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Business

Bulgarian Finance Ministry Reopens 5-Year BGN-Denominated Bond
Bulgaria Energy Watchdog: Go-Ahead for Stripping CEZ of License
CEZ License Withdrawal Would Be Strongly Politicized – Czech PM
Bulgaria Energy Watchdog Holds Emergency Session on CEZ License
Bulgarian Opposition MPs Boycott Discussion on Energy Act Amendments
Energy Group CEZ Rejects Regulatory Noncompliance in Bulgaria
Bulgarian PM Announces Trip to Russia over Scrapped Belene N-Plant
Bulgaria PM Rules Out Nationalization of Power Distributors
Bulgaria PM: CEZ To Be Stripped of License by End Tuesday
Bulgaria Prosecutors Press for Stripping CEZ of License
CEZ Bulgaria Power Utility Publishes Privatization Contract
Expert Council of Bulgarian Environment Ministry OKs New Ski Facilities near Bansko

Politics

Bulgarian PM Calls Putin ahead of Key Press Conference
Bulgaria Likely to Lose 1 European Parliament Seat in 2014
Bulgarian Socialist Party to Abstain from Vote on Cabinet Reshuffle
Bulgarian Left-Wing Opposition Mulls Boycotting Parliament
Bulgarian PM Unperturbed by Mass Protests, Enjoys Game of Football
Bulgarian Protest 'Activist' Exposed as Close to GERB
Bulgarian FinMin Sacked for Being Poor Communicator
Bulgaria PM: I Won't Quit, I will Fight with Socialists, Turks till the End
Bulgarian PM Vows Electricity Price Drop amid Mass Protests
WSJ: Bulgaria's Govt Shifts toward Populist Economic Policies
Bulgarian PM Reappears, Set to Address Media amid Tensions
Bulgarian PM Disappears from Public Space

Society

8 Injured in Clashes between Police, Anti-Govt Protesters in Sofia
Bulgarian Police Clash With Sofia Anti-Government Protesters
Massive Riot Police in Bulgaria Capital amid New Protests
Hundreds Gather for Anti-Govt Rally in Sofia
CEZ Board Includes Man Close to Bulgarian PM 'Mafia' Friend
Activists Call on Parties to Not Use Rallies for Political Gains
Bulgaria's Ousted FinMin's Father: My Son Had to Go
New Anti-Cartel Protests Loom in Bulgaria
Bulgaria Bows to National Hero Vasil Levski

Views on BG

What Can Cameron Really Do about Bulgarian and Romanian Immigration?
Protests Pressure Bulgarian Government
Bulgarians Nine Times Richer by Moving to the UK

World

Pistorius Denies Murder in Killing of Girlfriend
Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Novinite Insider

Pour la Peau d'un Finance Minister

Business

Bulgarian Finance Ministry Reopens 5-Year BGN-Denominated Bond

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry reopened Tuesday for a second time in the 2013 issue year the 5-year BGN denominated bond, launched on 23.01.2013 with maturity 23.01.2018.

Business » Finance | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 17:47

Bulgaria Energy Watchdog: Go-Ahead for Stripping CEZ of License

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) has launched a procedure for stripping the local unit of power distributor CEZ of license.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 20:46

CEZ License Withdrawal Would Be Strongly Politicized – Czech PM

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has argued that a potential withdrawal of the license of energy company CEZ for Bulgaria would be a strongly politicized step ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the country.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 19:59

Bulgaria Energy Watchdog Holds Emergency Session on CEZ License

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) held an emergency closed-doors meeting late on Tuesday to discuss a potential withdrawal of the license of power distributor CEZ.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 19:15

Bulgarian Opposition MPs Boycott Discussion on Energy Act Amendments

Representatives of three opposition parties have boycotted the session of Bulgaria's Parliamentary Economic Committee during a discussion of amendments to the Energy Act concerning the appointment of the members of the State Commission for Energy and Wate

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 16:06

Energy Group CEZ Rejects Regulatory Noncompliance in Bulgaria

Czech energy group CEZ has argued that its activity in Bulgaria is in line with all regulatory and statutory requirements and there is no reason for a withdrawal of its license.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 15:11

Bulgarian PM Announces Trip to Russia over Scrapped Belene N-Plant

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov revealed Tuesday that he has been invited to Moscow by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:07

Bulgaria PM Rules Out Nationalization of Power Distributors

Bulgaria's prime minister has said that a nationalization of power distributors, which has been proposed to appease public discontent with high electricity bills, is out of the question.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:08

Bulgaria PM: CEZ To Be Stripped of License by End Tuesday

Bulgaria will revoke the license of the local unit of Czech power utility CEZ to operate the country's national grid by the end of the day, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:40

Bulgaria Prosecutors Press for Stripping CEZ of License

Bulgaria's prosecutor office will propose revoking the license of the local unit of Czech power utility CEZ to operate the country's national grid.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:28

CEZ Bulgaria Power Utility Publishes Privatization Contract

Czech-owned power utility CEZ has issued a statement noting the company has fulfilled all of its obligations under the clauses of the privatization contract from 2004.

Business » Energy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 09:50

Expert Council of Bulgarian Environment Ministry OKs New Ski Facilities near Bansko

The High Expert Ecological Council of Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment and Water has approved a proposal for expanding the Bansko ski zone with new facilities.

Business » Tourism | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 17:32

Politics

Bulgarian PM Calls Putin ahead of Key Press Conference

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked over the phone ahead of the Bulgarian PM's much anticipated media appearance on Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:22

Bulgaria Likely to Lose 1 European Parliament Seat in 2014

Bulgaria is likely to lose one European Parliament seat in 2014, it has been made clear.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:55

Bulgarian Socialist Party to Abstain from Vote on Cabinet Reshuffle

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will abstain from the discussion and voting of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, according to BSP leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 18:12

Bulgarian Left-Wing Opposition Mulls Boycotting Parliament

Bulgaria's left-wing oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) considers boycotting the country's Parliament ahead of the general elections in July.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 17:12

Bulgarian PM Unperturbed by Mass Protests, Enjoys Game of Football

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was apparently not worried by the fact that tens of thousands protested against high electricity bills on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 16:41

Bulgarian Protest 'Activist' Exposed as Close to GERB

Representatives of the Initiative Committee for the protest rallies against high utility bills in Bulgaria have strongly distinguished themselves from Daniela Pelovska, who was presented as their leader.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 15:17

Bulgarian FinMin Sacked for Being Poor Communicator

Now-former Bulgarian Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, had done a great job in maintaining fiscal discipline and stability, but has been a poor communicator.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:47

Bulgaria PM: I Won't Quit, I will Fight with Socialists, Turks till the End

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vehemently vowed to fight until the end of his term, which expires in four months, despite massive anti-government protests across the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:18

Bulgarian PM Vows Electricity Price Drop amid Mass Protests

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said Tuesday that the cost of electricity in the country would be decreased by 8% starting March 1 2013.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:56

WSJ: Bulgaria's Govt Shifts toward Populist Economic Policies

The dismissal of Bulgaria's finance minister foreshadows a shift toward more-populist economic policies ahead of national elections set for July, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 11:36

Bulgarian PM Reappears, Set to Address Media amid Tensions

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his recently appointed deputy, Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova, are to address a press conference on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 11:28

Bulgarian PM Disappears from Public Space

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, who is known for his frequent media appearances, at least several times a day, is nowhere to be seen for over 70 hours now.

Politics » Domestic | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 10:29

Society

8 Injured in Clashes between Police, Anti-Govt Protesters in Sofia

Several people have been injured in clashes between police and protesters in downtown Sofia on Tuesday evening.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 21:00

Bulgarian Police Clash With Sofia Anti-Government Protesters

Police have clashed with protesters in downtown Sofia with reports about injured people.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 20:21

Massive Riot Police in Bulgaria Capital amid New Protests

Security has been beefed-up in downtown Sofia as hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets on Tuesday evening.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 19:30

Hundreds Gather for Anti-Govt Rally in Sofia

Several hundred protesters gathered at around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Orlov Most junction in downtown Sofia and headed for the Parliament building.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 18:46

CEZ Board Includes Man Close to Bulgarian PM 'Mafia' Friend

A man close to a former business partner of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has been a member of the Managing Board of the Czech-owned power utility CEZ.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:57

Activists Call on Parties to Not Use Rallies for Political Gains

Leaders of the demonstrators who have staged large-scale protest rallies for ten days across the country against high utility bills are calling once again on political parties in Bulgaria to not attempt to use the protests for political gains.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:07

Bulgaria's Ousted FinMin's Father: My Son Had to Go

The estranged father of ousted Bulgarian Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, firmly supports his son's resignation, saying it was well-deserved.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 11:48

New Anti-Cartel Protests Loom in Bulgaria

The protest rallies against high utility bills and monopolies are continuing Tuesday.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 09:20

Bulgaria Bows to National Hero Vasil Levski

Bulgaria commemorates Tuesday the 140th anniversary of the death of its national hero, freedom-fighter and revolutionary Vasil Levski.

Society | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 08:14

Views on BG

What Can Cameron Really Do about Bulgarian and Romanian Immigration?

The temperature of the debate over immigration from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014 continues to rise.

Views on BG | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:01

Protests Pressure Bulgarian Government

Bulgaria's finance minister stepped down on Monday after tens of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend to protest electricity prices, raising pressure on the government, which until recently had managed to retain its popularity despite

Views on BG | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 10:52

Bulgarians Nine Times Richer by Moving to the UK

Bulgarian and Romanian migrants would be nearly nine times better off if they move to Britain when access ­restrictions are lifted at the end of the year, a study revealed yesterday

Views on BG | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 08:34

World

Pistorius Denies Murder in Killing of Girlfriend

Prominent Olympic athlete Oscar Pitorius flatly denied on Tuesday that he intended to take the life of his girlfriend when he opened fire at a closed bathroom door at his home last week.

World | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 15:38

Pistorius Charged with Premeditated Murder

Prominent Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriened by a South African prosecutor on Wednesday.

World | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:00

Novinite Insider

Pour la Peau d'un Finance Minister

One must be struck by naivety to believe that Bulgaria's finance minister Simeon Djankov was kicked out for delaying grain producers pay.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 19, 2013, Tuesday // 08:10
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