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ARCHIVE - 16 May 2013

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Business

Disgruntled Bulgarian Truckers Blockade Turkish Border Again

Politics

Bulgaria Submitted 14% of RAPEX Unsafe Product Alerts in 2012
Supreme Prosecuting Authority Backs Appeal of Controversial Dismissal of Bulgarian Judge
Evgeni Dikov Appointed Interim Sofia City Prosecutor
Supreme Court to Issue Final Ruling of Controversial Dismissal of Bulgarian Judge
Bulgaria’s Senior Prosecutor Security Beefed Up after Turning on GERB
Bulgarian President Reiterates Call for Formation of New Cabinet
Bulgarian Ex-Rulers Swear to God They Didn't Attempt Voting Fraud
GERB Cannot Challenge Election Results at Bulgaria's Constitutional Court - Expert
Bulgarian Electoral Body: No Reason to Cancel Vote
Stanishev: Ex-PM Seeks to Stir Chaos in Bulgaria!
Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: Ex-PM Admitted Election Defeat!
Bulgarian Ex-Top Cop Vows to Give Up Immunity
Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Will Not Contest Results of Parliamentary Elections
Bulgarian Ex-PM to Get Rid of Embattled Aide in Future Cabinet
Bulgaria's GERB Party to Request Cancellation of Election Results
Bulgaria Ex Top Cop Kicked Out of GERB Potential Govt - Report
Bulgarians Await Election 'Winner' Long Overdue Appearance

Society

Bulgaria Lags Behind Rest of EU in LGBTI Legislation

Sports

Ian Poulter in Bulgaria: I Have Never Seen a Course Like That
Beroe Grabs Unexpectedly Bulgaria Cup after Penalties
Bulgaria Hosts First Major Golf Tournament

Crime

Bulgarian Investigator Axed over Money Laundering Case Sabotage

Views on BG

Main Party in Bulgaria Seeks to Void Election Result
British Entrepreneurs Invest in Bulgaria
The Politics of Immigration
Bulgaria Election: President to Host Party Talks

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World

Football Superstar David Beckham Announces Retirement
Strong Shipper Interest in Nabucco after Launch of Open Season Registration Phase

Business

Disgruntled Bulgarian Truckers Blockade Turkish Border Again

Bulgarian tractor trailers will blockade the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey on the Bulgarian side for the second time in just days.

Business | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 08:28

Politics

Bulgaria Submitted 14% of RAPEX Unsafe Product Alerts in 2012

Bulgaria and Hungary filed around one quarter of all signals for unsafe goods in the EU in 2012, according to statistics of RAPEX, the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 18:22

Supreme Prosecuting Authority Backs Appeal of Controversial Dismissal of Bulgarian Judge

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office has backed the cassation appeal of judge Miroslava Todorova against her disciplinary dismissal by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 16:07

Evgeni Dikov Appointed Interim Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has voted unanimously to appoint Evgeni Dikov interim Sofia City Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 13:11

Supreme Court to Issue Final Ruling of Controversial Dismissal of Bulgarian Judge

A five-judge panel of the Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) will review Thursday morning the appeal of former Chair of the Bulgarian Judges Association (BJA), Miroslava Todorova, against her disciplinary dismissal by the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 12:43

Bulgaria’s Senior Prosecutor Security Beefed Up after Turning on GERB

Bulgaria’s senior prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov arrived at the meeting of the Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday in a armored jeep and more heavily guarded than usually.

Politics » Domestic | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 11:04

Bulgarian President Reiterates Call for Formation of New Cabinet

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has once again urged all political parties in the country’s new Parliament to put efforts into forming a government.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 20:40

Bulgarian Ex-Rulers Swear to God They Didn't Attempt Voting Fraud

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that he does not know the owner of the printing house from which a total of 350 000 illegal ballots were seized ahead of the May 12 general election in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 17:51

GERB Cannot Challenge Election Results at Bulgaria's Constitutional Court - Expert

Yavor Notev, legal expert and member of nationalist party Ataka, has argued that center-right party GERB is not authorized to directly petition Bulgaria's Constitutional Court to cancel the results of the May 12 elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 17:23

Bulgarian Electoral Body: No Reason to Cancel Vote

The results of Bulgaria’s May 12 general election should not be canceled, according to a member of the country’s electoral body.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 16:49

Stanishev: Ex-PM Seeks to Stir Chaos in Bulgaria!

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has strongly criticized former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for requesting the cancellation of last week’s general election in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 15:53

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: Ex-PM Admitted Election Defeat!

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov “admitted his defeat” at the country’s general election by requesting that the results of Sunday’s vote be cancelled, according to liberal party leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 15:17

Bulgarian Ex-Top Cop Vows to Give Up Immunity

Bulgaria’s embattled former Interior Minister has declared that he would give up his immunity as lawmaker immediately after the country’s new Parliament is convened.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 14:36

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Will Not Contest Results of Parliamentary Elections

Bulgaria's prosecuting authority will not demand a cancellation of the results of the May 12 general elections, according to Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 14:21

Bulgarian Ex-PM to Get Rid of Embattled Aide in Future Cabinet

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has declared that controversial ex-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov will not be part of his potential new government.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 14:14

Bulgaria's GERB Party to Request Cancellation of Election Results

Boyko Borisov, leader of the center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), has said the formation will request a cancellation of the results of the May 12 parliamentary elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 13:46

Bulgaria Ex Top Cop Kicked Out of GERB Potential Govt - Report

The formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, plans to accept the mandate for appointing a new government and table a minority cabinet in parliament, according to media reports.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 10:06

Bulgarians Await Election 'Winner' Long Overdue Appearance

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose party gained a slim lead at the snap polls, is expected to make on Thursday his first public appearance after an unprecedented refusal to talk to the media on the election night.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 06:40

Society

Bulgaria Lags Behind Rest of EU in LGBTI Legislation

Bulgaria’s legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people is the worst among all EU member states, a new scoreboard has shown.

Society | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 19:37

Sports

Ian Poulter in Bulgaria: I Have Never Seen a Course Like That

As Bulgaria makes its debut on the European Tour, famous English golfer Ian Poulter admitted has been taken aback by the picturesque seaside course Thracian Cliffs and its breathtaking views.

Sports | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 08:43

Beroe Grabs Unexpectedly Bulgaria Cup after Penalties

The football club Beroe Stara Zagora won its second Cup of Bulgaria on Wednesday following a 6:4 victory over favorite Levski in a truly dramatic final.

Sports | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 08:02

Bulgaria Hosts First Major Golf Tournament

Bulgaria is hoping to rake in a total of USD 100 M as host of Europe's top golf event of this year, which will take place from May 16-19, 2013.

Sports | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 07:09

Crime

Bulgarian Investigator Axed over Money Laundering Case Sabotage

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council has dismissed Tatyana Sharlandzhieva, investigator from the National Investigative Service, following charges for sabotaging a money laundering case.

Crime | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 12:32

Views on BG

Main Party in Bulgaria Seeks to Void Election Result

Bulgaria's biggest political party has said it will seek to have the result of Sunday's deadlocked election cancelled on grounds of a violation.

Views on BG | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 14:53

British Entrepreneurs Invest in Bulgaria

The suggestion that Bulgarians and Romanians will soon arrive in the UK in their thousands may have fuelled UKIP's surge in the polls, provided column inches in the newspapers, and given news programmes something to chew on.

Views on BG | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 11:50

The Politics of Immigration

David Cameron thinks that tough talk on immigration will boost the Conservative Party’s fortunes. He is probably wrong.

Views on BG | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 09:06

Bulgaria Election: President to Host Party Talks

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Views on BG | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 07:27

Quotes

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“Among all who have been Prime Ministers, I am the biggest expert.

Quotes | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 18:23

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"I don't think I have ever seen any course like this and I'm wracking my brain trying to think if I've ever played a course like this, and I just can't think of one.

Quotes | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 10:01

World

Football Superstar David Beckham Announces Retirement

Renowned football player David Beckham announced Thursday that he would retire from soccer at season’s end.

World | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 19:01

Strong Shipper Interest in Nabucco after Launch of Open Season Registration Phase

The Nabucco consortium has boasted that shipper interest in registration and capacity booking in the Nabucco West pipeline has already exceeded expectations a mere week after the launch of the registration phase of the Open Season.

World | May 16, 2013, Thursday // 13:30
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