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Business

Expats Remain Bulgaria's Biggest 'Foreign Investor'

In January 2013, Bulgarians abroad have wired to their homeland twice more funds than the foreign direct investment, according to flash estimates released by the Bulgarian Central Bank, BNB.

Business » Finance | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:47

CEZ Bulgaria Denies Regulatory Breaches

Czech-owned power utility CEZ has always strictly adhered to Bulgarian legislation and the normative acts of the European Union, the company says in a press release.

Business » Energy | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 16:15

Politics

Bulgaria Welcomes Back 176 Rangers from Afghanistan

Bulgaria's caretaker Defense Minister, Todor Tagarev, officially welcomed back home Sunday 176 rangers from the country's NATO-led ISAF forces in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 19:00

Anti-EU Populists Gain Momentum in Britain - Poll

The surge in support for the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been confirmed by a new poll.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:51

Bulgarian EcoMin Gives up British Passport for Homeland Good

Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Environment and Waters, Yulian Popov, has initiated a procedure for giving up his British citizenship.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 18:26

Borisov Asks People, God for Forgiveness, Small Mob Boos Him

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, made his first public appearance after his resignation during a Sunday trip to the northwestern city of Lovech.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 17:52

Bulgarians Rally against Monopolies Once Again

Fresh protests against energy monopolies in Bulgaria are taking place on Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 10:40

Society

Protests Rallies in Bulgaria Recede, Marred by Disagreements

On Sunday, Bulgarians across the country staged once again demonstrations against high utility bills, monopolies, poverty, economic stagnation, corruption, and the political model of ruling the country after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989.

Society | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 17:09

Varna Protesters Clash with Police

Clashes with the police marked Sunday the protest rally in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna.

Society | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:30

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark Forgiveness Day

Bulgarians observe Sunday a self-styled traditional 'Forgiveness Day' on which everyone asks everyone to forgive his or her misdeeds over the passed year.

Society | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 10:02

Bulgarian Turks: Revival Process Should Be Included in Schoolbooks

The former Bulgarian Communist's regime attempt to forcefully assimilate Bulgarian Muslims, known and the "Revival Process", should be included in the country's history schoolbooks, according to the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS).

Society » Education | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 11:29

Irish, Irish at Heart Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is celebrated Sunday by the Irish and Irish at heart in big cities and small towns all around the world.

Society » Culture | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 15:56

Sports

Bulgaria's Berbatov Stuns His Ex Tottenham Team

Bulgarian star striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has scored Sunday the only goal for his team Fulham, securing its first win at White Hart Lane in 10 years.

Sports | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 19:55

Crime

Interpol Joins Search for Missing Bulgarian Girl in Italy

Interpol has joined the search for Marianna Cendron, an 18-year-old girl of Bulgarian origin, who lived with her adoptive parents in Italy.

Crime | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 12:00

Views on BG

Bonus Bulgar Benefits Rackets Exposed

A BULGARIAN crime racket could let tens of thousands of illegals sneak into Britain on fake IDs to claim benefits, a Sun investigation can reveal.

Views on BG | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 19:21

*Bulgarian Artist Christo Opens Gigantic ‘Air’ Sculpture in Ruhr

The largest inflatable object in the world has been unveiled in the city of Oberhasen in Germany’s Ruhr Valley. The sculpture,conceived by Bulgarian artist Christo, is being housed in a gigantic exhibition space.

Views on BG | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 16:30

World

Pope Francis Delivers Inaugural Angelus Prayer

Pope Francis has delivered the Angelus prayer and blessing before a crowd of many thousands gathered in St Peter's Square in Rome.

World | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 14:05

Cyprus Postpones EU Bailout Debate

The Cypriot Parliament has postponed the debate and vote on the levy on all bank deposits imposed to partially fund an international bailout needed to stave off bankruptcy.

World | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 13:23

North Korea Threatens to Strike Southern Islands

A North Korean propaganda website has warned of strikes against Southern islands and advised residents to leave.

World | March 17, 2013, Sunday // 12:39
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