Bulgarian MPs Approve Amnesty of Religious Denominations' Debts

MPs on 8th of March voted to approve an amnesty of overdue liabilities incurred by religious denominations. The debt is to be written off through amendments to the Religious Faiths Act, which were approved at first reading by votes from GERB and MRF. United Patriots were against, reports BNT. 

GERB has Announced that it will Restore the Preferential Vote

Three days after the final adoption of the elected law amendments they have opted for, the government refused to change the rules for preferential voting and its intention to keep the current Central Electoral Commission (CEC) to hold MEPs' election despite its expiring term, reports Dnevnik. 

Parliament Set up a Committee of Inquiry for the Acquisition of Bulgarian Citizenship

Parliament established an Interim Commission of Inquiry to investigate all the facts, facts and circumstances regarding the allegations made in European and Bulgarian media about the scandalous bribery scheme for the acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship by foreign citizens.
About 161 MPs voted for, one was against, and four abstained.

Bulgarian Minister of Defence: Four Countries Fund Radical Islam in Bulgaria

"Four countries fund the manifestations of radical Islamism in Bulgaria. Target is the Roma population, ghettos in particular. " Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov said during his visit to Rousse. The recent case, with a Bulgarian citizen arrested and convicted in Austria, is proof of this in his view.

US Ambassador to Bulgaria Visited Headquarters of MRF Party

US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Eric Rubin, visited the headquarters of the ethnic Turkish party "Movement for Rights and Freedoms", the party's press office said on 20th of September.

Rubin spoke yesterday with MRF Honorary Chair Ahmed Dogan and Chairman Moustafa Karadyi. The three have discussed topical political issues and the development of bilateral relations.

Vote of no Confidence in Bulgarian Government Over Corruption Law to be Presented Today

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is putting a motion of no confidence in the government on corruption law today.

After a series of meetings with the Movement For Rights and Freedoms (DPS), it turned out that there were differences and the party would not vote with the Socialists.

Speaker of the National Assembly Dimitar Glavchev Resigned

The Speaker of the National Assembly Dimitar Glavchev resigned, according to Nova TV. 

"I have just put my resignation in the registry office of the National Assembly," said Glavchev from the Parliamentary Tribune.

This decision came after a half-hour meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Glavchev's Cabinet together with the leadership of the GERB parliamentary group.