Parliament of Singapore

ND says will not accept 'fast track' process for Prespes deal vote

Conservative New Democracy sources said on Monday that the party would not permit any effort by the leftist government to "fast track" a debate and vote on the contentious Prespes name deal.

ND will fight to make it known that the Prespes agreement is harmful, party sources said.

Prespes name deal to go before Parliament's foreign affairs committee

The contentious Prespes name deal is to go before Parliament's foreign affairs committee at  5 p.m. on Monday for debate.

It remains unclear how many sessions the committee will require to examine the deal before forwarding it to the House's plenary for a vote.

Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis indicated last week that the deal will go to a vote by the end of this week.

Bulgarian PM Borisov Spoke by Phone with EP President Tajani over Mobility Package

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke by telephone with EP President Antonio Tajani concerning the Mobility Package. He insisted that the voting be left to the next European Parliament, the government press office said on 11th of January, reports BNT.

Bulgarian Government will Propose to Extend Term for Fuel Law Entry into Force to July 1

The Council of Ministers will propose to the Parliament to extend to July 1 the term for the fuel law entry into force. Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov made the announcement at a briefing in the Council of Ministers, Focus News Agency reports.

Bulgarian MPs went into Recess until January 10

The MPs went into recess, a Focus News Agency reporter said. According to the rules, each year the Parliament is in recess from December 22 to January 10. In their last working week this year, the lawmakers closed the ministry for the Bulgarian presidency and passed amendments to the anti-corruption law and the law on air quality.

Same bad practices

Over the past couple of days we have witnessed fresh efforts by the government to push as many legislative amendments as possible through Parliament in the smallest time possible in order to "tie up" loose ends.

The government does this repeatedly - each time arguing that it is a one-off exception to the rules - triggering the ire of opposition parties.  

FYROM parliament vote on final amendments seen on Jan 15

A vote by lawmakers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the final amendments to revise the constitution in accordance with the Prespes accord signed with Greece is expected to be held on January 15, House speaker Talat Xhaferi said Monday.

He said that the parliamentary committees tasked with reviewing the final amendments will convene as of December 17.