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ARCHIVE - 19 November 2012

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Business

Bulgarian MP Proposes Amendments Defending Subcontractors in Public Procurement
Bulgaria Woos Chinese Investors in Machine Building, Energy
Bulgaria's Construction Down by 1.1% Sept 2012
Water Sector Investments in Bulgarian Municipalities Exceed BGN 1.7 B
Bulgarian Watchdog Clears Acquisition of K & K Electronics by Domtech Holding AG
Only High Salaries Tend To Go Up in Bulgaria Study Shows
Bulgarian Checkpoint Repairs Cause Turkish Border Jam

Politics

Socialist Opposition: We Created Jobs, Ruling GERB Kill Them
Ex-Parliament Speaker to Run for Bulgaria Constitutional Court - Report
Bulgarian Municipalities to Get Extra BGN 100 M for Tourism, Sports Projects
Bulgarian Right-Wingers to Form Anti-Nuclear Plant Committee
Bulgarian PM to Back Right-Wing Constitution Court Nominee
Margin between Bulgaria's GERB, Socialists Melts - Poll
Bulgaria's GERB Snub Constitutional Judge Nomination

Society

Bulgaria Capital Town Hall to Withdraw Controversial Road
Bomb Threats Close Down 9 Schools in Bulgarian Capital
Turkey-Bulgaria Border Traffic to Stop Tuesday Night
PM Borisov: Leave Kroes Alone, Media in Bulgaria is Free!
Bulgarian NGO Rises Against Sexist Liquor Ads
Bulgarian Border Village Asks to Become Part of Greece
'Dinosaurs' Take Over Bulgaria's National Palace of Culture
Bulgarian Film 'Color of the Chameleon' Acclaimed in Sweden
J Lo Delights 12 000 in Sofia
Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown
Bulgarian Doctors Want FinMin Out over Diversion of Funds

Sports

Judd Trump Victorious in Inaugural Bulgarian Open
2 Lucky Winners Split Bulgarian Lottery Record Jackpot

Crime

5 Sofia Schools Receive Bomb Threats
Man Arrested in Deadly Bulgarian Black Sea Fire Makes Confession
Sofia Airport Customs Foil Paraguay-Bound Skimming Scheme
Bomb Threats Close 3 Sofia Schools

Views on BG

Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

Quotes

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World

Turkey PM Erdogan: Israel Is 'Terrorist State'
Israel Ready for Ground Invasion in Gaza - Report
UN Calls for Ceasefire in Israel-Gaza Conflict

Business

Bulgarian MP Proposes Amendments Defending Subcontractors in Public Procurement

Companies which fail to pay to subcontractors may not be admitted to tenders under the Public Procurement Act, according to a proposal of Mihail Mihaylov, MP of the right-wing Blue Coalition.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 16:44

Bulgaria Woos Chinese Investors in Machine Building, Energy

Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev has outlined machine building and energy as priority spheres for cooperation between Bulgaria and China.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 15:00

Bulgaria's Construction Down by 1.1% Sept 2012

Bulgaria's seasonally adjusted construction production decreadsed by 1.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 14:11

Water Sector Investments in Bulgarian Municipalities Exceed BGN 1.7 B

Investments in the water sector in Bulgarian municipalities exceed BGN 1.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 13:02

Bulgarian Watchdog Clears Acquisition of K & K Electronics by Domtech Holding AG

Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has approved a concentration via the acquisition of direct sole control by Liechtenstein-registered Domtech Holding AG over K & K Electronics EAD, Bulgaria.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 12:05

Only High Salaries Tend To Go Up in Bulgaria Study Shows

The average monthly wage in Bulgaria went up by BGN 48 in the first nine months of 2012, from BGN 720 in January to BGN 768 in September.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 11:10

Bulgarian Checkpoint Repairs Cause Turkish Border Jam

About 14-kilometers-long truck line has formed at the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Business | November 19, 2012, Monday // 08:47

Politics

Socialist Opposition: We Created Jobs, Ruling GERB Kill Them

250,000 people have gone unemployed since the 2009 start of the term in office of Bulgaria's GERB cabinet, said Party of European Socialists and Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 20:51

Ex-Parliament Speaker to Run for Bulgaria Constitutional Court - Report

Bulgarian rightist party Union of Democratic Forces will nominate former Speaker of Parliament Yordan Sokolov to run for a member of Bulgaria's Constitutional Court, according to reports.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 20:04

Bulgarian Municipalities to Get Extra BGN 100 M for Tourism, Sports Projects

Bulgarian municipalities will receive an extra sum of over BGN 100 M for the implementation of sports and tourism projects with money from the redistributed budgets of the EU Rural Development Program.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 17:58

Bulgarian Right-Wingers to Form Anti-Nuclear Plant Committee

Bulgaria's right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party (DSB) is to establish an initiative committee against the development of nuclear energy in the country through the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant project.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 17:46

Bulgarian PM to Back Right-Wing Constitution Court Nominee

The Members of the Parliament from the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, will support a right-wing nomination for a new constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 14:48

Margin between Bulgaria's GERB, Socialists Melts - Poll

The difference in the support for Bulgaria's ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is now just 3%.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 10:02

Bulgaria's GERB Snub Constitutional Judge Nomination

Bulgaria's ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, are not going to nominate a new constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 19, 2012, Monday // 09:25

Society

Bulgaria Capital Town Hall to Withdraw Controversial Road

Municipal authorities in the Bulgarian capital will withdraw a controversial road project set to pass through a park, informed Monday Sofia chief architect Petar Dikov.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 18:22

Bomb Threats Close Down 9 Schools in Bulgarian Capital

9 high schools in Bulgarian capital Sofia, some of them among the most prestigious, have received bomb threats Monday.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 17:28

Turkey-Bulgaria Border Traffic to Stop Tuesday Night

Turkey will temporarily stop all traffic at checkpoints between Bulgaria and Turkey for 7 hours Tuesday night, informed Bulgarian border authorities.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 16:40

PM Borisov: Leave Kroes Alone, Media in Bulgaria is Free!

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has chosen an interactive approach to convince the public that there is no media dependence and censorship in Bulgaria.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 15:40

Bulgarian NGO Rises Against Sexist Liquor Ads

A human rights NGO, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, has filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the sexist advertising of a local alcoholic beverage.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 15:02

Bulgarian Border Village Asks to Become Part of Greece

Residents of the Bulgarian village of Tsrancha, located very close to the Greek border, wish to secede and become administratively and economically part of Greece.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 13:02

'Dinosaurs' Take Over Bulgaria's National Palace of Culture

An exhibition showcasing dinosaur models will be on display in the National Palace of Culture (NDK) until May 14, 2013.

Society | November 19, 2012, Monday // 12:43

Bulgarian Film 'Color of the Chameleon' Acclaimed in Sweden

Bulgarian film "The Color of the Chameleon" of director Emil Hristov has been shown with great success during the 23rd edition of the prestigious Stockholm film festival.

Society » Culture | November 19, 2012, Monday // 13:48

J Lo Delights 12 000 in Sofia

Pop star Jennifer Lopez did not disappoint an audience of over 12 000 people in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, as she had her first concert in the Balkan country on Sunday.

Society » Culture | November 19, 2012, Monday // 11:17

Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

Residents of Bulgaria’s town of Isperih plan to launch a petition to have the unique gold Thracian treasure, recently discovered in the nearby famous Sveshtari tomb, to be returned to them.

Society » Archaeology | November 19, 2012, Monday // 12:06

Bulgarian Doctors Want FinMin Out over Diversion of Funds

The Bulgarian Medical Association and other professional and patients' organization have requested the resignation of Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov.

Society » Health | November 19, 2012, Monday // 19:31

Sports

Judd Trump Victorious in Inaugural Bulgarian Open

World number one Judd Trump eased past John Higgins 4-0 to win the inaugural Bulgaria Open snooker tournament in Sofia.

Sports | November 19, 2012, Monday // 12:09

2 Lucky Winners Split Bulgarian Lottery Record Jackpot

The lottery craze in Bulgaria came to conclusion with two lucking winners splitting the record BGN 9 472 606 jackpot.

Sports | November 19, 2012, Monday // 10:32

Crime

5 Sofia Schools Receive Bomb Threats

A total of five secondary schools have received bomb alerts in a single day, local news agencies report.

Crime | November 19, 2012, Monday // 15:50

Man Arrested in Deadly Bulgarian Black Sea Fire Makes Confession

The man detained in suspicion of intentionally starting a fire in Bulgarian Black Sea resort town of Sozopol that killed 3 persons has made full confessions.

Crime | November 19, 2012, Monday // 14:36

Sofia Airport Customs Foil Paraguay-Bound Skimming Scheme

Customs officers at Sofia Airport have seized skimming devices and micro cameras in a shipment intended for Paraguay.

Crime | November 19, 2012, Monday // 13:23

Bomb Threats Close 3 Sofia Schools

Three phone calls alerting of potential explosions in three schools in the Bulgarian capital Sofia have been placed Monday.

Crime | November 19, 2012, Monday // 11:40

Views on BG

Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria

Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who has died aged 98, led his country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, fighting off efforts to remove him from office following the end of communism.

Views on BG | November 19, 2012, Monday // 11:35

Quotes

Today's Quote

"I do not worry about criticisms regarding media freedom, because there cannot be a greater freedom of speech.

Quotes | November 19, 2012, Monday // 15:58

World

Turkey PM Erdogan: Israel Is 'Terrorist State'

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced exceptionally sharp criticism of Israel's ongoing heavy campaign against the Gaza strip.

World | November 19, 2012, Monday // 19:01

Israel Ready for Ground Invasion in Gaza - Report

Israel is ready for a ground operation in the Gaza Strip but prefers a diplomatic solution, according to a report.

World | November 19, 2012, Monday // 16:45

UN Calls for Ceasefire in Israel-Gaza Conflict

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls for an immediate ceasefire as Israel continues to fire rockets into Gaza.

World | November 19, 2012, Monday // 08:04
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