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Business

Bulgaria May Strip Power Utility CEZ of License amid Protests

Bulgarian energy watchdog is considering the option of revoking the license of the local unit of Czech power utility CEZ to operate the country's national grid.

Business » Energy | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 20:01

CEZ Bulgaria Offers Compensations amid Mass Protests

The mass protests against high electricity bills that swept Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday has forced Czech power utility CEZ to offer compensations to its disgruntled clients.

Business » Energy | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 17:42

Brand New Chair of Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Kicked Out

Yuliana Ivanova, the new Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has been dismissed just four days after her appointment.

Business » Energy | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:40

Fresh Protests against Power Utilities Staged in Bulgaria's Capital

Several hundred protesters rallied in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday against the excesses of power and heating utilities in a continuation of recent wave of protests over high electricity and heating bills.

Business » Energy | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 11:48

Society

Four Arrested in Sofia as Protesters Clash with Police

Four people have been detained as protesters in downtown Sofia clashed with police who tried to cut short the rally heading for the headquarters of power utility CEZ, the interior ministry said.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 20:38

20 000 Rally in Biggest Ever Protest in Bulgaria's Coastal Varna

More than 20 000 demonstrators have rallied against local power utility Energo-Pro in Buglaria's Varna, mirroring the protests rallies in the capital Sofia against CEZ and in the southern city of Plovdiv against EVN, local media report.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 18:18

Rallies Call for Nationalization of Bulgaria's Power Utilities by Febr 22

Protestors across Bulgaria have demanded the nationalization of Bulgaria's three power utilities – CEZ, EVN, and Energo-Pro.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 16:50

Mass Protests Spell Death of Bulgaria Ruling Party - Analyst

The mass protests that swept Bulgaria on Sunday mark the end of the ruling party term, a prominent analyst claims.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 16:07

Bulgaria's Interior Accuses Protesters of Spurring Police Brutality

Aggression on part of the demonstrators led to "an intervention by the law enforcers", Bulgaria's Interior Ministry said in a statement Sunday afternoon, amidst reports of police brutality during anti-power utility rallies in Sofia.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:51

Bulgarian Police Beat Protesters before CEZ Building in Downtown Sofia

Bulgarian riot police have beaten peaceful protesters in downtown Sofia trying to reach the building of local power utility CEZ, demonstrators claim.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:34

Protesters Blockade Major Bulgaria-Greece Road

More than 3000 protesters rallying against the excesses of Bulgaria's three power utilities – CEZ, EVN, and Energo-Pro – blockaded Sunday the major road between Sofia and the Greek border.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:15

Clashes Erupt between Protesters, Police in Sofia, Casualties Reported

Casualties have been reported as protesters in downtown Sofia clashed with police who tried to cut short the rally heading for the headquarters of power utility CEZ.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:59

Thousands Rally in Bulgaria's Varna, Target Energo-Pro Offices

More than 5 000 demonstrators have rallied against local power utility Energo-Pro in Buglaria's Varna, mirroring the protests rallies in the capital Sofia against CEZ and in the southern city of Plovdiv against EVN.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:29

Mass Rally against Bulgarian Utilities Mauls Politicians' Portraits in Plovdiv

Some 7 000 protesters flocked to a mass rally against power utilities in the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on Sunday.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:18

Sofia Sees Repeat of Tomato Revolution, Eagles Bridge Blocked

Tens of thousands of disgruntled citizens of Sofia gathered on Sunday in front of parliament and threw tomatoes and apples at it in protest against the excesses of power and heating utilities.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:17

Mass Protest against Monopolies Sweep Bulgaria's Capital

Tens of thousands hit the streets in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday against the excesses of power and heating utilities in a continuation of recent wave of protests over high electricity and heating bills.

Society | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 13:57

2 Earthquakes Shake Southwestern Greece

Seismologists say two earthquakes have struck southwestern Greece, both with preliminary magnitudes 5 but with different epicenters.

Society » Environment | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 12:28

Thousands Bid Farewell to Popular Bulgarian Actor Todor Kolev

Thousands of fans flocked to the funeral of one of the most popular and beloved Bulgarian actors Todor Kolev in Sofia Sunday.

Society » Obituaries | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 13:14

Views on BG

Bulgarians in Utility Bills Protest

Thousands of Bulgarians have clashed with police during a protest against rising electricity and heating bills.

Views on BG | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 18:49

Making Sense of Hamas's Visit to Bulgaria

The hello-goodbye Hamas affair coincides with swirl of debate over Bulgaria report attributing Burgas bus explosion to Hezbollah.

Views on BG | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 17:15

World

Central Italian Province in Panic after 3 Earthquakes

Churches were closed and two temporary structures erected to house spooked citizens in the town of Sora near Rome on Sunday after three quakes shook central Italy, sparking panic but causing little damage.

World | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 11:01

Cyprus Votes in Presidential Elections Amidst Economic Crisis

Voters in Cyprus go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a heated election campaign focused on the path to rescue the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

World | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 10:31

24 000 Workers Clean Up Russia's Meteorite Damage Site

Over 24,000 workers and 4,300 pieces of equipment are involved in the effort to clear up the damage caused by a meteor that shook Russia's Urals Region, the regional Emergences Center reported on Sunday.

World | February 17, 2013, Sunday // 09:59
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