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Bulgaria's Parliament to Debate Online Voting

Bulgarian MPs are set to hold a debate on the introduction of online voting after a referendum in October showed strong support for the step.

Politics » Domestic | January 20, 2016, Wednesday // 07:42 | Viewed: 1320

Bulgarian President: Judicial Reforms Require New Constitutional Changes

The economic growth of Bulgaria is directly connected with the need of immediate reforms in the judicial system of the country, which requires amendments to the Constitution, said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev at the opening ceremony of the 10th An

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2016, Tuesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 3317

Bulgaria MP Committee to Debate on E-Voting

A committee with Bulgaria's Parliament is set to debate on Tuesday a draft bill that supports the introduction of online voting.

Politics » Domestic | January 19, 2016, Tuesday // 10:21 | Viewed: 3098

DSB Leader Demands Probe into Construction of Bulgaria’s Hemus Motorway

The leader of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, Radan Kanev, called on Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov to order an immediate investigation into the auction for the construction of Hemus motorway.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2016, Monday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1528

Expelled DPS Leader 'to Unveil New Political Party'

Lyutvi Mestan, the former head of predominantly ethnic Turk Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, is set to announce the formation of a new party in a matter of days, a local Bulgarian website reports.

Politics » Domestic | January 18, 2016, Monday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgaria's Opposition Socialists, DPS Discuss Potential No-Confidence Motion

Bulgaria’s opposition Socialists have held consultations with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) over a potential motion of no-confidence in the minority coalition government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, a leading DPS official has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2016, Sunday // 14:32 | Viewed: 4086

Ex-DPS Head Rules Out Cooperation with Maverick DSB Chair

Lyutvi Mestan, who was ousted from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) pasty after heading it for three years, has said he will not take part in a "right-wing political project" of Radan Kanev, the chairman of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) pa

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2016, Friday // 19:20 | Viewed: 4015

Bulgarian IntMin Hopes Fence at Border with Turkey to be Completed in March

Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova expressed hope that the main facilities of the fence at the border with Turkey will be completed by the end of March.

Politics » Domestic | January 15, 2016, Friday // 15:02 | Viewed: 2887

Former Bulgarian President Calls on Cabinet to Nominate Bokova for UN Chief

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov called on the government to immediately nominate Irina Bokova as a candidate for UN Secretary-General, threatening to withdraw his party's support if the cabinet fails to do so.

Politics » Domestic | January 14, 2016, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1790

Bulgarian Authorities Rescue 111 Migrants from Drowning in Maritsa River

Bulgarian border police rescued on Wednesday 111 migrants from drowning in the Maritsa river.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 14:09 | Viewed: 1914

Bulgarian Policemen Have Readiness to Stage New Protests Over Proposed Reforms

Bulgarian policemen have readiness to stage new protests over the new bill proposing amendments to the Interior Ministry Act.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1410

Bulgarian Parliament Reconvenes After Christmas Recess

The Bulgarian parliament will convene at its first plenary sitting for the new year on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1900

Bulgaria’s Ombudsman to Propose Ex-Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva as Deputy

Bulgaria’s Ombudsman Maya Manolova will propose to parliament to appoint former Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva as her deputy after Kovacheva scored best in a public hearing among five nominations put forward by local NGOs.

Politics » Domestic | January 12, 2016, Tuesday // 20:25 | Viewed: 2275

Residents Expose Failure of Institutions to Deal with Migrants in Sofia Neighbourhood

Residents of the Ovcha kupel neighbourhood in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia expressed discontent with the failure of institutions to effectively deal with the migrants residing in the nearby refugee camp.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2016, Monday // 20:13 | Viewed: 2486

Expelled DPS Leader, Five Other MPs Quit Parliamentary Group

Six MPs of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), the second largest opposition party in the Bulgarian parliament, submitted requests for leaving the parliamentary group of DPS.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2016, Monday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1473

All Ministers of Bulgaria's Junior Coalition Partner Express Support for Cabinet

All ministers and thirteen MPs from the parties constituting the junior coalition partner, the Reformist Bloc (RB), signed a declaration in support of the Bulgarian government.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2016, Monday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1406

Svilengrad Customs at Bulgaria-Turkey Border Shut Down as of Monday

The Customs Office unit of Svilengrad, Southeastern Bulgaria, will shut down as of 00:00 EET on Monday, January 11.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2016, Monday // 08:39 | Viewed: 3099

Bulgaria's GERB Hopes to Sign Updated Coalition Government Deal with RB by Jan 25

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party hopes to sign an update to its coalition government agreement with junior partner the Reformist Bloc (RB) by January 25 to confirm commitment to reforms in key sectors, the head of GERB MPs Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2016, Sunday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1914

Ousted Leader of Bulgaria’s DPS Party to Formally Become Independent MP Monday

Lyutvi Mestan, the ousted leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will formally exit the parliamentary group of the opposition centrist party to become an independent member of Parliament on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2016, Sunday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1889

Ex-Head of Bulgaria's DPS Party Determined to Stay in Politics

Lyutvi Mestan, the former head of Bulgaria's second-largest opposition party DPS, vowed to stay in politics despite recent developments.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1919

Ex-Leader of Bulgaria's DPS to Announce Future Political Plans

Lyutvi Mestan, the former leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) who was dismissed in December, is to hold a press conference on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 08:28 | Viewed: 1566