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ARCHIVE - 22 March 2013

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Business

Bulgarian Military Plant Sends 3000 Employees on Forced Leave
Bulgarian EconMin Makes Up His Mind, Reinstates Tourism Deputy
Bulgaria's AgriMin: Farming Is Ruined
Bulgarian Energy Minister Hints at Regulatory Changes, Senior-Level Reshuffle
Bulgarian Military Plant to Take Bank Loan to Pay Overdue Salaries

Politics

Plevneliev: Bulgaria, Romania Scapegoated for Domestic Woes of EU Countries
EC Launches Media Freedom Talks over Bulgaria, Hungary, UK
Bulgarian NGO Urges Caretaker Govt, Trade Unions to Quit Populist Rhetoric
Sofia Protest Leaders Set Up Civic Movement to Participate in Early Elections
Ex Head of Bulgaria's State IT Company to Join Election Board
Bulgaria's Top Nationalist Boycotts Talks with Caretaker PM
Kuneva Eyes Becoming Bulgarian PM, Says Caretaker Govt is GERB 2.0
Head of Bulgaria's State-Owned IT Company Quits over Polls Scandal

Society

Putin's Bulgarian Shepherd Dog to Father Puppies - Report
Bulgaria Self-Immolation Death Toll Rises to 4
Varna City Hall Blockaded by Disgruntled Bulgarians
Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours, Strong Winds
Bulgaria Education Minister Vows New Job for Harlem Shake Teacher
Bulgarian Govt to Decide Fate of Embattled Harlem Shake Teacher
Bulgarian Govt Seeks to Halt Suicide Wave

Sports

Bulgaria Beats Malta 6:0 in UEFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
Malta Coach Worried ahead of Bulgaria Clash
Bulgaria Faces Off Malta in WC Qualifier without Spectators

Crime

Bomb Threat Evacuates Sofia 'Sharpshooter' Building

Views on BG

Millions Don't Help Roma Integration in Bulgaria

World

Cyprus Finance Minister: Russia Dumped Us, Things Get Serious
Merkel: EU Running Out of Patience with Cyprus
Gunman Kills 2 Colleagues at US Marine Base
Moscow Snubs Cyprus, Says Talks 'Have Finished'
Investment Solidarity Fund - Key in Cyprus New Plan
Bank of Cyprus: Next Move - Salvation or Destruction
Cyprus MPs Due to Vote on Plan B

Business

Bulgarian Military Plant Sends 3000 Employees on Forced Leave

A large number of the workers of the Arsenal military plant in the central Bulgarian city of Kazanlak have been sent on forced leave because of lack of orders.

Business | March 22, 2013, Friday // 18:16

Bulgarian EconMin Makes Up His Mind, Reinstates Tourism Deputy

Bulgaria's newly appointed Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Asen Vasilev, has decided to keep his deputy in charge of tourism, Ivo Marinov.

Business | March 22, 2013, Friday // 16:16

Bulgaria's AgriMin: Farming Is Ruined

Ninety percent of vegetables on the Bulgarian market are imported while livestock breeding is ruined despite the demand abroad for its products.

Business | March 22, 2013, Friday // 11:04

Bulgarian Energy Minister Hints at Regulatory Changes, Senior-Level Reshuffle

Bulgaria's caretaker Economy and Energy Minister Asen Vasilev has said that the country's energy sector needs a set of urgent measures, including regulatory changes and a senior-level reshuffle at state-owned companies.

Business » Energy | March 22, 2013, Friday // 19:02

Bulgarian Military Plant to Take Bank Loan to Pay Overdue Salaries

Some 4000 workers of Bulgaria's VMZ Sopot military plant, who have had their salaries delayed by a month, are expected to get payment after the arms manufacturer withdraws a loan from Corporate Commercial Bank.

Business » Industry | March 22, 2013, Friday // 19:58

Politics

Plevneliev: Bulgaria, Romania Scapegoated for Domestic Woes of EU Countries

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has opposed allegations of an influx of Bulgarian Roma to other EU Member States in an interview for German media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2013, Friday // 17:31

EC Launches Media Freedom Talks over Bulgaria, Hungary, UK

Bulgaria is among the negative examples of media practices, used by the European Commission to ground the need of large-scale consultations on media freedom on the Old Continent.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2013, Friday // 12:43

Bulgarian NGO Urges Caretaker Govt, Trade Unions to Quit Populist Rhetoric

The Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) has called on the caretaker government and trade unions to stop populist talk and generate reasonable proposals for measures to speed the economic recovery.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 16:32

Sofia Protest Leaders Set Up Civic Movement to Participate in Early Elections

Three prominent Bulgarian protest leaders have established a civic movement which will take part in the May 12 early elections in partnership with the Democratic Civic Initiative party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 15:22

Ex Head of Bulgaria's State IT Company to Join Election Board

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister, Marin Raykov, has invited Prof Mihail Konstantinov to join the election board at the Council of Ministries.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 14:08

Bulgaria's Top Nationalist Boycotts Talks with Caretaker PM

The leader of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, declined the invitation to hold talks Friday with Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister, Marin Raykov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 13:33

Kuneva Eyes Becoming Bulgarian PM, Says Caretaker Govt is GERB 2.0

Bulgaria's former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has strongly criticized the country's current caretaker government, stating that it is merely an upgraded version of ex-PM Boyko Borisov's GERB cabinet.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 11:52

Head of Bulgaria's State-Owned IT Company Quits over Polls Scandal

The head of Bulgaria's state-owned IT company Information Services has resigned as the firm was about to be eliminated from the competition for counting the ballots at the early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 22, 2013, Friday // 09:49

Society

Putin's Bulgarian Shepherd Dog to Father Puppies - Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon enjoy the company of a bunch of adorable Bulgarian shepherd puppies, according to a report.

Society | March 22, 2013, Friday // 14:54

Bulgaria Self-Immolation Death Toll Rises to 4

A 41-year-old man who set himself on fire in Northeastern Bulgaria has passed away, raising the death toll to four in the country's unprecedented self-immolation wave.

Society | March 22, 2013, Friday // 11:00

Varna City Hall Blockaded by Disgruntled Bulgarians

Protesting people in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna staged a human chain Friday morning blocking the entrances of the City Hall.

Society | March 22, 2013, Friday // 10:33

Bulgaria under Code Yellow over Downpours, Strong Winds

Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been declared for Friday in nearly the whole Bulgaria due to expected torrential rains and strong winds.

Society » Environment | March 22, 2013, Friday // 08:32

Bulgaria Education Minister Vows New Job for Harlem Shake Teacher

Bulgaria's caretaker Education Minister has vowed to find a job for Hristo Danev, the teacher who was dismissed after doing the Harlem Shake dance with his students in the school yard.

Society » Education | March 22, 2013, Friday // 21:00

Bulgarian Govt to Decide Fate of Embattled Harlem Shake Teacher

Bulgaria's Education Minister will have to decide the fate of Hristo Danev, the teacher who was recently dismissed after performing the Harlem Shake dance with his students in the school yard.

Society » Education | March 22, 2013, Friday // 14:12

Bulgarian Govt Seeks to Halt Suicide Wave

Bulgaria's Health Ministry has reiterated that it will launch a campaign for the prevention of suicides in the country.

Society » Health | March 22, 2013, Friday // 12:29

Sports

Bulgaria Beats Malta 6:0 in UEFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Bulgaria's national football team beat Malta 6:0 in a qualification game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Sports | March 22, 2013, Friday // 20:34

Malta Coach Worried ahead of Bulgaria Clash

Malta's national coach Pietro Ghedin has admitted that he is worried ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia.

Sports | March 22, 2013, Friday // 10:28

Bulgaria Faces Off Malta in WC Qualifier without Spectators

Bulgaria will play with no audience its qualifying game on March 22 in Sofia against the team of Malta.

Sports | March 22, 2013, Friday // 10:00

Crime

Bomb Threat Evacuates Sofia 'Sharpshooter' Building

A bomb alert has caused the evacuation of the building in downtown Sofia from which notorious Bulgarian drug lord Zlatomir Ivanov aka Baretata (The Beret), was shot at and wounded on January 29.

Crime | March 22, 2013, Friday // 11:33

Views on BG

Millions Don't Help Roma Integration in Bulgaria

Deutsche Welle

Views on BG | March 22, 2013, Friday // 09:10

World

Cyprus Finance Minister: Russia Dumped Us, Things Get Serious

Cyprus finance minister has admitted the situation is getting tougher after Russia spurned its offers of assets for a financial rescue package.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 13:31

Merkel: EU Running Out of Patience with Cyprus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Cyprus on Friday that its eurozone partners were running out of patience in talks over a bailout plan.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 13:30

Gunman Kills 2 Colleagues at US Marine Base

A Marine opened fire on two of his comrades Thursday night at a base in Quantico, Virginia, before turning the gun on himself, leaving all three dead, according to military officials.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 12:59

Moscow Snubs Cyprus, Says Talks 'Have Finished'

Talks between Russia and Cyprus on a possible financial rescue package have ended without result, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday to the chagrin of the crisis-hit country.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 11:26

Investment Solidarity Fund - Key in Cyprus New Plan

The establishment of a state "investment solidarity fund" is expected to be a key component in the bills MPs in Cyprus will vote on Friday in a bid to raise the funds for an international bailout.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 09:29

Bank of Cyprus: Next Move - Salvation or Destruction

The Bank of Cyprus has warned the country is hanging between salvation and destruction as MPs are desperately struggling to raise the funds the country needs to secure an international bailout.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 08:09

Cyprus MPs Due to Vote on Plan B

MPs in Cyprus are about to start voting on a series of bills that aim to raise the funds the country needs to secure an international bailout.

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 07:40
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