ARCHIVE - 14 November 2012

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Business

Sofia Metro's Mobile, Wi-Fi Access Put Off for 2013
Bulgarian Red Wine Promoted in UK
Bulgaria to Sign 6+4 Year Contract with Gazprom
Direct Petroleum Bulgaria to Drill for Oil, Gas at Deventsi Field
Gazprom Head to Push for South Stream Deal in Bulgaria
France, Spain Again Top Destinations for UK House Hunters
Sofia Airport Serviced 300 000 Passengers in Oct 2012

Politics

Bulgarian, Slovak Cabinets to Hold First Ever Joint Sitting in 2013
EC Approves Spain's Strict Austerity Program
EC Votes for More Women on Boards, Proposes 40% Quota
EC Oks Women Boards Quota, Says Reding in Tweet
Bulgariа's Top Prosecutors Deem Notorious 'Lobbyist' Not Guilty
Embattled Bulgarian Judge Approaches Constitutional Court Office
Boris Dimitrov Appointed Chair of Bulgaria's Information Security Commission
Bulgarian PM Begs Notorious Judge to Withdraw
Bulgarian PM Vows Not to Meddle in Election of Patriarch
Bulgarian Parliament Elects New Head on Internal Security Committee

Society

Bulgarian Holy Synod to Discuss Choice of Interim Patriarch
2 Bulgarian Ministries Move to Rescue Struggling Observatory
Bulgarian Astronomers Pin Hopes on PM to Rescue Observatory
Struggling Bulgarian Blood Transfusion Center Survives

Sports

Bulgaria's Ex Golden Girls Coach Elected Federation Head
Bulgaria to Face Ukraine in Football Friendly

Crime

13 M Contraband Cigarettes Seized at Bulgaria-Greece Border

Quotes

Today's Quote

World

Rebels Overrun Military Post in Northeast Syria
Thousands of European Workers Protest against Austerity
Greece's Economic Slump Deepens in Q3
Europe Hit by Wave of Austerity Protests

Novinite Insider

Russian Banks Can Profit from West European Bank Deleveraging

Letters to the Editor

Baby in Bulgaria....

Business

Sofia Metro's Mobile, Wi-Fi Access Put Off for 2013

Bulgaria's three mobile phone operators and the Sofia Metropolitan company are putting off the launch of all-out mobile and Wi-Fi access on the subway in the Bulgarian capital for the spring of 2013, MobileBulgaria reported.

Business | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 18:19

Bulgarian Red Wine Promoted in UK

Red Retro Wines, a family business based in Greater Manchester is seeking to change UK's perceptions about Bulgarian wine, as it has become the exclusive UK importer for the Black Sea Gold winery, Manchester Evening News says in an article.

Business | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 09:13

Bulgaria to Sign 6+4 Year Contract with Gazprom

Bulgaria will seek a gas supply contract with Russian Gazprom for a period of 6+4 years, according to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 17:52

Direct Petroleum Bulgaria to Drill for Oil, Gas at Deventsi Field

State-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz will have the opportunity to buy cheaper gas extracted from the Deventsi deposit from the second half of 2013, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 14:11

Gazprom Head to Push for South Stream Deal in Bulgaria

Alexey Miller, CEO of Russian energy giant Gazprom, is to arrive in Bulgaria on Wednesday, hoping to wrap up the negotiations on the South Stream gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 09:47

France, Spain Again Top Destinations for UK House Hunters

British investors seem to be back to their old habits, looking little further than a farmhouse in France or an apartment on the Costa de Sol and are no longer tempted by countries such as Bulgaria and Turkey.

Business » Properties | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 16:45

Sofia Airport Serviced 300 000 Passengers in Oct 2012

In October 2012, Sofia Airport serviced a total of 285 216 arrival and departure passengers, up by 1400 from the same month of 2011, according to the airport's press office.

Business » Tourism | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 14:56

Politics

Bulgarian, Slovak Cabinets to Hold First Ever Joint Sitting in 2013

The governments of Slovakia and Bulgaria have agreed to hold a joint session next year, it has been announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 10:22

EC Approves Spain's Strict Austerity Program

The European Commission approves the strict austerity program undertaken by the Spanish government, EC Vice President and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn announced Wednesday in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 18:58

EC Votes for More Women on Boards, Proposes 40% Quota

The European Commission has backed proposals to set a 40% quota for women on the boards of listed companies by 2020, but it will apply to non-executive directors only.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 14:05

EC Oks Women Boards Quota, Says Reding in Tweet

The European Commission has given the green light to a controversial proposal to set a 40% quota for women on the boards of listed companies by 2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 12:34

Bulgariа's Top Prosecutors Deem Notorious 'Lobbyist' Not Guilty

Bulgaria's Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation deems notorious lobbyist Krasimir Georgiev, aka Krasio the Black, not guilty of perjury.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 20:17

Embattled Bulgarian Judge Approaches Constitutional Court Office

Controversial Bulgarian magistrate Veneta Markovska has filed her resignation as judge and Deputy Chair of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS), clearing the path to her appointment as constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 16:25

Boris Dimitrov Appointed Chair of Bulgaria's Information Security Commission

The Bulgarian government has appointed Boris Dimitrov Chair of the State Commission on Information Security (DKSI).

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 15:48

Bulgarian PM Begs Notorious Judge to Withdraw

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again urged controversial magistrate Veneta Markovska ,who was recently elected constitutional judge, to withdraw.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 14:52

Bulgarian PM Vows Not to Meddle in Election of Patriarch

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that his government will not meddle in the election of a new Orthodox Patriarch.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 13:57

Bulgarian Parliament Elects New Head on Internal Security Committee

Krasimir Tsipov, an MP with Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB, has been elected as the new head of the Parliament's Committee on Internal Security and Public Order.

Politics » Domestic | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 10:56

Society

Bulgarian Holy Synod to Discuss Choice of Interim Patriarch

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will gather on Wednesday to discuss the objections against the recent appointment of Varna Bishop Kiril as interim Patriarch.

Society | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 08:13

2 Bulgarian Ministries Move to Rescue Struggling Observatory

Bulgaria's financially struggling Rozhen observatory is to carry out tasks for the country's Agriculture Ministry and for the Ministry of Environment, it was announced on Wednesday.

Society » Education | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 12:41

Bulgarian Astronomers Pin Hopes on PM to Rescue Observatory

Astronomers from Bulgaria's Rozhen observatory will meet with the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday in a bid to convince him that the observatory should not be closed.

Society » Education | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 11:40

Struggling Bulgarian Blood Transfusion Center Survives

The doctors, nurses, and lab specialists at the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora have decided to stay even though a month ago they announced their intention to quit because of their low salaries.

Society » Health | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 19:19

Sports

Bulgaria's Ex Golden Girls Coach Elected Federation Head

Bulgaria's former rhythmic gymnastics coach Iliyana Raeva, who unexpectedly quit two months ago, has been elected president of the country's federation.

Sports | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 17:23

Bulgaria to Face Ukraine in Football Friendly

Bulgaria's national football team is to face Ukraine on Wednesday in its last friendly game for 2012.

Sports | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 08:49

Crime

13 M Contraband Cigarettes Seized at Bulgaria-Greece Border

Bulgarian customs officers at the Kulata border crossing point seized a record 13 million contraband cigarettes on the night of November 13.

Crime | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 11:51

Quotes

Today's Quote

"Not a single star should be missed.

Quotes | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 12:57

World

Rebels Overrun Military Post in Northeast Syria

Syrian rebel fighters have killed at least 18 soldiers as they overran a military post, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

World | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 18:03

Thousands of European Workers Protest against Austerity

Tens of thousands of workers have taken to the streets of Europe in a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment and austerity measures.

World | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 15:57

Greece's Economic Slump Deepens in Q3

The Greek economy shrank 7.2% in the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, statistics agency Elstat has said.

World | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 15:37

Europe Hit by Wave of Austerity Protests

Workers across the European Union are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday in a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment and austerity measures.

World | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37

Novinite Insider

Russian Banks Can Profit from West European Bank Deleveraging

By Atanas Bostandjiev, the UK and international CEO of VTB Capital

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 10:59

Letters to the Editor

Baby in Bulgaria....

(the letter below was provoked by Novinite.

Letters to the Editor | November 14, 2012, Wednesday // 11:16