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ARCHIVE - 9 November 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Bread Manufacturers Warn about Mass Bankruptcies
FinMin: Bulgarians Better Off than Romanians, Soon to Catch Up with Greeks, Spanish
Turkey Reiterates It Won't Build NPP on Bulgarian Border
New Price of Russian Gas for Bulgaria Already Agreed - Report
Bulgaria's Sofia Set to Boast 1st 'Skyscrapers' Despite Crisis
Bulgaria Sees 7.3% Increase of Hotel Nights Jan-Sept 2012 Y/Y
Bulgaria's Black Sea Airports Report Annual Increases in Serviced Passengers

Politics

Bulgaria Registers 2.1% Drop in Exports to EU Jan-Aug 2012
EIB President Vows Increased Support for SMEs in Bulgaria
Bulgaria May Pass Amendments Contradicting EU Rail Directive
Bulgaria PM, EIB President to Discuss Deepening Cooperation

Society

2012 First Group of Bulgarian Researches Sets Off for Antarctica
Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim Buried in Home Monastery
Body of Late Bulgarian Patriarch Departs to Home Monastery
Bulgarian President Praises Late Patriarch for 'Unifying Church'
Roger Waters to Rebuild Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' in Sofia
Bulgaria Holds National Day of Mourning for Patriarch Maxim

Sports

Bulgaria Legendary Gymnast Yovchev Receives Top IOC Award

Crime

Bulgarian Judge Badly Beaten in Downtown Sofia
Sofia Courts Paralyzed after Bomb Tip-off
Bomb Goes Off in Bulgarian Pizza Place, No One Injured

Views on BG

Bond Market Buoyant for Europe's East

World

Germany Marks 23 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall
Thousands Syrians Flee into Turkey in One Day - Official
Putin Replaces Chief of Armed Forces General Staff
Reelected Obama - First US President to Visit Myanmar
5.5-Magnitude Quake Jolts Northern Japan

Novinite Insider

I Just Want to Have a Baby in Bulgaria

Letters to the Editor

Sofia's Stray Dog Problem? Learn from LA!

Business

Bulgarian Bread Manufacturers Warn about Mass Bankruptcies

Bulgarian bread producers fear a wave of bankruptcies during the winter season due to the growing prices of flour, fuel, and electricity.

Business | November 9, 2012, Friday // 10:53

FinMin: Bulgarians Better Off than Romanians, Soon to Catch Up with Greeks, Spanish

Bulgarians' wallets are in better shape than the people of neighboring Romania and soon even the Greeks will envy them, the finance minister has declared in an eyebrow-raising statement.

Business » Finance | November 9, 2012, Friday // 14:23

Turkey Reiterates It Won't Build NPP on Bulgarian Border

Turkey's government has officially declared that it does not plan to construct a nuclear power plant just several kilometers away from its border with Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | November 9, 2012, Friday // 16:15

New Price of Russian Gas for Bulgaria Already Agreed - Report

Bulgaria and Russia have already agreed the price of natural gas under the new direct gas supply contract which is to take effect on January 1, 2013, according to Gazprom Spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov and Leonid Chugunov, Head of Gazprom Project Manageme

Business » Energy | November 9, 2012, Friday // 09:56

Bulgaria's Sofia Set to Boast 1st 'Skyscrapers' Despite Crisis

Regardless of the ongoing economic hardship in Bulgaria, its capital appears set to feature soon its first skyscrapers, considering the local scale.

Business » Properties | November 9, 2012, Friday // 18:51

Bulgaria Sees 7.3% Increase of Hotel Nights Jan-Sept 2012 Y/Y

The number of nights spent in Bulgaria's hotels and other accommodation establishments increased by 7.3 % year on year in the period January-September 2012, according to the country's National Statistical Institute.

Business » Tourism | November 9, 2012, Friday // 13:09

Bulgaria's Black Sea Airports Report Annual Increases in Serviced Passengers

Burgas Airport processed nearly 2.34 million passengers since the beginning of 2012, up by 6.7% compared to 2011.

Business » Tourism | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:12

Politics

Bulgaria Registers 2.1% Drop in Exports to EU Jan-Aug 2012

Bulgaria's exports to the rest of the EU decreased by 2.1% year on year in the period January - August 2012, amounting to BGN 15.7 B (around EUR 8.03 B) according to Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2012, Friday // 15:30

EIB President Vows Increased Support for SMEs in Bulgaria

European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer, who is on a one-day visit to Sofia, has vowed support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and infrastructure projects, and technical assistance for companies applying for EU funding.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2012, Friday // 14:52

Bulgaria May Pass Amendments Contradicting EU Rail Directive

Draft amendments to the Railway Transport Act under which the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) is allowed to carry out rail transport activities flagrantly contradict EU Directives, according to Georgi Minchev, member of the Managing Board o

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2012, Friday // 14:01

Bulgaria PM, EIB President to Discuss Deepening Cooperation

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will meet Friday European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer, according to the government's press office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2012, Friday // 08:50

Society

2012 First Group of Bulgarian Researches Sets Off for Antarctica

This year's first group of Bulgarian researchers and explorers has set off for the Bulgarian base in Antarctica after the nine-month winter on the ice continent.

Society | November 9, 2012, Friday // 20:13

Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim Buried in Home Monastery

Bulgaria's late Orthodox Patriarch Maxim was buried Friday in at the Troyan Monastery in central northern Bulgaria, as per his will.

Society | November 9, 2012, Friday // 17:40

Body of Late Bulgarian Patriarch Departs to Home Monastery

The body of late Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim is no longer lying in states in Sofia, as it is now being transferred to the monastery where he will be buried as per his will.

Society | November 9, 2012, Friday // 13:52

Bulgarian President Praises Late Patriarch for 'Unifying Church'

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has praised the country's late Orthodox Patriarch Maxim for his efforts to unify his church in times of trouble.

Society | November 9, 2012, Friday // 11:51

Roger Waters to Rebuild Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' in Sofia

Roger Waters, the creative force behind Pink Floyd's legendary album "The Wall", will perform in Bulgaria next summer the rock opera, which has reaped success around the world.

Society » Culture | November 9, 2012, Friday // 17:36

Bulgaria Holds National Day of Mourning for Patriarch Maxim

Bulgaria holds Friday a day of national mourning over the death of n Orthodox Patriarch Maxim, who passed away early on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Society » Obituaries | November 9, 2012, Friday // 08:13

Sports

Bulgaria Legendary Gymnast Yovchev Receives Top IOC Award

Bulgaria's Yordan Yovchev, 39, who became this year the first ever male gymnast to compete in six Olympic Games, has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee for his extraordinary contribution to sports.

Sports | November 9, 2012, Friday // 17:52

Crime

Bulgarian Judge Badly Beaten in Downtown Sofia

Sofia City Court judge Mariyan Markov was heavily beaten in front of his home in downtown Sofia on Friday, according to a local media report.

Crime | November 9, 2012, Friday // 14:44

Sofia Courts Paralyzed after Bomb Tip-off

The buildings of all courts in the Bulgarian capital Sofia were hurriedly emptied early on Friday in the wake of an anonymous bomb alert.

Crime | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:32

Bomb Goes Off in Bulgarian Pizza Place, No One Injured

A bomb exploded in a pizza restaurant in the southern Bulgarian town of Chirpan late on Thursday, leading to no injuries or casualties.

Crime | November 9, 2012, Friday // 11:16

Views on BG

Bond Market Buoyant for Europe's East

With low interest rates making new debt sales attractive, governments in Central and Eastern Europe are busy raising cash for next year, with investors looking favorably at their sovereign bonds.

Views on BG | November 9, 2012, Friday // 14:56

World

Germany Marks 23 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

Citizens throughout Germany mark the 23nd anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall on the night of November 9, 1989.

World | November 9, 2012, Friday // 16:49

Thousands Syrians Flee into Turkey in One Day - Official

Thousands of Syrians, some of them injured, have fled into Turkey since Thursday as chaos and terror reign in the border areas, CNN reported, citing Turkish officials.

World | November 9, 2012, Friday // 13:38

Putin Replaces Chief of Armed Forces General Staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed chief of the armed forces General Staff, Gen.

World | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:21

Reelected Obama - First US President to Visit Myanmar

Newly reelected US President Barack Obama will visit Myanmar and meet leaders there as part of his trip to Asia later this month, the White House announced.

World | November 9, 2012, Friday // 11:35

5.5-Magnitude Quake Jolts Northern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted northern Japan on Friday.

World | November 9, 2012, Friday // 09:21

Novinite Insider

I Just Want to Have a Baby in Bulgaria

Bulgarian mothers have protested again because of the government's neglect of them and their kids, saying they "want children, not concrete".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:32

Letters to the Editor

Sofia's Stray Dog Problem? Learn from LA!

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Letters to the Editor | November 9, 2012, Friday // 11:08
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