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Sofia Deputy Mayor, Bulgarian MP Resign Over Public Tender Scandal

Lyubomir Hristov, the deputy mayor of the Bulgarian capital responsible for transport, has submitted his resignation to Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 15:03 | Viewed: 4306

Bulgarian Voters Abroad to Cast Ballots in Diplomatic Missions Only

Polling stations outside Bulgaria can open only at the country’s diplomatic missions, parliament has decided.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2016, Friday // 13:46 | Viewed: 3923

Six-Point Referendum on Political System to be Held in Bulgaria in Summer

A referendum featuring six questions on the political system will be held in Bulgaria in the summer.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 15:09 | Viewed: 4482

Bulgarian Parliament Approves Introduction of Compulsory Voting

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the introduction of compulsory voting after it adopted the first of the proposed set of amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2928

Bulgaria PM: All Judicial Systems Should Be Subject to Monitoring

The monitoring on Bulgaria's judicial system introduced by the European Commisison should also be applied elsewhere, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told an audience of European justice ministers.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 3942

Ban on Surveys in Bulgaria's Voting Campaigns Infringes Free Speech - Pollsters

The Bulgarian Association of Marketing and Opinion Researchers (BAMOR) has lashed out at a recent draft amendment which would make it illegal to announce results of opinion polls while an election campaign is unfolding.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 19:16 | Viewed: 3690

Bulgaria’s Patriotic Front Submits Motion to Ban Wearing Burqas in Public Places

Bulgaria’s Patriotic Front proposed to Parliament on Wednesday to ban the wearing in public places of burqas, or head veils hiding the face, citing potential threats to national security.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 4869

Bulgaria’s Pension Insurance Contributions Set to Rise in 2017, 2018

A medium-term budget forecast now before Bulgarian cabinet calls for freezing the minimum wage for two years after the end of next year as well as increasing the mandatory pension insurance contributions in 2017 and 2018.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1917

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Set of Amendments to Electoral Code

After sitting for more than fourteen hours on Tuesday, members of Bulgaria's parliamentary legal affairs committee adopted at second reading a set of amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 2322

Bulgarian Red Cross Steps up Old Clothes Collection Campaign

Twelve new containers for old clothes and textile items have been placed in the streets of Sofia this week as part of a nationwide campaign launched by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 16:09 | Viewed: 1416

Bulgaria's Parliament 'Adopts Too Many Laws' - Study

Bulgarian lawmakers have passed one bill on average for the last six years, the Bulgarian Industrial Association, one of the four big organizations of employers, and a legal affairs think-tank, have said.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Moves to Make Voting Compulsory

The Bulgarian legal affairs parliamentary committee adopted at third extraordinary sitting on Tuesday amendments to the Electoral Code which foresee the introduction of compulsory voting.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 1437

Nationalist MPs to Submit Burqa Ban to Bulgaria's Parliament

Nationalist party VMRO is to table a bill banning the use of burqas in public, the party's leader Krasimir Karakachanov has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1721

Bulgaria's Delyan Peevski 'Leaving Country' - PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Monday openly suggested Delyan Peevski, a lawmaker from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, was "leaving the country".

Politics » Domestic | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 08:31 | Viewed: 1792

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Cuts Length of Election Campaigns to 21 Days

The Legal Affairs Committee in Bulgaria’s Parliament has decided to cut the length of election campaigns to 21 days from the current 30 days, news daily Dnevnik reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | April 18, 2016, Monday // 21:55 | Viewed: 1201

Over Half of Bulgarians Approve Citizen's Arrests - Poll

More than half of Bulgarians generally approve the idea of volunteеr patrols of citizens detaining migrants who have crossed into the country, an Alpha Research poll shows.

Politics » Domestic | April 18, 2016, Monday // 08:41 | Viewed: 4346

Panama Papers: Bulgarian Politicians' Names to Be Unveiled - Ex-FinMin

Former Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has predicted names of Bulgarian politicians will appear in the Panama Papers.

Politics » Domestic | April 18, 2016, Monday // 07:46 | Viewed: 4199

Bulgaria’s DOST Party Leader Mestan Urges Closer Links with Turkey

DOST party will work toward strengthening Bulgaria’s relations with neighbouring Turkey, its leader Lyutvi Mestan has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2016, Sunday // 18:36 | Viewed: 4118

'No Mercy' for Corrupt GERB Officials, Bulgaria’s PM Warns

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Sunday vowed zero tolerance to corruption among officials from GERB party, the dominant partner in the government coalition.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2016, Sunday // 16:52 | Viewed: 4049

RSF Denounces Removal of Political Cartoons from Bulgaria’s Nova TV Website  

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced the removal of political cartoons by Bulgarian cartoonist Chavdar Nikolov from the website of Nova TV broadcaster as an “unacceptable act of censorship.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2016, Sunday // 15:50 | Viewed: 4782

Bulgarian Households’ Income, Expenditure Both Rise in 2015

Bulgaria’s annual total income average per capita has increased by 2.9% year-on-year in 2015, reaching BGN 4,953, a new statistical survey has found.

Politics » Domestic | April 17, 2016, Sunday // 12:10 | Viewed: 4323