Mon, May 20 2013
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
Amid an outcry over its refusal to back the release of communist-era secret service files, Fidesz comes up with a solution: another committee
Bulgarian parishioners request recall of Sofia church abbot for allegedly sowing discord between Russians and Bulgarians; demand for autonomy of Russian church in Bulgaria; controversy ahead of visit to Bulgaria by Russian Patriarch.
The dons with dossiers at Sofia University mostly were in the philosophy and Slavonic studies departments, while the head of the Faculty of Theology from 2004 to 2008 was a former State Security agent.
Position of church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, on the church leaders who spied for the communist state is still awaited.
Politicians like Boiko Borissov, Rossen Plevneliev and Kristalina Georgieva are as popular as ever, poll says, but public opinion about the church has plummeted.
Plan to expand categories of people to be checked for association with communist-era secret services.
Constitutional Court query on vital clause in law on disclosing former communist secret service collaborators
Churches in Sofia collecting cash, clothing to help those hard-hit by recent floods. In Bourgas, St Nicholas asked to intercede.
One of the reasons was the bad weather on January 31. Spies not coming in from the cold?
Metropolitan Nikolai holds a special service, attended by VIPs and more than 100 worshippers, in a counterstrike against intellectuals who criticised controversial changes to the interior of a historic church.
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.