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Business

Bulgaria's Gorubso Madan Mine to Receive Investments of BGN 4 M in 2013
Only Top Class Investors to Be Allowed to Build New Ports in Bulgaria
Bulgarian FinMin Says He's Actually among EU's Best
Euro Zone Business Activity May've Hit Bottom - Survey
Gazprom Neft's NIS to Buy 60 Filling Stations in Romania
Bulgaria's Gas Supplier to Request 9% Price Cut in Q1, 2013
Bulgaria's Belene NPP Project Drained of BGN 300 M – Report
Accor, MHQ Launch 'Novotel Sofia' in Bulgaria's Capital

Politics

Bulgaria Worried by N Korea's Planned Rocket Launch
Bulgarian FM: Mutual Trust Key for NATO
If He Was Bulgarian Obama Would Vote for Borisov
Journalists Brief EP about Government Corruption in Bulgaria
Retail Trade Volume in Euro Area Down by 1.2% M/M
Bulgaria Ranked in EU's Top Pessimists Group
Ex-Interior Minister Quits Bulgarian Right-Wing Party
Independent Bulgarian MPs Table Death Penalty Bill

Society

Bulgaria Exposes Ex-Communist Spies in Medics' Union, Red Cross
'UFO' Spotted in Bulgaria's Danube Town Lom
Bulgarian Scientists Rally against Corrupt Funding Practices
Bulgaria 2nd Behind Greece in EU in TI Corruption Ranking
Heavy Snowfall in the Forecast for NW Bulgaria Sofia
Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Honor Saint Sava
Bulgarian Right-Wingers Want FinMin, Health Insurance Head Axed
GERB MPs: Smoking Ban Stays Full Force in Bulgaria

Crime

Appellate Court Acquits Bulgarian Ex-Health Minister in 'Flu Shots' Trial
Missing Businessman from Bulgaria's Varna Found Dead
13 Nabbed in Bulgaria for Large-scale VAT Fraud

Lifestyle

Ukrainian Porn Star with Films in Bulgaria Seeks EU Asylum

Views on BG

*FT: Bulgarian PM Stays Popular amid Public Scepticism
FT: Bulgaria On the Winding Road to Stability

Quotes

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World

Morsi Supporters Clash with Protesters in Cairo
EU Summons Israeli Envoy over Settlement Plan
Japan Gets Ready for North Korea Missile Launch
Intercepted Shipment of Bulgaria-Made Arms Arrives in Mali
North Korea Ready for Long-Range Rocket Launch
Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide in Brussels

Novinite Insider

USA Patting Suspicious Regimes on the Back Again. This Time Bulgaria's!
Prof. Emil Horozov: Money for Science Is Siphoned Illegally in Bulgaria
Of Obama and the Outstanding Ally Bulgaria

Business

Bulgaria's Gorubso Madan Mine to Receive Investments of BGN 4 M in 2013

Nikola Dobrev, CEO of Bulgarian Plovdiv-based non-ferrous metals plant KCM, has said that the Gorubso Madan lead and zinc mine will receive investments amounting to BGN 4 200 000 in 2013.

Business | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 18:02

Only Top Class Investors to Be Allowed to Build New Ports in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Parliament is to review amendments to the Maritime Space, Inland Waterways and Ports Act stipulating that only certified A class investors will be allowed to build new ports.

Business | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 17:01

Bulgarian FinMin Says He's Actually among EU's Best

Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has revealed the mystery behind the fact that he was not included in the Financial Times 2012 ranking of EU's top 19 Ministers of Finance.

Business » Finance | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 17:44

Euro Zone Business Activity May've Hit Bottom - Survey

The private business sector in the euro zone may have hit a three-and-a-half-year "nadir," according to a survey of the London-based Markit research firm

Business » Finance | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:39

Gazprom Neft's NIS to Buy 60 Filling Stations in Romania

Serbian oil and gas company Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS), majority owned by Russian Gazprom Neft, is said to be in talks to buy 60 filling stations in Romania.

Business » Energy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 13:30

Bulgaria's Gas Supplier to Request 9% Price Cut in Q1, 2013

Bulgaria's state-owned gas supplier will seek a reduction in Q1, 2013 gas prices by around 9%, according to Bulgargaz CEO Dimitar Gogov.

Business » Energy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 12:51

Bulgaria's Belene NPP Project Drained of BGN 300 M – Report

A report of the Public Financial Inspection Agency (PFIA) has claimed that a total of BGN 300 M allocated to the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant has been drained from the state budget.

Business » Energy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 12:02

Accor, MHQ Launch 'Novotel Sofia' in Bulgaria's Capital

The first Novotel Sofia, a high-class accommodation and office venue, has been opened in the Bulgarian capital.

Business » Properties | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 13:30

Politics

Bulgaria Worried by N Korea's Planned Rocket Launch

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry is deeply concerned with North Korea's plan to launch a rocket from the Sohae Space Center between December 10 and 22.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 16:54

Bulgarian FM: Mutual Trust Key for NATO

Trust is the key word in the relationship between NATO and its partners, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov declared in an address to the Alliance's Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 14:18

If He Was Bulgarian Obama Would Vote for Borisov

If I was in Bulgaria, I would vote for Boyko Borisov, US President, Barack Obama has said.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 10:03

Journalists Brief EP about Government Corruption in Bulgaria

The European Parliament is holding Wednesday a seminar focusing on corruption practices in Member States.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 14:34

Retail Trade Volume in Euro Area Down by 1.2% M/M

In October 2012, as compared to September 2012, the volume of retail trade fell by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU27, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 14:10

Bulgaria Ranked in EU's Top Pessimists Group

Bulgaria is among the seven European Union Members States whose citizens are the most pessimistic about the financial state of their households in 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 11:15

Ex-Interior Minister Quits Bulgarian Right-Wing Party

Former Bulgarian Interior Minister Emanuil Yordanov (1999-2001) has become the latest member of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party to leave the embattled political formation.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 19:48

Independent Bulgarian MPs Table Death Penalty Bill

Independent Bulgarian Members of the Parliament are insisting for the death penalty to be reinstated in the country.

Politics » Domestic | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 13:02

Society

Bulgaria Exposes Ex-Communist Spies in Medics' Union, Red Cross

Andrey Kehayov, former head of the Bulgarian Medical Association (2002-2008) has been exposed as a former secret agent of the country's totalitarian State Security.

Society | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:37

'UFO' Spotted in Bulgaria's Danube Town Lom

An object, believed by locals to be a UFO, has been spotted flying in the sky above Bulgaria's Danube town of Lom on November 25th.

Society | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 13:41

Bulgarian Scientists Rally against Corrupt Funding Practices

People have the right to stage protest rallies, but all accusations must be proven in a Court of Law, according to Bulgaria's Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov.

Society | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 12:08

Bulgaria 2nd Behind Greece in EU in TI Corruption Ranking

In 2012, Bulgaria was not the most corrupt among the EU Member States, according to Transparency International's newly published Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

Society | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 09:40

Heavy Snowfall in the Forecast for NW Bulgaria Sofia

Six Bulgarian regions are under code yellow Wednesday over the forecast for heavy snowfall, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 09:02

Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Honor Saint Sava

Bulgarian Christian Orthodox mark Wednesday, December 5, the Day of Saint Sava or Sabbas.

Society » Culture | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 08:29

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Want FinMin, Health Insurance Head Axed

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition has demanded the resignations of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov and the director of the National Health Insurance Fund over what it perceives as failed policies.

Society » Health | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:01

GERB MPs: Smoking Ban Stays Full Force in Bulgaria

The full smoking ban in indoor spaces in Bulgaria would remain without any future changes, according to MPs from the ruling GERB party.

Society » Health | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 10:43

Crime

Appellate Court Acquits Bulgarian Ex-Health Minister in 'Flu Shots' Trial

The Sofia Appellate Court confirmed Wednesday the not-guilty verdict of former Health Minister Bozhidar Nanev of charges for inflicting damages for the Health Ministry.

Crime | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 18:23

Missing Businessman from Bulgaria's Varna Found Dead

Krasimir Petrov, a 49-year-old businessman from the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, has been found shot in the head.

Crime | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 18:06

13 Nabbed in Bulgaria for Large-scale VAT Fraud

Bulgaria's Main Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime, GDBOP, and the National Revenue Agency, NRA, have busted a scam for large–scale syphoning of Value Added Tax, VAT, from fuel trade.

Crime | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:11

Lifestyle

Ukrainian Porn Star with Films in Bulgaria Seeks EU Asylum

Anastasia Grishay, a Ukrainian porn star, is hoping to become the first in her profession to be granted asylum in the European Union because of her job.

Lifestyle | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 18:16

Views on BG

*FT: Bulgarian PM Stays Popular amid Public Scepticism

With six months to go before Bulgaria's next parliamentary elections, the ruling centre-right Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (Gerb) appears in a commanding position over the Socialist opposition and newer, more marginal parties.

Views on BG | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 13:46

FT: Bulgaria On the Winding Road to Stability

Compare what is happening in Bulgaria with the state of affairs in countries around it – economic crisis in Greece, surging unemployment in parts of former Yugoslavia, political troubles in Romania – and one phrase recurs: "We are", says the country's pre

Views on BG | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 07:51

Quotes

Today's Quote

"If I was in Bulgaria, I would vote for Boyko Borisov.

Quotes | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 10:12

World

Morsi Supporters Clash with Protesters in Cairo

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed with opposition protesters on Wednesday for the second consecutive day in Cairo.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 20:29

EU Summons Israeli Envoy over Settlement Plan

The European Union has said it was summoning the Israeli ambassador over the government's plan to build thousands of new settler homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 19:02

Japan Gets Ready for North Korea Missile Launch

A Japanese naval transport ship has delivered Patriot missile interceptor systems to the southern island of Ishigaki to counter any threat posed by North Korea's planned space launch.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 16:05

Intercepted Shipment of Bulgaria-Made Arms Arrives in Mali

A shipment of Bulgarian-made arms bound for Mali, which remained blocked in Guinea since end-July, has arrived in Bamako.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:39

North Korea Ready for Long-Range Rocket Launch

North Korea has completed the pre-launch assembly of all three stages of a long-range rocket for a flight later this month, media reports said on Wednesday, in defiance of international calls to call off the operation.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 15:01

Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide in Brussels

Serbia's Ambassador to NATO Branislav Milinkovic has committed suicide in Brussels, officials have confirmed.

World | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 12:22

Novinite Insider

USA Patting Suspicious Regimes on the Back Again. This Time Bulgaria's!

Or how to reconcile WikiLeaks cables with formal praise from the US government...

Novinite Insider » Editorial | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 12:56

Prof. Emil Horozov: Money for Science Is Siphoned Illegally in Bulgaria

Exclusive interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Professor Emil Horozov, former Director of Bulgaria's Scientific Research Fund.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 17:40

Of Obama and the Outstanding Ally Bulgaria

A quick look at last week's Bulgarian newspapers and surprise: Borisov's meeting with Obama went down in history before it even took place!

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 09:51
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