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ARCHIVE - 28 November 2012

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Business

New Sofia Intersection to Ease Traffic Jams
Bulgaria Launches Concession Procedures for Port Terminals Nikopol, Burgas-West
Bulgaria's Business Climate Slightly Up in Nov 2012
Bulgaria, Romania Signed Contracts Worth EUR 223 M under Cross Border Cooperation Program
Galoo Grabs Balkan Award, Expands in Europe, America
German Company to Make Car Air Conditioning Systems in Bulgaria
Bulgarian State Servants Wages Up 13% in 6 Months
Private Turkish Investor Plans TPP near Bulgarian Border
Gul: Turkey May Still Build Power Plants on Bulgarian Border
Turkey Eager to Diversify Bulgaria's Energy Sources
Bulgaria May Discover Oil, Gas near Svilengrad

Politics

US Envoy: Obama Expects from Bulgaria Terror Act Info
Bulgaria Backs Turkey's European Integration Bid
MEP: EU Budget Gap Threatens Bulgaria's Infrastructure Plans
EU Agrees on New Ratings Agency Rules
Kuneva: Bulgaria's N-Referendum Fake, Serves Political Cartel Only
Bulgaria to Shed Light on Shady Millionaires' Totalitarian Past
Bulgaria Pays Fourth Most Generous Unemployment Benefits - OECD
Median Age of Bulgaria's Population Climbs to 42.7

Society

Registry Agency Admits Blunder in Listing Property of Bulgarian Top Prosecutor Candidate
Latest Data Confirms Bulgaria Faces Demographic Collapse
Bulgaria at Bottom of Global Rule of Law Ranking
Bulgaria's Plovdiv to Enjoy Its 1st German Christmas Market
Bulgaria Unearths Ancient 'Millionaire's' Treasure
Ancient Necropolis Pops on Path of Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link

Crime

Witness in Bulgarian Radical Islam Trial: Defendant's Posse Attacked Christians
Sofia Man Charged with Ghastly Park Murder
Bulgaria Vice President Joins Calls for Ban on Life without Parole
Bulgarian Radical Islam Trial Continues amid Renewed Protests

Views on BG

Mount Orpheus, Secret Caves and Surprisingly Good Wine in Chic Bulgaria

World

Damascus Car Blasts Death Toll Climbs to 54
Ruling Postponed in Strauss-Kahn's 'Pimping' Charges
Damascus Car Bombs Kill at Least 20
Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Erupts for 1st Time in 36 Years

Novinite Insider

Meglena Kuneva: Boycott Bulgaria's N-Referendum, Say No to Hypocrisy

Business

New Sofia Intersection to Ease Traffic Jams

A brand new two-level intersection was officially launched Wednesday near the TV Tower in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:05

Bulgaria Launches Concession Procedures for Port Terminals Nikopol, Burgas-West

Bulgaria's government adopted decisions Wednesday to launch tender procedures for service concessions of the port terminals of Nikopol and Burgas-West.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 15:00

Bulgaria's Business Climate Slightly Up in Nov 2012

Bulgaria's business climate has improved slightly in November 2012, according to the country's National Statistical Institute.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:27

Bulgaria, Romania Signed Contracts Worth EUR 223 M under Cross Border Cooperation Program

Nikolay Nankov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, has announced that a total of 26 contracts have been signed under the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:05

Galoo Grabs Balkan Award, Expands in Europe, America

Galoo.com, a global website that links buyers and sellers by allowing a buyer to enter what they want at the price they want, has been awarded at the Balkans Venture Forum Competition, the company announced.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 11:46

German Company to Make Car Air Conditioning Systems in Bulgaria

A German manufacturer of automotive air conditioning systems is said to be about to create over 1500 jobs in Bulgaria.

Business | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 09:49

Bulgarian State Servants Wages Up 13% in 6 Months

Salaries in the Ministries administrations and in Bulgaria's Council of Ministers have increased by 13% in less than six months, according to a report of the Council for Administrative Reform.

Business » Finance | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 19:22

Private Turkish Investor Plans TPP near Bulgarian Border

A private Turkish investor wants to build a Thermal Power Plant with a coal port just several kilometers away from the border with Bulgaria, according to Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev.

Business » Energy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 20:59

Gul: Turkey May Still Build Power Plants on Bulgarian Border

Turkey is working on all its power plant projects to be located just several kilometers away from the border with Bulgaria, according to Turkish President, Abdullah Gul.

Business » Energy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 18:48

Turkey Eager to Diversify Bulgaria's Energy Sources

Turkey is willing to help Bulgaria diversify its energy sources, Turkish President Abdullah Gul has told his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev.

Business » Energy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:16

Bulgaria May Discover Oil, Gas near Svilengrad

There is a good chance of discovering oil and gas near the Bulgarian-Turkish border, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Business » Energy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 10:44

Politics

US Envoy: Obama Expects from Bulgaria Terror Act Info

US President, Barack Obama, is expecting to hear from Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, the latest developments in the probe in the Burgas terror act, according to the new US Ambassador in Sofia, Marcie Ries.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 14:42

Bulgaria Backs Turkey's European Integration Bid

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has declared its support for Turkey's European integration efforts during his visit to the country.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 13:47

MEP: EU Budget Gap Threatens Bulgaria's Infrastructure Plans

The European Commission has wired to Bulgaria nearly EUR 208 M for projects financed by the Cohesion Fund and structural EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 18:18

EU Agrees on New Ratings Agency Rules

The European Commission, European Parliament and European Council have reached compromise on new rules meant to govern credit ratings agencies, EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 14:47

Kuneva: Bulgaria's N-Referendum Fake, Serves Political Cartel Only

Bulgaria's former European Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, has said her party's call for boycott of the upcoming referendum on the fate of nuclear energy in the country is a protest against the hypocrisy of the ruling party.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 20:13

Bulgaria to Shed Light on Shady Millionaires' Totalitarian Past

Bulgaria's Files Commission is to reveal the names of the former secret agents of the totalitarian State Security among the so-called credit millionaires, the notorious bad debtors who emerged in the country during the 90s.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 17:47

Bulgaria Pays Fourth Most Generous Unemployment Benefits - OECD

Bulgaria is among the world's top ten of countries with generous unemployment benefits, according to data of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 14:27

Median Age of Bulgaria's Population Climbs to 42.7

In 2011, Bulgaria's population kept aging and the median age increased to 42.7 years, according to a report on the implementation of the National Demographic Development Strategy for 2011.

Politics » Domestic | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:59

Society

Registry Agency Admits Blunder in Listing Property of Bulgarian Top Prosecutor Candidate

The Registry Agency in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv has declared they made a mistake in listing as donation an apartment purchased by Sotir Tsatsarov, Chairman of the Plovdiv Regional Court and candidate for Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor.

Society | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 20:31

Latest Data Confirms Bulgaria Faces Demographic Collapse

Bulgaria's population is dangerously aging and decreasing, according to data of the National Strategy for Demographic Development.

Society | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 20:09

Bulgaria at Bottom of Global Rule of Law Ranking

Bulgaria has scored poorly in 2012 when it came to the rule of law, according to an annual survey of 97 countries conducted by the World Justice Project, WJP.

Society | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 17:36

Bulgaria's Plovdiv to Enjoy Its 1st German Christmas Market

A German-style Christmas market will be opened for the first time in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on December 1.

Society » Culture | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 14:34

Bulgaria Unearths Ancient 'Millionaire's' Treasure

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed 40 silver coins during excavations in the second largest city of Plovdiv.

Society » Archaeology | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 19:35

Ancient Necropolis Pops on Path of Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link

A necropolis with over 100 burials has been unearthed during archaeological excavations near the village of Marten in northern Bulgaria.

Society » Archaeology | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:35

Crime

Witness in Bulgarian Radical Islam Trial: Defendant's Posse Attacked Christians

One of the key defendants in Bulgaria's radical Islam trial had his own posse to attack and punish Christians, according to a protected witness.

Crime | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 15:26

Sofia Man Charged with Ghastly Park Murder

Nikolay Rusinov, 36, has been officially charged with the brutal murder of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva, whose body was discovered in a popular park in Bulgaria's capital Sofia last summer.

Crime | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 13:10

Bulgaria Vice President Joins Calls for Ban on Life without Parole

Bulgaria's vice president has renewed calls for abolishing the life-without-parole sentence, saying it is cruel and inhuman.

Crime | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 12:49

Bulgarian Radical Islam Trial Continues amid Renewed Protests

The trial against 13 Bulgarian Muslim religious leaders for preaching radical Islam continues Wednesday at the Pazardzhik District Court.

Crime | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 08:18

Views on BG

Mount Orpheus, Secret Caves and Surprisingly Good Wine in Chic Bulgaria

The tiny hamlet of Gella perched high in the Rhodope mountain range in Bulgaria might sound an unlikely choice for a holiday.

Views on BG | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 13:45

World

Damascus Car Blasts Death Toll Climbs to 54

At least 54 people died on Wednesday and many more were injured when two bombs exploded in the south-east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, according to UK-based Syrian activists.

World | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 16:57

Ruling Postponed in Strauss-Kahn's 'Pimping' Charges

A French court has postponed its ruling in a case in which former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and others are suspected of arranging sex parties with prostitutes.

World | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 15:19

Damascus Car Bombs Kill at Least 20

At least 20 people were killed in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, as twin car bombs struck the district of Jaramana, activists say.

World | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 11:16

Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Erupts for 1st Time in 36 Years

The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is erupting for the first time in 36 years, according to reports of KVERT, the he volcano monitoring body for Kamchatka.

World | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 08:18

Novinite Insider

Meglena Kuneva: Boycott Bulgaria's N-Referendum, Say No to Hypocrisy

Interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg with Meglena Kuneva, leader of the party "Bulgaria for Citizens Movement" about the upcoming referendum on the fate of nuclear energy in the country.

Novinite Insider » Interview | November 28, 2012, Wednesday // 19:41
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