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Bulgaria's Stara Zagora Also Bans Wearing of Face-Covering Veils in Public Places

The municipal council of the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora banned on Thursday the wearing of accessories concealing the face and hampering recognition in public places.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 18:00 | Viewed: 3245

Bulgarian MPs Keep Provision Allowing Simultaneous Holding of Referendums, Elections

The Bulgarian parliament reversed its decision on one of the amendments to the Electoral Code it had adopted last week, which stipulated that referendums and elections should not be held simultaneously.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1955

Electoral Code: Bulgaria Eases Restrictions on Polling Stations Abroad

Bulgarian lawmakers have backtracked on a blanket ban on opening polling stations outside of Bulgaria's diplomatic missions to other countries.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 15:21 | Viewed: 2042

Bulgaria to Test Online Voting in 2018

Remote online voting will have its first experimental introduction starting 2018, Bulgarian lawmakers decided on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1895

Bulgaria’s Pazardzhik Bans Wearing Full-Face Veils in Public Places

Pazardzhik became the first Bulgarian city to ban the wearing of veils covering the face in public places, BNR public radio broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 20:29 | Viewed: 3429

Bulgaria's Govt Enables Granting of Statelessness Status

The Bulgarian government has approved draft amendments introducing a status of statelessness in the legislation.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1859

Bulgarian MPs Appoints New Members of Media Watchdog

Two members of the Council for Electronic Media (CEM), the broadcast media watchdog of Bulgaria, have been elected by Parliament, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1531

Bulgaria's Parliament OKs Resignation of MP over Public Tender Row

Lawmakers overwhelmingly backed the move of their colleague Irena Kotseva to leave Parliament after her name was involved in a public tender scandal.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1740

Man Detained in Protest over Bulgaria Election Rules

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry has confirmed that a man was arrested on Tuesday evening as a demonstration was ongoing against proposed amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 1827

Bulgaria's GERB Warns Compulsory Voting Will Be Challenged by Top Court

The governing coalition of Bulgaria must prepare for a challenge to the recent introduction fo compulsory voting from the Constitutional Court, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva said on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1674

Bulgaria MPs Pass Amended Rules on Clearing of Electoral Rolls

Bulgarian lawmakers changed late on Tuesday an earlier proposal under which voters who did not take part in an election would be deleted from electoral rolls.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 07:45 | Viewed: 1656

No Ban on Releasing Results of Opinion Polls during Election Campaigns, Bulgarian MPs Decide

Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected on Tuesday a proposed ban on the announcement of results of opinion polls during election campaign.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 21:56 | Viewed: 1510

Parliament Rejects Use of Languages other than Bulgarian in Election Campaigns  

Bulgaria’s Parliament turned down proposals to endorse the use of a language other than Bulgarian in election campaigns, BGNES reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 20:11 | Viewed: 3929

Bulgarian Parliament Leaves Unchanged Election Campaign Period

Bulgaria’s Parliament has rejected a proposed cut in the duration of election campaigns to 21 days from 30 after the draft change to election rules stirred protests from voters and opposition politicians.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 3731

Bulgaria Coalition Partners Agree to Reverse Some Changes to Election Rules

The leader of parties that form Bulgaria's government have backtracked on a set of amendments introduced to electoral legislation in the past days.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 13:37 | Viewed: 3713

Protests Due over Bulgaria's Election Rules as Talks Kick Off

Crunch talks have begun among Bulgaria's political leaders looking into options to amend draft electoral legislation following a public outcry both home and abroad.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 3931

Most Bulgarians Feel Pessimistic about Convicting Officials of Corruption - Poll

A new survey has shown that tolerance to corruption among Bulgarian citizens is very low but only one out of 10 believes it is very likely for an official to be convicted on corruption charges in the country, bTV reported on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2016, Monday // 21:54 | Viewed: 4320

Bulgaria’s PM Hints at Possible Revision of Controversial Changes to Electoral Code

GERB are inclined to revise the controversial changes to the Electoral Code that have provokedthe discontent of the people, the leader of the dominant party in Bulgaria’s governing coalition has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2016, Monday // 16:39 | Viewed: 3883

Management of Sofia's Public Transport Company Resigns

The management of the Sofia Urban Mobility Center, the municipal company operating the public transport in the Bulgarian capital, has submitted its resignation.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2016, Monday // 14:03 | Viewed: 4294

Mustafa Karadayi Elected Chair of Bulgaria's DPS

Bulgaria's third-largest, predominantly ethnic Turk DPS party has elected Mustafa Karadayi as its chairman, the party's press office has said.

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 18:07 | Viewed: 5268

Bulgarians in London, Brussels Protest Electoral Code Amendments

Bulgarians living in London and Brussels held on Saturday protests against the recent amendments to the Electoral Code which had been approved by parliament at second reading earlier during the week.

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 16:03 | Viewed: 4644