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ARCHIVE - 23 November 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Checkpoint Repairs Jam Turkish Border Again
Bulgaria's Currency Board Targeted by Speculators in 2009 - FinMin
EU Offers Bulgaria Extra EUR 260 M for Nuclear Dismantling
Turkey May Still Build N-Plant on Bulgarian Border
Turkey Scraps Plans to Build TPP on Bulgarian Border
Number of Bulgarian Tourists Sinks by 20.8% Q3 2012 Y/Y

Politics

Spain Deems Burgas Bombing Probe Key for Hezbollah Ban
EU Budget Talks End in Deadlock, Retry in 2013, Bulgaria Optimistic
EC Experts to Scrutinize Bulgaria's Flopped SAPARD Trial
EU Budget Talks Adjourned after Stalemate
Ex Bulgarian President Quits Top Court Bid, Crisis Deepens
Bulgaria Bans Bus Parcel Deliveries
Constitution Court Bid Deepens Bulgaria's Right Wing Rift
Bulgaria's Constitution Court Fate still Surrounded by Mystery

Society

Middle East Peace Prayer Held in Sofia Synagogue
Bulgaria Named Unlucky Place to Be Born in 2013
Bulgaria's Women Turn Breadwinners as Crisis Hits Men Hard
Sofia Crash Injures 2 Policemen, Traffic at Standstill
International Women's Club in Bulgaria to Hold Christmas Bazaar Dec 2
Sofia District Court Finally with Official Head
Sofia to Hold Its 2nd German-Style Christmas Market
Bulgarian Student Grabs Hollywood Film Fest Prize
Top Bulgarian Landmark Honors Patron Saint
'Eternal' Bulgarian Pop Diva Delights 15 000 in Sofia
Bulgarian Health Minister Firmly Defends Full Smoking Ban

Sports

Bulgaria's Wrestling Teams See Full Coaching Overhaul

Smiles

Mobster on Holiday

World

Egyptian Opposition Rallies against Morsi's 'Pharaoh' Decree
S&P Keeps France's AA-Plus Rating
Half of Israelis Think Gaza Operation Ended Too Soon - Poll
Israel Arrests Tel Aviv Bus Bomb Suspects

Novinite Insider

Fatma Ustun, IWC: Bulgaria's Christmas Bazaar - One-Day Trip Around the World

Business

Bulgarian Checkpoint Repairs Jam Turkish Border Again

A truck line has formed once again Friday at the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Business | November 23, 2012, Friday // 08:47

Bulgaria's Currency Board Targeted by Speculators in 2009 - FinMin

International speculators have targeted Bulgaria's currency board at the beginning of the ruling party term in 2009, the finance minister has revealed for the first time.

Business » Finance | November 23, 2012, Friday // 13:48

EU Offers Bulgaria Extra EUR 260 M for Nuclear Dismantling

EU has offered Bulgaria an additional EUR 260 M for the closure of units 1-4 of the country's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, it was made clear on Friday, as a draft 2014-2020 EU budget was presented by Herman van Rompuy.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2012, Friday // 16:16

Turkey May Still Build N-Plant on Bulgarian Border

Turkey is yet to give up on a project to construct a nuclear power plant just several kilometers away from its border with Bulgaria, a Turkish official has suggested.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2012, Friday // 14:34

Turkey Scraps Plans to Build TPP on Bulgarian Border

Turkey has given up plans for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) in the town of Igneada, near the border with Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 23, 2012, Friday // 09:10

Number of Bulgarian Tourists Sinks by 20.8% Q3 2012 Y/Y

The number of Bulgarian nationals who made tourist trips in the third quarter of 2012 was approximately 1 205 000, according to Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute.

Business » Tourism | November 23, 2012, Friday // 15:37

Politics

Spain Deems Burgas Bombing Probe Key for Hezbollah Ban

The results of Bulgaria's probe in July's suicide bombing of an Israeli tour bus, including a possible Hezbollah lead, will be "essential" for the EU process to list the Lebanese organization as a terrorist entity, according to Spain's Deputy Foreign Mini

Politics » Diplomacy | November 23, 2012, Friday // 12:56

EU Budget Talks End in Deadlock, Retry in 2013, Bulgaria Optimistic

European Union leaders failed to reach agreement on Friday on the bloc's 2014-2020 budget, with  European Council President Herman Van Rompuy announcing that talks will resume early next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2012, Friday // 19:09

EC Experts to Scrutinize Bulgaria's Flopped SAPARD Trial

The SAPARD money laundering case against murky businessman Mario Nikolov will be one of the main issues to be examined by European Commission experts, who are arrining in Bulgaria on Monday, November 26.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2012, Friday // 11:56

EU Budget Talks Adjourned after Stalemate

The negotiations on the 2014-2020 European Union budget were adjourned until midday on Friday, after the opening of the summit was delayed for three hours because of strong differences over the budget plans.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2012, Friday // 08:15

Ex Bulgarian President Quits Top Court Bid, Crisis Deepens

Former Bulgarian right-wing President, Petar Stoyanov (1997 – 2002), has expectedly rejected his recent nomination for constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2012, Friday // 22:56

Bulgaria Bans Bus Parcel Deliveries

Bus drivers in Bulgaria will no longer be allowed to deliver parcels, under legal amendments that parliament adopted on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2012, Friday // 16:44

Constitution Court Bid Deepens Bulgaria's Right Wing Rift

The Members of the Parliament from Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces, UDF, have declared opposition to any party nomination for constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2012, Friday // 14:26

Bulgaria's Constitution Court Fate still Surrounded by Mystery

Former Bulgarian right-wing President, Petar Stoyanov (1997 – 2002), is yet to reveal his decision on accepting or rejecting his recent nomination for constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 23, 2012, Friday // 10:56

Society

Middle East Peace Prayer Held in Sofia Synagogue

A prayer for peace in the Middle East was held in the synagogue in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, the third largest synagogue in Europe.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 20:37

Bulgaria Named Unlucky Place to Be Born in 2013

Bulgaria would be a rather unlucky place to be born in 2013, according to a peculiar quality-of-life index.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 18:15

Bulgaria's Women Turn Breadwinners as Crisis Hits Men Hard

Bulgaria's women, known for their beauty and intelligence, have always been the country's best ambassadors abroad, but are now also becoming the main provider in the family at home.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 15:29

Sofia Crash Injures 2 Policemen, Traffic at Standstill

A very serious traffic accident between a tram and two cars occurred Friday morning at the intersection of the main boulevards "Bulgaria" and "Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi" in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 13:32

International Women's Club in Bulgaria to Hold Christmas Bazaar Dec 2

The Bulgarian branch of the International Women's Club will hold their traditional Christmas charity bazaar on December 2.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 11:34

Sofia District Court Finally with Official Head

After long months of postponements, the Sofia District Court, which is the largest Court in Bulgaria, finally has a Chairman.

Society | November 23, 2012, Friday // 09:38

Sofia to Hold Its 2nd German-Style Christmas Market

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is to open a German-style Christmas market on Monday, November 26, it has been announced.

Society » Culture | November 23, 2012, Friday // 17:23

Bulgarian Student Grabs Hollywood Film Fest Prize

Tsvetan Naydenov, a Bulgarian student from the Sofia National Academy of Film and Theater Arts, NAFTA, has won the Best Foreign Language Experimental Film award at the 10th Annual International Student Film Festival Hollywood.

Society » Culture | November 23, 2012, Friday // 15:02

Top Bulgarian Landmark Honors Patron Saint

The world-famous St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which is the landmark not only of Sofia but of all of Bulgaria, is marking Friday the day of its patron – the Pious Prince St. Alexander Nevsky.

Society » Culture | November 23, 2012, Friday // 11:24

'Eternal' Bulgarian Pop Diva Delights 15 000 in Sofia

Lili Ivanova, Bulgaria's eternal pop diva, a favorite of several generations of Bulgarians, has staged a magnificent concert Thursday evening.

Society » Culture | November 23, 2012, Friday // 10:19

Bulgarian Health Minister Firmly Defends Full Smoking Ban

Bulgarian Health Minister Desislava Atanasova has firmly denied any possibility of the full smoking ban in closed public spaces being lifted in the country.

Society » Health | November 23, 2012, Friday // 16:52

Sports

Bulgaria's Wrestling Teams See Full Coaching Overhaul

Bulgaria's Olympic champions Armen Nazaryan, Valentin Raychev and Serafim Barzakov have been appointed coaches of the national wrestling teams, the country's federation announced.

Sports | November 23, 2012, Friday // 17:37

Smiles

Mobster on Holiday

A Bulgarian mobster is planning a holiday trip.

Smiles | November 23, 2012, Friday // 14:06

World

Egyptian Opposition Rallies against Morsi's 'Pharaoh' Decree

Egypt's democratic opposition rallied on Friday to protest President Mohamed Morsi's new constitutional declaration, which gives him sweeping new powers.

World | November 23, 2012, Friday // 19:48

S&P Keeps France's AA-Plus Rating

Standard & Poor's rating agency confirmed France's long-term rating of AA+ on Friday and negative outlook but warned the government was likely to miss its public deficit target next year.

World | November 23, 2012, Friday // 16:04

Half of Israelis Think Gaza Operation Ended Too Soon - Poll

Approximately half of all Israelis believe that the country's government should have continued its military offensive against Hamas-ruled Gaza, a poll suggests.

World | November 23, 2012, Friday // 15:03

Israel Arrests Tel Aviv Bus Bomb Suspects

Israel has arrested several Palestinians in the West Bank and an Israeli Arab, suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a Tel Aviv bus.

World | November 23, 2012, Friday // 12:19

Novinite Insider

Fatma Ustun, IWC: Bulgaria's Christmas Bazaar - One-Day Trip Around the World

Mrs. Fatma Ustun is coordinator of the Annual Charity Bazaar in Sofia, organized by International Women's Club of Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Interview | November 23, 2012, Friday // 11:32
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