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ARCHIVE - 27 November 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Watchdog Clears Sofia France Auto Takeover of Kamor Auto
Outsourcing Industry Jobs in Bulgaria to Treble by 2017
InvestBulgaria Agency CEO: Western Company to Create up to 2000 Jobs in Bulgaria
70 MW of Renewable Capacities Await Licenses in Bulgaria
Heating Rates in Bulgaria to Drop by 7% from January 2013
Bulgarian Bank Swallows Non-Ferrous Behemoth
Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Down 18% in Oct 2012 M/M

Politics

Bulgaria's President Heads for Turkey, Focus on Economy
US Ambassador to EU: Visa Regime for Bulgarians Remains
Obama to Host Bulgarian PM on December 3
European Parliament Sprayed with Milk
Bulgaria to Not Contest EC Decision on Land Swaps
Bulgarian Right-Winger Urges 'Unruly' MEP to Quit
Bulgaria Rulers Quickly Name Successor to Tainted Sofia Rep
Bulgaria Controversial Politician, Shady Businessman Team Up
Notorious Bulgarian Ruling Party Official Resigns
Bulgarian Right-Wing MPs to Block Party's Top Court Judge Nomination

Society

Bulgaria's New Patriarch To Be Elected Febr 24 2013
Varna Drowning Death Deemed Suicide
Bomb Threat Closes Sofia's Central Court Building
Supreme Judicial Council Member Backs Upset Plovdiv Judges
Young Bulgarian Mysteriously Drowns in Car in Black Sea
Bulgarian Education Minister: No Misuse at Research Fund
Bulgaria's Education 30th in Presigious International Ranking
Slash Announces Sofia Gig
Varna Blood Transfusion Center Survives after Wage Upping

Crime

Bulgaria Sentenced in Strasbourg over Teen Gang Rape
Bulgaria, US to Cooperate Tightly in Combatting Cybercrime
Money Laundering Trial against Ex Sofia Heating Utility Boss Postponed
Bulgarian Midwife Faces 17 Allegations in UK

World

North Korea Preparing for Missile Test, Images Show
Arafat's Body Exhumed over Poisoning Claims
Greece to Receive Financial Aid Tranche in December

Business

Bulgarian Watchdog Clears Sofia France Auto Takeover of Kamor Auto

Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) cleared Tuesday a concentration via the acquisition of single control by Sofia France Auto AD, the main local importer of Peugeot, over local BMW dealer Kamor Auto EOOD.

Business | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 16:49

Outsourcing Industry Jobs in Bulgaria to Treble by 2017

The number of people working in the outsourcing industry in Bulgaria will treble by 2017, according to members of the newly established Bulgarian Outsourcing Association.

Business | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 14:14

InvestBulgaria Agency CEO: Western Company to Create up to 2000 Jobs in Bulgaria

In a few weeks' time, a large Western company will announce an investment which will create some 1500 to 2000 jobs in Bulgaria, according to InvestBulgaria Agency CEO Borislav Stefanov.

Business | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 11:07

70 MW of Renewable Capacities Await Licenses in Bulgaria

Around 70 MW of new renewable energy capacity await the completion of the licensing procedure at Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), according to DKEVR Chair Angel Semerdzhiev.

Business » Energy | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 15:22

Heating Rates in Bulgaria to Drop by 7% from January 2013

Angel Semerdzhiev, Chair of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has predicted "an unprecedented" decrease in heating tariffs by at least 7% from January 2013.

Business » Energy | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 12:58

Bulgarian Bank Swallows Non-Ferrous Behemoth

Bulgaria's First Investment Bank, FIB, the largest creditor of troubled Lead and Zinc Complex (OTzK) Kardzhali, has acquired its lead plant in a tender without competition.

Business » Industry | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 15:44

Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Down 18% in Oct 2012 M/M

In October 2012, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 281.5 thousand or by 15.7% less than in September 2012 and by 4.9% under the registered in October 2011.

Business » Tourism | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:08

Politics

Bulgaria's President Heads for Turkey, Focus on Economy

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev will pay an official visit to Turkey on November 28 and 29 to promote bilateral trade and economic relations.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 21:17

US Ambassador to EU: Visa Regime for Bulgarians Remains

The US visa regime for Bulgarian citizens remains effective, says William Kennard, the US Ambassador to the European Union.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 17:40

Obama to Host Bulgarian PM on December 3

US President Barack Obama will host Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the White House on December 3, it has been announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 08:10

European Parliament Sprayed with Milk

Angry farmers protesting at falling dairy prices in the EU have sprayed fresh milk at the European Parliament and riot police in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 18:54

Bulgaria to Not Contest EC Decision on Land Swaps

Bulgaria will not appeal and will accept any decision of the European Commission in its probe of the notorious land and forest swaps made between 2005 and 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 17:06

Bulgarian Right-Winger Urges 'Unruly' MEP to Quit

Emil Kabaivanov, the embattled leader of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), has called upon former UDF member Nadezhda Neynsyi to leave the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 10:40

Bulgaria Rulers Quickly Name Successor to Tainted Sofia Rep

Bulgaria's ruling party administrative secretary is to be appointed GERB regional coordinator in the capital Sofia, it emerged on Tuesday evening.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 20:10

Bulgaria Controversial Politician, Shady Businessman Team Up

The scandalous leader of a Bulgarian conservative party has pooled efforts with a controversial businessman, founder and owner of a large low-cost drug store chain to make a new foray together onto the large political scene next year.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 18:30

Notorious Bulgarian Ruling Party Official Resigns

Andrey Ivanov, the Sofia regional coordinator of Bulgaria's ruling GERB party, has resigned, local media inform.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 12:09

Bulgarian Right-Wing MPs to Block Party's Top Court Judge Nomination

The remaining lawmakers from Bulgaria's right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party have reiterated their opposition to any party nomination for constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 11:15

Society

Bulgaria's New Patriarch To Be Elected Febr 24 2013

Bulgaria's new patriarch, to succeed the late Patriarch Maxim, will be elected on February 24, 2013, the Holy Synod of the country's Orthodox Church decided at a meeting on Tuesday.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 19:35

Varna Drowning Death Deemed Suicide

The drowning death of the 20-year-old Varna man, Y.S.S., whose body was pulled out of the Black Sea in the city of Varna early Tuesday, is deemed suicide.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 16:21

Bomb Threat Closes Sofia's Central Court Building

An anonymous phone call has been placed Tuesday on the emergency 112 hotline, alerting of a bomb at the central Court Hall in downtown Sofia.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 15:59

Supreme Judicial Council Member Backs Upset Plovdiv Judges

The outrage of the sixty four magistrates from the Plovdiv Regional Court is justified, but comes too late, according to Galya Georgieva, a member of the Supreme Judicial Council, VSS.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 14:46

Young Bulgarian Mysteriously Drowns in Car in Black Sea

Divers from Civil Defense in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna have pulled out of sea waters the body of a young man.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 12:38

Bulgarian Education Minister: No Misuse at Research Fund

There is no criminal misuse of resources at the Scientific Research Fund, according to Bulgaria's Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov.

Society | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 12:15

Bulgaria's Education 30th in Presigious International Ranking

Bulgaria's education system is ranked 30th out of 40 developed countries, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson.

Society » Education | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 15:15

Slash Announces Sofia Gig

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has announced a concert in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on February 4, 2013.

Society » Culture | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 14:45

Varna Blood Transfusion Center Survives after Wage Upping

The thirty eight doctors and nurses from the Regional Blood Transfusion Center in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna, who decided to quit at the beginning of November because of low salaries and poor work conditions, are withdrawing their resignations.

Society » Health | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:51

Crime

Bulgaria Sentenced in Strasbourg over Teen Gang Rape

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against the Bulgarian state for refusing to investigate the gang rape of a fourteen-year-old girl.

Crime | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 20:55

Bulgaria, US to Cooperate Tightly in Combatting Cybercrime

FBI is to send a special agent to Bulgaria who will deal with combatting cybercrime in a total of 12 countries, officials have announced.

Crime | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:05

Money Laundering Trial against Ex Sofia Heating Utility Boss Postponed

The money laundering trial against Valentin Dimitrov, aka Valyo Toploto, former director of heating utility Toplofikatsiya Sofia, which is underway at the Sofia City Court, has yet again been postponed for January 30, 2013.

Crime | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 12:06

Bulgarian Midwife Faces 17 Allegations in UK

Bulgarian midwife Margarita Avramova faces 17 allegations related to mistakes made during a supervisory protectorship program in the UK, it has been made clear during a hearing.

Crime | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 09:19

World

North Korea Preparing for Missile Test, Images Show

North Korea is preparing for a long-range ballistic missile test, according to a satellite company that has analysed images of the launch site.

World | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 13:50

Arafat's Body Exhumed over Poisoning Claims

The remains of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed as part of an investigation into how he leader died.

World | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 09:56

Greece to Receive Financial Aid Tranche in December

The next tranche of financial aid for Greece will be disbursed in December, Eurozone finance ministers have announced in a statement.

World | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 08:45
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