Sergei Stanishev

PM Boyko Borisov Is Most Mentioned Figure in Bulgarian Media in 2014

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is the most mentioned figure in Bulgarian media in 2014, shows the joint media monitoring of the foundations Media Democracy and Konrad Adenauer, released on Tuesday.

Borisov was mentioned 3908 times in eight leading Bulgarian media (4 daily newspapers and 4 TV stations) in 2014.

Bulgaria's Ruling Coalition Establishes Council for Development

Bulgaria's ruling coalition has merged parts of the executive and the legislature into a new body - the Council for development.

This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and Public Administration Rumyana Bachvarova in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) on Sunday.

Tsvetan Tsvetanov Blames 'Russian Interests' for Fall of Previous Borisov Government

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former interior minister and deputy PM in the first government of Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) claimed the events from the beginning of 2013 that led to the fall of the government were provoked by "certain Russian interests".

Parliament To Debate On Reintroduction of Progressive Personal Income Tax

Bulgaria's Parliament will discuss at first reading on Wednesday draft amendments to personal income tax law and the reintroduction of progressive tax.

The two different draft amendments - tabled by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the left-wing nationalists Ataka - were overruled last week by the interim parliamentary budget and finances committee.

Prosecution To Demand Stripping of Immunity of Siderov, Tsvetanov, Stanishev

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov will demand the stripping of the immunity of the Ataka leader Volen Siderov and the GERB deputy leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Tsatsarov told journalists.

He will also request the stripping of immunity of former Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev who is currently an MEP.

Pajtic on visit to China as member of PES delegation

BELGRADE - A delegation of the Party of European Socialists (PES), including leader of the Democratic Party (DS) and chairman of the executive council of the Serbian province of Vojvodina Bojan Pajtic, will be on a visit to China from September 1 to 5, where they will have talks with top officials of the country and the Communist Party of China.