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ARCHIVE - 6 February 2013

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Business

Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge 2 to Open on Day of Europe
Bulgarian MPs Freeze Their Salaries
Denunciation of Burgas-Alexandroupolis Agreement by Bulgaria Is Illegitimate - Transneft
Bulgaria Govt Proposes Denunciation of Burgas-Alexandrouppolis Oil Pipeline Agreement
South Stream Co Seeks to Assuage Eco Concerns in Bulgaria

Politics

Pope Benedict XVI to Visit Bulgaria in 2014
Hezbollah Site Publishes Novinite.com Article as Only Reaction to Burgas Bombing Blame
Netanyahu: Burgas Bombers Will Pay Price for Their Deeds
Bulgaria Says Not Pressured to Reveal Burgas Bombing Probe Results
Hezbollah Refuses to Comment on Burgas Bombing Allegations
UK Foreign Secretary Lauds Bulgaria's Investigation of Burgas Bombing
US Praises Bulgaria's Burgas Terror Probe, Condemns Hezbollah
Bulgaria: Hezbollah's Involvement in Burgas 'Won't Be Without Consequences'
Canada Confirms Its Citizen Linked with Burgas Bombing
EC Condemns Attack on Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader
EPP Alarmed by Bulgarian Socialists 'Siding' with Hezbollah
EU Council Counter-Terrorism Cell Likely to Hold Hezbollah Meeting
German Cities Association Alarmed by Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants
EP to Discuss Rule of Law in Bulgaria
Acad. Vodenicharov Becomes Bulgaria's Education Minister
Bulgaria Govt to Prepare 3 New Laws by End of Term in Office

Society

Farage Responds to Ralitsa Behar: You Are Right to Love Your Country as I love Mine
Bulgaria to Reduce Poverty, Boost Social Inclusion by 2020
Cyber Attack Floods Bulgarian Whistleblowing Site

Crime

Police Reenactment Shocks Magistrates at Sofia Main Courthouse
Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Announces Preparations for Bus Bombing Reenactment
Australian Man Wanted over Burgas Terror Attack
Bulgaria Says It Knows Location of Burgas Bombing Suspects
Burgas Bomb Was Remotely Detonated, Europol Confirms

Views on BG

March 14 Warn of Bulgarian Accusation Repercussions
Top Bulgarian Science Officials Sacked
Is This the Future for Britain?
Analysis: EU Treats Hezbollah with Its Own Logic
Hezbollah's Bulgaria Problem

World

5 Killed as Tsunami Strikes Solomon Islands
Massive Quake Strikes off Solomon Islands, Tsunami Warning Lifted

Open Letter

Farage Replies to Ralitsa: "I Want to See Bulgaria Prosperous and Free"

Business

Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge 2 to Open on Day of Europe

The second bridge between Bulgaria and Romania, known as Danube Bridge 2, will be officially opened on May 9, the Day of Europe.

Business | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 19:43

Bulgarian MPs Freeze Their Salaries

The Bulgarian Members of the Parliament decided Wednesday to freeze their salaries until the end of the current term.

Business » Finance | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 16:20

Denunciation of Burgas-Alexandroupolis Agreement by Bulgaria Is Illegitimate - Transneft

Igor Demin, Spokesperson for Russian oil giant Transneft, has claimed that a decision of the Bulgarian Parliament on a possible withdrawal of the country from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline would be absolutely illegitimate.

Business » Energy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 18:02

Bulgaria Govt Proposes Denunciation of Burgas-Alexandrouppolis Oil Pipeline Agreement

Bulgaria's government has proposed to Parliament to denounce the trilateral intergovernmental agreement for the construction and exploitation of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 17:16

South Stream Co Seeks to Assuage Eco Concerns in Bulgaria

All Bulgarian and EU environmental requirements will be met in the construction of the South Stream gas transit pipeline, the South Stream company sought to assure Bulgaria Wednesday.

Business » Energy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 13:36

Politics

Pope Benedict XVI to Visit Bulgaria in 2014

Pope Benedict XVI is going to visit Bulgaria next year on the invitation of the Atlantic Club.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 19:22

Hezbollah Site Publishes Novinite.com Article as Only Reaction to Burgas Bombing Blame

The Lebanese Shi'a group Hezbollah has posted on their official page an article of Novinite.com reporting on comments of the leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, Sergey Stanishev, on the results of the Burgas terror act probe.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 17:09

Netanyahu: Burgas Bombers Will Pay Price for Their Deeds

The perpetrators of last year's terror attack in the Bulgarian city of Burgas "will pay the price for their deeds," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the families of the Israeli victims.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 14:41

Bulgaria Says Not Pressured to Reveal Burgas Bombing Probe Results

Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has rejected claims that Bulgaria was pressured into issuing a statement on the progress of the investigation of the July 18 bus bombing in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 12:21

Hezbollah Refuses to Comment on Burgas Bombing Allegations

Lebanese organization Hezbollah has refused to comment on Tuesday's Bulgarian report that stated it may have been involved in last year's Burgas bus bombing.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 11:33

UK Foreign Secretary Lauds Bulgaria's Investigation of Burgas Bombing

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has lauded the Bulgarian authorities for their investigation of the Burgas Bus Bombing, a terrorist attack that killed 5 Israelis and 1 Bulgarian on the Black Sea coast on July 18, 2012.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 11:14

US Praises Bulgaria's Burgas Terror Probe, Condemns Hezbollah

US Secretary of State John Kerry has lauded Bulgaria for its "thorough and professional investigation" into the July 18, 2012, Burgas terrorist attack.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 09:55

Bulgaria: Hezbollah's Involvement in Burgas 'Won't Be Without Consequences'

Hezbollah's alleged involvement in last year's deadly terror attack in Burgas "will not go without consequences", Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has declared.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:18

Canada Confirms Its Citizen Linked with Burgas Bombing

A man with dual Canadian and Lebanese citizenship was involved in the deadly terror attack in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas back in July 2012, a Canadian official has confirmed.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:04

EC Condemns Attack on Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader

The European Commission firmly condemns the attack on Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish leader, Ahmed Dogan, said Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Commissioner.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 20:18

EPP Alarmed by Bulgarian Socialists 'Siding' with Hezbollah

The leader of the EP group of the European Peoples Party, EPP, Joseph Daul, voiced Wednesday serious alarm from the position of Bulgarian Socialist leader, Sergey Stanishev, siding with Hezbollah.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 18:44

EU Council Counter-Terrorism Cell Likely to Hold Hezbollah Meeting

An EU Council cell specialising in counter-terrorism - the CP931 group - is likely to hold an extraordinary meeting with Bulgarian experts in the next few days or weeks, according to EUobserver.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 13:30

German Cities Association Alarmed by Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

German cities have warned that an influx of Romanian and Bulgarian economic migrants will cost them dear and put the "social peace" at risk.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 13:08

EP to Discuss Rule of Law in Bulgaria

Member of the European Parliament will debate freedom and the rule of law in Bulgaria with the Council Presidency and Commissioner Connie Hedegaard on Wednesday afternoon.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 12:24

Acad. Vodenicharov Becomes Bulgaria's Education Minister

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) newly elected President Acad.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 14:51

Bulgaria Govt to Prepare 3 New Laws by End of Term in Office

Bulgaria's center-right GERB government plans to prepare three new laws by the end of its term in office in summer.

Politics » Domestic | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 14:36

Society

Farage Responds to Ralitsa Behar: You Are Right to Love Your Country as I love Mine

"I am pleased my comments have helped create a debate in Bulgaria," writes British politician, Nigel Farage in a response to an open letter from young Bulgarian woman, Ralitsa Behar.

Society | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 20:54

Bulgaria to Reduce Poverty, Boost Social Inclusion by 2020

The number of Bulgarians living in poverty is to drop by 260 000 by 2020, according to a national strategy adopted by the government on Wednesday.

Society | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 16:06

Cyber Attack Floods Bulgarian Whistleblowing Site

The independent site for investigative journalism Bivol.bg which published formerly classified documents, revealing that Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has been a person of interest for the anti-mafia police in the 90s, became subject of a flooding attack

Society | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 15:45

Crime

Police Reenactment Shocks Magistrates at Sofia Main Courthouse

Bulgarian magistrates and other employees at the central courthouse in the capital Sofia have been terrified Monday after noticing a young man pointing a machine gun at the entrance of their building.

Crime | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 17:59

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Announces Preparations for Bus Bombing Reenactment

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has informed that the reenactment of the July 18 Burgas bus bombing may be conducted no earlier than April, with some of the expenses to be covered by Europol.

Crime | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 13:18

Australian Man Wanted over Burgas Terror Attack

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr confirmed federal police had been working with Bulgaria to find the Australian suspect for last year's terror attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Crime | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 10:47

Bulgaria Says It Knows Location of Burgas Bombing Suspects

Bulgaria is aware of the identities and the location of the three living suspects for last year's terror attack in Burgas, a Bulgarian official has stated.

Crime | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 09:39

Burgas Bomb Was Remotely Detonated, Europol Confirms

The bomb that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver in the Black Sea city of Burgas last year was remotely detonated, Europol has said in a statement.

Crime | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:52

Views on BG

March 14 Warn of Bulgarian Accusation Repercussions

The March 14 general secretariat warned Wednesday of the repercussions of recent claims by Bulgaria that Lebanon's Hezbollah is responsible for the 2012 bus attack in Burgas, a statement by the group said.

Views on BG | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 18:09

Top Bulgarian Science Officials Sacked

The Bulgarian science and education minister, Sergei Ignatov, was fired in response to a government report on corruption in hiring and grant-making procedures.

Views on BG | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 14:59

Is This the Future for Britain?

From The Daily Mail

Views on BG | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 12:04

Analysis: EU Treats Hezbollah with Its Own Logic

The inclusion of Hezbollah on the EU's terror blacklist is no slam dunk, even with Tuesday's Bulgarian investigation of the Burgas bombing pointing a finger directly at the Lebanese movement's involvement.

Views on BG | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 10:07

Hezbollah's Bulgaria Problem

The Bulgarian probe linking Hezbollah to the attack on the Israeli tourist bus in the ity of Burgas last July, spells trouble in more than one way for the Lebanese group.

Views on BG | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:00

World

5 Killed as Tsunami Strikes Solomon Islands

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands triggered a tsunami of up to 5 feet that damaged dozens of homes and killed several people on Wednesday.

World | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 12:43

Massive Quake Strikes off Solomon Islands, Tsunami Warning Lifted

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Wednesday, triggering a localized tsunami.

World | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 08:32

Open Letter

Farage Replies to Ralitsa: "I Want to See Bulgaria Prosperous and Free"

UK Independence Party leader, MEP Nigel Farage has submitted to Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg a reply to the open letter sent to him by a young Bulgarian woman, Ralitsa Behar

Open Letter | February 6, 2013, Wednesday // 19:15
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria