ARCHIVE - 15 December 2012

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75% of Business Owners in Bulgaria Say Economy Worsened in 2012

According to the results of an annual survey of the Bulgarian Industrial Chamber (BIA), 75% of the business owners polled find that the economic environment in the country deteriorated in 2012.

Business | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 17:48

Bulgaria PM Vows to Resign if GERB MPs Lift Smoking Ban

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed to resign if the parliamentary group of center-right ruling party GERB backs the abolition of the smoking ban.

Business | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 16:29

Bulgaria's President to Vote 'No' in Nuclear Energy Referendum

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said he will vote against the construction of the Belene NPP at the upcoming referendum.

Business » Energy | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 19:15

Strike at Bulgaria's Faltering Military Giant Enters Day 3

Thousands of workers of the largest Bulgarian military plant, the state-owned VMZ Sopot, are staging Saturday for the third day in a row an effective strike.

Business » Industry | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 13:15

Ski Season Opening in Bulgaria's Bansko Interrupted by Protest

Saturday's opening of the 2012-2013 ski season at the Bulgarian mountain resort of Bansko was interrupted by a surprise protest.

Business » Tourism | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 15:39

Top 3 Bulgarian Winter Resorts Launch Ski Season

Three top Bulgarian winter resorts, Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets, are officially launching the ski season Saturday.

Business » Tourism | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 11:13


Bulgaria Extends Condolences to US for School Killing Spree

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has sent a letter of condolences to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in connection with the tragedy and the mass murder of children in Connecticut.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 15:04

EC Approves Funding for Sofia Subway Expansion Project

The European Commission has approved the funding of Stage III of the project for the expansion of the Sofia subway network, according to reports of Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 18:16

Borisov Wants Bulgarian Language to Be Used at EU Summits

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, had proposed to European Union leaders to use Bulgarian language during their work meetings.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 11:51

Bulgaria PM Vows 2nd Term in Office for Finance Minister

Simeon Djankov will get a second term in office as Finance Minister if center-right party GERB wins the 2013 parliamentary elections, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 19:57


Bulgarian Church Honors Late Patriarch Maxim

The Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Church honors Saturday 40 days after the passing away of Patriarch Maxim.

Society | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 12:20

Sofia City Hall Offers Free Tea to Counter Freezing Cold

The Sofia City Hall opened Saturday two stations where hot tea will be distributed free of charge over the freezing cold that is in the forecast.

Society » Environment | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 12:45

12 Bulgarian Regions under Severe Cold Alert

Code yellow over dangerously low temperatures has been declared in western, northwestern and northern Bulgarian, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced Saturday morning.

Society » Environment | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 10:38

Bulgarian Doctors Demand FinMin's Sacking

The Bulgarian Doctors Union, BLS, rejected Saturday the National Frame Agreement for 2013.

Society » Health | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 13:48


5 Illegal Immigrants Detained at Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Five illegal immigrants were detained Saturday morning at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing on the Bulgarian-Turkish border.

Crime | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 16:58

Bulgaria to Reenact Burgas Terror Act in Search for Clues

A reenactment is going to be used in the investigation of the terror act in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas, interim Chief Prosecutor, Boyko Naydenov, informed Saturday.

Crime | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 14:22


28 Die in US School Shooting, Tearful Obama Addresses Nation

The death toll from the Friday morning killing spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, US, has reached 28, of them 20 children.

World | December 15, 2012, Saturday // 10:15
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