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ARCHIVE - 30 December 2012

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Business

Energy Minister: Bulgaria Now Counts on Own Deposits

Bulgaria is counting on own deposits in guaranteeing its energy independence, according to Energy and Economy Minister, Delyan Dobrev.

Business » Energy | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 11:21

Parliament Speaker Backs Expansion of Bulgarian Ski Resort

Residents of the Bulgarian mountain resort town of Bansko have been staging over the weekend protest rallies with demands to have permits to build a new ski lift and to expand the ski tracks.

Business » Tourism | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 10:15

Politics

Bulgaria Top Cop Blocks Road to Main Winter Resort Bansko

Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov participated Sunday in a protest that blocked the entry road to Bulgaria's top winter resort, Bansko.

Politics » Domestic | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 17:27

Society

Sofia Launches Underage Drinking Checks for New Year's

Inspections for underage drinking in restaurants and bars have started Sunday in Bulgarian capital Sofia ahead of New Year's Eve Monday.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 19:04

11 Syrian Refugees Intercepted in Bulgaria

Bulgarian border police have detained 11 illegal migrants from Syria who tried to cross the border with Turkey Sunday.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 17:08

Russian Holy Synod Honors Late Bulgarian Patriarch

At its last sitting for 2013, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, chaired by Russian Patriarch Kiril, has prayed for late Bulgarian Patriarchs Ignatiy and Maxim.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 14:29

Bulgarian Judges: Chief Prosecutor Vote Was Flawed

The vote for new Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor has not been secret as it is mandated, the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA) insists.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 14:00

Bulgaria to Have New Penal Code

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry is working on a new Penal Code to be discussed with NGOs and citizens, according to Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 12:55

Bulgaria under Increased Police Presence on New Year's Eve

A day before New Year's Eve, Bulgarian police authorities announce an increased police presence and control all night long on December 31 into January 1, 2013.

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 12:39

Bulgaria Govt Implicated in Murky Beach Sale, Nature Destruction

Bulldozers are destroying sand dunes near famous Bulgarian Black Sea resort town of Nessebar, environmentalists have alarmed.

Society » Environment | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 19:25

Bulgarian Archeologists Unearth Poseidon, Priapus Temples

Bulgarian archeologists in the historical coastal town of Sozopol are working on unearthing two antique temples - of Gods Poseidon and Priapus.

Society » Archaeology | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 10:47

Contaminated Turkish Potatoes Seized at Bulgarian Border

A dangerous potato load has been seized by Bulgarian authorities on the Bulgarian – Turkish border after a test has shown that the potatoes might be dangerous for human health.

Society » Health | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 13:30

Sports

Bulgaria's Konstantinov Could Coach Russia Volley

Bulgarian volleyball coach and former national team captain Plamen Konstantinov is among the names pointed as substitutes for resigned Russian national volley coach Vladimir Alekno.

Sports | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 20:08

Crime

Bulgaria Nabs Serbian Listed by Interpol for Crime in Macedonia

Bulgarian authorities have detained Sunday a Serbian citizen with an Interpol arrest warrant issued against him.

Crime | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 18:25

World

UN Envoy: Syria Getting Worse, Solution Still Possible

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has stated that the situation in the country deteriorating, but a peaceful solution is still possible.

World | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 16:29

Death Toll of Russia Plane Crash Rises to 5

One of the 4 crew critically injured crew members of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Moscow's Vnukovo Airport Saturday has died Sunday.

World | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 15:46

Ashton: Serbia, Kosovo PMs to Meet Jan 17

Serbian PM Ivica Dacic and Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci will hold their first meeting in 2013 on January 17, revealed EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Sunday.

World | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 15:25

Half of Russians Still Regret Dissolution of USSR

Over half of all Russians, mainly the elderly who have no access to the Internet, regret the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

World | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 11:49
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