ARCHIVE - 9 December 2012

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Business

No Christmas Money for Bulgarian Pensioners - PM

Bulgarian pensioners will not receive Christmas bonuses to their tiny retirement pensions in 2012, announced Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov Sunday.

Business » Finance | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 18:31

Politics

Bulgaria Anti-Corruption Unit to Improve Public Procurement

Bulgaria's governmetnal anti-corruption agency BORKOR is working on a package of measures to counteract corruption in public procurement, said chair Eleonora Nikolova.

Politics | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 11:15

Bulgarian PM to Attend EU Nobel Peace Prize Bestowal

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov will be present in Oslo at Monday's bestowal of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 16:52

Italian PM Monti to Resign, Berlusconi Prepares Comeback

Italian PM Mario Monti will file his resignation after the adoption of Italy's 2013 state budget, announced the office of the Italian President.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 12:18

Romanians Vote in Crucial General Elections

Polling stations in politically divided Romania have opened Sunday for an important parliament vote.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 11:40

Bulgaria PM Borisov Abhors 'Scary' Socialist Stanishev Clan

Socialist former Bulgarian PM Sergey Stanishev and his ancestors have contributed to Bulgaria's poverty, according to current PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 19:01

Bulgaria Braces for Unfair Elections - Ex-Commissioner's Party

Upcoming summer 2013 general elections in Bulgaria could well be unfair, given developments in the country, according to new Bulgaria for Citizens party vice-chair Yonko Grozev.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 17:21

Bulgaria ex-PM Kostov to Coalesce with ex-Foe Neynsky

Bulgarian former PM and rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party Ivan Kostov has spoken favorably of a coalition with the new Unity initiative of rightist MEP Nadezhda Neynsky.

Politics » Domestic | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 14:34

Society

Snow Closes Bulgaria-Serbia Checkpoints for Trucks

A heavy snowfall has caused authorities closing down all crossing points between Bulgaria and Serbia for freight vehicles.

Society | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 14:11

Blizzards, Cold Claim 9 Lives in Balkans, Central Europe

The heavy snowfall that engulfed much of South-Eastern and Central Europe over the weekend has claimed at least 9 lives.

Society » Environment | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 20:01

Heavy Snow Claims 5 Lives in Balkans

The heavy snowfall that engulfed much of South-Eastern Europe over the weekend has claimed at least 5 lives.

Society » Environment | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 13:37

Bulgaria's Hospitals with BGN 350 M Debt - Minister

Bulgaria's public hospitals have a total debt amounting to BGN 350 M, said Bulgarian Minister of Health Desislava Atanasova Sunday.

Society » Health | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 15:37

Sports

CSKA Hooligans Stir Mass Fight in Major Sofia Mall

Fans of football team CSKA Sofia have attacked customers at the Sofia City Center shopping center in the Bulgarian capital Sunday.

Sports | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 17:27

Crime

Serbs Nabbed for Stealing Chocolate in Bulgaria

Two Serbian citizens have been detained in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv for a massive theft of chocolates from a department store.

Crime | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 12:56

Bulgarian-Trained ATM Skimmer Nabbed in Tanzania

Police in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam have detained an ATM skimmer who said he had been initiated into the craft in Bulgaria.

Crime | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 10:24

Quotes

Today's Quote

"They [Bulgarian communists] once killed my grandfather, so I take those things very seriously.

Quotes | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 19:13

World

Man Arrested for Desecrating 'Miraculous' Virgin Mary Icon in Poland

Police in Poland has arrested a man for pouring red paint over an icon of Virgin Mary considered to be miracle working.

World | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 18:07

Chavez Ill Again, Points Possible Successor

Recently re-elected Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has announced his cancer has relapsed, and has said his VP Nicholas Maduro Moros should substitute him if he has to withdraw.

World | December 9, 2012, Sunday // 15:51