ARCHIVE - 4 February 2013
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Bulgaria's largest cigarette-maker Bulgartabac Holding will send tobacco technologies to work at Vietnam's state-owned tobacco company, Vintaba, as of March 2013, according to a media statement of Bulgaria's Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 14:54
Bulgaria's business TV and media group Bulgaria on air (bgonair.bg) and the US giant for business and finance news Bloomberg (bloomberg.com/tv) announced Monday they have inked a contract for partnership.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 14:04
Five banks have filed a claim with the London Arbitration Court to declare the Bulgarian State Railways company, BDZ Holding, bankrupt.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 12:02
Nouriel Roubini, the economist dubbed "Dr Doom" for predicting the credit crunch, will pay his first ever visit to Bulgaria later this month.
Yane Yanev, Chairman of the parliamentary committee dealing with high-level corruption cases, released all classified documents exposing trading influence and fraud in the energy sector.
The State Agency for National Security, DANS, has started a probe at Bulgaria's heavily indebted State-owned arms manufacturer, VMZ Sopot.
The bid for the new Bulgarian tourist brand will be referred to the Prosecutor's Office on suspicions of conflict on interests.
Bulgaria's troops, who were guarding the airport in Kabul, will be officially welcomed back home on Monday with a ceremony in the southern town of Haskovo.
The United Kingdom cannot unilaterally ban Bulgarians and Romanians from working there after January 1, 2014, Jonathan Todd, Spokesperson for EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg.
Great Britain has not asked the European Commission to extend the existing labor market restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians, EC president Jose Manuel Barroso has said, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.
The oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party has demanded the establishment of a parliamentary committee of inquiry that would discuss Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's alleged past as a secret informant for the country's anti-mafia unit back in the 1990s.
There is nothing more despicable that a third-rate, bighead mutra than a mutra who is also a snitch such as Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, according to MEP, Slavi Binev.
The ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, issued a declaration strongly condemning "clandestine methods and discrediting war" waged against the formation.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov did not agree to be recruited as a secret informant by Bulgaria's anti-mafia unit back in the 1990s, police officials claimed on Monday.
The Director of the Regional Forestry Agency in the southwestern city of Blagoevgrad, Ivan Gergov, has been fired.
Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has said that Bulgaria needs a referendum on the issues of unemployment and environmental protection.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has reportedly admitted the existence of a file codenamed "Buddha", which is alleged to contain information about his recruitement by Bulgaria's anti-mafia unit as an informant in the 1990s.
Starting May 2013, citizens of Sofia will be able to take advantage of 50 services of the Sofia Municipality through the e-government system, according to Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.
Ethnic minorities in Balkan countries should be granted a "European minority status" to integrate them better into society, the new leader of Bulgaria's Turkish party has demanded.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church will announce its new Patriarch on February 24, local clerics confirmed on Monday.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 14:52
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his British counterpart David Cameron will take part in a charity football match in Sofia on May 25.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 11:56
Bulgaria's Center for Demographic Policy (CDP) has compiled a ranking of the absurdities in the sphere of science for the new Minister of Education, Science, and Youth Stefan Vodenicharov.
Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has argued that the new logo designed for promotional campaigns of Bulgaria as a tourist destination is "somewhat primitive" and kitschy.
Actors Javier Bardem and wife Penelope Cruz are expecting a second child, according to media reports.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is set to rock Bulgaria's capital Sofia on February 4, 2013 with his first ever concert here.
As the world observes World Cancer Day, Bulgarian doctors urged people to be aware and consult doctors even if they doubt a minor abscess of cancer.
Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has told reporters that he sees "nothing disturbing" in the document exposing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's past as an informant for the Central Services for Combating Organized Crime.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 16:06
Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has vehemently denied allegations of having been recruited in the past as a secret agent of the Central Services for Combating Organized Crime.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 10:11
A Bulgarian court is to hold a new hearing Monday in the trial against thirteen religious leaders accused of preaching radical Islam.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 07:50
Immigration to Germany from southeastern Europe has dramatically increased in recent years and the country's municipalities are struggling to absorb the influx.
A: Bulgaria's interior minister has said that he has broken the spine of the mafia octopus.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 12:17
"I have tried rigorously not to demonize Bulgarians or Romanians or Poles or anybody.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 11:08
Greece's Finance Ministry has stated that the country has narrowed its public deficit to 6.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 19:02
Experts have confirmed that a skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park is indeed that of English king Richard III.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 17:17
Israel will regret its "latest aggression" on Syria, a high Iranian official declared Monday in Damascus.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 16:45
Europol has carried out the biggest-ever investigation into match-fixing in Europe, revealing some disturbing findings.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 14:28
Fidel Castro has voted in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the frail ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.
February 4, 2013, Monday // 09:12
Dimitar Berbatov Contender for 'Goal of the Season'
South Korean Ferry Captain Abandoned Sinking Vessel
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