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Business

Bulgaria's Food Bank Names New Head of Board

Dejan Glescic, Director of Marketing and Communication at SG EkspresBank Bulgaria, has been named chairman of the Board at the Bulgarian Food Bank.

Business | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 17:24

New CEO Heads Kraft Foods Bulgaria

Ivaylo Naydenov has been appointed at the beginning of March as the new executive director of Kraft Foods Bulgaria.

Business | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 14:59

Bulgaria Nixes Contract with Czech Consultant for Bourse Sale

Bulgaria has suspected the contract with Czech company Patria Corporate Finance after decided to abandon the privatization of the bourse.

Business » Finance | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 14:19

Bulgaria's Bourse Sale Fails

Bulgaria has given up on plans to find an investor for its only stock exchange and sell it during the first quarter of 2013.

Business » Finance | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 13:46

Bulgaria's New EconMin Axes Tourism Deputy

Bulgaria's newly appointed Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Asen Vasilev, has demanded the resignation of his deputy in charge of tourism, Ivo Marinov.

Business » Tourism | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 14:01

Politics

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Accuses EC of Using Double Standards

Bulgarian socialist MEP Iliyana Yotova has criticized the European Commission for deploying double standards in evaluating the fight against corruption in EU Member States.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 16:59

Bulgarian President Embarks on EU Summit Visit to Brussels

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has arrived in Brussels for a two-day EU leaders summit focused on reviewing economic policy and promoting jobs and growth.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 14:42

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs: EC Monitoring Mechanism Is Inefficient

Bulgarian and Romanian MEPs have opposed the cooperation and verification mechanism of the European Commission (CVM) deployed to monitor reforms in the sphere of justice and home affairs in the two countries for the past six years.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 12:22

Alert over Bulgarian Ex PM Assassination Plot Unreliable - Prosecutor

There is no reliable information implicating ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan in the preparation of an attack against Boyko Borisov at the time when he was Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry, according to Chief Prosecutor Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 16:07

Bulgarian E-Govt Minister: Computers Won't Destroy Jobs

The implementation of an electronic government in Bulgaria will not have a harmful effect on jobs, newly appointed Minister Roman Vasilev has assured.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 10:58

Bulgarian Parliament Officially Adjourned

Bulgaria's Parliament has been officially adjourned ahead of the upcoming snap elections due to take place on May 12.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 10:32

Bulgaria's 41st Parliament to Hold Its Last Session Thursday

Bulgaria's 41st Parliament is to hold its very last session on Thursday, one day after President Rosen Plevneliev issued a decree that adjourned it.

Politics » Domestic | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 08:14

Society

Young Lady Killed as Gusty Winds Hit Bulgaria

A young woman has been killed by a scaffolding in the town of Gabrovo, Northern Bulgaria, as strong winds hit the country.

Society | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 21:36

Bulgarian Catholic Bishop Praises New Pope's Humility

Christo Proykov, the Bulgarian Greek Catholic Bishop of Sofia, has lauded the election of Pope Francis, emphasizing his humbleness.

Society | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 11:46

Life of Sofia Self-Immolator Still in Danger

The life of the 52-year-old man who set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in downtown Sofia remains in danger, newly appointed caretaker Health Minister Nikolay Petrov said Thursday.

Society | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 09:36

Crime

Bulgaria Ex Agriculture Minister Fully Cleared in Court

Ventsislav Varbanov, Bulgaria's former agriculture minister in the right-wing government of Ivan Kostov, has been conclusively cleared of embezzlement charges.

Crime | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 18:48

Sofia City Prosecutor May Face Disciplinary Proceedings

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has submitted a proposal with the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) for initiating disciplinary proceedings against Sofia City Prosecutor Nikolay Kokinov over a breach of the system for random assignment of lawsuit

Crime | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 14:16

Sofia Appellate Prosecutor Resigns amid Disciplinary Proceedings

Sofia Appellate Prosecutor Angel Iliev has resigned as an administrative head of the unit.

Crime | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 13:17

Deranged Man Throws Acid at Bulgarian Prostitutes in France

A 46-year old "dissatisfied customer" who threw acid at three Bulgarian prostitutes in Lyon has been arrested, according to French media.

Crime | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 12:41

Bulgaria's High-Profile 'Octopus' Trial Back in Court

A Bulgarian court will convene on March 14 to resume the hearings in a high profile criminal case, known as "Octopus".

Crime | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 08:57

Views on BG

Bulgaria Cabinet Faces Tough Task of Tackling Poverty

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has told the BBC that the interim government he appointed on Tuesday must turn Bulgaria in a new direction, towards transparency, efficiency, and cooperation.

Views on BG | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 07:33

World

New Pope Warns Catholic Church of Turning into NGO

Pope Francis has warned the Catholic Church would become "a compassionate NGO" without spiritual renewal.

World | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 21:05

Pope Francis Ends First Day with Mass

Pope Francis has spent his first day at the helm of the Catholic Church meeting people in Rome ahead of a Sistine Chapel Mass with cardinals.

World | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 18:18

Francis Begins Papacy with Prayer

Pope Francis has begun his first day at the helm of the Catholic Church with a private prayer ahead of Mass with cardinals later on Thursday.

World | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 15:23

Xi Jinping Named China's New President

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping was elected Chinese President Thursday morning at the session of the 12th National People's Congress.

World | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 07:13

Novinite Insider

Born in the USA

Bulgaria is in safe hands, not linked to the discredited political class.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 10:52

Letters to the Editor

Open Letter to UKIP's Nigel Farage on Insulting Bulgarians

Dear Mr Farage,

Letters to the Editor | March 14, 2013, Thursday // 15:56
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