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Cabinet Considers Judicial Reforms Through Constitutional Changes

The Bulgarian government proposed on Thursday amendments to the constitution, which foresee the division of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) into two colleges.

Politics » Domestic | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1267

Bulgarian Deputy PM Proposes State Social Insurance to Increase from 2017

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin proposed the contributions to state social insurance to start increasing from 2017.

Politics » Domestic | April 11, 2015, Saturday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1482

Traffic Jam Blocks Road to Greece Along Struma Highway

An impressive traffic jam has been formed along the Struma highway close to Dupnitsa as more and more cars are heading to Greece.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2015, Friday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1741

Bulgaria Parliament Elects Audit Office Deputy Heads

Goritsa Grancharova and Toshko Todorov are the new deputy heads of the National Audit Office of Bulgaria followig a Thursday vote in the National Assembly.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgaria PM to Seek Merger of Revenue, Customs Agencies

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Wednesday he could table next week a proposal to merge the National Revenue Agency and the Customs Agency.

Politics » Domestic | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1341

Bulgaria Adopts Five-Year Plan to Fight Graft

Fighting top-level graft will be key priority in the period 2015-2020, according to a anti-corruption strategy blueprint adopted by Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 18:15 | Viewed: 1995

Bulgaria’s Govt Increases Interior Ministry Staff by 700 People

Bulgaria’s government has adopted a decision to increase the staff of the Interior Ministry to 50 200 from a rate of 49 500.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1379

Oleg Petkov Appointed Deputy Chair of Bulgaria’s National Security Agency

Bulgaria’s government has appointed Oleg Petkov Deputy Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 15:28 | Viewed: 1368

Border Police Officers Stage Protest

Border police officers in Elhovo will be protesting on Wednesday on 12 pm members of the Syndicate of the Interior Ministry Employees will express their dissatisfaction with the policies of the Regional Directorate Border Police.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgaria’s Labor Minister Presents Bill on Gender Equality

The share of employed women in Bulgaria is decreasing and women’s average earnings continue to be below that of men, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), as cited by Lazar Lazarov, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1382

Bulgaria’s Pernik Seeks Interest-Free Loan of BGN 5 M from Central Budget

Bulgaria’s Pernik Municipality seeks a short-term interest-free loan of BGN 5 M from the central budget in order to cope with debts.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 09:10 | Viewed: 1224

3 Bulgarian Ministers to Report Measures Taken against Greece’s New Tax

Bulgaria’s parliamentary budget committee will hold hearings of three ministers over the introduction of a 26% withholding tax on Greek business transactions originating in Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Ireland.

Politics » Domestic | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 1888

Tsatsarov Opposes Plans to Allow Prosecutors to Block Commercial Deals  

Any changes to Bulgaria's Code of Civil Procedure that would enable prosecutors to intervene in commercial deals are extremely dangerous, according to the country's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2015, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1179

Bulgaria's Specialised Anti-Corruption Unit Enters into Operation

Bulgaria's Specialised Anti-corruption Unit, which will tackle corruption among high level officials, entered into operation on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2015, Monday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1835

Bulgaria Ex-IntMin Tsvetanov Says He Is Not Afraid of Prosecution

''I am not aftaid that I can be prosecuted,'' stated former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov in a TV interview.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2015, Monday // 11:11 | Viewed: 1197

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Warns of Prosecuting Authority with Unchecked Power

Bulgaria’s prosecuting authority should not be granted overly-extensive powers to intervene in civil cases and should instead focus on boosting its efficiency on criminal cases, according to Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2015, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1098

Socialists Unify For Reindustrialization and Social Policy in Bulgaria

Reindustrialization and technological modernization of the country, as well as more strict social policies across the country were among the key points in the political declaration summarized by the deputy head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Yanaki Stoi

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2015, Sunday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1418

Fence along Bulgaria-Turkey Border to be Completed by End 2015, IntMin Bachvarova says

By the end of the year, the fence along the entire Bulgarian- Turkish border will become a reality.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2015, Sunday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgarian Socialist Party Holds Congress Prior to Local Elections

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will hold its 48th National Congress at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) on Sunday, starting at 10 am.

Politics » Domestic | April 5, 2015, Sunday // 10:55 | Viewed: 1209

Bulgaria PM 'Should Personally Take Over Anti-Corruption Body'

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Kuneva said on Friday she would put forward the candidacy of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as the head of the new anti-corruption agency due to be set up in the days to come.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1897

'Bulgarian SYRIZA' to Seek Running in Local Elections This Year

A Bulgarian lawmaker formed on Saturday movement called Bulgarian Spring which is said to be modeled after Greece's far-left SYRIZA party.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1940