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Bulgaria PM Says He Cannot Be 'That Useful' as President

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has downplayed again any prospect of running for President in this autumn's elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 27, 2016, Friday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1430

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Adopts Ban on Face-Covering Veils

Members of Bulgaria's Religious Denominations and Human Rights parliamentary committee adopted at first reading on Thursday a bill which proposes to ban the wearing of garments concealing the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 18:05 | Viewed: 2102

Bulgarian MPs Propose Relaxing Restrictions for Voters Abroad

Bulgarian MPs from parties participating in the ruling coalition or supporting it have proposed relaxing some of the restrictions for voters abroad which have been adopted with the latest amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1589

Bulgarian PM Refrains From Revealing GERB's Presidential Candidate

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again refrained from naming the candidate of his party in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria’s Ex-President Parvanov Hints at Possibility to Run Again

Bulgaria’s former President Georgi Parvanov suggested on Wednesday that the Constitution doesn’t bar him from running again in presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1611

New Deputy Agriculture Minister to Oversee EU's Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria

The number of deputy ministers in Bulgaria's agriculture ministry will be increased from three to four.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgaria’s Garmen Braces for New Protest against Illegal Roma Dwellings

A year after clashes between ethnic Bulgarians and Roma people living in Garmen new protest action has been scheduled for Monday against illegal dwellings built by Roma people in this village in southwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 16:34 | Viewed: 3868

Bulgarian Socialists to Decide at Referendum on Left-wing Alliance for Presidential Vote

Bulgarian main opposition Socialists will decide at a party referendum with which political parties to join forces for the forthcoming presidential elections, the party’s new leader, Korneliya Ninova, has said.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2016, Monday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1911

UNESCO Head Bokova Denies Speculation She Might Run for Bulgarian President

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 12:06 | Viewed: 8049

Bulgaria Socialists Name Legendary Film Actor as Deputy Chair

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has elected Stefan Danailov, a cinema actor who rose to fame in iconic Bulgarian productions and some foreign titles, as a deputy to newly elected leader Korneliya Ninova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2269

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Undergoes Reshuffles

The recently elected head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the biggest opposition party in the country, is to make changes at the top, reshuffling her deputies, news website Dnevnik reports.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 14:54 | Viewed: 1856

Bulgaria MPs Turn Down Medical Cannabis Legalization

Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday rejected the legalization of medical marijuana, with only three backing the proposal in a 240-seat Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 11:17 | Viewed: 7375

Bulgaria IntMin Downplays 'Lax Border Control' Claims in German Report

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has dismissed suggestions in a Bild article, which quoted a secret German intelligence report as saying there were weaknesses in the counry's effort to crack down on people smuggling.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2016, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 2303

Bulgarians Abroad to Protest until Election Code Changes Reversed

A representative of Bulgarian nationals living abroad said on Tuesday protests will be held until MPs agree to rescind amendments to election rules restricting the number of polling stations outside the country.

Politics » Domestic | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1943

Bulgarian President Hits back at MPs over Rejection of Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev will refer to the Constitutional Court the Parliament’s “hugely regrettable” decision to override his veto on changes to election rules that could hamper voting by Bulgarian citizens residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 21:02 | Viewed: 1795

Partners in Bulgaria’s Government Plan to Cap Polling Stations in a Foreign Country at 35

The partners in Bulgaria’s governing coalition plan to propose further amendments to election rules in an effort to address some of the deficiencies of recently adopted changes to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1627

Bulgaria's Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Election Rules

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on Wednesday the presidential veto on disputed changes to election rules concerning the opening of polling stations abroad.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1847

Bulgaria's New Labor Minister Sworn In

Newly-approved Labor and Social Policy Minister Zornitsa Rusinova has been sworn in by Parliament after an overwhelming vote in favor of her nomination.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 1464

Bulgaria Nationalists to Stop Backing Govt if Parliament OKs Election Rules Veto

A nationalist lawmaker has made clear his coalition, the Patriotic Front, will withdraw its support for the government unless Parliament overturns the President's veto on changes to Bulgaria's Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgaria MPs to Vote on New Labor Minister's Candidacy

Parliament is to hold a vote on the Labor Minister candidacy put forward by Bulgaria's government.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2016, Wednesday // 09:52 | Viewed: 1366

Deadlock in Bulgaria's Govt over Electoral Code Veto

The parties forming or backing Bulgaria's minority government have failed to come up with a joint position on the veto imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev on amendments to the election rules.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 22:22 | Viewed: 1319