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Bulgaria Socialists Willing to Run Together with Left-Wingers in Presidential Vote

A majority of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) members are keen on a joint presidential candidacy with ABV, a splinter-off party of Georgi Parvanov who is a former BSP leader, an internal referendum has shown.

Politics » Domestic | July 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 4081

Bulgaria's President: Energy Sector Worst Affected by Corruption

It is the energy sector where the "conspiracy" between foreign interests and criminal schemes of Bulgarian business circles is most visible, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 16:33 | Viewed: 2327

Brexit Can Speed Up EU Initiatives - PES Leader

Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergey Stanishev on Sunday said Europe will be able to go forward with some integration initiatives more confidently than before as the UK is to leave the European Union.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2016, Monday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2630

Bulgaria 'Faces Some Terror Risk' after Istanbul Attack

There is some risk of a terror attack in Bulgaria following the events in Istanbul and it applies to all EU member states, the head of Parliament's internal affairs committee has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2177

Turkey Readmitted 3% of Migrants from Bulgaria in June

Turkey has only granted a small number of all requests from Bulgarian authorities to take back migrants who crossed the common border over the last month, Bulgarian official estimates show.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2783

GERB Presidential Candidate 'Has Strong Ties to Party'

The deputy head of Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has said its nominee for the forthcoming presidential elections is a member of the party and has "strong ties" to it.

Politics » Domestic | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1955

Bulgarian President Denies Speculation He Will Found Political Party

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said that he won’t found or join a political party after he steps down after the presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | July 2, 2016, Saturday // 11:25 | Viewed: 2758

Bulgaria Heightens Security at Transport Hubs Despite Lack of Direct Terrorist Threat

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Thursday that security measures at airports and transport hubs in Bulgaria have been heightened as these places pose the main risk of becoming the target of terrorist attacks.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2016, Friday // 10:46 | Viewed: 7894

Bulgaria MPs Pass Revised Anti-Corruption Bill

Bulgarian lawmakers have overwhelmingly adopted draft legislation that aims at fighting high-level graft, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2981

Bulgarian IntMin: Most Powerful Weapon in Countering Terrorism Is Information

According to Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, the threat of terrorist attacks has become a thing of everyday life and the most powerful weapon in countering terrorism is information and the ability to use it.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1675

Bulgaria MPs to Debate on Anti-Corruption Bill

Parliament is set to hold a debate on the latest version of a bill aimed at cracking down on graft.

Politics » Domestic | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 09:41 | Viewed: 2326

Bulgaria's Legal Affairs Committee Rejects Fuel Price Referendum

The Legal Affairs Committee with Bulgaria's Parliament has turned down a five-point referendum proposal on fuel prices, pharmacies, and Bulgaria's political system.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 20:51 | Viewed: 1565

Bulgaria Ex-Justice Min Heads Bulgaria's Top Training Body in Judiciary

Miglena Tacheva, a former Justice Minister, has taken over as head of the National Institute of Justice, Bulgaria's main body providing training opportunities for those working in the judicial system.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 1447

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Changes to Judicial System Act at First Reading

The Bulgarian parliament adopted at first reading on Wednesday the changes to the Judicial System Act.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 2307

Heads of Bulgaria's Security Agencies to Report in Aftermath of Istanbul Airport Attack

The heads of the Bulgarian intelligence agencies and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova will be subject to extraordinary hearing in parliament in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport which claimed the lives of at least

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1589

Yulia Nenkova to Head Bulgaria’s Anti-Trust Regulator

Bulgaria’s Parliament on Wednesday elected Yulia Nenkova as head of the country’s anti-trust body, the Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK).

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1543

Bulgarian Parliament Condemns Terror Attack at Istanbul Airport

Bulgarian MPs held a minute's silence on Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attack in Istanbul.

Politics » Domestic | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 2203

Bulgarian Ex-President's Party 'Agrees to Interact' with United Russia

ABV, the party of Bulgarian President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov, signed an agreement to work with United Russia at the latter party's congress in Moscow, ABV has said.

Politics » Domestic | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Heads to Moscow for Ruling Party Congress

Korneliya Ninova, the recently elected leader of the socialist opposition in Bulgaria, begins a two-day visit to Moscow on Sunday, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s press office says.

Politics » Domestic | June 26, 2016, Sunday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2648

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Calls for EU In/Out Referendum after Brexit

Nationalist leader Volen Siderov on Friday urged Bulgarian authorities to consider a referendum on the country's EU membership.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 11:52 | Viewed: 4021

Bulgaria's Rivaling Socialist Parties to Attend United Russia Congress

Leaders of both rivaling socialist parties of Bulgaria have been invited to attend the congress of United Russia that kicks off Sunday, the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Politics » Domestic | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1952