ARCHIVE - 7 January 2013
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Six investors have shown interest in the privatization of the cargo unit of Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company, according to Emil Karanikolov, Executive Director of the Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Agency (PPCA).
January 7, 2013, Monday // 19:17
The 2 edition of the International Dismissal Survey of Deloitte has indicated that Bulgarian legislation is more similar to the legal regimes in Central and Eastern Europe than to Western Europe in terms of the strictness of dismissal regulations.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 17:57
Following are the key developments in Bulgaria's finance sector in 2012
The State might end up shelling nearly BGN 100 M after amending the Forestry and Farming Lands Acts over the recent scandal with construction on protected sand dunes.
Bulgarians will work to pay their taxes this year until Labor Day - May 1, according to a publication by the Institute for Market Economy, a Sofia-based think-tank.
Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has cleared the acquisition of 8 filling stations located in Plovdiv, Burgas, Lovech, and Asenovgrad by NIS Petrol.
Bulgaria's state energy holding company, which groups the country's top energy assets, plans to tap international markets by the beginning of March to repay its debt.
The Council of Minister will issue a decision about the privatization of the largest Bulgarian military plant - the State-owned VMZ Sopot, Economy and Energy Minister, Delyan Dobrev, pledged Monday.
Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party is organizing on January 10 a protest rally in front of the US Embassy for the anniversary of the 1944 bombing of the capital Sofia.
In November 2012, the largest annual increase in the EU in the total industrial producer price index was observed in Bulgaria, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Britain will demand new restrictions to keep out benefit tourists as it fears a tidal wave of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants is about to swamp the country next year.
Construction mafia had sent white roses to Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, at the time he was Mayor of the capital Sofia.
Biser Dachev, Head of Bulgaria's Executive Forestry Agency, is yet to be notified officially about his dismissal.
Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has assured that Biser Dachev, head of Bulgaria's Executive Forest Agency, will be dismissed over the body's failure to react to tip-offs about irregularities with protected areas.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has suggested that the director of the Executive Forest Agency could be dismissed by the end of the day in connection with the scandal over a construction permit for a protected area.
For Bulgarian domestic politics, 2012 was a year of important institutional change-over and sometimes subtle, but seething and significant reshuffle of power relations among actors.
Maria Ivanova, the Press Secretary of Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has received the unflattering "Golden Skunk" award.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 18:59
Two schools in the Bulgarian capital Sofia were closed and students evacuated Monday after receiving bomb threats at the very first school day for 2013.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 18:41
A large number of Bulgarian magistrates, mayors, senior officials and politicians have failed to declare family income and property in 2012.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 15:37
Bozhidar Dimitrov, former Diaspora Minister and a famous nationalist historian, has insisted that Bulgarian citizenship is the most expensive in the world.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 14:23
Bulgaria's newest media is the Russian-language news site Novinite.ru!
January 7, 2013, Monday // 13:14
Diplomatic missions in 36 countries will organize the vote in Bulgaria's national referendum on development of atomic energy, it emerged on Monday.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 11:09
Over 300 000 Bulgarians with the most popular Bulgarian name – Ivan – and its derivatives – are set to celebrate one of Bulgaria's most popular name days – Ivanovden.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 07:25
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors on January 7 Saint John the Baptist, with the celebration commonly known as the Day of Ivan.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 07:17
Legal amendments are to be tabled to lead to a full ban on construction activities in Bulgaria on plots listed as sand dunes, the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Lilyana Pavlova, confirmed Monday.
Bulgaria's capital Sofia woke up Monday morning to freezing cold accompanied by a fresh snow cover, but without record low temperatures.
If 2011 was a year of stagnation and gradually continuing deterioration for education in Bulgaria, then 2012 only confirmed that trend.
A number of cultural events marked Bulgaria's cultural scene in 2012 despite continuing shortage of funds and crippling economic crisis.
Bulgaria's 2012 health news were marked once again by doctors and patients disgruntled over healthcare budget cuts and poor conditions at healthcare facilities.
Bulgaria and its cancer patients mark January 7 one year since the death of Teodora Zaharieva, the first Bulgarian who dared to wage a battle against the apathy and carelessness of the state towards cancer patients.
Andy Murray fought off the tears to claim victory in the final of the Brisbane International over Bulgaria's great young star Grigor Dimitrov, following the news that one of his best friends has been diagnosed with a form of cancer.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 07:08
British Davis Cup player Ross Hutchins has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 06:56
A Bulgarian woman, 73, has died after setting herself on fire inside a cell in the prison of the French town of Joux-la-Ville, department of Yonne.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 21:00
In 2012, Bulgaria's own Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who has been claiming for two years that crime is under control and largely neutralized, suddenly described the country as an "oasis for organized crime".
January 7, 2013, Monday // 20:10
The Prosecutor's Office has dismissed investigator Staneliya Karadzhova as member of the team investigating the July 18 terror act in Bulgaria's Black city of Burgas.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 14:23
The police of Ireland will seek the extradition of a convicted drug dealer after he is dealt with by Bulgarian authorities, the Irish Independent reported.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 13:35
US President Barack Obama is going to nominate John Brennan as CIA Director, according to White House officials.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 14:55
Rescue crews are continuing to search for the small plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, two Italian friends, and a pair of Venezuelan pilots that disappeared.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 13:48
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work Monday for the first time since she was sidelined by illness, a concussion and a blood clot, the State Department announced.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 11:41
The US has decried a speech by Syria's President Assad that denounced his opponents as "puppets of the West".
January 7, 2013, Monday // 10:00
US President Barack Obama plans to announce former Sen. Chuck Hagel as his nominee to become the next defense secretary on Monday, administration officials told CNN.
January 7, 2013, Monday // 09:19
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