ARCHIVE - 19 March 2013
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OTE, Greece's biggest telecoms operator has extended by a month the deadline for bidders in the sale of its Bulgarian unit, Globul.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:53
A working group of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) has proposed a reduction in gas prices by 3.89% from April 1 from the current rate of BGN 656.47 to BGN 630.94 per 1000 cubic meters, VAT and excise duty excluded.
Energy company EVN has announced that it will take legal action against Bulgaria if it is unable to negotiate concessions over an electricity dispute.
Traycho Traykov, former Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, has commented that the long-term contracts for purchasing electricity from the American Maritsa Iztok 1 (AES Galabovo) and Maritsa Iztok 3 thermal power plants are unprofitable.
Bulgaria's Council of Ministries has launched a public tender for the restoration of the State summer residence Evsinograd, near the Black Sea city of Varna.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has expressed his regret that the country has not had an Ambassador to the Vatican for more than a year and a half now.
French Ambassador to Bulgaria Philippe Autie has assured Bulgaria that it will enter the Schengen Agreement.
Two opposition parties have demanded the dismissal of Romania's Foreign Minister over the country's failure to join the Schengen Agreement.
Bulgarian socialist MEP Iliyana Yotova has been elected Deputy Chair of the Special Committee on Organized Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM) at the European Parliament.
The Municipal Electoral Commission in the Bulgarian city of Varna has expectedly accepted the resignation of former Mayor Kiril Yordanov.
The Deputy Mayor of Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna, Associated Professor Dr. Hristo Bozov is taking over the City Hall until the snap election.
The caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Marin Raykov, never had a US citizenship despite being born Washington DC.
Parties and coalitions, willing to join the race in Bulgaria's snap general election in May, started submitting documents Tuesday for registration with the electoral body.
The 59-year-old Bulgarian miner who set himself on fire on Monday remains in serious condition according to local news agencies.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 19:54
Bulgaria's "Podkrepa" Labor Confederation has proposed an increase in child benefits for children of up to 2 years of age from the rate of BGN 240 per month to the current level of the minimum monthly wage, BGN 310.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 17:32
The employee responsible for the racial slur that appeared on Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's official website last year has been merely reprimanded, it was made clear on Tuesday.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:23
Simeon III Hassan, grandson of Bulgaria's former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg is now a Bulgarian citizen.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:21
Bulgarians abroad wishing to vote in the May 12 early general election have a deadline of April 11 to file an application to do so.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 13:09
A miner from the western town of Bobovdol has become the next Bulgarian setting himself on fire.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 08:10
Yulian Popov, caretaker Minister of Environment and Water, has argued that Bulgaria is the country with the least energy-efficient economy.
Water level at the Bulgarian city of Vidin on the Danube river has reached 775 cm which is prompting the country to declare first degree alert.
Another woman, 56, has passed away at Sofia's emergency Pirogov hospital, raising the dead toll in the shooting incident to four.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 11:51
Ivan Kalukov, 67, has passed away overnight in Sofia's Military Medical Academy from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 09:01
The Cypriot Parliament has expectedly rejected the international bailout package that involves taxing ordinary depositors to pay part of the bill.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 20:38
Seven Marines were killed as the result of an explosion during a Marine Corps training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 16:47
Analysts and politicians have joined the chorus of outrage against the proposed levy on deposits in Cyprus, slamming it as a government-sponsored larceny.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 15:53
Savers in Cyprus holding less than EUR 20,000 may be exempt from the controversial bank levy, the Cyprus finance ministry has suggested after the measure was slammed as sheer larceny.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 14:37
The Catholic Church officially inaugurated Pope Francis as the 266th pope on Tuesday morning.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 12:00
Pope Francis has already appeared in St Peter's Square in Rome ahead of the inauguration mass that marks the official start of his papacy.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 10:26
The world anticipates the mass for the official inauguration of Pope Francis, which will be held Tuesday morning on "St. Peter" square in the Vatican, Rome.
March 19, 2013, Tuesday // 08:24
Wanted: man of honor, good at economics, preferably not a former communist, no record of covering up mafia and shady deals, deeply patriotic and tough as old boots.
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