Bulgaria's Ruling Party GERB to Amend over 20 Laws to Propel Reforms

Vladimir Toshev, MP from ruling center-right party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria), has underscored the need to amend over 20 laws to launch reforms.

In a Saturday interview for the Focus news agency, Toshev explained that the law regulating school and pre-school education had been adopted some 50 years ago and had to be replaced by a new one.

Deputy PM: Coalition Partners Have Retained Knee-Jerk Oppositional Reaction

Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has accused the coalition partners of center-right party GERB of acting like opposition parties.

Bachvarova, as cited by, insisted that the relations between the parties participating in the ruling coalition had not reached a critical point.

MEP Barekov Withdraws Support from His Group in Bulgarian Parliament

Nikolay Barekov, a Bulgarian MEP, is renouncing unconditional support for the parliamentary group which is centered around his own Bulgaria without Censorship party.

Barekov said in a press statement this week's votes in Parliament on the amendments to the Interior Ministry Act and the pension reform had prompted him to cause the move.

PM Boyko Borisov: New Gov't 'Restored Bulgaria's European Dignity'

The new Bulgarian government has succeeded in reinstating the country has a predictable partner, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

In a Saturday interview with Darik Radio he reminded of what he describes as "failures" of the previous elected cabinet, with "zero" achievements in terms of European funding and "any other aspect."

Parliament Passes Pension Insurance Changes amid Bitter Disputes

Bulgarian lawmakers have narrowly approved changes to the pension system comprising various aspects of pension insurance.

Legislative amendments were passed with the votes of the main ruling party Citizens for European Development in Bulgaria (GERB), the third-largest electoral force Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and part of Bulgarian Democratic Center (BDC) MPs.

Defendant in 2013 Illegal Ballot Papers Case May Become Advisor of PM Borisov

Rosen Zhelyazkov, the sole defendant in the case for the illegal ballot papers discovered on the eve of the early elections on May 12, 2013, is likely to return to a post at Bulgaria's Council of Ministers.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, as cited by the BGNES news agency, Zhelyazkov may work with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Bulgaria’s PM Appoints Feyzi Bekir Deputy Finance Minister

Feyzi Bekir has been appointed Deputy Finance Minister by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the proposal of Minister Vladislav Goranov.

Bekir is currently Deputy District Governor of Kardzhali.

His past work experience includes Director of a Kardzhali-based office of insurance company Euroins AD.