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ARCHIVE - 1 May 2013

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Business

Bulgarians Welcome Tax Freedom Day

Bulgarians begin earning money for themselves Wednesday after working for the State since January 1 until the end of April.

Business » Finance | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 09:48

Bulgarian Tourists Go Greek on Easter Holidays

More than 120 000 Bulgarian residents plan to spend the Easter holidays in Greece, obviously undisturbed by the economic turmoil in the neighboring country.

Business » Tourism | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 16:29

Politics

New Head of European Commission Representation in Bulgaria

Ognian Zlatev took office as the new Head of the European Commission's Representation in Sofia on May 1 2013, the EC announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 15:27

Cameron Assuages Fears of Bulgarian, Romanian Influx

British Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that there will not be a massive influx of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals once labor restrictions for the two Balkan countries are lifted at the end of 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 13:54

Bulgaria Ex PM Sides with Embattled Interior Minister over 'Watergate'

Bulgaria's former prime minister has vowed his fervent support for the interior minister in his cabinet a day after prosecutors alleged he was behind illegal wiretapping.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 19:46

Bulgarian Socialists Angry on Labor Day, Eager to Win Vote

The Bulgarian Socialist Party gathered some 30 000 supporters on a Labor Day rally in the capital Sofia on Wednesday, May 1.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 14:49

Bulgaria's Embattled Ex-Interior Min Ready to Give Up Immunity after Vote

Bulgaria’s former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has declared that he is ready to give up his immunity, but only after the upcoming general elections on May 12.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 11:45

Kuneva Urges Bulgaria’s Ex-Interior Min to Give Up Immunity

Bulgaria’s former European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has called upon controversial former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to give up his immunity, so that he could stand trial.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 10:33

Society

Yet Another Man Sets Himself Ablaze in Crisis-Stricken Bulgaria

A man set himself on fire in front of a retail store the Bulgarian mountain town of Smolyan early on Wednesday.

Society | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 12:34

Bulgarians Celebrate International Labor Day

Bulgaria marks Wednesday May 1, the international Labor Day marking the struggle for dignified work and the feeling of solidarity amongst workers.

Society | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 09:59

Bulgaria's Prosecutors Urged to Deal with 'Bodies Revealed' Exhibition

Bulgaria's National History Museum director has reacted strongly to the famous, but controversial "Bodies Revealed" exhibition of actual human bodies in Sofia, calling on prosecutors to intervene.

Society » Culture | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 17:35

Sports

Fulham Push for Bulgaria's International Goalkeeper

Fulham boss Martin Jol is said to be eyeing up Bulgaria’s international goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov.

Sports | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 10:59

Views on BG

Buy in Balk: Bulgaria's Black Sea Resort of Sozopol is a Brilliant Bargain Break

Johnny Goldsmith says Bulgaria offers an affordable European getaway

Views on BG | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 18:12

Tough Road Ahead for Bulgaria's Banks

By Andrew MacDowall 

Views on BG | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 15:46

World

3 Friends of Boston Bombing Suspect Arrested: Sources

Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are under arrest, suspected of removing items from his dorm room after the April 15 attack, NBC News reported, citing sources.

World | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 20:29

3 More Suspects Nabbed over Boston Bombings

Three more suspects have been taken into custody over Boston Marathon bombings, police announced.

World | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 18:32

Greece Blocked by New 24-Hour General Strike

A 24-hour general strike against tough austerity measures is under way in Greece, with trade unions calling for "mass mobilisation" of protesters.

World | May 1, 2013, Wednesday // 13:02
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