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Business

Bulgarian Caretaker Cabinet Paid Millions to Small Business

Bulgaria's caretaker Cabinet has paid BGN 200 M to small and medium businesses since it took office on March 13, caretaker Economy and Energy Minister, Asen Vasilev, announced Saturday.

Business | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 16:56

Politics

Bulgarian President Calls for Full Criminal Probe in Spy Leaks

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, declared Saturday he was sick and tired of bugs and special surveillance devices.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 14:08

Bulgaria's Embattled Ex Top Cop Denies again Spying Claims

Bulgaria's former Interior Minister in the GERB Cabinet, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, once again firmly denied involvement in illegal spying of politicians.

Politics » Domestic | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 10:53

Ex Bulgarian PM Subjects Himself to Info Blackout

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has banned colleagues from telling him what is being published in the media.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 19:11

Society

Small Rally against Illegal Snooping Held in Sofia

Only twenty people attended the protest rally in downtown Sofia against the illegal use of special surveillance devices and mass spying in Bulgaria.

Society | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 17:28

Bulgarians Outraged by Greek Police Block Border Crossing

About hundred Bulgarians staged Saturday a thirty-minute blockade of the border crossing Ilinden-Exochi on the Bulgarian-Greek border.

Society | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 15:46

Bulgarian President Holds 2nd Open Doors Day

Saturday is a day of open doors at Bulgaria's President's Office during which citizens will be able to freely enter and view the premises and gain insight into the institution's functioning.

Society | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 13:40

143 Bulgarian MP Hopefuls Exposed as Communist Spies

A check of Bulgaria's Files Commission, the panel investigating the records of the Communist State Security, DS, has established that 143 candidates for parliamentary seats have been DS and military intelligence agents.

Society | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 12:20

Bulgarian Police Got 12 'Spy' Vans under Tsvetanov's Watch

Former Bulgarian Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has purchased twelve vehicles with wiretapping equipment in less than a year.

Society | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 11:49

10 Temperature Records Registered in Bulgaria

The mercury has climbed to record highs in 10 Bulgarian cities and towns Saturday, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, reported.

Society » Environment | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 18:35

Bulgarians Celebrate Resurrection of Lazarus

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Christians mark Saturday St. Lazarus Day, a holiday intimately connected with Easter and having an important place in Bulgarian folklore beliefs.

Society » Culture | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 11:19

Crime

Controversial Ex GERB MP Accuses Tsvetanov of Murder Plots

Former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, had maintained a secret police unit to pressure and even murder businessmen and politicians, according to Emil Dimitrov, former controversial Member of the Parliament from the GERB party.

Crime | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 18:04

Arrests Precede Bulgaria's Eternal Football Derby

Sofia police were able to prevent a mass melee in the central park Borisova Gradina before the top Bulgarian football derby between the teams of CSKA and Levski.

Crime | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 15:21

Burgas Terror Act Reenactment Deemed 99% Success

The reenactment of the Burgas bus bombing which took place Friday morning near the town of Ihtiman has been deemed 99% successful, the Chief of the National Investigative Services, Boyko Naydenov, says.

Crime | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 13:05

Bulgarian Police: Scandalous Recording Was Made Illegally

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry has officially confirmed that there have not been any requests for use of special surveillance devices, SRS, in connection with the scandalous recording leaked to the media.

Crime | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 10:02

World

New York City Makes Eerie Discovery of 9/11 Jet Debris

Debris that appears to be part of the landing gear of one of the jets flown into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been found in New York City.

World | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 19:47

Boston Bombing Suspect Transferred to Jail

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the prime and only surviving suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings has been transferred from hospital to prison in fair condition.

World | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 16:23

Serbia Inks Historic Kosovo Accord

The Serbian Parliament has overwhelmingly approved normalizing relations with its former breakaway province Kosovo.

World | April 27, 2013, Saturday // 14:47