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ARCHIVE - 1 April 2013

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Business

Deposits of Bulgarian Households Up BGN 4B Y/Y in February 2013
Bulgaria's Budget Deficit Up BGN 167 M Y/Y in Feb 2013
Retirement Pensions Increase Comes into Force in Bulgaria
Losses of Power Distributors in Bulgaria Due to EU Renewable Energy Requirements – Watchdog Chair

Politics

Bulgaria May Withdraw Agricultural Attaches from Paris, Berlin
Bulgaria's 2014-2020 Operational Programs to Be Presented in 6 Cities
Ex Bulgarian FinMin: Economic Situation Is Worst in 23 Years
Attacker of Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Endorsed for MP
Bulgaria's GERB Leading in New Poll ahead of Elections
Deadline for Bulgarian Coalitions to Sign Up for Elections Expires

Society

Emergency Siren System Set to Be Tested in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's 'Laughter Capital' Celebrates April Fool's Day
Bulgaria's Suicide Rate 'among Highest in Europe' - Experts

Sports

Sharapova, Baby Fed to Make Love Affair Public in Bulgaria - Report

Crime

Ireland Jails Two Young Bulgarian Women for Thefts, Frauds
French Police Bust Traffickers of Bulgarian Workers
Sofia Court to Hold Hearing on Ghastly Murder Case

World

Bank of Cyprus Suspends Operations in Romania
Moscow: No Bail Out for Russian Savers in Cyprus
India Says No to Novartis Updated Cancer Drug Patent
Berezovsky's Girlfriend Doesn't Believe Suicide Version
Croatia Introduces Visa Regime for Russian, Turkish Citizens
South Korea Vows Strong Response Against North

Novinite Insider

George Veltchev: Capital Daily War against Corporate Commercial Bank is Quite Sad, Rather than Funny

Letters to the Editor

How Can Bulgaria Let This Happen?

Business

Deposits of Bulgarian Households Up BGN 4B Y/Y in February 2013

Household deposits increased by BGN 4 B on the year in February 2013, according to reports of Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Business » Finance | April 1, 2013, Monday // 18:10

Bulgaria's Budget Deficit Up BGN 167 M Y/Y in Feb 2013

Bulgaria's budget balance under the Consolidated Fiscal Programme (CFP) as of end-February 2013 is negative, amounting to BGN 732 M, according to reports of the Finance Ministry.

Business » Finance | April 1, 2013, Monday // 15:40

Retirement Pensions Increase Comes into Force in Bulgaria

A modest increase in Bulgaria's retirement pensions is to come into force on Monday, April 1.

Business » Finance | April 1, 2013, Monday // 08:08

Losses of Power Distributors in Bulgaria Due to EU Renewable Energy Requirements – Watchdog Chair

Evgenia Haritonova, Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has suggested that Bulgaria is not to blame for the losses of power distributors.

Business » Energy | April 1, 2013, Monday // 12:14

Politics

Bulgaria May Withdraw Agricultural Attaches from Paris, Berlin

Bulgaria's Ministry of Agriculture and Food may withdraw the agricultural attaches from Berlin and Paris, according to caretaker Agriculture Minister Ivan Stankov.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 1, 2013, Monday // 14:57

Bulgaria's 2014-2020 Operational Programs to Be Presented in 6 Cities

An informational cross-country tour for the implementation of operational programs in Bulgaria for the 2014-2020 period will start Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 1, 2013, Monday // 16:55

Ex Bulgarian FinMin: Economic Situation Is Worst in 23 Years

Former Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski has described the current economic situation in Bulgaria as the most unfavorable for the past 23 years.

Politics » Domestic | April 1, 2013, Monday // 13:24

Attacker of Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Endorsed for MP

Oktay Enimehmedov, the man who shocked Bulgaria by pointing a gas pistol at the former leader of the country's ethnic Turkish party, has been endorsed to run for MP, it emerged on Monday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 1, 2013, Monday // 14:03

Bulgaria's GERB Leading in New Poll ahead of Elections

Bulgaria's center-right GERB party is holding a four-point edge over its left-wing rival ahead of the snap elections in May, according to the latest poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 1, 2013, Monday // 13:00

Deadline for Bulgarian Coalitions to Sign Up for Elections Expires

The deadline for coalitions willing to join the race in Bulgaria's snap general elections in May by submitting documents for registration with the electoral body expires at 5 pm on Monday, April 1.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 1, 2013, Monday // 09:11

Society

Emergency Siren System Set to Be Tested in Bulgaria

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 | April 1, 2013, Monday // 07:29

Bulgaria's 'Laughter Capital' Celebrates April Fool's Day

The city of Gabrovo, known as the "laughter capital" of Bulgaria, celebrates April Fool's Day on Monday.

Society » Culture | April 1, 2013, Monday // 09:55

Bulgaria's Suicide Rate 'among Highest in Europe' - Experts

Bulgaria's suicide rate is among the highest in Europe, local experts alarmed on Monday.

Society » Health | April 1, 2013, Monday // 11:19

Sports

Sharapova, Baby Fed to Make Love Affair Public in Bulgaria - Report

Tennis princess Maria Sharapova and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov are just about to put an end to the endless rumors of their intimate relationship by confirming them, according to media reports.

Sports | April 1, 2013, Monday // 19:08

Crime

Ireland Jails Two Young Bulgarian Women for Thefts, Frauds

Two Bulgarian women, aged 22 and 24, have been sentenced to 21 months in jail by an Irish court for robbing pensioners and blind people, local media reported.

Crime | April 1, 2013, Monday // 16:11

French Police Bust Traffickers of Bulgarian Workers

French border police have busted a large-scale network for labor trafficking functioning in Bulgaria, France and Portugal.

Crime | April 1, 2013, Monday // 14:13

Sofia Court to Hold Hearing on Ghastly Murder Case

The Sofia City Court will hold a hearing on the case for the murder of Yana Krasteva in the Borisova Gradina Park in downtown Sofia in the summer of 2011.

Crime | April 1, 2013, Monday // 10:30

World

Bank of Cyprus Suspends Operations in Romania

The Bank of Cyprus in Romania says it is suspending its operations in the country for a week and plans to sell the bank.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 20:10

Moscow: No Bail Out for Russian Savers in Cyprus

The Russian government announced it will not compensate Russian savers who have lost money in the Cyprus banking crisis.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 17:29

India Says No to Novartis Updated Cancer Drug Patent

India's top court has rejected the legal bid by Swiss company Novartis to patent a new version of its cancer drug, Glivec, in a major boost to cheap life-saving drugs.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 16:42

Berezovsky's Girlfriend Doesn't Believe Suicide Version

Katerina Sabirova, the girlfriend of late Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, does not believe the he committed suicide.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 14:50

Croatia Introduces Visa Regime for Russian, Turkish Citizens

Croatia has introduced a visa regime for Russian and Turkish citizens, among others.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 11:48

South Korea Vows Strong Response Against North

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has declared that her country will strike back if North Korea stages an attack on its territory.

World | April 1, 2013, Monday // 08:42

Novinite Insider

George Veltchev: Capital Daily War against Corporate Commercial Bank is Quite Sad, Rather than Funny

George Veltchev is a longstanding investor in Bulgaria, doctor of economics from the Vienna Economics University, and master of business administration from Harvard and Insead.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | April 1, 2013, Monday // 12:44

Letters to the Editor

How Can Bulgaria Let This Happen?

Most of you know the sad story of little Borko and his family by now.

Letters to the Editor | April 1, 2013, Monday // 18:26