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ARCHIVE - 6 November 2012

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Business

Bulgaria's Wine Exports Up 7.4% in Jan-Sep 2012
French Firm Interested in Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport Concession
Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Chair: Grid Access Fee Is Fair
Bulgaria Sees EU's Largest Increase of Industrial Producer Prices Sept 2012 Y/Y
Bulgaria Revises Down Tourism Spending Data, Doubts Remain
Bulgaria, Romania to Advertise Their Tourism in China

Politics

Ambassador: US Election Won't Affect Bulgarians Visa Regime
Bulgaria, Laos Move to Deepen Economic Ties
Bulgaria, Mongolia to Boost Trade Ties
Nikolic: Serbia Wants to Join EU Early 2014
Schulz: If Europe Voted, It Would be Obama in a Landslide
Western Balkan Countries Pool Efforts to Fight Illegal Migration
Prosecution: Bulgarian Tainted Judge under Investigation
Interim Chief Prosecutor Elected in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council to Appoint Interim Chief Prosecutor

Society

Bulgarian Village Barakovo Roots for Barack Obama on US Election Day
Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim to Be Buried Friday
Bulgarian President, PM Mourn Patriarch Maxim
Bulgarian Top Cop Named Honorary Carabinieri Member
Bulgaria's Jews Mourn Christian Patriarch Maxim
New Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch to Be Elected in 4 Months
Russian Orthodox Church Mourns Death of Bulgarian Patriarch
Bulgarian Holy Synod to Organize Funeral Service for Patriarch Maxim
Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98

Sports

Wozniacki Back into Top 10 despite Stunning Defeat in Sofia
Bulgaria PM Postpones Plans to Build National Stadium
Russia's Petrova, TOC Sofia Winner: I Played Perfect Tennis

Crime

ECHR Case Implicates Bulgarian PM in Police Manslaughter
Hopes Raised for Bulgarians on Death Row in Malaysia

Views on BG

Nadia Petrova Closes on a High

World

Pennsylvania Voting Machine 'Caught Cheating' in Romney's Favor
Storm Sandy Stirs US Election Day Havoc
E-Mail Voting Creates Confusion in Sandy-Ravages Parts of US
NYC Empire State Building to Display Election Results
Romney, Ryan, Biden All Land in Ohio on Election Day
Spain's Top Court Upholds Gay Marriage
Who Is Who in US Presidential Race: Republican Mitt Romney
Who Is Who in US Presidential Race: Democrat Barack Obama
Obama Confident, Salutes Romney on Election Day
Swing States: What to Watch for on Election Night
GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan Casts Vote
Romney More than Upbeat as He Cast Vote in 2012 Elections
China Firm behind Obama - Surveys
Candidates in Dead Heat as US Votes for President
Election Day Kicks off in 2 New Hampshire Villages
Putin Dismisses Defence Minister
Obama Chooses Iowa for End of Campaign

Novinite Insider

The Magic Number 270 that Leads to White House

Business

Bulgaria's Wine Exports Up 7.4% in Jan-Sep 2012

Bulgaria's Executive Agency on Vine and Wine reported a 7.4% growth in wine export for the first nine months of 2012.

Business | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 15:02

French Firm Interested in Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport Concession

A large French construction company has shown interest in the Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport in Central Northern Bulgaria.

Business | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 10:30

Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Chair: Grid Access Fee Is Fair

Angel Semerdzhiev, Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has argued that the introduction of the grid access fee for renewable energy producers helps to distribute the burden of the power price hike in a just manner.

Business » Energy | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 14:36

Bulgaria Sees EU's Largest Increase of Industrial Producer Prices Sept 2012 Y/Y

Bulgaria observed the largest annual increase of its industrial producer price index among all EU member states in September 2012 (+6.

Business » Industry | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 17:48

Bulgaria Revises Down Tourism Spending Data, Doubts Remain

A technical flop has been blamed for the unrealistically high tourism spending figures of Bulgarians last year, which the country provided to the EU statistical office.

Business » Tourism | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 16:22

Bulgaria, Romania to Advertise Their Tourism in China

Bulgaria and Romania have planned to present their joint tourist services at an upcoming tourism fair in China's Shanghai.

Business » Tourism | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 14:52

Politics

Ambassador: US Election Won't Affect Bulgarians Visa Regime

The issue with lifting the US visa regime for Bulgarians does not depend on the outcome of the November 6 presidential election, according to the US Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Marcie Ries.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 23:17

Bulgaria, Laos Move to Deepen Economic Ties

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and his Lao counterpart Choummaly Sayasone have vowed to strengthen the economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 16:24

Bulgaria, Mongolia to Boost Trade Ties

Bulgarian and Mongolian presidents Rosen Plevneliev and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj had a bilateral meeting to discuss relations between the two countries in the framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Laos.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 15:43

Nikolic: Serbia Wants to Join EU Early 2014

Serbia would like to join the European Union during the Greek EU Presidency in the first half of 2014, stated Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 18:45

Schulz: If Europe Voted, It Would be Obama in a Landslide

The majority of European politicians and voters would have picked President Barack Obama, if they could vote at the US polls, according to European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 14:56

Western Balkan Countries Pool Efforts to Fight Illegal Migration

Western Balkan countries plan to step up efforts to prevent unfounded applications for asylum and abuse of visa-free access to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 08:37

Prosecution: Bulgarian Tainted Judge under Investigation

The Prosecutor's Office in Bulgarian capital Sofia has confirmed that there is an investigation launched against juge Veneta Markovska, last week elected by Parliament to become constitutional judge.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 20:41

Interim Chief Prosecutor Elected in Bulgaria

Boyko Naydenov, head of Bulgaria's National Investigation Service, has been elected as Bulgaria's interim Chief Prosecutor after last week's resignation of Boris Velchev.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 12:19

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council to Appoint Interim Chief Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to appoint Tuesday an interim Chief Prosecutor after last week's resignation of Boris Velchev.

Politics » Domestic | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 08:10

Society

Bulgarian Village Barakovo Roots for Barack Obama on US Election Day

The residents of the tiny Bulgarian village of Barakovo are rooting for the reelection of their village's namesake, Barack Obama, on the US election day.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 23:20

Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim to Be Buried Friday

Long-time Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maxim, who passed away Tuesday aged 98, will be buried Friday at the Troyan Monastery in central northern Bulgaria.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 19:44

Bulgarian President, PM Mourn Patriarch Maxim

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and PM Boyko Borisov have sent letters of condolences to the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the passing of its leader, Patriarch Maxim, Tuesday.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 18:08

Bulgarian Top Cop Named Honorary Carabinieri Member

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has been declared an honorary member of Italy's  Association of the Carabinieri Armed Forces.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 17:08

Bulgaria's Jews Mourn Christian Patriarch Maxim

Bulgaria's largest Jewish religious and lay organizations have sent a joint letter of condolences to the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the passing of its head, Patriarch Maxim.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 16:06

New Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch to Be Elected in 4 Months

Bulgaria's high clergy will elect the country's new Orthodox Patriarch within the next four months, it has been made clear after 98-year-old Patriarch Maxim passed away on Tuesday.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 15:41

Russian Orthodox Church Mourns Death of Bulgarian Patriarch

The Russian Orthodox Church has expressed its condolences over the death of Bulgaria's Orthodox Patriarch Maxim who passed away Tuesday at the age of 98.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 13:05

Bulgarian Holy Synod to Organize Funeral Service for Patriarch Maxim

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will hold an emergency meeting following news of the death of Patriarch Maxim.

Society | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 09:25

Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98

The head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Maxim, has passed away at the age of 98.

Society » Obituaries | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 07:01

Sports

Wozniacki Back into Top 10 despite Stunning Defeat in Sofia

Former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki is back into the women's top 10 despite a painful and crushing defeat at the Tournament of Champions final in Sofia, the sport's governing body ranking shows.

Sports | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 13:36

Bulgaria PM Postpones Plans to Build National Stadium

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has rejected earlier plans to build a new national stadium, saying that it is not the right time.

Sports | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 12:21

Russia's Petrova, TOC Sofia Winner: I Played Perfect Tennis

Russia' s Nadia Petrova said it was her perfect play that helped her grab the trophy of the Tournament of Champions in Sofia on Sunday after unexpectedly beating top seed Caroline Wozniacki.

Sports | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 11:58

Crime

ECHR Case Implicates Bulgarian PM in Police Manslaughter

The Strasbourg Court of Human Rights has found Bulgaria guilty of failing to protect the right to life of a convict who was killed in a bombastic police operation led by then police chief secretary and current PM Boyko Borisov.

Crime | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 20:06

Hopes Raised for Bulgarians on Death Row in Malaysia

Malaysian PM Najib Razak has assured Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev that death sentences have not been carried out recently.

Crime | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 14:02

Views on BG

Nadia Petrova Closes on a High

Nadia Petrova is the only women's tennis player this year to leave her last singles and doubles tournaments with trophies, and on Sunday in Sofia it showed.

Views on BG | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 11:56

World

Pennsylvania Voting Machine 'Caught Cheating' in Romney's Favor

A voting machine in Millertown, Pennsylvania, has been "caught" cheating in favor of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyl.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 23:59

Storm Sandy Stirs US Election Day Havoc

Voterс on the US East Coast in New York and New Jersey, embattled by the monstrous storm Sandy, are facing long lines and chaos on Election Day.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 23:58

E-Mail Voting Creates Confusion in Sandy-Ravages Parts of US

Citizens in storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey wandered from poll to poll after officials moved more than 240 balloting sites and fretted over the integrity of a vote being conducted partly over the Internet.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 22:37

NYC Empire State Building to Display Election Results

Residents and visitors of New York City will see the results of the heated US presidential race displayed on the Empire State Building Tuesday into Wednesday as the towering construction will be illuminated with LED lights.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 22:26

Romney, Ryan, Biden All Land in Ohio on Election Day

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan made a planned stop in Cleveland, Ohio, on Election Day while US Democratic Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced stop.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 22:00

Spain's Top Court Upholds Gay Marriage

The Spanish Constitutional Court has defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 21:43

Who Is Who in US Presidential Race: Republican Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, 65, is the Republican party's nomination for 45th President of the US.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 20:48

Who Is Who in US Presidential Race: Democrat Barack Obama

Democrat Barack Obama, 51, is the incumbent 44th president of the US.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 20:33

Obama Confident, Salutes Romney on Election Day

Incumbent US President Barack Obama has expressed confidence that he will win Tuesday's presidential elections in the USA, report agencies.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 19:16

Swing States: What to Watch for on Election Night

The fierce presidential battle between incumbent President, Democrat Barack Obama, and challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, is concluding in the wee hours Bulgarian time Wednesday, even though the final results will be known later.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 17:48

GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan Casts Vote

Running mate to US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Paul Ryan cast his vote Tuesday morning in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 17:45

Romney More than Upbeat as He Cast Vote in 2012 Elections

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, cast their votes as polling stations across Massachusetts opened this morning.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 16:44

China Firm behind Obama - Surveys

US President Barack Obama would have trounced his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, if the choice was up to China, three separate surveys have indicated.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 15:30

Candidates in Dead Heat as US Votes for President

Millions of Americans are voting whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or choose Mitt Romney with CNN poll saying the two are dead even.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 12:55

Election Day Kicks off in 2 New Hampshire Villages

Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire, kicked off the 2012 US presidential election by casting the first votes early Tuesday.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 11:42

Putin Dismisses Defence Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the country's defence minister after the ministry was caught up in a corruption scandal.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 11:28

Obama Chooses Iowa for End of Campaign

Incumbent US President Barack Obama ended his final campaign on Monday in Iowa.

World | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 11:15

Novinite Insider

The Magic Number 270 that Leads to White House

US citizens don't elect their presidents and vice presidents in a direct vote since the winner is determined by votes cast by electors of the Electoral College.

Novinite Insider » Features | November 6, 2012, Tuesday // 16:23
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