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Finnish Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The Finnish Parliament has approved a bill allowing same-sex marriage, reports the Yle public broadcaster.

World » EU | 57 minutes ago

Head of Lukoil Romania Refinery Charged with Tax Evasion, Money Laundering

Andrey Bogdanov, Petrotel Lukoil's chief executive, has been charged with tax evasion and money laundering worth an estimated EUR 230 M.

World » Southeast Europe | 1 hour ago

EU Commission 'Approves Bulgaria's Human Resources Program'

The European Commission has given the thumbs up on a BGN 2.135 B operational program for Bulgaria, allocating the sum between 2014 an 2020, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 1 hour ago

Bulgaria's 2015 Draft Budget Is Meagrer Than in 2010 - Experts

The economist Mika Zaykova said that the 2015 draft budget was not only a meagre pizza, but a hole in the pizza box.

Business » Finance | 1 hour ago

Bulgaria MPs' Appointments to Permanent Committees Get Mixed Reception

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament have set up all Permanent Committees, amid controversy over how seats are allocated.

Politics » Domestic | 1 hour ago

Competition Watchdog Fines Online Retailer For “Black Friday” Promotion

Bulgaria's Competition Protection Commission (CPC) fined BGN 551 000 the Romanian company Dante International SA, owner of the emag.

Business | 2 hours ago

PM Borisov Calls Emergency Cabinet Meeting on Monday

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told lawmakers on Friday he was calling in an extraordinary government session next week over the country's preparedness for new flash floods in the spring.

Politics » Domestic | 2 hours ago

Russian Navy Ships Conduct Drills In English Channel

Warships from Russia's Northern Fleet entered the English Channel to hold drills, reports RIA Novosti, quoting the Russian Navy press office.

World » Russia | 2 hours ago

Bulgaria's New Fighter Jets Should Be Included in 2016 Budget - ex-Chief of Defense

Bulgaria should consider introducing costs for new fighters into the state budget for 2016, Miho Mihov, presently head of Parliament's Defense Committee Miho Mihov has said.

Politics » Defense | 2 hours ago

Forest Guard Discover Dead Immigrant Near Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Forest guards discovered the dead body of an immigrant near the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the Malko Tarnovo region, reports the Burgas police.

Society | 3 hours ago

Bulgaria's GERB Has No Plan B in Case Patriots Withdraw Support

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB has not considered an alternative plan in case the Patriotic Front (PF) withdraws its support for the coalition government.

Politics » Domestic | 3 hours ago

Bulgaria's DPS Expels 2 MPs over Use of Preference Vote

Two lawmakers have been expelled from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS)'s group in Parliament for having availed of the preferential vote during the October 5 yearly elections.

Politics » Domestic | 3 hours ago

Court to Sit on Pazardzhik 'Radical' Imam's Detention

The district court of Pazarzdhik is to decide on Friday whether Muslim spiritual leader Ahmed Musa Ahmed should remain in custody.

Crime | 4 hours ago

Bulgaria’s 2015 Budget Falls Short of Promised Reforms – Industrial Association Chair

Bulgaria’s 2015 draft budget is not a budget of reform, according to Bozhidar Danev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA).

Business | 5 hours ago

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to Meet Bulgaria President, PM

EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva is due to hold talks with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 5 hours ago

Pope Francis To Arrive in Turkey on 3-Day Official Visit

Pope Francis will arrive in Turkey on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

World | 6 hours ago

Banks Refuse Loan to Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz Twice in 6 Months

For a second time in 6 months, banks have refused to provide a loan to Bulgaria’s state-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz.

Business » Energy | 7 hours ago

Rumen Porozhanov Elected CEO of Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture

The Management Board of Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture (SFA) has dismissed the CEO Lozana Vasileva, electing Rumen Porozhanov as her replacement in a unanimous vote.

Business | 7 hours ago

Ludogorets Owner Elected Head of Confederation of Employers, Industrialists in Bulgaria

Kiril Domuschiev has been elected Chair of the Management Board of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG).

Business | 8 hours ago

Prosecution To Demand Permanent Arrest For 7 Detained In Pazardzhik

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office will demand permanent arrest for the seven suspects still in custody, apprehended during the law enforcement operation in Pazardzhik on Tuesday, reports the BNT public broadcaster.

Crime | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 20:58

EIB Lends EUR 500 M To Bulgaria

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending to Bulgaria EUR 500 M for co-financing priority projects supported by EU funds during the 2014 – 2020 Programming Period, said Bulgaria's Finance Ministry.

Business » Finance | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 19:52