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Bulgaria's Deputy PM and Labour Minister Kalfin Resigns

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has resigned.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1429

Bulgaria's ABV Party to Withdraw Support for Govt

Leftist Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party has said it is withdrawing its support for from the cabinet of Boyko Borisov in which it has one minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1555

Electoral Code: Nationalists Ready to Backtrack on Curbs to Voting Abroad

The co-heads of the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, which backs Bulgaria's minority government, have said they are inclined to understand the President's veto on a key text in electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1066

Electoral Code: Key Bulgarian Parties Meeting over President's Veto

Representatives of three of the four parties forming or backing Bulgaria's coalition government are holding talks over the vet of President Plevneliev on text of the country's recently passed electoral legislation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1026

Bulgaria's Ex-PM Apologizes over Response to 2013 Protests

PES leader and former Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has issued an apology to thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Sofia and other big cities in the summer of 2013.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 1196

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party to Discuss Reversal of Curbs to Voting Abroad

Conservative GERB, the main party in Bulgaria's government, is meeting Tuesday to discuss the presidential veto on changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2016, Tuesday // 08:16 | Viewed: 1063

Bulgarian President Urges MPs to Repeal Curbs to Voting Abroad

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that his veto on recently adopted changes to election rules aim to remind to political parties that citizens have equal rights under the constitution.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1042

Mariya Stoyanova Elected Chair of Bulgaria's Media Watchdog

Council on Electronic Media (CEM) member and interim head Mariya Stoyanova has been elected permanent chairperson of the Bulgarian broadcast media watchdog after a vote of the council members.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1159

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Meeting Expats, Parties over Election Rules

National Ombudsman Maya Manolova is brokering a new round of talks between political leaders and representatives of Bulgarians who live abroad on Monday morning, her press office has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1365

Who Is Who: Korneliya Ninova, New Head of Bulgaria's Socialists

Lawmaker Korneliya Ninova on Sunday was elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the country's biggest opposition.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2016, Monday // 08:16 | Viewed: 2656

Bulgarian PM Agrees with Presidential Veto on Electoral Code Amendments

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that President Rosen Plevneliev has correctly vetoed the recent amendments to the Electoral Code concerning the voting abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1452

Korneliya Ninova Becomes First Woman to Head Bulgarian Socialist Party

Korneliya Ninova was elected as the new chairperson of the largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Sunday, becoming the first woman to head the party in its history.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 13:46 | Viewed: 2397

Runoff to Determine New Leader of Bulgarian Socialist Party

A runoff will determine the new leader of the largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) after none of the candidates managed to garner more than half of the votes in the first round.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1324

Bulgaria’s GERB Party to Consider Reaction to President's Veto on New Voting Rules Tuesday

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will meet GERB leadership and MPs on Tuesday to decide what course of action the biggest partner in the governing coalition will take after  President Rosen Plevneliev said he would veto disputed changes to the Elec

Politics » Domestic | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 21:09 | Viewed: 1923

Bulgaria’s President Vetoes Changed Rules for Voting Abroad

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will send back to Parliament for further consideration a disputed change to the Electoral Code that infringes on the voting rights of Bulgarian nationals residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 11:46 | Viewed: 2325

Bulgarian Socialists Start Congress

Bulgaria’s main opposition Socialists will elect a new party leader for a four-year term at a congress that started on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgarian Military Help Victims of Car Crash on Army Day

Servicemen returning from Army Day parade in Sofia provided immediate help to the victims of a car crash they came across on Trakia motorway and took them to hospital, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1694

Car Crash Hampers Traffic on Bulgaria’s Trakia Motorway

A car crash partially blocked traffic on Bulgaria’s Trakia motorway linking Sofia and Plovdiv, NovaTV reported on Friday,

Politics » Domestic | May 6, 2016, Friday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1924

Bulgaria Holds Military Parade to Mark Army Day

Bulgaria marked its Army Day on May 6 with a military parade involving about 1,300 servicemen and 35 tanks, howitzers, APCs, armoured cars and artillery pieces.

Politics » Domestic | May 6, 2016, Friday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1968

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Could Seek Rejection of Disputed New Election Rules

If Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev doesn’t veto much disputed changes to the Electoral Code, the Consultative Council with National Ombudsman Maya Manolova will consider filing a complaint with the Constitutional Court, Manolova has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 22:06 | Viewed: 1912

Over 60% of Car Drivers Tested for Drugs in Sofia Area Test Positive

Roadside tests have shown the presence of narcotic drugs in the bodies of 63% of car drivers tested by Sofia Traffic Police in 2016, the Ministry of the Interior announced on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | May 5, 2016, Thursday // 18:31 | Viewed: 1929