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Bulgarian Govt Appoints New Deputy Interior Minister

Commissar Dimitar Georgiev has been appointed as a new Deputy Interior Minister by the Bulgarian government after his predecessor had to quit for having a background in the communist-era services.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 18:49 | Viewed: 1670

Bulgaria's 'Spy Gate' Tapes Found to Be Illegal

The tapes of conversations between Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, his Deputy, Vladislav Goranov, and the Head of the Customs Agency, General Vanyo Tanov, were made by the use of special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgaria's Right-Wing: 'Tanovgate' Impacts National Security

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has no right to spy on any Bulgarian citizen, including ministers, said the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1156

Bulgaria's 'Tanovgate' Spying Scandal Expands

The scandal stemming from taped phone conversations of the Head of Bulgaria's Customs Agency, General Vanyo Tanov, expanded Monday to include two Members of the Parliament from the ruling GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1283

Bulgaria's 'Octopus' Launches Presidential Bid

Bulgaria's political party "New Force" issued Monday a declaration they support the presidential bid of former special agent of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) and controversial businessman, Aleksei Petrov.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2011, Monday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgarian Justice Minister Firmly Opposes Illegal Spying

The use of special surveillance devices and spying is absolutely inadmissible when it does not have legal grounds, Bulgaria's Justice Minister, Margarita Popova, says.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2011, Sunday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1487

Helsinki Committee Protests Bulgarian Politician's Antisemitic Books

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has protested against the recent reprint of Volen Siderov, chairman of the far right party Ataka's antisemitic books.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2011, Friday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1835

Bulgaria Ex Interior Minister: Customs Agency Head 'Prepared' for Wiretapping

The head of the Bulgarian Customs Agency has shared certain pieces of information in his phone conversations since he has known he has been spied on, according to ex Interior Minister Rumen Petkov.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2011, Friday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1588

Customs Agency Ex Head: Bulgarian MPs Involved in 'Tape Gate'

MPs have been involved in the latest Bulgaian Customs Agency scandal, according to the agency's former Deputy Head Antoni Strandzhev.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2011, Friday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1298

The Bulgaria 2010 Review: Domestic Politics

2010 began full-throttle with the GERB cabinet's determined efforts in the two directions set for its top priorities: the fight against crime, and economic recovery. End of 2010 we can see priorities significantly shifted to a third topic – infrastructure

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 22:55 | Viewed: 3188

Bulgaria's Blue Rightists Slam Govt over Surveillance

Bulgaria is coming closer to a 1984 situation and away from the rule of law, according Martin Dimitrov, co-leader of the rightist Blue Coalition.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1645

Analyst: Bulgarian State Spends Big on Senseless Spying

Bulgarian economists have criticised the cabinet on surveillance spending amid a scandal that unfolded over leaked secret tapes suggesting quarrels between the country's two vice-PMs.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 1849

Sofia Prosecutor's Office to Investigate Tape Scandal

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has started pre-trial proceedings regarding the tapes of discrediting conversations between key Bulgarian political personalities.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1225

'Fallen Out' Bulgarian Top Officials Stage Display of Affection

Bulgaria's two vice-PMs - Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov and FinMin Simeon Djankov - together with customs head Vanyo Tanov made a public showing together inspecting the uncovering of a large shipment of contraband cigarettes.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1299

Bulgarian President Condemns 'Tape Gate'

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, declared Thursday he expected serious changes after the latest scandal involving tapes of discrediting conversations between some of Bulgaria's key political figures.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1153

Bulgarian FinMin Downplays Tape Scandal

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, declared Thursday the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, is keeping his post.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1319

Bulgarian PM: Tape 'Gate' Aims at Discrediting Cabinet

The opposition's goal is to stop Bulgaria's Schengen zone entry, Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared when commenting on the latest scandal surrounding tapes of conversations between several key personalities released Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:47 | Viewed: 1364

Bulgaria's Top Cop Echoes PM Comments in Tape Scandal

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, literally repeated the words of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, when commenting on the latest scandal surrounding him and several other key Bulgarian persoanliites.

Politics » Domestic | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:03 | Viewed: 1507

PM on Discrediting Tapes: Bulgarian Ministers Don't Have to Love Each Other

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is not disturbed by the released audio-tapes of personal phone conversations between several Bulgarian key officials, which expose deep conflicts and discrediting details about their relations.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 18:07 | Viewed: 1377

Tapes Expose Deep Conflict in Bulgarian Govt, Discredit Interior Minister

Bulgaria's two Deputy Prime Ministers – Finance Minister Djankov and Interior Minister Tsvetanov – are tangled in a savage conflict, according to tapes from May 2010 of phone conversations between senior Bulgarian officials.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2820

Ex Bulgarian PM Stanishev: Boyko Borisov Spells Out 'Big Bluff'

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has described the government of his successor Boyko Borisov with the English phrase "Big Bluff.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2011, Wednesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1304
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