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Early Retirement to be Removed for IntMin Administration in 2015

The administration in Bulgaria's Interior Ministry will be reappointed according to the Civil Service Act next year, in which way servants will not be able to retire under the conditions pertaining to the first category of labour.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2014, Monday // 13:25 | Viewed: 697

Protest Network Demands Resignation of Bulgaria's FinMin

The Bulgarian civil society organisation Protest Network, which was behind the protests against the government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, has demanded the resignation of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2014, Monday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1003

Bulgaria Penal Code Includes Tough Measures against Insurance Infringement

Newly-adopted amendments to the Penal Code are now enforcing harsh measures targeting concealment of social insurance contributions.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2014, Monday // 09:22 | Viewed: 751

Bulgarian MEP Barekov 'to Quit' His Party's Coalition

Nikolay Barekov, MEP and head of Bulgaria without Censorship party, is to step down from the leadership structures of the coalition centered around his party.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2014, Monday // 07:33 | Viewed: 813

Bulgaria's Ruling Parties to Seek Consensus on Pension Reform

Center-right GERB and rightist Reformist Bloc, the two main partners in Bulgaria's ruling coalition, have agreed to hold additional consultations over the country's pension system.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1134

MEP Barekov Withdraws Support from His Group in Bulgarian Parliament

Nikolay Barekov, a Bulgarian MEP, is renouncing unconditional support for the parliamentary group which is centered around his own Bulgaria without Censorship party.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 12:29 | Viewed: 995

Bulgaria FinMin 'Ready to Backtrack' on Pension Reform

The government is inclined to renounce changes to the pension system that make mandatory contributions to private pension funds optional, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 12:00 | Viewed: 810

PM Boyko Borisov: New Gov't 'Restored Bulgaria's European Dignity'

The new Bulgarian government has succeeded in reinstating the country has a predictable partner, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2014, Sunday // 10:29 | Viewed: 781

Bulgaria President Won’t Veto Contentious Change to Pension Legislation

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev said on Saturday he wouldn’t veto a controversial amendment to the pension insurance model that makes mandatory contributions to private pension funds optional.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 13:55 | Viewed: 917

Parliament Passes Pension Insurance Changes amid Bitter Disputes

Bulgarian lawmakers have narrowly approved changes to the pension system comprising various aspects of pension insurance.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1629

Bulgaria MPs Move to Hike Maximum Insurable Earnings

Lawmakers have moved to increase maximum insurable earnings to BGN 2600 M, up from 2400 M envisaged in the current legislation.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1175

Bulgaria's GERB Postpones Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB will postpone the proposed changes to pensions insurance contributions, as these are unacceptable to the coalition partners from the Reformist Bloc (RB).

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 12:51 | Viewed: 829

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to IntMin Act at First Reading

Bulgarian Members of Parliament (MPs) adopted on Thursday at first reading the amendments proposed by the main ruling party GERB to the Interior Ministry Act.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 08:31 | Viewed: 979

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

The Bulgarian Parliament is to discuss the proposed controversial changes to pension insurance on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 07:58 | Viewed: 825

RB Warns Proposed Change to Pension Law Might Destabilise Coalition

The government coalition partner the Reformist Bloc (RB) warned that the planned amendments to pension insurance law might destabilise the coalition.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 996

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Demands Cancellation of Sanctions against Russia

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demands that Bulgaria initiates the cancellation of the EU sanctions against Russia, said the party press office.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1133

Tsvetan Tsvetanov Blames 'Russian Interests' for Fall of Previous Borisov Government

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former interior minister and deputy PM in the first government of Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) claimed the events from the beginning of 2013 that led to the fall of the government were provoked by “certain Russian interests”.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 11:07 | Viewed: 966

Bulgarian MPS to Deliberate Amendments to IntMin Act

The Bulgarian Parliament is to discuss at first reading the amendments to the Interior Ministry Act, which were tabled by the main ruling GERB last month.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2014, Thursday // 07:52 | Viewed: 774

Bulgaria's Govt Approves Updated Judicial Reform Strategy

Bulgaria's government on Wednesday approved an updated strategy for judicial reform that aims to increase the accountability of judges and make the justice system more transparent and predictable.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1454

Striking Bulgarian Coal Miners End Protest over Delayed Pay

Striking Bulgarian coal miners at the Cherno More mine have ended their protest on Wednesday afternoon after receiving assurance they will get their delayed salaries.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1161

Striking Burgas Miners 'to Get Salaries'

Workers at the Cherno More mine, based in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, will get their October salaries as well as advanced payment for November, a major trade union says.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1210