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ARCHIVE - 24 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Attempts to Resolve Dispute between Customs Agency, Fuel Retailer
Bulgaria's Customs Agency Infuriated by Restored License of Fuel Retailer Lukoil
Lukoil’s Bulgaria Refinery Has License Restored by Court

Politics

Bulgaria Condemns Bomb Attack on French Embassy in Tripoli
EC Launches 3 New Infringement Proceedings against Bulgaria
EP to Decide on Illegal Police Snooping in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Socialist Leader Summoned for Questioning over Illegal Wiretapping Scandal
Supreme Judicial Council to Appoint Administrative Director of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office
Bulgarian Ex-PM Says He Can't Promise Anything Optimistic Ahead of Vote
New Poll Gives GERB 6% Lead over Bulgaria's Socialists
Bulgaria Starts Printing Elections 2013 Ballot Papers

Society

Bulgaria Reacts with Disdain to Turkish Daily's Scandalous Map

Sports

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov Stumbles in 2nd Round of Barcelona Open

Crime

Bulgarian Chief Police Secretary Refuses to Resign over Wiretap Scandal
Bulgaria to Pay EUR 25 000 Compensation in Police Murder Case Implicating Ex-PM
Gunfire Breaks Out at School in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora
2 Bulgarians Convicted for Organizing Prostitution, Human Trafficking in Brussels

Views on BG

Bulgarian Farming Struggles to Achieve Potential
Gravely Damaged Media Pluralism

World

Boston Suspects' Parents Agree to Assist in Investigation
Building Collapses, Leaves over 80 Dead in Bangladesh
President Names Enrico Letta as Italy's New PM
6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan
Australia Nabs Hacker Group LulzSec 'Leader'
Boston Suspect: Marathon Carnage Revenge for US Wars

Business

Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Attempts to Resolve Dispute between Customs Agency, Fuel Retailer

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has described the dispute between the Customs Agency head and fuel retailer Lukoil Bulgaria as a "micro-drama", stressing that the disagreement was not supposed to affect common people.

Business » Energy | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:08

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Infuriated by Restored License of Fuel Retailer Lukoil

Bulgaria's Customs Agency has come up with a media statement commenting on the stopped preliminary execution of the decision to suspend a license of fuel retailer Lukoil Bulgaria EOOD for running a tax warehouse.

Business » Energy | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:19

Lukoil’s Bulgaria Refinery Has License Restored by Court

The Bulgarian refiner owned by Russia's Lukoil has had restored its fuel storage and transportation license, the administrative court decided on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 07:57

Politics

Bulgaria Condemns Bomb Attack on French Embassy in Tripoli

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has come up with a declaration condemning the attack against the French embassy in Tripoli.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:18

EC Launches 3 New Infringement Proceedings against Bulgaria

The European Commission launched three new infringement proceedings against Bulgaria at the end of term in office of the previous government, according to a report on the implementation of the measures stemming from Bulgaria's obligations as an EU Member

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 17:23

EP to Decide on Illegal Police Snooping in Bulgaria

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, is to decide on Wednesday whether to include the issue with illegal mass police spying in Bulgaria on its agenda.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 08:13

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Summoned for Questioning over Illegal Wiretapping Scandal

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has been summoned to the Specialized Prosecutor's Office for a questioning relating to the tip-off he submitted in end-March about illegal wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 12:30

Supreme Judicial Council to Appoint Administrative Director of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office

Two candidates are competing for the post of administrative head of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office - Hristo Dinev and Ivan Petrov - both of them officials of the prosecuting authority.

Politics » Domestic | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 10:44

Bulgarian Ex-PM Says He Can't Promise Anything Optimistic Ahead of Vote

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) has vowed not to resort to populism ahead of the country’s snap elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 20:36

New Poll Gives GERB 6% Lead over Bulgaria's Socialists

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB leads the Bulgarian Socialist Party by 6% ahead of the snap elections in May, according to a Center for Analysis and Marketing poll released on Wednesday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:45

Bulgaria Starts Printing Elections 2013 Ballot Papers

Bulgaria’s central electoral body starts on Wednesday the printing of ballot papers for the ealry parliamentary elections on May 12.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 08:44

Society

Bulgaria Reacts with Disdain to Turkish Daily's Scandalous Map

Bulgarian Prime Minister Marin Raykov has strongly criticized the Turkish Milliyet daily for publishing an improvised map that appears to “occupy” large territories of Bulgaria, among others.

Society | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:23

Sports

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov Stumbles in 2nd Round of Barcelona Open

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov failed to build upon his impressive performance at Monte Carlo last week, losing 5:7, 1:6 to Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo in the second round of the Barcelona Open.

Sports | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 15:26

Crime

Bulgarian Chief Police Secretary Refuses to Resign over Wiretap Scandal

Kalin Georgiev, Chief Secretary of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry, has declared that he would not file his resignation over the ongoing wiretapping scandal in the country.

Crime | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 18:28

Bulgaria to Pay EUR 25 000 Compensation in Police Murder Case Implicating Ex-PM

The Bulgarian state has been sentenced to pay BGN 50 000 (approximately EUR 25 000) in compensation to the family of businessman Todor Todorov, who was killed during a police operation back in 2003.

Crime | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:00

Gunfire Breaks Out at School in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora

Shooting broke out Wednesday morning in the Todor Kableshkov Sports School in Stara Zagora.

Crime | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 11:39

2 Bulgarians Convicted for Organizing Prostitution, Human Trafficking in Brussels

Two Bulgarian nationals, Miro Asenov, 40, and Arben Donchev, 25, have been convicted on charges of organizing prostitution and human trafficking in Brussels.

Crime | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 11:27

Views on BG

Bulgarian Farming Struggles to Achieve Potential

Bulgaria’s farm sector has started to look up after years of under-investment and fragmentation, with export-oriented agro-industry doing well and smaller farms seeing opportunities to sell quality produce abroad.

Views on BG | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 17:34

Gravely Damaged Media Pluralism

One of the most discussed issues in Bulgarian media is the topic of the deteriorating media freedom in the country. Consistently ranking last among European Union members the country keeps regressing.

Views on BG | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 07:09

World

Boston Suspects' Parents Agree to Assist in Investigation

The parents of the two suspects in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings have agreed to visit the US to assist in the ongoing investigation, according to a Russian media report.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 19:33

Building Collapses, Leaves over 80 Dead in Bangladesh

At least 80 people have been killed and some 800 have been injured after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 17:10

President Names Enrico Letta as Italy's New PM

Enrico Letta, deputy leader of Italy’s center-left Democratic Party, is set to become the country's new Prime Minister.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:52

6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan Wednesday, according to reports of the Pakistan Met department.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:41

Australia Nabs Hacker Group LulzSec 'Leader'

Australian police say they have arrested a "self-proclaimed leader" of the hacking group LulzSec.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 09:27

Boston Suspect: Marathon Carnage Revenge for US Wars

Тhe surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has said the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were the motivating factors behind last week's attack, CNN reported, citing US government official.

World | April 24, 2013, Wednesday // 06:59
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