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ARCHIVE - 25 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Customs Conduct Overnight Lukoil Probe
Bulgaria's Power Grid Operator Extends Capacity Restrictions for Renewable Energy Plants
Inspection Clears Fuel Retailer Lukoil Bulgaria of Irregularities
Ex Chair of Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Found Guilty of Conflict of Interest
Renewable Energy Power Plants in Bulgaria to Function at Reduced Capacity for 7 Hrs on Thursday

Politics

Bulgaria to Receive EU Support for Promoting Eggs on Greek, Romanian Markets
Bulgaria, Romania End Up with Wrong Flags in BBC Immigration Debate
Bulgaria's Ex Agri Min's Wiretapping Tip Gets Him Expelled from Ex Ruling Party
President Plevneliev Attends Sod-Turning Ceremony for Sofia Subway Section
Defense Advisor of Bulgaria President Resigns
Life of Ex-Bulgarian Minister 'In Danger' after Wiretapping Revelation
Ex Bulgarian PM Voices Unwavering Faith in Embattled Deputy
Bulgarian Ex-EconMin Confirms: GERB Cabinet Was Wiretapped
Bulgaria Names New Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office
Ex Bulgarian AgriMin Placed under Security Watch
Bulgarian President Unperturbed by Prospect of Being Spied on
Ex AgriMin Exposes Shocking Mass Spying in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Ex Top Cop Must Be Held Accountable for Illegal Wiretapping Scandal - Poll
Blunder Discloses Names of Bulgarian Rangers in Afghanistan
Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Dare Ex-PM to Get Rid of Discredited Ally
Bulgaria's Latest Poll Shows GERB-BSP Margin down to 2%

Society

Famed Artist Christo Wins Case against Bulgaria in Strasbourg
Bulgarian Anonymous Hack Energy Watchdog Site
Bulgarian Church Outraged with Exhibition of Actual Human Bodies
Bulgarian Rock Legend Gyuzelev Dies at 67

Crime

Bulgarian Ex AgriMin Interrogated over Spying Claims
Suspect in Stara Zagora School Yard Murder Commits Suicide

Views on BG

Bulgarians Turn to Right and Left-Wing Parties

World

Putin: Russia, US Should Cooperate More Closely on Terror
Video Game 'Inspired' by Boston Tragedy Shocks America
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Unarmed When Captured - Report
Death Toll Climbs to 160 in Dhaka Building Collapse

Business

Bulgaria's Customs Conduct Overnight Lukoil Probe

Bulgaria's Customs Agency has conducted a probe in the tax warehouses of fuel retailer Lukoil Bulgaria until the wee hours Thursday.

Business | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 11:37

Bulgaria's Power Grid Operator Extends Capacity Restrictions for Renewable Energy Plants

The restrictions on the capacity of renewable energy plants serviced by the three distributors operating in Bulgaria will remain in force on Friday.

Business » Energy | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 20:38

Inspection Clears Fuel Retailer Lukoil Bulgaria of Irregularities

Fuel retailer Lukoil Bulgaria has published the results of an inspection by an independent authority concluding that the petrol bases of the company have been fully equipped with the mandatory measuring devices.

Business » Energy | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 20:03

Ex Chair of Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Found Guilty of Conflict of Interest

A Bulgarian watchdog has found Angel Semerdzhiev, former Chair of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), guilty of conflict of interest.

Business » Energy | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 18:50

Renewable Energy Power Plants in Bulgaria to Function at Reduced Capacity for 7 Hrs on Thursday

The three power distributors functioning in Bulgaria, CEZ, Energo-Pro and EVN, will introduce temporary restrictions on the production of electricity by renewable energy power plants.

Business » Energy | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:02

Politics

Bulgaria to Receive EU Support for Promoting Eggs on Greek, Romanian Markets

The European Commission has approved a scheme for promoting Bulgarian eggs on Greek and Romanian markets.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:44

Bulgaria, Romania End Up with Wrong Flags in BBC Immigration Debate

An embarrassing blunder was made during a BBC Daily Politics show, as Bulgaria and Romania appeared with wrong flags.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:51

Bulgaria's Ex Agri Min's Wiretapping Tip Gets Him Expelled from Ex Ruling Party

Bulgaria's center-right party GERB terminated the party membership of former Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov shortly after he accused former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov of illegal wiretapping of ministers of the previous government.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 19:23

President Plevneliev Attends Sod-Turning Ceremony for Sofia Subway Section

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova attended Thursday the sod-turning ceremony for a subway section connecting the Mladost 1 residential district to the Business Park Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 18:10

Defense Advisor of Bulgaria President Resigns

Vasil Marinov, Defense and Security Advisor of Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, has filed his resignation.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 17:31

Life of Ex-Bulgarian Minister 'In Danger' after Wiretapping Revelation

There is an actual danger for the life and well-being of former Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov, according to the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:56

Ex Bulgarian PM Voices Unwavering Faith in Embattled Deputy

The leader of GERB and former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Thursday he was not going to ask the resignation of his former Deputy and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, over allegations the latter has been illegally spying on senior politicia

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:38

Bulgarian Ex-EconMin Confirms: GERB Cabinet Was Wiretapped

Former Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov has confirmed the claim made by former Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov that the members of the center-right GERB Cabinet (2009-2013) were subjected to wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:50

Bulgaria Names New Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office

Hristo Dinev has been elected by Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council as the new administrative director of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:04

Ex Bulgarian AgriMin Placed under Security Watch

Security guards have been provided for Miroslav Naydenov, former Agriculture Minister in the Cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:02

Bulgarian President Unperturbed by Prospect of Being Spied on

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has declared that he is unperturbed by the allegations that he may have been among the officials spied on by former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov (2009-2013).

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:23

Ex AgriMin Exposes Shocking Mass Spying in Bulgaria

Miroslav Naydenov, former Agriculture Minister in the Cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, says he has been illegally spied on ever since he took office.

Politics » Domestic | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 08:59

Bulgaria's Ex Top Cop Must Be Held Accountable for Illegal Wiretapping Scandal - Poll

A poll has indicated that 77% of Bulgarians believe that former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov must be held to account for the illegal wiretapping of politicians and businessmen which allegedly took place during his term in office.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:16

Blunder Discloses Names of Bulgarian Rangers in Afghanistan

Bulgaria's Foreign Affairs Ministry has committed another pre-election blunder in publishing online lists with the names of Bulgarian rangers in Afghanistan.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:18

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Dare Ex-PM to Get Rid of Discredited Ally

Lyutvi Mestan, leader of Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, has called upon former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to dismiss Tsvetan Tsvetanov, a key official of his center-right GERB party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 11:50

Bulgaria's Latest Poll Shows GERB-BSP Margin down to 2%

Bulgaria's center-right GERB leads the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, by the slim margin of 2% ahead of the snap elections on May 12, according to the most recent poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 10:05

Society

Famed Artist Christo Wins Case against Bulgaria in Strasbourg

Bulgarian-born Christo-Hristo Yavashev, the world famous avant-guard artist, and his brothers Anani and Stefan have won a court battle in Strasbourg against Bulgaria.

Society | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 09:29

Bulgarian Anonymous Hack Energy Watchdog Site

Bulgaria's Anonymous have hacked the site of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation, DKEVR.

Society | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 08:36

Bulgarian Church Outraged with Exhibition of Actual Human Bodies

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has reacted strongly to the famous “Bodies Revealed” exhibition of actual human bodies that has arrived in the capital Sofia.

Society » Culture | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:57

Bulgarian Rock Legend Gyuzelev Dies at 67

Legendary Bulgarian rock musician Petar AKA Petsi Gyuzelev has passed away in his home at 11:30 am Thursday.

Society » Obituaries | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:35

Crime

Bulgarian Ex AgriMin Interrogated over Spying Claims

The Prosecutor's Office has summoned Thursday for questioning Miroslav Naydenov, former Agriculture Minister in the Cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.

Crime | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 10:45

Suspect in Stara Zagora School Yard Murder Commits Suicide

A team of psychologists are counseling Thursday students in the Todor Kableshkov Sports School in the southern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora after a shooting that broke there a day ago.

Crime | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 08:04

Views on BG

Bulgarians Turn to Right and Left-Wing Parties

Parties on the right and left-wing in Bulgaria benefit from voters' concerns about the impact of the financial crisis.

Views on BG | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:11

World

Putin: Russia, US Should Cooperate More Closely on Terror

Russia and the United States to cooperate more closely in dealing with terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared.

World | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 17:44

Video Game 'Inspired' by Boston Tragedy Shocks America

A video game "inspired" by the deadly Boston Marathon bombings has shocked many Americans, the New York Daily News reported.

World | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:38

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Unarmed When Captured - Report

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was reportedly unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard last Friday.

World | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:32

Death Toll Climbs to 160 in Dhaka Building Collapse

The death toll from the tragic collapse of a Bangladeshi building rose to 160 on Thursday, as rescuers are desperately searching for survivors.

World | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 11:11
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