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ARCHIVE - 23 May 2013

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Business

Qatar to Invest Serious Funds in Bulgaria's Sheep Breeding

Politics

Bulgaria Condemns Brutal Woolwich Attack
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Set to Make Comeback as Diplomat
Swoboda Hits Back at Daul, Defends Bulgarian Socialists
EPP Slams Bulgarian Socialists for 'Siding' with Xenophobes
Basescu OKs Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge II Joint Venture
Bulgarian PM Hopeful: I Took Biggest Challenge in Life
Stanishev: Bulgarian PM Hopeful 'Faces Minefield'
President: Bulgaria Desperately Needs Stability
Oresharski Receives Mandate to Form Bulgarian Govt
Bulgarian PM Hopeful Believes in 'Hybrid' Govt
Bulgarian Ethnic Turks to Back Socialist-Led 'Hybrid' Govt
Bulgaria's 'FBI' Deputy Chief Resigns
Ex Bulgarian PM Returns Mandate to Form Govt
Bulgaria's Ex PM Rivals Vow to Form Next Govt on Tuesday
Bulgaria's Biggest Party Expected to Return Govt Mandate
Bulgarian President Hosts Party Talks for Forming New Govt
Bulgaria's GERB Demand to Void Vote Unprecedented in EU – French Expert

Society

Radoslav Yankulov Heads Bulgaria's Public Radio
Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over Gusty Winds
Free Books Available in Sofia Metro on May 24

Sports

Sharapova Glows in Relationship with Bulgaria's Dimitrov

Crime

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Chief Quits Police Work
Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Vows Tsvetanov Will Be Probed

Views on BG

Bulgarian Socialists to Form Cabinet After Gerb Rejects Offer

World

Macedonia Ready to Start EU Accession Talks, EP Says
Woolwich Murder Suspect 'Of Nigerian Descent'
London Gruesome Attack Victim ‘Member of Armed Forces'
Cameron to Lead Cobra Meeting after Machete Attack
Witness of Brutal Cleaver Assault in London: They Were Just Animals
Gruesome Attack Shocks London

Business

Qatar to Invest Serious Funds in Bulgaria's Sheep Breeding

Qatar plans to invest serious money in Bulgarian farming, according to the Academy of Agriculture, SSA.

Business | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 16:14

Politics

Bulgaria Condemns Brutal Woolwich Attack

Bulgaria has condemned the gruesome killing of a British soldier in London by two alleged Islamists who were later shot and wounded by police.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 19:34

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Set to Make Comeback as Diplomat

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov will return to his diplomatic career once his term in office is over.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 16:57

Swoboda Hits Back at Daul, Defends Bulgarian Socialists

Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group, has reacted strongly to the allegations made by EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul that the Bulgarian Socialist Party has sided with a xenophobic formation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 18:42

EPP Slams Bulgarian Socialists for 'Siding' with Xenophobes

EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul has expressed his concern over the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s alleged informal alliance with an ultranationalist formation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 15:56

Basescu OKs Bulgaria-Romania Danube Bridge II Joint Venture

Romanian President Traian Basescu has signed into law the ratification of the agreement between Romania and Bulgaria to establish a joint venture for the exploitation of Danube Bridge II.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 15:43

Bulgarian PM Hopeful: I Took Biggest Challenge in Life

Plamen Oresharski, the Socialist nomination for Prime Minister, is firm he would apply all possible effort to not only propose a Cabinet, but to have it approved by the Parliament prior to the 7-day deadline required by the law.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 17:51

Stanishev: Bulgarian PM Hopeful 'Faces Minefield'

Plamen Oresharski, the PM candidate endorsed by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, will have to face a “minefield” left by the former center-right government, according to BSP leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 17:43

President: Bulgaria Desperately Needs Stability

Bulgaria needs stability and functioning institutions, says President, Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 17:11

Oresharski Receives Mandate to Form Bulgarian Govt

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, which placed second in Bulgaria’s elections on May 12, received a mandate to form a government from President Rosen Plevneliev on Thursday, after first party GERB refused to do so.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 15:39

Bulgarian PM Hopeful Believes in 'Hybrid' Govt

The best version for a government will be to have a combination between people with management experience and people with parliamentary experience, according to Bulgaria's most likely next Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 15:08

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks to Back Socialist-Led 'Hybrid' Govt

Bulgaria’s predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) will endorse a cabinet that is both expert-based and political, DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan has declared.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 14:51

Bulgaria's 'FBI' Deputy Chief Resigns

The Deputy Chief of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security, DANS, Dimitar Yordanov, has resigned.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 14:33

Ex Bulgarian PM Returns Mandate to Form Govt

At 12:30 pm Thursday, Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, gave the mandate to form a Cabinet to Boyko Borisov, former Prime Minister and leader of the center-right GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 13:35

Bulgaria's Ex PM Rivals Vow to Form Next Govt on Tuesday

The runners-up in Bulgaria’s inconclusive early elections have pledged to form the new government next Tuesday, indicating that the impasse since May 12 vote may soon be broken.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 13:01

Bulgaria's Biggest Party Expected to Return Govt Mandate

Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party, which gained most votes in the recent elections, but not enough to form a cabinet, is expected to return immediately the mandate.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 10:12

Bulgarian President Hosts Party Talks for Forming New Govt

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

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 07:58

Bulgaria's GERB Demand to Void Vote Unprecedented in EU – French Expert

The formerly ruling center-right GERB party’s move to contest and seek annulment of Bulgaria’s general election results has no precedent in the European Union, according to a French expert.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 09:31

Society

Radoslav Yankulov Heads Bulgaria's Public Radio

The Council for Electronic Media, CEM, elected Thursday Radoslav Yankulov for Director of the State-owned Bulgarian National Radio, BNR.

Society | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 12:47

Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over Gusty Winds

Code yellow has been declared in twenty one Bulgarian regions on Thursday following forecasts for gusty winds.

Society » Environment | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 11:08

Free Books Available in Sofia Metro on May 24

Shelves with free books will be placed inside four Sofia subway stations on May 24 when the country celebrates the Day of Slavic Script and Bulgarian Culture.

Society » Culture | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 13:14

Sports

Sharapova Glows in Relationship with Bulgaria's Dimitrov

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has openly commented on her romance with Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov, saying that the relationship makes her feel refreshed.

Sports | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 14:10

Crime

Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Chief Quits Police Work

The suspended Bulgarian police's anti-organized crime unit head, Stanimir Florov, is leaving the system of the Interior Ministry.

Crime | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 16:31

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Vows Tsvetanov Will Be Probed

The Prosecutor's Office has prepared motives for its request to strip from immunity former Interior Minister and current GERB MP, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Crime | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 12:05

Views on BG

Bulgarian Socialists to Form Cabinet After Gerb Rejects Offer

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev asked the Socialists to form a coalition Cabinet after ex-Premier Boyko Borissov, the winner of May 12 elections, rejected the offer as he lacks sufficient parliamentary support.

Views on BG | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 18:01

World

Macedonia Ready to Start EU Accession Talks, EP Says

Members of the European Parliament have urged member states to start EU accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia before July in a resolution on the country's 2012 progress report.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 20:34

Woolwich Murder Suspect 'Of Nigerian Descent'

One of the suspects in the murder of a serving UK soldier in East London has been identified as a 28-year-old Islam convert of Nigerian descent.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 16:22

London Gruesome Attack Victim ‘Member of Armed Forces'

A man killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London was a member of the armed forces, senior Whitehall sources have confirmed for BBC.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 10:34

Cameron to Lead Cobra Meeting after Machete Attack

British Prime Minister David Cameron has flown back to London, cutting short a trip to France, to lead the government response to a suspected terror attack in south-east London, BBC reported.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 08:57

Witness of Brutal Cleaver Assault in London: They Were Just Animals

A witness of the brutal and fatal cleaver assault in London saw two men standing by the victim, who was on the ground in the British capital's Woolwich neighborhood.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 08:29

Gruesome Attack Shocks London

A man thought to be a soldier has been hit by a car then hacked to death in London in what has been described by Prime Minister David Cameron as a terrorist attack.

World | May 23, 2013, Thursday // 08:17