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ARCHIVE - 1 November 2012

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Business

Bulgaria's Food Industry Plagued by Decreased Consumption
Bulgarian Heavy Industry Workers Stage Protest to Demand Strategy
Bulgarian Economy to Grow by 1% in 2012 - Think-Tank
Sofia Taxi Cabs Price Hike Becomes Effective
Bulgarians' Deposits Hit New Record at BGN 34.7 B
Russian President Putin Postpones Visit to Bulgaria for Dec
EasyJet to Fly Sofia – Berlin as of March 2013

Politics

Bulgaria FM Slams Brussels over Interim Report Warning
EC Probes Bulgaria over Renewable Energy Surcharge
Bulgarian Investigation Impeccable on Key Trials, Reelected Chief Deems
Bulgaria's Ex President, VP Pardoned 87 Murderers - MP Report
Bulgarian Parliament Appoints New Deputy Speaker

Society

Islamist Book Declares Bulgarians 'Enslavers' of Rhodope Mountains
Sofia Launches Road Rehabilitation Project Worth EUR 100 M
Berlusconi's 'Bulgarian Lover' Forced to Come Home for Dad's Funeral
Boyko Naydenov Reelected Bulgarian Chief Investigator
Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Resigns to Assume New Post
New Chief Investigator Designated in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Traffic Police Launch 'Light' Campaign
Southern Bulgaria under Code Orange over Downpours
Bulgaria Pays Tribute to Its Enlighteners

Crime

Own Interior Minister Describes Bulgaria as 'Organized Crime Oasis'
Expert Hopeful for Bulgarians with Death Verdicts in Malaysia
Brazil-Jailed Bulgarian Champ Hopes for House Arrest

Views on BG

Europe's Oldest Prehistoric Town Unearthed in Bulgaria

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World

Georgia Announces 'Restart' of Ties with Russia
IMF: Greece-Troika Bailout Talks Stalled
Russian Court Reduces Sentence of Khodorkovsky's Partner Lebedev
Obama Takes Lead in Swing States Iowa, Wis., N.H.
'Old Continent' Firm behind Obama - Poll
Obama Resumes Election Campaign in Sandy Aftermath

Business

Bulgaria's Food Industry Plagued by Decreased Consumption

Kiril Vatev, Chair of the Association of Meat Processors in Bulgaria, has cited decreased consumption as the biggest challenge before the Bulgarian food industry.

Business | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 16:23

Bulgarian Heavy Industry Workers Stage Protest to Demand Strategy

Hundreds of mining industry workers staged a protest rally Thursday in Sofia against the pressure exerted over the mineral and raw material industry.

Business | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 15:28

Bulgarian Economy to Grow by 1% in 2012 - Think-Tank

A Bulgarian think-tank has predicted a 1% GDP growth in the country in 2012, echoing the forecast of the International Monetary Fund, which increased last month its earlier estimate of 0.8%.

Business | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 14:25

Sofia Taxi Cabs Price Hike Becomes Effective

Most taxi cab prices in Bulgaria's capital Sofia went up 20%, effective Thursday, November 1.

Business | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 11:47

Bulgarians' Deposits Hit New Record at BGN 34.7 B

Deposits of Bulgarians increased to a new record of BGN 34.7 B by September 30, 2012, according to data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Business » Finance | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 13:59

Russian President Putin Postpones Visit to Bulgaria for Dec

Dmitriy Peskov, Spokesperson for Vladimir Putin, has confirmed changes to the schedule of the visits of the Russian President to Turkey and Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 12:00

EasyJet to Fly Sofia – Berlin as of March 2013

Low-cost carrier easyJet will fly from Sofia to Berlin starting March 31, 2013.

Business » Tourism | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 12:44

Politics

Bulgaria FM Slams Brussels over Interim Report Warning

Bulgaria's foreign minister has harshly criticized the European Commission for "circulating rumors" after it warned an additional report on the country's justice and home affairs may be due.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 15:50

EC Probes Bulgaria over Renewable Energy Surcharge

The European Commission has launched a probe against Bulgaria over the decision to introduce grid access charges on all operating renewable energy producers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 09:50

Bulgarian Investigation Impeccable on Key Trials, Reelected Chief Deems

Bulgaria's investigation service has never failed in the so called "emblematic trials", declared Boyko Naydenov, the newly reelected head of the Bulgarian National Investigation Service.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 19:20

Bulgaria's Ex President, VP Pardoned 87 Murderers - MP Report

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov and Vice President Angel Marin pardoned a total of 87 murderers during their 10 years in office (2002-2012), a special parliamentary committee has found.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 15:27

Bulgarian Parliament Appoints New Deputy Speaker

The Bulgarian Parliament elected Thursday Menda Stoyanova for new Deputy Speaker.

Politics » Domestic | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 12:06

Society

Islamist Book Declares Bulgarians 'Enslavers' of Rhodope Mountains

An Islamist book which denies that Bulgaria liberated the region of the Rhodope Mountains from the Ottoman Turkish Empire in the First Balkan War of 1912-1913 has been found to be in distribution in mosques across Southern Bulgaria.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 19:59

Sofia Launches Road Rehabilitation Project Worth EUR 100 M

The Sofia Municipality has started working on a project worth a total of EUR 100 M for the overall rehabilitation of the road network in the capital.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 18:00

Berlusconi's 'Bulgarian Lover' Forced to Come Home for Dad's Funeral

Darina Pavlova, former Bulgarian model, actress and widow of shady tycoon Iliya Pavlov, has made a rare appearance in Bulgaria to attend her father's funeral, local media reports.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 17:25

Boyko Naydenov Reelected Bulgarian Chief Investigator

Bulgaria's new Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, elected Thursday Boyko Naydenov for a second term as Chief of the National Investigative Services, NIS.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 14:12

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Resigns to Assume New Post

The Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, is going to accept Thursday the resignation of Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev, who is on his way to become constitutional judge.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 13:38

New Chief Investigator Designated in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's new Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, is electing Thursday the new Chief of the National Investigative Services, NIS.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 09:26

Bulgarian Traffic Police Launch 'Light' Campaign

Traffic police in Bulgaria are starting Thursday their traditional "Light" campaign aiming to lower the number of car accidents in the fall and winter.

Society | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 09:08

Southern Bulgaria under Code Orange over Downpours

Code orange has been declared Thursday in four regions in southern Bulgaria due to heavy downpours, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, has announced.

Society » Environment | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 08:43

Bulgaria Pays Tribute to Its Enlighteners

Bulgaria marks on November 1 the National Enlighteners Day with a series of events organized all across the country.

Society » Culture | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 08:11

Crime

Own Interior Minister Describes Bulgaria as 'Organized Crime Oasis'

Bulgaria's own Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has described the country as an "oasis for organized crime".

Crime | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 20:44

Expert Hopeful for Bulgarians with Death Verdicts in Malaysia

Malaysia is considering a moratorium on carrying out death penalty sentences, according to Bulgarian media expert Nataliya Ilieva, who lives in the Muslim country.

Crime | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 12:48

Brazil-Jailed Bulgarian Champ Hopes for House Arrest

The jailed-in-Brazil Bulgaria's former Olympic weightlifting champion Galabin Boevski is hoping to be released under house arrest in awaiting his final sentence.

Crime | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 11:21

Views on BG

Europe's Oldest Prehistoric Town Unearthed in Bulgaria

BBC

Views on BG | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 08:42

Quotes

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"I am seriously concerned by the European Commission criticism (concerning the probability of an interim report on the country's justice and home affairs).

Quotes | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 18:00

World

Georgia Announces 'Restart' of Ties with Russia

Georgia is restarting its ties with Moscow "from a clean slate" but the restoration of diplomatic relations will be linked to the issue of the country's territorial integrity, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili declared on Thursday.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 18:53

IMF: Greece-Troika Bailout Talks Stalled

The talks between Greece and the troika of international lenders remained stuck on the conditions for financing the country as it seeks a two-year extension for meeting fiscal goals, the IMF announced Thursday.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 18:27

Russian Court Reduces Sentence of Khodorkovsky's Partner Lebedev

Platon Lebedev, the jailed business partner of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, will walk free in July 2012 after a Russian court reduced his sentence.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 17:49

Obama Takes Lead in Swing States Iowa, Wis., N.H.

As US President Barack Obama resumed his election campaign, new polls indicated he is likely to defeat Mitt Romney in the swing states of Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 16:38

'Old Continent' Firm behind Obama - Poll

Over 90% of people in Europe would vote for incumbent US President, Barack Obama, according to a poll of the British YouGov.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 14:42

Obama Resumes Election Campaign in Sandy Aftermath

US President Barack Obama is set Thursday to resume his election campaign, after it was put on hold by monstrous storm Sandy, which hit the northeast of the country.

World | November 1, 2012, Thursday // 10:33
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