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26 November 2014, Issue 4090
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Holders of Guaranteed Deposits in Bulgaria's KTB Number 255 000
There are 255 000 depositors whose money in Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) is guaranteed under the law, newly-appointed Deposits Insurance Fund Chairman Radoslav Milenkov has said.read
Bulgaria Deputy PM Calls for Minumum Wage Increase in 2015
Social Minister and Deputy PM for social policy Ivaylo Kalfin has announced he will join trade unions' calls and insist on increasing the minimum wage by BGN 40.read
Bulgaria PM Dismisses Ultimatum, Patriots to Withdraw Support
The Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will not demand the resignation of Deputy Defence Minister Orhan Ismailov, despite the ultimatum declared by the Patriotic Front (PF) for withdrawing their support for the coalition government. read
BULGARIA IMAM DETAINED IN OPERATION AGAINST 'ANTI-DEMOCRATIC IDEOLOGY' IN 4 CITIES
Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office and the National Security Agency (DANS) are conducting a special operation against radical ideologies in four Bulgarian cities, said the prosecution on its website.
The operation is part of an investigation for “propagation of fascist or other anti-democratic ideology or forceful change of the public and state order, provided in the Constitution” and “propagation of war”. Both violations, according to Bulgaria's Penal Code, are punishable by imprisonment or a fine. read more
EU COMMISSION ALLOWS BULGARIA TO USE EU FUNDS FOR SOFIA TECH PARK
Bulgaria has been given the thumbs up to spend BGN 83 M co-financed by the European Commission on the construction of Sofia Tech Park, officials say.
Sofia Tech Park is expected to be complete by end-2015 or the first weeks of 2016. read more
HOLDERS OF GUARANTEED DEPOSITS IN BULGARIA'S KTB NUMBER 255 000
There are 255 000 depositors whose money in Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) is guaranteed under the law, newly-appointed Deposits Insurance Fund Chairman Radoslav Milenkov has said.
REUTERS: BULGARIA PICKS 2 LOCAL, 2 INT'L BANKS FOR BRIDGE LOAN
Two Bulgarian and two local banks have been chosen to provide a bridge loan worth EUR 1.3 B, two sources have told Reuters.
The country has picked Citi, HSBC and local units of Societe Generale and Unicredit, the sources, reportedly familiar with the process, are quoted as saying on the condition of anonymity. read more
STATE AID TO FIB IN LINE WITH EU RULES, COMMISSION SAYS
The European Commission said on Tuesday it has found that liquidity support granted by Bulgaria to First Investment Bank (FIB) was in line with EU state aid rules.
Bulgaria granted a five-month state deposit of BGN 1.2 B (EUR 600 M) to FIB following a bank run in June as part of a Bulgarian liquidity scheme approved by the Commission. The maturity of the deposit will expire on Friday. read more
BULGARIA PM DISMISSES ULTIMATUM, PATRIOTS TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT
The Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will not demand the resignation of Deputy Defence Minister Orhan Ismailov, despite the ultimatum declared by the Patriotic Front (PF) for withdrawing their support for the coalition government.
In an interview for daily Presa, Borisov said that he is not going to succumb to the pressure of the Patriots and will not allow anyone to threaten the ethnic peace in the country. read more
JUSTICE MINISTER EXPECTS NEGATIVE EC REPORT ON JUDICIARY
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov expects a negative annual report on justice and internal affairs of the European Commission on Bulgaria.
Ivanov told the BNT public broadcaster breakfast show, that most likely the EC will conclude that Bulgaria “has lost direction in the judiciary reform and loses the trust of its international partners.” read more
BULGARIA DEPUTY PM CALLS FOR MINUMUM WAGE INCREASE IN 2015
Social Minister and Deputy PM for social policy Ivaylo Kalfin has announced he will join trade unions' calls and insist on increasing the minimum wage by BGN 40.
TRAFFIC POLICE WILL NOT PULL OVER MOTORISTS UNLESS NECESSARY
Bulgaria's traffic police will not pull over motorists for speeding and all contacts between drivers and police on the road will be filmed.
This are the two main measures against traffic police corruption, presented by Bulgaria's Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov at a press conference on Tuesday in Sofia. read more
UNHCR CALLS ON BULGARIANS TO "SEE REFUGEES THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES"
The United Nations refugee agency has launched an anti-xenophobia media campaign calling on Bulgarians to "see refugees through different eyes".
"The idea for this campaign, the most ambitious we have ever launched here, is to encourage people to see refugees for who they are – regular people who have fled horrific violence and persecution," United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' representative in Bulgaria Roland-François Weil said on unhcr.org. read more
INTERIOR MINISTRY TO PRESENT NEW ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry will present on Tuesday new rules for the work of police officers, aiming to combat corruption, especially among traffic police.
The new rules will minimise the direct contact between the traffic police and the motorists. One of the ideas is to film each interaction between the police and the drivers. read more
GOOGLE, BTV 'BEST BRAND IN BULGARIA'
Global search giant Google is the best-known brand in Bulgaria, a yearly Top 20 ranking shows.
BULGARIAN TPP CARRIES HIGHEST POLLUTION COST IN EUROPE
The Maritsa Iztok-2 Thermal Power Plant (TPP) is topping by far a European list of the continent's most pollutive industrial facilities, a report published Tuesday shows.
This is one position up compared to 2009, when Bulgaria's biggest TPP was second. read more
KLITSCHKO'S PROMOTION AGENCY SUES PULEV OVER DRUG ALLEGATIONS
The promotion agency of reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko K2 has filed a lawsuit against Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev because of his allegations that the Ukrainian might be using drugs.
Pulev announced this at a meeting with Bulgarian media in Sofia earlier today. read more
BULGARIA PROSECUTION 'SUBJECT TO POLITICAL PRESSURE' - CHIEF PROSECUTOR
The notorious case of 'Filip Zlatanov's notebook' is resulting in pressure being applied on the Prosecutor's Office from all sides, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said on Tuesday.
The notebook disappeared at a key stage of the trial in November and topped the news agenda in Bulgaria, with politicians whose names were mentioned in the notebook denying involvement.
DOZENS PLUNDER FERGUSON AFTER COURT RULING ON MICHAEL BROWN
More than 80 people have been arrested in the St Louis county, US, over burglary and trespassing in the last hours after a court ruling sparked unrest across the region.
EU HIGH REPRESENTATIVE CALLS FOR RESTART IN WEST-RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini called for a restart in the relationship between the West and Russia.
In an interview for Austrian daily Kurier, Mogherini explained that Russia has a close relationship with the European Union (EU) and is very important in terms of the common European geography, history, culture, economy and energy policy. read more
TURKEY 'IN TALKS' WITH WESTINGHOUSE ON THIRD NPP
Turkey has begun preliminary talks with US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on the construction of a third nuclear plant in the country.
The news was announced in a Westinghouse statement. read more
FRENCH PRESIDENT SUSPENDS DELIVERY OF FIRST MISTRAL WARSHIP TO RUSSIA
France's President Francois Hollande has announed the delivery of a Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia is now suspended until further notice.
Paris has cited the ongoing unrest in Ukraine's east as a reason. read more
RUSSIA HALTS COAL SUPPLIES TO UKRAINE
Ukraine's Minister of Energy Yuriy Prodan announced on Monday that Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine.
This is to bring additional harm to the energy policy of the country, which is already experiencing serious problems with the supply of coal due to the conflict in the Donbass region, where most of the coal reserves lie. read more
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