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Business

Political Turmoil in Bulgaria May Keep New Investors Away - Experts Warn
Expats Remain Biggest 'Foreign' Investor in Bulgaria
Nabucco West Project Member-States Adopt Joint Declaration

Politics

Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova to Head EU Delegation to Libya
2014 European Parliament Elections to Take Place in May
EU to Blacklist Hezbollah as Terror Group - Report
Bulgaria's Rightist GERB Sabotaged Appointment of Replacement MPs
Socialist, Ethnic Turk Party Member - Deputy Speakers in Bulgaria's New Parliament
Ex Bulgarian PM: Nationalist Plays Games with Voters
Bulgarian Nationalist Chief: GERB Will Learn Real Pain
Bulgaria Ex-Top Cop Willingly Gives Up MP Immunity
Borisov’s Party Sulky, Abandons Race for Deputy Speaker in Bulgaria's New Parliament
Bulgaria's Disgruntled Ex Rulers Walk Out of First Parliament Session
Socialist Chief: Bulgaria Lives in Paradox
Ex Bulgarian PM Firm in Demand to Void Vote Results
Bulgarian President Starts Govt Talks May 23
Bulgarian Star Actor Launches 42nd Parliament
Bulgaria Convenes Its 42nd Parliament
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Not Grilled in Illegal Ballots Case
Bulgaria’s New Parliament Elects Socialist Speaker
Luckily, No Messiah in Bulgaria's New Parliament - Ethnic Turks Leader

Society

Bulgarian Authorities Take Steps against Illegal Construction at Thracian Rock Sanctuary
Bulgarian High School Seniors Sit for Matriculation Exam
Melanie Griffith Joins Hubby Banderas in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Sts Konstantin and Elena

Crime

Bulgarian Football Star, Ex Mayor Acquitted of Signing Unprofitable Contract
Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Chief Denied Classified Info Access

World

Monster Tornado Kills at least 91 in Oklahoma, US

Novinite Insider

Pollster Aslanov: Bulgaria's New Parliament to Complete Term

Business

Political Turmoil in Bulgaria May Keep New Investors Away - Experts Warn

Foreign investors, who are still considering tapping Bulgaria’s market, will be extra cautious as long as the country is struggling to emerge from political turmoil, experts have warned.

Business | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 16:40

Expats Remain Biggest 'Foreign' Investor in Bulgaria

Emigrants' remittances to Bulgaria continue to grow and amounted to EUR 73.7 M in March 2013, according to data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Business » Finance | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 09:59

Nabucco West Project Member-States Adopt Joint Declaration

The governments of Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey adopted Tuesday a joint declaration stressing the potential of Nabucco to supply the energy markets of the Western Balkans and the Visegrad group countries (Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Repu

Business » Energy | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 16:19

Politics

Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova to Head EU Delegation to Libya

Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova has been appointed as the new Head of EU Delegation to Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 19:37

2014 European Parliament Elections to Take Place in May

The European Parliament elections in 2014 should take place from 22 to 25 May, instead of 5-8 June, according to a draft decision endorsed by the full House on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 17:02

EU to Blacklist Hezbollah as Terror Group - Report

The European Union intends to include the military wing of Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, according to diplomatic sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 15:09

Bulgaria's Rightist GERB Sabotaged Appointment of Replacement MPs

Center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) is said to have sabotaged Tuesday's sitting of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) scheduled to appoint replacements of Iliyana Yotova and Rumen Stoyanov from the Bulgarian Sociali

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 20:54

Socialist, Ethnic Turk Party Member - Deputy Speakers in Bulgaria's New Parliament

Bulgaria’s parliament has approved the Socialists' candidate for deputy parliament speaker - long-standing front bench MP Maya Manolova.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 13:37

Ex Bulgarian PM: Nationalist Plays Games with Voters

The leader of the far-right nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, staged a real theater performance, according to former Prime Minister and leader of the centrist GERB, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 13:28

Bulgarian Nationalist Chief: GERB Will Learn Real Pain

Bulgaria's the far-right nationalist Ataka will not support any government that would be appointed within the term of the 42nd Parliament, according to its leader, Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 12:45

Bulgaria Ex-Top Cop Willingly Gives Up MP Immunity

Bulgaria’s embattled former Interior Minister tabled a request to be stripped of immunity as lawmaker just hours after the country’s new Parliament convened, on May 21, Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 12:41

Borisov’s Party Sulky, Abandons Race for Deputy Speaker in Bulgaria's New Parliament

Bulgaria’s former ruling center-right party has given up the race for deputy parliamentary speaker, blaming the other three parties of hatching a plot against it.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 12:28

Bulgaria's Disgruntled Ex Rulers Walk Out of First Parliament Session

The group of formerly ruling GERB party walked out of parliament on its first day of work following the election of a Socialist speaker.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 12:12

Socialist Chief: Bulgaria Lives in Paradox

Every Bulgarian politician would do anything possible to work on a better future of the country, despite political differences, Socialist leader, Sergey Stanishev, believes.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 11:55

Ex Bulgarian PM Firm in Demand to Void Vote Results

The centrist GERB party is the first ever political formation in Bulgaria to win two consecutive general elections, former Prime Minister, and GERB leader, Boyko Borisov, declared.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 11:22

Bulgarian President Starts Govt Talks May 23

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is launching consultations on forming the new government with parliamentary represented parties as early as Thursday, May 23.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 10:44

Bulgarian Star Actor Launches 42nd Parliament

Movie and theater celebrity, Stefan Danailov, officially launched Tuesday Bulgaria's 42nd General Assembly.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 10:13

Bulgaria Convenes Its 42nd Parliament

Bulgaria's 42nd General Assembly is convening for the first time on Tuesday, May 21.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 08:06

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Not Grilled in Illegal Ballots Case

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office, SGP, is not going to question Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister, Marin Raykov, in connection with the 350 000 illegal ballots seized from a printing house in the town of Kostinbrod.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 14:27

Bulgaria’s New Parliament Elects Socialist Speaker

Socialist member of parliament and former Bulgarian Minister of Interior Mihail Mikov has been elected speaker of the new Bulgarian Parliament.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 11:46

Luckily, No Messiah in Bulgaria's New Parliament - Ethnic Turks Leader

Luckily and for the first time Bulgaria’s parliament will not be dominated by a messiah, the ethnic Turks leader declared from the rostrum on Tuesday.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 11:38

Society

Bulgarian Authorities Take Steps against Illegal Construction at Thracian Rock Sanctuary

Bulgaria's National Construction Control Directorate (DNSK) has uncovered illegal construction works on the territory of the Thracian rock sanctuary Belintash.

Society » Environment | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 18:54

Bulgarian High School Seniors Sit for Matriculation Exam

A total of 62 000 students from across Bulgaria are sitting Tuesday for their obligatory matriculation in Bulgarian language and literature.

Society » Education | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 09:27

Melanie Griffith Joins Hubby Banderas in Bulgaria

Academy Award-nominated actress Melanie Griffith has been caught by paparazzi as she landed at Sofia Airport late on Monday.

Society » Culture | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 13:58

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Sts Konstantin and Elena

Bulgarian Christian Orthodox mark Saturday the feast day of St. St. Konstantin and Elena (Constantine and Helena).

Society » Culture | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 09:00

Crime

Bulgarian Football Star, Ex Mayor Acquitted of Signing Unprofitable Contract

The Plovdiv Appellate Court has acquitted Yordan Lechkov, former Sliven Mayor and current Deputy Chair of the Bulgarian Football Union, on charges of signing an unprofitable deal in his capacity of public official.

Crime | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 18:03

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Chief Denied Classified Info Access

The suspended Bulgarian police's anti-organized crime unit head, Stanimir Florov, has been stripped from his rights to access classified information.

Crime | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 10:30

World

Monster Tornado Kills at least 91 in Oklahoma, US

At least ninety one people, including twenty children, have died after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs.

World | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 08:29

Novinite Insider

Pollster Aslanov: Bulgaria's New Parliament to Complete Term

Interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Yurij Aslanov, head of Aphis, a Bulgarian polling agency

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 21, 2013, Tuesday // 15:20
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