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28 August 2015, Issue 4322
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Price of Natural Gas in Bulgaria May Drop by over 13.6% as of October
The price of natural gas may drop by more than 13.6% as of October, according to Ivan Ivanov, Chair of the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR). read
Bulgarian Authorities Detain Five Suspected Terrorists at Border with Macedonia
Bulgarian authorities detained five suspected terrorists at the Gyueshevo border checkpoint at the frontier with Macedonia late on Wednesday. read
Watchdog OKs Agreement between Bulgaria’s National Power Co, ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP
Bulgaria’s Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR) has approved the power purchase agreement between US-owned thermal power plant ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP and the National Electric Company (NEK). read
PRICE OF NATURAL GAS IN BULGARIA MAY DROP BY OVER 13.6% AS OF OCTOBER
The price of natural gas may drop by more than 13.6% as of October, according to Ivan Ivanov, Chair of the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR).
Ivanov declared Thursday that a price drop exceeding the preliminary estimate of state-owned gas company Bulgariaz of 13.6% would mean that gas rates would have dropped by over 30% in a year. read more
WATCHDOG OKS AGREEMENT BETWEEN BULGARIA’S NATIONAL POWER CO, CONTOURGLOBAL MARITSA EAST 3 TPP
Bulgaria’s Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR) has approved the power purchase agreement between US-owned thermal power plant ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP and the National Electric Company (NEK).
KEVR Chair Ivan Ivanov announced Thursday that the agreement signed on August 14 between the two entities on amending the existing PPA had been approved at a closed meeting of the watchdog. read more
BULGARIAN AUTHORITIES PLACE SEALS ON 660 TONNES OF FUEL AMID FILLING STATION PROBES
Bulgarian authorities have temporarily blocked the sale of a total of 660 tonnes of fuel by placing seals at filling stations amid ongoing inspections.
The checks are conducted by the prosecuting authority, the Interior Ministry, the State Agency for National Security, the Customs Agency, and the National Revenue Agency, according to the Bulgarian National Radio. read more
TRIPS OF BULGARIANS ABROAD RECORD 16.5 % INCREASE IN JULY
Bulgarians made 528 604 trips abroad in July, which represented an increase of 16.5 % compared to the same month in 2014.
This is shown by the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Thursday. read more
TROOPS SENT TO HELP PATROL BULGARIA-MACEDONIA BORDER ONLY HAVE MONITORING FUNCTIONS
The group of 25 troops sent to help Border Police at the Macedonian border only has the right to monitor but not to detain, let alone shoot, according to Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov.
In a Thursday interview for the Bulgarian National Television he assured that the troops had no intention whatsoever of shooting, adding that they had been equipped with the lightest equipment possible. read more
SERBIAN MINISTER CRITICIZES BULGARIA FOR SENDING TROOPS TO MACEDONIAN BORDER
Serbia’s Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, Aleksandar Vulin, has criticized Bulgaria’s decision to dispatch troops to the Macedonian border in order to curb the number of asylum seekers entering the country.
“Bulgaria erected a fence at the Turkish border. What did you achieve by doing that? Do you need tanks now? The fence is not enough and now you need tanks? This is not a good move and I do not believe that it will solve the problem,” Vulin was cited by a correspondent of the Bulgarian National Radio. read more
BULGARIAN GENDARMERIE TO ASSIST IN GUARDING BORDER WITH TURKEY
Bulgaria will deploy on Friday units of the gendarmerie directorate to assist the border police in guarding the country's frontier with Turkey.
The order was issued by Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, the ministry's press service informs. read more
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER 1600-YEAR-OLD MOSAIC IN DOWNTOWN SOFIA
Bulgarian archaeologists discovered a unique, richly decorated, 1600-year-old mosaic during excavation works in downtown Sofia at the site of the ancient Roman city of Serdica.
The mosaic, which was uncovered below a concrete supporting block under the central Dondukov boulevard, has six colours and is made of natural elements. read more
BULGARIA’S IVET LALOVA-COLLIO BOOKS SPOT IN WOMEN’S 200M FINAL IN BEIJING
Ivet Lalova-Collio of Bulgaria on Thursday made it to the women’s 200m sprint finals at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships.
Lalova-Collio clocked in 22.32 seconds, 0.19 ahead of her best sprint recorded in Madrid in July 2004. read more
BULGARIA'S CHESS GRANDMASTER VESELIN TOPALOV REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN ST. LOUIS
The Bulgarian chess grandmaster Veselin Topalov remains undefeated at the Sinquefield Cup, which is taking place in St. Louis.
In a game from the fourth round, Topalov playing with the black pieces drew with Alexander Grischuk from Russia at the 31st move. read more
SERIE A NEWCOMER SIGNS BULGARIAN WINGER ALEKSANDAR TONEV
One of the newcomers to the Italian Serie A – Frosinone, signed a contract with the Bulgarian football player Aleksandar Tonev.
The 25-year-old winger, who signed a one-year contract with an option for a further extension by another year, passed medical examinations in Rome on Wednesday. read more
BULGARIAN AUTHORITIES DETAIN FIVE SUSPECTED TERRORISTS AT BORDER WITH MACEDONIA
Bulgarian authorities detained five suspected terrorists at the Gyueshevo border checkpoint at the frontier with Macedonia late on Wednesday.
The detained foreigners are young men from Kosovo aged between 20 and 25 years, private NOVA TV reports. read more
SUSPECTED VIRGINIA GUNMAN RELEASED RACIALLY-CHARGED LETTER
Vester Lee Flanagan, the man suspected of shooting dead two television journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia, US on Wednesday, has died in hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, international news outlets reported.
SUSPECT IN MURDER OF BRITISH EXPAT JANETTE BENNETT IN BULGARIA HANGS HIMSELF
Ivan Nikolov, the suspect charged with the rape and murder of British national Janette Bennett in Bulgaria, has hanged himself, dir.bg reported on Thursday.
Nikolov, 40, has been charged with raping the British pensioner in Malomir village, in Yambol Region in southeastern Bulgaria on 30 July, and murdering her with extreme brutality. He reportedly set the dead body alight to conceal the crime. read more
FORMER CENTERRA GOLD CEO HOMENIUK SET FOR EXTRADITION HEARING IN BULGARIA
Len Homeniuk, a former CEO of Toronto-based Centerra Gold mining company, is facing an extradition hearing in Bulgaria on Thursday, the Globe and Mail has reported.
If Bulgarian authorities grant the extradition request, Homeniuk, who holds a dual Canadian-US citizenship, could be transferred to Kazakhstan, the Canadian newspaper wrote, citing Bulgarian consular officials in Ottawa and Centerra officials. read more
US MAGAZINE CONDEMNS UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL BOKOVA AS FERVENT COMMUNIST
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HUNDREDS OF MIGRANTS FEARED DEAD AS BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA
Hundreds of people are feared dead as a boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday.
According to reports, the sinking occurred off the coastal city of Zuwara, The Daily Star Lebanon informs. read more
AUSTRIAN AUTHORITIES FIND AT LEAST TWENTY DEAD MIGRANTS IN TRUCK
Austrian authorities found at least twenty dead bodies of migrants in a truck in the eastern province of Burgenland on Thursday.
The bodies were uncovered after the lorry had been standing for some time on the emergency lane of the A4 motorway close to the border with Hungary. read more
GREEK PRESIDENT APPOINTS CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER AHEAD OF EARLY ELECTIONS
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointed on Thursday the head of the country's Supreme Court, Vassiliki Thanou, as the caretaker prime minister ahead of the early general elections.
Thanou, who became the first female Greek prime minister, will swear her oath of office later on Thursday, while her cabinet will be inaugurated on Friday, daily Kathimerini informs. read more
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