Thu, May 23 2013
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
Act was not accepted until serious concessions were made.
Party follows ministerial line on major points.
Not two, but 10 hours would be necessary to provide the Interior Ministry with requested mobile communication data, mobile operators said.
After months of sustained criticism, the Interior Ministry appears to be slowly retreating on amendments that passed Parliament in first reading in late December 2009. The move was 99 per cent certain, Bulgarian daily Dnevnik quoted unnamed politicians as saying.
'As a citizen, I would not mind others reading my email, as long as the safety of my family and myself is guaranteed,' Speaker of Parliament Tsetska Tsacheva told journalists.
For the first time, Interior Minister Tsvetanov said the Interior Ministry might agree to drop its demand for permanent, real time access to communication data in amendments to the Electronic Communications Act.
The Interior Ministry was ready to accept far-reaching compromises on its proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Act, but not right now.
Will the Interior Ministry get its eavesdropping amendments through before the end of the holidays?
A closed-doors 40-minute meeting was all the Interior Ministry needed to get a proposal that would increase the powers of the police to access communication data through the parliamentary committee on internal security.
New law grants Interior Ministry greater snooping powers as privacy advocates protest
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.