Bulgaria's total hourly labor cost rose by 5.9% in the third quarter of 2012 as compared with the third quarter of 2011, according to the National Statistical Institute.
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The European Commission has launched a procedure to gather the opinions of the public regarding the pros and cons of exploiting unconventional energy sources.
The international consortium developing the Shah Deniz II gas field offshore Azerbaijan is expected to sign an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the Nabucco gas pipeline project, according to Mihail Andonov, CEO of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH).
The Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), which brings together all state-owned energy companies, expects to close 2012 at a profit of BGN 36 M, according to Mihail Andonov, CEO of BEH.
Gas prices in Q1, 2013 will drop by 9.8% and heating rates will be fall by 3-7%, according to Angel Semerdzhiev, Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR).
The start of the Nabucco West gas pipeline project will be delayed by at least another six months, according to Delyan Dobrev, Bulgaria's Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.
Judge Sotir Tsatsarov has been elected to serve as Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor for a 7-year term by the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council Thursday.
The European Commission would closely watch the vote for new chief prosecutor and will prepare a report on Bulgaria's results in judicial reforms, corruption combat and organized crime.
The procedure for election of Bulgaria's new Chief Prosecutor, which was launched Thursday morning, is continuing after having already taken 9 hours.
The Bulgarian prosecutors have achieved a great progress in dealing with organized crime over the past few years, Chief Prosecutor candidate Borislav Sarafov stated on Thursday.
Volunteers from the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement staged a protest spectacle Thursday morning in front of the building of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) in Sofia.
Bulgaria's highest juridical body is voting on Thursday to appoint a new chief prosecutor with a selection process that has been denounced by civic groups.
Around 400 companies in Bulgaria delay salaries by four-plus months, according to statistics of the General Labor Inspectorate (GLI).
At least one person has frozen to death in Bulgaria's Varna Region after a cold spell with heavy blizzards fell on eastern Bulgaria overnight.
Some 76% of all Bulgarians plan a stay-at-home New Year's Eve, according to a survey conducted by the country's National Center for Study of Public Opinion.
Sotir Tsatsarov, Chairman of the Plovdiv Regional Court and Chief Prosecutor candidate, has lied during the hearings before the Ethics Committee of the Supreme Judicial Council, VSS.
Environmentally conscious Bulgarian citizens assembled Thursday in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Sofia to warn of possible encroachments on Bulgarian nature and mismanagement in the winter tourism industry.
Legendary British hard rock band Deep Purple will present its fresh new 19th album at the 2013 edition of Bulgaria's traditional Kavarna Rock Fest.
An online Chinese film festival entitled "Weeks of Chinese Cinema" has been launched in Bulgaria.
Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria mark on Thursday Ignazhden, the day of St. Ignatius, which inaugurates all Christmas and New Year festivities.
A Bulgarian court has delivered the toughest sentence to the president of the country´s Sumo Federation, founding him guilty of leading a gang, involved in murders, beatings, arsons and explosions.
The kidnappers of two Russian workers and an Italian who were abducted this week have demanded a ransom of 50 million Syrian pounds (USD 700 000; EUR 530 000), according to a Russian news report.
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