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EU States Agree to Put Off End to Mobile Roaming Charges Until 2018

EU member states on Wednesday proposed to postpone scrapping mobile roaming charges by three years until 2018 at least.

World » EU | 34 minutes ago

Three Nominations Said to Be Considered for Bulgaria's New Interior Minister

There are three potential successors to Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov, 24 Chasa daily reported on Wednesday, several hours after Vuchkov resigned.

Politics » Domestic | 2 hours ago

Juncker, Merkel Play Down Talk of Third Greek Bailout

It is “premature” to talk of a third bailout for Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, playing down talk of a new rescue package being considered for the debt-ridden eurozone member.

World » EU | 3 hours ago

Bulgaria’s Cash Credit in Mobile Microfinance Deal with Unit of Philippines’ Leading Telecom

Bulgaria’s Cash Credit has joined forces with Philippines-based Voyager Innovation to offer mobile-based microfinance services in the Asian country.

Business | 3 hours ago

At Least 110 Bulgarians to Compete in European Games 2015

At least 110 Bulgarians will represent the country in the first European Games, which are scheduled to take place in Baku between June 12 and 28.

Sports | 4 hours ago

IMF Mission Starts Visit to Bulgaria

A regular IMF Article IV mission starts a ten-day visit to Bulgaria on Wednesday to discuss key short-term and medium-term macroeconomic forecasts and assumptions, the Finance Ministry has said.

Business » Finance | 4 hours ago

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, FBI Head Discuss Tackling Terrorism, Corruption

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov discussed on Wednesday measures for fighting terrorism and tackling corruption with FBI Director James Comey, who is on an official visit to Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | 5 hours ago

Probe into Nemtsov Murder Pursuing Several Lines of Inquiry

Investigators of the assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including a contract killing, the head of the Russian Security Service Alexander Bortnikov has said.

World » Russia | 5 hours ago

62 % of Bulgarians Oppose Issue of New BGN 16 B Debt – Survey

According to the latest survey of Mediana agency, 62 % of Bulgarians oppose the issue of new BGN 16 B debt, while only 10 % approve it.

Society | 5 hours ago

PepsiCo and Coca Cola to Close Production Facilities in Russia

A number of companies are now considering closig their production plants in Russia on account of the devaluation of the Russian ruble and the unfavorable economic conditions.

World » Russia | 6 hours ago

NATO Deploys Ships to Black Sea for Training with Bulgarian Navy

NATO ships, assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies.

Politics » Defense | 7 hours ago

Bulgarian Now Ex-Minister of the Interior Refuses to Retract Resignation

Veselin Vouchkov, the now ex-Minister of the Interior announced that he will not be retracting his resignation submitted Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | 7 hours ago

Bulgarian Parliament Dismisses BSP's Proposal for Early Retirement

The Bulgarian Parliament dismissed the proposal of opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for early retirement on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | 8 hours ago

Bulgaria PM, Azerbaijan President 'to Unblock Nabucco Project'

Bulgaria and Azerbaijan's leaders are to seek a renewal of the Nabucco gas pipeline project which came to a halt a few years back, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has announced.

Business » Energy | 8 hours ago

Skiers Speak Out Against FIS Reaction to Dangerous Race Conditions

After the Super-G races at the Bulgarian ski resort Bansko were cancelled on Friday and Saturday on account of the heavy fog, a number of skiers complained about the harsh conditions and the FIS reaction on Sunday.

Sports | 8 hours ago

Bulgaria IntMin Resignation 'Not Final Decision', MPs Say

Some lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament have questioned the meaning of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov's move to resign.

Politics » Domestic | 9 hours ago

Hungary to Classify Paks NPP Expansion Deal for 30 Years

Hungarian Parliament approved on Tuesday the classification of some data in the contract on the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant for a period of 30 years rather than 15.

World | 9 hours ago

Majority of Russians Oppose Military Action in Donbass

Close to 60% of the Russian people are against military deployment of Russian forces in Donbass even if tensions escalate.

World » Russia | 9 hours ago

Resignation of Bulgaria IntMin Vuchkov Prompts Mixed Reactions

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has called the decision of Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov to resign on Wednesday "unexpected".

Politics » Domestic | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:17

Bulgarian Deputy PM Kalfin Vows Support for Business Collaboration with Russia

During a Moscow visit Wednesday, Deputy PM and Social Policies Minister Ivaylo Kalfin discussed opportunities for improvement of trade and economic relations with Russia.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11

US Extends Sanctions Against Russia, EU Ready to Follow Suit

EU leaders and US President Barack Obama expressed readiness on Tuesday to extend the sanctions against Russia in case the Minsk ceasefire is further violated.

World | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:09