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ARCHIVE - 3 January 2013

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Business

Bulgarian Construction Chamber to Open Office in Qatar
Bulgarian Grape Exports to Russia Decline Drastically in 2012 Q3
Bulgarian to Invest EUR 5 M in Thermal Power Plant on Vucha River
Deposits of Bulgarians Reached BGN 35.5 B in end-December
Feasibility Study for Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnection Completed
Holding Varna Acquires 2 Hotels of Bankrupt Tour Operator
Tourism Official Slams Bulgarian President for 'Colorado' Blunder

Politics

Historian Urges Bulgarian Govt Be Quick, Generous with Citizenship
Bulgarian Govt to Buy Third-Hand Fighter Jets from Portugal - Report
Barroso: Investors No Longer See Risk of Euro Zone Breakup
50% of Bulgarians Decide on Personal Consumption Spending
EU Launches European Year of Citizens
Tourism Official Axed over 'Colorado' Blunder in Bulgarian President's Speech
Sofia Municipality Attracted Investments of over BGN 2 B in 2 Years

Society

Bulgaria to Build Monument of Russian Liberation War General Gurko
Putin Grants Depardieu Russian Citizenship
Sofia-Based Bar Fined BGN 10 000 for Breaching Smoking Ban

Sports

83-Year-Old Pensioner Wins Record Lottery Jackpot in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Dimitrov Upsets Raonic at Brisbane International

Crime

Bulgarian Man Found Dead in Spain's Malaga
Bulgarians, Spaniards Nabbed for Child Pornography in Spain
Police Learn Identity of Burgas Bombing Accomplice - Report

Views on BG

Winter-Only Weddings - Bulgarian Muslims Say 'I do'
Why is the UK Biased Against Students from Romania and Bulgaria

World

Russian Foreign Min to Go to Ukraine over Post-Soviet Customs Bloc
Record Number of Journalists Killed in 2012 - PEC
Israeli Right-Wingers Campaign on West Bank Annexation
North Korea's Secretive Leader Said to Have Become Father
Hillary Clinton Discharged from Hospital
Obama Signs Fiscal Crisis Deal into Law

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EUseless Pressure
Maxim Behar: Facebook Is Fading Away before Our Eyes, and Its Successors Are Struggling Madly for a Place under the Sun

Business

Bulgarian Construction Chamber to Open Office in Qatar

The Bulgarian Construction Chamber is to open a representative office in Qatar in January 2013, according to chairman Svetoslav Glossov.

Business | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 18:10

Bulgarian Grape Exports to Russia Decline Drastically in 2012 Q3

From July to October 2012, Bulgaria exported to the Russian market about 9.

Business | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 18:05

Bulgarian to Invest EUR 5 M in Thermal Power Plant on Vucha River

A new mini thermal power plant (TPP) worth over EUR 5 M will be built near the village of Kadievo, Plovdiv municipality, according to Atanas Nedevski, Rodopi Municipality Chief Architect.

Business | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 17:22

Deposits of Bulgarians Reached BGN 35.5 B in end-December

Deposits of Bulgarians increased to a new record rate of BGN 35.5 B by December 30, 2012, according to recent data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Business » Finance | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 16:22

Feasibility Study for Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnection Completed

Deputy Economy Minister Evgenia Haritonova has said that the Bulgaria – Serbia gas grid interconnection with Serbia is a very important project which must be implemented according to schedule.

Business » Energy | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 15:38

Holding Varna Acquires 2 Hotels of Bankrupt Tour Operator

The controversial Holding Varna, which is connected with Varna-based security group TIM, has acquired two hotels formerly owned by Alma Tour, a Bulgarian tour operator that went bankrupt in 2011.

Business » Tourism | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 16:49

Tourism Official Slams Bulgarian President for 'Colorado' Blunder

Rumen Draganov, head of Bulgaria's Institute for Analysis and Assessment of Tourism, has criticized President Rosen Plevneliev for the embarrassing image shown on TV during his New Year speech.

Business » Tourism | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 14:47

Politics

Historian Urges Bulgarian Govt Be Quick, Generous with Citizenship

Following announcements that Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu, Bozhidar Dimitrov, former Diaspora Minister and a famous nationalist historian, has urged Bulgaria’s Cabinet to move quickly wi

Politics » Diplomacy | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 16:34

Bulgarian Govt to Buy Third-Hand Fighter Jets from Portugal - Report

Bulgaria's much anticipated fighter jets purchase will likely come to a disappointing end as the Bulgarian Defense Ministry has decided to buy expensive third-hand F-16s from Portugal, according to the Bulgarian press.

Politics » Defense | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 15:03

Barroso: Investors No Longer See Risk of Euro Zone Breakup

International investors and markets no longer deem there is a risk the eurozone could break up, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Lisbon on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 19:47

50% of Bulgarians Decide on Personal Consumption Spending

Less than 50% of Bulgarians make their own decisions concerning their own personal consumption, leisure activities and hobbies, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 13:52

EU Launches European Year of Citizens

The European Commission has named 2013 "European Year of Citizens" to raise awareness about EU citizens' rights.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 12:39

Tourism Official Axed over 'Colorado' Blunder in Bulgarian President's Speech

The photo of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado used in the New Year's address of Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev ended up on the website of tourist company Balkantourist as a result of "copy – paste" by a negligent official of the firm.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 18:18

Sofia Municipality Attracted Investments of over BGN 2 B in 2 Years

The Sofia Municipality has attracted over BGN 2 B in investments over the past two years, according to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Politics » Domestic | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 11:53

Society

Bulgaria to Build Monument of Russian Liberation War General Gurko

A monument to renowned Russian general Joseph Gurko will be unveiled in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Lyubomir Kolarov, head of the Bulgarian Heroes Fund, has announced.

Society | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 19:40

Putin Grants Depardieu Russian Citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has inked a decree to grant famous French actor Gerard Depardieu Russian citizenship.

Society | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 11:48

Sofia-Based Bar Fined BGN 10 000 for Breaching Smoking Ban

A Sofia-based bar has been fined BGN 10 000 for breaching the smoking ban in indoor public spaces.

Society » Health | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 12:37

Sports

83-Year-Old Pensioner Wins Record Lottery Jackpot in Bulgaria

The second man who won half of Bulgaria's record state lottery jackpot of BGN 9.5 M has been revealed to be an elderly pensioner.

Sports | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 19:06

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Upsets Raonic at Brisbane International

Bulgarian tennis hopeful Grigor Dimitrov eased past second seed and world No. 13 Milos Raonic at the Brisbane International Thursday.

Sports | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 09:04

Crime

Bulgarian Man Found Dead in Spain's Malaga

The corpse of a Bulgarian man has been found on the side of a road in Spain's province Malaga.

Crime | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 19:13

Bulgarians, Spaniards Nabbed for Child Pornography in Spain

Police in Spain have made a number of arrests after an operation to tackle the possession and distribution of child pornography over the internet, with some of those arrested being of Bulgarian nationality.

Crime | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 10:28

Police Learn Identity of Burgas Bombing Accomplice - Report

Bulgarian police authorities have learned the real identity of one of the accomplices of the Burgas bus bomber, according to a local media report.

Crime | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 08:21

Views on BG

Winter-Only Weddings - Bulgarian Muslims Say 'I do'

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Views on BG | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 16:56

Why is the UK Biased Against Students from Romania and Bulgaria

They might be members of the EU, but UK law discriminates unfairly against students from Romania and Bulgaria.

Views on BG | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 08:37

World

Russian Foreign Min to Go to Ukraine over Post-Soviet Customs Bloc

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Kiev on January 13-14 to discuss Ukraine's participation in the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara has announced.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 17:54

Record Number of Journalists Killed in 2012 - PEC

A record number of journalists – 141 in 29 different countries – were killed globally in 2012, according to data of the Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 17:17

Israeli Right-Wingers Campaign on West Bank Annexation

Three Israeli rightwing parties in Israel are campaigning on a ticket of annexing the occupied West Bank ahead of Israel's elections schedule for January 22, 2012.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 16:04

North Korea's Secretive Leader Said to Have Become Father

TV images have prompted reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have become a father.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 13:35

Hillary Clinton Discharged from Hospital

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton has been discharged from the hospital a few days after doctors found a blood clot in her head, according to a  spokesman.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 11:05

Obama Signs Fiscal Crisis Deal into Law

US President Barack Obama has signed legislation called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, according to reports.

World | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 09:47

Novinite Insider

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The first days of January are the strangest time of the year.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 3, 2013, Thursday // 20:15
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