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ARCHIVE - 8 April 2013

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Business

Freight Traffic Ban on Bulgaria, Romania Danube Bridge Extended
Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge Closed for Tractor Trailers
Greece Nationalizes 2 Largest Banks
Bulgarian Retirees Begin Receiving Updated Pensions
Bulgarian Anti-Trust Watchdog Chair: Cartel Participants Must Be Held Criminally Liable
Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Chair: Options for Reducing Power Rates Are Too Few

Politics

Bulgarian PM: Thatcher Battled for Eastern Europe's Freedom
Bulgaria's Communist Past 'Peeks' from WikiLeaks Kissinger Cables
Bulgarian President Refers New Sea Act to Constitutional Court
Controversial Ex GERB MP Left Bulgaria over Fear for Family
Bulgarian Greens Stress on Civic Involvement, SMEs in Campaign Bid
Blunder Mars Top Bulgarian Boxer's Election Bid

Society

Bulgarian Roma Rights Organizations Demand New Body for Minority Integration Issues
Surviving Bulgarian Self-Immolator Sorry for His Act
No Charges Pressed against Bulgarian Journalist
Bulgarian Prosecution Denies Pressuring Journalists
Light Earthquake Registered in Bulgaria's Pernik
Code Yellow Remains in Bulgaria, Danube, Dam Waters Rise
Bulgaria Marks International Roma Day

Crime

Security Guard Shoots Passerby Dead in Sofia

World

Some Britons Want Thatcher's State Funeral 'Privatized'
Who Is Who: Margaret Thatcher
UK Labour: 'Controversial' Thatcher Deeply Respected
Kissinger: Lady Thatcher Was 'Great Friend of US'
Cameron: In Thatcher, UK Lost Great Leader
'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher Passes Away
WikiLeaks Launches 'Kissinger Cables' Project

Novinite Insider

The 'Mysterious' Ways of Bulgarian Prosecution

Letters to the Editor

Open Letter to TV7 over Borko Abuse

Business

Freight Traffic Ban on Bulgaria, Romania Danube Bridge Extended

The ban for trucks over 10 tonnes on the Danube Bridge between Bulgaria and Romania will remain at least until the end of the week due to reconstruction.

Business | April 8, 2013, Monday // 19:04

Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge Closed for Tractor Trailers

Tractor trailers and trucks over ten metric tons are banned from using Danube bridge between Bulgaria and Romania Monday.

Business | April 8, 2013, Monday // 08:25

Greece Nationalizes 2 Largest Banks

The Greek government announced Monday it will have to nationalize the two largest banks in a bid to stabilize them.

Business » Finance | April 8, 2013, Monday // 17:31

Bulgarian Retirees Begin Receiving Updated Pensions

Starting Monday, Bulgarian retirees are receiving their new, increased monthly pensions.

Business » Finance | April 8, 2013, Monday // 10:34

Bulgarian Anti-Trust Watchdog Chair: Cartel Participants Must Be Held Criminally Liable

Petko Nikolov, Chair of Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has suggested that the proposal of holding cartel participants criminally liable should be put to discussion.

Business » Energy | April 8, 2013, Monday // 14:05

Bulgarian Energy Watchdog Chair: Options for Reducing Power Rates Are Too Few

Evgenia Haritonova, Chair of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has said that there are not many options for a decrease in electricity prices at the moment.

Business » Energy | April 8, 2013, Monday // 12:32

Politics

Bulgarian PM: Thatcher Battled for Eastern Europe's Freedom

Margaret Thatcher will remain in history as an inspiring leader of the free world, stated Bulgarian PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marin Raykov.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 8, 2013, Monday // 19:28

Bulgaria's Communist Past 'Peeks' from WikiLeaks Kissinger Cables

The site for investigative journalism Bivol.bg, official partner of WikiLeaks for Bulgaria, has analyzed the records from the latest whistle-blowing project "The Kissinger Cables."

Politics » Diplomacy | April 8, 2013, Monday // 13:59

Bulgarian President Refers New Sea Act to Constitutional Court

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has referred to the Constitutional Court the new amendments to Bulgaria's Sea Act on grounds of a presumed violation of the public interest.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2013, Monday // 20:09

Controversial Ex GERB MP Left Bulgaria over Fear for Family

Emil Dimitrov, former controversial Member of the Parliament from the centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, has left Bulgaria and is currently in another EU Member State.

Politics » Domestic | April 8, 2013, Monday // 11:18

Bulgarian Greens Stress on Civic Involvement, SMEs in Campaign Bid

Buglaria's Greens have unveiled their campaign plaftorm for upcoming May 12 early elections, emphasizing more active citizenship, and an enviromentally responsible boost of the economy.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 8, 2013, Monday // 20:30

Blunder Mars Top Bulgarian Boxer's Election Bid

One of Bulgaria's top boxers, Detelin Dalakliev, has been included in the ballot of the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, from the civil quota, for the May 12 snap general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 8, 2013, Monday // 14:48

Society

Bulgarian Roma Rights Organizations Demand New Body for Minority Integration Issues

Representatives of Roma rights organizations left Monday a sitting of Bulgaria's National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues at the Council of Ministers, stressing the inefficiency of the structure.

Society | April 8, 2013, Monday // 15:57

Surviving Bulgarian Self-Immolator Sorry for His Act

Blacksmith, Dimitar Dimitrov, 53, the only surviving Bulgarian self-immolator, says he was sorry for his act.

Society | April 8, 2013, Monday // 12:33

No Charges Pressed against Bulgarian Journalist

Bulgarian journalist Boris Mitov left Monday the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office without legal charges of leaking State secrets pressed against him.

Society | April 8, 2013, Monday // 12:00

Bulgarian Prosecution Denies Pressuring Journalists

Dozens of Bulgarian journalists and citizens are staging Monday a protest rally in support of columnist Boris Mitov and against freedom of speech restrictions.

Society | April 8, 2013, Monday // 10:03

Light Earthquake Registered in Bulgaria's Pernik

A light earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale was registered in the western Bulgarian region of Pernik early Monday morning.

Society » Environment | April 8, 2013, Monday // 08:54

Code Yellow Remains in Bulgaria, Danube, Dam Waters Rise

Code yellow has been declared Monday in Bulgaria due to heavy downpours, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, has announced.

Society » Environment | April 8, 2013, Monday // 08:04

Bulgaria Marks International Roma Day

Bulgarian Roma across the country celebrate Monday April 8, the International Roma Day.

Society » Culture | April 8, 2013, Monday // 09:23

Crime

Security Guard Shoots Passerby Dead in Sofia

A passer-by was accidentally shot and killed by a security guard in Sofia Monday afternoon.

Crime | April 8, 2013, Monday // 18:17

World

Some Britons Want Thatcher's State Funeral 'Privatized'

A self-styled official petition has been launched and completed in the UK government e-petition website calling for 'privatization' of the funeral of late Margaret Thatcher.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 17:59

Who Is Who: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Alfred Roberts, a grocer, and his wife, Beatrice.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 17:50

UK Labour: 'Controversial' Thatcher Deeply Respected

UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has expressed his deepest respect for former British PM Margaret Thatcher, who passed away Monday.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 16:34

Kissinger: Lady Thatcher Was 'Great Friend of US'

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said he is grieved by the death of former UK PM Margaret Thatcher Monday.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 15:59

Cameron: In Thatcher, UK Lost Great Leader

UK leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II and PM David Cameron have expressed their grief at Monday's passing of longtime British PM Margaret Thatcher.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 15:43

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher Passes Away

Famous former British PM Margaret Thatcher has passed away, aged 87.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 14:59

WikiLeaks Launches 'Kissinger Cables' Project

Starting Monday, the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks is releasing for public access 1.3 million US diplomatic cables from the period of the Cold War, 1973 – 1976.

World | April 8, 2013, Monday // 13:05

Novinite Insider

The 'Mysterious' Ways of Bulgarian Prosecution

Bulgarian journalist Boris Mitov was threatened with charges of leaking State secrets for publishing an article criticizing notorious prosecutor Roman Vasilev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 8, 2013, Monday // 11:56

Letters to the Editor

Open Letter to TV7 over Borko Abuse

Dear TV7 and Alegro Capital,Following recent events with regards to the Lynch Mob that persecuted Dr Litov and his 3 dogs in Selcha, Bulgaria, accompanied and filmed by the TV-crew of your newly acquired Bulgarian TV-station, TV7, which prompted internati

Letters to the Editor | April 8, 2013, Monday // 07:52
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