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ARCHIVE - 18 May 2013

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Business

Overturned Truck Impedes Traffic to Bulgarian-Greek Border

A tractor trailer with Greek license plates has overturned on the Struma Highway in Bulgaria, near the repair works at the "Dolna Dikanya" junction.

Business | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 11:15

Bulgarian Turkish Border Blockade Lifted, Traffic Still Heavy

The Bulgarian tractor trailer blockade at the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey has been lifted late Friday evening – around 9:40 pm.

Business | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 10:34

Politics

Varna Municipal Council Appeals Reinstatement of Interim Mayor

The Municipal Council in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna has appealed the reinstatement of interim Mayor Hristo Bozov.

Politics » Domestic | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 18:49

12 Members of Bulgaria's New Parliament Exposed as Ex-Communist Agents

Twelve Bulgarian lawmakers-elect have been exposed as former secret agents of the Communist State Security (DS).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 17:37

Bulgarian Nationalists May Back Socialist-Led Govt

Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka (Attack) would not take part in a coalition government with the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), an Ataka official declared Saturday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 16:50

Bulgaria Vote Was Legitimate, Electoral Body Says

Last week’s general election in Bulgaria was legitimate, according to Central Electoral Committee chairperson Krasimira Medarova.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 15:11

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Back Ex FinMin's PM Bid

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS, will support the Socialists' nomination for Prime Minister, according to DPS member Kamen Kostadinov.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 14:44

Buzek Congratulates Ex Bulgarian PM with Election Win

The former President of the European Parliament, and former Prime Minister of Poland, Jerzy Buzek, has congratulated GERB leader and ex Bulgarian PM, Boyko Borisov, with the May 12 general elections victory.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 14:03

Society

Bulgarians Overwhelmingly Back Chief Prosecutor Tsatsarov

The majority of Bulgarians admire the actions of the Prosecutor's Office in the seizing of 350 000 illegally printed ballots ahead of the May 12 general elections, according to a recent poll.

Society | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 13:38

Hirsto Grigorov Reelected Chair of Bulgarian Red Cross

Hristo Grigorov has been unanimously reelected Saturday as Chairman of the Bulgarian Red Cross.

Society | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 13:11

Bulgaria among Countries with Lowest Racial Tolerance

Bulgaria is among the countries with the lowest racial tolerance in Europe and the world, according to a study of Swedish researchers, cited by the Washington post.

Society | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 12:21

Bulgaria Probes Illegal Construction in Thracian Sanctuary

Employees of Bulgaria's Directorate for National Construction Control, DNSK, are conducting Saturday an emergency probe in a Thracian sanctuary.

Society » Environment | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 12:48

Bulgaria to Go Sleepless on Sat to Celebrate Night of Museums

There will be many sleepless people in bigger cities across Bulgaria on Saturday night into Sunday as the country will join the Europe-wide Night of Museums for the ninth time.

Society » Culture | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 10:08

Views on BG

Foreign Office Launches Major Marketing Campaign in Bulgaria*

Months before the UK’s borders open to Bulgarians, the Government has launched a marketing campaign in the eastern European country about how "great" Britain is.

Views on BG | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 16:07

Bulgarian Politics: Unhappy Election and Inconclusive Result

"IN THE middle of the crisis, the head of state was left alone," complains Rosen Plevneliev, Bulgaria's president. He is still upset by the decision of Boyko Borisov to resign as prime minister in the midst of the country's worst anti-government protests

Views on BG | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 10:50

World

Thousands Rally Against Budget Cuts in Italy

Thousands took to the streets the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government led by center-left PM Enrico Letta.

World | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 19:40

North Korea Launches 3 Short-Range Missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the waters off its eastern coast on Saturday, according to South Korea.

World | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 18:07

Hollande Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill into Law

French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the country.

World | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 15:46

60 Injured, 5 Critical after Train Collision in CT, US

About 60 people have been injured, five critically, after a head-on, rush-hour collision between two commuter trains near New York City.

World | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 11:50
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