Bulgaria’s surveillance laws breach European human rights convention-ECHR

Bulgaria violates the European Convention of Human Rights when it comes to secret surveillance and retention and accessing of communication data, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday. In a case brought by two Bulgarian lawyers and two rights protection non-profit organisations in 2012, an ECHR chamber found that Bulgarian legislation did not […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: TRT , Reuters




Data of ‘nearly all adults’ in Bulgaria stolen

According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised. Bulgarian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Among the stolen data were names, addresses and even some details of personal income, local media reported. The […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Sputnik , BBC




Bulgarian police force Turks to pay bribes to enter Turkey: EP Turkey rapporteur

Bulgarian border security officials have been forcing Turks living in Europe to give bribes while travelling by land through oppression, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said in a report submitted to the European Commission on Sept. 4. In the report, Piri said Bulgarian officials at the border were forcing Turks driving from Europe to Turkey to give […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Hurriyet Daily News



Bulgarian deputy minister quits over Nazi salute

A Bulgarian deputy minister whose ultra-nationalist party recently joined a coalition with the center-right resigned on Wednesday after a photo emerged of him doing a Nazi salute. The image, taken in 2008, shows Pavel Tenev raising his right arm in front of a soldier in a wax museum in Paris. The scandal broke after Bulgarian […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: The Times of Israel




Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public

On 30 September 2016, Bulgaria’s parliament has approved a nationwide law banning the wearing of face-covering veils from most public places. Under the new law, the garment will be banned in public institutions, schools, areas of administrative and public services. People who do not follow the ban face fines of up to 1,500 levs ($858) […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Al Jazeera