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Business

Infamous Banker: Bulgarian Media Is 'Too' Free
Bulgaria's Transport Minister to Organize Meeting with Creditors of State Railway Co
Banks in Cyprus to Reopen Tuesday
Putin Approves Cyprus Bailout, Suggests Loan Restructuring
Bulgaria's Outgoing GERB Gave away BGN 41 M in Contracts
Ex Bulgarian FinMin Confirms Plan to Axe Flat Tax
Cyprus, Troika Seal Bailout Deal
2 Banks Offer EUR 250 M Loan to Bulgarian Energy Holding

Politics

UK PM Cameron 'Toughens' Measures against EU Migrants
Bulgaria Absorbed BGN 1.3 M in EU Funds by end-February 2013
Barroso: EU Will Show Solidarity with Cypriot People
EU Registers Increase in Asylum Applications
Bulgarian Nationalists Wink to Former Rulers ahead of Elections
Doubts Cast over Bulgaria's Stoichkov-Led Student Protest Movement
Bulgaria Caretaker PM Calls on Interior to Eliminate Vote-Buying

Society

Bomb Threat Closes again Sofia's Main Courthouse
Orthodox Bulgaria Celebrates Annunciation
Bulgarian Govt Blocks Uncovered Construction in Protected Area
Feeble Earthquake Registered in SE Bulgaria
Code Yellow over Heavy Rains Declared for Southern Bulgaria
Fresh Illegal Construction Under Way in Bulgarian Protected Area
Unknown Life Forms Found in Sub-Antarctic Waters
Historical Bulgarian Town Sustains 'Hurricane' Damage
German Cinemas Start Screening Bulgaria's "Tilt"

Sports

Bulgaria Grabs 6 Medals at European Wrestling Challenge

Crime

Bulgarian Anti-mafia Unit: Kingpin's Daughter Abducted for His Silence
Bulgarian Court Exonerates Ex Illegal Assets Agency Head
Bulgaria Reopens Case Implicating Ex PM in Police Murder

Novinite Insider

Why?

Business

Infamous Banker: Bulgarian Media Is 'Too' Free

Current Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, provides cover-up and protection for particular business interests, according to banker Tsvetan Vassilev (Corporate Commercial Bank, CCB).

Business | March 25, 2013, Monday // 12:53

Bulgaria's Transport Minister to Organize Meeting with Creditors of State Railway Co

Bulgarian caretaker Transport Minister Kristian Krastev will organize a meeting with the largest creditors of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) on Monday to discuss the future of the heavily indebted company.

Business | March 25, 2013, Monday // 12:00

Banks in Cyprus to Reopen Tuesday

Most of banks in Cyprus will reopen on Tuesday, March 23, announced the Central Bank of Cyprus Monday.

Business » Finance | March 25, 2013, Monday // 19:56

Putin Approves Cyprus Bailout, Suggests Loan Restructuring

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a statement suggesting support for the bailout agreement reached between the EU and Cyprus.

Business » Finance | March 25, 2013, Monday // 15:34

Bulgaria's Outgoing GERB Gave away BGN 41 M in Contracts

The former Cabinet of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, have given away at least BGN 41 M in public tenders in the last days of their rule.

Business » Finance | March 25, 2013, Monday // 11:05

Ex Bulgarian FinMin Confirms Plan to Axe Flat Tax

If it wins the election, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, will abolish the flat tax and reverse to a progressive income tax.

Business » Finance | March 25, 2013, Monday // 10:12

Cyprus, Troika Seal Bailout Deal

The Eurozone finance ministers have reached a deal on the EUR 10 B bailout for Cyprus, whichis to avert the collapse of the country's banking system and the use of the EUR.

Business » Finance | March 25, 2013, Monday // 08:12

2 Banks Offer EUR 250 M Loan to Bulgarian Energy Holding

Deutsche Bank and Citi Group have declared their readiness to provide a loan of up to EUR 250 M to the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), according to a media statement posted on the website of BEH.

Business » Energy | March 25, 2013, Monday // 16:29

Politics

UK PM Cameron 'Toughens' Measures against EU Migrants

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced measures to restrict immigrants' access to state support for unemployment, housing and health care.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2013, Monday // 18:07

Bulgaria Absorbed BGN 1.3 M in EU Funds by end-February 2013

Bulgaria has absorbed around BGN 1.3 M in EU funds in the first two months of 2013 under the seven operational programs, according to information of the Finance Ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2013, Monday // 17:10

Barroso: EU Will Show Solidarity with Cypriot People

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has issued a statement saluting the bailout deal reached between Cyprus and the EU, and pledging solidarity with Cypriots.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2013, Monday // 15:06

EU Registers Increase in Asylum Applications

The number of asylum seekers in Europe is growing due to global conflicts and poverty, according to data of the EU statistics office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2013, Monday // 14:08

Bulgarian Nationalists Wink to Former Rulers ahead of Elections

Bulgarian nationalist Ataka party submitted to national election authorities its registration for May 12 early general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 25, 2013, Monday // 19:15

Doubts Cast over Bulgaria's Stoichkov-Led Student Protest Movement

Activists, analysts and officials from various circles in Bulgaria have come to question the authenticity of the recently student protest movement.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 25, 2013, Monday // 17:13

Bulgaria Caretaker PM Calls on Interior to Eliminate Vote-Buying

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has called on police officers to do everything possible to eliminate vote-buying at the upcoming early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 25, 2013, Monday // 12:42

Society

Bomb Threat Closes again Sofia's Main Courthouse

A bomb alert for the Sofia City Court has caused the evacuation of the main courthouse in the Bulgarian capital Monday morning.

Society | March 25, 2013, Monday // 11:50

Orthodox Bulgaria Celebrates Annunciation

Bulgarian Christians celebrate Monday one of the most important Christian holidays - Annunciation.

Society | March 25, 2013, Monday // 08:46

Bulgarian Govt Blocks Uncovered Construction in Protected Area

Bulgaria's Ministry of Infrastructure has ordered the cessation of construction activities in a site in the Ropotamo nature reserve near the Black Sea.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 20:37

Feeble Earthquake Registered in SE Bulgaria

A weak earthquake of magnitude 3 on the Richter scale has been recorded Monday evening near the town of Topolovgrad in southeastern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 20:13

Code Yellow over Heavy Rains Declared for Southern Bulgaria

Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been declared over parts of southern Bulgaria due to heavy rains expected Tuesday.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 19:37

Fresh Illegal Construction Under Way in Bulgarian Protected Area

Construction is under way in the heart of Bulgaria's Ropotamo nature reserve, alarmed Monday investigative website Bivol.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 18:14

Unknown Life Forms Found in Sub-Antarctic Waters

Russian researchers have discovered bacteria yet unknown to science in a water sample drawn from the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 16:40

Historical Bulgarian Town Sustains 'Hurricane' Damage

About 500 acres of pine forests have been destroyed by hurricane-like winds that ravaged the Bulgarian historical town of Koprivshtitsa Friday into Saturday.

Society » Environment | March 25, 2013, Monday // 09:08

German Cinemas Start Screening Bulgaria's "Tilt"

Screenings of Bulgarian post-communist drama movie "Tilt" of director Viktor Chuchkov Jr. in Germany will start on May 9.

Society » Culture | March 25, 2013, Monday // 13:35

Sports

Bulgaria Grabs 6 Medals at European Wrestling Challenge

Bulgaria has won a total of six medals at the European Championship in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Bulgarian Wrestling Federation announced.

Sports | March 25, 2013, Monday // 09:38

Crime

Bulgarian Anti-mafia Unit: Kingpin's Daughter Abducted for His Silence

Sources from Bulgaria's Main Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime, GDBOP, have confirmed off-the-record that the recent kidnapping of the daughter of alleged Bulgarian drug lord Evelin Banev AKA Brendo was done to keep him tight-lipped in Court.

Crime | March 25, 2013, Monday // 14:59

Bulgarian Court Exonerates Ex Illegal Assets Agency Head

Todor Kolarov, the former head of Bulgaria's Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from Criminal Activity, has been exonerated of conflict of interests by the Sofia Administrative Court.

Crime | March 25, 2013, Monday // 14:03

Bulgaria Reopens Case Implicating Ex PM in Police Murder

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, has ordered the reopening of the investigation in the notorious case in the death of Todor Todorov AKA Chakara.

Crime | March 25, 2013, Monday // 13:44

Novinite Insider

Why?

1. Why have Bulgarian caretaker Ministers engaged in a flurry of interviews instead of doing what needs to be done?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 25, 2013, Monday // 13:18
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