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ARCHIVE - 15 March 2013

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Business

10 Candidates File Bids for 32km Section of Kalotina-Sofia Hwy
Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate Hits 12.3% in 2012
Foreign Direct Investments in Bulgaria Plummet Jan 2013 Y/Y
Bulgaria Explains Axing Bourse Sale
Grid Access Fee for Renewable Energy Producers Revoked by Bulgarian Supreme Court
Bulgarian NGOs to Appeal Gold Mining Concession for Krumovgrad Deposit at EC
Bulgarian Tourism Sector Outraged by Deputy Minister Axing

Politics

Bulgarian President Pledges Fiscal Stability before EU
UK Petition against Bulgarians, Romanians Gains Steam
Bulgarian Ex-PM Misses EPP Meeting over Health Problems
Vanya Stoyneva Appointed Bulgaria's Deputy Labor Minister
Bulgaria Caretaker PM Distributes Functions among Deputies
Bulgarian PM: Caretaker Govt Will Not Make Political Judgments
Bulgarian Parties Snap Election Sign-Up Starts March 19
Bulgarian Caretaker PM, Left-Wing Leader to Discuss Elections
Bulgarian Left-Winger Claims Ex-Rulers Would Mar Elections

Society

Bulgarian Living in UK Wins Lottery Twice in 2 Years
Bulgaria's Latest Self-Immolator Remains in Critical Condition
Bulgaria Drops to 57th in UN Human Development Index
Blizzard Strands Scores of Bulgarians in Hungary
Gabrovo Municipality Remains under Disaster Emergency
Strong Winds Warning Issued for Most of Bulgaria

Sports

Bulgarian Caretaker Sports Minister Presents 2 Deputies, Chief of Staff
Legendary Bulgarian Gymnast Tipped for Deputy Sports Min

Crime

Bulgarian 'Octopus': Senior Officials Linked to Kingpin's Child Kidnap

Views on BG

Self-Immolation in Bulgaria Isn't as New as You Might Think

World

Venezuela's Late President Chavez Makes Final Journey
Vatican Denies Dirty War Allegations against Pope
Li Keqiang Named China's New PM

Novinite Insider

For How Much Longer Will This Last?

Business

10 Candidates File Bids for 32km Section of Kalotina-Sofia Hwy

Ten companies have filed bids for the construction of a 32-km stretch of the Kalotina-Sofia highway according to Lazar Lazarov, Chair of Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency.

Business | March 15, 2013, Friday // 15:09

Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate Hits 12.3% in 2012

In 2012, the unemployment rate in Bulgaria was 12.3%, by 1.0% higher compared to of 2011.

Business | March 15, 2013, Friday // 14:24

Foreign Direct Investments in Bulgaria Plummet Jan 2013 Y/Y

Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria for January 2013 increased by EUR 31.4 M (0.1% of GDP), according to flash estimates released by the Bulgarian Central Bank, BNB, on Friday.

Business » Finance | March 15, 2013, Friday // 18:02

Bulgaria Explains Axing Bourse Sale

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has listed two official reasons for Bulgaria giving up on plans to find an investor for its only stock exchange and sell it during the first quarter of 2013.

Business » Finance | March 15, 2013, Friday // 14:40

Grid Access Fee for Renewable Energy Producers Revoked by Bulgarian Supreme Court

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has revoked the grid access fee for renewable energy producers introduced in September 2012.

Business » Energy | March 15, 2013, Friday // 11:23

Bulgarian NGOs to Appeal Gold Mining Concession for Krumovgrad Deposit at EC

Civic associations plan to appeal the gold mining concession for a deposit located near the southern Bulgarian city of Krumovgrad at the European Commission.

Business » Industry | March 15, 2013, Friday // 13:36

Bulgarian Tourism Sector Outraged by Deputy Minister Axing

Bulgarian tourism branch is threatening to stage a mass nationwide rally if Ivo Marinov, Deputy Economy Minister in Charge of Tourism is not reinstated at the post.

Business » Tourism | March 15, 2013, Friday // 16:50

Politics

Bulgarian President Pledges Fiscal Stability before EU

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has declared in Brussels his country will maintain strict fiscal discipline and stability.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2013, Friday // 17:25

UK Petition against Bulgarians, Romanians Gains Steam

Over 100 000 Britons have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to extend labor market restrictions for Romanian and Bulgarian workers beyond January 1, 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2013, Friday // 11:29

Bulgarian Ex-PM Misses EPP Meeting over Health Problems

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has missed the European Peoples Party summit in Brussels due to his recent health problems.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2013, Friday // 10:34

Vanya Stoyneva Appointed Bulgaria's Deputy Labor Minister

Vanya Stoyneva has been appointed Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy in Bulgaria's caretaker government.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2013, Friday // 16:56

Bulgaria Caretaker PM Distributes Functions among Deputies

Bulgaria's Caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has divided the responsibilities for the coordination of the activity of the different ministries and state agencies among the three Deputy Prime Ministers.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2013, Friday // 16:34

Bulgarian PM: Caretaker Govt Will Not Make Political Judgments

Bulgaria's newly appointed Prime Minister Marin Raykov has rejected the proposal of left-wing opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, leader Sergey Stanishev to audit the resigned GERB Cabinet and to dismiss all deputy ministers still holding their pos

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2013, Friday // 13:27

Bulgarian Parties Snap Election Sign-Up Starts March 19

Parties and coalitions, willing to join the race during Bulgaria's snap general election in May, can start submitting documents for registration with the electoral body on Tuesday, March 19.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2013, Friday // 11:56

Bulgarian Caretaker PM, Left-Wing Leader to Discuss Elections

Bulgaria's newly appointed Prime Minister Marin Raykov will meet with left-wing opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | March 15, 2013, Friday // 08:36

Bulgarian Left-Winger Claims Ex-Rulers Would Mar Elections

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has stated that the country's Interior Ministery cannot guarantee fair elections, since it is still controlled by the former center-right GERB government.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 15, 2013, Friday // 13:49

Society

Bulgarian Living in UK Wins Lottery Twice in 2 Years

A Bulgarian man living in the UK could be one of the luckiest men ever after winning the EuroMillions twice, less than two years apart.

Society | March 15, 2013, Friday // 12:30

Bulgaria's Latest Self-Immolator Remains in Critical Condition

The life of the 52-year-old Bulgarian man who set himself ablaze in downtown Sofia on Wednesday remains in danger, according to medics.

Society | March 15, 2013, Friday // 12:06

Bulgaria Drops to 57th in UN Human Development Index

Bulgaria has been ranked 57th in UN's Human Development Index, the organization's new report shows.

Society | March 15, 2013, Friday // 09:19

Blizzard Strands Scores of Bulgarians in Hungary

A blizzard has stranded scores of Bulgarians in Hungary as the country's main roads have been buried under snow drifts for the second day now.

Society » Environment | March 15, 2013, Friday // 16:22

Gabrovo Municipality Remains under Disaster Emergency

The emergency situation declared last evening for the central Bulgarian municipality of Gabrovo due to hurricane-like winds with speeds over 120 km/h remains in place.

Society » Environment | March 15, 2013, Friday // 12:43

Strong Winds Warning Issued for Most of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's national weather service has declared code orange for the southern district of Sliven, where winds are expected to be blowing at speeds of up to 29 meters per second.

Society » Environment | March 15, 2013, Friday // 07:57

Sports

Bulgarian Caretaker Sports Minister Presents 2 Deputies, Chief of Staff

Petar Stoychev, appointed Sports Minister in Bulgaria's caretaker government, has presented his team – legendary gymnast Yordan Yovchev, former national basketball team player Ivan Tsenov, and administrative expert Vanya Karaganeva.

Sports | March 15, 2013, Friday // 12:07

Legendary Bulgarian Gymnast Tipped for Deputy Sports Min

Prominent gymnast Yordan Yovchev has been tipped to become Bulgaria's Deputy Sports Minister, according to a local media report.

Sports | March 15, 2013, Friday // 09:53

Crime

Bulgarian 'Octopus': Senior Officials Linked to Kingpin's Child Kidnap

Senior State officials are involved in the recent kidnapping of the daughter of alleged Bulgarian drug lord and in the shooting of top criminal Zlatomir Ivanov in downtown Sofia.

Crime | March 15, 2013, Friday // 15:40

Views on BG

Self-Immolation in Bulgaria Isn't as New as You Might Think

For the fourth time in one month, a Bulgarian citizen has self-immolated in an apparent protest against economic hardship and political corruption. The BBC reports:

Views on BG | March 15, 2013, Friday // 07:22

World

Venezuela's Late President Chavez Makes Final Journey

Thousands of Venezuelans are on the streets of Caracas to escort the body of their late president, Hugo Chavez, to its resting place.

World | March 15, 2013, Friday // 21:22

Vatican Denies Dirty War Allegations against Pope

The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis failed to speak out against human rights abuses during military rule in his native Argentina.

World | March 15, 2013, Friday // 19:43

Li Keqiang Named China's New PM

China's leaders have named Li Keqiang Prime Minister, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.

World | March 15, 2013, Friday // 06:56

Novinite Insider

For How Much Longer Will This Last?

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Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | March 15, 2013, Friday // 20:19