ARCHIVE - 29 April 2013

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Business

German Behr-Hella Thermocontrol to Open New Plant, R&D Center in Bulgaria
Greek Parliament Approves New Austerity, Protests Loom

Politics

UK's Prince Edward to Visit Bulgaria in June
EU Bans Bee-Harming Pesticides
EC Refuses Concrete Comments on Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal
Farage Claims His Party 'Not Racist'
Bulgaria Last in EU by Public Spending on Education in 2011
Judicial Council OKs Resignation of Sofia City Prosecutor
Varna City Hall Sacks Interim Mayor
Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: I Can't Believe This Is Happening!
'Watergate'-Discredited Bulgarian Prosecutor Files Total Resignation
Bulgaria's GERB Leads Socialists by Large Margin, Pollsters Claim
Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Calls on Borisov, Tsvetanov to Give Up Immunity
Bulgarian Ex-PM Enraged by Being Spied on in Own Toilet
Socialist Leader: Bulgaria Needs Honest Consensus to Recover from GERB Rule

Society

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor: Scandalous Tapes Are Authentic
Bulgaria's Energy Sector Generated 79.9% of GHG Emissions in 2011
Series of Feeble Earthquakes Registered in SE Bulgaria
Orthodox Christians Mark Start of Holy Week

Crime

Bulgarian Businessman Opens Fire at Alleged Abductors
Prosecution to Summon Bulgaria Ex PM Borisov - Chief Prosecutor

Views on BG

Eastern Europe's Watergate

World

5 Sentenced for Human Organ Trafficking in Kosovo
Dutch Queen Set to Hand Throne to Son
4 Feared Dead in Prague Blast, No Bulgarians Harmed
At least 40 Injured in Prague Building Explosion
Large Explosion Reported in Prague
Syria PM Survives Assassination Attack in Damascus - Report

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria - in the Trap of the Wiretap, the Sequel

Business

German Behr-Hella Thermocontrol to Open New Plant, R&D Center in Bulgaria

Asen Vasilev, Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, will award Tuesday an A Class Investor certificate to German Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH, BHTC, a leading manufacturer of automotive climate controls and thermalmanagement produ

Business | April 29, 2013, Monday // 14:14

Greek Parliament Approves New Austerity, Protests Loom

The Parliament of Greece has approved an austerity package tabled by cabinet, in expectation of a new EUR 8.

Business » Finance | April 29, 2013, Monday // 09:59

Politics

UK's Prince Edward to Visit Bulgaria in June

Britain’s Prince Edward and his wife Sophie will visit Bulgaria on June 23-24on the invitation of Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, it has been announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 29, 2013, Monday // 14:28

EU Bans Bee-Harming Pesticides

The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2013, Monday // 18:56

EC Refuses Concrete Comments on Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal

The European Commission will not publish an extraordinary progress report on Bulgaria under the co-operation and verification mechanism (CVM) before the one due in end-2013, according to EC Spokesperson Mark Gray.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2013, Monday // 17:13

Farage Claims His Party 'Not Racist'

Controversial British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage has hit back at claims that his party is racist.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2013, Monday // 15:53

Bulgaria Last in EU by Public Spending on Education in 2011

Bulgaria had the lowest ratio of government expenditure on education to GDP among the EU27 in 2011, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2013, Monday // 11:58

Judicial Council OKs Resignation of Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has dismissed Nikolay Kokinov from the post of Sofia City Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | April 29, 2013, Monday // 18:10

Varna City Hall Sacks Interim Mayor

The tensions in Bulgaria's Black Sea City of Varna have escalated Monday after the dismissal of interim Mayor Hristo Bozov.

Politics » Domestic | April 29, 2013, Monday // 12:21

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor: I Can't Believe This Is Happening!

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has expressed his dismay at the latest developments in the wiretapping scandal shaking the country.

Politics » Domestic | April 29, 2013, Monday // 11:42

'Watergate'-Discredited Bulgarian Prosecutor Files Total Resignation

Resigned Sofia City Prosecutor Nikolay Kokinov has also filed a resignation from his position as a prosecutor, said Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | April 29, 2013, Monday // 10:16

Bulgaria's GERB Leads Socialists by Large Margin, Pollsters Claim

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party leads the rival Socialists by a comfortable margin ahead of the early general elections on May 12, according to the latest poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 29, 2013, Monday // 16:43

Bulgaria's Ex EU Commissioner Calls on Borisov, Tsvetanov to Give Up Immunity

Meglena Kuneva, leader of the Citizens for Bulgaria Movement, has argued that the newly published scandalous wiretap leaks involving former PM Borisov contain sufficient evidence of crime against justice.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 29, 2013, Monday // 15:55

Bulgarian Ex-PM Enraged by Being Spied on in Own Toilet

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has told reporters that he has agreed to be interrogated by prosecutors “only in order to find out who has been wiretapping him in the toilet.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 29, 2013, Monday // 15:30

Socialist Leader: Bulgaria Needs Honest Consensus to Recover from GERB Rule

Sensible political leaders will need to throw aside their differences and come together after May 12 elections as a counterpoise to former ruling GERB party, stated Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 29, 2013, Monday // 08:51

Society

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor: Scandalous Tapes Are Authentic

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, stated Monday that he had no doubt that the scandalous tapes leaked to the media Friday are authentic.

Society | April 29, 2013, Monday // 13:39

Bulgaria's Energy Sector Generated 79.9% of GHG Emissions in 2011

Bulgaria's energy sector remains one of the major sources of emissions of sulfur dioxide and the main source of nitrous oxide emissions, according to a report for 2011.

Society » Environment | April 29, 2013, Monday // 13:11

Series of Feeble Earthquakes Registered in SE Bulgaria

Three week earthquakes of magnitude between 2.3 and 3.2 on the Richter scale have been registered in the wee hours Monday in the area of south-eastern Bulgarian town of Topolovgrad.

Society » Environment | April 29, 2013, Monday // 09:28

Orthodox Christians Mark Start of Holy Week

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria and around the world mark on April 29 Holy Monday – the first day of the most important week in the church calendar, the Holy Week leading to Easter.

Society » Culture | April 29, 2013, Monday // 08:13

Crime

Bulgarian Businessman Opens Fire at Alleged Abductors

A failed kidnapping attempt has been made Monday morning in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Crime | April 29, 2013, Monday // 14:09

Prosecution to Summon Bulgaria Ex PM Borisov - Chief Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has confirmed that the prosecution will summon former PM Boyko Borisov to witness regarding the scandalous leaked conversation he apparently participated in.

Crime | April 29, 2013, Monday // 10:39

Views on BG

Eastern Europe's Watergate

A grey Chrysler Voyager van equipped with antennas called “The Catcher”

Views on BG | April 29, 2013, Monday // 19:42

World

5 Sentenced for Human Organ Trafficking in Kosovo

An EU-led court in Kosovo has found five people guilty in connection with a human organ-trafficking ring.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 20:33

Dutch Queen Set to Hand Throne to Son

Dutch Queen Beatrix is to abdicate on Tuesday in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 19:34

4 Feared Dead in Prague Blast, No Bulgarians Harmed

The strong explosion of a leaky gas pipe that caused significant damage of a building in Prague’s historic center on Monday has probably killed up to four people, according to reports.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 17:14

At least 40 Injured in Prague Building Explosion

The strong explosion of a leaky gas pipe that caused significant damage of a building in downtown Prague on Monday has injured at least 40 people, according to police.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 14:48

Large Explosion Reported in Prague

A large explosion has damaged badly a building in downtown Prague Monday morning with people trapped underneath the rubble.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 12:53

Syria PM Survives Assassination Attack in Damascus - Report

A deadlly bombing attack has occured in Syrian capital Damascus directed against PM Wael Al-Halqi, who has survived it, according to reports.

World | April 29, 2013, Monday // 10:37

Novinite Insider

Bulgaria - in the Trap of the Wiretap, the Sequel

The wiretapping saga, dubbed the "Bulgarian Watergate," is doggedly sending shockwaves in the country.

Novinite Insider » Special Report | April 29, 2013, Monday // 17:09