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ARCHIVE - 10 April 2013

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Business

Coca-Cola Opens Finance Shared Service Center in Sofia
Bulgaria's Bulgartabac Permitted to Buy Bosnian Serb Tobacco Factory
Bulgarian President: Danube Bridge 2 to Be Ready by Mid-May
Danube Bridge Pothole Clogs Svishtov Ferry
Bulgarian Renewable Electricity Producers Ask Minister to Clarify Fraud Accusations
Bulgarian PM Calls for Detailed Review of South Stream
BNP Paribas Loan Caused Huge Losses to Bulgaria Power Co, Probe Finds
EconMin: Bulgaria Can Escape Electricity Price Hike

Politics

Bulgaria Has EU's Lowest Hourly Labor Cost
EC: Bulgaria Must Take Steps to Prevent Structural Unemployment
EU Officials Heap Praise on Bulgaria's Ex Interior Minister
BBC: Bulgaria, Slovenia Have Much in Common These Days
Bomb Threat Closes HQ of Bulgarian Socialist Party
Vigils to Remember Bulgaria’s Jan Palach
Bulgarian President Unperturbed by Chief of Staff's Resignation
Bulgarian President's Ex-Chief of Staff: My Resignation Wasn't Political
Police Officers Monitoring Bulgaria's May 12 General Elections May Undergo Inspections
Bulgarian Ex-Rulers Accused of Using Sports Hall for Election Propaganda
3 Independents Running for Bulgarian MPs, 2 of Them in Jail
Bulgarian Expat Voter Registration Deadine Expires April 11

Society

Railway Station in Bulgaria's Burgas Closed for 24h over Bomb Threat
Fresh Photos Show Putin Enjoying Company of Bulgarian Dog
Beekeepers in 5 Bulgarian Cities Stage Protests
5th Tremor in 24 H Registered in Southern Bulgaria
Unique Thracian Exhibit Opens in Sofia

Sports

Katowice Open: Bulgaria’s Pironkova Exits

Crime

Bulgaria Ranked 38th by Illicit Capital Flows in 2001-2010
Expert Translation Presented at Bulgaria's Radical Islam Trial

Views on BG

Bulgaria FC Boss Tries to Rip Up Referee's Cards in Disgust

World

Poland Marks 3rd Anniversary of Smolensk Tragedy
South Korea Asks Russia, China to Restrain Pyongyang
N Korea Ready to Fire Medium-Range Missile, South Says
Strong Aftershock Hits Iran

Novinite Insider

Fight Poverty with Jobs, Not Prayers

Letters to the Editor

Could Someone Adopt Borko?

Business

Coca-Cola Opens Finance Shared Service Center in Sofia

The Coca-Cola company has sent an official statement to the media clarifying their plans for expansion in Bulgaria which include opening a Finance Shared Service Center.

Business | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 18:34

Bulgaria's Bulgartabac Permitted to Buy Bosnian Serb Tobacco Factory

Authorities in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) have given the green light to the sale of the heavily indebted Banja Luka tobacco factory to Bulgarian Bulgartabak.

Business | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:57

Bulgarian President: Danube Bridge 2 to Be Ready by Mid-May

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev stated Wednesday that the second Danube Bridge connecting Bulgaria and Romania will be operational by mid-May.

Business | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:43

Danube Bridge Pothole Clogs Svishtov Ferry

Long lines of tractor trailers are reported Wednesday morning at the Svishtov - Zimnich ferry and the border checkpoint Kardam between Bulgaria and Romania.

Business | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:08

Bulgarian Renewable Electricity Producers Ask Minister to Clarify Fraud Accusations

The Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) has insisted that Asen Vasilev, caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, come up with concrete information about alleged violations by solar energy companies.

Business » Energy | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 20:39

Bulgarian PM Calls for Detailed Review of South Stream

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister, Marin Raykov called for a new and more in-depth analysis of the Russian-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:11

BNP Paribas Loan Caused Huge Losses to Bulgaria Power Co, Probe Finds

Bulgaria’s state power utility has suffered more than BGN 36 M of losses due to the loan deal with BNP Paribas for the nuclear power plant project at Belene, an official check has shown.

Business » Energy | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:59

EconMin: Bulgaria Can Escape Electricity Price Hike

There are enough reserves in Bulgaria to prevent an increase in electric power prices, according to caretaker Economy and Energy Minister, Asen Vasilev.

Business » Energy | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 10:59

Politics

Bulgaria Has EU's Lowest Hourly Labor Cost

Bulgaria is expectedly the EU country with the lowest average labor cost – merely EUR 3.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 17:46

EC: Bulgaria Must Take Steps to Prevent Structural Unemployment

The European Commission has argued that Bulgaria must introduce a comprehensive package of measures aimed at combating structural unemployment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:59

EU Officials Heap Praise on Bulgaria's Ex Interior Minister

Giovanni Kessler, Director General of the EU anti-fraud office, OLAF, extended Wednesday gratitude to Bulgaria's former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, for the achievements of the Cabinet "Borisov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:57

BBC: Bulgaria, Slovenia Have Much in Common These Days

Bulgaria and Slovenia are two very different countries, whose political pasts are now unexpectedly converging, BBC commented in its latest From Our Own Correspondent episode.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:49

Bomb Threat Closes HQ of Bulgarian Socialist Party

A bomb threat has closed the headquarters of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 17:17

Vigils to Remember Bulgaria’s Jan Palach

Bulgarians across the country will hold vigils Thursday night in honor of the young man who fatally set himself on fire in Varna in February to protest against the links between the city council and the mafia.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:15

Bulgarian President Unperturbed by Chief of Staff's Resignation

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev stated on Wednesday that he received calmly the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:22

Bulgarian President's Ex-Chief of Staff: My Resignation Wasn't Political

Tsvetlin Yovchev, who resigned as Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev’s Chief of Staff on Tuesday, has reiterated that there were no political reasons behind his stepping down.

Politics » Domestic | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:49

Police Officers Monitoring Bulgaria's May 12 General Elections May Undergo Inspections

Interior Ministry officials tasked with monitoring the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria may be subject to inspections to establish possible connections with members of local electoral commissions.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 18:24

Bulgarian Ex-Rulers Accused of Using Sports Hall for Election Propaganda

The Arena Armeets sports hall in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has been “decorated” with massive campaign banners promoting the center-right GERB party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:52

3 Independents Running for Bulgarian MPs, 2 of Them in Jail

Just three independent candidates have signed up for the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria, with only one of them currently not in jail or custody.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:32

Bulgarian Expat Voter Registration Deadine Expires April 11

Bulgarians abroad wishing to vote in the May 12 snap general elections have a deadline of Thursday, April 11, to file an application to do so, the Foreign Affairs Ministry reminds.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:46

Society

Railway Station in Bulgaria's Burgas Closed for 24h over Bomb Threat

Rail traffic at the central railway station in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has been suspended over a bomb threat.

Society | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 19:43

Fresh Photos Show Putin Enjoying Company of Bulgarian Dog

Buffy, the Bulgarian shepherd puppy that Russian President Vladimir Putin received as a gift back in 2010, has grown up to be a rather massive dog, fresh photos have revealed.

Society | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:16

Beekeepers in 5 Bulgarian Cities Stage Protests

Beekeepers from five cities staged protests Wednesday against Bulgaria's decision to abstain from voting at the European Parliament on a ban on using neonicotinoid pesticides linked to the decline of bees.

Society » Environment | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:16

5th Tremor in 24 H Registered in Southern Bulgaria

A fifth earthquake in twenty four hours has been registered in southern Bulgaria, near the town of Topolovgrad.

Society » Environment | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:44

Unique Thracian Exhibit Opens in Sofia

The unique exhibit "The Sword of King Seuthes III" is opening Wednesday at the National History Museum, NIM, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society » Archaeology | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:52

Sports

Katowice Open: Bulgaria’s Pironkova Exits

Bulgaria’s best female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova suffered a defeat at the inaugural Katowice Open.

Sports | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:01

Crime

Bulgaria Ranked 38th by Illicit Capital Flows in 2001-2010

Bulgaria has been ranked 38th out of 143 countries by illicit financial outflows in 2001 - 2010, according to a study of Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

Crime | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:25

Expert Translation Presented at Bulgaria's Radical Islam Trial

A Bulgarian court is to hold a new hearing Wednesday in the trial against thirteen religious leaders accused of preaching radical Islam.

Crime | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 08:44

Views on BG

Bulgaria FC Boss Tries to Rip Up Referee's Cards in Disgust

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Views on BG | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:21

World

Poland Marks 3rd Anniversary of Smolensk Tragedy

Poland marks Wednesday the two-year anniversary of the plane crash near Russia's Smolensk, which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, First Lady Maria Kaczynska, and 94 people from the country's political and military elite.

World | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:59

South Korea Asks Russia, China to Restrain Pyongyang

South Korean authorities have asked Russia and China to help restrain North Korea from making military provocations as tensions increase on the Korean Peninsula.

World | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:03

N Korea Ready to Fire Medium-Range Missile, South Says

North Korea is believed to have completed preparations for a missile launch after it moved two medium-range Musudan missiles to its east coast, according to South Korea.

World | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:17

Strong Aftershock Hits Iran

An aftershock with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale has been registered in southern Iran, according to US Geological Survey (USGS).

World | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 08:01

Novinite Insider

Fight Poverty with Jobs, Not Prayers

Religious leaders from various faiths in Bulgaria held three days of special prayers requested by the country's president because of a spate of suicides.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:10

Letters to the Editor

Could Someone Adopt Borko?

Please continue helping Borko! Try to find someone who will adopt him and take him away from this town.

Letters to the Editor | April 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:25
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