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ARCHIVE - 5 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Sofia Allocates BGN 4.5 M for New Streets
Facebook Launches Smartphone Foray
Bulgarians Part of Offshore Scandal, Unprecedented Leaks Show
Bulgarian Socialists Mull Taxing 'the Rich'
World Bank Refused to Pay VAT in Bulgaria - Report
Yanev Vows to Expose Bulgarian 'Offshoreleaks Culprits'
Fiscal Watchdog Saved Bulgaria's Silver Fund from Djankov
Rosatom May Build Nuclear Reactor in Finland
Ex Bulgarian Energy Minister Assuages Power Outage Fears
Bulgaria's Kozlduy NPP Safe Despite Reduced Capacity - CEO

Politics

Britain Not Afraid of Bulgarian Influx - Ambassador
Retirees Threaten to Sue Bulgaria in European Court
Elections 2013: Atlantic Club President to Clash with Former PM Borisov
PACE: Bulgaria Needs Free, Fair Elections to Overcome Crisis
Elections 2013: Ex Mayor to Face Off Two Ex PMs in Sofia
Bulgaria’s Missing Mafia Duo Turn Up on Electoral Rolls
38 Parties, 7 Coalitions to Run in Bulgaria's Snap Polls
Bulgarian Right-Wingers Desperate to Quit Election Race
Bulgarian Right-Wingers Fail to Quit Election Race
Bulgarias Ex EU Commissioner Party Announces Elections Bid

Society

98% of Children Accommodated at Bulgarian Care Homes Have Parents
Trade Union Demands Revision of Bulgaria's Flat Tax Rate
Bulgarians Rally against Memorial Desecration in Macedonia
Nationwide Prayer for Prosperity Starts in Bulgaria
Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over Gusty Winds

Crime

Bulgarian Ex-Interior Min Denies Wiretapping Allegations
Residents of Southern Bulgarian City Seek Damages for Radiation Exposure Accident
Bulgarian Drug Lord’s Ex-Wife Says She Can’t Afford Ransom for Daughter

Views on BG

Q&A: End of Bulgaria and Romania Work Restrictions
Bulgaria Holds Prayers to End Suicides and Despair
Flood of Romanian and Bulgarian Migrants 'Unlikely', Says Report

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World

Offshore Leaks to Unveil More Embarrassing Tax Dodging
Kate Reveals Baby is Due in Mid-July
N Korea Tells Foreign Embassies to Consider Evacuation
Moscow Ranked Most Congested City in 2012
North Korea Deploys 2nd Missile to East Coast - Report
Building Collapses in India, Kills Dozens of People

Business

Bulgaria's Sofia Allocates BGN 4.5 M for New Streets

Bulgarian capital Sofia has allocated a total of BGN 4.5 M (EUR 2.3 M) for the construction of new streets in the city.

Business | April 5, 2013, Friday // 16:36

Facebook Launches Smartphone Foray

Social network site Facebook has unveiled a push into the smartphone market from its headquarters in California.

Business | April 5, 2013, Friday // 08:26

Bulgarians Part of Offshore Scandal, Unprecedented Leaks Show

Bulgarians are among the more than 100 000 people around the world, who sought utmost secrecy in offshore tax havens.

Business | April 5, 2013, Friday // 08:01

Bulgarian Socialists Mull Taxing 'the Rich'

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, is considering taxing more people with higher income and easing taxation for the most disadvantaged.

Business » Finance | April 5, 2013, Friday // 14:47

World Bank Refused to Pay VAT in Bulgaria - Report

The World Bank has refused to pay Value Added Tax in Bulgaria, according to shorthand notes from the last meeting of the caretaker government.

Business » Finance | April 5, 2013, Friday // 12:05

Yanev Vows to Expose Bulgarian 'Offshoreleaks Culprits'

"Offshoreleaks" include names of Bulgarian businessmen, politicians, and several pollsters, according to the controversial leader of the marginal conservative Order, Law and Justice party, RZS, Yane Yanev.

Business » Finance | April 5, 2013, Friday // 10:49

Fiscal Watchdog Saved Bulgaria's Silver Fund from Djankov

Bulgaria's fiscal reserve amounts to BGN 5 B, the Governor of the Central Bank, BNB, Ivan Iskrov, has reported.

Business » Finance | April 5, 2013, Friday // 10:13

Rosatom May Build Nuclear Reactor in Finland

Finnish power company Fennovoima has launched negotiations with Russia’s state-owned Rossatom over a new reactor planned at Pyhaejoki in northern Finland.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2013, Friday // 16:07

Ex Bulgarian Energy Minister Assuages Power Outage Fears

There is no threat of power outages in Bulgaria, according to one of the former Energy and Economy Ministers, Traicho Traikov.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2013, Friday // 12:50

Bulgaria's Kozlduy NPP Safe Despite Reduced Capacity - CEO

Valentin Nikolov, CEO of the Kozloduy NPP, has said that the N-plant will suffer losses of BGN 19 M due to the newly imposed restrictions on the production of electricity.

Business » Energy | April 5, 2013, Friday // 12:03

Politics

Britain Not Afraid of Bulgarian Influx - Ambassador

UK is getting ready to lift its existing labor restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians – and does not fear an influx, British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Jonathan Allan, has declared.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 5, 2013, Friday // 13:54

Retirees Threaten to Sue Bulgaria in European Court

The Association of Retired People in Bulgaria is threatening to sue the country in the European Court in Luxembourg.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 5, 2013, Friday // 13:29

Elections 2013: Atlantic Club President to Clash with Former PM Borisov

Bulgaria’s former foreign minister and Atlantic Club President Solomon Passy will face off former prime minister Boyko Borisov in the elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 20:03

PACE: Bulgaria Needs Free, Fair Elections to Overcome Crisis

Bulgaria needs free and fair elections as only this can give the next parliament the legitimacy it needs in order to overcome the political and social crisis, a PACE delegation has concluded.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 19:56

Elections 2013: Ex Mayor to Face Off Two Ex PMs in Sofia

A former mayor from the town of Pleven, Northern Bulgaria, will face a daunting task in the upcoming elections, running in a race with the country’s last two prime ministers.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 18:29

Bulgaria’s Missing Mafia Duo Turn Up on Electoral Rolls

Interpol-wanted Bulgarian mobsters Plamen Galev and Angel Hristov have been given the right to cast a ballot in the upcoming elections in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 17:28

38 Parties, 7 Coalitions to Run in Bulgaria's Snap Polls

A total of 38 political parties and 7 coalitions will take part in the May 12 early parliamentary elections, according to Biser Troyanov, Spokesperson of Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 17:08

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Desperate to Quit Election Race

Bulgarian right-wing party Blue Unity is still looking for ways to withdraw its registration for the upcoming general elections in May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 14:33

Bulgarian Right-Wingers Fail to Quit Election Race

An embarrassing situation has emerged for newly formed Bulgarian right-wing party Blue Unity, as it has turned out that the formation cannot legally withdraw its registration for the upcoming general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 11:56

Bulgarias Ex EU Commissioner Party Announces Elections Bid

Bulgaria for Citizens party of former EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, has officially revealed the party's list leaders for the upcoming May 12 snap general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 5, 2013, Friday // 11:35

Society

98% of Children Accommodated at Bulgarian Care Homes Have Parents

By end-2012, Bulgaria had a total of 30 homes for medical and social care for children with a capacity to accommodate 3642, according to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society | April 5, 2013, Friday // 18:18

Trade Union Demands Revision of Bulgaria's Flat Tax Rate

Bulgaria's Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB) held a conference Friday to present a memorandum for social, economic and political development of the country in the period 2013-2017.

Society | April 5, 2013, Friday // 15:44

Bulgarians Rally against Memorial Desecration in Macedonia

Scores of Bulgarians staged a protest rally Friday in front of the Macedonian Embassy in the capital Sofia.

Society | April 5, 2013, Friday // 14:03

Nationwide Prayer for Prosperity Starts in Bulgaria

Bulgaria starts Friday three days of nationwide prayer for peace, health and prosperity on the initiative of President, Rosen Plevneliev.

Society | April 5, 2013, Friday // 09:39

Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over Gusty Winds

Code yellow has been declared for sixteen Bulgarian regions Friday over the forecast for gusty winds.

Society » Environment | April 5, 2013, Friday // 09:01

Crime

Bulgarian Ex-Interior Min Denies Wiretapping Allegations

Bulgaria’s former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov (2009-2013)  has once again denied claims that his Ministry spied illegally on politicians, businessmen, magistrates and journalists.

Crime | April 5, 2013, Friday // 17:48

Residents of Southern Bulgarian City Seek Damages for Radiation Exposure Accident

Residents of the southern Bulgarian city of Stamboliyski have filed a BGN 2 M lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the National Centre of Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, seeking damages for exposure to strong gamma radiation

Crime | April 5, 2013, Friday // 14:23

Bulgarian Drug Lord’s Ex-Wife Says She Can’t Afford Ransom for Daughter

Monika Dobrinova, the former wife of alleged Bulgarian cocaine kingpin Evelin Banev, has stated that she cannot afford to pay a ransom for their daughter who was abducted in March.

Crime | April 5, 2013, Friday // 13:04

Views on BG

Q&A: End of Bulgaria and Romania Work Restrictions

At the end of 2013, Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the same rights to work in the UK as other EU citizens.

Views on BG | April 5, 2013, Friday // 18:55

Bulgaria Holds Prayers to End Suicides and Despair

Bulgaria has begun three days of special prayers requested by the country's president because of national pessimism and a spate of suicides.

Views on BG | April 5, 2013, Friday // 17:46

Flood of Romanian and Bulgarian Migrants 'Unlikely', Says Report

Claims that a flood of Romanians and Bulgarians will place massive strain on public services when restrictions are eased on their right to live in Britain are dismissed in a Foreign Office-commissioned report published today.

Views on BG | April 5, 2013, Friday // 09:09

Quotes

Today's Quote

"To overcome difficulties we must all learn the lessons and believe more.

Quotes | April 5, 2013, Friday // 17:57

World

Offshore Leaks to Unveil More Embarrassing Tax Dodging

The list detailing the identities of thousands of people hiding money in offshore accounts could reveal 160 times more data than Wikileaks.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 21:19

Kate Reveals Baby is Due in Mid-July

Prince William's pregnant wife has unexpected revealed keenly awaited information about her due date, saying it will be “around mid-July”.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 16:06

N Korea Tells Foreign Embassies to Consider Evacuation

North Korea has asked foreign embassies based in Pyongyang to consider evacuating staff, according to Russia’s Foreign Minister.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 15:08

Moscow Ranked Most Congested City in 2012

Moscow tops a ranking measuring congestion levels in 161 cities and across five continents.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 12:45

North Korea Deploys 2nd Missile to East Coast - Report

North Korea has moved two medium-range missiles to its east coast, according to a South Korean media report.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 12:32

Building Collapses in India, Kills Dozens of People

At least 35 people were killed as a building being constructed without authorization collapsed in a Mumbai suburb late on Thursday.

World | April 5, 2013, Friday // 11:18
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