ARCHIVE - 8 December 2012

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Outraged Bulgarian Farmers Accuse Govt of Manipulating Public

In a strong statement, Bulgaria's National Association of Grain Producers has demanded urgent measures for guaranteeing the competitiveness of Bulgarian agriculture, and has slammed what it sees as broken promises of the Borisov Cabinet.

Business | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 12:21

Greece's Bond Buyback Proves Successful - Report

Greece's operation to buy back part of its huge debt at reduced prices to access additional EU-IMF financial aid has met the target of EUR 30 B, according to reports.

Business » Finance | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 14:22

Expats to Vote in Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant Referendum

Bulgarians abroad will be able to vote in the January 27, 2013, national referendum on development of atomic energy in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 19:51

Bulgarian Ski Federation Opens Winter Tourism Season

The Bulgarian Ski Federation has launched the 2012-2013 winter tourism season with a ski and snowboard festival in Sofia.

Business » Tourism | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 12:47


Top Cop Denies US Pressured Bulgaria on Burgas Terror Act

The ruling center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, will run solo at the 2013 general election, according to Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 19:07

US Not Asking Bulgaria to Aid Operation in Syria, Defense Min Says

The US government has not asked Bulgaria's authorities for any aid with respect to a potential military operation in civil war-torn Syria, Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov has revealed, referring to the visit of a Bulgarian delegation in Washington

Politics » Defense | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 10:55

EU Divided on Serbia's Membership Bid

The European Union is divided on the issue of Serbia becoming a Member States, despite Belgrade's progress in negotiations with Kosovo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 15:57

Bulgarian Right-Wing Renegades Side with Blue Coalition

Bulgarian MEP, Nadezhda Neynski, has been authorized to lead negotiations between her recently founded National Union "Unity" for a joint election ballot with the right-wing Blue Coalition.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 18:28

Bulgarian PM Appoints New Deputy FinMin

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has appointed Karina Karaivanova-Ganozova at the post of Deputy Finance Minister.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 17:11

Kostov: Bulgaria's Ruling GERB Is Right-Wing Impostor

The rule of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is not a right-wing rule, but a fake, according to the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, DSB, Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 15:28

Stanishev: GERB Turned Bulgaria in EU Ghetto

The government of the ruling center-right party GERB and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has turned Bulgaria into the "ghetto" of the European Union, according to Sergey Stanishev, leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party and head of the Party of E

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 15:03

Socialist, PES Chief: Bulgaria's 2013 Budget Butchering Nation

The newly adopted 2013 State Budget Act sponsored by the ruling center-right party GERB is butchering vital sectors in Bulgaria, according to Sergey Stanishev, chair of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party and head of the Party of European Socialists

Politics » Domestic | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 14:40


Drunken Bulgarian Doctor Exonerated in Patient's Death

The cancer patient in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna, who was visited by a drunken emergency room doctor, has passed away from a heart attack.

Society | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 17:52

Bulgarian Protesters Attack Supreme Judicial Council with Small Change

Protesters have staged a rally tossing small change at the building of Bulgaria's controversial Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) as a means of exposing what is seen as rampant corruption in the Bulgarian judiciary.

Society | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 11:41

Heavy Snowfall Forecasted for Parts of Bulgaria Sunday

Four regions in Bulgaria will be under code orange Sunday over the forecast for heavy snowfall, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) has announced.

Society » Environment | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 18:09

Bulgarian Students Celebrate 'College Day'

Bulgaria's current and former college students are celebrating Saturday December 8, their biggest annual event and party, a tradition kept alive since 1903.

Society » Education | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 15:09

Bulgarian President Lights 1st Hanukkah Candle at Sofia Synagogue

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is taking part Saturday in the celebration of Hanukkah by the Jewish community in Sofia.

Society » Culture | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 16:25


Teenagers Busted for Bomb Threat in Sofia Mall

Two underage boys have been arrested in Sofia for issuing a fake bomb threat against a shopping mall in the Bulgarian capital in the latest incident of what has emerged as a teenage bomb threat craze.

Crime | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 13:59


Toxins in Turkish President Remains Inconclusive for Poisoning

The traces of toxic substances, detected in the remains of former late Turkish President Turgut Ozal, are inconclusive that the cause of his death was poisoning, according to a Turkish media report.

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 16:56

Serbia Seeks Further US Military Aid amidst Milosevic-Era Reminiscences

Serbia's Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic has asked US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for a continuation of the American military assistance to Bulgaria's neighbor regardless of the fact the two men served in opposing camps during the 1999 NATO-Serbi

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 11:59

Lady Gaga Thanks Russian PM for Softer Anti-Gay Stance

US pop diva Lady Gaga expressed her gratitude to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for what she perceives to be his lack of support for legislation barring "homosexual propaganda" in Russia.

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 10:12

Japan Deploys Anti-Missile Systems over North Korea Rocket Launch

Japan has deployed anti-missile defense systems in anticipation of an imminent North Korean rocket launch, Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto announced on Saturday.

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 09:52

Gangnam Style's Psy Apologizes for Anti-American Concerts

South Korean star singer Psy, who rose to global fame with his hit "Gangnam Style", has apologized for anti-American performances a decade ago.

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 09:12

Mercosur Admits Venezuela in First Enlargement

Venezuela has become a full member of Mercosur at a summit of the South American regional trading bloc.

World | December 8, 2012, Saturday // 04:20
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