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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: 1893

'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: 1937

Massive Police Operation Taking Place in Bulgaria's Varna

A specialised police operation is taking place in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna on Friday, announced Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2015, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1605

Bulgarian Justice Minister Determined to Complete Judiciary Reform

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov expressed on Friday his readiness to complete the reform of the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | April 3, 2015, Friday // 09:55 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgarian Social Minister Announces New Policies, Appeals to Social Workers

Social Minister Kalfin comments on tensions and lack of integration of the Roma population in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 14:35 | Viewed: 4615

Bulgaria's ABV Party Tables Amendments to Referendum Legislation

One of the parties supporting Bulgaria's coalition government, left-wing ABV, tabled to Parliament amendments to the referendum legislation on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry to Dismiss 700 Prison System Staff

Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry plans to lay off around 700 officials of the Chief Directorate for the Execution of Sentences and judicial security staff and implement a restructuring of the Registry Agency, according to Deputy Justice Minister Petko Petkov.

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgaria’s Parliament Elects Teodora Tochkova Chief Judicial Inspector

Teodora Tochkova has been elected Chief Judicial Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1054

Bulgaria’s Parliament to Elect Chief Judicial Inspector

Bulgarian MPs will pick a new Chief Judicial Inspector at the Inspectorate of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 09:50 | Viewed: 978

Bulgaria’s Top Prosecutor to Be Able to Suspend Commercial Deals, Draft Says

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor or a deputy will be authorized to stop financial transactions or property deals for a period of 48 hours, according to a proposal for changes to the Criminal Procedure Code tabled by four parties.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1143

UNHCR Urges Bulgaria to Investigate Refugee Deaths at Border with Turkey

UNHCR expressed on Tuesday its concern on the prevention of refugees from entering the EU and called on Bulgaria to investigate the deaths of two Iraqis at the border with Turkey.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 1291

Bulgaria MPs Dismiss Opposition Demand to Review Sanctions on Russia

A majority of lawmakers has rejected for a third time in a row a proposal from the socialist opposition under which Sofia could try to prevent a further expansion of sanctions against Russia.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1339

MEP Claims to Have 'Co-organized' Bulgaria's Summer Protests in 2013

Nikolay Barekov, a Bulgarian MEP, said on Tuesday he organized anti-government street protests in the summer of 2013 alongside now ruling GERB party of PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 09:42 | Viewed: 1219

281 Illegal Migrants Detained at Border with Romania Since Start of 2015

Since the beginning of the new year, 281 migrants have been detained as they attempted to cross the Bulgaria-Romania border illegally.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 21:09 | Viewed: 1241

Bulgaria Unveils Plans to Increase Retirement Age, Pension Insurance Payments

The pension reform proposals made by the second term of office of PM Boiko Borisov was presented at a news conference Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1512

Road Infrastructure Agency Chief Decries Prolonged Underfunding

Lazar Lazarov, Chairman of the Management Board of Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA), has complained of the decades-long underfunding of the unit.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 3700

Bulgarian Deputy PM Kuneva Unveils Proposal for Unified Anti-Corruption Unit

The amended project for the strategy on prevention and countering corruption and organized crime s now completed.

Politics » Domestic | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 09:36 | Viewed: 1268

Delicacies to be Served in Bulgarian Government Planes

Up to BGN 48,000 including VAT will be paid by government planes on catering for a period of a year.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2015, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 981

Bulgaria Needs New Body to Fight Graft Among Politicians - Audit Office Chief

The newly appointed Chairman of Bulgaria’s National Audit Office Tsvetan Tsvetkov has backed a suggestion to set up a new body specifically charged with looking into the wealth of politicians.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1144

Bulgaria to Grant 10 000 People with Refugee Status by End of Year

The chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) Nikola Kazakov stated on Saturday that Bulgaria should grant over 10 000 people with refugee status by the end of the year.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 16:33 | Viewed: 3265

Bulgaria's Former PM Holds No Ambitions of Returning to BSP Leadership

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev holds no ambitions of returning to the leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 14:09 | Viewed: 1047