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ARCHIVE - 6 April 2013

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Business

Ex-FinMin Djankov: I Saved Bulgaria from Default 3 Times

Bulgaria faced "bankruptcy" 3 times in the last 3 years, but was rescued by the efforts of former Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, according to the latter's own assessment.

Business » Finance | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 11:58

Bulgaria Awaits 5-7% More Foreign Tourists in 2013

Bulgaria's tourist sector expects a 5 to 7% growth of the number of foreign tourists visiting the country in 2013 compared to 2012, according to reports.

Business » Tourism | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 19:52

Politics

Bulgaria's GERB Disown Disgraced Former Leading MP

Former Bulgarian ruling party GERB "have nothing to do" with their own former MP Emil Dimitrov, who was recently determined to have been in conflict of interest as MP, stated GERB vice-chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 19:10

Bulgaria VP: Wiretapping Scandal Erodes Trust

The wiretapping scandal roaring in Bulgaria will negatively affect trust in institutions, no matter what the truth turns out to be, said Bulgarian Vice-President Margarita Popova.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 17:32

Bulgaria Back on Track, after '60 Y Socialist Rule' - Ex-FinMin

The economic hardships suffered by Bulgarians are largely due to "60 years of socialist rule", according to former Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov.

Politics » Domestic | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 12:43

PES President Stanishev Snubs Allegations He Served in Communist Secret Services

PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party chair Sergey Stanishev said he will file a complaint with the prosecution against the unknown sources of an allegation he was an agent of Bulgaria's communist State Security.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 18:35

EPP's Lopez-Isturiz Lauds Bulgaria's GERB, Borisov

Former Bulgarian ruling GERB party is the logical choice for Bulgarians at upcoming early elections, stated EPP Secretary-General Antonio Lopez-Isturiz.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 18:10

Resigned Bulgarian Ex-PM Borisov to Reappear for Veneration of Cross

Boyko Borisov, former Bulgarian PM and current leader of center-right GERB party, is expected to make his first public appearance for a long time now Sunday at GERB's pre-election national congress in Sofia.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 16:49

Bulgaria's Former Rulers to Hold Pre-Election Congress

Former ruling Bulgarian party, center-right GERB, will hold a national conference Sunday in Sofia, ahead of the May 12 early general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 15:46

Rightist Leader: You Can't Just Create Jobs in Bulgaria

Politicians who promise to boost the industry and create jobs after May general elections are blatantly lying voters, according to rightist leader and former PM Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 14:59

Bulgaria Rightist Ex-PM Kostov: Borisov Cabinet Was Failure

Center-right GERB party leader Boyko Borisov should not become Bulgaria's PM again, argued former PM and rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party chair Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 14:36

Former 'Blue' Parliament Speaker: Bulgarian Rightists Should Vote for GERB

Rightist Bulgarian voters should cast their ballots at upcoming May 12 early elections is former ruling party GERB, according to former rightist Parliament Speaker Yordan Sokolov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 13:29

Society

Avalanche Swipes 4 Bulgarian Climbers Off Vihren North Wall

Four Bulgarian mountain climbers have been seriously injured, but their lives are out of danger, after a cornice fell onto them while they were climbing the Vihren peak in the Pirin Mountains.

Society | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 10:43

Bulgaria Declares Code Orange over Severe Downpours

Code orange has been declared for 8 regions in western, central and southern Bulgaria over heavy rains expected Sunday.

Society » Environment | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 16:11

Danube Expected to Reach Critically High Level in Bulgaria

The level of the river Danube is high in the Bulgarian section and is expected to increase still in the next few days, announced the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment.

Society » Environment | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 09:59

Crime

Currency Exchange Office Bombed in Bulgaria

A bomb has exploded in front of a currency exchange office in the southern Bulgarian city of Haskovo early Saturday morning.

Crime | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 11:38

World

North Korea to Boost Artillery Production

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered the army to increase the production of artillery guns and shells.

World | April 6, 2013, Saturday // 13:55
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