Sergey Stanishev

thumbnailBulgarians await formation of a new government
2013-05-14As expected, Sunday's early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria failed to produce a clear winner.
thumbnailWiretapping scandal hijacks election campaign in Bulgaria
2013-05-10The focus of the early parliamentary elections has been overshadowed by a recent wiretapping case.
thumbnailRegion tackles high electric bills
2013-02-25Protests in Bulgaria and Kosovo have led to a review of billing practices and overcharging.
thumbnailBelene issue goes back to parliament
2013-01-29Slightly more than 20 percent of Bulgarian voters participated in Sunday's national referendum on building a new nuclear power plant in the country.
thumbnailBulgarian ethnic Turkish party pushes for international probe
2013-01-22Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party has called for an international investigation into a failed attack its founder on Saturday.
thumbnailBulgarian socialists push for Belene referendum
2012-08-09Nearly 800,000 Bulgarians have signed a petition by the opposition Socialist Party calling for a national referendum on the Belene nuclear plant project.
thumbnailConservative wins Bulgarian presidential run-off
2011-10-31Rosen Plevneliev's victory in Sunday's presidential election runoff in Bulgaria allows the ruling conservative party GERB to tighten its grip on power, less than two years before the country's next regular parliamentary vote.
thumbnailWeekend of discontent in Bulgaria
2011-03-28Crisis-hit Bulgaria witnessed a nationwide protest against soaring fuel prices Sunday.
thumbnailGerman investor could join Belene project
2010-10-25Bulgaria says the long-delayed construction project will receive fresh momentum.
thumbnailBulgaria to get 'mafia court'
2010-05-27Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov suggests establishing a specialised court to handle cases involving organised crime and corruption. The idea has prompted mixed reactions.
thumbnailBulgaria's Jeleva satisfied with EC portfolio
2009-12-03Bulgarian Foreign Minister Rumiana Jeleva was named last week as the EU commissioner-designate for international co-operation, humanitarian aid and crisis response. Socialists say Sofia was given one of the European Commission's most insignificant portfolios.
Bulgaria's prosecutor general wants Stanishev's immunity lifted
2009-11-04SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Prosecutor General Boris Velchev on Tuesday (November 3rd) filed an official request, asking that former Prime Minister Sergey Sta...
Security agency report causes scandal in Bulgaria
2009-10-26SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A year-old report by the National Security Agency, on the influence of criminal organisations within certain ministries and state...
Stanishev wins re-election as BSP chairman
2009-10-19SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev won re-election Sunday (October 18th) as chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), g...
Former BSP ministers in Bulgaria reject amnesty
2009-09-28SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Members of the previous cabinet led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), including former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, anno...
thumbnailBulgaria charges former cabinet members with abuse of power
2009-09-08Two members of Bulgaria's former Socialist-led government are formally indicted.
Bulgaria's Stanishev remains BSP leader
2009-07-20SOFIA Bulgaria -- The national council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) decided on Saturday (July 18th) to keep outgoing Prime Minister Sergey...
Bulgaria's outgoing government makes last-minute appointments
2009-07-10SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The lame duck government went ahead and named political appointees to various diplomatic posts Thursday (July 9th), despite a warn...
Election campaign kicks off in Bulgaria
2009-06-15SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Campaigning for the July 5th parliamentary elections in Bulgaria officially kicked off on Sunday (June 14th). Political parties an...
thumbnailOpposition, small parties reap rewards at poll
2009-06-09Balkan voters gave a thumbs-down to ruling parties in an election marred by record-low turnout.
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