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ARCHIVE - 12 March 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Deposit Interest Tax Receipts for Jan 2013 Fall Short of Target
Bulgaria Scraps Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline Project for Good
Bulgarian MPs Castoff Plan for Electric Price Drop
Bulgarian MPs Scrap Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline
Power Distributor CEZ Launches Energy Ombudsman in Bulgaria

Politics

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: Caretaker Govt Is GERB's B Team!
Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Justice Minister Dragomir Yordanov
Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Electronic Government Minister Roman Vasilev
Who is Who: Bulgaria Caretaker Sports Minister Petar Stoychev
Bulgaria Launches Brand New E-Government Ministry
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Pledges Fair Election
Star Marathon Swimmer Appointed in Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt
Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Economy Minister Assen Vassilev
Bulgaria's Ex Deputy Regional Minister Picked for Deputy Caretaker PM
Bulgarian President Fully Responsible for Caretaker Govt
Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt Unveiled, Led by Envoy to France
Bulgaria's Caretaker Cabinet: Full List
Bulgaria's Caretaker Cabinet Announced
Who is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Finance Minister Kalin Hristov
BNB Banker Appointed Bulgaria's FinMin in Caretaker Govt
Bulgaria Appoints Third Ever Caretaker Govt
Who is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Marin Raykov
Bulgaria's Ambassador to France Appointed Caretaker PM, Foreign Minister
Bulgarian Scientist Tipped for Education Minister
Bulgarian Ministry Boasts 28.2% Increase in Minimum Wage during GERB Govt Term
Bulgarian Interior Minister Says Goodbye with Controversial Press Conference
Bulgaria's Deputy Ministers of Agriculture, Education, Resign
Caretaker PM to Represent Bulgaria at EU Council Summit
Bulgarian Ambassador to France Tipped as Most Likely Caretaker PM
Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt to Have 3 Deputy Prime Ministers
Bulgaria's President to Name Caretaker Govt

Society

Bulgarian MPs Showered with Toilet Paper
Bulgarians Stranded at Paris Beauvais Airport
Bulgarian Cathedral to Avoid Power Cut thanks to Donations
Bulgaria Replaces Eurovision Song over Copyright Issues

Crime

Abducted Daughter of Bulgarian Drug Lord Still Missing - Top Cop
Bulgaria to Probe 'American' TPPs

Views on BG

BBC: Bulgarian President Names New Caretaker Government

World

Papal Conclave to Elect Successor to Benedict XVI Starts

Novinite Insider

Maxim Behar: Prince Charles Brought UK Business to Bulgaria

Business

Bulgaria's Deposit Interest Tax Receipts for Jan 2013 Fall Short of Target

Tax receipts from the tax on interest earned from bank deposits for January amounted to BGN 8.6 M, compared to the annual target of BGN 150 M.

Business » Finance | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:43

Bulgaria Scraps Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline Project for Good

Bulgaria's Parliament denounced at second reading on Tuesday the trilateral agreement for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandoupolis oil pipeline.

Business » Energy | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:58

Bulgarian MPs Castoff Plan for Electric Price Drop

The Members of the Parliament from the Economic Committee rejected Tuesday the draft proposal for measures to reduce electric power prices and secure basic needs of power consumers.

Business » Energy | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:50

Bulgarian MPs Scrap Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline

The Members of the Parliament from the Economic Committee voted Tuesday to abandon the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project.

Business » Energy | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:40

Power Distributor CEZ Launches Energy Ombudsman in Bulgaria

Starting Tuesday, power distributor CEZ, which supplies electricity to consumers in Sofia and northwestern Bulgaria, offers the services of an energy ombudsman.

Business » Energy | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:07

Politics

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: Caretaker Govt Is GERB's B Team!

Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party leader Lyutvi Mestan has slammed the country's newly announced caretaker Cabinet, stating that it has close ties with the centrist-right GERB government, which resigned in February.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 20:38

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Justice Minister Dragomir Yordanov

Dragomir Yordanov was announced as Bulgaria's caretaker Justice Minister by President Rosen Plevneliev on Tuesday.

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

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Electronic Government Minister Roman Vasilev

Roman Vasilev was announced as Bulgaria's caretaker Electronic Government Minister by President Rosen Plevneliev on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:32

Who is Who: Bulgaria Caretaker Sports Minister Petar Stoychev

Bulgarian marathon swimming star Petar Stoychev has been appointed sports minister in Bulgaria's caretaker government.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:30

Bulgaria Launches Brand New E-Government Ministry

A new Ministry in charge of the implementation of an electronic government has been established in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:26

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Pledges Fair Election

In the last month, many Bulgarians took to the streets of our cities to clearly and irrefutably show their outrage from social hardships imposed on them, says the new caretaker Prime Minister, Marin Raykov.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:18

Star Marathon Swimmer Appointed in Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt

Bulgarian marathon swimming star Petar Stoychev will serve as sports minister in Bulgaria's caretaker government until the May 12 elections, it was officially announced on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 18:06

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Economy Minister Assen Vassilev

Assen Vassilev was announced as Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:37

Bulgaria's Ex Deputy Regional Minister Picked for Deputy Caretaker PM

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

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:34

Bulgarian President Fully Responsible for Caretaker Govt

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has delivered a keynote speech in presenting the caretaker government, saying he was fully responsible for its formation.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:17

Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt Unveiled, Led by Envoy to France

The members of Bulgaria's new caretaker Cabinet have been announced, expectedly headed by Marin Raykov.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:06

Bulgaria's Caretaker Cabinet: Full List

Marin Raykov – Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:58

Bulgaria's Caretaker Cabinet Announced

The members of Bulgaria's new caretaker Cabinet have been announced.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:47

Who is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Finance Minister Kalin Hristov

Kalin Hristov, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, will take over the Finance Ministry in Bulgaria's caretaker government. Hristov came into office for a six-year term as BNB deputy governor on October 23, 2009.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:47

BNB Banker Appointed Bulgaria's FinMin in Caretaker Govt

Kalin Hristov, Deputy Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank, will serve as finance minister in Bulgaria's caretaker government until the May 12 elections.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:37

Bulgaria Appoints Third Ever Caretaker Govt

A caretaker government succeeded on March 12 Bulgaria's center-right cabinet of Boyko Borisov, who resigned shockingly in February.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:21

Who is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Marin Raykov

Marin Raykov was born on December 17, 1960, in Washington, DC, USA.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:07

Bulgaria's Ambassador to France Appointed Caretaker PM, Foreign Minister

Marin Raykov will head Bulgaria's caretaker government until the May 12 elections, the president officially announced on Tuesday, confirming earlier reports. He will also serve as foreign minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 16:03

Bulgarian Scientist Tipped for Education Minister

The Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, and its Scientific Secretary, Prof. Nikolay Miloshev, is the caretaker Education Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:19

Bulgarian Ministry Boasts 28.2% Increase in Minimum Wage during GERB Govt Term

The minimum monthly wage in Bulgaria went up by 28.2% during the term in office of the outgoing center-right GERB government, according to reports of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:08

Bulgarian Interior Minister Says Goodbye with Controversial Press Conference

Bulgaria's outgoing Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov staged a farewell press conference on Tuesday that local media have described as emotional and controversial.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:01

Bulgaria's Deputy Ministers of Agriculture, Education, Resign

Svetlana Boyanova, Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, filed her resignation Tuesday, saying that the new Minister had to be given the opportunity to pick their team.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 13:47

Caretaker PM to Represent Bulgaria at EU Council Summit

The brand-new Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister, whose name is to be announced at 4 pm Tuesday, will represent Bulgaria at the European Council summit just two days later – on March 14.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:45

Bulgarian Ambassador to France Tipped as Most Likely Caretaker PM

Bulgaria's Ambassador to France Marin Raykov has been tipped as the most likely caretaker Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 09:05

Bulgaria's Caretaker Govt to Have 3 Deputy Prime Ministers

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is expected to appoint a caretaker government on Tuesday afternoon.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 08:28

Bulgaria's President to Name Caretaker Govt

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is expected to reveal the names in the caretaker government on Tuesday, instead of Wednesday as it was the earlier deadline.

Politics » Domestic | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 07:47

Society

Bulgarian MPs Showered with Toilet Paper

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament were showered with toilet paper and diapers while showing for one of their last workdays,

Society | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 13:41

Bulgarians Stranded at Paris Beauvais Airport

A group of Bulgarians have been stranded overnight at the Beauvais Airport in the French capital Paris.

Society | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 12:37

Bulgarian Cathedral to Avoid Power Cut thanks to Donations

The electricity bill of the St. Marina metropolitan cathedral in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv will be paid with donations, thereby preventing a power cut.

Society | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 10:40

Bulgaria Replaces Eurovision Song over Copyright Issues

The Bulgarian National Television has announced that it is withdrawing the song Kismet from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Society » Culture | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 15:18

Crime

Abducted Daughter of Bulgarian Drug Lord Still Missing - Top Cop

The ten-year-old daughter of Bulgarian drug kingpin Evelin Banev has not been discovered yet, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said.

Crime | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:19

Bulgaria to Probe 'American' TPPs

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office is launching a probe in the contracts for long-term purchase of electric power from the so-called "American" Thermal Power Plants.

Crime | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:17

Views on BG

BBC: Bulgarian President Names New Caretaker Government

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has announced a caretaker cabinet, following weeks without a government.

Views on BG | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 19:35

World

Papal Conclave to Elect Successor to Benedict XVI Starts

The papal conclave tasked with electing a successor to retired Pope Benedict XVI begins Tuesday in Vatican City.

World | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 09:57

Novinite Insider

Maxim Behar: Prince Charles Brought UK Business to Bulgaria

Maxim Behar is a Bulgarian businessman, PR expert, journalist and diplomat.

Novinite Insider » Interview | March 12, 2013, Tuesday // 17:43
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