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ARCHIVE - 16 March 2013

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Business

PM: No 'Immediate' Threat for Bulgaria's Fiscal Reserve

Bulgaria's state finances are in order and there is no need to worry that the fiscal reserve is depleted, according to new caretaker PM Marin Raykov.

Business | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 12:55

Bulgarian Prosecution Requests CEZ License Revocation

The prosecution in Bulgaria has requested the revocation of the license of Czech power utility CEZ over massive regulatory breaches, revealed Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 19:46

Bulgaria to Hold International Audit of Energy Sector

The Bulgarian government will within 10 days appoint an international auditor to review the country's energy sector, stated caretaker Minister of Regional Development Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Business » Energy | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 13:45

Bulgaria to Open 2 New Visa Centers in Russia

The Bulgarian government will open two new visa application centers in Russia, in Omsk and Murmansk, announced the director of Bulgaria's Moscow consulate Angel Georgiev.

Business » Tourism | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 16:31

Politics

Bulgaria Won't Initiate Hezbollah Blacklisting - New PM

Bulgaria does not intend to initiate a procedure to include Hezbollah in the EU's terrorist organizations list, stated Bulgarian caretaker PM Marin Raykov.

Politics » Defense | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 10:05

Bulgarian Socialists Propose 100-Day Rescue Plan

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has presented a 'rescue plan' to wrestle the country from the economic and political crisis following early elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 18:47

Political Crisis Eats Support for Bulgaria's GERB, Socialists - Survey

Support for Bulgaria's two largest parties - recent rulers GERB and opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party - has shrunk in March following the events that led to the resignation of GERB PM Boyko Borisov, according to an opinion survey.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 15:45

Caretaker Cabinet Vows to Ensure Fair Elections in Bulgaria

New Bulgarian caretaker PM Marin Raykov has reiterated his pledge to conduct free and fair snap elections in the country mid-May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 11:30

Society

Emergency Situation in Central Bulgaria's Gabrovo Continues

The emergency situation in the central Bulgarian municipality of Gabrovo has not been lifted as expected Saturday.

Society » Environment | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 19:21

Anti-Flood Measures Taken in Bulgaria's Top Winter Resort

Intensive snow melting in the Pirin Mountains might cause a doubling of water levels in the rivers passing through Bulgaria's nearby prime winter resort, Bansko.

Society » Environment | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 18:09

Danube Expected to Reach Critically High Level in Bulgaria

The level of the Danube river in the Bulgarian stretch is expected to reach critically high levels Monday, stated Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment.

Society » Environment | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 14:16

Blasting Winds Calm Down in Bulgaria's Gabrovo Region

The emergency situation imposed on Gabrovo municipality over excessively high winds is expected to be lifted Saturday, said mayor Tanya Hristova.

Society » Environment | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 12:20

Helloween, Gamma Ray Rock Sofia

Iconic German power metal bands Helloween and Gamma Ray gave an intensive joint show in Bulgarian capital Sofia Friday evening.

Society » Culture | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 10:50

World

Assad Calls on BRICS Countries to Intervene in Syria

Embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has called on the BRICS countries to invest efforts and end the civil war that has dragged for 2 years now.

World | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 17:30

Tanks Rescue People from Blizzard in Hungary

Military tanks were mobilized to help people trapped after massive snowfall blocked scores of vehicles on Hungary's roads.

World | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 16:14

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles

North Korea has launched two small range ballistic missiles, according to reports by South Korea's armed forces.

World | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 14:52
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