Slavi Trifonov

Bulgaria Coalition Partners Agree to Reverse Some Changes to Election Rules

The leader of parties that form Bulgaria's government have backtracked on a set of amendments introduced to electoral legislation in the past days.

Their decision has been announced after a meeting with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Parliament, hours before the beginning of a final vote on the Electoral Code.

Bulgarian TV Host Urges Presidential Veto on Electoral Code Amendments

Slavi Trifonov, a popular TV host, has called on President Rosen Plevneliev to veto the amendments to the country's Electoral Code.

Changes voted earlier this week made it possible to hold a referendum separately from an election scheduled for the same year. Prior to that, any referendum had to be held simultaneously with a vote if these were to take place in the same year.

Six-Point Referendum on Political System to be Held in Bulgaria in Summer

A referendum featuring six questions on the political system will be held in Bulgaria in the summer.

This became clear after the parliament adopted amendments to the Electoral Code on Thursday, which revoked a previous provision that had stipulated that if a referendum and elections are scheduled to take place within the same year, these should be held simultaneously.

Gabriela Yordanova Unveils Bulgaria's 2015 Junior Eurovision Entry

Twelve-year-old Bulgarian singer, Gabriela Yordanova, who will be representing Bulgaria at this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision after winning the national selection in September, officially presented her song on Sunday.

The song is entitled "Cvetat na Nadejdata" ("The Colour of Hope") and the lyrics were co-written by Gabriela and poet Ivaylo Valchev.

Grigor Dimitrov Tops List of 70 Most Popular Bulgarian Celebrities - Forbes Bulgaria

Bulgaria's top ranking male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov is the country's most popular celebrity for a second consecutive year according to the Bulgarian edition of Forbes magazine.

Forbes Bulgaria announced its list of the country's 70 most popular celebrities for a third consecutive year on Thursday.

Bulgarian Producers of Fruit, Vegetables Seek to Boost Cooperation with Hypermarkets

Bulgarian fruit and vegetable producers are increasingly interested in expanding cooperation with hypermarkets after the adoption of amendments to the Competition Protection Act, according to Slavi Trifonov, Chair of the National Union of Gardeners.

Only 15% of the goods sold at hypermarkets in Bulgaria are domestically produced, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.

Grigor Dimitrov Tops Forbes Bulgaria Celebrity List

Forbes Bulgaria has named top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov the biggest celebrity in Bulgaria, Tuesday.

Forbes has announced the 70 most outstanding personalities in the country taking into account how successful they are in their field, organizers explained. Media popularity and social networks presence are also of great importance, notes.