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ARCHIVE - 16 February 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Energy Minister: Oversight of Power Distributors is Insufficient, Inefficient

Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev has argued that oversight of the operations of power distributors is partial, insufficient, and inefficient.

Business » Energy | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 16:24

Politics

Bulgarian PM Confirms Visit to Macedonia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has confirmed that he is to visit neighboring Macedonia later on Saturday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 13:35

France Said to Mull Blacklisting Hezbollah

France is reportedly considering labeling Hezbollah a terrorist organization, pending the results of a Bulgarian investigation into the bus bombing in Bulgaria's Burgas, according to a report.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 13:59

Horsemeat Lasagna Emerges in Bulgaria, Too - Report

Lasagna containing horsemeat has been allegedly found in a retail chain in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry has announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 12:52

Bulgarian Socialists Snub Coalition with Ruling Party GERB

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will never and under no circumstances agree on a coalition with center-right ruling party after the elections in summer, according to BSP MP Rumen Ovcharov.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 17:52

Bulgarian Socialists Urge Citizens to Oust GERB Govt, Reclaim State

Bulgarian socialists have stated their support for ousting center-right party GERB from power and implementing a radical left policy during the 48th congress of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) taking place in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 15:45

Bulgarian Socialist Party Launches Key Pre-election Congress

The largest opposition party in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, is set to host its 48th congress on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 11:51

Society

Election of Bulgarian Patriarch Candidates Reaches Stalemate

The election of Bulgaria's new Orthodox patriarch reached a stalemate on Saturday, with the Holy Synod reportedly being unable to pick two of the three candidates for the job.

Society | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 14:47

Bulgarian Church to Name 2 More Patriarch Candidates

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is expected to name Saturday the two remaining candidates for the position of patriarch.

Society | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 10:09

Sports

Bulgaria's Lalova Fifth in 60m Sprint in Birmingham

Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova finished fifth in the women's 60m sprint event at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.

Sports | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 20:08

Crime

Hezbollah Leader: Bulgaria's Probe into Bus Bombing Is Closely Followed

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has rejected claims that the implication of the Shiite group in the Burgas bus bombing in July 2012 would trigger an Israeli attack on Lebanon.

Crime | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 19:35

Views on BG

The Curious Case of Bulgaria and the Secret Hamas Visit

A raid by secret service officers on a number of hotel rooms today ended an extraordinary first visit to the European Union by Hamas.

Views on BG | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 11:02

World

North Korea Prepares for New Nuclear Test – Report

North Korea has reportedly told China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks.

World | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 12:26

Large Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth

A closely tracked asteroid, roughly 50 meters in size, whizzed safely past Earth on Friday.

World | February 16, 2013, Saturday // 10:44
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