In a shocking incident in Germany, a Bulgarian woman lost her life as she was shot by her ex-partner inside a busy supermarket. The tragic event unfolded in Rhine-Main on Monday evening
Interior Minister Denies Allegations in Human Rights Watch Report
Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev said he was surprised by the claims in the Human Rights Watch report on the country's immigration policies.
The report, which will be officially released next week claims that the Bulgarian border police was forcefully pushing back into Turkish territory asylum seeker and was beating and abusing them.
This, according to Human Rights Watch was being done on a regular basis and there were documented 44 such cases since November 2013.
Interior Minister Yovchev, however, denied the allegations, and labeled them “blatant lies”, which can be easily verified. As an example he said Bulgaria's border police is not carrying weapons with butts, hence it cannot beat the asylum seekers with butts, as per the claims in the report. Yovchev said the police does not carry tasers, so it cannot use them on asylum seekers.
“The larger part of the border is equipped with CCTV cameras and everything that is happening there is observed and recorded,” Yovchev said. “The footage can be checked and I can guarantee that there is no violence.”
We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!
In a sudden turn of events, the parliamentary group of GERB has decided to retract its proposed draft law aimed at abolishing indefinite identity cards, as observed on the website of the National Assembly
Despite efforts to curb pollution in Sofia's city center, not a single fine has been issued to vehicles violating the ban on entering the designated low-emission zone
The inspection in “Pirogov” conducted by the Agency for State Financial Inspection (ASFI), initiated by the Bulgarian Minister of Health
The young Bulgarian actress Margarita Stoykova was honored with an award for emerging star at the Berlinale Film Festival.
The Bulgarian Parliament has voted to amend citizenship laws, making proficiency in the Bulgarian language a prerequisite for obtaining citizenship