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ARCHIVE - 25 January 2013

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Business

Bulgarian Prosecutor Provides Cover Up for Thug Son
'Craters' Emerge in 'Romanian Section' of Danube Bridge with Bulgaria
870 Bulgarian Yogurt Shops to Open in China
Bulgaria Launches New DTT Mux Tender 5 'Til Midnight
Bulgaria Stands Firm on Shady DTT Mux Deals
Expats Caused Discrepancy in Bulgarian Voters Stats
Nuclear Referendum Crucial for Bulgaria's Rulers GERB - Analyst
Nuclear Referendum Campaigning Ends in Bulgaria
PM: Bulgaria Won't Build 2nd NPP without Foreign Investor
Alarm Raised in Bulgaria over Fake Voters' Lists
Bulgaria's Military Plant Workers Get Pay, Call off Strike
800 000 Russians to Visit Bulgaria in 2013, Ambassador Forecasts
Bulgaria Moves to Become Gay-Friendly Tourist Destination

Politics

Bulgarians Warned against Traveling to Libya
Bulgarian Economy Ministry Blames EU Suit on Watchdog
Bulgarian Watchdog Snubs EC Sanctions over Energy Rules
Britons to Vote Yes to EU Exit - Poll
New Ethnic Turkish Leader: Somebody Wants Tensions in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Chief Cop Blasts Dogan's Attacker Thrashing
Bulgarian PM Condemns Dogan Attack, Beating of Assailant

Society

Bulgarian National Radio Celebrates 78th Anniversary

Sports

Berbatov Was No Failure, Sir Alex Says
FIFA Threatens Hard-Line Approach to Racism

Crime

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish MPs Charged with Document Fraud
Dogan Attacker Faces Hooliganism, Death Threat Charges
Police Search for Clues in Brazen Sofia Robbery

World

Egyptian Police Clash with Protesters on Mubarak Ouster Anniversary
Strong Earthquake Rattles Central Italy
Russia Denies 'Probing' Soldiers' Sex Life
US, China Reach Strong Agreement on North Korea
Russia Adopts 'Anti Gay Propaganda' Law
North Korea Threatens South with 'Physical Counter-Measures'
Czechs Head to Polls for Presidential Runoff
US Ends Ban on Women in Combat

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Referendum and Belene NPP: Who Is More and Most Corrupt?

Business

Bulgarian Prosecutor Provides Cover Up for Thug Son

A prosecutor in Bulgaria's capital Sofia has provided cover up for her son's criminal activities, according to the press office of the Interior Ministry.

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 17:00

'Craters' Emerge in 'Romanian Section' of Danube Bridge with Bulgaria

Huge potholes have appeared in the "Romanian section" of the so called "Danube Bridge" linking Bulgaria's Ruse and Romania's Giurgiu.

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 16:19

870 Bulgarian Yogurt Shops to Open in China

Chinese could soon fall in love with Bulgarian yogurt with 870 shops offering the food set to open in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 09:22

Bulgaria Launches New DTT Mux Tender 5 'Til Midnight

Bulgaria's telecom watchdog has started the procedure for a tender for yet another multiplex, it emerged after Brussels referred the country to EU court over the assignment of digital broadcast spectrum.

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 08:17

Bulgaria Stands Firm on Shady DTT Mux Deals

Bulgaria's government said it was surprised by Brussels decision to take it to EU court over the controversial tenders for the operation of what will be the country's DTT multiplexes.

Business | January 25, 2013, Friday // 07:27

Expats Caused Discrepancy in Bulgarian Voters Stats

The discrepancy of about 800 000 people between the Civil Registry's official number of people entitled to vote and data of the national statistics is attributed to voters abroad having permanent addresses in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:29

Nuclear Referendum Crucial for Bulgaria's Rulers GERB - Analyst

The referendum on the construction of a second nuclear power plant that Bulgaria is going to hold on January 27, Sunday, will be crucial in determining whether Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB will stay in power, according to Gallup sociologist Z

Business » Energy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 14:59

Nuclear Referendum Campaigning Ends in Bulgaria

The information campaign for the referendum on the future of nuclear energy in Bulgaria ends at midnight on January 25th into the 26th.

Business » Energy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 12:33

PM: Bulgaria Won't Build 2nd NPP without Foreign Investor

All plans to build a second nuclear power plant will be scraped unless a reliable foreign investor emerges, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared in the eve of the national referendum on the future of nuclear energy in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 11:35

Alarm Raised in Bulgaria over Fake Voters' Lists

The upcoming January 27 referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria will be conducted under heavy discrepancies in the voters' lists, a check by local media has shown.

Business » Energy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 08:01

Bulgaria's Military Plant Workers Get Pay, Call off Strike

Nearly BGN four million have been wired Friday for salaries of workers at Bulgaria's State-owned arms manufacturer, VMZ Sopot.

Business » Industry | January 25, 2013, Friday // 13:10

800 000 Russians to Visit Bulgaria in 2013, Ambassador Forecasts

Some 800 000 Russian tourists are expected to visit Bulgaria in 2013, according to a forecast made by Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Yuriy Isakov.

Business » Tourism | January 25, 2013, Friday // 18:55

Bulgaria Moves to Become Gay-Friendly Tourist Destination

Bulgaria intends to become one of Eastern Europe's most gay-friendly destinations, according to an article published on Friday.

Business » Tourism | January 25, 2013, Friday // 14:15

Politics

Bulgarians Warned against Traveling to Libya

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has warned the country's citizens against travelling to Libya.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 25, 2013, Friday // 16:52

Bulgarian Economy Ministry Blames EU Suit on Watchdog

Bulgaria's Economy Ministry has issued a statement effectively blaming the EC suit against Bulgaria over its partial energy rules transposition on State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation, an energy watchdog.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2013, Friday // 17:12

Bulgarian Watchdog Snubs EC Sanctions over Energy Rules

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation, DKEVR, has already adopted one of the Electricity and Gas Directives, requested by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2013, Friday // 13:46

Britons to Vote Yes to EU Exit - Poll

Britain would vote to leave the European Union if a referendum were held today, a poll for The Times suggests.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2013, Friday // 10:38

New Ethnic Turkish Leader: Somebody Wants Tensions in Bulgaria

There are factors interested in holding Bulgaria's 2013 parliamentary elections in an atmosphere of ethnic tensions, according to Lyutvi Mestan, the new leader of Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) who replaced emblemati

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2013, Friday // 18:22

Bulgaria's Chief Cop Blasts Dogan's Attacker Thrashing

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, strongly condemned the actions of delegates of the ethnic Turkish party in thrashing the man who attacked their leader Ahmed Dogan with a gas pistol.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2013, Friday // 14:37

Bulgarian PM Condemns Dogan Attack, Beating of Assailant

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again condemned the attack on key ethnic Turkish politician Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 25, 2013, Friday // 11:36

Society

Bulgarian National Radio Celebrates 78th Anniversary

The Bulgarian National Radio celebrates Friday the 78th anniversary since its establishment by a decree of Tsar Boris III.

Society » Culture | January 25, 2013, Friday // 12:04

Sports

Berbatov Was No Failure, Sir Alex Says

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has defended Dimitar Berbatov on the striker's return to Old Trafford with Fulham.

Sports | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:51

FIFA Threatens Hard-Line Approach to Racism

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for clubs to be punished with points deductions and relegation if they are found guilty of racist abuse.

Sports | January 25, 2013, Friday // 09:05

Crime

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish MPs Charged with Document Fraud

Legal charges against Mithat Tabakov and Gyunay Sefer, MPs from ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, have been officially logged with the Sofia City Court Friday.

Crime | January 25, 2013, Friday // 16:17

Dogan Attacker Faces Hooliganism, Death Threat Charges

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has reiterated that the 25-year-old man who attacked key ethnic Turkish politician Ahmed Dogan with a gas pistol last week will be likely charged with hooliganism and issuing a death threat.

Crime | January 25, 2013, Friday // 14:53

Police Search for Clues in Brazen Sofia Robbery

The police in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are searching for a second time Friday morning the crime scene of a brazen armored vehicle robbery.

Crime | January 25, 2013, Friday // 10:51

World

Egyptian Police Clash with Protesters on Mubarak Ouster Anniversary

Egyptian protestors clashed with riot police in cities throughout Egypt on Friday during mass rallies marking the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 20:32

Strong Earthquake Rattles Central Italy

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8-5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Central Italy Friday afternoon causing no reported injuries or damage.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 18:01

Russia Denies 'Probing' Soldiers' Sex Life

Russia's Defense Ministry dismissed on Friday media reports that it would seek to determine the sexual orientation of its soldiers by inspecting their tattoos, and insisted it was only concerned with protecting their health.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 17:55

US, China Reach Strong Agreement on North Korea

The United States and China have agreed that any North Korean nuclear test will lead to North Korea's further isolation and set back efforts to restart regional talks.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 17:44

Russia Adopts 'Anti Gay Propaganda' Law

The Russian State Duma has adopted at first reading its controversial piece of legislation providing for fines for "homosexual propaganda" to kids.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:55

North Korea Threatens South with 'Physical Counter-Measures'

North Korea has threatened South Korea with "strong physical counter-measures" in relation to tougher sanctions imposed earlier this week by the United Nations.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:22

Czechs Head to Polls for Presidential Runoff

Czechs are to vote Friday in the second and final round of the country's first direct presidential vote that will last into Saturday.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 10:47

US Ends Ban on Women in Combat

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has lifted the military's ban on women serving in combat roles, potentially opening hundreds of thousands of frontline positions to women.

World | January 25, 2013, Friday // 06:58

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Referendum and Belene NPP: Who Is More and Most Corrupt?

3.997,4,5.5,6.3,10.2....Nope, these aren't lottery numbers but alleged price tags (EUR billions) for Bulgaria's Belene NPP.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:15
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