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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: 1907

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: 1885

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: 1912

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: 1565

Ex-Leader of Bulgaria's DPS to Talk to Media on Thursday

Lyutvi Mestan, who was dismissed as leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party on Christmas Eve, is to speak to reporters on Wednesday, together with five DPS lawmakers who pledged support for him in his conflict with the rest of the party

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 14:04 | Viewed: 2106

Bulgaria Publishes Information on Former State Security Agents in Open Data

The Bulgarian government published on Monday information on former agents of the country's Communist-era secret service – State Security (DS).

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2016, Monday // 20:22 | Viewed: 3742

Bulgarian PM Appoints Two Deputy Justice Ministers

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov appointed two Deputy Justice Ministers, the press service of the government announced of Monday.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2016, Monday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1554

Four Border Crossings in Bulgaria Out of Service due to Power Failure

Four Bulgarian border crossings have been temporarily shut down after electricity supply was disrupted, officials say.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2016, Monday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1779

PM: Bulgaria Maintained Stability Despite Last Year's Global Challenges

In a Facebook publication on the occasion of the new year, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov noted that Bulgaria had managed to maintain stability despite the dynamic events taking place around the world in 2015.

Politics » Domestic | January 1, 2016, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 3752

Bulgarian President Calls for Completing Reforms of Judiciary, Healthcare

In his New Year’s address to the nation delivered in the last minutes of 2015, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called for completing without delays the long overdue reforms in the judiciary, healthcare, education and energy sector.

Politics » Domestic | January 1, 2016, Friday // 13:27 | Viewed: 2095

One Month Left for Bulgaria's Parliament to Decide on E-Voting Referendum

A deadline of three months which started in November, obligating Parliament to have a say on a proposal that allow citizens to vote online, is to expire in a month.

Politics » Domestic | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 11:52 | Viewed: 3479

Bulgaria Moves Closer to Online Issuing of ID Documents to Nationals Abroad

Bulgaria’s government has introduced changes to regulations to facilitate the issuing online of identity documents to the country’s nationals residing abroad.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 16:56 | Viewed: 3223

Bulgaria’s Govt Adopts Anti-terrorism Strategy 2015-2020

Bulgaria’s government has adopted a five-year strategy for combating radicalisation and terrorism focusing on preventive measures.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 16:13 | Viewed: 1752

Bulgaria Govt Shuts Down Svilengrad Customs Office Unit

The Bulgarian cabinet on Wednesday approved a decision to close down the Customs Agency unit of Svilengrad, days after tens of customs officers were detained on suspicions of corruption.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 2140

Bulgaria PM Downplays Impact of DPS Scandal on Ties with Turkey, Russia

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday dismissed comments that the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party, the second-largest opposition, is being used to start a dispute about relations with Russia and Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 2376

Divisions Deepen in Bulgaria's DPS as More MPs Quit Parliament Group

Two lawmakers of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party have announced they would join other fellow MPs in leaving the party's group in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 08:56 | Viewed: 2023

Nearly 19 000 People Sought Asylum in Bulgaria Between January-November

From the beginning of the year until the end of November, nearly 19 000 people sought asylum in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 20:08 | Viewed: 3511

Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees Is in Urgent Need of 10 Tons of Flour

The Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees (DAB) is in urgent need of 10 tonnes of flour in order to feed the people accommodated at its shelters in Sofia and Harmanli.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 3269

Bulgaria Ex-Sports Minister to Follow Expelled DPS Leader Mestan

Mariyana Georgieva, a lawmaker with the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has declared she will "follow" Lyutvi Mestan who was removed from the office of party leader last week.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 2569

Protests over Bulgarian Govt's Decision to Close Svilengrad Customs Office

A move by the Bulgarian government to close down the customs office of Svilengrad, at the border with Turkey, has sparked outrage from officers and municipal councilors in the town.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 3713

Bulgaria Econ Min Criticizes Coalition Partner DSB

Bulgarian Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has downplayed assurances by the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) it is not part of Bulgaria's governing coalition.

Politics » Domestic | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1388