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ARCHIVE - 17 May 2013

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Business

Bulgarian-Turkish Border Checkpoint Open for Car, Bus Traffic
Angry Bulgarian Truckers Continue Turkish Border Blockade
EC: Bulgaria Has Lowest Power Tariffs in EU

Politics

Bulgarian President Accepts Chief of Staff’s Resignation
Hristo Bozov Reinstated as Interim Varna Mayor
Bulgaria Main Party Plays Victim, Firm to Void Election Result
Majority of Bulgarians Want Ex-Interior Minister Stripped of Immunity
3 Key Bulgarian Socialist Officials Tipped for Cabinet Posts - Report
Bulgaria's New Parliament to Convene on May 21
Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Recommends Convoking 42nd National Assembly without Delay
Bulgaria's GERB Alarms EU about Ethnic Turkish Vote Buying
Bulgarian President to Convene New Parliament by End-May
Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader: Ex PM Lost Grip on Reality
850 000 Bulgarian Voters Left Without Representation in Parliament
Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: We Won't Allow Return of Ex-Rulers
Bulgaria's GERB: Vote Void Will Clean Our Image
Ex Top Cop Apologizes to Bulgarian Medics over 2010 Baby Death Case
Bulgarian Socialists Push for Quick Convening of Parliament
Ex Bulgarian PM: I Feel Like Winner
Ex Top Cop: Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Must Forward Vote Voiding Petition
Bulgarian Ombudsman: Vote Void Will Lead to Chaos
Bulgarian President Hosts Talks with Election Winners

Society

Depeche Mode Postpone Istanbul Concert over Bulgarian Truck Blockade
Bulgarian Drumming Duo Fails to Make Eurovision Finals

Sports

Sharapova Unexpectedly Pulls Out of Rome Open
Belgium’s Colsaerts Step Closer to Defending Title in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Berbatov Hints of Staying in Fulham

Crime

Notorious Bulgarian Roma Boss, Wife, Indicted for Large-Scale Tax Evasion
Bulgarian Court Orders 37-Year-Old under EAW Taken into Custody

Views on BG

Bulgaria Tobacco Growers Hope for EU Cash

Smiles

Madness Everywhere!

Novinite Insider

Bulgarians Even More Disillusioned after Vote
Nationalist Leader - Kingmaker in Bulgaria
Bulgarians Feel Like Abandoned Kids - Social Anthropologist
Voiding Election Results in Bulgaria

Business

Bulgarian-Turkish Border Checkpoint Open for Car, Bus Traffic

The Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey is open for traffic, according to the Bulgarian border police.

Business | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:53

Angry Bulgarian Truckers Continue Turkish Border Blockade

Despite reassurances of the caretaker Cabinet, Bulgarian tractor trailers are still staging a blockade at the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey on the Bulgarian side.

Business | May 17, 2013, Friday // 09:06

EC: Bulgaria Has Lowest Power Tariffs in EU

Bulgaria has the lowest electricity prices in the EU, yet gas prices are among the highest in the EU27, according to recent data of the European Commission.

Business » Energy | May 17, 2013, Friday // 17:07

Politics

Bulgarian President Accepts Chief of Staff’s Resignation

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has officially accepted the resignation handed by his Chief of Staff, Tsvetlin Yovchev.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2013, Friday // 18:47

Hristo Bozov Reinstated as Interim Varna Mayor

The Administrative Court in Bulgaria's Black Sea City of Varna has ruled to reinstate Hristo Bozov as interim Mayor of the city.

Politics » Domestic | May 17, 2013, Friday // 10:47

Bulgaria Main Party Plays Victim, Firm to Void Election Result

Bulgaria's biggest political party is determined to have the result of Sunday's deadlocked election cancelled, saying the energy mafia is its true enemy.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 20:20

Majority of Bulgarians Want Ex-Interior Minister Stripped of Immunity

A vast majority of Bulgarians – 80.4% - believe that the country’s prosecuting authority to demand that former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov be stripped of his immunity as lawmaker, according to a poll conducted by Sova Harris.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 16:49

3 Key Bulgarian Socialist Officials Tipped for Cabinet Posts - Report

Three senior Bulgarian Socialist Party officials are likely to be proposed for ministers in Bulgaria’s next government, Novinite.bg has reported, citing its own sources.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 15:54

Bulgaria's New Parliament to Convene on May 21

Bulgaria’s new Parliament is to meet for the first time on Tuesday, May 21, President Rosen Plevneliev has announced.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:28

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Recommends Convoking 42nd National Assembly without Delay

Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, has suggested that Bulgaria's next Parliament should start functioning on May 21, adding that any delays would be detrimental.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:25

Bulgaria's GERB Alarms EU about Ethnic Turkish Vote Buying

Bulgaria's formerly-ruling, centrist GERB Party will refer to the Chief Prosecutor, CEC, OSCE, PASE, the EC, the EP, and the three main European Parties – EPP, PES, and ALDE tipoffs for vote buying committed by the ethnic Turkish party, DPS.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:18

Bulgarian President to Convene New Parliament by End-May

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has announced that the country’s new Parliament will be convened by the end of May.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 14:04

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader: Ex PM Lost Grip on Reality

The Chair of Bulgaria's 42nd General Assembly is not going to be from the ranks of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, says party leader, Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 13:36

850 000 Bulgarian Voters Left Without Representation in Parliament

A total of 850 000 Bulgarians cast their ballots for parties that failed to overcome the 4% election threshold in the country’s general election last week, according to newly released data.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 13:26

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks: We Won't Allow Return of Ex-Rulers

Lyutvi Mestan, leader of Bulgarian liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, has declared that his party would not allow the center-right GERB of former PM Boyko Borisov to return to power.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:53

Bulgaria's GERB: Vote Void Will Clean Our Image

In just hours, the formerly-ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, will come up with a plan about how exactly it would ask the Constitutional Court to void the election results.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:39

Ex Top Cop Apologizes to Bulgarian Medics over 2010 Baby Death Case

Tsvetan Tsvetanov has apologized to the three doctors from the hospital in Gorna Oryahovitsa for reading transcripts of wiretapped conversations suggesting that they were to blame for the death of a baby.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:29

Bulgarian Socialists Push for Quick Convening of Parliament

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has declared that the country’s new Parliament should be convened as quickly as possible.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:23

Ex Bulgarian PM: I Feel Like Winner

The Socialists and the ethnic Turks play as one party, according to former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 11:47

Ex Top Cop: Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Must Forward Vote Voiding Petition

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former Interior Minister and Deputy Chair of center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) has insisted that Bulgarian laws oblige a number of state institutions to forward the petition of GERB for voiding the

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 11:16

Bulgarian Ombudsman: Vote Void Will Lead to Chaos

Voiding election results is totally useless and will only stir chaos, says Bulgaria's Ombudsman, Konstantin Penchev.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 10:12

Bulgarian President Hosts Talks with Election Winners

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is meeting Friday with representatives of all four parties that made it to Parliament after the May 12 general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 17, 2013, Friday // 08:06

Society

Depeche Mode Postpone Istanbul Concert over Bulgarian Truck Blockade

Depeche Mode have postponed their concert in Istanbul on Friday due to a truck blockade staged by Bulgarian protesters.

Society » Culture | May 17, 2013, Friday // 17:51

Bulgarian Drumming Duo Fails to Make Eurovision Finals

The song 'Only Champions' of Bulgarian drumming duo Elitsa and Stoyan Yankulov-Stundzhi failed to make it to the Eurovision finals.

Society » Culture | May 17, 2013, Friday // 08:36

Sports

Sharapova Unexpectedly Pulls Out of Rome Open

Maria Sharapova has surprisingly withdrawn from the Italian Open, citing physical problems.

Sports | May 17, 2013, Friday // 19:14

Belgium’s Colsaerts Step Closer to Defending Title in Bulgaria

A day after Bulgaria made its debut on the European Tour, Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts made a step closer to successfully defending his title on the Thracian Cliffs course along the Black Sea shoreline.

Sports | May 17, 2013, Friday // 18:48

Bulgaria's Berbatov Hints of Staying in Fulham

Fulham’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov is likely to stay for one more season with his current club, it appears from an interview he gave upon receiving Fulham’s Player of the Season award.

Sports | May 17, 2013, Friday // 15:17

Crime

Notorious Bulgarian Roma Boss, Wife, Indicted for Large-Scale Tax Evasion

The District Prosecutor's Office in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv has announced that the indictment of Roma clan leader Kiril Rashkov, also known as Tsar Kiro, and his wife, for large-scale tax evasion, has been submitted to the Plovdiv District Cou

Crime | May 17, 2013, Friday // 16:02

Bulgarian Court Orders 37-Year-Old under EAW Taken into Custody

The Plovdiv District Court has ordered 37-year-old Shenol Sh, who has a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued against him, taken into custody.

Crime | May 17, 2013, Friday // 13:18

Views on BG

Bulgaria Tobacco Growers Hope for EU Cash

Tobacco farmers in the European Union might seem to be an anomaly, when across the continent draconian anti-smoking laws are in vogue.

Views on BG | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:48

Smiles

Madness Everywhere!

Patients at a mental institution in Sofia are watching the evening news.

Smiles | May 17, 2013, Friday // 18:31

Novinite Insider

Bulgarians Even More Disillusioned after Vote

"Every nation chooses alone whether to crash or not.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 17, 2013, Friday // 10:33

Nationalist Leader - Kingmaker in Bulgaria

No matter what politicians say, one thing is for sure.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 17, 2013, Friday // 11:18

Bulgarians Feel Like Abandoned Kids - Social Anthropologist

Excerpts from Euronews interview with prominent Bulgarian social anthropologist Haralan Aleksandrov on the ongoing social and political crisis in Bulgaria“The reasons that triggered the mass demonstrations [in February] have been there for years.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:15

Voiding Election Results in Bulgaria

After the formerly-ruling GERB party announced they want the results from the May 12 general elections voided over suspicions of vote rigging, legal experts in Bulgaria have commented on ways to do so.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 17, 2013, Friday // 09:48
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