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ARCHIVE - 4 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Bestows Its Wine 'Oscars'
Bulgarian Caretaker FinMin Left Alone in Mending His Ministry
Bulgarians Rise in Support of Romanian 'Fracking' Rallies
Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association Decries Temporary Restrictions on Output
Power Distributors in Bulgaria to Temporarily Disconnect Renewable Energy Plants
Bulgaria Cuts Nuclear Energy Production
Bulgarian Miners Demand Urgent Measures to Overcome Sector Crisis

Politics

Brussels: One Trillion Euros Lost to Tax Havens a Year
EC President: CEZ Complaint against Bulgaria Yet to be Evaluated
Dogan Attacker: No One Can Save You from People's Wrath
PACE Delegation to Arrive on Pre-Electoral Visit to Bulgaria
Bulgaria Postpones Election Ballot Draw
Veteran Ethnic Turkish MPs to Retire from Bulgarian Parliament
Bulgarians Divided on PM Borisov's Resignation
Bulgarian Right-Wingers Drop from Election Race
Bulgarian President: No Govt after Vote Is Bad Scenario
Bulgarian Conservatives Side with Ex-Rulers, Name Main Enemies
Bulgarian Parties Sign Fair Elections Contract
Bulgaria Media Mogul to Run for Parliament Again
Fresh Poll Gives GERB 7% Edge over Bulgarian Socialists

Society

Bulgarian President Moves to Curb Suicide Wave with Prayer
Bulgaria Bows to Lim Tragedy's 'Fallen Angels'

Sports

Bulgaria Goalkeeper: Fulham, Other Clubs Eager to Sign Me

Crime

Turkey Busts Women’s Trafficking Ring from Bulgaria
Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Verdict in Italy Out in June

Views on BG

A Microcosm of Bulgarians' Plight
Bulgaria Looks Back With Mixed Emotions

Quotes

Today's Quote

World

South Africa's Mandela Improving, Zuma Says
EU Urges North Korea to Return to Talks
Unprecedented Leak Exposes Offshore Financial Secrets
Russia Slams North Korea's Latest Actions
Facebook 'to Launch Smartphone' after Months of Rumors
Shooting at Fort Knox Leaves 1 Civilian Dead
5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Manila

Novinite Insider

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
Dogan Attacker's Matrix
Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal - Whose Mistake Was It This Time?

Letters to the Editor

Bulgaria Should Prosecute Media Who Filmed Borko Abuse

Business

Bulgaria Bestows Its Wine 'Oscars'

Bulgaria's largest international commercial exhibit of wines "Vinaria 2013" has bestowed six "Golden Rhyton" awards and 125 medals at a ceremony held Wednesday evening.

Business | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 16:22

Bulgarian Caretaker FinMin Left Alone in Mending His Ministry

Bulgaria's caretaker Finance Minister, Kalin Hristov, has been left without deputies at one of the key posts in the interim Cabinet.

Business » Finance | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:59

Bulgarians Rise in Support of Romanian 'Fracking' Rallies

Bulgarians gathered in the northeastern town of Dobrich to protest against the potential use of the hydraulic fracturing technology in neighboring Romania.

Business » Energy | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 16:49

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association Decries Temporary Restrictions on Output

The Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) has come up with a letter protesting the decision to impose restrictions on the output of renewable energy plants in a bid to maintain the balance of the energy system.

Business » Energy | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:54

Power Distributors in Bulgaria to Temporarily Disconnect Renewable Energy Plants

Power distributors CEZ and EVN will temporarily disconnect renewable energy power plants in western and southeastern Bulgaria to maintain the balance in the system.

Business » Energy | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:07

Bulgaria Cuts Nuclear Energy Production

The central dispatch unit of Bulgaria's only Nuclear Power Plant "Kozloduy" has decided to reduce electric energy production over system safety reasons.

Business » Energy | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 11:36

Bulgarian Miners Demand Urgent Measures to Overcome Sector Crisis

The branch association of Bulgarian miners will discuss Thursday steps to alleviate the crisis plaguing the sector.

Business » Energy | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 10:40

Politics

Brussels: One Trillion Euros Lost to Tax Havens a Year

The European Commission has called on EU states to do more to tackle tax fraud after an unprecedented leak of documents revealed the closely guarded investment information of more than 100,000 people around the world.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 18:17

EC President: CEZ Complaint against Bulgaria Yet to be Evaluated

European Commission President Jose Barroso has said that the complaint of Czech power utility CEZ against Bulgaria is still being evaluated.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 09:38

Dogan Attacker: No One Can Save You from People's Wrath

Oktay Enimehmedov, the man who shocked Bulgaria by pointing a gas pistol at former ethnic Turkish party leader Ahmed Dogan, has written a letter in Sofia's jail.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 10:36

PACE Delegation to Arrive on Pre-Electoral Visit to Bulgaria

The six-member PACE delegation, led by Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC), will arrive in Bulgaria on a two-day mission to assess the electoral framework and campaign prior to the early parliamentary elections to be held in the country on 12 May.

Politics » Domestic | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 08:15

Bulgaria Postpones Election Ballot Draw

The draw that will determine the order in which parties and coalitions will appear in the integral ballot at the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria has been postponed for April 9, the country's electoral body has announced.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 19:57

Veteran Ethnic Turkish MPs to Retire from Bulgarian Parliament

Two key members of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party will not run for Parliament in the upcoming elections, local media have learned.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 18:08

Bulgarians Divided on PM Borisov's Resignation

Bulgarians are divided in their opinion on the resignation of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, according to a recent poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 15:40

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Drop from Election Race

Newly formed Bulgarian right-wing party Blue Unity has conclusively decided not to take part in the upcoming snap elections in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 15:38

Bulgarian President: No Govt after Vote Is Bad Scenario

The failure to form a Cabinet in Bulgaria after the May 12 snap general elections would be a bad scenario for the country, President, Rosen Plevneliev, says.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 15:08

Bulgarian Conservatives Side with Ex-Rulers, Name Main Enemies

Bulgarian conservative party Law, Order and Justice (RZS) has named the main formations it would be fighting against ahead of the snap elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:58

Bulgarian Parties Sign Fair Elections Contract

Bulgaria's leading political parties inked Thursday a public contract for conducting free, fair, and democratic general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:30

Bulgaria Media Mogul to Run for Parliament Again

The son and partner of a local media mogul, who have been criticized for concentrating Bulgaria's media market in their hands and fawning to those in power, is planning another term in parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:10

Fresh Poll Gives GERB 7% Edge over Bulgarian Socialists

If the general elections were to be held now, the center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, would get 24.4% of the vote, unchanged since January, according to a recent poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:46

Society

Bulgarian President Moves to Curb Suicide Wave with Prayer

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has proposed three days of nationwide prayer in a move intended to curb the recent surge in suicides in the country.

Society | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:26

Bulgaria Bows to Lim Tragedy's 'Fallen Angels'

Bulgaria is marking somberly Thursday the 9th anniversary of the tragic death of twelve children in the Lim river in Serbia.

Society | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:06

Sports

Bulgaria Goalkeeper: Fulham, Other Clubs Eager to Sign Me

Bulgarian international goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov has revealed that a number of clubs are currently interested in signing him.

Sports | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 16:15

Crime

Turkey Busts Women’s Trafficking Ring from Bulgaria

A Turkish police investigation into women's trafficking ring involving Bulgaria has led to the detention of six suspects in Istanbul, officials announced.

Crime | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:06

Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Verdict in Italy Out in June

The Court in Italy will announce the verdict of alleged Bulgarian drug lord Evelin Banev AKA Brendo, in June.

Crime | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 11:02

Views on BG

A Microcosm of Bulgarians' Plight

Looking at Kaolinovo’s newly built playground with its red slides and green swings, one might wonder for a moment which western European town this is.

Views on BG | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 16:26

Bulgaria Looks Back With Mixed Emotions

Bulgaria recently recalled its record during the Holocaust. With pride. And with shame.

Views on BG | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:17

Quotes

Today's Quote

"Ahmed Dogan and the leeches around him should see the incident both as a warning and an opportunity.

Quotes | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 18:02

World

South Africa's Mandela Improving, Zuma Says

Nelson Mandela is "much better" and responding well to treatment for pneumonia, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 20:32

EU Urges North Korea to Return to Talks

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has called upon North Korea to stop stoking tensions and instead re-engage with the international community.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 19:03

Unprecedented Leak Exposes Offshore Financial Secrets

An unprecedented leak of documents is revealing the closely guarded investment information of more than 100,000 people around the world, who sought utmost secrecy in offshore tax havens.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:23

Russia Slams North Korea's Latest Actions

Russia has condemnedNorth Korea's actions in the intensifying standoff with South Korea and the United States.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:17

Facebook 'to Launch Smartphone' after Months of Rumors

Social networking site Facebook is expected to unveil a push into the smartphone market on Thursday from its headquarters in California.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:57

Shooting at Fort Knox Leaves 1 Civilian Dead

A shooting which broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Knox US Army base in Kentucky killed one civilian employee.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 09:03

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Manila

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday.

World | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 08:32

Novinite Insider

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

"Statistics," Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish writer and philosopher remarked, "are the greatest liars of them all.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 11:46

Dogan Attacker's Matrix

In the country, where as a rule there is either too much or too little talk, many questions remain unanswered.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:41

Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal - Whose Mistake Was It This Time?

Was something lost in translation in Bulgaria's recent wiretapping scandal?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 10:08

Letters to the Editor

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