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24 April 2017, Issue 4831
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53 Illegal Migrants Caught When Trying to Pass Danuv Bridge


53 illegal migrants are caught by police at the Danuv Bridge in Ruse, Bulgaria while trying to pass secretly  the border, reported a BGNES’s correspondent from the Danube city. read
France Elects Their President Today


The first round of the 2017 French presidential election is to be held on 23 April. 47 million people are going to choose the future not only of France, but also of Europe, reported BNT. read
Georgy Gergov Resigned From BSP


Georgy Gergov resigned alone as a member of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), according to Dnevnik. read
 
 
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The Temperatures Go Up

12 Die After Rioting in Venezuela

First Bulgarian Communication Satellite Is Ready To Be Launched in Space

Antarctica: Preparation For 26th Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition Started

Three French People In Hospital After Car Crash Around Simitli

The BSP’s Plenary Session Аrgue if The Fall of Gergov is Part of The Current Political Scene

Truck with Undeclared Weapon Passed Trough Bulgaria

The Fifth Block of Kozloduy NPP Is Stopped Because of Planned Modernization

A Bulgarian Horo is Going to Take Place For the 5th Time on Brussels’ Central Square

Bulgarian Round Dance is Playing in Brussels Today


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ENERGY

THE FIFTH BLOCK OF KOZLODUY NPP IS STOPPED BECAUSE OF PLANNED MODERNIZATION

The fifth block of Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria is currently stopped because of the planned yearly renovation and modernization, reported BNR.

During the renovating operations and prophylaxis of the equipment, its reactor is going to be reloaded with fresh nuclear fuel for the 24th consecutive fuel campaign. Measures are going to be realized for continuing the operating term of the reactor. read more


POLITICS

FRANCE ELECTS THEIR PRESIDENT TODAY

The first round of the 2017 French presidential election is to be held on 23 April. 47 million people are going to choose the future not only of France, but also of Europe, reported BNT.

4 of the candidate presidents have a chance for a runoff. The analyzers are giving the biggest percent to Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Most French people still have not make a decision for who to vote. That is revealed by the last surveys. read more


BULGARIA IN EU

A BULGARIAN HORO IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE FOR THE 5TH TIME ON BRUSSELS’ CENTRAL SQUARE

For the fifth consecutive time a Bulgarian horo will take place in the central square of Grand Place in Brussels, Focus News Reported.

 This year, the organizer of the event is the Bulgarian MEP from GERB/EPP Eva Maidel, who continues the tradition launched by Kristalina Georgieva, Deputy Chair of the European Commission (2014-2016). read more


DOMESTIC

53 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS CAUGHT WHEN TRYING TO PASS DANUV BRIDGE

53 illegal migrants are caught by police at the Danuv Bridge in Ruse, Bulgaria while trying to pass secretly  the border, reported a BGNES’s correspondent from the Danube city.

The illegal foreigners were found on Friday but the information comes today. read more


BSP PARTY WANTS GEORGY GERGOV TO RESIGN

The National Council of BSP is voting exceptionally today the exclusion of Georgy Gergov from the party, reported Dnevnik.

That wants the leader of the BSP Party Kornelia Ninova after the scandal around the meeting between the Bulgarian General Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and the “Overgaz” owner and publisher of the newspaper “Sega” Sasho Donchev, who claims that the meeting was with Georgi Gergov as a mediator and was conducted in his office. read more


THE BSP’S PLENARY SESSION АRGUE IF THE FALL OF GERGOV IS PART OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL SCENE

At the beginning of the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s (BSP’s) plenary session earlier today argued if the question for the exclusion of the businessman Georgy Gergov from the Executive Board of the party should be discussed, reported Dnevnik.

The leader of the BSP Party Kornelia Ninova who wants Gergov to resign proposed to comment this in the first common formulated point on the agenda. Yanaki Stoilov supported her decision. read more


GEORGY GERGOV RESIGNED FROM BSP

Georgy Gergov resigned alone as a member of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), according to Dnevnik.

“I think that there is no point in dividing the party”, pointed Gergov before leaving the BSP’s central, where today their plenary session is being provided. read more


SOCIETY

TRUCK WITH UNDECLARED WEAPON PASSED TROUGH BULGARIA

On friday the Serbian customs revealed a big quantity of undeclared air weapon in a truck which was coming from Bulgaria, announced TANJUG.

Barrels, optical sights, as well as ten air guns and 4000 munitions for them were found in the truck that was stopped on the border crossing point “Gradina” on a way from Turkey to Montenegro. read more


BULGARIAN ROUND DANCE IS PLAYING IN BRUSSELS TODAY

On the main square “Grand Place” in Brussels a traditional Bulgarian round dance is going to be curved today, according to BNR.

It is expected many compatriots living in the heart of Europe and lovers of the Bulgarian folkore from other countries to participate. The round dance is a part of the festival “Balkan traffic” in Brussels. read more


MARIYA STOYANOVA, СEM: THE CHANGES IN THE CRITERIA FOR CHILDREN’S DEFENCE WILL BE HELPFUL TO PARENTS

The main aim of the Project for changing the criteria for children’s defence, made by the Broadcasting Council, is parents to be involved in the process of defending their kids from unsuitable or unhealthy media content. That pointed the chairman of the Council for Electronic Media (CEM) Mariya Stoyanova in front of Dnevnik.

In her words this is an innovation in Bulgaria and our country and the Czech Republic are the only places in the European Union where there is no such practice. read more


FIRST BULGARIAN COMMUNICATION SATELLITE IS READY TO BE LAUNCHED IN SPACE

The first Bulgarian communication satellite by the Geostationary orbit BulgariaSat-1 finished all main procedures for montage and tests by the company Space Systems/Loral (SSL) in Palo Alto, California successfully, Dnevnik announced.

The installation is being currently prepared for transportation to the platform for launching in Cape Canaveral, Florida, said the company “Bulgaria Sat”. read more


IT IS SAINT THOMAS SUNDAY

The Octave Day of Easter is marked by the Eastern Orthodox Church today, named Saint Thomas Sunday.

It commemorates the event of the Holy Apostle Thomas’ touching the wounds of Christ. read more


ENVIRONMENT

ANTARCTICA: PREPARATION FOR 26TH BULGARIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION STARTED

14 000 kilometers away, at the end of the world, among the ice a man experience not a feeling of death but eternity.

This is one of the conclusions from the psychological survey to the little communities put in extreme conditions, conducted by Irena Sokolova, reported BGNES. read more


TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE WORLD EARTH DAY

The Earth Day is the biggest nonreligious holiday in the world, which is celebrated from more than half a milliard people, announced BGNES.

On 22nd April every year the international Earth Day Network coordinates the actions of more than 12 000 partners in 174 countries аimed to an environmental protection. read more


THE TEMPERATURES GO UP

Today will be preliminary sunny with an increased temporary cloudiness, reported BGNES.

Around noon and in the afternoon is expected to rain in the Rila and the Rhodope Mountains. read more


CODE YELLOW OVER STRONG WIND IN 12 REGIONS IN BULGARIA

In 12 regions in the country a Yellow Code was issued over strong wind, alerted the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science.

The regions are: Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad, Silistra and Shumen. read more


CULTURE

DONORS CAMPAIGN FOR BOOKS BEING ORGANIZED ON THE WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

On the World Book and Copyright Day 23 April the club “Chitalishte.to” is organizing a donors campaign for books, reported BNR. They will be send to different community centers in Bulgaria.

The books will be collected from 11:00 to 15:00 at the “Chitalishte.to” ‘s office on the “Lom” Street in Sofia. read more


SOFIA WORLD CUP 2017 IS COMING ON 5 MAY

From 5th to 7th May Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the seven stopover cities where Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup 2017 is going to be held.

The difference this year is that the FIG World Cup circuit in Rhythmic Gymnastics includes four World Cup events and four World Challenge Cup events. read more


INCIDENTS

THREE FRENCH PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL AFTER CAR CRASH AROUND SIMITLI

The French people which were injured in a car accident on the E-79 road around Simitli, Bulgarian city, are in hospital, said a reporter of BGNES.

Around 18:00 last night a minivan “Ford” with a French registration, travelling from Blagoevgrad to Kresna Gorge went into the oncoming lane, went out of the road and crashes into a tree. read more


12 DIE AFTER RIOTING IN VENEZUELA

At least 12 people died on Friday after rioting broke out at the streets of Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, between government opponents and the National Guard, according to The New York Times.

11 had died of electrocution and gunshot wounds “in act of violence” in El Valle, a neighborhood in Venezuela, where armored transportation struggled to contain crowds of looters, said the attorney general’s office in Venezuela. read more


SPORTS

MADRID DERBY IN THE SEMIFINALS OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

A Madrizi derby will be in the semifinals of the Champions League. "Real" and "Atletico", who played finals twice in the last three seasons, are now meeting a step earlier.

"Monaco" will meet Juventus in the other semi-finals. read more


EU

EARLY FRENCH VOTE TURNOUT SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN 2012

Turnout in the first round of the French presidential election at 1000 GMT on Sunday was slightly higher than at the same stage in 2012, the interior ministry said, reported AFP.

Four hours after polling stations opened, turnout was just over 28.5%, which would put the final turnout on course to beat the figure of 79.48% in the first round in 2012. read more



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