ARCHIVE - 11 February 2013

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Business

Bulgaria State-Owned Supplier Wants Gas Prices Unchanged in Q2, 2013
LEM Set to Establish Low-Cost Plant in Bulgaria's Sofia
Irish Quinn Group Puts Sofia Hilton Up for Sale

Politics

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry Awards Outgoing Iranian Ambassador
Syrian Opposition Members Arrive in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Foreign Ministry Website 'Hacked' in Burgas Probe Aftermath
UK Must Not Be 'Soft Spot' for Bulgarian, Romanian Immigrants – Minister
Lebanese Official: EU Unlikely to Blacklist Hezbollah
Bulgaria Ruling Party Files Last-Minute Constitutional Court Judge Nomination

Society

Pope's Resignation Marks New Episode in Fight against Church's Gerontocracy - Bulgarian Historian

Crime

Suspect Emerges in Bulgaria's Latest Mobster Shooting

Views on BG

Best of Bulgaria: Readers' Travel Tips
Bulgarian Property Market Sluggish

World

Benedict's Brother: Pope was Considering Resignation for Months
German Chancellor Voices Respect for Pope's Decision to Resign
Ghanaian Cardinal Frontrunner to Replace Pope Benedict
New Pope to be Elected before Easter
Pope to Also Resign as Bishop of Rome
Italy's PM Monti 'Greatly Shaken' by Pope Resignation
Pope Benedict: My Strength No Longer Adequate for Office
Pope Says Fully Aware of Gravity of His Shock Resignation
Pope Benedict to Resign Febr 28 – Spokesman Confirms
Pope Benedict in Shock Resignation – Vatican Confirms
Pope Says Will Resign on Feb 28 - ANSA News Agency
UK: Independent Scotland Would Have to Reapply for EU, UN
At Least 36 People Killed in Indian Train Station Stampede

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The Cheap Screenplay of the Bulgaria Movie

Business

Bulgaria State-Owned Supplier Wants Gas Prices Unchanged in Q2, 2013

State-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz has suggested that the price of natural gas should remain unchanged in the second quarter of 2013.

Business » Energy | February 11, 2013, Monday // 20:00

LEM Set to Establish Low-Cost Plant in Bulgaria's Sofia

LEM, a company specialized in the measurement and control of electrical parameters, plans to invest CHF 2 M to establish a new low-cost production plant in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Business » Industry | February 11, 2013, Monday // 09:15

Irish Quinn Group Puts Sofia Hilton Up for Sale

The Hilton hotel in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has been put up for sale by its present owner Irish company Quinn Group because of debts.

Business » Properties | February 11, 2013, Monday // 12:42

Politics

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry Awards Outgoing Iranian Ambassador

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bulgaria, H.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2013, Monday // 19:09

Syrian Opposition Members Arrive in Bulgaria

Representatives of the Syrian opposition have arrived in Bulgaria at the invitation of the Association for Free Syria, a NGO, announced the Association Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:21

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry Website 'Hacked' in Burgas Probe Aftermath

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry's official website was "hacked" immediately after the country announced that Hezbollah may have been responsible for last year's terror attack in Burgas, according to a local paper.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2013, Monday // 11:09

UK Must Not Be 'Soft Spot' for Bulgarian, Romanian Immigrants – Minister

UK Immigration Minister Mark Harper has argued that the country must not be a "soft touch" for migrants, including those looking to come from Bulgaria and Romania in the future.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2013, Monday // 21:08

Lebanese Official: EU Unlikely to Blacklist Hezbollah

Farid Makari, Vice-President of the Lebanese Parliament, believes that the European Union is unlikely to label Hezbollah an outlaw terrorist organization.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2013, Monday // 09:48

Bulgaria Ruling Party Files Last-Minute Constitutional Court Judge Nomination

Bulgaria's center-right ruling party GERB has nominated Grozdan Iliev, Deputy Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS), for a Constitutional Court judge.

Politics » Domestic | February 11, 2013, Monday // 19:19

Society

Pope's Resignation Marks New Episode in Fight against Church's Gerontocracy - Bulgarian Historian

Bozhidar Dimitrov, Director of Bulgaria's National History Museum, has said that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI marks a brand new episode in the struggle to deal with gerontocracy, a flaw of the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches.

Society | February 11, 2013, Monday // 17:45

Crime

Suspect Emerges in Bulgaria's Latest Mobster Shooting

Bulgarian police now have a suspect in the shooting of notorious drug lord Zlatomir Ivanov aka Baratata (The Beret), local media inform.

Crime | February 11, 2013, Monday // 08:08

Views on BG

Best of Bulgaria: Readers' Travel Tips

Ski resorts, beautiful vistas, historic churches and a decent dollop of culture – discover Bulgaria's top travel destinations

Views on BG | February 11, 2013, Monday // 12:24

Bulgarian Property Market Sluggish

It seems the word to describe Bulgarian property at the moment is sluggish, with statistics showing that prices are continuing to slowly decline.

Views on BG | February 11, 2013, Monday // 11:32

World

Benedict's Brother: Pope was Considering Resignation for Months

The pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, has said that the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering a resignation for months.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 18:30

German Chancellor Voices Respect for Pope's Decision to Resign

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to resign ought to be given "the absolute highest respect".

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 16:14

Ghanaian Cardinal Frontrunner to Replace Pope Benedict

British bookmakers Ladbrokers and PaddyPower have have drawn up a list of contenders to replace Pope Benedict XVI.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 15:44

New Pope to be Elected before Easter

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi has said that a new Pope should be elected before Easter.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 14:42

Pope to Also Resign as Bishop of Rome

Pope Benedict XVI has said he will also renounce the office of Bishop of Rome on 28 February, but added he will keep serving the church "through a life dedicated to prayer".

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 14:06

Italy's PM Monti 'Greatly Shaken' by Pope Resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti was the first politician to express his shock at the pope's unexpected resignation.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:58

Pope Benedict: My Strength No Longer Adequate for Office

Pope Benedict XVI has said his strength is no longer adequate to continue in office.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:41

Pope Says Fully Aware of Gravity of His Shock Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has said he is fully aware of the gravity of his decision to resign as head of the Catholic Church, according to a statement, reported by news agencies.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:29

Pope Benedict to Resign Febr 28 – Spokesman Confirms

Pope Benedict will resign on February 28, his spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told CNN Monday.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:23

Pope Benedict in Shock Resignation – Vatican Confirms

The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected and shocking development, the Vatican has confirmed, as cited by BBC.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:19

Pope Says Will Resign on Feb 28 - ANSA News Agency

Pope Benedict has announced his decision to resign on February 28, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 13:02

UK: Independent Scotland Would Have to Reapply for EU, UN

Scotland may have to reapply for membership of international organisations such as the UN and EU if it votes for independence, according to legal advice published by the British government.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 10:19

At Least 36 People Killed in Indian Train Station Stampede

At least 36 people died in a stampede during a Hindu festival in northern India.

World | February 11, 2013, Monday // 08:34

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The Cheap Screenplay of the Bulgaria Movie

For the second time in the last few days the Bulgarian site for investigative journalism Bivol.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 11, 2013, Monday // 10:06