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Striking Bulgarian Coal Miners End Protest over Delayed Pay

Striking Bulgarian coal miners at the Cherno More mine have ended their protest on Wednesday afternoon after receiving assurance they will get their delayed salaries.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1230

Striking Burgas Miners 'to Get Salaries'

Workers at the Cherno More mine, based in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, will get their October salaries as well as advanced payment for November, a major trade union says.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1279

Bulgarian Government to Decide on Minimum Wage, Judicial Reform

The increase of the minimum wage to BGN 380 is expected to be approved at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 09:48 | Viewed: 643

Bulgarian MPs Adopt Heavy Penalties for Social Insurance Infringers

Members of the Budget Committee in Bulgaria's Parliament voted in favour of amendments to the Penal Code which provide for heavy penalties for concealed evasion of social insurance contributions.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:51 | Viewed: 1006

Bulgaria's Opposition Nibbles at Demands of Mass Resignation in Judiciary

Calls on the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) to step down will not solve problems in the judiciary, the leader of Bulgaria's biggest opposition party has warned.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 759

President Plevneliev Says Judicial Reform 'Top Priority' Next Year

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has stressed the need of various reforms in 2015, that in the judiciary being "the most important, the most pressing".

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 749

Bulgaria’s Security Agency Opposes Restructuring Proposal of Govt

The governing body of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) has opposed the plans of the government to amend the DANS Act.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2014, Monday // 13:22 | Viewed: 901

KTB 'Deliberately Attacked by Previous Gov't' - Bulgaria PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has accused his last elected predecessor Plamen Oresharski and the then-FM Petar Chobanov of plotting a scenario to destroy Corporate Commercial bank (KTB).

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2014, Monday // 09:53 | Viewed: 1501

Government, Trade Unions Freeze Pension Reform, Retirement Age in 2015

The Bulgarian government and trade unions agreed that there will not be an increase of the retirement age in 2015, while a long-term solution to the components of the pension reform should be reached until March 31 next year.

Politics » Domestic | December 14, 2014, Sunday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1571

Trade Union Protest Warns against Budget Reform, Pension Cuts

Thousands of people took to the streets on Thursday to protest the government's plans for budget cuts, the new pension reform and the situation in the energy sector.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 19:51 | Viewed: 859

Second Borisov Cabinet Begins its Term with 26 % Public Confidence – Gallup

The second Cabinet of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov begins its work with 26 % of Bulgarians expressing confidence in it, according to a recent public opinion poll.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1099

EU Funding Accounts for 50% of Sofia’s 2015 Budget

Sofia’s budget for 2015 totals BGN 1.4 B with a capital program of BGN 700 M, according to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 12:18 | Viewed: 874

Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry to Restore Economic Growth Council

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Economy will restore the Council on Economic Growth which is used to discuss urgent matters with representatives of the business sector, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 09:28 | Viewed: 694

Bulgarian Trade Union Stages Protest over Retirement Age, Low Incomes

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria is to stage a protest against the increase in the retirement age and the income freeze.

Politics » Domestic | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 08:25 | Viewed: 831

Bulgarian Deputy PM to Head E-Governance Council

The Electronic Governance Council, which should coordinate the introduction of digital administration in Bulgaria, will be headed by the Deputy Prime Minister on coalition policy and state administration Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 673

Judges Demand Resignation of Sofia City Court Head

Fifteen judges have insisted that Vladimira Yaneva, Chair of the Sofia City Court, and her deputies step down.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 869

Excessive Deficit Penalty for Bulgaria is Unlikely – Budget Committee Head

Menda Stoyanova, Chair of the parliamentary budget committee, has suggested that Bulgaria is unlikely to be penalized by the European Commission over the budget deficit exceeding 3% as it is a one-off case.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 656

Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Committee to Stop Reviewing Anonymous Signals

The Parliament’s Committee on corruption, conflicts of interest and parliamentary ethics will stop reviewing anonymous tip-offs, according to Valentin Nikolov, chair of the entity.

Politics » Domestic | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 600

Bulgaria's DPS Calls on Health Min to Resign over 'Roma Neighborhoods'

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has demanded that Health Minister Petar Moskov step down.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2014, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1191

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry to Halve Investments in Infrastructure in 2015

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry plans to halve investment in infrastructure in 2015 to a rate of around BGN 2 B, according to Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 928

Slavi Binev Resigns As Head Of Culture And Media Parliamentary Committee

Slavi Binev, MP of the Patriotic Front, resigned from his position as head of the Parliamentary Committee For Culture And Media.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2014, Monday // 17:09 | Viewed: 931