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ARCHIVE - 28 February 2013

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Business

Software Company Proxiad Bulgaria Changes Ownership
Amendments Allowing Power Price Cut in Bulgaria to be Promulgated
Rosatom Yet to Give Up on Bulgaria's Abandoned Belene N-Plant

Politics

EU: No Country Can Extend Labor Restrictions for Bulgarians, Romanians
Outgoing Bulgarian PM Leaves Hospital
Sofia Municipal Company CEO Sacked for Using Company Funds for Personal Purposes
Bulgaria's Ex Deputy Regional Min Picked for Caretaker PM - Report
Bulgaria's Outgoing PM Eyes New Term - Deputy
Bulgaria's Trakia Hwy to be Ready in June - Outgoing Minister
Bulgaria's President: Civic Energy Changed the Agenda
Bulgarian Cabinet Sitting Postponed over Outgoing PM's Illness
Bulgaria to Hold Early Elections on May 12
Bulgaria President to Address Nation about Early Elections

Society

Bulgarian Nominated for Netizen of the Year Award
Bulgaria Bans Construction on Sand Dunes
Bulgarian UNESCO Chief to Receive Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of Laval University
Bulgarian Doctors Take to the Streets to 'Save Nation'
Bulgarian Doctors to Stage Nationwide Protests

Crime

Tenerife Behead Maniac Sentenced to 20 Years in Psychiatric Unit
2 Bulgarians Sentenced for Stealing Fuel in Malta

Views on BG

For Bulgarians, Brief Love Affair with Credit Comes to Bitter End

World

Benedict XVI Steps Down from Papacy, Becomes 'Pilgrim'
Benedict XVI on His Last Day: Thank You for Your Friendship
Pope Benedict XVI Leaves Vatican City
EU Agrees to Cap Bankers' Bonuses
Thessaloniki Ex-Mayor Gets Life Sentence for Embezzlement
Benedict Vows Unconditional Obedience to New Pope
Venezuelan VP Dismisses Chavez Death Rumors
Slovenia Govt Ousted in No-Confidence Vote

Business

Software Company Proxiad Bulgaria Changes Ownership

Leading European private equity firm Gimv has acquired software company Proxiad Bulgaria, the company announced.

Business | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 18:23

Amendments Allowing Power Price Cut in Bulgaria to be Promulgated

Newly adopted amendments to Bulgaria's Energy Act paving the way for a decrease in electricity prices are to be promulgated Thursday in an extraordinary issue of the State Gazette.

Business » Finance | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 08:33

Rosatom Yet to Give Up on Bulgaria's Abandoned Belene N-Plant

Russian state-owned energy company Rosatom is yet to give up on the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant project in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 15:30

Politics

EU: No Country Can Extend Labor Restrictions for Bulgarians, Romanians

European Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor has reminded that no EU member state State can unilaterally extend the existing labor market restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians beyond the end of 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 17:08

Outgoing Bulgarian PM Leaves Hospital

Outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been discharged from hospital, according to local media.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 15:50

Sofia Municipal Company CEO Sacked for Using Company Funds for Personal Purposes

The Sofia Municipal Council has dismissed Diyan Tsvetkov, Executive Director of municipal real estate company Sofiyski Imoti, over personal expenses paid on the company account.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 14:43

Bulgaria's Ex Deputy Regional Min Picked for Caretaker PM - Report

Ekaterina Zaharieva, who served as Bulgaria's deputy regional minister before joining the presidential team, has been picked for caretaker prime minister, according to unconfirmed information.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 14:41

Bulgaria's Outgoing PM Eyes New Term - Deputy

Boyko Borisov will return as Bulgaria's Prime Minister if his center-right GERB party wins the upcoming snap elections, according to outgoing Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 13:58

Bulgaria's Trakia Hwy to be Ready in June - Outgoing Minister

Outgoing Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has vowed that the Trakia Highway will be completed by the beginning of the summer season.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 13:19

Bulgaria's President: Civic Energy Changed the Agenda

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that the next Parliament will have important problems to solve like anti-trust laws, the restructuring of the energy sector, and the liberalization of the electricity market according to EU rules.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 12:36

Bulgarian Cabinet Sitting Postponed over Outgoing PM's Illness

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers postponed its sitting on Thursday, as outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is still recovering from his hypertensive crisis.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 11:20

Bulgaria to Hold Early Elections on May 12

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has set a date for early elections, May 12 2013.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 10:22

Bulgaria President to Address Nation about Early Elections

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is to address the nation live on television at 10 am on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 08:11

Society

Bulgarian Nominated for Netizen of the Year Award

Bulgarian investigative journalist Assen Yordanov has been nominated for Reporters Without Borders and Google's Netizen Prize 2013.

Society | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 16:31

Bulgaria Bans Construction on Sand Dunes

Bulgaria's lawmakers have accepted legislative amendments banning construction activities on sand dunes across the country's Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 14:42

Bulgarian UNESCO Chief to Receive Doctor Honoris Causa Degree of Laval University

UNESCO Director-General, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

Society » Education | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 09:38

Bulgarian Doctors Take to the Streets to 'Save Nation'

Doctors from all over the country staged a protest Thursday afternoon against the policy of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund, saying that it has led to restricted access to medical help.

Society » Health | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 17:52

Bulgarian Doctors to Stage Nationwide Protests

Doctors from all over the country are staging a protest Thursday afternoon against the policy of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund, saying that it has led to restricted access to medical help.

Society » Health | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 10:09

Crime

Tenerife Behead Maniac Sentenced to 20 Years in Psychiatric Unit

Bulgarian national Deyan Deyanov, who committed the shocking murder of 60-year-old Jennifer Mills-Westley in Tenerife back in 2011, has been sentenced to 20 years in a psychiatric unit.

Crime | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 17:46

2 Bulgarians Sentenced for Stealing Fuel in Malta

Two Bulgarian nationals have been sentenced to an 18-month jail term, suspended for three years, for stealing fuel.

Crime | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 12:22

Views on BG

For Bulgarians, Brief Love Affair with Credit Comes to Bitter End

When Dobromir Kyurkchiev purchased a new home in Sofia, he took out a 45,000 euro ($58,875), 25-year loan.

Views on BG | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 11:29

World

Benedict XVI Steps Down from Papacy, Becomes 'Pilgrim'

Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned, saying that he now "will simply be a pilgrim" starting his last journey on earth.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 21:08

Benedict XVI on His Last Day: Thank You for Your Friendship

Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer palace overlooking Lake Albano south of Rome, and greeted a crowd of faithful and the local parish priest.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 19:31

Pope Benedict XVI Leaves Vatican City

Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday for the last time as leader of the billion-member Roman Catholic Church, heading by helicopter to his summer residence where he is due to spend the last hours of his pontificate before stepping down.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 18:33

EU Agrees to Cap Bankers' Bonuses

European Union officials have struck a provisional deal on new financial rules, including capping bank bonuses.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 17:06

Thessaloniki Ex-Mayor Gets Life Sentence for Embezzlement

A Greek court sentenced Thessaloniki former mayor to life in prison for embezzling millions of euros from the municipal budget of Greece's second-largest city.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 16:52

Benedict Vows Unconditional Obedience to New Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has vowed "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 15:38

Venezuelan VP Dismisses Chavez Death Rumors

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro has dismissed rumors about Hugo Chavez's death.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 12:57

Slovenia Govt Ousted in No-Confidence Vote

Slovenia's center-right government has fallen in a no-confidence motion.

World | February 28, 2013, Thursday // 09:02
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