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Business

Norway's Telenor Buys Bulgaria's Globul from OTE

Telenor ASA has agreed to buy Bulgaria's Globul from current owner OTE for EUR 717 M on a cash and debt free basis, the Norwegian telecoms firm said in a statement on Friday.

Business | April 26, 2013, Friday // 20:17

Bulgaria's Anti-Trust Watchdog Uncovers Cartel in Sunflower Oil Market

Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has reported a potential breach of competition rules in sunflower oil trade.

Business | April 26, 2013, Friday // 13:28

Bulgarian State Vows No State Intervention in Food Prices for Easter

Agriculture Minister Ivan Stankov has made clear that Bulgaria's caretaker government will not interfere in the food market during the Easter holidays.

Business | April 26, 2013, Friday // 12:08

Boston Suspects Planned Times Square Attack: Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned to detonate the rest of their explosives in Times Square.

Business | April 26, 2013, Friday // 07:40

Customs: Tax Warehouse of Lukoil Bulgaria Non-Compliant

A newly completed inspection of Customs Agency officials at the tax warehouse of fuel retailer Lukoil Bulgaria has indicated noncompliance with the legal requirements.

Business » Energy | April 26, 2013, Friday // 18:14

Bulgaria Mulls Unilateral Declassification of Gas Contract with Gazprom

Bulgaria is studying the opportunities to resort to unilateral declassification of the gas supply contract between Bulgaria and Gazprom, according to Asen Vasilev, caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

Business » Energy | April 26, 2013, Friday // 15:13

Novinite Launches 'Special Topic' Section, Tourism in Focus First

The teams of novinite.bg, novinite.com и novinite.ru. have started preparations for a new tourism supplement called "Special topic" of Novinite - "4 Seasons."

Business » Tourism | April 26, 2013, Friday // 16:03

Politics

EC Stops Infringement Proceedings against Bulgaria over Pirin National Park

The European Commission has closed infringement proceedings against Bulgaria related to irregularities in the implementation of a project on the territory of the Pirin National Park.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2013, Friday // 14:19

Bulgaria's Embattled Ex Agriculture Minister 'Behind Most Scandalous Watergate Recordings'

The recordings in the latest developments of Bulgaria’s ‘'watergate' scandal are authentic and there is no doubt about it, an outspoken and fiery opposition leader has stated.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 18:07

Sofia City Prosecutor Resigns after Scandalous Wiretap Leak

Nikolay Kokinov has resigned from the post of Sofia City Prosecutor amid a huge wiretapping scandal.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 17:32

Bulgaria Rightist Ex-PM Kostov: 'Watergate' Spells Borisov’s Death

The 'watergate' scandal has dealt a deadly blow to former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his party, argues rightist party chair Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 16:49

Chief Investigator: Crime Abounds in Bulgaria

The Chief of the National Investigative Services and former interim Chief Prosecutor, Boyko Naydenov, says that there are limits for everyone in communicating with politicians regardless of their own post.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 15:32

Calls for Prosecuting Bulgaria's Ex PM Gain Momentum after 'Watergate' Shock

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov should face prosecution, rather than elections, opposition parties have said after the so-called 'watergate' scandal sent new shockwaves in the country.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 15:09

Ex Bulgarian PM Unperturbed by Scandalous Recording

Unproven slander such as recordings and flash disks cannot do anything against me, said former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 14:25

Transcript of Fresh Wiretaps Leaked in Bulgarian Media

Below is the entire letter sent anonymously to Bulgarian media by an alleged employee of the police's special technical directorate, SDOTO, and a full transcript of the illegal recoding of two senior politicians and a magistrate.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 13:20

Senior Officials Wiretaps Leak in Bulgarian Media Again, 'Watergate' Gains Speed

Several media offices have received anonymously Friday morning a fresh batch of scandalous special surveillance devices recordings, involving top politicians and magistrates.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 11:05

Bulgarian Ex GERB MP: Tsvetanov Bragged about Spying

Former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, had never been hiding he had been spying on many, including from his own GERB party, and even bragged about it.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2013, Friday // 09:44

Ex Bulgarian PM Announces Presidential Bid

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borisov has revealed plans to run for president in the next election.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 26, 2013, Friday // 08:26

Society

Bulgaria Basks in Summer-Like Heat

The mercury will climb to 30C Friday and several temperature records are expected once again.

Society » Environment | April 26, 2013, Friday // 09:12

Crime

Suspect Bulgarian Kingpin Faces Extradition to Romania

The Sofia City Court is going to rule Friday on the extradition of suspected drug lord Evelin Banev aka Brendo to Romania.

Crime | April 26, 2013, Friday // 10:21

Burgas Terror Act Reenacted in Bulgaria

The reenactment of the Burgas bus bombing is taking place Friday morning near the town of Ihtiman, which is located mid-way between the capital Sofia and the second largest city of Plovdiv.

Crime | April 26, 2013, Friday // 07:56

World

World Marks 27 Years Since Chernobyl Disaster

On Friday, the world marks 27 years since its worst nuclear power accident, the Chernobyl disaster.

World | April 26, 2013, Friday // 08:46

Novinite Insider

Meglena Kuneva: Say No to Bulgaria's State as Racketeer

Interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg with Meglena Kuneva, leader of the party "Bulgaria for Citizens Movement" about the upcoming general elections on May 12.

Novinite Insider » Interview | April 26, 2013, Friday // 07:00

Who Benefits from Bulgaria's Watergate?

Who is piling up benefits from the ‘watergate' scandal that sent – yet again - shockwaves in Bulgaria on Friday? This is the question that every reasonable Bulgarian faced on Friday after media published a scandalous special surveillance devices recording

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 26, 2013, Friday // 14:21
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