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Business

Rosatom: Bulgaria's Conclusive Suspension of Belene NPP Will Not Affect Arbitration Proceedings

The recent decision of the Bulgarian Parliament for the conclusive termination of the Belene NPP project is unrelated to the proceedings worth EUR 1 B at the Court of Arbitration in Paris initiated by Russia against the National Electric Company (NEK), ac

Business » Energy | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 16:07

Politics

Russian Ambassador Touts Historical Ties to Attract Bulgarian Businesses

The "large Russian market" is open for the produce of Bulgarian SMEs, Russian Ambassador in Sofia Yuriy Isakov has stated.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 14:51

Bulgaria's President: No Member of Caretaker Govt Is Clear Yet

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has insisted that no member of the caretaker government is yet clear.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 20:06

Protesters in Bulgaria Draft Concrete Demands for Nationwide Rally

Protesters and representatives of NGOs gathered Saturday at a second round table discussion in Sofia to discuss demands for changes to the Election Code and decide on the coordination of the nationwide rally scheduled for March 3.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 18:24

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: It Is Too Late To Change Election Code

Commenting on proposals of protesters for the introduction of majority voting, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has said that there is not enough time to amend the Election Code, given that President Rosen Plevneliev has alr

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 16:53

HP's Sasha Bezuhanova Tipped to Become Bulgaria's Caretaker PM

Sasha Bezuhanova, a senior executive at HP, will head Bulgaria's caretaker government until the May 12 elections, according to Yane Yanev, leader of the marginal conservative party RZS ("Order, Law, Justice").

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 12:41

Bulgaria's Devt Minister: We Should Have Boosted the Economy

Bulgaria's resigining Borisov Cabinet made a mistake because it failed to boost the economy once it established financial stability, its Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova stated Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 12:01

Borisov Must Be Investigated for Acquiring Media, Ex PM Says

Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov must be investigated for trading influence, former Bulgarian PM and right-wing opposition leader Ivan Kostov has stated.

Politics » Domestic | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 11:25

Society

Bulgarians in Chicago, Toronto to Stage Rallies Supporting Bulgaria's Protests

Not unlike their compatriots from across Europe, Bulgarians living in Chicago and Toronto are planning to stage demonstrations in support of the National Day of Protests in Bulgaria scheduled of March 3, Bulgaria's Liberation Day.

Society | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 15:12

Bulgarians Across Europe Set to Support National Protest on Liberation Day

Bulgarians from a total of 24 cities across Europea are planning to stage demonstrations in support of the national protest against monopolies and corruption scheduled for March 3, Bulgaria's Liberation Day.

Society | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 13:39

Sports

Bulgaria Wrestling Team Coach Starts Hunger Strike to Protest IOC Proposal

Armen Nazaryan, coach of the Bulgarian national wrestling team, has started a hunger strike against the proposal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take the sport off the 2020 Olympic Games program.

Sports | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 17:25

Crime

Security Guards Shoot Dead Roma Scrap Thief in Sofia

A teenager of Roma origin who was trying to steal scrap metal has een shot dead in the Bulgarian capital Sofia by a security guard.

Crime | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 14:11

World

Dozens Perish in Syria Civil War Battle on Turkish Border

A ferocious battle on the outskirts of the northern city of Raqa, near the Turkish border, killed dozens of Syrian troops and rebel fighters on Saturday, a watchdog reported.

World | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 10:42

Temporary Cover to Be Built over Collapsed Roof in Chernobyl

A temporary cover will be built above the collapsed section of Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, the chief engineer said late.

World | March 2, 2013, Saturday // 10:04
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