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Business

Caretaker Govt Means Deceleration in Investments – Bulgarian NGO
Bulgaria Socialists to Focus on Belene NPP in Next Parliament

Politics

UK's Cameron to Outgoing Bulgarian PM: Good Luck at Elections
EPP Expresses Support for Bulgarian PM in Resignation Aftermath
Bulgarian Govt Resignation Sparks Schengen Fears in Romania
Israel Slams EU over Reluctance to Blacklist Hezbollah
Socialist Leader for CNN: Bulgarians Can't Stand It Anymore
New Rallies in Bulgaria Want All Tainted Parties Out
Bulgarian PM's Assassination Claim Was Distraction - Ex-Interior Min
Bulgaria's PM Learned about Assassination Plot on His Life 2 Weeks Ago
German Media: What Took Bulgarians So Long To Stage Revolt
Bulgarian President Says Cabinet Resignation Was Irresponsible
Bulgaria President to Give Mandate to GERB Party on Monday
Kuneva's Party Starts Referendum Petition on Allowing Recall of Bulgarian MPs
Liberal Party: Resigned Bulgarian PM Tried to Inflame Ethnic Conflict
7,000 Gather in Sofia to Support Resigned Bulgarian PM - Police
Supporters Cheer as Outgoing Bulgarian PM Exits Parliament
Protesters Call on Bulgarian President to Eliminate Corruption in Judiciary
Bulgaria Outgoing PM: Ethnic Turks Leader Dogan Ordered My Assassination
Bulgarian Parliament Accepts Govt Resignation
Citizens, Piglets Rush to Support Resigned Bulgarian PM Borisov
Opposition Slam Resigned Vice-PM's 'Incoherent' Speech
Bulgarian Parliament Suffers Blackout During Cabinet Resignation Debate
Potential Nominees for Bulgaria's Caretaker Prime Minister
Bulgarian PM too Busy to Attend Vote on His Resignation
Resigned Bulgaria Vice-PM: GERB Built, Others Destroyed
Bulgaria Vice-Chief Prosecutor Dismissed amid Political Crisis
Novinite.com 2012 Review: Bulgaria is Polarized, Volatile
Socialists: Many Bulgarian Protesters Call for Radical Left
Bulgarian PM, FinMin Absent from Resignation Debate
Bulgarian Rightist Leader Calls for 'Strong State, Regulation'
Rightist Leader: Bulgaria Doesn't Need New Constitution amid Crisis
Bulgarian Parliament to Vote Cabinet Resination

Society

Bulgarians Expected to Assemble in Support of Resigned PM
Protests in Bulgaria Turn Peaceful after Govt Resignation
Lab Tests Confirm: Horsemeat Lasagna Found in Bulgaria

Views on BG

Protests in Bulgaria and the New Practice of Democracy
Bulgaria: Political Turmoil Could Hit Energy Investors
CNN: Bulgarian Assembly OKs Government Resignation
Bulgaria Succumbs to Euro Deflation Curse
Bulgarian Lessons
Bulgaria PM Resigns after Electric Bill Shock

Business

Caretaker Govt Means Deceleration in Investments – Bulgarian NGO

Tsvetan Simeonov, Chair of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), has said that a country lacking a regular government and a clear economic program could not expect to attract substantial investments.

Business | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:54

Bulgaria Socialists to Focus on Belene NPP in Next Parliament

Sergey Stanishev, former Prime Minister and leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has suggested that the party will treat the implementation of the Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) project as a priority in the next Parliament, if given a mandate

Business » Energy | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 17:59

Politics

UK's Cameron to Outgoing Bulgarian PM: Good Luck at Elections

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has thanked outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for the good cooperation within European and Euro-Atlantic structures in a phone conversation, according to the government's press office.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 17:41

EPP Expresses Support for Bulgarian PM in Resignation Aftermath

European Peoples' Party group leader Joseph Daul has expressed his strong support for Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who resigned on Wednesday, and his center-right GERB party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 16:47

Bulgarian Govt Resignation Sparks Schengen Fears in Romania

The political instability in Bulgaria may affect Romania's bid to enter the Schengen agreement, according to Romanian PM Victor Ponta.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:27

Israel Slams EU over Reluctance to Blacklist Hezbollah

Israeli Home Front Commander Avi Dichter denounced Europe's hesitation in putting Hizbullah on its list of terrorist organizations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 11:16

Socialist Leader for CNN: Bulgarians Can't Stand It Anymore

Protests in Bulgaria are not only about austerity, but about returning power to the people and holding new elections, Socialist opposition leader told CNN as the government of his arch rival resigned.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 20:08

New Rallies in Bulgaria Want All Tainted Parties Out

Despite the accepted resignation of Bulgaria's government, protest rallies were organized again – though on a much smaller scale - in major Bulgarian cities Thursday night.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 19:03

Bulgarian PM's Assassination Claim Was Distraction - Ex-Interior Min

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's claim that former ethnic Turkish party leader Ahmed Dogan masterminded a plan to assassinate him was intended as a distraction from Borisov's resignation, according to former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 17:48

Bulgaria's PM Learned about Assassination Plot on His Life 2 Weeks Ago

Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister, who resigned shockingly on Wednesday, has said he learned about a plotted assassination attempt on his life just two weeks ago.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 17:08

German Media: What Took Bulgarians So Long To Stage Revolt

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has called on Bulgarian parties to show a high sense of responsibility during the current government crisis and to unite efforts to find a way out.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 17:04

Bulgarian President Says Cabinet Resignation Was Irresponsible

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has criticized Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for his unexpected decision to resign on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 16:01

Bulgaria President to Give Mandate to GERB Party on Monday

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev said he will hand down on Monday the mandate for forming a new government to the biggest party in parliament – GERB.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 15:11

Kuneva's Party Starts Referendum Petition on Allowing Recall of Bulgarian MPs

A nationwide petition will be started by the end of the week for a referendum on allowing Bulgarian citizens to recall politicians they have elected, according to Borislav Tsekov, one of the leaders of the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 15:00

Liberal Party: Resigned Bulgarian PM Tried to Inflame Ethnic Conflict

Leader of Bulgarian liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms Lyutvi Mestan has dismissed resigned PM Boyko Borisov's claim that former Movement leader Ahmed Dogan had plotted an assassination attempt against Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:51

7,000 Gather in Sofia to Support Resigned Bulgarian PM - Police

The pro-Putin-style ralliers who assembled in front of Parliament to support PM Boyko Borisov as it the house voted on his resignation have reached 7,000, according to police data.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:27

Supporters Cheer as Outgoing Bulgarian PM Exits Parliament

Some 2000 supporters of Bulgaria's outgoing PM Boyko Borisov chanted "Victory!" and "We want Boyko!" as he exited the Parliament in downtown Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:02

Protesters Call on Bulgarian President to Eliminate Corruption in Judiciary

Around 500 members of the Anti-mafia civic association are protesting in front of the President's Office in Sofia, calling on Rosen Plevneliev to eliminate corruption in the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 13:50

Bulgaria Outgoing PM: Ethnic Turks Leader Dogan Ordered My Assassination

Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister, who resigned shockingly on Wednsday, accused the ethnic Turkish party leader of plotting an assassination attempt on his life.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 13:34

Bulgarian Parliament Accepts Govt Resignation

Bulgaria's Parliament accepted Thursday the resignation handed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 13:22

Citizens, Piglets Rush to Support Resigned Bulgarian PM Borisov

Some 1,000 citizens have already assembled in front of Parliament in Bulgarian capital Sofia Thursday to support PM Boyko Borisov while the House debates his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 13:05

Opposition Slam Resigned Vice-PM's 'Incoherent' Speech

Opposition MPs from different parties have united in criticizing Vice-PM and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov's long speech during Thursday's debate on the cabinet resignation as rambling.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:21

Bulgarian Parliament Suffers Blackout During Cabinet Resignation Debate

Electric power went off for a minute in the Bulgarian Parliament during a heated debate on the surprise resignation of Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov's cabinet amid massive protests.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:05

Potential Nominees for Bulgaria's Caretaker Prime Minister

Following the collective resignation of the center-right GERB government, the big question in Bulgaria is who will be appointed caretaker Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:04

Bulgarian PM too Busy to Attend Vote on His Resignation

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is unable to attend the parliamentary vote on his and his Cabinet's resignation because he is too busy, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has told reporters.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 11:42

Resigned Bulgaria Vice-PM: GERB Built, Others Destroyed

Bulgarian Vice-PM and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov offered a laudation of the resigned cabinet of PM Boyko Borisov in Thursday's plenary vote on the resignation.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 11:26

Bulgaria Vice-Chief Prosecutor Dismissed amid Political Crisis

Bulgarian Deputy Chief Prosecutor Galina Toneva has been released from her office by the Supreme Judicial Council at the request of Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 10:27

Novinite.com 2012 Review: Bulgaria is Polarized, Volatile

Bulgaria in 2013 is highly polarized and volatile, reads the conclusion of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)'s review of domestic politics for 2012, written in December 2012.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 10:22

Socialists: Many Bulgarian Protesters Call for Radical Left

Years of mismanagement and abuse of power has led many Bulgarians to rally for radically left measures, argued opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Yanaki Stoilov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 10:18

Bulgarian PM, FinMin Absent from Resignation Debate

Resigned Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and FinMin Simeon Djankov are absent from the Parliament plenary Thursday which will discuss and vote the resignation.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 09:34

Bulgarian Rightist Leader Calls for 'Strong State, Regulation'

Strengthening of state institutions and stronger regulation is the way to overcome problems with the oligarchy and oligopolies, stated rightist leader Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 09:27

Rightist Leader: Bulgaria Doesn't Need New Constitution amid Crisis

The political crisis that has gripped the country following the resignation of PM Boyko Borisov's cabinet mandates swift policy actions, stated rightist leader and former PM Ivan Kostov in Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 09:17

Bulgarian Parliament to Vote Cabinet Resination

The Bulgarian Parliament will vote Thursday morning the unexpected resignation of PM Boyko Borisov's cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 08:32

Society

Bulgarians Expected to Assemble in Support of Resigned PM

A large rally is expected in front of the Bulgarian Parliament Thursday morning, as the house votes the unexpected resignation of Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Society | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 08:44

Protests in Bulgaria Turn Peaceful after Govt Resignation

No arrests have been made during Wednesday's protest rallies across Bulgaria, informed police authorities.

Society | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 08:13

Lab Tests Confirm: Horsemeat Lasagna Found in Bulgaria

Lab tests have confirmed that "beef" lasagna sold by a retail chain in Bulgaria contained horsemeat.

Society » Health | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:49

Views on BG

Protests in Bulgaria and the New Practice of Democracy

Bulgarians have been protesting not over high electricity prices, but over the failure of the political system

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 18:18

Bulgaria: Political Turmoil Could Hit Energy Investors

Bulgaria faces snap elections after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's 20 February resignation spurred by ten days of protests against electricity bills, which in January averaged €100.

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 15:05

CNN: Bulgarian Assembly OKs Government Resignation

Bulgaria's National Assembly voted Thursday to accept the government's resignation, assembly press official Maria Missova said.

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:20

Bulgaria Succumbs to Euro Deflation Curse

Another euro-pegged government defending an overvalued exchange rate bites the dust, a reminder that the underlying economic and social disaster across the Europe's Arc of Depression is still getting worse.

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 14:10

Bulgarian Lessons

The resignation of Bulgaria's government after violent protests is a warning for other European countries.

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 12:40

Bulgaria PM Resigns after Electric Bill Shock

By Victor Kotsev and Charles McPhedran, Special for USA TODAY

Views on BG | February 21, 2013, Thursday // 08:47
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