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ARCHIVE - 11 May 2013

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Business

Protest in Sofia after Seizure of Fake Ballots in Elections Eve
Bulgarians Rise against Romania Shale Gas 'Fracking' Permit

Politics

Bulgaria President Condemns Hasty Comments on Illegal Ballots Scandal
Bulgaria's Govt: All Valid Ballots Were Received on May 8
Bulgaria for Citizens Party: High Voter Turnout Will Curb Election Fraud Scheme
Bulgaria's GERB Asks Legal Probe in TV7 Election Breaches
Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party: Attempted Election Fraud Equals Coup d'Etat
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Admits Participation in Raid on Illegal Ballots Printing House
Socialists: Vote Manipulation Unprecedented in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Electoral Commission Refuses Comment on Seizure of Fake Ballots
Sofia City Prosecutor's Office Confirms Proceedings over Seized Ballots
Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Opens Pre-Trial Proceedings over Fake Ballots
Bulgarian 'FBI' Seizes 350 000 Fake Ballots from Printing House near Sofia
Strong Police Presence Planned for Bulgaria's Election Day
Bulgaria Declares Day of Reflection in Elections Eve

Society

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Sts Cyril and Methodius

Crime

Israel Upholds Results of Bulgaria's Investigation of 2012 Burgas Bus Bombing
Homemade Bomb Found on Bulgarian MP Hopeful Car
Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Home Attacked with Pocket Knife
Attack on Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Was Armed Robbery
Armed Man Bursts in Home of Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader

Lifestyle

Sharapova Confirms Romantic Relationship with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Views on BG

Czech Utility CEZ Likely to Win Over Bulgarian Regulator
How Bulgaria Saved Its Jews from Nazi Concentration Camps

Business

Protest in Sofia after Seizure of Fake Ballots in Elections Eve

Citizens have begun gathering in the Bulgarian capital Sofia to rally with demands for interrogations of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his Deputy, former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Business | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 19:02

Bulgarians Rise against Romania Shale Gas 'Fracking' Permit

Bulgarians in the northeastern city of Dobrich are going to stage a new wave of protest rallies against the use of the hydraulic fracturing technology in neighboring Romania.

Business » Energy | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 13:21

Politics

Bulgaria President Condemns Hasty Comments on Illegal Ballots Scandal

Commenting on the scandal with the newly discovered pile of unaccounted-for ballots at a Kostinbrod-based printing house, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has emphasized that he has faith in the professionalism of investigative authorities.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 20:29

Bulgaria's Govt: All Valid Ballots Were Received on May 8

The press office of Bulgaria's caretaker Cabinet confirmed Saturday evening that its business relations with the now-infamous printing house in the western town of Kostinbrod have concluded on May 8.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 20:24

Bulgaria for Citizens Party: High Voter Turnout Will Curb Election Fraud Scheme

Meglena Kuneva, leader of the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement, has argued that the scandal with the newly discovered heap of illegally printed ballots is an attempt to steal the dignity of the people.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 20:08

Bulgaria's GERB Asks Legal Probe in TV7 Election Breaches

The formerly-ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, is calling on the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, and the prosecution to investigate why and how one TV channel was able to severely violate the law during the day of reflec

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 19:48

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party: Attempted Election Fraud Equals Coup d'Etat

Lyutvi Mestan, leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has argued that the newly uncovered attempt at manipulating the results of the May 12 parliamentary elections constitutes an attempted coup d'etat.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 19:38

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Admits Participation in Raid on Illegal Ballots Printing House

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has confirmed its involvement in an overnight raid on a Kostinbrod-based printing house which uncovered some 350 000 illegal ballots.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 18:49

Socialists: Vote Manipulation Unprecedented in Bulgaria

The forgery of 350 000 ballots is an unprecedented crime against democracy, according to the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 18:37

Bulgaria's Electoral Commission Refuses Comment on Seizure of Fake Ballots

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) refused to comment on the overnight raid at a Kostinbroad-based printing house which resulted in the seizure of 350 000 ballots.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 18:08

Sofia City Prosecutor's Office Confirms Proceedings over Seized Ballots

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has opened pre-trial proceedings after an operation at a printing house based in Kostinbrod resulted in the seizure of 350 000 ballots.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 17:35

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Opens Pre-Trial Proceedings over Fake Ballots

According to unconfirmed reports of private TV station TV7, Bulgaria's prosecuting authority has opened pre-trial proceedings into an election fraud case.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 16:45

Bulgarian 'FBI' Seizes 350 000 Fake Ballots from Printing House near Sofia

Officers of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) seized 35 000 fake ballots from a printing house in the western town of Kostinbrod one day ahead of the May 12 parliamentary elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 16:02

Strong Police Presence Planned for Bulgaria's Election Day

A large number of employees of the Interior Ministry – close to fifteen thousand are assigned to secure Sunday, May 12, a normal election process, the Ministry's press center informs.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 14:14

Bulgaria Declares Day of Reflection in Elections Eve

A day of reflection is held in Bulgaria Saturday in the eve of the May 12 early general elections when campaigning under any form is banned.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 09:58

Society

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Sts Cyril and Methodius

Bulgaria's Orthodox Church celebrates Saturday, May 11, the feast day of Sts.

Society » Culture | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 10:23

Crime

Israel Upholds Results of Bulgaria's Investigation of 2012 Burgas Bus Bombing

The Israeli Ambassador in Sofia, Shaul Kamisa-Raz, has said that the conclusions of the Bulgarian investigative authorities so far coincide with the ones of the Israeli services.

Crime | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 15:38

Homemade Bomb Found on Bulgarian MP Hopeful Car

A homemade bomb has been found on an automobile in the village of Kolarovo in southwestern Bulgaria.

Crime | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 13:46

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Home Attacked with Pocket Knife

The robber who burst early Saturday in the home of the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, DSB, and former Prime Minister, Ivan Kostov, has been armed with a pocket knife.

Crime | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 12:15

Attack on Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Was Armed Robbery

The armed man who burst early Saturday in the home of the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, DSB, and former Prime Minister, Ivan Kostov, has been a robber.

Crime | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 11:20

Armed Man Bursts in Home of Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader

An armed man has burst in the home of the leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, DSB, and former Prime Minister, Ivan Kostov.

Crime | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 10:58

Lifestyle

Sharapova Confirms Romantic Relationship with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

Tennis princess Maria Sharapova has confirmed herself her romantic relationship with Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov.

Lifestyle | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 11:46

Views on BG

Czech Utility CEZ Likely to Win Over Bulgarian Regulator

Czech-owned utility CEZ AS (BAACEZ.PR), one of three foreign power companies whose prices provoked nationwide protests in Bulgaria and brought down the government earlier this year, looks set to retain its operating license there.

Views on BG | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 12:47

How Bulgaria Saved Its Jews from Nazi Concentration Camps

When Nazi Germany began murdering Europe's Jews during World War II, the public did little to stop it. Citizens of France, Italy, Holland and Poland, for example, did not flood the streets in outrage when their neighbors were shipped to concentration camp

Views on BG | May 11, 2013, Saturday // 10:47