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ARCHIVE - 27 December 2012

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Business

Bulgaria to Step Up Export of Wines to China

Bulgaria is about to export a total of one million bottles of wine to China, according to China's Ministry of Commerce.

Business | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 13:51

Information Campaign for N-Plant Referendum Launched in Bulgaria

The information campaign for the forthcoming referendum on Bulgaria's nuclear energy future was launched in the country on Thursday.

Business » Energy | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 10:44

Bulgaria Sees 5.4% Y/Y Increase in Foreign Visitors Nov 2012

Bulgaria registered a 5.4% year-on-year increase in its total number of arrivals of visitors from abroad in November 2012, according to the country's National Statistical Institute.

Business » Tourism | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 14:50

Politics

President Plevneliev with Highest Approval Rating among Bulgarian Politicians

President Rosen Plevneliev has the highest approval rating among Bulgarian politicians, according to a poll of the Institute of Modern Politics (IMP).

Politics » Domestic | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 19:41

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party To Bring No-Confidence Motion against GERB Govt

Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will start preparing a no-confidence vote against the center-right GERB government after the New Year holidays, according to Lyutvi Mestan, Deputy Chair of DPS.

Politics » Domestic | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 18:39

Bulgarian Judges Association Terms Chief Prosecutor Election Unconstitutional

The Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA) has insisted that the new Chief Prosecutor was elected and appointed in breach of the Constitution.

Politics » Domestic | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 17:41

French Film Star, Luxury Mogul, Invited to Seek Bulgarian Citizenship

Bernard Arnauult, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu, who are fleeing France over high wealth tax rates, have received an invitation to become Bulgarian citizens.

Politics » Domestic | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 15:57

Society

Bulgarian Crime Series Ranks 3rd on IMDb List

"Pod Prikritie" ("Undercover") of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) has climbed to third spot of the top crime series ranking of the IMDb online database for movies, TV, and videogames.

Society » Culture | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 16:36

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark St. Stephen

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Thursday the Day of Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr and first archdeacon in the Jerusalem Community Church.

Society » Culture | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 10:03

Sports

Berbatov Gets Booked for 'Keep Calm' Message

Fulham's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov tore off his shirt after scoring in his team's Boxing Day draw with Southampton, revealing a slogan apparently inspired by a popular meme that has been permeating social networks.

Sports | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 11:14

Crime

Sofia Subway Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The Bulgarian man who almost killed a woman by pushing her in front of a Sofia subway train on Tuesday has been charged with attempted murder, local authorities have revealed.

Crime | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 11:54

World

George Bush Senior Placed in Intensive Care Unit

Former US President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Houston hospital on Wednesday, international media inform.

World | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 13:02

Chavez Delegated Financial Duties to VP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has entrusted all economic responsibilities to his vice-president while he recovers from his latest cancer surgery, it has emerged.

World | December 27, 2012, Thursday // 12:30