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ARCHIVE - 15 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Revenue Agency Head Condemns Proposal for Tax-Free Monthly Income
Fitch: Bulgaria Needs Structural Reforms to Boost Growth
Bulgaria Vows to Russia Responsible Stance in South Stream Project
Minor Glitch Stops Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant
Bulgaria's Power Grid to Hit Bottom Load during Easter Holidays

Politics

Bulgarians, Romanians Worst Affected by Human Trafficking in EU
Bulgaria Awaits Revelations over Latest Wiretap Scandal
Ex Bulgarian PM 'Guarantees' Aide Untainted in Wiretapping Scandal
Bulgaria Ex Ruling Party Stands by Ex Top Cop in Tapping Scandal
Former Bulgarian Top Cop: They Might Have Tapped My Phone
Bulgaria's Caretaker Ministers to Undergo Conflict of Interest Probes
Turkish-Bulgarian Leader: Foreign Min Underreports Number of Voters Abroad
Bulgaria's Ex Interior Min Refuses to Step Down from Party
Bulgarian Nationalists, Turks Join Calls against Ex-Interior Min
35,000 Police to Watch over Bulgarian Snap Elections
Stanishev Urges Ex-Top Cop to Quit Politics over 'Bulgarian Watergate'
Ex Bulgarian Top Cop Denies Rumors of Planning to Become PM
Bulgaria Assuages Giant Ballot Fears

Society

2 Police Bosses Released from Duty in Bulgarian 'Watergate'
Central Heating to Be Turned Off in Bulgarian Capital
Bulgaria's Media Pluralism in Deep Crisis - Experts
Bulgaria, Romania to Jointly Manage Danube Wetlands
Bulgarian Best-Seller Deciphers World’s Oldest Writing, Now Available in English

Sports

Jol Defends Berbatov in Face of Criticism

Crime

Bulgaria Prosecutors: Serious Violations in Police Wiretapping Procedures

Views on BG

Elections in Bulgaria: Is Change Really Possible?

World

2 Dead, 22 Injured in Boston Marathon 'Bombing'
People Injured as Explosion Goes Off at Boston Marathon
EU Progresses Accession Talks with Montenegro
German Govt Says Merkel Won't Step Down in 2015
Dozens Killed in Iraq Bomb Attacks
North Korea Marks Major Holiday amid Tensions
Maduro Twitter Account Hacked over 'Election Fraud'
Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidential Election

Letters to the Editor

Thank You for Reporting Faithfully on Bulgaria Events!

Business

Bulgaria's Revenue Agency Head Condemns Proposal for Tax-Free Monthly Income

Krasimir Stefanov, CEO of the National Revenue Agency (NRA), has said that the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) consulted the NRA extensively before reaching the idea for a tax-free monthly income of BGN 310.

Business » Finance | April 15, 2013, Monday // 15:25

Fitch: Bulgaria Needs Structural Reforms to Boost Growth

Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland need to implement structural reforms to raise their growth potential and re-start the process of income convergence with the EU average, Fitch rating agency said.

Business » Finance | April 15, 2013, Monday // 13:36

Bulgaria Vows to Russia Responsible Stance in South Stream Project

Caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has assured Russia's Ambassador to Sofia Yuriy Isakov that Bulgaria has a responsible attitude towards the implementation of the South Stream gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | April 15, 2013, Monday // 16:53

Minor Glitch Stops Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant

A technical glitch switched off Unit 5 of Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant, Kozloduy, late on Sunday.

Business » Energy | April 15, 2013, Monday // 12:30

Bulgaria's Power Grid to Hit Bottom Load during Easter Holidays

After experiencing problems for over a month due to low consumption, Bulgaria's power grid faces a new crisis during the upcoming Easter holidays.

Business » Energy | April 15, 2013, Monday // 11:08

Politics

Bulgarians, Romanians Worst Affected by Human Trafficking in EU

EU’s two poorest member states, Bulgaria and Romania, are also the countries with the bloc’s largest number of people falling prey of human trafficking, according to a European Commission report.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2013, Monday // 14:20

Bulgaria Awaits Revelations over Latest Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor is expected to present on Monday the findings of a probe into the latest wiretap scandal that shook the country last month.

Politics » Domestic | April 15, 2013, Monday // 08:36

Ex Bulgarian PM 'Guarantees' Aide Untainted in Wiretapping Scandal

Center-right GERB party leader and former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has stated he stands firmly behind right hand man, ex Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 20:37

Bulgaria Ex Ruling Party Stands by Ex Top Cop in Tapping Scandal

Bulgaria's former ruling GERB party has issued a statement of support of vice-chair and election campaing leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov amidst news that the prosecution has found violations in police special surveillance during his term as Interior Minister.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 19:39

Former Bulgarian Top Cop: They Might Have Tapped My Phone

Former Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who has been accused by opponents on overstepping his powers in secret surveillance of individuals, has suggested he might be his own victim.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 18:24

Bulgaria's Caretaker Ministers to Undergo Conflict of Interest Probes

Bulgaria's Commission for Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest will check all members of the caretaker government on a tip-off of Nikolay Tsonev, former Defense Minister and Chair of the New Alternative party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 17:28

Turkish-Bulgarian Leader: Foreign Min Underreports Number of Voters Abroad

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Ministry is issuing false information regarding the number of Bulgrian voters abroad for the May 12 early elections, said Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 17:17

Bulgaria's Ex Interior Min Refuses to Step Down from Party

The prosecution findings of rampant regulatory breaches in police use of special surveillance are inconclusive, according to previous Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 16:40

Bulgarian Nationalists, Turks Join Calls against Ex-Interior Min

Bulgarian ultranationalist party Ataka (Attack) has urged former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to step down from the political scene over the growing wiretapping scandal in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 16:04

35,000 Police to Watch over Bulgarian Snap Elections

35,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure the orderly conduct of early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 15:18

Stanishev Urges Ex-Top Cop to Quit Politics over 'Bulgarian Watergate'

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, has called upon former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to step down from the political scene over the growing wiretapping scandal in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 15:11

Ex Bulgarian Top Cop Denies Rumors of Planning to Become PM

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former Interior Minister and head of the election headquarters of center-right party GERB, has rejected claims that he would be appointed Prime Minister if GERB won the May 12 parliamentary elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 12:17

Bulgaria Assuages Giant Ballot Fears

The integral ballot in the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria will run no more than 1.20 meters, the electoral body announced Monday, denying speculations that its length may exceed two meters.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 15, 2013, Monday // 10:04

Society

2 Police Bosses Released from Duty in Bulgarian 'Watergate'

The head of the special surveillance unit of Bulgaria's police, together with a director from the unit, have temporarily released from duty until the end of investigations against them.

Society | April 15, 2013, Monday // 19:05

Central Heating to Be Turned Off in Bulgarian Capital

With warmer spring weather having set in, central heating in Bulgarian capital Sofia will be switched off starting Tuesday, announced the city's heating utility.

Society | April 15, 2013, Monday // 17:28

Bulgaria's Media Pluralism in Deep Crisis - Experts

Experts have warned that the media freedom situation in Bulgaria is deteriorating.

Society | April 15, 2013, Monday // 11:30

Bulgaria, Romania to Jointly Manage Danube Wetlands

Bulgaria's and Romania's Ministries of Environment have signed a memorandum to expand and jointly manage protected wetland areas along their Danube border.

Society » Environment | April 15, 2013, Monday // 15:31

Bulgarian Best-Seller Deciphers World’s Oldest Writing, Now Available in English

Ludmila Filipova’s novel The Parchment Maze, which topped Bulgarian best-seller lists for several years and claims to decipher the world’s oldest writing system, can now be read in English too.

Society » Culture | April 15, 2013, Monday // 11:42

Sports

Jol Defends Berbatov in Face of Criticism

Fulham boss Martin Jol believes that Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has received some unfair criticism after the team’s clash with Aston Villa.

Sports | April 15, 2013, Monday // 12:59

Crime

Bulgaria Prosecutors: Serious Violations in Police Wiretapping Procedures

The prosecuting authority has uncovered a series of violations at Bulgaria's Interior Ministry concerning unregulated wiretapping.

Crime | April 15, 2013, Monday // 13:31

Views on BG

Elections in Bulgaria: Is Change Really Possible?

In early February 2013, thousands of Bulgarian people staged rallies across Bulgaria accusing electricity companies of corruption and abnormally high electricity bills th

Views on BG | April 15, 2013, Monday // 09:41

World

2 Dead, 22 Injured in Boston Marathon 'Bombing'

Local police reported at least 2 persons dead, with 22 others injured, in the two explosions that went off at the Boston marathon finish line Monday.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 23:27

People Injured as Explosion Goes Off at Boston Marathon

Two explosions are reported to have occured near the finish line of this year's Boston marathon.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 22:25

EU Progresses Accession Talks with Montenegro

The Irish Presidency of the European Union has agreed with Montenegro to open and provisionally the second chapter in the Balkan country’s negotiations under its EU accession process.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 17:46

German Govt Says Merkel Won't Step Down in 2015

The German government has refuted a report claiming that chancellor Angela Merkel considers stepping down in 2015.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 16:57

Dozens Killed in Iraq Bomb Attacks

A string of deadly bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 27 people on Monday, according to local authorities.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 13:36

North Korea Marks Major Holiday amid Tensions

North Koreans celebrate a major national holiday, the 101st anniversary of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sung, amid growing tensions over the country's nuclear program.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 11:59

Maduro Twitter Account Hacked over 'Election Fraud'

Twitter accounts for Socialist newly elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his party have been hacked, with posts slamming the allegedly rigged elections.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 08:15

Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidential Election

Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, the man former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez handpicked to be his successor, has won a narrow victory in the country's presidential poll.

World | April 15, 2013, Monday // 07:26

Letters to the Editor

Thank You for Reporting Faithfully on Bulgaria Events!

Thank you for such an informative article on this topic, Maria, (The 'Mysterious' Ways of Bulgarian Prosecution) and thank you to your editors for their continued efforts in reporting 'faithfully' on events in Bulgaria.

Letters to the Editor | April 15, 2013, Monday // 09:34
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