulky Bonuses Handed Out in Road Agency

High-level employees of Bulgaria's Road Agency have received bonuses estimated at a total of BGN 300 000 per month, according to the Bulgarian rightists.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2010, Tuesday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1248

Heated Election Code Debates Keep Bulgarian MPs Awake

Bulgaria's Central Election Commission (CEK) now has the authority to register parties to take part in the elections in case it finds their leadership failed to meet more than two times, despite the established rules and schedule.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2010, Tuesday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1304

Bulgarian Parliament to Probe Ex SAPARD CEO

The opposition Members of the Bulgarian Parliament submitted Monday a request for the establishment of a Parliamentary Investigative Committee to probe the appointment of notorious Kalina Ilieva as CEO the State Agriculture Fund.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 16:57 | Viewed: 1404

Every Tenth Bulgarian MP Too Shy to Speak

As many as 26 Bulgarian MPs have not uttered a single word from the Parliamentary Tribune since the 41-st Bulgarian National Assembly has started working.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1520

Bulgarian Opticians, Optometrists Protest against Healthcare Act

Opticians and optometrists protested Monday in front of the Bulgarian Health Ministry against the amendments to the Healthcare Act, which were adopted by the parliament in the beginning of December.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 15:04 | Viewed: 2031

Bulgaria's Notorious Ethnic Turk to Run for President

Bulgaria's notorious ethnic Turk, Ali Yuzeirov, is going to run for president in 2011, Yuzeirov, himself, stated Monday during a special press conference.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1749

Bulgarian President Accuses PM of 'Aggression'

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is becoming more and more "evil" because things in the country are turning from bad to worse, President, Georgi Parvanov says.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Approaches Court on Human Rights Cases Only

Bulgaria’s Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev said he will approach the Constitutional Court only for cases of violated basic human rights.

Politics » Domestic | December 13, 2010, Monday // 10:37 | Viewed: 1531

Bulgaria PM Gives Thumbs Up for Phone-Tapping Officials

Bulgaria's prime minister has warned state officials "they should be stressed out and aware that they are being observed closely."

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2010, Sunday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar Party Gives Shelter to Maverick Nationalist

Kamen Petkov, who recently quit the parliamentary group of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, may join the ranks of the centrist party of former king Simeon Saxe-Coburg, it emerged over the weekend.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2010, Sunday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1313
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