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Business

Bulgaria's Average Monthly Wage Up 4.3% in Q1 2013 Y/Y
Seasonal Jobs Lower Slightly Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate
Bulgarian Minister to Inspect Legality of Capacity Restrictions on Renewable Energy Plants
Bulgarian-Turkish Working Groups to Speed Up Bilateral Energy Projects
State-Owned Bulgargaz Expects Gas Prices to Remain Unchanged in Q3, 2013

Politics

Top Bulgarian Socialist Threatens to Sue Tsvetanov for Libel
Bulgarian Conservative: Djankov Was Sacked for Corruption
Elections 2013: What Parties Promised Bulgarian Voters
Plevneliev Urges Bulgarians to Be Active Citizens by Voting on May 12
Bulgarian Party Leader to Appeal Fine for Campaigning in Turkish
Bulgarian Party Leader Fined for Campaigning in Turkish
Bulgarian Ex-PM: Djokovic Swears More Than Me, I Hope They Didn't Bug Him
Latest Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 9% Edge over Socialists
Bulgaria Faces More Turmoil as Top Rivals Run Neck-and-Neck - Pollster
Bulgarian Turkish Leader Calls for Return of Democracy Ahead of Vote
Bulgaria's Borisov Ready to Be in Opposition
Bulgaria Rightist Ex-PM Kostov: May 12 Vote Spells Borisov’s Death
Bulgaria Socialist Leader Gives up MP Wannabe Immunity Voluntarily
Bulgaria Socialists Draw Level with GERB before Sunday Vote - Poll
Bulgaria's Campaigning Ends ahead of Sunday Election

Society

Bulgaria's Cherven Fortress to Seek UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Sports

Bulgaria's Petrov May Enter Aston Villa’s Hall of Fame
Bulgaria's CSKA to Offer Petrov Friendly to Aston Villa
Bulgaria's Petrov Offered Coaching Job at Aston Villa
Stanislas Wawrinka Overcomes Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Crime

Bulgarian Investigator Charged with Sabotaging Money Laundering Case
3 Bulgarian 'Clairvoyants' Face Jail Time for Tax Evasion
Key GERB Official 'Not Investigated' - Bulgarian Prosecutors

Views on BG

Bulgaria’s GERB Tied With Socialists in Early Elections
Bulgaria's Simmering Election Broth
Bulgarians Disillusioned Ahead of Vote
Bulgaria Еlection: Resisting the Radicals
Bulgarian Corruption - Cancer in EU’s Body

World

Woman Found Alive after 17 Days in Dhaka Building Ruins
Bangladesh Factory Collapse Toll Passes 1,000

Business

Bulgaria's Average Monthly Wage Up 4.3% in Q1 2013 Y/Y

In the first quarter of 2013 in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2012 the average monthly wages and salaries in Bulgaria decreased by 3.1% down to BGN 778.

Business | May 10, 2013, Friday // 16:11

Seasonal Jobs Lower Slightly Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in Bulgaria in April 2013 was 11.6%, which is by 0.2% lower than in March.

Business | May 10, 2013, Friday // 14:30

Bulgarian Minister to Inspect Legality of Capacity Restrictions on Renewable Energy Plants

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has ordered an inspection whether the restrictions on the production of renewable energy imposed by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) are in line with Bulgarian and EU law.

Business » Energy | May 10, 2013, Friday // 19:47

Bulgarian-Turkish Working Groups to Speed Up Bilateral Energy Projects

Asen Vasilev, caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, and his Turkish counterpart Taner Yildiz have agreed on the creation of two working groups tasked with fast-tracking the main energy projects between the two countries.

Business » Energy | May 10, 2013, Friday // 18:04

State-Owned Bulgargaz Expects Gas Prices to Remain Unchanged in Q3, 2013

State-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz has suggested that gas prices in Q3, 2013 should remain unchanged from Q2, 2013.

Business » Energy | May 10, 2013, Friday // 15:37

Politics

Top Bulgarian Socialist Threatens to Sue Tsvetanov for Libel

Bulgaria's Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev announced he will sue the former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov for defamation.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2013, Friday // 15:32

Bulgarian Conservative: Djankov Was Sacked for Corruption

Simeon Djankov, Finance Minister in the formerly-ruling GERB Cabinet was sacked over a corruption tipoff coming from the leader of the conservative Order, Law and Justice party, RZS, Yane Yanev.

Politics » Domestic | May 10, 2013, Friday // 12:16

Elections 2013: What Parties Promised Bulgarian Voters

What have the ten top parties promised disgruntled Bulgarian voters before the crucial general elections on May12? We analyzed their platforms to find out what they said about major issues.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 23:09

Plevneliev Urges Bulgarians to Be Active Citizens by Voting on May 12

President Rosen Plevneliev has addressed the nation, urging Bulgarians to vote at the parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 21:22

Bulgarian Party Leader to Appeal Fine for Campaigning in Turkish

Lyutvi Mestan, Chair of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has vowed to appeal the fine he was imposed by the local election administration in Sliven for addressing his constituents in Turkish.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 20:32

Bulgarian Party Leader Fined for Campaigning in Turkish

Local election authorities have slapped a fine on Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, for addressing his constituents in Turkish.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 16:12

Bulgarian Ex-PM: Djokovic Swears More Than Me, I Hope They Didn't Bug Him

In an apparent attempt to play down the significance of a scandalous secretly taped recording that recently leaked in Bulgarian media, Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has made a peculiar parallel between himself and tennis star Novak Djokov

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 14:34

Latest Poll Gives Bulgaria's GERB 9% Edge over Socialists

In the May 12 snap general elections, 34% of voters will cast a ballot for the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, according to the latest poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:45

Bulgaria Faces More Turmoil as Top Rivals Run Neck-and-Neck - Pollster

Bulgaria’s elections set for Sunday could lead to more political turmoil, turning into just the prelude to another early vote, a pollster has predicted.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:05

Bulgarian Turkish Leader Calls for Return of Democracy Ahead of Vote

Bulgaria would either return to democracy or continue sliding into authoritarianism at the general elections on Sunday, according to Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 12:34

Bulgaria's Borisov Ready to Be in Opposition

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister and leader of the formerly-ruling center-right GERB party, Boyko Borisov, declared just two days ahead of the key general elections in the country that he was ready to be in opposition.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:48

Bulgaria Rightist Ex-PM Kostov: May 12 Vote Spells Borisov’s Death

The 'watergate' scandal has dealt a deadly blow to former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, spelling the end of his political career, argues rightist party chair Ivan Kostov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:46

Bulgaria Socialist Leader Gives up MP Wannabe Immunity Voluntarily

Bulgaria’s Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev announced he is ready to sign a declaration saying he would give up voluntarily his immunity as candidate for member of parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:05

Bulgaria Socialists Draw Level with GERB before Sunday Vote - Poll

Bulgaria's Socialists have closed the gap with the center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, according to an opinion poll, released just two days before the crucial general elections on Sunday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 09:04

Bulgaria's Campaigning Ends ahead of Sunday Election

Campaigning in Bulgaria ahead of Sunday’s early general election has ended, with candidates holding final rallies.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 10, 2013, Friday // 07:57

Society

Bulgaria's Cherven Fortress to Seek UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

The central part of Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse and the Cherven medieval fortress will be proposed for inscription into the indicative list of sites to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List, according to Plamen Stoilov, Mayor of Shumen.

Society » Culture | May 10, 2013, Friday // 18:45

Sports

Bulgaria's Petrov May Enter Aston Villa’s Hall of Fame

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants Stiliyan Petrov’s legendary status with Aston Villa fans recognised in the club’s Hall of Fame.

Sports | May 10, 2013, Friday // 17:42

Bulgaria's CSKA to Offer Petrov Friendly to Aston Villa

Bulgarian football team CSKA Sofia wants to organize a friendly game with Aston Villa dedicated to former Bulgaria captain Stiliyan Petrov, who confirmed his retirement on Thursday.

Sports | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:40

Bulgaria's Petrov Offered Coaching Job at Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s Bulgarian captain Stiliyan Petrov, who confirmed his retirement from football on Thursday, may join the team’s backroom staff.

Sports | May 10, 2013, Friday // 11:11

Stanislas Wawrinka Overcomes Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Stanislas Wawrinka has come from behind to beat Grigor Dimitrov in round three of the Madrid Open.

Sports | May 10, 2013, Friday // 07:05

Crime

Bulgarian Investigator Charged with Sabotaging Money Laundering Case

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has pressed charges against Tatyana Sharlandzhieva, investigator from the National Investigative Service.

Crime | May 10, 2013, Friday // 17:24

3 Bulgarian 'Clairvoyants' Face Jail Time for Tax Evasion

Three “clairvoyants” based in the Bulgarian Danube city of Ruse have been charged with tax evasion.

Crime | May 10, 2013, Friday // 15:30

Key GERB Official 'Not Investigated' - Bulgarian Prosecutors

Iskra Fidosova, a former key lawmaker of Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party, is not currently under investigation for money laundering, prosecutors have told local media.

Crime | May 10, 2013, Friday // 13:11

Views on BG

Bulgaria’s GERB Tied With Socialists in Early Elections

Bulgaria's Gerb party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the rival Socialist Party are neck-and-neck before early elections, raising concern about the next administration's ability to extend an austerity program.

Views on BG | May 10, 2013, Friday // 16:23

Bulgaria's Simmering Election Broth

“Too many grannies mean an unfed child” is the Bulgarian equivalent of “too many cooks spoil the broth”.

Views on BG | May 10, 2013, Friday // 14:51

Bulgarians Disillusioned Ahead of Vote

Mass protests in Bulgaria against austerity measures and energy costs forced out the government in February. Elections set for Sunday could lead to more political turmoil.

Views on BG | May 10, 2013, Friday // 10:25

Bulgaria Еlection: Resisting the Radicals

By Tom Esslemont

Views on BG | May 10, 2013, Friday // 09:33

Bulgarian Corruption - Cancer in EU’s Body

Bulgaria’s experience reveals the lie in the European Union's claim to have a transformative, purifying effect on the politics of new member states

Views on BG | May 10, 2013, Friday // 07:28

World

Woman Found Alive after 17 Days in Dhaka Building Ruins

A woman has been pulled alive from the ruins of an eight-storey building that collapsed in a suburb of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, 17 days ago.

World | May 10, 2013, Friday // 16:55

Bangladesh Factory Collapse Toll Passes 1,000

The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage, BBC reported.

World | May 10, 2013, Friday // 08:36
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