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Bulgaria Energy Min: NPP Expansion Better than New NPP
Chavez Recovered from Respiratory Infection
London, Brussels See Highest Turnout in Bulgaria's Referendum Stations Abroad
Bulgaria Going for 7th Kozloduy NPP Reactor, EconMin Says after Referendum
Bulgarian NPP CEO: Referendum Said 'Yes' to Expanding Kozloduy Plant
Bulgaria's New Ethnic Turkish Leader: Nuclear Referendum Is Borisov's First Loss
Socialist Leader: Nuclear Referendum Begets Change in Bulgaria!
Bulgarian Right Wing Chief: Referendum Formed Red-Brown Union
Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner: Belene NPP Only with Western Investor
21.8% Turnout in Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum, 61% Say 'Yes' - Pollster
Bulgaria FinMin: PES Leader Must Resign over Referendum
Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Votes No on Belene NPP in US
Bulgaria PM: If Belene NPP Re-Enters Parliament, We'll Kill It Again
'Yes' Vote, Sufficient Turnout Put Bulgaria's Belene NPP Back on Agenda
20% Vote in Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum, 60% in Favor of NPP - Exit Poll
20.3% Turnout at Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum - Exit Poll
Timeline: Bulgaria’s Nuclear Power Project Belene
Just over 2.1 M Votes Needed to Revive Bulgaria's Belene NPP
Bulgaria Votes in Its First National Referendum after 1989

Politics

Bulgaria's Deputy PM: Socialists Suffered Failure in Nuclear Referendum
Socialist Official: Referendum Is Slap in Face for Bulgarian PM
Socialist Leader: Crushing Win at Referendum is Loss for Bulgarian PM
Bulgarian PM: Socialist Leader Killed Belene NPP with Referendum
Bulgaria PM: Djokovic Win More Important than Nuclear Referendum
Bulgarian PM: Nuclear Referendum is Meaningless
17.4% Turnout at Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum 5 pm
Bulgarian Referendum 'Yes' Committee Files Claim against Interior Min
Bulgarian Liberal Leader: It's Important to Hold Referenda
Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Casts Referendum Vote in Dublin
Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Must Vote for High-Tech Future
Bulgarian Liberal Politicians Fire Dynamos to Boycott Nuclear Referendum
President: Referendum Brings Bulgarian Democracy to New Level
Rightist Leader: Bulgarians Should Vote for Their Future
Weather Impedes Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum at Some Locations

Society

No Significant Violations Reported in Bulgarian Referendum
All Polling Stations Opened for Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum

Views on BG

Q&A: Bulgaria's Nuclear Energy Referendum

Quotes

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World

World Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
More than 245 Dead in Brazil Nightclub Fire

Business

Bulgaria Energy Min: NPP Expansion Better than New NPP

Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Delyan Dobrev voted in Bulgaria's national referendum on nuclear energy Sunday in his native city of Haskovo.

Business | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 16:08

Chavez Recovered from Respiratory Infection

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has recovered from the respiratory infection he suffered after his last cancer surgery, report agencies Sunday.

Business | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 10:31

London, Brussels See Highest Turnout in Bulgaria's Referendum Stations Abroad

The voting stations abroad for Bulgaria's nuclear referendum on Sunday to see the highest turnout were those in London and Brussels, with 424 votes cast in each, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 23:14

Bulgaria Going for 7th Kozloduy NPP Reactor, EconMin Says after Referendum

Bulgaria will "logically" go for building a seventh reactor at its existing NPP in Kozloduy, Bulgarian Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev commented Sunday on the results of the nation's referendum on the construction of a second nuclear plant.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 22:43

Bulgarian NPP CEO: Referendum Said 'Yes' to Expanding Kozloduy Plant

The voters who said "yes" in Bulgaria's nuclear referendum on Sunday in fact supported the construction of a seventh and eighth reactor at its existing NPP in Kozloduy, believes Valentin Nikolov, CEO of the Kozloduy NPP.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 22:07

Bulgaria's New Ethnic Turkish Leader: Nuclear Referendum Is Borisov's First Loss

Bulgaria's nuclear referendum on Sunday, in which most of the small number of voters voted in favor, represents the first loss of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, according to Lyutvi Mestan, the new leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 21:56

Socialist Leader: Nuclear Referendum Begets Change in Bulgaria!

Bulgaria's ex PM and leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, Sergey Stanishev, has hailed the results of Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy as the "start of change" against the ruling center-right party GERB.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:55

Bulgarian Right Wing Chief: Referendum Formed Red-Brown Union

Bulgaria's first national referendum since 1989 "gave birth" to a new communist-fascist coalition, according to Ivan Kostov.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:50

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner: Belene NPP Only with Western Investor

Bulgaria's second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene should be built only with a western investor, according to Meglena Kuneva.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:32

21.8% Turnout in Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum, 61% Say 'Yes' - Pollster

A total of 21% of the eligible voters cast their votes in Bulgaria's nuclear energy referendum on Sunday, according to data from the 100% completed parallel vote count by polling agency Alpha Research.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:14

Bulgaria FinMin: PES Leader Must Resign over Referendum

PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev should resign over the outcome of Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria, stated Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:09

Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Votes No on Belene NPP in US

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, has cast his ballot in the country's first national referendum since 1989 in Washington DC.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 20:09

Bulgaria PM: If Belene NPP Re-Enters Parliament, We'll Kill It Again

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party will vote once more against the Belene NPP project if it re-enters parliament as a result of Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy, said Bulgarian PM and GERB leader Boyko Borisov.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:48

'Yes' Vote, Sufficient Turnout Put Bulgaria's Belene NPP Back on Agenda

Low voter activity in Bulgaria's first national referendum since 1989 will send the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene back for debates in the Parliament.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:40

20% Vote in Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum, 60% in Favor of NPP - Exit Poll

Only 20.3% of eligible voters in Bulgaria cast their votes in Bulgaria's first national referendum after 1989 on Sunday, as of 6 pm local time, according to the exit poll of the Alpha Research agency.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:00

20.3% Turnout at Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum - Exit Poll

A turnout of 20.3% has been announced by Bulgaria's Alfa Research polling agency minutes before the closing of the polling sections at 7 pm in Bulgaria's first national referendum since 1989.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 18:58

Timeline: Bulgaria’s Nuclear Power Project Belene

Bulgaria announced in May 2004 that it will build a second nuclear power plant to replace two Soviet-era reactors at its Kozloduy facility which the European Union shut down right before the country’s accession in 2007.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 13:51

Just over 2.1 M Votes Needed to Revive Bulgaria's Belene NPP

2,112,563 positive votes are required for a binding positive outcome of Bulgaria's Sunday referendum on nuclear energy.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 10:48

Bulgaria Votes in Its First National Referendum after 1989

Bulgarians are voting Sunday, January 27, 2013, in their first national referendum in the nation's democratic history after the end of the communist regime in 1989.

Business » Energy | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 08:00

Politics

Bulgaria's Deputy PM: Socialists Suffered Failure in Nuclear Referendum

All Bulgarian citizens have lost Sunday from the carrying out of a meaningless referendum, stated Vice-PM, Minister of Interior and ruling GERB party vice-chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 21:20

Socialist Official: Referendum Is Slap in Face for Bulgarian PM

The referendum on the fate of nuclear energy in Bulgaria is a personal slap on the face for Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:28

Socialist Leader: Crushing Win at Referendum is Loss for Bulgarian PM

The side supporting a new NPP in Bulgaria won a resounding victory at Sunday's referendum, stated PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party president Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:24

Bulgarian PM: Socialist Leader Killed Belene NPP with Referendum

By helping organize the referendum on nuclear energy, Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has dealt the death blow to the new Belene NPP project, commented Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 19:16

Bulgaria PM: Djokovic Win More Important than Nuclear Referendum

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov commented first on Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic spectacular Australian Open win, when Borisov voted on the national referendum on nuclear energy late Sunday evening.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 18:54

Bulgarian PM: Nuclear Referendum is Meaningless

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov voted in Sunday's national referendum on nuclear energy, suggesting that the referndum has been in vain.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 18:41

17.4% Turnout at Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum 5 pm

A turnout of 17.42% has been announced by election authorities for 5 pm, 2 hours before closing time, at Bulgaria's first national referendum since 1989.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 18:02

Bulgarian Referendum 'Yes' Committee Files Claim against Interior Min

The initiative committee that initiated Bulgaria's Sunday referendum on nuclear energy has filed a voting violation claim against Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 17:51

Bulgarian Liberal Leader: It's Important to Hold Referenda

Referendums are good democratic practice and should be held often, commented Bulgarian Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyutvi Mestan upon casting his ballot at Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 15:25

Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Casts Referendum Vote in Dublin

Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva has voted at the Bulgarian embassy in Dublin for Sunday's nuclear energy national referendum.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 14:36

Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Must Vote for High-Tech Future

Bulgarians have the chance to vote to boost productivity and competitiveness in Sunday's national referendum on nuclear energy, argued PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 14:03

Bulgarian Liberal Politicians Fire Dynamos to Boycott Nuclear Referendum

Politicians from the new Bulgaria for Citizens party staged a performance producing electricity by stationary bikes to show a nonchalant stance towards the ongoing referendum on nuclear energy.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 13:23

President: Referendum Brings Bulgarian Democracy to New Level

Bulgaria's first democratic referendum should open the door to an expansion of direct participation by citizens, stated Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev upon voting Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 12:25

Rightist Leader: Bulgarians Should Vote for Their Future

All Bulgarians should go out and vote on Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy, stated rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria leader and ex-PM Ivan Kostov upon casting his vote.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 11:05

Weather Impedes Bulgarian Nuclear Referendum at Some Locations

A handful of polling stations for Bulgaria's Sunday referendum on nuclear energy have not yet opened due to inclemend winter weather, announced election authorities.

Politics » Domestic | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 10:07

Society

No Significant Violations Reported in Bulgarian Referendum

Voting in Bulgaria's Sunday referendum on nuclear energy is going on smoothly with no significant violations or violation attempts recorded, announced Bulgarian police deputy head Milcho Enev.

Society | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 16:55

All Polling Stations Opened for Bulgaria's Nuclear Referendum

Impediments due to obstructed roads have been lifted and all polling stations for Bulgaria's Sunday referendum on nuclear energy are now open.

Society | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 11:34

Views on BG

Q&A: Bulgaria's Nuclear Energy Referendum

Bulgaria holds a referendum on 27 January on whether the country should build a second nuclear power plant.

Views on BG | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 12:46

Quotes

Today's Quote

"It is a great success for Bulgaria that we achieved a new level of political maturity that allowed the organization of a referendum.

Quotes | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 13:27

World

World Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, people across the globe mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, by Soviet troops in 1945.

World | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 16:38

More than 245 Dead in Brazil Nightclub Fire

The official number of victims from a large fire in a crowded nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria has now reached 159.

World | January 27, 2013, Sunday // 15:13
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