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ARCHIVE - 22 November 2012

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Business

Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria Reelects Chair
Bulgaria's 1st Egg Carton Factory to Start Functioning in Jan 2013
40 000 Small Businesses in Bulgaria to Go Bankrupt by End-2012
Bulgaria's Globul Waits for Non-Binding Bids by End-Nov
'Brilliant' Bulgarian FinMin Fails to Appear in FT Rankings

Politics

Bulgaria Confirms Bid for Full OECD Membership
Bulgarian PM's Meeting with Obama Yet to Be Confirmed
Socialist EU Leaders Meet Ahead of Key Budget Council
Bulgaria Will Avoid EC Punitive Measures over Landfills - Minister
Macedonia Expects Support from Greece, Bulgaria for EU Talks
Bulgaria to Press for More EU Funds in Budget Bargaining
MEPs Condemn UK Calls on EU to Tear up Bulgaria's Treaty
President Named Bulgaria's Most Popular Politician
Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Still ahead of Opposition - Poll
President: Democraphics, Resources, Technology Key for Bulgaria
Bulgarian Parliament Finally Cancels Controversial Judge Appointment
2 New Candidates Emerge for Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor
Bulgarian MPs Restart Constitutional Judge Appointment

Society

Bulgarians Rally in Support of Unlimited Smoking
Bulgaria's LGBT Request Legal Sex Self-Determination
Prankster in Sofia Sprays 'Police' onto Posh SUVs
Bulgarians Hold Nationwide Rally against Full Smoking Ban

Sports

Bulgaria's Avramova Fails to Qualify for 100m Backstroke Finals in Chartres
Bulgaria to Slip to 51st in FIFA Ranking
Bulgaria's Avramova Makes It to Semi-Finals in Chartres
Berbatov Names 2nd Daughter after Wife

Crime

Bulgaria PM Furious, Slams Prosecutors as 'Total Disaster'

Views on BG

Bulgaria's Tomato Revolution

World

Turkey to Deploy Patriot Missiles on Syria Border, Russia Cries Foul
Senior Hamas Leader Urges Factions to Respect Gaza Truce
Hamas Suffered Heavy Blow, Israel Says
Israel Busts 55 Suspected Terrorists in West Bank
Death Toll of Syria Civil War Goes over 40,000
EU Calls for Implementation of Gaza Ceasefire
Jubilant Gaza Residents Celebrate Truce
Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Holds

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria's Exploding Child Unruliness Bomb

Business

Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria Reelects Chair

Ognyan Donev was reelected Thursday as Chair of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG) for a second two-year term in office.

Business | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 20:07

Bulgaria's 1st Egg Carton Factory to Start Functioning in Jan 2013

An egg carton factory is to start functioning in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse by January 2013.

Business | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 19:31

40 000 Small Businesses in Bulgaria to Go Bankrupt by End-2012

Eleonora, Negulova, Chair of Bulgaria's National Association of Small and Medium Business (NASMB), has suggested that some 40 0000 registered SMEs, or 10% of the total, will go bankrupt by end-2012.

Business | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 17:59

Bulgaria's Globul Waits for Non-Binding Bids by End-Nov

Potential buyers can submit non-binding bids for Bulgarian mobile operator Globul, put up for sale by the owner, Greece's OTE, by the end of the month, according to unconfirmed information.

Business | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 09:23

'Brilliant' Bulgarian FinMin Fails to Appear in FT Rankings

Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov, much vaunted by himself and PM Boyko Borisov as the Bulgarian cabinet's top asset in times of financial crisis, does not appear in the Financial Times 2012 ranking of EU Ministers of Finance.

Business » Finance | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 13:50

Politics

Bulgaria Confirms Bid for Full OECD Membership

Bulgaria confirmed Thursday its desire to become a full-ledged member of the OECD through a letter from Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 18:58

Bulgarian PM's Meeting with Obama Yet to Be Confirmed

Bulgarian media renewed their efforts Thursday to learn details about the upcoming meeting between Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and US President Barack Obama in Washington DC, but to no avail.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 15:59

Socialist EU Leaders Meet Ahead of Key Budget Council

EU member states leaders from socialist parties met Thursday in Brussels ahead of the European Council crucial for bargaining the Union's 2014-20 budget framework.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 18:01

Bulgaria Will Avoid EC Punitive Measures over Landfills - Minister

Emphasizing that Bulgaria's problem with substandard landfills has existed for over 10 years, Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova has argued that the issue has been resolved and will not escalate in infringement proceedings due to the "good cooperation w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 17:20

Macedonia Expects Support from Greece, Bulgaria for EU Talks

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has said he expects support from Greece and Bulgaria for the decision for the start of Macedonia's EU accession talks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 15:38

Bulgaria to Press for More EU Funds in Budget Bargaining

As EU member states and institution are coming at loggerheads over the 2014-20 EU budget framework, Bulgaria is expected to ask for more EU funds at its disposal for the period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 15:12

MEPs Condemn UK Calls on EU to Tear up Bulgaria's Treaty

Bulgaria's members of European Parliament has furiously slammed UK colleague Godfrey Bloom, who warned of an unprecedented crime wave if Romanian and Bulgarian citizens are given full access to his country, due in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:15

President Named Bulgaria's Most Popular Politician

President Rosen Plevneliev is Bulgaria's most popular politician, with some 52% of Bulgarians supporting him, a poll suggests.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 14:18

Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Still ahead of Opposition - Poll

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party is approved by some 24.5% of the population and is still the most popular political formation in the country, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 13:14

President: Democraphics, Resources, Technology Key for Bulgaria

Human and natural resources, as well as the nurture of technologies need to be Bulgaria's top priorities to boost its national security, stated Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:58

Bulgarian Parliament Finally Cancels Controversial Judge Appointment

After a debate that divided even MPs from ruling GERB party, the Bulgarian Parliament has voted to cancel its decision to appoint tainted judge Veneta Markovska a member of the Constitutional Court.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 11:34

2 New Candidates Emerge for Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor

Two new candidates have been officially nominated for the post of Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 11:19

Bulgarian MPs Restart Constitutional Judge Appointment

Bulgaria's MPs are about to start on Thursday a new procedure to elect and appoint a constitutional judge from the parliamentary quota after the nominee was blocked by the president in an unprecedented show of protest.

Politics » Domestic | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 08:39

Society

Bulgarians Rally in Support of Unlimited Smoking

Representatives of businesses, as well as regular citizens have assembled Thursday in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia to rally for a lifting of a full smoking ban in closed public spaces.

Society | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 16:26

Bulgaria's LGBT Request Legal Sex Self-Determination

Members of Bulgaria's LGBT community presented Thursday their call for an introduction of a right for citizens to determine their gender based on their feeling of identity.

Society | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 14:38

Prankster in Sofia Sprays 'Police' onto Posh SUVs

20 expensive cars parked in the center of Bulgarian capital Sofia were discovered by their owners with the word "POLICE" sprayed onto them Thursday morning.

Society | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:32

Bulgarians Hold Nationwide Rally against Full Smoking Ban

Tobacco-addicted Bulgarians are due to take to the streets on Thursday in protest against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, enforced as of June 1.

Society » Health | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 10:42

Sports

Bulgaria's Avramova Fails to Qualify for 100m Backstroke Finals in Chartres

Bulgarian swimmer Ekaterina Avramova failed to make it into the finals of the 100m backstroke at the European Short Course Championships in Chartres, France.

Sports | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 20:43

Bulgaria to Slip to 51st in FIFA Ranking

Bulgaria's national football team will lose 11 spots in the FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, ending the year at the 51st place.

Sports | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 17:46

Bulgaria's Avramova Makes It to Semi-Finals in Chartres

Bulgaria's swimmer Ekaterina Avramova has much to cheer after reaching the 100m backstroke semi-finals at the European Short Course Championships in Chartres, France.

Sports | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 13:56

Berbatov Names 2nd Daughter after Wife

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov, who became a father for the second time to a baby girl earlier this week, has named his daughter Elia, according to a Bulgarian media report.

Sports | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:59

Crime

Bulgaria PM Furious, Slams Prosecutors as 'Total Disaster'

Bulgaria's prime minister has furiously slammed prosecutors' decision to not protest the acquittal of the defendants in the highly publicized SAPARD money laundering case.

Crime | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 10:02

Views on BG

Bulgaria's Tomato Revolution

Ukraine had its Orange Revolution, Georgia had its Rose Revolution, and if a shaggy-haired poet who was a dissident under communism gets his way, Bulgaria will soon have its Tomato Revolution.

Views on BG | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 13:36

World

Turkey to Deploy Patriot Missiles on Syria Border, Russia Cries Foul

The Turkish government led by PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially requested Patriot missiles from NATO to be deployed along its border with Syria.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 17:02

Senior Hamas Leader Urges Factions to Respect Gaza Truce

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has called upon all Palestinian factions to respect the truce agreement reached with Israel on Wednesday.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 16:49

Hamas Suffered Heavy Blow, Israel Says

The Israeli Defense Forces has dealt Hamas "an enormous blow", according to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 15:03

Israel Busts 55 Suspected Terrorists in West Bank

Israeli authorities have announced the arrest of 55 terror suspects in an extensive operation in the West Bank overnight.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:30

Death Toll of Syria Civil War Goes over 40,000

At least 40,000 persons have perished since the March 2011 start of unrest against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad in Syriar.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 12:02

EU Calls for Implementation of Gaza Ceasefire

EU's high officials have welcomed the ceasefire proclaimed in Gaza, saying it was "now crucial" to make sure it was implemented.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 11:51

Jubilant Gaza Residents Celebrate Truce

The announcement of a ceasefire deal reached between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement has set off ecstatic celebrations in Gaza.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 08:04

Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Holds

A ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement that runs the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding on Thursday, BBC reported.

World | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 07:54

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria's Exploding Child Unruliness Bomb

Ten bombs in two days.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 07:51
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