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ARCHIVE - 29 March 2013

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Business

Cyprus Lifts Restrictions on Domestic Card Transactions
Bulgaria Replaces Senior State Railway Officials
BIA: Real Unemployment in Bulgaria Stands at 19.2%
Bids' Deadline for Bulgaria's Troubled Railways Expires
Zara Consult Joins Global Tax Advisory Alliance
Ex Bulgarian Regional Minister Slams Populist Caretaker Govt
Bulgaria Ups Monthly Retirement Pensions
CEZ Files Complaint with EU against Bulgarian Watchdog

Politics

Lebanon Vows to Cooperate in Burgas Bombing Investigation
Germany Wants to Blacklist Hezbollah - Report
New 'Snooping' Scandal Surfaces in Bulgaria
PACE Delegation Arrives in Bulgaria in Elections Eve
Bulgarian Pollsters at War over Controversial Results
71 Parties Register to Run in Bulgaria's Snap Elections

Society

Bulgaria to Test Emergency Siren System on April 1

Sports

Fulham Said to Fancy Bulgaria Goalie
Aston Villa Boss Praises Petrov's Bravery

Crime

Prosecutors to Check Bulgarian Interior Ministry over Wiretapping Claims
Bulgarian Busted with 33 kg of Heroin in Italy
Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Trial Resumes in Italy

Views on BG

*EU Chief: Britain's Bulgarian Migrant Debate Is Shameful

Press Corner

Zara Consult - Chartered Accountants, Business Advisors, Tax Consultants and Lawyers

World

Russia: North Korea Situation Could Spiral Out of Control
20 Remain Stranded on Ice Floes Near Latvia
Putin Attends Black Sea Military Exercises
Cyprus President: No Plans to Exit Eurozone

Novinite Insider

Why Is UK Afraid of Us?
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Business

Cyprus Lifts Restrictions on Domestic Card Transactions

The Cypriot central bank has removed all curbs on domestic credit and debit card payments, which were imposed amid concerns of a bank run following the country's EU-led bailout.

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 19:09

Bulgaria Replaces Senior State Railway Officials

Bulgarian Transport Minister Kristian Krastev has fired Vladimir Vladimirov, chairman of the Board of Directors of the troubled Bulgarian State Railways company, BDZ Holding.

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 18:20

BIA: Real Unemployment in Bulgaria Stands at 19.2%

The Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association, BIA, Bozhidar Danev, has reported new shocking data on the unemployment level in the country.

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 13:21

Bids' Deadline for Bulgaria's Troubled Railways Expires

The deadline for companies to submit their bids for privatization of the troubled Bulgarian State Railways company, BDZ Holding, expires Friday, March 29.

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 12:50

Zara Consult Joins Global Tax Advisory Alliance

Zara Consult Joins Global Tax Advisory Alliance

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 10:49

Ex Bulgarian Regional Minister Slams Populist Caretaker Govt

Bulgaria's former Regional Minister, Lilyana Pavlova, has slammed the decision of the caretaker government to redirect BGN 20 M in order to help the poor, labeling it pure populism.

Business | March 29, 2013, Friday // 09:06

Bulgaria Ups Monthly Retirement Pensions

Bulgaria's National Social Security Institute is presenting Friday the amendments to the Social Security Decrees which include the upcoming increase of retirement pensions.

Business » Finance | March 29, 2013, Friday // 08:33

CEZ Files Complaint with EU against Bulgarian Watchdog

Czech energy company CEZ has announced that it has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Bulgarian authorities' decision to take steps toward rescinding the firm's licence in the country.

Business » Energy | March 29, 2013, Friday // 17:25

Politics

Lebanon Vows to Cooperate in Burgas Bombing Investigation

Lebanon's outgoing Ambassador to Bulgaria has declared that her country's authorities are willing to co-operate fully with their Bulgarian counterparts in the investigation into last year's terrorist attack in Burgas.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 29, 2013, Friday // 19:51

Germany Wants to Blacklist Hezbollah - Report

Germany will reportedly request the placement of Hezbollah on the EU's list of terrorist groups if suspicions are confirmed that the organization was behind the bus bombing in Bulgaria last year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2013, Friday // 14:10

New 'Snooping' Scandal Surfaces in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, is ordering a probe over recent information the Interior Ministry has spied illegally on politicians, businessmen, magistrates and journalists.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2013, Friday // 09:47

PACE Delegation Arrives in Bulgaria in Elections Eve

A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is arriving in Bulgaria next week to conduct consultations on observing the upcoming snap general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 29, 2013, Friday // 11:40

Bulgarian Pollsters at War over Controversial Results

A scandal has flared among Bulgarian pollsters over recently published results, giving a huge lead to the centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, against the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 29, 2013, Friday // 10:56

71 Parties Register to Run in Bulgaria's Snap Elections

A total of seventy one political parties have submitted documents with the electoral body to join the race in Bulgaria's snap general elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 29, 2013, Friday // 08:03

Society

Bulgaria to Test Emergency Siren System on April 1

Bulgaria's emergency siren system will be tested at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 1, in ten Bulgarian cities, the Interior Ministry has announced.

Society | March 29, 2013, Friday // 17:52

Sports

Fulham Said to Fancy Bulgaria Goalie

Fulham are willing to snap up Bulgarian international goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov, according to a media report.

Sports | March 29, 2013, Friday // 16:55

Aston Villa Boss Praises Petrov's Bravery

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has praised Stiliyan Petrov as the club captain continues his battle against acute leukaemia.

Sports | March 29, 2013, Friday // 13:36

Crime

Prosecutors to Check Bulgarian Interior Ministry over Wiretapping Claims

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has sent a team of prosecutors to the country's Interior Ministry after allegations emerged that the Ministry has spied illegally on politicians, businessmen, magistrates and journalists.

Crime | March 29, 2013, Friday // 15:57

Bulgarian Busted with 33 kg of Heroin in Italy

A Bulgarian national transporting a total of 33 kilograms of cocaine in his vehicle has been nabbed by Italian authorities in the city of Ancona.

Crime | March 29, 2013, Friday // 14:49

Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Trial Resumes in Italy

A new session of the Court trial against the so-called "Cocaine Kings," including alleged Bulgarian drug lord Evelin Banev AKA Brendo, is taking place Friday in Italy.

Crime | March 29, 2013, Friday // 10:18

Views on BG

*EU Chief: Britain's Bulgarian Migrant Debate Is Shameful

THE EU’s human rights chief has warned British politicians to stop using “shameful rhetoric” to portray Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants as a scourge on society.

Views on BG | March 29, 2013, Friday // 12:05

Press Corner

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Press Corner | March 29, 2013, Friday // 10:19

World

Russia: North Korea Situation Could Spiral Out of Control

Russia cautioned against aggressive posturing in response to increasingly inflamed North Korean rhetoric on Friday, saying that it could spiral into violence.

World | March 29, 2013, Friday // 20:40

20 Remain Stranded on Ice Floes Near Latvia

Some 20 people remain stranded on two large ice floes near the shores of Latvia, according to the latest reports.

World | March 29, 2013, Friday // 16:27

Putin Attends Black Sea Military Exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the country's southern Black Sea region on Friday to attend large-scale military drills aimed at testing the combat readiness of units in the area, which will host the Winter Olympic Games next year.

World | March 29, 2013, Friday // 15:17

Cyprus President: No Plans to Exit Eurozone

Cyprus's president has vehemently denied speculations the country plans to leave the eurozone in the wake of the unprecedented situation it was forced into.

World | March 29, 2013, Friday // 12:18

Novinite Insider

Why Is UK Afraid of Us?

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Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 29, 2013, Friday // 11:20

Even Now, After All That's Happened to Cyprus, They're Queuing Up to Join the Euro

It defies belief that Poland and others are still keen on joining the economic doomsday machine of the single currency

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | March 29, 2013, Friday // 11:57
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