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ARCHIVE - 29 November 2012

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Business

Bulgaria's President: Turkcell, Turk Telecom Investment Plans Serious
Canadian Firm Reports Gold Mineralization at Babjak Deposit in SW Bulgaria
BGN 1 M Investment to Secure Bulgarian Citizenship
Ukrainian Company to Make Buses, Trolleybuses in Bulgaria's Gabrovo
Bulgaria May Get Second Tech Park near Plovdiv
Bulgaria Energy Minister Evasive about Decrease in Heating Tariffs

Politics

Bulgaria to Abstain on Palestinian UN Vote
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Prays for Maxim, Bulgaria
EC to Release EUR 1.26 B to Fund Key TEN-T Projects
Bulgaria to Stress Innovation Investments in 2014-2020 Programming Period
Bulgaria's Marred Right-Wing Picks New Top Court Judge Nominee
Bulgarian PM to Journalists: Don't Comment on Anything!
Bulgarian PM Faces Fine for Hand-feeding Young Ladies

Society

No Casualties Reported in Mall of Sofia New Fire
Bulgaria's First Shopping Mall on Fire Again
Russian Tsar Alexander II Statue Returns to Sofia
Bulgarians to Spend Less on Christmas Shopping
Ex Police Boss Wins Strasbourg Case against Bulgaria
Bulgarian Court Confirms Bat-Harming Expendables Shooting Illegal
Coming Week to Bring First Snow to Bulgaria
Bulgaria on Orange Alert over Coming Downpour
Sofia Awaits Goran Bregovic Concert

Crime

Varna's Technical University Closed over Bomb Threat
Bulgarian, Italian Police Bust Illegal Antique Peddlers

Views on BG

Green Revolution: How Ecoactivism Made Bulgaria Care Again

World

Assange Ill, May Seek Safe Passage to Hospital
UN Set to Upgrade Palestinian Status
Hague Tribunal Acquits Former Kosovo PM Again
UN SG Ban Calls for Peace Operation in Mali

Novinite Insider

Forbes Writer Andy Greenberg on Wikileaks, 'The Secrets-Killing Machine' and the Bulgarian Contribution

Business

Bulgaria's President: Turkcell, Turk Telecom Investment Plans Serious

Bulgaria's president has hailed the interest that Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell and telecoms company Turk Telekom have in making investments in the country.

Business | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 18:47

Canadian Firm Reports Gold Mineralization at Babjak Deposit in SW Bulgaria

Canadian company Euromax Resources announced Thursday drilling results from its Babjak exploration concession in Bulgaria.

Business | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 16:56

BGN 1 M Investment to Secure Bulgarian Citizenship

Foreign nationals would be granted Bulgarian citizenship if they invest at least BGN 1 M in a Bulgarian company that is involved in a high-priority investment project, the Parliament decided Friday.

Business | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 16:22

Ukrainian Company to Make Buses, Trolleybuses in Bulgaria's Gabrovo

The management of Ukrainian company Lviv Bus Plant (LAZ) has decided to start making buses and trolleybuses in Bulgaria's northern city of Gabrovo.

Business | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:20

Bulgaria May Get Second Tech Park near Plovdiv

Bulgaria can host no more than two technology parks, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Business | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 13:48

Bulgaria Energy Minister Evasive about Decrease in Heating Tariffs

Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism, has explained that a 7.5% reduction in gas prices will not entail an equal decrease in heating rates.

Business » Energy | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 11:44

Politics

Bulgaria to Abstain on Palestinian UN Vote

Bulgaria will abstain from the vote on upgraded diplomatic status for Palestinians at the United Nations, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 17:44

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Prays for Maxim, Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev met Christian Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 14:38

EC to Release EUR 1.26 B to Fund Key TEN-T Projects

The European Commission has said it will allocate EUR 1.26 B to finance projects under the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 17:38

Bulgaria to Stress Innovation Investments in 2014-2020 Programming Period

In the next 2014-2020 programming period, Bulgaria will allocate the main portion of funds under Operational Program Competitiveness to innovations and energy efficiency, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 12:36

Bulgaria's Marred Right-Wing Picks New Top Court Judge Nominee

Galya Gugusheva, deputy head of the appeals special prosecutor's office, is the new candidate for constitutional judge of Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party, UDF.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 19:24

Bulgarian PM to Journalists: Don't Comment on Anything!

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has instructed journalists in the Black Sea city of Varna to showcase his government's construction achievements, advising them "not to comment on anything.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:00

Bulgarian PM Faces Fine for Hand-feeding Young Ladies

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov may face a fine of up to BGN 3 000 (EUR 1536) for his peculiar habit of hand-feeding young ladies at official ceremonies.

Politics » Domestic | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 11:58

Society

No Casualties Reported in Mall of Sofia New Fire

The fire that broke out for the second time this year at Mall of Sofia, the first ever shopping mall in Bulgaria, happily claimed no casualties Thursday evening.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 20:23

Bulgaria's First Shopping Mall on Fire Again

Fire has broken out for the second time this year at Mall of Sofia, the first ever shopping mall in Bulgaria, it emerged Thursday evening.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 19:53

Russian Tsar Alexander II Statue Returns to Sofia

The landmark statue of Russian Emperor Alexander II was returned to the square in front of Parliament in Sofia Thursday, after undergoing repair.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:15

Bulgarians to Spend Less on Christmas Shopping

Bulgarian consumers have shrunk their spending plans for Christmas 2012, as compared to the holiday season last year, according to a survey.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 12:52

Ex Police Boss Wins Strasbourg Case against Bulgaria

Former Smolyan regional police head Alexander Savov has won a case for privacy infringement against Bulgaria the Strasbourg Human Rights Court.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 11:53

Bulgarian Court Confirms Bat-Harming Expendables Shooting Illegal

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed a lower-instance court ruling which determined that shooting of scenes of Hollywood movie "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria's Devetashka Cave was in breach of environmental regulations.

Society | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 09:26

Coming Week to Bring First Snow to Bulgaria

The first snow in the Bulgarian lowlands for the new winter season is expected after Monday, December 3, according to the Bulgarian national weather service.

Society » Environment | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 13:20

Bulgaria on Orange Alert over Coming Downpour

Several regions of southern and eastern Bulgaria have been placed under code orange and yellow for potentially dangerous weather Thursday.

Society » Environment | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 08:44

Sofia Awaits Goran Bregovic Concert

Renowned Balkan musician Goran Bregovic is to stage a concert in Bulgarian capital Sofia's Arena Armeets on Thursday.

Society » Culture | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 14:10

Crime

Varna's Technical University Closed over Bomb Threat

The building of the Technical University in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna was temporary closed on Thursday over the latest bomb threat in the country.

Crime | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 15:32

Bulgarian, Italian Police Bust Illegal Antique Peddlers

A joint operation of Bulgarian and Italian police authorities led to the arrest of two Bulgarians who had engaged in illegal sales of antiques in Italy.

Crime | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 10:00

Views on BG

Green Revolution: How Ecoactivism Made Bulgaria Care Again

Environmental campaigners have shown they can fight the system - but how far can they fix it?

Views on BG | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 12:09

World

Assange Ill, May Seek Safe Passage to Hospital

Prominent whistleblower Julian Assange has a chronic lung infection and his condition could get worse at any moment, Ecuador's Ambassador to the UK has warned.

World | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 13:07

UN Set to Upgrade Palestinian Status

The UN General Assembly is set to vote on upgrading the Palestinian status from observer entity to observer state, thus implicitly recognizing a sovereign state Palestine, according to media reports.

World | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 11:13

Hague Tribunal Acquits Former Kosovo PM Again

Former Kosovo PM and KLA commander Ramush Haradinaj has been for the second time acquitted by the Hague International Criminal Tribunal on all counts for war crimes during the 1998-9 Kosovo war.

World | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 10:45

UN SG Ban Calls for Peace Operation in Mali

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has issued a statement in support of an offensive peace enforcing operation in Mali.

World | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 08:23

Novinite Insider

Forbes Writer Andy Greenberg on Wikileaks, 'The Secrets-Killing Machine' and the Bulgarian Contribution

Exclusive interview for Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Forbes magazine's technology, privacy, and information security reporter, Andy Greenberg, about his book "This Machine Kills Secrets" and the Bulgarian trace.

Novinite Insider » Interview | November 29, 2012, Thursday // 19:04
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