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Business

Home Tourists Small Minority in Top Bulgaria Ski Resort

Only 10% of tourists who visited this winter Bulgaria's top ski resort Bansko were Bulgarian, according to data by the local tourist buisness association.

Business » Tourism | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 17:52

Politics

No Date for Macedonia EU Accession Talks Yet - Report

Macedonia will not get a start date for negotiations for entry into the European Union, on account of the unresolved name problem with the country, according to diplomats in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 13:01

Top Cop: Police in Bulgaria Spies Not More Than in Europe

Special surveillance by police in Bulgaria is done at rates comparable to those in other European countries, stated Bulgarian Ministry of Interior chief secretary Kalin Georgiev.

Politics » Domestic | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:52

Turkish-Bulgarian Party: Worth of Coalition Rule to Be Restored

After May 12 elections, Bulgaria will have to be once again ruled by a coalition, stated liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms party Lyutvi Mestan Saturday, adding his party is ready to take part in such a coalition.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 19:39

Bulgaria's Greens Stage Flash Mob to Open Campaign

Bulgarian party of the Greens assembled on a flash mob Saturday at the symbolic Orlov Most intersection in downtown Sofia to open their campaign for May 12 early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 16:23

Pensioners, Political Leaders: Ex Bulgaria PM Is 'Cynical', 'Genocidal'

Bulgaria's unions of pensioners have issued a joint declaration against a controversial statement by previous PM Boyko Borisov that increased retirement pensions in 2009 contributed to the dwindling of Bulgaria's state reserve.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 15:42

MEP Binev: 'Civil War, October Revolution' Threaten Bulgaria

The Gorda Bulgaria coalition led by eccentric MEP Slavi Binev opened its campaign for May 12 early elections in Bulgaria with a rally in downtown Sofia Saturday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 15:12

Mestan: Turkish-Bulgarian Liberals are Bulgaria's Only Non-Ethnic Party

The liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms is Bulgaria's only non-ethnic party, according to leader Lyutvi Mestan, who spoke at the party's May 12 elections campaign launching Saturday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 14:19

Socialists: Crooked Former Rulers GERB Robbed Bulgarians

The Bulgarian Socialist Party chose a humorous way to start the campaign for the May 12 early elections by staging a parody of rival center-right GERB party leaders in Sofia's South Park.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 12:39

Ex Bulgarian PM: Rival Socialists Are Afraid to Rule

Rival Bulgarian Socialist Party is issuing a fake rhetoric, but is actually not ready to rule Bulgaria, according to GERB leader and former PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 11:43

Society

Bulgarian Woman Attempts Suicide after Losing Home to Creditor

A Bulgarian woman debtor attempted suicide just after she was evicted from her home, which she had mortgaged.

Society | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 18:20

Bulgarians in Moldova Request Autonomy

The council of Moldovan town of Taraclia, populated predominantly by ethnic Bulgarians, has sent a letter to central authorities in Chisinau requestion a cultural and administrative autonomy.

Society | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 16:57

Bulgarian Border Authorities Detain 6 Illegal Migrants

Bulgarian border police have detained six migrants who tried to enter the country from Turkey at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint.

Society | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 14:12

Powerful Magnetic Storm Expected to Hit Earth

A powerful eruption on the sun has triggered a magnetic storm on Earth, which is expected to intensify Saturday night.

Society » Environment | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 13:30

Quotes

Today's Quote

"Four years now Bulgaria and her people are writhing under a regime that is arrogant and self-complacent - a regime that as a horde marauded the country, that imposed police repression, a regime that crushed small and medium businesses, annihilated 400,00

Quotes | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 19:51

World

China Commits to Ask N Korea Scrap Nuclear Arms

The Chinese government has officially said it will help in trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program, after a visit of US State Secretary John Kerry to China.

World | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 18:54

23 Injured in 6-Degree Japan Earthquake

At least 23 people have been injured in the earthquake that shook the western parts of Japan Saturday morning.

World | April 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:16
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