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ARCHIVE - 12 February 2013

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Business

Bulgarian PM Reluctant to Kick Out Power Utilities amid Protests
CEZ Says Bulgaria Protests Differ From Albania
Bulgaria's New Tourist Logo Found to Mimic Kyrgyzstan's
Expansion of Sofia Airport Terminal 2 to Absorb BGN 2 M

Politics

Bulgarian PM: Young Milanovic Advertized Bulgaria in Croatia by Wearing Jeans
Bulgarian PM: Relations with Macedonia are Thawing
Bulgaria 'Strongly Condemns' North Korea's 3rd Nuclear Test
Hezbollah to Make Its Case on Bulgaria Indictment Febr 16
Bulgarian FM: Outgoing Iranian Ambassador Honorable Despite Our Differences
Bulgaria to Welcome Croatian PM Zoran Milanovic
PM: Croatia Has No Grievances, Supports Macedonia EU Bid
Bulgaria Interior Ministry Denies OLAF Probe of Agriculture Minister
Bulgaria Agriculture Minister Denies Being Probed by OLAF
Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Subject to OLAF Probe for EU Funds Embezzlement

Society

Bulgaria's Corrupt Science Fund to Undergo Total Repair

Sports

Bulgaria Frowns at Possible Olympic Demotion of Wrestling
Legendary Yovchev Mulls Entry into Bulgaria's Political Arena

Crime

Bulgaria Hands Europol Names of 2 Burgas Bombing Suspects
Roma Squatters' Thefts Spur Ethnic Tensions in Bulgaria's Petrich

World

Benedict 'Will Not Interfere' - Brother
North Korea Confirms Carrying Out 'Successful' Nuclear Test
UN Security Council Stages Emergency Meeting over North Korea Nuclear Test
Nuclear Test Suspected in North Korea over 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

Novinite Insider

Atlantic Club President Solomon Passy: Bulgarian Cardinal at the Vatican Mission Possible
Former Nevada Governor Bob Miller: Bulgaria Offers Huge Unrealized Potential to Wise Investors

Business

Bulgarian PM Reluctant to Kick Out Power Utilities amid Protests

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has said that at the time being there are no grounds for the termination of contracts with power distribution companies in the country.

Business » Energy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 20:45

CEZ Says Bulgaria Protests Differ From Albania

CEZ AS, the largest Czech power producer, said Bulgarian protests against energy bills differ from the situation in Albania which revoked its license, Hospodarske Noviny reported, citing Tomas Pleskac, the head of distribution.

Business » Energy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:43

Bulgaria's New Tourist Logo Found to Mimic Kyrgyzstan's

Bulgaria's already controversial new logo designed to promote travel to the country has been found to resemble the counterpart emblem recently developed by Kyrgyzstan.

Business » Tourism | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:43

Expansion of Sofia Airport Terminal 2 to Absorb BGN 2 M

Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has announced that a sum of nearly BGN 2 M will be invested in the expansion of Sofia Airport.

Business » Tourism | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:46

Politics

Bulgarian PM: Young Milanovic Advertized Bulgaria in Croatia by Wearing Jeans

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has coined his latest flamboyant statement, this time over stressing the warm ties between Croatia and Bulgaria during the visit of Croatian PM Zoran Milanovic in Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:58

Bulgarian PM: Relations with Macedonia are Thawing

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has revealed he has had a phone call with Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski over the straightening of problematic relations between the two countries.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:04

Bulgaria 'Strongly Condemns' North Korea's 3rd Nuclear Test

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has condemned on behalf of the Bulgarian government the third nuclear test of North Korea, which was carried out by its communist dictatorship on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:18

Hezbollah to Make Its Case on Bulgaria Indictment Febr 16

Those awaiting Hezbollah's reaction to the accusation that two members of its military wing were responsible for the Bulgaria bombing will have to wait until February 16, the online edition Al Monitor, reported, citing sources from the party in Beirut.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:21

Bulgarian FM: Outgoing Iranian Ambassador Honorable Despite Our Differences

Iran's new Ambassador to Bulgaria will arrive in Sofia at the beginning of next week at the latest, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov announced Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 10:12

Bulgaria to Welcome Croatian PM Zoran Milanovic

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is receiving Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Sofia his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 08:30

PM: Croatia Has No Grievances, Supports Macedonia EU Bid

Croatia unconditionally supports Macedonia's EU candidacy, stated Croatian PM Zoran Milanovic, who is on an official trip to Bulgarian capital Sofia Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:56

Bulgaria Interior Ministry Denies OLAF Probe of Agriculture Minister

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has confirmed that the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating a public procurement procedure of the Agriculture Ministry for the popularization of the Rural Development Program on Facebook and Twitter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:27

Bulgaria Agriculture Minister Denies Being Probed by OLAF

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has refuted allegations that he is being investigated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) for EU funds embezzlement.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 13:19

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Subject to OLAF Probe for EU Funds Embezzlement

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov for EU funds embezzlement, according to sources in Brussels speaking on condition of anonymity.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:39

Society

Bulgaria's Corrupt Science Fund to Undergo Total Repair

Six members of Bulgaria's notorious Science Fund have resigned and more are on their way, announced new Science and Education Minister Stefan Vodenicharov.

Society » Education | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 19:57

Sports

Bulgaria Frowns at Possible Olympic Demotion of Wrestling

The Bulgarian Ministry of Sports has expressed "disappointment" at the news of a possible exclusion of wrestling from the list of offical Olympic sports.

Sports | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 19:04

Legendary Yovchev Mulls Entry into Bulgaria's Political Arena

Bulgaria's Yordan Yovchev, 39, who became last year the first ever male gymnast to compete in six Olympic Games, does not rule out making a political move.

Sports | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:39

Crime

Bulgaria Hands Europol Names of 2 Burgas Bombing Suspects

Bulgaria has handed to Europol the names of two of the suspects in the July 2012 terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in the resort city of Burgas.

Crime | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:26

Roma Squatters' Thefts Spur Ethnic Tensions in Bulgaria's Petrich

The residents of the southwestern Bulgarian town of Petrich have complained of an invasion of Roma squatters who are said to be making a living through rampant theft.

Crime | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:13

World

Benedict 'Will Not Interfere' - Brother

Pope Benedict XVI will not interfere in the affairs of his successor after his decision to resign later this month, the pontiff's brother has said.

World | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:04

North Korea Confirms Carrying Out 'Successful' Nuclear Test

North Korea confirmed Tuesday it had "successfully" carried out an underground nuclear test, drawing immediate condemnation from rival South Korea.

World | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 08:50

UN Security Council Stages Emergency Meeting over North Korea Nuclear Test

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on North Korea's apparent nuclear test at 9 am EST on Tuesday, council diplomats have announced.

World | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 08:13

Nuclear Test Suspected in North Korea over 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake shook North Korea on Tuesday, prompting reports of a possible nuclear test, according to South Korean authorities.

World | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 07:02

Novinite Insider

Atlantic Club President Solomon Passy: Bulgarian Cardinal at the Vatican Mission Possible

Blitz interview of Novinite.com, Novinite.bg and Novinite.ru with Dr. Solomon Passy, founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and former foreign minister, on the occasion of Pope Benedict XVI's surprise announcement that he will resign.

Novinite Insider » Interview | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:44

Former Nevada Governor Bob Miller: Bulgaria Offers Huge Unrealized Potential to Wise Investors

An exclusive interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency), Novinite.bg, and Novinite.ru with former Nevada Governor Bob Miller, who is also known as one of Bulgaria's best friends internationally

Novinite Insider » Interview | February 12, 2013, Tuesday // 06:04