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Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Swap Deals with State Forest Lands

Bulgarian Parliament has adopted at second reading amendments to the Forest Act, which allow swap deals of state forest lands with private forest properties.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1078

Bulgaria's Prosecution Denies Having Had Access to Discrediting Tapes

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has denied having had any of the recently published phone conversations between high-rank officials, tapped through special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1070

Bulgarian PM 'Bows' to Archenemy, Accuses President of Plotting

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov "saluted" the recent performances of Alexey Petrov, a controversial figure considered to be his archenemy.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgaria's PM: Salaries Increase for Hard Workers

There will be a significant increase of Bulgarians' incomes when they start working hard to make money, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Politics » Domestic | January 28, 2011, Friday // 11:21 | Viewed: 1405

'Bulgarian FBI' Head: Discrediting Tapes Fake

The allegedly tapped phone conversations between high officials are manipulated, according to Tsvetelin Yovchev, Head of the Bulgaria's State National Security Agency DANS

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 20:44 | Viewed: 1655

RSF: Defamation Law Puts At Risk Media Freedom in Bulgaria

The watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has slammed plans by Bulgaria's ruling party to introduce tougher legislation protecting against defamation, fearing an attack on media freedon.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1307

Bulgaria's Special Tribunal to Start Functioning Mid-2011

Bulgaria's special anti-mafia tribunal will start operating in the summer of 2011 after the parliament voted that the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code should come into force six months after their adoption.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria's PM: Tape Attack Organized against Me

The attack is against me, but they just did it gradually to destabilize, break and wedge apart ministers and make the government an easy pray, Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov said Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:13 | Viewed: 1389

Wiretap Scandal Shows Bulgaria Govt Impotence - 'Archenemy'

Aleksei Petrov, a controversial figure described by many as the prime minister's biggest enemy, has said the ongoing wiretap scandal, which rocked the government, only reveals its professional and political impotence.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 15:06 | Viewed: 4557

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Denies Grain Crisis

There is no grain crisis in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgarian Mayors to Face Salary Freeze over Draft Budgets Delay

Amendments to the Bulgarian Municipal Budget Act envision salary freeze for mayors who delay the submission of draft budgets for the year.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:43 | Viewed: 844

Emergency 'Spying' Meeting Held in Bulgarian Parliament

The Bulgarian Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control is holding an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 10:34 | Viewed: 930

Bulgarian Customs Chief Vows to Prosecute Police

The Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, will file a claim with the prosecutor's office over the probe against his son.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1068

Bulgarian Judiciary Lacks Money for Special Tribunals

The budget of the Bulgarian judiciary cannot provide enough funding for the new specialized courts and prosecution offices, the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) announced Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1431

Bulgarian Customs Head Suffers Memory Loss in Tape Scandal

The Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, does not remember any particular names being mentioned in his numerous conversations with Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1486

Oppostion Claims 'Tapegate' Proves 'Murky" Rule of Bulgaria

The latest series of recordings, involving Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, expectedly, stirred opposite reactions from Bulgaria's political spectrum.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 1570

Ex Bulgarian FBI Employee Claims Authenticity of Tapes

The former employee of Bulgaria's National Agency for State Security (DANS), Rosen Milenov, was questioned late Tuesday evening by the Parliamentary Subcommittee for Special Surveillance Devices Control.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1674

Transcripts from 2 Taped Calls of Bulgarian Customs Director to Sofia Airport Customs Head, PM Borisov

Transcript from the phone conversation between the Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, and the Sofia Airport Customs Head, Pavel Manchenko.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1962

Bulgarian PM Allegedly Exposed Again as 'Tapegate' Flares Up

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has become embroiled in another scandal involving taped phone conversations where he is allegedly heard speaking of the need to restore to work a friend of his at Sofia airport.

Politics » Domestic | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 11:07 | Viewed: 4160

Bulgarian Right Wing: Truth Will Stop Tape Scandal

The Bulgarian right-wing DSB party asked the Prosecutor's Office to publicly say if Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, attempted to halt a Customs probe.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1644

Just Three Parties to Make It to Next Bulgarian Parliament - Survey

No more than three parties - center-right GERB, Socialist BSP and ethnic Turkish DPS, are strong enough to enter Bulgaria's parliament if general elections were held today, says a survey.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1630