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Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Welcomes Turkey Coup

The co-chair of Bulgaria's nationalist Patriotic Front coalition has welcomed the actions of the "praiseworthy men" who carried out a foiled coup d'etat in Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 3888

Bulgaria, US to Boost Exchange of Data on Terrorism, Financial Crime

Bulgaria and the United States have agreed to a "more active" exchange of information between their security and counter-terrorism services, the country's Interior Ministry says.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 09:37 | Viewed: 1923

Bulgaria MPs to Hear Security, Law Enforcement Bodies over Turkey Coup

Intelligence and security services, police and foreign ministry officials are to brief Bulgaria's Parliament on the situation in Turkey following the attempted coup d'etat last week.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1753

Bulgaria Envoy to Turkey Barred from Public Comments after Coup

The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has instructed Nadezhda Neynski, Bulgaria's Ambassador to Ankara, not to comment on the situation in Turkey in the aftermath of a foiled coup attempt, a national newspaper writes.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2016, Sunday // 16:28 | Viewed: 5245

Bulgaria's PM: No Increased Migration from Turkey after Coup Attempt

There are no indications of an increased flow of migrants following the attempted coup in neighboring Turkey, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | July 17, 2016, Sunday // 10:33 | Viewed: 2356

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Demilitarization of Black Sea

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has submitted to Parliament a draft resolution calling on the government to declare the Black Sea a demilitarized zone.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2016, Thursday // 11:50 | Viewed: 3798

Demolition of Illegal Roma Dwellings Begins in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The first two illegal Roma dwellings in the neighbourhood of Stolipinovo in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv were demolished on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 18:08 | Viewed: 3721

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Elects New Head of Specialised Prosecution

The college of prosecutors of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) elected Ivan Geshev as the new head of the specialised prosecutor's office.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1736

Bulgarian Lawmakers Approve Cap on Polling Stations Abroad

Parliament has passed restrictions to the number of polling stations for Bulgarian expats taking part in general and presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 3191

Bulgaria MPs to Decide on Controversial Curbs to Voting Abroad

Bulgarian lawmakers are set to have a final vote on amendments to the Electoral Code that introduce restrictions to the number of polling stations that could be used by nationals living abroad.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 09:08 | Viewed: 3032

Bulgaria's Left-Wing Parties to Join Forces for Presidential Vote

The three main left-of-center parties in Bulgaria vowed on Tuesday to work together to prevent a candidate of the biggest governing party GERB from winning the forthcoming presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2016, Wednesday // 07:49 | Viewed: 1812

Ex-EconMin Is Among Possible Presidential Candidates of Bulgaria's Reformist Bloc

Former Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov, is among the possible candidates of Bulgaria's junior coalition partner, the Reformist Bloc (RB), to run in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 21:45 | Viewed: 1565

Bulgaria's Mestan Appeals Court Refusal to Register His Party

Expelled DPS leader and current DOST head Lyutvi Mestan has said he appealed on Monday the ruling of a Bulgarian court which turned down his party's registration request.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 09:06 | Viewed: 1658

Bulgaria's Left-Wing Parties to Talk over Presidential Candidate

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is to meet with two other left-wing organizations on Tuesday, in an attempt to mend fences and seek a joint nomination for this autumn's presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2016, Tuesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1681

Protesters Renew Demand for Resignation of Bulgaria's Culture Minister

Following demonstrations last week, a new protest demanded the resignation of Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2016, Monday // 21:38 | Viewed: 1632

Pharmaceutics Boss Quits Bulgaria's Presidential Race

Bulgarian entrepreneur Veselin Mareshki has announced he is withdrawing his bid for this autumn's presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2016, Monday // 07:25 | Viewed: 1933

Bulgarian Socialist Party to Seek Joint Presidential Candidate with Other Left Parties

The largest opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will negotiate with other left parties on the nomination of a joint candidate to contest the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 16:10 | Viewed: 2902

Bulgarian MPs Move to Abolish 'Eternal Concessions'

Bulgaria's Parliament on Tuesday approved in a first reading changes to legislation that regulate the process of granting concessions.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2016, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgaria Denies Registration to DOST Party over 'Ethnic' Nature

A Bulgarian court has declined to register DOST, the party of Lyutvi Mestan who was expelled from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) in December.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2016, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 3097

Number of Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria Increased by 300 in June

According to the latest figures of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB), 1424 people from fourteen countries requested asylum in Bulgaria in the month of June, which represented an increase of 300 people compared to the number of asylum seekers in May.

Politics » Domestic | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 19:58 | Viewed: 3206

Bulgarian PM Orders Ministers to Inspect Levels of Corruption

At the regular meeting of the government on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ordered the ministers to check the levels of corruption in their respective ministries.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 2522