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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: 1758

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: 2145

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: 2030

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: 3520

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: 3270

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: 2582

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: 3714

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: 1392

Key Ex DPS Official Says 'Possible' to Work with Expelled Party Leader

Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s co-founder Kasim Dal has said he doesn't rule out cooperation with Lyutvi Mestan, who was removed as DPS leader and expelled from the party last week.

Politics » Domestic | December 28, 2015, Monday // 08:27 | Viewed: 3751

Regional Leader of DPS in Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Quits Party

The splits within the second largest opposition party in Bulgaria, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), continue as its regional leader in Kardzhali, Bahri Yumer, announced on Saturday that he is both resigning his office and leaving the party.

Politics » Domestic | December 27, 2015, Sunday // 11:35 | Viewed: 3076

Three MPs of Bulgaria's DPS Quitting Party Group

Three lawmakers from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) have said they are leaving the party's group in Parliament to become independent.

Politics » Domestic | December 26, 2015, Saturday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1759

Ex-Head of Bulgaria's DPS Says His Expulsion 'Not Widely Supported'

Lyutvi Mestan, who was expelled as leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party this week, said Saturday he couldn't accept the way he was removed.

Politics » Domestic | December 26, 2015, Saturday // 13:55 | Viewed: 3330

Tensions in Bulgaria's Ethnic Turk Party over Revival Process Commemorations

Both the current leadership of predominantly ethnic Turk Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party and its expelled chair Lyutvi Mestan are attending a second day of commemorations of the tragic events for Bulgaria's Turkish minority in Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | December 26, 2015, Saturday // 11:01 | Viewed: 2395

Bulgaria's DPS Party Expels Chairman Lyutvi Mestan

Lyutvi Mestan has been dismissed as chairman of Bulgaria’s DPS party, bTV reported on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | December 24, 2015, Thursday // 16:28 | Viewed: 3499

Bulgaria’s DPS Party Chairman Mestan Says He Doesn’t Plan to Resign

Bulgaria's DPS party chairman Lyutvi Mestan has said he doesn’t plan to resign and no one has asked him to.

Politics » Domestic | December 24, 2015, Thursday // 14:12 | Viewed: 1698

Bulgaria’s DPS to Meet to Decide on Mestan's Fate as Party Leader - bTV

The Movement for Rights and Feedoms (DPS) is expected to decide on Thursday whether Lyutvi Mestan will remain leader of the second-largest opposition party in Bulgaria’s current parliament, bTV has reported.

Politics » Domestic | December 24, 2015, Thursday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1728

Tensions Appear in Bulgaria's Opposition DPS Party as Founder Criticises Leadership

Tensions seem to have started to appear within the second largest opposition party in Bulgaria - the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) as its founder and honorary chairperson, Ahmed Dogan, criticised the party's leadership over its stance on the down

Politics » Domestic | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 13:18 | Viewed: 3733

Migrant Fights Disturb Daily Life in Sofia Neighbourhood

Daily scandals between migrants often growing into massive fights disturb the everyday life of residents of the Ovcha kupel neighbourhood in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2015, Tuesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 3507

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Announces Plans to Overhaul Institution Next Year

National Ombudsman Maya Manolova, who assumed office in the autumn, has said she is planning to carry out a thorough reform at her institution in the next year.

Politics » Domestic | December 21, 2015, Monday // 17:09 | Viewed: 1597

Bulgaria's New Justice Minister Vows to Seek Dialogue with All Parties

Bulgarian Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva on Sunday asserted she will help carry through the judicial reform despite Parliament's decision to reject sections of it earlier in December.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2132