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Bulgaria's Govt OKs Controversial Anti-Terror Bill

The government of Bulgaria has adopted draft legislation that gives law enforcement and security agencies rights to curb civil liberties in case of a terror emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 2479

Bulgaria's Presidential Vote 'Due on November 06'

Government sources say the presidential elections are to be held on November 06, daily 24 says citing unnamed officials.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1504

Socialist Leader Rules Out Running in Bulgaria's Presidential Vote

Bulgarian opposition leader Korneliya Ninova has said she does not intend to run in the presidential elections scheduled for this autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria's President Repeats Intention Not to Run Again

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he took the decision not to seek a second term alone, citing personal reasons.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1789

Bulgaria's New Anti-Terror Bill Sparks Controversy

The Bulgarian government is to vote Wednesday on new anti-terrorism legislation that, if approved, will give police and the armed forces sweeping powers in case of a terror emergency.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 07:31 | Viewed: 2074

Bulgaria Socialists Willing to Run Together with Left-Wingers in Presidential Vote

A majority of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) members are keen on a joint presidential candidacy with ABV, a splinter-off party of Georgi Parvanov who is a former BSP leader, an internal referendum has shown.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 3497

Bulgaria's President: Energy Sector Worst Affected by Corruption

It is the energy sector where the "conspiracy" between foreign interests and criminal schemes of Bulgarian business circles is most visible, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 16:33 | Viewed: 2284

Brexit Can Speed Up EU Initiatives - PES Leader

Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergey Stanishev on Sunday said Europe will be able to go forward with some integration initiatives more confidently than before as the UK is to leave the European Union.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2040

Bulgaria 'Faces Some Terror Risk' after Istanbul Attack

There is some risk of a terror attack in Bulgaria following the events in Istanbul and it applies to all EU member states, the head of Parliament's internal affairs committee has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2133

Turkey Readmitted 3% of Migrants from Bulgaria in June

Turkey has only granted a small number of all requests from Bulgarian authorities to take back migrants who crossed the common border over the last month, Bulgarian official estimates show.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2679

GERB Presidential Candidate 'Has Strong Ties to Party'

The deputy head of Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has said its nominee for the forthcoming presidential elections is a member of the party and has "strong ties" to it.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1924

Bulgarian President Denies Speculation He Will Found Political Party

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said that he won’t found or join a political party after he steps down after the presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2016, Saturday // 11:25 | Viewed: 2170

Bulgaria Heightens Security at Transport Hubs Despite Lack of Direct Terrorist Threat

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Thursday that security measures at airports and transport hubs in Bulgaria have been heightened as these places pose the main risk of becoming the target of terrorist attacks.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2016, Friday // 10:46 | Viewed: 7310

Bulgaria MPs Pass Revised Anti-Corruption Bill

Bulgarian lawmakers have overwhelmingly adopted draft legislation that aims at fighting high-level graft, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2370

Bulgarian IntMin: Most Powerful Weapon in Countering Terrorism Is Information

According to Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, the threat of terrorist attacks has become a thing of everyday life and the most powerful weapon in countering terrorism is information and the ability to use it.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1648

Bulgaria MPs to Debate on Anti-Corruption Bill

Parliament is set to hold a debate on the latest version of a bill aimed at cracking down on graft.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1747

Bulgaria's Legal Affairs Committee Rejects Fuel Price Referendum

The Legal Affairs Committee with Bulgaria's Parliament has turned down a five-point referendum proposal on fuel prices, pharmacies, and Bulgaria's political system.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 20:51 | Viewed: 1534

Bulgaria Ex-Justice Min Heads Bulgaria's Top Training Body in Judiciary

Miglena Tacheva, a former Justice Minister, has taken over as head of the National Institute of Justice, Bulgaria's main body providing training opportunities for those working in the judicial system.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 1421

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Changes to Judicial System Act at First Reading

The Bulgarian parliament adopted at first reading on Wednesday the changes to the Judicial System Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1711

Heads of Bulgaria's Security Agencies to Report in Aftermath of Istanbul Airport Attack

The heads of the Bulgarian intelligence agencies and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova will be subject to extraordinary hearing in parliament in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport which claimed the lives of at least

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1556

Yulia Nenkova to Head Bulgaria’s Anti-Trust Regulator

Bulgaria’s Parliament on Wednesday elected Yulia Nenkova as head of the country’s anti-trust body, the Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK).

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1510