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ARCHIVE - 20 November 2012

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Business

Turkcell Submits Non-Binding Bid for Bulgaria's Globul
Bulgaria's Cheap, Qualified Labor Force Advertised to Chinese Investors
London-Based Alegro Capital Acquires Bulgaria's TV7
Bulgaria, Russia to Cooperate in Urban Planning, Building Stock Renovation
Bulgaria May Start Manufacturing Chinese Buses – Economy Minister
Sarafovo Airport in Burgas to Get Noise Insulating Wall
France Shrugs off Moody's Downgrade
Bulgaria's Place Unquestionably inside Eurozone - FinMin
Bulgarian MPs Examine Violations in Belene Nuclear Project
Bulgaria Expects 3-5% Growth in Winter Tourists

Politics

Bulgarian PM to Meet Obama by End of Year
Ex Bulgarian President Faces Uphill Struggle in Top Court Bid
Bulgarian PM Lauds Sole Chief Prosecutor Nomination
Ex Bulgarian President Nominated for Constitution Court
Bulgaria's Ex-President Says He Won't Run for MP
Ex Bulgarian President Pops in Constitution Court 'Race'

Society

Controversial Bulgarian Judge Retires from Supreme Court
Ship Sinks in Danube River near Bulgaria's Ruse
Sofia's Last Ambulance Wins New Awards
Sofia Emergency Hospital CEO Sacked Unexpectedly

Sports

Lalova Named Bulgaria's Top Field and Track Athlete for 2012
Petrov Says Battle with Cancer Going Well
Berbatov Becomes Father for 2nd Time - Report

Crime

Uganda Releases One of Bulgarian Alleged ATM Fraudsters - Report
Bomb Threat Closes One More Sofia School
Diplomats Ask Spain to Observe Jailed Bulgarian Crew Rights
21 Kg of Heroin Busted at Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Views on BG

Banking Union Must Mean Equal Votes for All Members, Says Bulgarian Minister

World

Egypt: No Plan to Announce Halt to Israel-Hamas Violence
Egypt, Hamas: Violence May End in Hours
Israeli Army Drops Leaflets Telling Gazans to Evacuate
Poland Foils Bomb Attack on Parliament
Croatia Sentences Ex PM Sanader to Jail for Bribery
Gaza Death Toll Climbs to at Least 111 on 7th Day
Israel Postpones Gaza Invasion

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Business

Turkcell Submits Non-Binding Bid for Bulgaria's Globul

Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell said on Tuesday it had placed a non-binding preliminary bid to buy Bulgarian mobile operator Globul, put up for sale by its owner, Greece's OTE.

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 19:45

Bulgaria's Cheap, Qualified Labor Force Advertised to Chinese Investors

Delyan Dobrev, Minster of Economy, Energy, and Tourism, has emphasized the benefits of investment in Bulgaria to Chinese business representatives.

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 17:27

London-Based Alegro Capital Acquires Bulgaria's TV7

Alegro Capital, a London-based corporate finance advisory firm, has acquired Bulgarian television TV7 for an undisclosed sum, it was announced on Tuesday.

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:12

Bulgaria, Russia to Cooperate in Urban Planning, Building Stock Renovation

Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova and Russian counterpart Igor Slyunyayev agreed Monday on the establishment of a working group of Bulgarian and Russian exerts for exchange of experience in urban planning and construction norms and s

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:11

Bulgaria May Start Manufacturing Chinese Buses – Economy Minister

A Bulgarian plant may start manufacturing Chinese buses soon, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 13:36

Sarafovo Airport in Burgas to Get Noise Insulating Wall

The Sarafovo Airport in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas will be equipped with a noise insulating wall.

Business | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 12:26

France Shrugs off Moody's Downgrade

The French government has downplayed the importance of rating agency Moody's decision to deprive the country of its top triple-A credit rating.

Business » Finance | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:38

Bulgaria's Place Unquestionably inside Eurozone - FinMin

Bulgaria's place is unquestionably inside the single currency and it could potentially join the eurozone within five years, the finance minister has said.

Business » Finance | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:45

Bulgarian MPs Examine Violations in Belene Nuclear Project

Bulgaria's temporary parliamentary subcommittee for the Belene NPP is examining Tuesday the report of the Public Financial Inspection Agency revealing violations in a number of procedures.

Business » Energy | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 09:14

Bulgaria Expects 3-5% Growth in Winter Tourists

Bulgaria expects to see a 3% to 5% increase in the number of tourists that will visit it during the upcoming winter season, Deputy Economy Minister Ivo Marinov has announced.

Business » Tourism | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 13:53

Politics

Bulgarian PM to Meet Obama by End of Year

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, will meet recently reelected for a second term in office US President, Barack Obama, by the end of 2012.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 08:28

Ex Bulgarian President Faces Uphill Struggle in Top Court Bid

Former Bulgarian President, Petar Stoyanov, who was nominated for constitutional judge by right-wing Union of Democratic Forces, will be boycotted by all opposition parties in parliament, including his own.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 19:11

Bulgarian PM Lauds Sole Chief Prosecutor Nomination

Sotir Tsatsarov, the only Chief Prosecutor candidate so far, received Tuesday the informal support of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:59

Ex Bulgarian President Nominated for Constitution Court

Former Bulgarian President, Petar Stoyanov, is the candidate for constitutional judge of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party, UDF.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 13:13

Bulgaria's Ex-President Says He Won't Run for MP

Bulgaria's former President Georgi Parvanov (2002-2012) has declared that he will not run for MP at the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2013.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 13:05

Ex Bulgarian President Pops in Constitution Court 'Race'

Former Bulgarian President, Petar Stoyanov, and former Interior Minister, Yordan Sokolov, are the most likely candidates for constitutional judge of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party, UDF.

Politics » Domestic | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 10:11

Society

Controversial Bulgarian Judge Retires from Supreme Court

Controversial Bulgarian judge Veneta Markovska has decided to go on retirement and has filed her application Tuesday.

Society | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 12:20

Ship Sinks in Danube River near Bulgaria's Ruse

A ship has sunk in the Danube river, near the Bulgarian city of Ruse, Tuesday morning.

Society | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 10:43

Sofia's Last Ambulance Wins New Awards

Critically acclaimed Bulgarian documentary "Sofia's Last Ambulance" has won Award for Best Director at the Festival dei Populi in Florence, the movie's Facebook page has informed.

Society » Culture | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:41

Sofia Emergency Hospital CEO Sacked Unexpectedly

Bulgaria's Health Minister Desislava Atanasova dismissed Tuesday afternoon the executive director of the Sofia-based Pirogov hospital, one of the busiest emergency hospitals in the country, over public procurement violations.

Society » Health | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 18:05

Sports

Lalova Named Bulgaria's Top Field and Track Athlete for 2012

Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova has been named her country's best field and track athlete for a record fourth time in a row.

Sports | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:10

Petrov Says Battle with Cancer Going Well

Aston Villa's Bulgarian captain Stiliyan Petrov has said that he is battling hard with his acute leukaemia.

Sports | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 15:25

Berbatov Becomes Father for 2nd Time - Report

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov has become a father for the second time to a baby girl, according to a Bulgarian media report.

Sports | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 11:41

Crime

Uganda Releases One of Bulgarian Alleged ATM Fraudsters - Report

One of the four Bulgarians, who were arrested at the end of August in Uganda's capital Kampala on allegations of operating an ATM skimming scam, is heading back home, according to his family.

Crime | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 17:16

Bomb Threat Closes One More Sofia School

A new bomb threat was placed Tuesday morning against a high school in the Bulgarian capital Sofia

Crime | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 13:58

Diplomats Ask Spain to Observe Jailed Bulgarian Crew Rights

The Bulgarian Embassy in Madrid is going to send a letter to Spanish authorities to request the observation of the rights of the Bulgarian sailors detained in Spain on drug trafficking charges.

Crime | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 11:30

21 Kg of Heroin Busted at Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Bulgarian Customs officers have bust 21.4 kg of heroin at the Kapitan Andreevo crossing point on the Bulgarian-Turkish border.

Crime | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 08:05

Views on BG

Banking Union Must Mean Equal Votes for All Members, Says Bulgarian Minister

All members of Europe's proposed Banking Union must be granted equal voting status to avoid creating distortions in the financial sector, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister argued yesterday.

Views on BG | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:44

World

Egypt: No Plan to Announce Halt to Israel-Hamas Violence

Egypt and Hamas - which had announced the potential "calming" of violence between Israel and Hamas - seem to have pulled back on their statements.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 22:28

Egypt, Hamas: Violence May End in Hours

An outcome of talks to halt violence between Israel and militants in Gaza could come within hours, a Hamas spokesman said.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 18:31

Israeli Army Drops Leaflets Telling Gazans to Evacuate

Israel's air force dropped leaflets across Gaza City on Tuesday urging people to evacuate their homes "immediately".

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 17:45

Poland Foils Bomb Attack on Parliament

Polish officials have revealed that they have arrested a man who planned to detonate a vehicle loaded with four tons of explosives outside the country's Parliament, with MPs, the President and the government being possible targets.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 16:47

Croatia Sentences Ex PM Sanader to Jail for Bribery

A court in Croatia's capital Zagreb has sentenced the country's former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in jail for taking bribes.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 12:48

Gaza Death Toll Climbs to at Least 111 on 7th Day

Gaza authorities have said that at least 111 people, many of them children, had been killed in the densely-populated city of 1.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 12:11

Israel Postpones Gaza Invasion

Israel has temporarily put on hold its potential ground operation in Gaza, according to media reports.

World | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 11:21

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Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 14:12
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