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ARCHIVE - 30 March 2013

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Business

Marinopoulos Expands in the Balkans, Enters Albania

Marinopoulos Group, which operates seventeen stores in Bulgaria, has announced the acquisition of a local super market chain Euromax from Balfin Group in Albania.

Business | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 15:17

Bulgarian Caretaker Govt Mulls Stores for Poor

Bulgaria's caretaker government has launched the idea to open special stores for the poorest people in the country.

Business | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 13:47

Bulgarian Govt: No 'All Costs' Railways Privatization

If there are no serious bids for the privatization of the troubled Bulgarian State Railways company, BDZ Holding, the Privatization Agency could cancel it.

Business | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 13:09

AgriMin: Bulgaria Imports 90% of All Produce

Ninety percent of produce on the Bulgarian market is imported, according to caretaker Agriculture Minister, Ivan Stankov.

Business | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 12:22

Politics

Bulgarian Liberals Team Up with Ethnic Turkish Mavericks for Elections

The former king's party, now a marginal liberal party, has joined forces with the ethnic Turkish 'dissidents' for the upcoming elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 17:54

Bulgaria Ex Ruling Party Firm to Keep 10% Flat Tax

Bulgaria's formerly ruling party has confirmed plans for not scrapping the 10% flat tax if elected a new term in office.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 16:32

Bulgaria's Strongest Lady Turns Ambitious MP Wannabe

Five-time world female wrestling champion Stanka Zlateva, who temporarily retired from wrestling at the end of last year, has reportedly made up her mind and will enter the political arena.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 15:39

Bulgaria's Top Socialist Nominates Ex FinMin for Next PM

The leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, and of the Party of European Socialists, PES, former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, announced ex Finance Minister, Plamen Oresharski as his choice for the next country leader .

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 14:29

Bulgarian Electoral Body: Pollsters Must Disclose Their Clients

All polls published after the official announcement of the date of general elections in Bulgaria must contain information on who has ordered them, according to the Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, Rumyana Siderova.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 10:52

Society

Bulgarian Prosecution 'Incompetent' to Check Spying on Journalists

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has officially denied it was probing investigative journalists Atanas Tchobanov and Assen Yordanov from the site Bivol.bg.

Society | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 11:29

Bulgaria Set to Switch to Daylight Saving Time

Bulgaria is switching to daylight saving time Sunday, turning clocks one hour ahead at 3 am, the National Metrology Center reminds.

Society | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 10:05

Probe in Bulgaria's 'Dunes Gate' Extended by 4 Months

The investigation in illegal construction activities on protected sand dunes between Ravda and Nessebar on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast has been extended by four months.

Society » Environment | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 11:50

World Bank: Obesity Linked to High Food Prices

Food prices have dropped since peaking six months ago but remain near record levels, pushing the world's poorest people toward "undernutrition" and obesity, the World Bank said in a report.

Society » Health | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 15:16

Bulgaria Puts in Operation Its 1st PET Scanner

Bulgaria now has new modern equipment, known as PET scanner, to be used for diagnosing and treating cancer patients.

Society » Health | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 15:04

Views on BG

Business in Bulgaria: One Entrepreneur's Journey

The narratives that surround the past and present economic state of Bulgaria are not unfamiliar ones.

Views on BG | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 16:53

Quotes

Today's Quote

"I'm lucky.

Quotes | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 19:23

World

Cypriot Depositors Hit Hard Too, Not Only Rich Russians

Plenty of Cypriot depositors, not just wealthy Russians, will be hard hit - even more so now than previously thought – by the painful Bank of Cyprus haircut announced on Saturday, correspondents in Nicosia said.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 19:11

Bank of Cyprus Big Depositors Offered Worthless Shares - Analyst

Large depositors in the Bank of Cyprus will get back 37.5% of their money in shares instead of cash, but they may be worth nothing, analysts have warned.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 18:24

Bank of Cyprus 'Haircut' Much Tougher than Feared

The central bank of Cyprus has spelled out the terms of the "haircut" that Bank of Cyprus depositors holding more than 100,000 euros must take as part of an international bailout deal.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 17:23

Mandela 'Breathing without Difficulty'

Nelson Mandela is breathing without difficulty, South Africa's presidency has said, as he spends a third day in hospital with a lung infection.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 16:08

North Korea Gets 'Lost in Translation'

North Korea's announcement it was entering a "State of War" with South Korea, has been the result of "difficulties in translation.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 12:40

North Korea Declares State of War with South

North Korea has announced Saturday it was entering a "State of War" with South Korea, promising "stern physical actions" against "any provocative act.

World | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 10:21

Novinite Insider

Caretaker Minister – Best Job in the World

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has kindly asked his ministers to pick up their phones 24/7.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 30, 2013, Saturday // 10:08
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