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5 August 2015, Issue 4302
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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Trial against Bulgarian Businessman Grisha Ganchev Kicks Off
The Specialized Criminal Court started on Tuesday the trial against Bulgarian businessman Grisha Ganchev.read
Bulgarian Commission Head: Retail Prices Will Add 1-1.5% due to Power Price Hike
Vladimir Ivanov, Chair of the Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets State Commission, has argued that the power price hike for industrial consumers as of August 1 will result in an increase of 1-1.read
BULGARIAN MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE, MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL IN MALOMIR
Bulgarian prosecution authorities have indicted Ivan Nikolov with charges of raping and murdering British national Janette Bennett, BTA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Nikolov is charged with raping the British pensioner in Malomir village, in Yambol Region in southeastern Bulgaria last Thursday, and murdering her with extreme brutality to conceal the rape, BTA quoted Yambol Regional Prosecution Office as saying. read more
BULGARIAN COMMISSION HEAD: RETAIL PRICES WILL ADD 1-1.5% DUE TO POWER PRICE HIKE
Vladimir Ivanov, Chair of the Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets State Commission, has argued that the power price hike for industrial consumers as of August 1 will result in an increase of 1-1.5% in retail prices.
Ivanov told the Bulgarian National Radio on Tuesday that the increase determined by the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR) would increase the cost price of products by around 5%, meaning that retail price tags would add BGN 0.01-0.02. read more
400 SMALL PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS IN BULGARIA MAY GO OUT OF BUSINESS BY OCTOBER
Around 400 small photovoltaic plants built with EU funding face bankruptcy due to amendments to energy legislation adopted in July, according to reports of the Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA).
Industry representatives complained that the legal amendments reduced the price of the energy produced by them by around 80%. read more
BULGARIA’S GOVERNMENT DEBT DIPS SLIGHTLY IN JUNE
Bulgaria’s government debt totalled EUR 12.26B in nominal terms at the end of June, equivalent to 28.7% of the projected 2015 GDP, official figures show.
The total figure was EUR 50.7M lower than at the end of May due to repayment of debt during the month of June, the Finance Ministry said in a monthly debt bulletin. read more
BULGARIAN DAIRY PRODUCERS UNLIKELY TO BE AWARDED COMPENSATIONS BY EC
The European Commission has currently no intention of paying pay compensations to Bulgarian dairy producers due to the decrease in the price of the raw material and the losses caused by the Russian embargo, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.
Taneva, as cited by the BGNES news agency, noted that the EC was firm in its refusal to admit that the dairy sector was plagued by a crisis. read more
BULGARIA’S TAX AGENCY TO EXTEND MEDIA SECTOR INSPECTIONS TO ONLINE EDITIONS
Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA) said on Tuesday it will likely widen the scope of its financial inspections of media outlets to include online editions.
“The NRA is looking into potential tax evasion and outstanding tax payments,” the NRA spokesman Rosen Bachvarov said on Nova TV, dismissing allegations the inspections were somehow linked to the editorial policy of media outlets. read more
BULGARIA’S ENVIRONMENT MINISTER TO CUT RIBBON ON WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN VIDIN
Bulgaria’s Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva will cut the ribbon on a new waste management system in the northwestern city of Vidin ON Tuesday afternoon.
The site was built with funding provided under operational program Environment 2007-2013, according to a media statement of the Environment Ministry. read more
PHOTO PROJECT TELLS STORIES OF 'FOREIGNERS WHO MADE BULGARIA THEIR HOME
What do an American entrepreneur, a Russian artist and a Muslim refugee from the Middle East have in common?
For instance, there is a 28-year-old musician from Mali who arrived in Bulgaria in 2012 and can be seen in the photo above (C) standing in front of the National Assembly building in Sofia, with a sweatshirt bearing the image of Vasil Levski, one of Bulgaria's most popular national heroes.
WILDFIRE NEAR BULGARIA’S LESOVO BORDER CROSSING CONTAINED
A Bulgarian Air Force helicopter has helped contain a wildfire near Lesovo village, a checkpoint on the border with Turkey, the Defence Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Lesovo is not under threat from the flames, according to the head of the Fire Department in Yambol Region Yordan Sabev, Focus news agency reported. read more
DRUNK DRIVING RATE IN BULGARIA AT 2.5%, POLICE OPERATION REVEALS
Bulgarian traffic police have intercepted 158 car drivers sitting behind the wheel after having drunk alcohol in just two days, BGNES reported on Tuesday,
A total of 6,325 motorists were tested for drunk driving in a nationwide police operation carried out between 31 July and 2 August, at the peak of summer holidays. read more
TRIAL AGAINST BULGARIAN BUSINESSMAN GRISHA GANCHEV KICKS OFF
The Specialized Criminal Court started on Tuesday the trial against Bulgarian businessman Grisha Ganchev.
BULGARIAN PROSECUTORS RESUBMIT INDICTMENT AGAINST SIGMA POLICE OFFICERS
The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has submitted the indictment against the chief of a Sofia police unit and six of its members to the Specialized Criminal Court, officials say.
BULGARIAN COURT FINES 82-YEAR-OLD WOMAN OVER CANNABIS GROWING
A court in Southwestern Bulgaria has ruled that a 82-year-old woman should pay BGN 1000 (EUR 500) after being found guilty of growing cannabis in her own yard a few years ago, media outlets report.
The country's southwestern areas have long been known for the activity. read more
US PRESIDENT UNVEILS CLEAN POWER PLAN TO BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE
US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants at home, international media outlets reported.
Whereas an earlier version of the plan required a 30% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, the new version increases that target to 32%. read more
FOUR CONFIRMED DEAD, ONE MISSING AFTER MACEDONIA FLOODS
Macedonian authorities have confirmed that four people have lost their lives in Monday's floods triggered by stormy weather.
Earlier it was reported that between 5 and 9 people had died.
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