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Bulgaria Air in Codeshare Deal with Germany's airberlin

Airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline, and Bulgaria Air will launch codeshare flights on some European routes from January 14 next year, austrianaviation.

Business | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 16:10

Serbia Arrests Bulgarian National for Trafficking Afghan Refugees

Serbian police has arrested a Bulgarian national who illegally transported 44 Aghan refugees across the border with Serbia in a minibus, Tanjug news agency reported on Saturday.

Crime | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 14:37

Bulgaria President Won’t Veto Contentious Change to Pension Legislation

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev said on Saturday he wouldn’t veto a controversial amendment to the pension insurance model that makes mandatory contributions to private pension funds optional.

Politics » Domestic | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 13:55

Cyprus Returns Smuggled Jewellery Items to Bulgaria

Cyprus has returned to Bulgaria three ancient pieces of jewellery, part of Bulgaria`s cultural heritage.

Society » Archaeology | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:08

Bulgaria Adopts 2015 Budget with 3% Deficit

Bulgaria’s parliament has approved the 2015 budget with deficit equivalent to 3% of the projected Gross Domestic Product.

Business » Finance | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 11:29

Fitch Maintains Bulgaria’s Credit Rating At ‘BBB-‘ With Stable Outlook

Fitch has affirmed Bulgaria's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-'and 'BBB', respectively, with stable outlook.

Business » Finance | December 20, 2014, Saturday // 10:52

Burgas Bombing 'Raised Hezbollah Suspicions of Double Agent'

Israel told Bulgaria of the Shia group Hezbollah's involvement in the 2012 terror attack after an alleged informant disclosed details to the country's intelligence service Mossad, an Israeli daily wrote on Thursday.

Crime | December 19, 2014, Friday // 20:22

Parliament Passes Pension Insurance Changes amid Bitter Disputes

Bulgarian lawmakers have narrowly approved changes to the pension system comprising various aspects of pension insurance.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:47

Bulgaria MPs Move to Hike Maximum Insurable Earnings

Lawmakers have moved to increase maximum insurable earnings to BGN 2600 M, up from 2400 M envisaged in the current legislation.

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 19:18

Maglizh Ammo Plant Blast Caused by Breakdown - Interior Ministry

Bulgarian officials have attributed Friday's accident at the Maglizh ammo factory to a breakdown, but have failed to make clear if it was human-made.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2014, Friday // 18:58

Austria’s BauMax Sells Bulgaria Unit for Token EUR 1

bauMax Bulgaria, a unit of Austrian do-it-yourself chain bauMax, has been sold for EUR 1 to Bulgaria’s Haedus, money.bg reported on Friday.

Business | December 19, 2014, Friday // 18:19

Bulgarian Ammo Plant Blast Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Wounded, Officials Confirm

The Interior Ministry officially confirmed on Friday that the blast at a Bulgarian ammo factory had claimed one life and had left three wounded.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2014, Friday // 16:36

Max, Blizoo Join Forces in Mobile Wholesale Deal in Bulgaria

Max, the first mobile operator providing commercially available 4G services in Bulgaria, on Friday said it would partner with Blizoo, the country’s largest cable TV operator.

Business | December 19, 2014, Friday // 16:23

Bulgarian MPs Pass BGN 3 B Healthcare Budget

Lawmakers approved on Friday the expenditure of Bulgaria's national health fund for next year.

Society » Health | December 19, 2014, Friday // 16:19

Russia Asks Bulgaria to Issue South Stream Construction Permits

Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Friday urged Bulgaria to issue in timely manner all permits relating to the construction of the seabed section of the South Stream gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | December 19, 2014, Friday // 15:00

Protesters Demand Resignation of Bulgaria's Finance Minister

A group of protesters gathered at an improvised rally in front of the National Assembly in Sofia, demanding the resignation of Bulgaria's Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov.

Society | December 19, 2014, Friday // 14:19

EP Approves Association With Georgia, Calls Russia to Withdraw

The European Parliament (EP) approved the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA) on Thursday.

World » EU | December 19, 2014, Friday // 13:39

South Stream Transport Terminates Production, Deliveries of Pipes

The company South Stream Transportation notified all companies producing and delivering pipes for the halted South Stream gas pipeline project to terminate those activities, reports the Russian daily Vedomosti.

Business » Energy | December 19, 2014, Friday // 13:35

Man Presumed Dead After Blast at Bulgarian Hunting Ammo Factory

One man was presumed dead and two women were severely injured by a blast at a Bulgarian fireworks and hunting ammunition factory on Friday.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2014, Friday // 13:25

Bulgaria's GERB Postpones Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB will postpone the proposed changes to pensions insurance contributions, as these are unacceptable to the coalition partners from the Reformist Bloc (RB).

Politics » Domestic | December 19, 2014, Friday // 12:51