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Kapitan Andreevo Border Crossing Point Closed due to Flooding

The Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point has been closed since 11 pm on Wednesday due to flooding.

Politics » Domestic | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor, Deputy to Present Judicial Reform Plans in Brussels

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and his deputy Penka Bogdanova will arrive in Brussels Thursday on a one-day official visit to meet with the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová.

Politics » Domestic | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 09:53 | Viewed: 503

Bulgarian Parliament Divided Over Fate of South Stream

Bulgarian MPs remained divided on Wednesday over the cancellation of the South Stream project announced by Russia.

Politics » Domestic | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1130

Patriotic Front Gathers to Determine Its Stance on Borisov Cabinet

The Patriotic Front (PF) is to gather at a consultative council at which to decide whether to withdraw its support for the coalition government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 20:57 | Viewed: 681

Bulgarian Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations Threaten Protests

Bulgarian trade unions have threatened to schedule a protest by the end of the week.

Politics » Domestic | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 13:33 | Viewed: 795

Association of Municipalities Decries Lack of Reform in 2015 Budget

Emil Savov, Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB), has expressed concern over the lack of plans for local governance reform in the 2015 budget.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2014, Monday // 11:30 | Viewed: 503

Velizar Enchev Quits Nationalist Coalition Patriotic Front

Velizar Enchev is leaving the parliamentary group of nationalist formation the Patriotic Front.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2014, Monday // 08:16 | Viewed: 707

RB's Radan Kanev Calls For Unity

Radan Kanev, spokesperson of the Reformist Bloc (RB) coalition and chairperson of Democrats For Strong Bulgaria (DSB) called for unification of the coalition in a single national structure.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2014, Saturday // 14:46 | Viewed: 691

Bulgaria MPs' Appointments to Permanent Committees Get Mixed Reception

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament have set up all Permanent Committees, amid controversy over how seats are allocated.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:31 | Viewed: 803

PM Borisov Calls Emergency Cabinet Meeting on Monday

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told lawmakers on Friday he was calling in an extraordinary government session next week over the country's preparedness for new flash floods in the spring.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 13:00 | Viewed: 908

Bulgaria's GERB Has No Plan B in Case Patriots Withdraw Support

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has not considered an alternative plan in case the Patriotic Front (PF) withdraws its support for the coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 11:53 | Viewed: 656

Bulgaria's DPS Expels 2 MPs over Use of Preference Vote

Two lawmakers have been expelled from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s group in Parliament for having availed of the preferential vote during the October 5 yearly elections.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2014, Friday // 11:47 | Viewed: 604

National Security Head: No Direct Terror Threat to Bulgaria

There is no direct terror threat to Bulgaria even though the risk exists, State Agency for National Security (DANS) Chair Vladimir Pisanchev said on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 795

Bulgaria’s Labor Minister to Push for Minimum Wage Hike

Ivaylo Kalfin, Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has argued that an increase in the monthly minimum wage will give a boost to the economy.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 504

Bulgarian Nationalists Threaten Gov't over Appointment of Sofia Governor

A co-leader of the Patriotic Front (PF) has said the coalition has no good move other then to withdraw its support from the Bulgarian minority government.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 07:48 | Viewed: 667

Ivaylo Kalfin Appointed Chair of National Council for Tripartite Cooperation

Ivaylo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has been appointed Chair of Bulgaria’s National Council for Tripartite Cooperation.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 19:33 | Viewed: 550

Bulgarian Cabinet Dismisses Nearly All District Governors

Bulgaria's government has decided to replace twenty-four out of twenty-eight district governors.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2845

Bulgaria Deputy DefMin 'Threat to National Security' - Patriotic Front

Orhan Ismailov, an ethnic Turk who has been appointed Deputy Minister of Defense, could disclose secret information to the Turkish intelligence, a nationalist leader has said.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 08:50 | Viewed: 831

Bulgarian MPs to Have Final Vote on 2014 Budget

A second vote whether to update this year's state budget is scheduled for Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | November 26, 2014, Wednesday // 07:26 | Viewed: 467

Bulgarian Trade Union Seeks Minimum Wage Increase to BGN 400

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) has demanded that retirement age remain unchanged in 2015.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2014, Monday // 18:59 | Viewed: 825

KTB Majority Shareholder to Demand Int'l Expertise on Bank Insolvency

Bromak, the major shareholder at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB), is to request an international report on whether the bank's capital is a negative equity, the company's lawyers said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 24, 2014, Monday // 13:24 | Viewed: 791