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  • Peevski and Karadayi Give Up European Parliament Seats

    May 29 (BTA) - Controversial politician and businessman Delyan Peevski is giving up his seat in the new European Parliament, which he won as a candidate of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in Sunday's European elections, MRF leader Mustafa Karadayi told journali...

  • Vice President Iotova Discusses Problems Facing EU with Hessian Minister of European and Federal Affairs Puttrich

    May 28 (BTA) - Vice President Iliana Iotova and Hessen's Minister of European and Federal Affairs Lucia Puttrich discussed the challenges facing the EU and the results of the European Parliament election, the President's Press Secretariat reported Tuesday. "We discuss...

  • Bulgartransgaz Selects New Contractor for Gas Pipeline between Provadia and Serbian Border

    May 28 (BTA) - Bulgartransgaz EAD has selected a new contractor for the construction of the gas pipeline between Provadia (Northeastern Bulgaria) and the border with Serbia, Bulgartransgaz Executive Director Vladimir Malinov told journalists on Tuesday. The pipeline will...

  • Socialist Leader Resigns after Loss of European Elections

    May 28 (BTA) - Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Chair Kornelia Ninova submitted her resignation to the BSP's policy-making National Council on Tuesday, participants in a National Council meeting said. Ninova called for a snap congress of the party to launch a procedure for the ele...

  • No Cyber Attacks Occurred during the Bulgarian Elections for EU Parliament

    May 28 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said Tuesday that there have been no cyber attacks during the Bulgarian elections for EU Parliament. He noted that elections security was well organized. Marinov participated in the opening of a roundtable on "Cyber Security Challen...

  • Some 4% of Bulgarians in Temp Jobs in 2018 - Eurostat

    May 28 (BTA) - At 4 per cent, Bulgaria had the EU's fifth lowest share of temporary employment in 2018, Eurostat data show.The EU average for temporary employees aged 15-64 was 14.1 per cent of the total number of employees in this age group.

  • Opposition BSP Leader Comments European Election Performance, Suggests Formation Should Elect New Leader

    May 27 (BTA) - The leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Kornelia Ninova, has suggested to the party that after the Socialists' poor performance in the May 26 European Parliament (EP) elections, BSP should start a procedure for electing a new chairperson. Nino...

  • PM Borissov Comments on Election Results

    May 27 (BTA) - Approached by journalists here on Monday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that what comes after Sunday's European Parliament elections is "daily work, work and more work so that we can leave what we have done to the next generations."

  • Democratic Bulgaria Leads оn Votes Cast Abroad in European Elections

    May 27 (BTA) - As at Monday noon, based on 100 per cent of the tally sheets of the district election commissions abroad, Democratic Bulgaria leads with 28.76 per cent of the votes cast in the European elections, followed by GERB with 22.16 per cent and the Bulgarian Soci...

  • President Radev: European Elections Cannot Serve as Exoneration for Corruption Scandals

    May 27 (BTA) - Commenting on Sunday's European Parliament elections in Bulgaria, President Rumen Radev Monday said that the record-low voter turnout is a slap in the political class' face and a sign that Bulgaria is receding further and further from Europe and its process...

  • Cabinet Fixes Party Subsidy at 11 Leva per Valid Vote Won at Latest Parliamentary Elections

    May 27 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers has approved a decision on a bill amending the Political Parties Act which lays down precise rules for the calculation and allocation of the state subsidy paid to parties, the government's information service said. After passage, th...

  • President Vetoes Revisions to State Property Act

    May 27 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev vetoed the revisions to the State Property Act, his press service said on Monday. On May 15, Parliament passed conclusively revisions to the State Property Act streamlining the procedure for expropriation of private immovables for sta...

  • GERB Wins European Elections with 30.77% of Votes after 75% of Ballots Counted

    May 27 (BTA) - The ruling GERB party garnered 30.62 per cent, BSP for Bulgaria 24.59 per cent, and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms 13.73 per cent of the votes in Sunday's European Parliament elections in Bulgaria, the Central Election Commission reported after 74.92 per ...

  • Parallel Tabulations: Ruling GERB Wins European Elections by Landslide

    Parallel vote tabulations give the ruling GERB party a landslide victory in the European elections on Sunday and three or four more parties will have seats. Following are preliminary results of the elections, based on 100 per cent parallel vote tabulations carried out by sociolog...

  • Small Airplane Crashes near Ihtiman, Killing Two on Board

    May 26 (BTA) - A small airplane has crashed near the western town of Ihtiman, killing the pilot and a female passenger, the Interior Ministry reported Sunday. The crash was reported shortly after 11:00 am. The plane departed from the Chernevo flying field (near Ihtima...

  • CEC Reports on Problems during Election Day

    May 26 (BTA) - Addressing journalists here after the start of Sunday's European Parliament elections, Central Election Commission (CEC) member and Spokesperson Alexander Andreev said that machine voting has been cancelled in voting section 18 in the western city of Pernik...

  • Bulgarian Politicians Make Statements while Casting Ballots in EP Elections

    May 26 (BTA) - Bulgarian politicians and party leaders made statements in front of journalists while casting their ballots in the European Parliament (EP) elections on Sunday. President Rumen Radev President Rumen Radev said Bulgaria's future, freedom, security a...

  • Pope Francis to Bulgarian National Assembly Chair: "Be Ambassadors of Peace"

    May 24 (BTA Special Correspondent Nelly Zheleva) - On Friday, Pope Francis addressed Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva with the words "be ambassadors to peace" during his audience in the Vatican with the Bulgarian delegation, led by Karayancheva. Withi...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Confers with Bavarian PM Soeder

    May 24 (BTA) - Bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Germany are excellent and of strategic importance, and relations with Bavaria are the most active and dynamically developing among the German federal states, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here Friday d...

  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Confers with UNESCO Director-General

    May 24 (BTA) - Bulgaria will prioritize education in the draft of the National Development Programme 2030, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during his meeting with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Friday, quoted by the Council of Ministers in a press ...