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Business

M3 Communications Named Bulgaria's Top PR Agency
Qatar Ready to Welcome Bulgarian Renewable Energy Experts
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Rules Out Unconditional Privatization of Cargo Railway Unit
Lufthansa Cancels 1,650 Flights over Strike
Bulgaria Appoints New Head of Gambling Commission
Ex Bulgarian Energy Minister: 8 Companies to Bid for Gas Exploration in Block 1-22 Teres
Bulgarian Customs Withdraw Lukoil License, Again
Bulgarian Energy Minister to Announce Reshuffles

Politics

Bulgaria to Back EU Moratorium on Bee-Harming Neonicotinoids
Bulgaria Had Third Lowest Government Deficit in EU in 2012
EC Recomments Start of Serbia EU Accession Talks
No Bulgarian, Romanian Migrant Influx Imminent for UK - Survey
Bulgarian Agencies Team Up against Public Procurement Fraud
Bulgaria's Regional Devt Ministry, District Governors Streamline Control of Beach Concessions

Sports

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Leapfrogs to World No. 28

Crime

Bulgarian Drug Lord's Ex-Wife Thanks Police after Daughter Returned Safe
Canadian Arrested for Monitoring Jewish Center in Sofia - Report
Abduction of Bulgarian Cocaine King's Daughter Not Linked with His Trial - Official
EUR 0.5 M Ransom Paid for Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Daughter - Report
Bulgarian 'Cocaine King''s Abducted Daughter Returned Safe, Sound

Views on BG

Why Immigration Polls Are Not to Be Trusted

World

Tsarnaev Won't Be Treated as Enemy Combatant
Boston Bombing Suspects Planned More Attacks - Report
Younger Boston Bombing Suspect Was Born in Kyrgyzstan
Gunman Kills 5 in Southwest Russia
Kosovo Parliament, Serbia Govt Approve Reconciliation Deal
Boston Bombing Suspect Already Being Questioned

Business

M3 Communications Named Bulgaria's Top PR Agency

M3 Communications Group, Inc, has won the big prize at BAPRA Bright Awards 2013, Bulgaria's most prestigious PR contest.

Business | April 22, 2013, Monday // 19:00

Qatar Ready to Welcome Bulgarian Renewable Energy Experts

Qatar is ready to receive Bulgarian specialists in the sphere of renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as suppliers of construction materials and components, according to reports of the press office of the Regional Development Ministry.

Business | April 22, 2013, Monday // 15:50

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Rules Out Unconditional Privatization of Cargo Railway Unit

Kristiyan Krastev, caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, has said that he does not back a privatization deal for the freight unit of the Bulgarian State Railways Company (BDZ) at any cost.

Business | April 22, 2013, Monday // 13:27

Lufthansa Cancels 1,650 Flights over Strike

A strike of personnel has forced largest German air carrier, Lufthansa, to cancel more than 1,650 flights Monday, with more cancellations looming for Tuesday.

Business | April 22, 2013, Monday // 10:11

Bulgaria Appoints New Head of Gambling Commission

Ivan Enicherov has been appointed as the new head of Bulgaria’s State Gambling Commission, the Ministry of Finance has announced.

Business » Finance | April 22, 2013, Monday // 19:39

Ex Bulgarian Energy Minister: 8 Companies to Bid for Gas Exploration in Block 1-22 Teres

Former Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev has reported positive feedback about the presence of around 3 billion cubic meters of gas near the southern city of Svilengrad and the extraction can start within three years.

Business » Energy | April 22, 2013, Monday // 18:04

Bulgarian Customs Withdraw Lukoil License, Again

The Bulgarian Customs Agency has withdrawn a fuel storage and transportation license held by Lukoil Bulgaria, due to grave violations in accounting for volumes passing through its network.

Business » Energy | April 22, 2013, Monday // 12:49

Bulgarian Energy Minister to Announce Reshuffles

Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Asen Vasilev is expected to reveal Monday the reshuffles in his ministry that he first spoke of last week.

Business » Energy | April 22, 2013, Monday // 11:07

Politics

Bulgaria to Back EU Moratorium on Bee-Harming Neonicotinoids

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has vowed that the country will back the ban on the use of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides at the vote at the European Commission's Appeal Committee.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2013, Monday // 16:51

Bulgaria Had Third Lowest Government Deficit in EU in 2012

In 2012, the government deficit of both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27 decreased in absolute terms compared with 2011, while the government debt rose in both zones.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2013, Monday // 13:57

EC Recomments Start of Serbia EU Accession Talks

The European Commission has recommened the start of EU accession negotiations with Serbia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2013, Monday // 13:03

No Bulgarian, Romanian Migrant Influx Imminent for UK - Survey

Polls commissioned by the BBC in Bulgaria and Romania have shown that there is no great likelihood that Britain will be flooded with migrants from those countries once work restrictions fall off.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2013, Monday // 08:41

Bulgarian Agencies Team Up against Public Procurement Fraud

The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office and Commission for Protection of Competition have signed an agreement to work together in the prevention of cartel arrangement in public procurement.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2013, Monday // 14:51

Bulgaria's Regional Devt Ministry, District Governors Streamline Control of Beach Concessions

Bulgaria's Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works will control the fulfillment of obligations of concessionaires and tenants of Black Sea beaches, wile district administrations will mostly be in charge of securing lifeguards and beach safety.

Politics » Domestic | April 22, 2013, Monday // 12:10

Sports

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Leapfrogs to World No. 28

Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov has reached a new career-high ATP ranking spot, moving up six spots to No.28.

Sports | April 22, 2013, Monday // 14:17

Crime

Bulgarian Drug Lord's Ex-Wife Thanks Police after Daughter Returned Safe

Monika Dobrinova, the former wife of alleged Bulgarian cocaine kingpin Evelin Banev, has thanked police authorities after her and Banev’s daughter, Lara, was returned safe.

Crime | April 22, 2013, Monday // 17:49

Canadian Arrested for Monitoring Jewish Center in Sofia - Report

Details have emerged regarding the Iranian agent that was allegedly arrested by Bulgarian authorities in Sofia after engaging in surveillance of the local Chabad center back in 2012.

Crime | April 22, 2013, Monday // 15:34

Abduction of Bulgarian Cocaine King's Daughter Not Linked with His Trial - Official

The abduction of Lara Baneva, the 10-year-old daughter of suspected drug lord Evelin Banev aka Brendo, was likely not linked with her father’s trial in Italy, according to a Bulgarian prosecution official.

Crime | April 22, 2013, Monday // 14:56

EUR 0.5 M Ransom Paid for Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Daughter - Report

The 10-year-old daughter of Bulgarian businessman Evelin 'Brendo' Banev, charged with masterminding drug traffick, has been freed for a EUR 0.5 M ransom, according to reports.

Crime | April 22, 2013, Monday // 08:56

Bulgarian 'Cocaine King''s Abducted Daughter Returned Safe, Sound

The abducted 10-year-old daughter of Bulgarian businessman Evelin 'Brendo' Banev, who is tried for drug trafficking in Bulgaria and Italy, has been returned unharmed.

Crime | April 22, 2013, Monday // 07:53

Views on BG

Why Immigration Polls Are Not to Be Trusted

A BBC poll has been claimed to show millions of Bulgarians and Romanians intend to move to the UK, but is such a conclusion ever really valid?

Views on BG | April 22, 2013, Monday // 18:15

World

Tsarnaev Won't Be Treated as Enemy Combatant

The surviving suspect in last week's Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "will not be treated as an enemy combatant," the US government has announced.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 20:37

Boston Bombing Suspects Planned More Attacks - Report

The two suspects in the deadly marathon bombing had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other attacks, according to a police official.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 20:30

Younger Boston Bombing Suspect Was Born in Kyrgyzstan

Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the deadly bombing of the Boston Marathon, was born in Kyrgyzstan but left the country in 2001, local authorities have told the US Department of State.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 16:42

Gunman Kills 5 in Southwest Russia

Five people were shot dead by a gunman in the city of Belgorod in Southwest Russia on Monday afternoon, according to local police authorities.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 15:58

Kosovo Parliament, Serbia Govt Approve Reconciliation Deal

The parliament of Kosovo and the government of Serbia have approved the groundbreaking reconciliation deal between Serbian PM Ivica Dacic and Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 11:59

Boston Bombing Suspect Already Being Questioned

Severely wounded 19-year-old Bobson bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is hospitalized in an intensive ward, has already been questioned by investigators, according to local media.

World | April 22, 2013, Monday // 09:26
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