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22 August 2014, Issue 4008
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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Overhaul of Bulgaria's State Budget 'Inevitable' - FinMin
Interim Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov has voiced concerns that the current account deficit could reach 3 percent in 2014.read
Russia Takes Some EU, US Food Products out of Blacklist
Russia has decided to exclude some of the food products on which it imposed a ban earlier in August, a decree published on the government's website shows.read
TURKEY’S RULING PARTY NAMES FOREIGN MINISTER DAVUTOGLU AS NEW PM
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over as chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and thus become the next prime minister.
Davutoglu will succeed outgoing president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he assumes office next week. read more
OVERHAUL OF BULGARIA'S STATE BUDGET 'INEVITABLE' - FINMIN
Interim Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov has voiced concerns that the current account deficit could reach 3 percent in 2014.
The deficit stood at BGN 1.15 B in July and is expected to grow by at lest BGN 355 M, data from the Ministry of Finance shows, a figure slightly beyond the target for the entire 2014. read more
RUSSIA TAKES SOME EU, US FOOD PRODUCTS OUT OF BLACKLIST
Russia has decided to exclude some of the food products on which it imposed a ban earlier in August, a decree published on the government's website shows.
BALKAN TELECOM REGULATORS MULL SCRAPPING ROAMING CHARGES
Balkan telecommunications regulators are nearing a decision to cancel roaming charges for mobile communications, Macedonian news agency MIA reported on Thursday.
The proposal, launched about two months ago, has brought together regulators from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. read more
BULGARIA'S TRANSPORT SECTOR TURNOVER INCREASES BY 13.4% IN Q2 Y/Y
Total turnover index in transportation, storage and post sector increased by 13.4% in Q2 2014 compared to the same quarter of 2013.
The greatest increase was observed in Warehousing and support activities for transportation-by 24.1%. read more
BULGARIA GETS RECORD LOW DIVIDEND PAYMENT FROM STATE FIRMS
Bulgaria has received a record low dividend from its state-owned companies this year, it was revealed on Thursday.
Reasons include worsened financial performance of state-owned firms and a cut in the dividend rate to 70% from 80%, capital.bg said on Thursday, citing Finance Ministry figures. read more
BULGARIA, US HOPE FOR POSITIVE RESULTS FROM FOUR-WAY UKRAINE TALKS
Bulgaria and the US hope the four-way talks on resolving the Ukraine crisis will generate positive results, it was announced on Thurday.
In a statement released after a meeting between caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and US Ambassador to Bulgaria Marcie Ries the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the two sides have highlighted Russia’s responsibility for easing tensions in Ukraine. read more
RUSSIA SENDS PROTEST NOTE TO BULGARIA OVER SOVIET MONUMENT DESECRATION
Russia has sent a note of protest to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry demanding to bring to justice those guilty of desecration of a monument to Soviet warriors.
“We express our deep indignation at the desecration of the monument to Soviet warriors-liberators in Lozenets district in Sofia on the night of August 17,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday. read more
DEFENSE MINISTER 'TO DISMISS MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CHIEF'
Bulgaria's interim Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov has decided to replace Veselin Ivanov, Director of the Defense Information Service, media sources say.
INTERIM PM GEORGI BLIZNASHKI REVEALS NAMES OF TEN ADVISERS
Bulgaria's Caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki has announced the names of ten advisers who are to enter his team, the Council of Ministers' press office said.
Georgi Georgiev, a former Deputy Minister of Regional Development (2001-2003) and former Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2001-2003), will become Bliznashki's Chief of Staff. read more
NEW HEAD OF BULGARIA'S EXECUTIVE FOREST AGENCY APPOINTED
Toni Krastev has been appointed the new executive director of Bulgaria's Executive Forest Agency.
Krastev is to replace former head of the Agency Grigor Gogov who was dismissed in the first days after the caretaker government took office because of poor control and vitiated procedures for the appointment of natural parks directors, Bulgaria's national radio informs. read more
SEVEN COALITIONS, 22 PARTIES TO RUN IN BULGARIA'S EARLY ELECTIONS
A total of twenty-two parties and seven coalitions are now registered at the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) as the deadline expired on Wednesday, August 20.
Two parties were denied registration. read more
KLITSCHKO TRAINING 'LIKE A BEAST' FOR MATCH WITH BULGARIA'S PULEV
Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko is training hard for the big match with Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev in September.
Klitschko will compete to defend his title against Pulev in an IBF World Championship match on 06 September 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. read more
POLICE WORKING ON TWO VERSIONS FOR BOTEVGRAD'S BUSINESSMAN MURDER
Currently, there are no suspects for the murder of the businessman Semko Semkov, who was shot dead in Bulgaria's Botevgrad, Wednesday.
Police are working on two versions – possible enemies or unsettled business, Nova Tv reports. read more
KTB ACCOUNTANTS RELEASED ON RECOGNIZANCE
Sofia City Court released on Thursday Bulgarian Corpbank's Chief Accountant Mariya Dimova and her deputy Borislava Kyuchukova on a recognizance.
Thursday's decision means that all four detainees in the KTB affair have been freed of custody.
STYLISH GRIGOR DIMITROV POSES FOR AMERICAN VOGUE
Bulgaria's tennis star Grigor Dimitrov will appear on the pages of one of the most popular magazines in the world, the American edition of Vogue, in September.
For years, the magazine has been widely considered to be the trendsetter in the world of fashion. read more
US ADMITS SECRET MISSION FAILED TO FREE JAMES FOLEY
US officials acknowledged that a military mission aiming to free reporter James Foley and other hostages from IS captivity had failed.
UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT LIKELY TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT NEXT WEEK
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to sign a decree on dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and calling early parliamentary elections next week.
"I think it is 95% likely that there will be a presidential decree next week on dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and calling early parliamentary elections, as the 30-day time frame for forming a new coalition will expire within the next few days," presidential adviser Oleg Medvedev said on Radio Liberty, as cited by Interfax. read more
MARIYANA KUKUSHEVA: BULGARIA UNABLE TO REACT TO RUSSIAN FOOD BAN
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OGNYAN MINCHEV: WE NEED POLITICAL PROGRAMMES, NOT PERSONAL SQUABBLES
We should realize how deeply the Bulgarian democratic system has been eroded, Bulgarian political scientist Ognyan Minchev has opined.
TSVETOZAR TOMOV: SURPRISING TURNOUT TO BE EXPECTED AT EARLY ELECTIONS
The forthcoming snap poll on October 5 is likely to attract 3.5 million Bulgarians, out of approximately 5 million voters, electoral watchdog head Tsvetozar Tomov argued.
After the deadline for parties to register for the elections ended, Tomov told the Bulgarian National Radio he also expected increased voter activity from abroad. read more
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