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Two Armed Robberies Committed In Sofia Overnight

Two armed robberies were committed in Sofia overnight, report the Bulgarian-language media.

Air Algerie Plane Wreck Found In Mali

The wreckage of the Air Algerie airliner carrying 116 people that disappeared early on Thursday has been found in a semidesert area in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.

Bulgarian Parliament Approves Government Resignation

Lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oreshaski's resignation submitted on Wednesday evening.

Gov't 'Worked in Most Difficult Environment in Recent History' - PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister in resignation Plamen Oresharski made a statement in Parliament briefly before lawmakers approved his move to step down.

Over BGN 1 B Withdrawn From Bulgarian Banks In June

Deposits for over BGN 1 B have been withdrawn in June from Bulgarian banks, shows data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Opinions

Was DPS's Choice to Speed Up Government Resignation a Sacrifice?

"The DPS said to everyone that to be in power is not an end in itself, it's not a cliche," Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, said.

Poll

Should all deposits in Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) be guaranteed by the state?

» No-the law says: up to 100 000 Euro - 49.5 %

» Yes-the investors were victims of a fraud - 39.2 %

» No-everyone should bear their own risk - 9 %

» I can't say - 2.4 %

» Comments

Smiles

  • What's more dangerous?

    Nowadays in Bulgaria one would spend longer time in jail for speaking against the banks, than for robbing them.... read

In Pictures

A photo made available 24 July 2014 of a young man who appears to fly in the air while being backdropped by a dramatic constallation of clouds as he jumps from a tower at a public bathing beach into the Lake Ammersee, in Utting, Bavaria state, Germany

Young Indian women from the Khalsa College Public School wear traditional Punjabi attire and jewellery while singing and dancing during an event to celebrate the Teej festival in Amritsar, India

A German customs employee shows confiscated mugs with swastikas and pictures of Adolf Hitler at the airport in Duesseldorf

A Toy Poodle sits in a miniature car at the international pet fair `Interpets` at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition hall, in Tokyo

 

Photo Story

Shiny Happy People: The Smiling Outgoing Bulgarian Ministers

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Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin (right) and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during Lavrov's recent visit in Sofia

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The Government in Parliament on July 24 2014, shortly before its resignation was voted.

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Sports Minister Mariana Georgieva and her colleagues Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov (left) and Transport Minister Danail Papazov.

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Finance Minister Petar Chobanov.

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Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoinev and PM Plamen Oresharski in Parliament

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PM Plamen Oresharski and Culture Minister Petar Stoyanovich.

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PM Oresharski and Bulgaria's European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva

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PM Oresharski and Iskra Mihailova, former Minister of Environment and Waters, currently an MEP.

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Justice Minister and Minister of EU Funds Zinaida Zlatanova and Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski are sharing a laugh.

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Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev in Parliament.

Novinite.com went through the photo archives of the government of Plamen Oresharski whose resignation was passed by Parliament on July 24.

Its term, which lasted a little over a year, was probably a stressful time for the ministers, but they nevertheless shared a good laugh every now and then.

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