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ARCHIVE - 12 December 2012

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Business

Sofia Declared Bulgaria's Greenest City with 200 000-plus Inhabitants
Bulgaria's Port Terminal Nessebar Granted under 35-Year Concession
Bulgaria Registers Deflation Nov 2012 M/M
Bulgaria Ups Social Pension for Old Age by BGN 10/M
South Stream Pipeline Construction in Bulgaria to Kick Off 2013
Bulgarian Energy Experts Expect New Power Price Hike in 2013
China's BYD Moves to Build Auto Assembly Plant in Bulgaria
Sofia Airport Boasts 2-Fold Increase in Passengers on Domestic Flights

Politics

Bulgaria Seeks to Deepen Energy Ties with Azerbaijan
Bulgaria Extends Hand to Macedonia Despite EU Talks Delay
Bulgaria 3rd in EU by Industrial Production Fall Oct 2012 Y/Y
Macedonia without Date for EU Bid Negotiations
Bulgarian Rulers Reveal They Have Constitutional Judge Candidate
Bulgarian PM Jokingly Hints Top Cop May Succeed Him
Bulgaria Govt Grants 6 Mineral Exploration Permits
Bulgarian Forestry Official Sacked for Lobbyist Infringement
Failed Bulgarian Constitutional Court Nominee Denies Tarnishing Allegations

Society

Bulgarian Establishments to Stage Smoking Ban Boycott
Bulgarians Prepare to Stage 2nd 'Tomato' Protest
Bulgaria Registers Weddings, Baby Boom on 'Doomsday'
3.4 Earthquake Shakes Romania's Vrancea near Bulgaria
Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over High Winds
Turkey Resumes Accepting Bulgarian College Diplomas
Bulgarian Youth Increasingly Illiterate, Overweight
Bulgarian 'Vampire' Makes National Geographic 2012 Top 10

World

Sakharov Prize Honors Iranian Activists
EU Warns New Sanctions against North Korea
N Korea Defies Warnings, Launches Long-Range Missile

Novinite Insider

Danube Bridge 2 between Bulgaria and Romania: The Bridge of Shame!

Business

Sofia Declared Bulgaria's Greenest City with 200 000-plus Inhabitants

Sofia was declared the greenest city in Bulgaria at a special ceremony on Wednesday.

Business | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 17:49

Bulgaria's Port Terminal Nessebar Granted under 35-Year Concession

The Bulgarian government has granted under concession Port Terminal Nessebar for a period of 35 years to Vidmar DZZD.

Business | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 16:12

Bulgaria Registers Deflation Nov 2012 M/M

The consumer price index in Bulgaria in November 2012, compared to October 2012, was 99.9%, i.e. the monthly inflation was -0.1%.

Business | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:57

Bulgaria Ups Social Pension for Old Age by BGN 10/M

The so-called social retirement pension of the oldest Bulgarians is going up by BGN 10, effective April 1, 2013.

Business » Finance | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 12:30

South Stream Pipeline Construction in Bulgaria to Kick Off 2013

The construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline will be launched in 2013, Russian energy giant Gazprom has announced.

Business » Energy | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 19:00

Bulgarian Energy Experts Expect New Power Price Hike in 2013

Bulgarian energy experts predict a new increase in electricity prices in 2013.

Business » Energy | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:11

China's BYD Moves to Build Auto Assembly Plant in Bulgaria

China's electric-vehicle maker BYD Co Ltd signed a joint-venture agreement on Tuesday with a Bulgarian partner to build an auto assembly plant in the country.

Business » Industry | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 17:10

Sofia Airport Boasts 2-Fold Increase in Passengers on Domestic Flights

Sofia Airport registered a two-fold increase in passengers traveling to domestic destinations in November 2012.

Business » Tourism | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 12:57

Politics

Bulgaria Seeks to Deepen Energy Ties with Azerbaijan

Bulgaria has a strong interest in developing bilateral relations with Azerbaijan in the energy sector, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has declared.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 19:38

Bulgaria Extends Hand to Macedonia Despite EU Talks Delay

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he believes that Tuesday's General Affairs Council decision on Macedonia was wise.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:51

Bulgaria 3rd in EU by Industrial Production Fall Oct 2012 Y/Y

On October 2012, on annual basis, Bulgaria was third in the European Union by the largest decrease in its industrial production.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:31

Macedonia without Date for EU Bid Negotiations

After the last General Affairs Council meeting, Macedonia remains without a fixed date for the start of negotiations with the EU on the country's membership bid.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 08:13

Bulgarian Rulers Reveal They Have Constitutional Judge Candidate

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party has a candidate in mind for a constitutional judge, GERB leader and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov revealed Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 18:08

Bulgarian PM Jokingly Hints Top Cop May Succeed Him

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hinted on Wednesday that Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov may one day succeed him.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 15:40

Bulgaria Govt Grants 6 Mineral Exploration Permits

Bulgaria's government approved Wednesday the issuance of six mineral exploration permits.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 15:27

Bulgarian Forestry Official Sacked for Lobbyist Infringement

The Head of the Changes in the Use of Forest Territories Department at the Bulgaria Executive Forestry Agency, Georgi Kotarev, has been fired.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:07

Failed Bulgarian Constitutional Court Nominee Denies Tarnishing Allegations

Failed Constitutional Court nominee Galya Gugusheva, who faces accusations of conflict of interest and money laundering, has said there is nothing worrying about her life.

Politics » Domestic | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 12:07

Society

Bulgarian Establishments to Stage Smoking Ban Boycott

Beginning December 15, the managers of Bulgarian bars, restaurants and coffee shops will allow smoking in their establishments despite the full smoking ban being effective in the country.

Society | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 10:37

Bulgarians Prepare to Stage 2nd 'Tomato' Protest

Disgruntled Bulgarians are organizing themselves on social networks to stage on Wednesday, December 12 a repeat of the "Tomato Revolution.

Society | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 09:58

Bulgaria Registers Weddings, Baby Boom on 'Doomsday'

Superstitious Bulgarian expecting mothers have driven doctors mad in insisting on delivering their baby exactly at 12 noon on December 12, 2012.

Society | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 09:15

3.4 Earthquake Shakes Romania's Vrancea near Bulgaria

An earthquake with a 3.4 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society » Environment | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 12:55

Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over High Winds

Code yellow has been declared for twenty four Bulgarian regions Wednesday over the forecast for cold weather and gusty winds.

Society » Environment | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 08:39

Turkey Resumes Accepting Bulgarian College Diplomas

In just days, Turkey will resume recognizing Bulgarian college diplomas, the President of the Council of Higher Education, Gokhan Cetinkaya, has said.

Society » Education | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 13:21

Bulgarian Youth Increasingly Illiterate, Overweight

The knowledge of Bulgarian students begins to collapse in elementary school, not in middle school as it was earlier, according to recent research.

Society » Education | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 11:55

Bulgarian 'Vampire' Makes National Geographic 2012 Top 10

The "vampire" skeleton, unearthed during archaeology excavations in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, is included in the National Geographic ranking of the 10 most popular news pictures for 2012.

Society » Archaeology | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 11:14

World

Sakharov Prize Honors Iranian Activists

The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been collected on behalf of two Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi.

World | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 20:30

EU Warns New Sanctions against North Korea

EU has condemned North Korea's long-range missile launch, warning that it will consider imposing more sanctions to the country.

World | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 16:19

N Korea Defies Warnings, Launches Long-Range Missile

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying international warnings.

World | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 14:14

Novinite Insider

Danube Bridge 2 between Bulgaria and Romania: The Bridge of Shame!

Of course, it is a nice thing that Danube Bridge 2 between Bulgaria and Romania will be completed after all.

Novinite Insider » Special Report | December 12, 2012, Wednesday // 13:51
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