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ARCHIVE - 8 March 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Audits Outgoing Govt's Administration
Bulgaria Names New Energy Watchdog Head
Bulgaria's Energy Holding Takes Out EUR 250 M Loan

Politics

Poland 'Understands' Other Countries' Reluctance to Let Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen
Bulgarian PM Blames Schengen Failure on Political Crisis
Bulgaria Faces Funding Social Aid for Its Citizens in Germany
EU Still Cautious about Blacklisting Hezbollah
Bulgaria's Envoy to Switzerland to Become Caretaker PM, Rumor Says
Bulgarian Ombudsman Tabled as Caretaker PM

Society

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Expects Second Child - Report
Bulgarian Bishop's Notorious Rolex to Be Brought under the Hammer
Suicide Wave Shocks Bulgaria's Varna
2 Freight Ships Collide in Bulgarian Black Sea Waters
Bulgaria Celebrates International Women's Day
Bulgaria's GERB Accused of Boycotting Healthcare Reform

Sports

Berbatov Reconciles with Fiorentina, Proposes to Pay for Plane Ticket

Crime

Bulgaria Surprisingly Closes Case against Media Moguls
Wife of Bulgarian Drug Lord Pleads with Daughter's Abductors
Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Trial Starts in Italy

Views on BG

*Egyptian Activist Dropped from US Honors List for Tweets Supporting Terror, Including in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Unholy Alliances
*Bulgaria, Romania Not Ready for Schengen

World

Election for New Pope to Begin on Tuesday
Venezuela Holds Hugo Chavez State Funeral
Bulgaria's 'Cocaine King' Tight-Lipped in Italy Court
Moldovan Govt Resigns after Losing No-Confidence Vote
EU May Impose Fresh North Korea Sanctions
Czech President Zeman Takes Oath of Office
North Korea Scraps Peace Pacts with South
Chavez's Body to be Embalmed like Lenin, Mao Zedong
Top US Counterterrorism Expert Brennan Becomes CIA Head

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Business

Bulgaria Audits Outgoing Govt's Administration

Bulgaria's National Audit Office, NAO, is launching an audit of the administrations of the government of outgoing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, of the Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, of the Prosecutor's Office and of the Parliament.

Business » Finance | March 8, 2013, Friday // 14:36

Bulgaria Names New Energy Watchdog Head

Evgenia Haritonova has been named as the new head of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation.

Business » Energy | March 8, 2013, Friday // 19:47

Bulgaria's Energy Holding Takes Out EUR 250 M Loan

Bulgaria's state energy holding company, which groups the country's top energy assets, has already launched a procedure for seeking a EUR 250 M loan, the energy minister announced.

Business » Energy | March 8, 2013, Friday // 15:09

Politics

Poland 'Understands' Other Countries' Reluctance to Let Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen

Even though Poland supports Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen accession bids, the country understands why some countries have reservations, a Polish paper has said, citing a diplomatic source.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2013, Friday // 19:00

Bulgarian PM Blames Schengen Failure on Political Crisis

Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has claimed that his country would have joined Schengen if it were not for its internal political turmoil.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2013, Friday // 14:26

Bulgaria Faces Funding Social Aid for Its Citizens in Germany

Bulgaria and Romania should pay the social benefits of their own citizens living in Germany, according to Hans-Peter Friedrich, the German Minister of the Interior.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2013, Friday // 14:01

EU Still Cautious about Blacklisting Hezbollah

The European Union will be taking its time before blacklisting the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2013, Friday // 13:51

Bulgaria's Envoy to Switzerland to Become Caretaker PM, Rumor Says

Rumors have it that Bulgaria's Ambassador to Switzerland, Meglena Plugchieva, is about to be appointed as her country's caretaker Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2013, Friday // 15:51

Bulgarian Ombudsman Tabled as Caretaker PM

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is conducting intensive negotiations with Ombudsman, Konstantin Penchev, for the latter's interim Prime Minister appointment.

Politics » Domestic | March 8, 2013, Friday // 10:06

Society

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Expects Second Child - Report

The leader of the Socialist Party and Bulgarian ex-PM Sergey Stanishev will become a father to a son in three months, according to unconfirmed reports.

Society | March 8, 2013, Friday // 18:04

Bulgarian Bishop's Notorious Rolex to Be Brought under the Hammer

An auction will be launched on Sunday for the infamous Rolex watch of Bulgarian Orthodox Bishop Nikolay.

Society | March 8, 2013, Friday // 17:47

Suicide Wave Shocks Bulgaria's Varna

A suicide wave has been reported in recent days in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Society | March 8, 2013, Friday // 11:06

2 Freight Ships Collide in Bulgarian Black Sea Waters

Two freight ships have collided late Thursday evening about nine miles from the Kaliakra Cape in Bulgarian Black Sea waters.

Society | March 8, 2013, Friday // 08:25

Bulgaria Celebrates International Women's Day

Bulgarian women celebrate on March 8 the International Women's Day – a holiday that celebrates ladies' economic, political and social achievements.

Society | March 8, 2013, Friday // 07:58

Bulgaria's GERB Accused of Boycotting Healthcare Reform

Bulgarian Member of the Parliament from the opposition, Maya Manolova, has accused the center-right GERB party of boycotting moving forward with improving healthcare in the country.

Society » Health | March 8, 2013, Friday // 12:34

Sports

Berbatov Reconciles with Fiorentina, Proposes to Pay for Plane Ticket

Fulham's Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov and Italian club Fiorentina have reconciled, according to the team's sporting director.

Sports | March 8, 2013, Friday // 20:51

Crime

Bulgaria Surprisingly Closes Case against Media Moguls

Bulgaria's prosecutors have unexpectedly put an end to the trial for tax evasion and money laundering against major businessmen and media moguls Ognyan Donev and Lyubomir Pavlov, citing lack of evidence.

Crime | March 8, 2013, Friday // 20:58

Wife of Bulgarian Drug Lord Pleads with Daughter's Abductors

The former wife of alleged Bulgarian drug lord Evelin Banev aka Brendo has pleaded with the abductors of their daughter, begging them to call her on the phone.

Crime | March 8, 2013, Friday // 13:03

Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Trial Starts in Italy

The trail against alleged Bulgarian "cocaine king" Evelin Banev AKA Brendo is starting in Italy on Friday.

Crime | March 8, 2013, Friday // 08:48

Views on BG

*Egyptian Activist Dropped from US Honors List for Tweets Supporting Terror, Including in Bulgaria

The State Department dropped an Egyptian activist from a list of women to be honored in Washington on Friday after comments celebrating attacks on Israelis in Bulgaria and the American Embassy in Cairo were discovered in her Twitter feed, along with an an

Views on BG | March 8, 2013, Friday // 13:13

Bulgaria's Unholy Alliances

His enthronement as patriarch of Bulgaria, spiritual leader of millions of Orthodox believers here, was supposed to stir pride and moral togetherness in an impoverished country confronting a vacuum in political leadership and widespread economic pain.

Views on BG | March 8, 2013, Friday // 11:27

*Bulgaria, Romania Not Ready for Schengen

“IF Romania and Bulgaria insist on a vote, the attempt will fail because of a German veto," said Hans-Peter Friedrich, the German minister of the interior in an interview with the news website of Der Spiegel, a German weekly.

Views on BG | March 8, 2013, Friday // 09:15

World

Election for New Pope to Begin on Tuesday

Roman Catholic cardinals will begin electing a new pope on 12 March, the Vatican has announced after 115 cardinals gathered for talks.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 20:20

Venezuela Holds Hugo Chavez State Funeral

The state funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is under way in the capital, Caracas, BBC reported.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 18:47

Bulgaria's 'Cocaine King' Tight-Lipped in Italy Court

Italy's trial against alleged Bulgarian "cocaine king" Evelin Banev aka Brendo was allocated to the fast track on Friday as it opened behind closed doors.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 17:36

Moldovan Govt Resigns after Losing No-Confidence Vote

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat announced his pro-Western government's resignation on Friday, three days after it lost a no-confidence vote.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 16:57

EU May Impose Fresh North Korea Sanctions

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he wants his European Union counterparts to consider further measures against North Korea beyond UN sanctions.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 16:23

Czech President Zeman Takes Oath of Office

Milos Zeman, who won the Czech Republic's presidential election in January, has been officially sworn in for a five-year term.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 15:14

North Korea Scraps Peace Pacts with South

North Korea has declared that it is ending all non-aggression pacts with South Korea.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 14:51

Chavez's Body to be Embalmed like Lenin, Mao Zedong

The body of late Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is to be embalmed and placed on permanent display, Vice-President Nicolas Maduro says.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 12:02

Top US Counterterrorism Expert Brennan Becomes CIA Head

The US Senate has confirmed John Brennan as the new director of the CIA.

World | March 8, 2013, Friday // 10:39

Novinite Insider

The Education, Stupid!

Bulgaria's crumbling is escalating – attack on party leader, shootout in downtown Sofia, kidnapping, wave of suicides, massive, endless rallies against poverty, monopolies, mafia, stagnation and corruption, rotting the State for 23 years, unprecedented se

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 8, 2013, Friday // 14:06
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