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Bulgaria's GERB to Nominate Another Deputy PM as Labor Min

The head of main ruling GERB party's faction in Parliament has said Tomislav Donchev, Deputy PM for Economic Development, will be its nomination to take over as Labor and Social Policy Minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1361

Bulgarian MPs Approve Holding of Six-Point Referendum on Political System

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the holding of a six-point referendum on the political system proposed by popular TV host Slavi Trifonov.

Politics » Domestic | May 12, 2016, Thursday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1640

Borislav Borissov to Serve as Deputy Director of Bulgaria’s Customs Agency

Borislav Borissov has been appointed Deputy Director of the National Customs Agency, Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 20:42 | Viewed: 1110

Bulgaria Adopts Electronic Identification Bill

Bulgaria’s Parliament has adopted on second and final reading the Electronic Identification Bill which enables individuals to identify themselves through digital records and receive electronic services in sectors of state governance.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1434

Bulgaria Fights Smuggling and Corruption, PM Borisov Tells IACP

Bulgaria’s efforts in fighting smuggling and corruption were on the agenda of a meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with senior officials of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the government in Sofia said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1174

Bulgaria's Deputy Regional Development Min, Several Deputy Governors Resign

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday approved the resignation of Ivan Asparuhov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, and several regional governors appointed by the ABV party.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1128

Bulgaria PM Dismisses Deputy Sports Minister

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has dismissed Deputy Sports Minister Nina Naydenova, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgaria MPs Reconvene to DiscussPresident's Veto, 6-Point Referendum

Bulgarian lawmakers are to address the issues of a veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on the Electoral Code and details about a forthcoming referendum on the political system.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1087

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party Downplays Early Vote after Coalition Ally Quits

The Deputy Chair of Bulgaria's biggest party GERB said the move of leftist ABV to quit the coalition government on Tuesday had been expected, but dismissed an early election as a viable option.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1470

Bulgaria's DPS Party Appoints Five Deputies

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has picked five people as deputies to Mustafa Karadayi, who was recently elected chair of the third-biggest party in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1068

New BSP Leader Korneliya Ninova to Head Party’s Faction in Parliament

The new leader of Bulgarian Socialists, Korneliya Ninova, has been elected head of the party’s parliamentary faction.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 23:02 | Viewed: 989

Bulgaria’s President Sends Disputed Changes to Election Rules Back to Parliament

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has sent back to Parliament for further consideration parts of recent changes to the Electoral Code that set restrictions on voting outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 20:17 | Viewed: 1049

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM Kalfin: I Resign in line with ABV’s Decision to Stop Backing Govt

Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said on Tuesday that the reason why he resigned was the decision of his left-wing ABV party to withdraw support for Bulgaria’s minority coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 18:32 | Viewed: 1477

Bulgaria's Deputy PM and Labour Minister Kalfin Resigns

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has resigned.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1413

Bulgaria's ABV Party to Withdraw Support for Govt

Leftist Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party has said it is withdrawing its support for from the cabinet of Boyko Borisov in which it has one minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1541

Electoral Code: Nationalists Ready to Backtrack on Curbs to Voting Abroad

The co-heads of the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, which backs Bulgaria's minority government, have said they are inclined to understand the President's veto on a key text in electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1060

Electoral Code: Key Bulgarian Parties Meeting over President's Veto

Representatives of three of the four parties forming or backing Bulgaria's coalition government are holding talks over the vet of President Plevneliev on text of the country's recently passed electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgaria's Ex-PM Apologizes over Response to 2013 Protests

PES leader and former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has issued an apology to thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Sofia and other big cities in the summer of 2013.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party to Discuss Reversal of Curbs to Voting Abroad

Conservative GERB, the main party in Bulgaria's government, is meeting Tuesday to discuss the presidential veto on changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 08:16 | Viewed: 1060

Bulgarian President Urges MPs to Repeal Curbs to Voting Abroad

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that his veto on recently adopted changes to election rules aim to remind to political parties that citizens have equal rights under the constitution.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1033

Mariya Stoyanova Elected Chair of Bulgaria's Media Watchdog

Council on Electronic Media (CEM) member and interim head Mariya Stoyanova has been elected permanent chairperson of the Bulgarian broadcast media watchdog after a vote of the council members.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1156