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ARCHIVE - 12 November 2012

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Business

Bulgaria President Calls for Standardizing Public Procurement Procedures
Bulgarian Telco Officially with New Owners
Taxi Companies in Sofia to Undergo Collusion Probe
Bulgarian Govt Set for Final Decision on South Stream Pipeline
Putin Invites Bulgarian PM for South Stream Groundbreaking
Integrated Brand of Bulgaria as Tourist Destination Due in February 2013

Politics

No Problem with Macedonia, Just with Nationalist Rhetoric - Bulgarian FM
US 'Anticipates' Bulgarian Interior Minister Visit
Bulgaria, Greece, Romania Vow to 'Speak with One Voice' in EU
Borisov Gets Slovakia's Support for Bulgarian Schengen Bid
Bulgaria in Talks over "5+2" Operational Programs for 2014-2020 Period
Top Balkan Diplomats Mull EU Enlargement
Bulgarian Justice Minister Echoes 'Quit' Calls for Tainted Judge
Tainted Bulgarian Judge Postpones Oath of Office
Bulgarian PM Reiterates Call on Tainted Judge to Withdraw

Society

Bulgaria's Youngest Bishop 'Boycotts' Holy Synod Vote
Bulgaria's Vitosha Nature Park to Restore 6 Tourist Routes
3.4 Earthquake Shakes Romania's Vrancea near Bulgaria
Louvre 'Eyes' Bulgaria's Newest Thracian Treasure
Underpaid Medics 'Abandon' Varna Blood Transfusion Center

Views on BG

*Tidal Wave of Bulgarians, Romanians to Swamp Britain

World

Poland Exhumes Remains of Smolensk Plane Crash Casualties
Shale Gas Boom to Make USA World's Top Oil, Gas Producer
SEEMO Alarmed over Worsening Media Freedom in Greece
Russian Capital Moscow Starts 24-hour English-Language Radio
Greece Approves 2013 Austerity State Budget

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Business

Bulgaria President Calls for Standardizing Public Procurement Procedures

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has called for standardizing public procurement procedures in order to boost transparency and predictability.

Business | November 12, 2012, Monday // 13:27

Bulgarian Telco Officially with New Owners

Bulgarian telecom Vivacom (BTC) now has a new majority owner, after NEF Telecom Bulgaria sold last week its 93.99% stake to the newly registered company Viva Telecom Bulgaria.

Business | November 12, 2012, Monday // 12:42

Taxi Companies in Sofia to Undergo Collusion Probe

Petko Nikolov, Chair of Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK), has said that the watchdog is ready to check whether taxi companies in Sofia acted in collusion to increase fares as of November 1.

Business | November 12, 2012, Monday // 12:24

Bulgarian Govt Set for Final Decision on South Stream Pipeline

Bulgaria's government will come up with its investment decision for the construction of the Russian-sponsored gas transit pipeline South Stream on November 15, 2012, President Rosen Plevneliev announced.

Business » Energy | November 12, 2012, Monday // 18:09

Putin Invites Bulgarian PM for South Stream Groundbreaking

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has received an invitation from Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the South Stream gas pipeline.

Business » Energy | November 12, 2012, Monday // 09:57

Integrated Brand of Bulgaria as Tourist Destination Due in February 2013

The creation of an integrated brand of Bulgaria as a tourist destination is to be wrapped up by February 2013, according to Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism Ivo Marinov.

Business » Tourism | November 12, 2012, Monday // 15:41

Politics

No Problem with Macedonia, Just with Nationalist Rhetoric - Bulgarian FM

Bulgaria does not have a problem with Macedonia and its quest for EU membership but with the nationalist rhetoric of some of its political leaders, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Mladenov said at a meeting with his Greek and Romanian counterparts.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 12, 2012, Monday // 20:46

US 'Anticipates' Bulgarian Interior Minister Visit

The United States Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has sent a letter to Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, to thank him for his personal dedication for the deepening cooperation between the two countries.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 12, 2012, Monday // 12:05

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania Vow to 'Speak with One Voice' in EU

The Balkans' three major EU member states, Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, have set out to "speak with one voice" in the European Union, their foreign ministers made it clear in a trilateral meeting in Sofia Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2012, Monday // 19:34

Borisov Gets Slovakia's Support for Bulgarian Schengen Bid

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has argued that Bulgaria should have been admitted into Schengen a long time ago if its success in guarding EU borders had been truly taken into account.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2012, Monday // 18:10

Bulgaria in Talks over "5+2" Operational Programs for 2014-2020 Period

Bulgaria and the European Commission are yet to negotiate funding under operational programs in the period 2014-2020 for the construction of second-class roads and subsidies for cultural and historical heritage, according to Tomislav Donchev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2012, Monday // 16:57

Top Balkan Diplomats Mull EU Enlargement

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Romania and Bulgaria are discussing Monday the policy of enlargement of the European Union in the Western Balkans and EU border security.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2012, Monday // 10:34

Bulgarian Justice Minister Echoes 'Quit' Calls for Tainted Judge

The reputation of one person cannot be more important than the reputation of the State, Bulgaria's Justice Minister, Diyana Kovacheva, commented Monday.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2012, Monday // 14:20

Tainted Bulgarian Judge Postpones Oath of Office

Controversial Bulgarian magistrate, Veneta Markovska, who was recently elected constitutional judge, has postponed taking the oath of office in awaiting the results of a probe of all tipoffs against her.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2012, Monday // 11:36

Bulgarian PM Reiterates Call on Tainted Judge to Withdraw

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has reiterated calls on controversial magistrate, Veneta Markovska, who was recently elected constitutional judge, to withdraw.

Politics » Domestic | November 12, 2012, Monday // 09:15

Society

Bulgaria's Youngest Bishop 'Boycotts' Holy Synod Vote

Plovdiv Bishop Nikolay has announced Monday his official position on the selection of Varna metropolitan Kiril to serve as interim Sofia metropolitan bishop and interim head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Society | November 12, 2012, Monday // 15:11

Bulgaria's Vitosha Nature Park to Restore 6 Tourist Routes

Six tourist routes in Bulgaria's Vitosha Mountain will be restored and equipped with new signs with EU money under a project won by Vitosha Nature Park.

Society » Environment | November 12, 2012, Monday // 14:15

3.4 Earthquake Shakes Romania's Vrancea near Bulgaria

An earthquake with a 3.4 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society » Environment | November 12, 2012, Monday // 10:46

Louvre 'Eyes' Bulgaria's Newest Thracian Treasure

Bulgaria's Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, has informed Monday that the unique gold Thracian treasure recently discovered in the famous Sveshtari tomb in Bulgaria would be soon displayed at the Louvre.

Society » Archaeology | November 12, 2012, Monday // 13:54

Underpaid Medics 'Abandon' Varna Blood Transfusion Center

A total of thirty eight doctors and nurses from the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna are quitting because of low salaries and poor work conditions.

Society » Health | November 12, 2012, Monday // 13:18

Views on BG

*Tidal Wave of Bulgarians, Romanians to Swamp Britain

A tidal wave of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants is threatening to swamp Britain — and flood our overstretched jobs market.

Views on BG | November 12, 2012, Monday // 08:34

World

Poland Exhumes Remains of Smolensk Plane Crash Casualties

The Polish military prosecutor has exhumed the remains of two of the victims of the 2010 Smolensk air crash disaster, in which the Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed, on suspicion that there may have been a mix-up over the bodies.

World | November 12, 2012, Monday // 15:16

Shale Gas Boom to Make USA World's Top Oil, Gas Producer

The USA is to become the world's top producer of oil and gas around 2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia until the middle of that decade, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

World | November 12, 2012, Monday // 15:10

SEEMO Alarmed over Worsening Media Freedom in Greece

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has registered an increase in attacks and pressure on Greek journalists, it said in a statement.

World | November 12, 2012, Monday // 14:36

Russian Capital Moscow Starts 24-hour English-Language Radio

Moscow's first 24-hour English-language radio station, Moscow FM, started broadcasting on Monday.

World | November 12, 2012, Monday // 14:19

Greece Approves 2013 Austerity State Budget

The Greek Parliament has approved the 2013 austerity State budget.

World | November 12, 2012, Monday // 08:08

Novinite Insider

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Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 12, 2012, Monday // 08:15
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