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Business

Bulgaria Awards 4th Mobile Operator License to Bulsatcom
Canada's SunOpta Acquires Bulgaria's Organic Land Corp
Alarm Raised over Bulgaria's Stagnant Economy Years in Row
Bulgarian FinMin Snubs EC View on Social Benefits
Bulgarian PM Slams N-Plant Referendum as 'Pointless'
Bulgaria's Energy Minister Vows Oil, Gas Exploration in All Black Sea Blocks
2/3 of Bulgarians to Vote 'Yes' at Nuclear Referendum - Poll
Sole Bidder for Bulgaria's Ailing Military Plant to File Binding Offer

Politics

Bulgaria Last in EU by Innovation Activity in 2008 – 2010
ECB Presents New EUR 5 Banknote with Cyrillic Spelling of Euro
Bulgaria PM to Participate in European People's Party Summit in Limassol
Bulgaria's Corruption Committee Launches 'Dunes Gate' Probe
Bulgarian MPs Uphold Veto on Foreign Investors Citizenship

Society

Teen Snowboarders from Finland Rescued in Bulgaria
1st 'Wax' Museum on Balkans to Open in Bulgaria

Sports

Levski Joins Gazprom's Football Empire - Report
Bulgaria's Dimitrov Snubs Media over Sharapova Love Affair Rumors
Fate Lends Good Aussie Open News to Bulgaria Top Players
Espanyol Set to Snap Up Bolton's Martin Petrov

Crime

Gunpowder Residue Found on Hands of Sofia Massacre Suspect
Father Emerges as Suspect in Sofia Apartment Massacre
Youngest Son Deemed Killer of His Own Family in Sofia
Police Find Five Murdered in Sofia Apartment

Smiles

Bulgarian Retirees Dream of Somalia

World

Police: Late British TV Presenter Sexually Abused Hundreds
Cuba to Lift Exit Visas Requirement Monday
Depardieu Now Invited to Become Communist
Russia Okays USD 800 M Loan to Serbia
Duchess of Cambridge's First Official Portrait Proves Divisive
93 Dead in Pakistan's Quetta Carnage
Obama Nominates Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria's Corporate Blackout?

Business

Bulgaria Awards 4th Mobile Operator License to Bulsatcom

Bulgarian satellite operator Bulsatcom has been awarded a mobile operator license by the country's Communications Regulation Commission, according to dnevnik.

Business | January 11, 2013, Friday // 17:35

Canada's SunOpta Acquires Bulgaria's Organic Land Corp

Canada-based natural and organic food group SunOpta announced it has acquired the Bulgarian grain handling and processing facility of Organic Land Corp, based in Silistra.

Business | January 11, 2013, Friday // 11:11

Alarm Raised over Bulgaria's Stagnant Economy Years in Row

Bulgaria's economy will be struggling to survive another difficult year after stagnating for three successive years, analysts have warned.

Business » Finance | January 11, 2013, Friday // 12:28

Bulgarian FinMin Snubs EC View on Social Benefits

The European Commission has issued a special statement informing that the decision on social benefits of retirees is an exclusive competence of Member States and does not depend on the amounts reimbursed by EC under the Cohesion and Structural Funds.

Business » Finance | January 11, 2013, Friday // 10:24

Bulgarian PM Slams N-Plant Referendum as 'Pointless'

Bulgaria's upcoming nuclear energy referendum will be "pointless" according to the country's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | January 11, 2013, Friday // 15:50

Bulgaria's Energy Minister Vows Oil, Gas Exploration in All Black Sea Blocks

Bulgaria will concentrate efforts on oil and gas exploration in its entire Black Sea aquatory, according to Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business » Energy | January 11, 2013, Friday // 14:22

2/3 of Bulgarians to Vote 'Yes' at Nuclear Referendum - Poll

Around 2/3 of Bulgarians who plan to vote at the January 27 referendum will back the construction of a new nuclear power plant, according to a national representative survey of polling agency Sova Harris.

Business » Energy | January 11, 2013, Friday // 12:37

Sole Bidder for Bulgaria's Ailing Military Plant to File Binding Offer

The sole bidder in the privatization of military plant VMZ Sopot is to submit a binding offer with the Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Agency on Friday.

Business » Industry | January 11, 2013, Friday // 09:36

Politics

Bulgaria Last in EU by Innovation Activity in 2008 – 2010

Only 27.1% of Bulgarian enterprises introduced innovations in the period 2008 – 2010, compared to a rate of 53% in the EU27, according to data of Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2013, Friday // 15:00

ECB Presents New EUR 5 Banknote with Cyrillic Spelling of Euro

The new EUR 5 banknote will carry a Cyrillic inscription for the first time.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2013, Friday // 10:41

Bulgaria PM to Participate in European People's Party Summit in Limassol

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will participate Friday in a European People's Party (EPP) summit in Limassol, Cyprus, according to reports of the press center of center-right ruling party GERB.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2013, Friday // 08:49

Bulgaria's Corruption Committee Launches 'Dunes Gate' Probe

Bulgaria's so-called "Yane Yanev" parliamentary committee dealing with high-level corruption cases is initiating a probe in the "Dunes Gate" deal.

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2013, Friday // 12:39

Bulgarian MPs Uphold Veto on Foreign Investors Citizenship

The Bulgarian Parliament supported Friday the veto of President Rosen Plevneliev on texts of the Investment Encouragement Act

Politics » Domestic | January 11, 2013, Friday // 10:53

Society

Teen Snowboarders from Finland Rescued in Bulgaria

Two Finish boys have been rescued in Bulgaria's Pirin mountain late Thursday evening.

Society | January 11, 2013, Friday // 12:10

1st 'Wax' Museum on Balkans to Open in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's old capital and central city of Veliko Tarnovo is ready to open by the end of January the very first "wax" museum on the Balkans.

Society » Culture | January 11, 2013, Friday // 13:15

Sports

Levski Joins Gazprom's Football Empire - Report

Bulgarian football club Levski Sofia has signed a sponsorship deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom, according to a Bulgarian media report.

Sports | January 11, 2013, Friday // 18:16

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Snubs Media over Sharapova Love Affair Rumors

Shrugging off rumors over his relationship with Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov has made it clear he wants to hit the headlines because of his career, not because of his private life.

Sports | January 11, 2013, Friday // 15:54

Fate Lends Good Aussie Open News to Bulgaria Top Players

Bulgaria's best tennis player and 2013 Brisbane finalist Grigor Dimitrov will open his participation in the Australian Open next week with a clash against veteran, 32nd seed Julien Benneteau of France.

Sports | January 11, 2013, Friday // 15:37

Espanyol Set to Snap Up Bolton's Martin Petrov

Bolton Wanderers' veteran winger Martin Petrov is set to sign for Spanish side Espanyol, a report says.

Sports | January 11, 2013, Friday // 14:46

Crime

Gunpowder Residue Found on Hands of Sofia Massacre Suspect

Gunpowder residue has been found on the hands of 55-year-old Vasil Savov, who allegedly murdered his wife, his two sons and his mother-in-low before committing suicide in his apartment in Sofia.

Crime | January 11, 2013, Friday // 20:45

Father Emerges as Suspect in Sofia Apartment Massacre

Bulgarian police continue investigating the terrifying family bloodbath in the capital Sofia, with a 55-year-old man emerging as a potential suspect for the murder of his wife, his two sons and his mother-in-law.

Crime | January 11, 2013, Friday // 16:27

Youngest Son Deemed Killer of His Own Family in Sofia

The 22-year-old young man, Vladimir, who is presumed to be the perpetrator of 4 murders and his own suicide in Sofia, has been a quiet and reserved person.

Crime | January 11, 2013, Friday // 11:35

Police Find Five Murdered in Sofia Apartment

Five people were found dead Thursday night in an apartment in Sofia.

Crime | January 11, 2013, Friday // 08:25

Smiles

Bulgarian Retirees Dream of Somalia

After hearing it is possible to buy citizenship, Bulgarian pensioners expressed wish to become citizens of Somalia.

Smiles | January 11, 2013, Friday // 12:51

World

Police: Late British TV Presenter Sexually Abused Hundreds

Britain's late TV presenter and radio host Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of people and carried out more than 30 rapes, according to a police report unveiled on Friday.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 19:50

Cuba to Lift Exit Visas Requirement Monday

Starting Monday, most Cuban citizens will be able to travel abroad without exit visas.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 19:04

Depardieu Now Invited to Become Communist

Russia's Communist Partyhas invited French actor and tax exile Gerard Depardieu to join its ranks, it emerged on Friday.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 16:55

Russia Okays USD 800 M Loan to Serbia

Russia signed an USD 800 M export credit deal with Serbia on Friday and is in talks over a possible USD 1 B loan to Belgrade in 2013 to stabilize its budget.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 14:17

Duchess of Cambridge's First Official Portrait Proves Divisive

The Duchess of Cambridge's first official portrait was unveiled on Friday and though described by her as "amazing", it has elicited mixed reactions.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 13:51

93 Dead in Pakistan's Quetta Carnage

A series of blasts in the city of Quetta in southwest Pakistan killed 93 people and wounded 169 Thursday, police said.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 13:09

Obama Nominates Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

President Obama announced the nomination of his White House chief of staff, Jacob "Jack" Lew, for Treasury Secretary on Thursday, CNN reported.

World | January 11, 2013, Friday // 11:34

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria's Corporate Blackout?

To say that the restriction of public access to Bulgaria's Trade Registry, as of 2013, elicited mixed reactions would be an understatement.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 11, 2013, Friday // 16:43
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