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ARCHIVE - 2 November 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Farmers Sow Wheat on 2.4 Million Acres
Bulgarian Govt Makes BGN 115 M from CEZ Share Sales
FinMin Dims Bulgarian Researchers Hopes for More Funds
Bulgarian Rulers Deny Secret South Stream Deal with Russia
Bulgarian Rightists Pose 7 Questions over 'Secret' South Stream Deal with Russia
Bulgarians' Tourism Spending Figures - Too Good to be True
Bulgaria with Own Stand at Berlin Travel Expo
Bulgaria Sizes up Tourism Rivals, Strengthens Brand

Politics

Bulgaria Opens 1st Waste Disposal Depot Built with EU Funds
9 Non-EU States Join EU Sanctions on Iran
Bulgarian GERB MP Backs 'Tainted' Judge before EC
Bulgarian President Releases Chief Prosecutor from Post
Bulgarian MPs Push to Name Border Pass after Ottoman Liberator
Reelected Bulgarian Chief Investigator Eyes Prosecutors Office
Father of Bulgaria's Currency Peg Prescribes 'Unique' Corruption Cure

Society

Number of Suicide Attempts in Bulgaria on Rise
Bulgarians among World's Most Cautious Consumers - Nielsen
Mercury to Zoom up to 21°C in Bulgaria over Weekend
30 000 Young Bulgarians Study Abroad

Sports

Bulgaria's Pironkova Loses to Russia's Petrova at Tournament of Champions
Bulgarian Brothers Debut in New Zealand Football League
Bulgaria's Pironkova Secures Semi Berth at TOC

Crime

Bulgarian Police Capture Elusive 'Ginger' Fraudster
Turkish Forensic Council Rebuts Claims Ozal Was Poisoned
Car Kills Bulgarian Teen Father in Cyprus

Lifestyle

Jay Lo to Arrive in Bulgaria with 10 Trucks, 80 Crew

Smiles

Boyko Driving (Even the GPS Mad)

World

Attack US Mission in Benghazi Was 'Mainly' CIA Operation - Report
US Unemployment Rate Up ahead of Elections Despite More Jobs
Russian PM Medvedev: Further Pussy Riot Jailing Excessive
Syrian Rebels Kill 29 Govt Troops in Checkpoint Attacks
Salafist Muslims Demand Sharia Law in Egypt's New Constitution
Stars Join Together in Sandy Benefit Gala
'Sandy' Fuel Shortages, Lack of Power Wrekc Havoc in NE US
Greek Bank List Editor Acquitted
Sandy Death Toll Hits 90

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria: Fifteen Years Later

Business

Bulgarian Farmers Sow Wheat on 2.4 Million Acres

Bulgaria's farmers have sowed a total of 9.8 million decares (2.4 million acres) with wheat, according to data of the District Agriculture Directorates as of November 1, 2012, the Agriculture Ministry announced.

Business | November 2, 2012, Friday // 18:45

Bulgarian Govt Makes BGN 115 M from CEZ Share Sales

The Bulgarian state has made a total of BGN 115 M from the sale of its minority shares in Czech-owned power utility CEZ Bulgaria on the Sofia Stock Exchange, Bulgaria's Privatization Agency announced.

Business » Finance | November 2, 2012, Friday // 19:03

FinMin Dims Bulgarian Researchers Hopes for More Funds

Bulgarian Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, declared Friday that no one from his team had promised more funding from the 2012 State budget for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS.

Business » Finance | November 2, 2012, Friday // 12:14

Bulgarian Rulers Deny Secret South Stream Deal with Russia

The governments of Bulgaria and Russia have not held any secret talks for the South Stream gas transit pipeline because there is an intergovernmental agreement in existence, declared Friday Dian Chervenkondev, MP from the ruling center-right party GERB.

Business » Energy | November 2, 2012, Friday // 16:59

Bulgarian Rightists Pose 7 Questions over 'Secret' South Stream Deal with Russia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has promised to sign a contract with Russia for the construction of the South Stream gas transit pipeline in secret talks, former PM and rightist opposition leader Ivan Kostov claims.

Business » Energy | November 2, 2012, Friday // 15:12

Bulgarians' Tourism Spending Figures - Too Good to be True

EU statistical office has deleted figures about Bulgarians ranking fourth in the united bloc by spending on holiday trips and tourism, proving media speculations they were too good to be true.

Business » Tourism | November 2, 2012, Friday // 14:47

Bulgaria with Own Stand at Berlin Travel Expo

The Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism is participating with its own information stand at the tourist expo in Berlin, Germany.

Business » Tourism | November 2, 2012, Friday // 14:38

Bulgaria Sizes up Tourism Rivals, Strengthens Brand

Bulgaria has made an attempt to identify better its rivals on the tourism market amid fears that a chronic lack of advertising and the fallout of the global financial crisis may dent domestic and foreign arrivals further.

Business » Tourism | November 2, 2012, Friday // 13:23

Politics

Bulgaria Opens 1st Waste Disposal Depot Built with EU Funds

The first regional depot for household waste financed by the EU Environment operational program was opened Friday near the town of Botevgrad, close to the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2012, Friday // 17:30

9 Non-EU States Join EU Sanctions on Iran

Nine "EU-aspirant" and "EU-affiliated" countries have joined the Union's recent ban on Iranian gas imports and banks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2012, Friday // 17:10

Bulgarian GERB MP Backs 'Tainted' Judge before EC

The Chair of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Iskra Fidosova, has sent a letter to the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, informing him on the hearing of judge, Veneta Markovska.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2012, Friday // 17:08

Bulgarian President Releases Chief Prosecutor from Post

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, issued Friday a decree to officially release Boris Velchev from the post of Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2012, Friday // 16:16

Bulgarian MPs Push to Name Border Pass after Ottoman Liberator

The Makaza border pass at the Bulgaria-Greek border should be named after General Vasil Delov, under the proposal of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2012, Friday // 15:55

Reelected Bulgarian Chief Investigator Eyes Prosecutors Office

Boyko Naydenov, the newly reelected head of the Bulgarian National Investigation Services, remains in the race for Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2012, Friday // 15:22

Father of Bulgaria's Currency Peg Prescribes 'Unique' Corruption Cure

Steve Hanke, the architect of Bulgaria's currency regime, has provided what has been described as a unique prescription for how to address Bulgaria's biggest problem, today - corruption.

Politics » Domestic | November 2, 2012, Friday // 09:49

Society

Number of Suicide Attempts in Bulgaria on Rise

The suicide toll in Bulgaria is on the rise with suicide being committed most frequently by people between the ages of 18 and 39.

Society | November 2, 2012, Friday // 10:52

Bulgarians among World's Most Cautious Consumers - Nielsen

Consumer confidence in Bulgaria stood at 64 points in the third quarter of this year, making Bulgarians one of the most pessimistic consumers in the world, a survey has shown.

Society | November 2, 2012, Friday // 08:53

Mercury to Zoom up to 21°C in Bulgaria over Weekend

Temperatures in Bulgaria over the weekend are forecast to reach 21°C to delight the people, who are eagerly expecting what may prove to be the last warm spell this year.

Society » Environment | November 2, 2012, Friday // 11:03

30 000 Young Bulgarians Study Abroad

About 30 000 Bulgarians are currently studying abroad, according to the Head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Rosen Ivanov.

Society » Education | November 2, 2012, Friday // 13:22

Sports

Bulgaria's Pironkova Loses to Russia's Petrova at Tournament of Champions

Bulgaria's top female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova has registered her second loss at the Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions in Sofia.

Sports | November 2, 2012, Friday // 21:23

Bulgarian Brothers Debut in New Zealand Football League

Two Bulgarian brothers will bolster Canterbury United for the start of the New Zealand football league season on Friday.

Sports | November 2, 2012, Friday // 18:28

Bulgaria's Pironkova Secures Semi Berth at TOC

Bulgaria's best tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova secured a place in the semi-finals at Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions in advance.

Sports | November 2, 2012, Friday // 07:59

Crime

Bulgarian Police Capture Elusive 'Ginger' Fraudster

One of Bulgaria's most famous criminals specializing in small-scale fraud – Nikolay Gitsov, aka Ginger – has been arrested, a Sofia commissar announced.

Crime | November 2, 2012, Friday // 20:24

Turkish Forensic Council Rebuts Claims Ozal Was Poisoned

The Director of the Turkish Justice Ministry's Forensic Medicine Council has denied allegations in a local newspaper that the analysis of the samples taken during the exhumation of ex-President Turgut Ozal revealed traces of poison.

Crime | November 2, 2012, Friday // 13:52

Car Kills Bulgarian Teen Father in Cyprus

A 17-year-old Bulgarian national, the father of a two-year-old child, found his death in Cyprus after he was run over by a car while trying to cross the street, local media reported.

Crime | November 2, 2012, Friday // 12:05

Lifestyle

Jay Lo to Arrive in Bulgaria with 10 Trucks, 80 Crew

Jennifer Lopez is arriving in Bulgaria with a team of 80 people and over ten trucks with equipment for her November 18 concert.

Lifestyle | November 2, 2012, Friday // 14:13

Smiles

Boyko Driving (Even the GPS Mad)

Heading to the countryside for an official visit to a small town, Bulgaria's Prime minister insisted that he drives by himself.

Smiles | November 2, 2012, Friday // 12:50

World

Attack US Mission in Benghazi Was 'Mainly' CIA Operation - Report

The US mission in Benghazi that came under attack by militants on September 11 was mainly a secret CIA operation, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, shedding new light on the deadly assault.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 19:37

US Unemployment Rate Up ahead of Elections Despite More Jobs

The final US jobs report before the Nov. 6 presidential elections released on Friday shows the unemployment rate ticked to 7.9% in October, up by 0.1 pp since September, even though the American economy jobs than expected.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 19:31

Russian PM Medvedev: Further Pussy Riot Jailing Excessive

Further imprisonment for two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot is excessive, but it is up to the court to decide on the issue, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 18:58

Syrian Rebels Kill 29 Govt Troops in Checkpoint Attacks

Syrian rebels have killed at least 28 government soldiers in attacks on three army checkpoints on the main road from the capital Damascus to the northern city of Aleppo, according to an activist group.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 18:51

Salafist Muslims Demand Sharia Law in Egypt's New Constitution

Several hundred Salafist Muslims have demonstrated in the Egyptian capital Cairo with demands for Islamic law or sharia in Egypt's new constitution.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 17:58

Stars Join Together in Sandy Benefit Gala

Popular musicians are joining together in a benefit concert Friday for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 12:37

'Sandy' Fuel Shortages, Lack of Power Wrekc Havoc in NE US

The death toll from the monstrous storm Sandy that hit the East Coast of the US and Canada has reached 95 people.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 11:38

Greek Bank List Editor Acquitted

A Greek journalist has been acquitted of breaching privacy for publishing the names of 2,000 suspected tax evaders.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 08:08

Sandy Death Toll Hits 90

The death toll from Sandy is continuing to rise, as swathes of the US East Coast battle to recover from the massive storm that hit three days ago.

World | November 2, 2012, Friday // 07:32

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria: Fifteen Years Later

The first of July marked the anniversary of a momentous day in Bulgarian history. On that day, fifteen years ago, Bulgaria installed its currency board system (CBS), finally ending its hyperinflation, which had peaked with a monthly inflation rate of 242%

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | November 2, 2012, Friday // 09:47
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