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ARCHIVE - 30 November 2012

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Business

Alpha Bank Seizes Bulgaria's Economedia, Newspaper Market Major
Bulgaria's Producer Price Index Up 6.9% in Oct 2012 Y/Y
G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria
G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria Expands Its Armored Fleet
Bulgaria's FinMin: Flat Tax Here to Stay for 10-15 Ys
Environmental Assessment Underway for Turkish TPP on Bulgarian Border
Investment Agency: Foreign Carmakers Eye Bulgarian Market

Politics

Israel Thanks Bulgaria for Abstaining on Palestinian UN Vote
Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits New High in Oct
Bulgaria's Long-Term Place inside Eurozone - FinMin
Bulgaria 8th in EU by Unemployment Rate Oct 2012
Bulgarian Ex-Deputy FinMin Appointed as C-Bank Board Member
Bulgarian GERB MP Quits on Conflict of Interest Suspicions
Deadline to Nominate Constitution Judge Expires in Bulgaria

Society

Injured 'Expendables 2' Stuntman Sues Producers
Supreme Council Probes 80 Strasbourg Cases against Bulgaria
Mall of Sofia Opens for Business after Blaze
Bulgaria's Sofia Lights Christmas Tree
Bulgarian Parliament Bans for Good Bear-Hunting
Turkey Agrees on Accepting Some Bulgarian College Diplomas
Dutch Sinterklaas to Arrive in Bulgaria Saturday

Crime

Bulgarian Factory Loses Salary Money in Armed Robbery
Nigerians, Bulgarians Busted in Bulgaria for Cocaine Trafficking
Bulgaria's Football 8th Most Corrupt in Europe
Bulgarian Registry Agency Ex CEO Charged with Fraud

Views on BG

Budget Cuts at Bulgarian Observatory will Hurt American Astronomers

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World

EU, Moldova Seek to Sign Key Agreements in 2013
Egypt Ready with Draft Constitution, Keeps Sharia as Legislation Source
UN Recognizes Palestine as Non-member Observer State

Novinite Insider

Matriarchy is Back, Kind of

Business

Alpha Bank Seizes Bulgaria's Economedia, Newspaper Market Major

The Bulgarian unit of Greece's Alpha Bank has seized control of Economedia company, the second largest publishing group in Bulgaria, according to media reports.

Business | November 30, 2012, Friday // 13:32

Bulgaria's Producer Price Index Up 6.9% in Oct 2012 Y/Y

The Producer Price Index on Domestic Market in Bulgaria in October 2012 increased by 0.2%, compared to the previous month.

Business | November 30, 2012, Friday // 13:19

G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria

G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria is a leading national secure solutions provider, which utilizes the know-how and global experience as well as tailor-made business philosophy of its parent company, the world’s largest secure solutions company G4S plc.

Business | November 30, 2012, Friday // 08:02

G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria Expands Its Armored Fleet

G4S Secure Solutions Bulgaria, a division of the world’s largest secure solutions company, has concluded a deal for the supply of sixty new armored vans.

Business | November 30, 2012, Friday // 08:02

Bulgaria's FinMin: Flat Tax Here to Stay for 10-15 Ys

Bulgaria's finance minister has stepped back on plans for scrapping the 10% flat tax, saying it has to stay at least for the next ten-fifteen years.

Business » Finance | November 30, 2012, Friday // 11:33

Environmental Assessment Underway for Turkish TPP on Bulgarian Border

An environmental assessment for the construction of a thermal power plant just several kilometers away from Turkey's border with Bulgaria was launched by Turkish authorities in June, a Bulgarian paper has learned.

Business » Energy | November 30, 2012, Friday // 14:32

Investment Agency: Foreign Carmakers Eye Bulgarian Market

Four to five automobile industry factories are going to open in Bulgaria soon, according to the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Agency for Investments, BAI, Borislav Stefanov.

Business » Industry | November 30, 2012, Friday // 11:46

Politics

Israel Thanks Bulgaria for Abstaining on Palestinian UN Vote

Israeli Ambassador in Sofia Shaul Kamisa-Raz on Friday thanked Bulgaria for its "principled position" in connection with Palestine's bid to become a non-member observer State in the UN.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 30, 2012, Friday // 19:04

Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits New High in Oct

The eurozone's unemployment rate hit a new record high in October, while consumer price rises slowed sharply.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2012, Friday // 17:29

Bulgaria's Long-Term Place inside Eurozone - FinMin

Bulgaria's place is unquestionably inside the single currency and it will definitely join the eurozone in the long term, the finance minister has confirmed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2012, Friday // 16:01

Bulgaria 8th in EU by Unemployment Rate Oct 2012

In October 2012, with 12.6%, Bulgaria has ranked eighth in the EU by its unemployment rate.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2012, Friday // 14:30

Bulgarian Ex-Deputy FinMin Appointed as C-Bank Board Member

Boryana Pencheva, a former Bulgarian Deputy Finance Minister, has been officially appointed as a member of the country's central bank governing board.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2012, Friday // 14:49

Bulgarian GERB MP Quits on Conflict of Interest Suspicions

The Member of the Parliament from Bulgaria's ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, Vyara Petrova, has resigned from her parliamentary seat Friday.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2012, Friday // 11:03

Deadline to Nominate Constitution Judge Expires in Bulgaria

The deadline for nominations for constitutional judge from the quota of the Bulgarian Parliament expires Friday.

Politics » Domestic | November 30, 2012, Friday // 10:31

Society

Injured 'Expendables 2' Stuntman Sues Producers

A stuntman who was injured on the set of the action movie "Expendables 2" during an October 2011 explosion in Bulgaria is suing for more than USD 25,000, according to a media report.

Society | November 30, 2012, Friday // 20:43

Supreme Council Probes 80 Strasbourg Cases against Bulgaria

The Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, has ordered a probe in the 80 rules of the Strasbourg Human Rights Court against Bulgaria.

Society | November 30, 2012, Friday // 09:57

Mall of Sofia Opens for Business after Blaze

The fire that broke out for the second time this year at Mall of Sofia has not damaged its interior, the management announced in a press release Friday.

Society | November 30, 2012, Friday // 09:25

Bulgaria's Sofia Lights Christmas Tree

Bulgaria's capital Sofia will turn on the lights of its Christmas tree at 6:30 pm Friday with a special celebration for a fifth consecutive year.

Society | November 30, 2012, Friday // 08:54

Bulgarian Parliament Bans for Good Bear-Hunting

Bulgaria's Parliament banned Friday the hunting of brown bears that was lifted two years ago following the death of a man.

Society » Environment | November 30, 2012, Friday // 13:55

Turkey Agrees on Accepting Some Bulgarian College Diplomas

Turkey will resume recognizing Bulgarian college diplomas, but only from schools which don't use intermediaries in attracting students.

Society » Education | November 30, 2012, Friday // 15:21

Dutch Sinterklaas to Arrive in Bulgaria Saturday

The Dutch Sinterklaas (St.Nicholas) will be visiting the Dutch and Belgium Children in Bulgaria ahead of his official birthday as celebrated according to the tradition of the Lowlands.

Society » Culture | November 30, 2012, Friday // 19:45

Crime

Bulgarian Factory Loses Salary Money in Armed Robbery

An armed robbery took place at the Central Dressing Factory in Bulgaria, with three robbers stealing some BGN 162 000 (nearly EUR 83 000) in salary money.

Crime | November 30, 2012, Friday // 18:18

Nigerians, Bulgarians Busted in Bulgaria for Cocaine Trafficking

Three Nigerian nationals and four Bulgarians suspected in organizing an international cocaine trafficking ring have been arrested in Bulgaria.

Crime | November 30, 2012, Friday // 16:50

Bulgaria's Football 8th Most Corrupt in Europe

Bulgaria's football league is the 8th most corrupt in Europe, with at least 37 games allegedly fixed since June 2009,according to SportRadar, a supplier of sports-related data .

Crime | November 30, 2012, Friday // 16:08

Bulgarian Registry Agency Ex CEO Charged with Fraud

The Prosecutor's Office has pressed legal charges against Violeta Nikolova, the former Executive Director of the Bulgarian Registry Agency.

Crime | November 30, 2012, Friday // 12:42

Views on BG

Budget Cuts at Bulgarian Observatory will Hurt American Astronomers

Bulgaria's astronomic observatory survived unusual cooperation with NASA during the Cold War, but it may not make it through government budget cuts

Views on BG | November 30, 2012, Friday // 12:05

Quotes

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"We wanted to stand out, to show that we are different.

Quotes | November 30, 2012, Friday // 16:27

World

EU, Moldova Seek to Sign Key Agreements in 2013

Moldova is on its way to ink agreements on association and free trade with EU in 2013, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on Friday.

World | November 30, 2012, Friday // 17:20

Egypt Ready with Draft Constitution, Keeps Sharia as Legislation Source

Egypt's Islamist-led constitutional commission voted to approve the country's draft constitution on Friday.

World | November 30, 2012, Friday // 15:32

UN Recognizes Palestine as Non-member Observer State

As expected, the UN General Assembly has voted Thursday evening to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer State.

World | November 30, 2012, Friday // 08:14

Novinite Insider

Matriarchy is Back, Kind of

When Nicole has to work late, her husband Gary slips a hot meal between her and her laptop.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 30, 2012, Friday // 14:07
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