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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: 1726

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: 3732

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: 3502

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: 1596

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: 2131

Bulgaria's Socialist Opposition to Seek No Confidence Vote

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s leader Mihail Mikov said on Saturday the socialists moght propose to other parties in Parliament a motion of no confidence against the government of Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 09:45 | Viewed: 2253

Migrants Increasingly Desert Refugee Camp in Bulgaria's Harmanli

Migrants have increasingly deserted the centre for the accommodation of refugees located in the Bulgarian town of Harmanli.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2015, Saturday // 16:35 | Viewed: 4126

Bulgarian President Calls for 2016 to be Year of Stability, Reforms

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called for 2016 to be a year of stability and reforms.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2015, Saturday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2289

MPs Approve Ekaterina Zaharieva as Bulgaria's New Justice Minister

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Friday the nomination of Ekaterina Zaharieva as the country's new justice minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2015, Friday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1875

Bulgarian Parliament to Vote on Appointment of New Justice Minister

The Bulgarian parliament will vote on Friday on the appointment of Ekaterina Zaharieva, who has been nominated as the country's new justice minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 18, 2015, Friday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgarian PM Warns against 'Costly' Early Elections

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has warned it would take BGN 40-50 M (EUR 20-25 M) to hold new snap elections.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 18:39 | Viewed: 1584

Justice Minister Nominee Meets with Parties of Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition

The candidate for Bulgaria's new justice minister, Ekaterina Zaharieva, started on Thursday talks with the parliamentary groups supporting the coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1432

Bulgaria Police, NYPD to Expand Anti-crime Cooperation

Bulgaria and New York City police will beef up cooperation in preventing and combating cross-border crime, the Bulgarian government has said.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 15:54 | Viewed: 4410

Bulgaria Govt Mulls Ban on Flavored Cigarettes, Health Warnings on Packs

The Bulgarian government has announced it will submit to Parliament amendments to tobacco legislation that will ban the sale of tobacco products "with specific flavor and aroma qualities" that mislead consumers.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1458

Bulgaria's GERB 'Doesn't Need a Complicated Govt Partner'

Main ruling GERB party's Deputy Chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov warned on Wednesday his political organization does not need a complicated partner that would raise tensions in government.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1287

Bulgaria's PM Proposes President's Chief of Staff as Next Justice Minister

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has put forward the candidacy of Ekaterina Zaharieva, the President's Chief of Staff, as a successor to the outgoing Justice Minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 11:11 | Viewed: 1929

Bulgarian Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments at Third Reading

Bulgarian Parliament approved at third reading on Wednesday the amendments to the constitution concerning the reform of the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1587

Bulgarian President's Chief of Staff 'to Take Over as Justice Minister'

Ekaterina Zaharieva, Chief of Staff to the President of Bulgaria, will be the next Justice Minister, a member of junior coalition partner Reformist Bloc said on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 08:42 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgarian MPs to Vote on Constitutional Changes

Lawmakers are set to hold a third and final vote on Monday on constitutional changes that will pave the way for judicial reform.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1153

Directorate of Bulgaria's IntMin Calls for Being Granted More Investigative Powers

The Chief Directorate Combating Organised Crime (GDBOP) will insist on being granted more investigative powers in order to be able to deal more successfully in the areas of its work.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1151

Bulgaria's Junior Govt Partner Wants to Renegotiate Coalition Agreement

Junior coalition partner Reformist Bloc (RB) has announced it wants to negotiate an update of the coalition agreement it sealed with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's GERB party last year.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 13:02 | Viewed: 1569