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ARCHIVE - 21 January 2013

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Business

Bankruptcy Trial for Troubled Bulgarian Military Plant Postponed
Children of Workers of Ailing Bulgarian Military Plant Stage Protest
EBRD Improves Bulgaria Economic Growth Forecast
Wall Street Legend Jim Rogers Mulls Investing in Bulgaria
Nuclear Energy Development Transcends Party Lines – Former Bulgarian President
Share of Low Quality Fuel in Bulgaria Shrank 5-Fold in 4 Years
Bulgaria Reveals Germany's RWE 2008 Letter on N-Plant, Price Whopping EUR 10 B
Hotels at Bulgaria Ski Resorts Wage Cut-Price War

Politics

Bulgarian President Denies Existence of 'Hezbollah' Report
EC Confident Bulgaria Will Cope in Dogan Attack Aftermath
Graham Watson Deeply Worried by Attack on Dogan
Turkish Foreign Minister Congratulates New Chair of Bulgaria's DPS Party
Bulgarian President Criticizes Security Service in Dogan Attack Aftermath
Bulgarian President: Dogan Assault Was Attack on Democracy

Society

Bulgaria Honors Midwife Day, Keeps Alive Purely Local Rites
Bulgarian Turks Rally Behind Dogan's Assassin on Brother's FB Page

Sports

Bulgaria Sees Massive Growth in 'Import' of Footballers
'Steamy' Sharapova Nearly Confesses to Love Affair with Bulgaria's Dimitrov
Bulgaria's Dimitrov, Baghdatis Out of Australian Open

Crime

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor: Dogan's Attacker May Face Further Charges
Family of Four Found Dead in Plovdiv Home
Lynch of Dogan's Attacker Shows His Party's Face - Bulgarian Interior Min
No Chance Dogan's Failed Assassin Acted Alone - Bulgaria's Ex Security Chief
Dogan's Attacker Doesn't Feel Sorry, Didn't Attempt Murder - Psychologist
Bulgarian Prosecution Goes for Permanent Detention of Dogan's Failed Assassin
No Assassination Attempt against Dogan, Technically, Bulgarian Prosecutor Says
Bulgarian Man Shot in Greece
Bulgarian Prosecutors to Charge 'Lynchers' of Dogan's Attacker

Views on BG

Video Leaves Nasty Taste in Mouth for Bulgaria's Reputation
Bulgarian Gas Pistol Attack 'Was Stunt'

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Work Time

World

Hostage Death Toll in Algeria Climbs to 48
Public Ceremony to Mark Start of Obama's 2nd Term
German Patriot Missiles Arrive in Turkey

Novinite Insider

One American in Stradzhitsa: Bulgaria Is Incredibly Beautiful Country with Huge Opportunity

Business

Bankruptcy Trial for Troubled Bulgarian Military Plant Postponed

The Plovdiv District Court has postponed the bankruptcy trial for Bulgaria's ailing state-owned military plant VMZ Sopot.

Business | January 21, 2013, Monday // 18:45

Children of Workers of Ailing Bulgarian Military Plant Stage Protest

Students, pensioners, and other residents of the town of Sopot in South-Central Bulgaria, gathered for a protest Monday morning in front of the ailing military plant VMZ Sopot.

Business | January 21, 2013, Monday // 15:20

EBRD Improves Bulgaria Economic Growth Forecast

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has revised upwards its forecast for Bulgaria's economic growth in 2013 from 1.7% to 1.9%.

Business » Finance | January 21, 2013, Monday // 17:58

Wall Street Legend Jim Rogers Mulls Investing in Bulgaria

Wall Street legend and highly successful international investor, author and commodities expert, Jim Rogers has said he is considering investing in Bulgaria.

Business » Finance | January 21, 2013, Monday // 13:29

Nuclear Energy Development Transcends Party Lines – Former Bulgarian President

Former socialist President Georgi Parvanov has argued that the discussion on the development of nuclear energy in Bulgaria is split along party lines.

Business » Energy | January 21, 2013, Monday // 18:05

Share of Low Quality Fuel in Bulgaria Shrank 5-Fold in 4 Years

The share of low quality fuel on the Bulgarian market has decreased five-fold over the past four years, according to Petar Kostadinov from the State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance (SAMTS).

Business » Energy | January 21, 2013, Monday // 16:24

Bulgaria Reveals Germany's RWE 2008 Letter on N-Plant, Price Whopping EUR 10 B

German utility RWE abandoned plans to participate in the construction of a 2000MW nuclear plant in the Bulgarian Danube town of Belene after realizing that its price tag has towered to EUR 10 B, according to the prime minister.

Business » Energy | January 21, 2013, Monday // 15:33

Hotels at Bulgaria Ski Resorts Wage Cut-Price War

The fight for tourists has reached fever pitch in Bulgaria's winter resorts, where hotels are offering a range of cut-price deals to lure visitors.

Business » Tourism | January 21, 2013, Monday // 17:09

Politics

Bulgarian President Denies Existence of 'Hezbollah' Report

Bulgarian authorities do not possess any investigative report on Hezbollah's alleged involvement in last year's Burgas bus bombing, according to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 21, 2013, Monday // 13:41

EC Confident Bulgaria Will Cope in Dogan Attack Aftermath

European Commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen has expressed her confidence in the Bulgarian authorities' ability to cope with the consequences of Saturday's incident, in which key politician Ahmed Dogan was attacked.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2013, Monday // 16:59

Graham Watson Deeply Worried by Attack on Dogan

Sir Graham Watson, president of the European Liberal Democrats, voiced concern about the state of democracy in Bulgaria after he witnessed the attack against Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan in Sofia on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2013, Monday // 12:30

Turkish Foreign Minister Congratulates New Chair of Bulgaria's DPS Party

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has sent congratulations to Lyutvi Mestan, the newly elected Chair of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS).

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2013, Monday // 20:22

Bulgarian President Criticizes Security Service in Dogan Attack Aftermath

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has criticized the country's National Security Service for its reaction to Saturday's attack against key politician Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2013, Monday // 14:25

Bulgarian President: Dogan Assault Was Attack on Democracy

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has once again condemned Saturday's attack against former ethnic Turkish party leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 21, 2013, Monday // 11:58

Society

Bulgaria Honors Midwife Day, Keeps Alive Purely Local Rites

With a variety of colorful rituals, Bulgaria marks the day of midwives on Monday, January 21, or the so-called Babin Den.

Society | January 21, 2013, Monday // 12:22

Bulgarian Turks Rally Behind Dogan's Assassin on Brother's FB Page

A large number of comments by Bulgarian Turks expressing support for Oktay Enimehmedov, who attempted to shoot emblematic Bulgarian-Turkish politician Ahmed Dogan, has accumulated on the Facebook page of the failed assassin's brother.

Society | January 21, 2013, Monday // 10:25

Sports

Bulgaria Sees Massive Growth in 'Import' of Footballers

Bulgaria's top football league registered a 6.

Sports | January 21, 2013, Monday // 17:47

'Steamy' Sharapova Nearly Confesses to Love Affair with Bulgaria's Dimitrov

Tennis princess Maria Sharapova has fueled talk of her rumored intimate relationship with Bulgaria's best tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, even prompting commentators to put her success at Australian Open down to her new love.

Sports | January 21, 2013, Monday // 14:12

Bulgaria's Dimitrov, Baghdatis Out of Australian Open

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Sports | January 21, 2013, Monday // 11:57

Crime

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor: Dogan's Attacker May Face Further Charges

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has said that Oktay Enimehmedov, the man who assaulted Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) on Saturday, may face more serious charges over the attack.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 21:05

Family of Four Found Dead in Plovdiv Home

A 32-year-old Bulgarian man, his 28-year-old wife and their two young boys, aged 8 and 3, were discovered dead in their home in the city of Plovdiv, according to police.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 15:16

Lynch of Dogan's Attacker Shows His Party's Face - Bulgarian Interior Min

The "lynching" of Oktay Enimehmedov, the man who tried to take a shot at the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS ("Movement for Rights and Freedoms"), Ahmed Dogan, by party activists shows the party's true face, according to Bulgarian Interior M

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 11:37

No Chance Dogan's Failed Assassin Acted Alone - Bulgaria's Ex Security Chief

There is 1% chance that Oktay Enimehmedov, who attempted to assassinate Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan, acted alone, according to Gen.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 10:14

Dogan's Attacker Doesn't Feel Sorry, Didn't Attempt Murder - Psychologist

25-year-old Oktay Enimehmedov did not technically try to murder Ahmed Dogan, leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), according to Nedelcho Stoychev, Director of the Psychology Institute of the Bulgarian Interior M

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 09:40

Bulgarian Prosecution Goes for Permanent Detention of Dogan's Failed Assassin

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office will request the permanent detention of Oktay Enimehmedov, the 25-year-old man who attempted to assassinate the leader of ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) Ahmed Dogan at a party conference on Satur

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 09:03

No Assassination Attempt against Dogan, Technically, Bulgarian Prosecutor Says

The failed assassination of Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan on Saturday cannot be deemed an attempt on Dogan's life because of the gas handgun used by the attacker, Bulgaria's Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov said Monday.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 08:51

Bulgarian Man Shot in Greece

A Bulgarian man has been brought into Bulgaria from Greece with two gunshot wounds.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 08:17

Bulgarian Prosecutors to Charge 'Lynchers' of Dogan's Attacker

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has vowed to hold accountable those delegates at the conference of ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Right and Freedoms) who beat brutally Oktay Enimehmedov, the failed assassin of leader Ahmed Dogan.

Crime | January 21, 2013, Monday // 08:07

Views on BG

Video Leaves Nasty Taste in Mouth for Bulgaria's Reputation

It's a spectacular video that has been watched across the world. During a party conference, a man leaps onto the stage and draws a gun at the leader's head at point-blank range; the gun misfires and the speaker manages to knock it away.

Views on BG | January 21, 2013, Monday // 16:47

Bulgarian Gas Pistol Attack 'Was Stunt'

From The Guardian

Views on BG | January 21, 2013, Monday // 08:31

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A conversation between two state administration officials.

Smiles | January 21, 2013, Monday // 17:35

World

Hostage Death Toll in Algeria Climbs to 48

At least 48 hostages are now believed to have died in a four-day siege at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant,

World | January 21, 2013, Monday // 16:10

Public Ceremony to Mark Start of Obama's 2nd Term

Even though President Barack Obama was formally sworn in for a second four-year term on Sunday, his public inauguration ceremony will take place Monday.

World | January 21, 2013, Monday // 13:04

German Patriot Missiles Arrive in Turkey

German Patriot missile batteries have arrived at a port in southern Turkey Monday as part of a NATO-authorized operation to help the country defend against cross- border airstrikes from Syria.

World | January 21, 2013, Monday // 11:22

Novinite Insider

One American in Stradzhitsa: Bulgaria Is Incredibly Beautiful Country with Huge Opportunity

An interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with American filmmaker in Bulgaria, Raymond Steers.

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 21, 2013, Monday // 13:26
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