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Business

Bulgaria Mulls Scrapping Privatization of Cargo Railway Unit
Bulgaria's New FinMin Vows to Strengthen Institutional Capacity
World Bank: Bulgaria Loses BGN 2 M Daily from Energy Mess

Politics

Bulgarian Ex-Caretaker PM to Become Ambassador to Italy
Bulgaria's New Foreign Minister Vows Clear Stance on Hezbollah's Involvement in Burgas
Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Newly Sworn-In PM
EU Urges Bulgaria to Speed Up Funds Absorption, Improve Judiciary
EU's Van Rompuy Congratulates Bulgaria's New PM on Govt Formation
EU Energy Commissioner Terms Bulgaria 'Essentially Ungovernable'
Belgium Seeks Decision on Schengen Expansion by end-2013
Bulgarian Outgoing Caretaker PM: Put End to Political Revolutions
Bulgaria's New Interior Minister Recommends Swift Reforms
Bulgaria's New PM: We Must Stick to Right Path
Bulgarian Nationalist Accuses Ex-Rulers of Siding with Successors
Bulgarian Ex-PM on New Cabinet: Better Than No Govt at All
Who Is Who: Bulgaria's New PM Plamen Oresharski
Bulgaria's New Govt Takes Oath of Office
Bulgarian MPs Approve 'Oresharski' Cabinet
Bulgarian Gymnast Legend Tipped for Deputy Sports Minister
Bulgaria's Ex Top Cop, Media Mogul, Clash in Parliament
Bulgarian Nationalist Chief: We May Topple Govt Anytime
Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Demanded Change at May 12 Snap Elections
Bulgaria's Left-Wing Vows Support for Oresharski Govt
Bulgarian Turks Leader Mocks Ex-PM’s Firefighting Past
Oresharski Presents Govt Proposal in Bulgarian Parliament
Borisov: Nationalists Cemented New Bulgarian Govt
Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Personally Secured Govt Vote
Quorum for Govt Vote Reached in Bulgarian Parliament
Tightlipped Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Arrives in Parliament
Bulgarian Parliament Votes on 'Oresharski' Govt Bid

Society

Bomb Threats Target Sofia Train Station, Airport, Council of Ministers
How to get the most out of your stay in Bulgaria?

Sports

Bulgaria's Tonev Hints of Celtic Move

Views on BG

Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Cabinet

Business

Bulgaria Mulls Scrapping Privatization of Cargo Railway Unit

The Bulgarian government will likely stop the privatization deal for the freight unit of the Bulgarian State Railways Company, the country’s newly appointed Transport Minister said Wednesday.

Business | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 18:05

Bulgaria's New FinMin Vows to Strengthen Institutional Capacity

Bulgaria’s newly appointed Finance Minister Petar Chobanov has named “building and strengthening the institutional capacity” as his top priority.

Business » Finance | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 16:29

World Bank: Bulgaria Loses BGN 2 M Daily from Energy Mess

The excess of electric power generating capacity of Bulgaria is so large that there will be a surplus of energy in the country even in 2030 when consumption will be higher.

Business » Energy | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 08:36

Politics

Bulgarian Ex-Caretaker PM to Become Ambassador to Italy

Marin Raykov, who was Bulgaria’s caretaker Prime Minister until Wednesday, is to become the country’s Ambassador to Italy.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 19:54

Bulgaria's New Foreign Minister Vows Clear Stance on Hezbollah's Involvement in Burgas

Bulgaria's new Foreign Minister, Kristiyan Vigenin, has said that one of the first issues on his agenda would be to study the evidence for the involvement of Hezbollah in the 2012 Burgas bus bombing.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 18:14

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Newly Sworn-In PM

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has sent a congratulation letter to Plamen Oresharski, the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria following the vote of the new government by the country’s Parliament:

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 20:34

EU Urges Bulgaria to Speed Up Funds Absorption, Improve Judiciary

Bulgaria should improve its business environment, accelerate the absorption of EU funds and improve the quality and independence of its judicial system, according to the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 17:16

EU's Van Rompuy Congratulates Bulgaria's New PM on Govt Formation

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, has congratulated Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on the formation of the new government.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 17:02

EU Energy Commissioner Terms Bulgaria 'Essentially Ungovernable'

Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, voiced skepticism on the EU in a speech to the German-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 14:52

Belgium Seeks Decision on Schengen Expansion by end-2013

Didier Reynders, Foreign Minister of Belgium, has said that the country would like a decision on Romania's Schengen accession to be adopted by the end of 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 14:28

Bulgarian Outgoing Caretaker PM: Put End to Political Revolutions

Bulgaria's new Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, took over the political leadership from his predecessor, the caretaker premier, Marin Raykov.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 18:21

Bulgaria's New Interior Minister Recommends Swift Reforms

Bulgaria's new Interior Minister, Tsvetelin Yovchev, has suggested that both the country and the Interior Ministry are in a state of crisis.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 17:53

Bulgaria's New PM: We Must Stick to Right Path

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has suggested that the new government may not succeed in making people rich but the most important task is to make sure that the country is on the right path.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 16:35

Bulgarian Nationalist Accuses Ex-Rulers of Siding with Successors

Volen Siderov, leader of the Bulgarian nationalist Ataka (Attack) party, has accused the center-right GERB of striking a secret deal with the newly elected Socialist-led Cabinet of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 14:59

Bulgarian Ex-PM on New Cabinet: Better Than No Govt at All

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) wished luck on the country’s new government, saying it was “better than no government at all.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 14:23

Who Is Who: Bulgaria's New PM Plamen Oresharski

Plamen Oresharski, who was endorsed by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, was officially approved in Parliament Wednesday as Bulgaria’s new Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 13:57

Bulgaria's New Govt Takes Oath of Office

Bulgaria's newly elected government headed by Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski took an oath of office.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 13:39

Bulgarian MPs Approve 'Oresharski' Cabinet

The Bulgarian Parliament approved Tuesday the country's new Cabinet tabled by Former Finance Minister, Plamen Oresharski, who was nominated for PM by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 13:19

Bulgarian Gymnast Legend Tipped for Deputy Sports Minister

The name of Bulgarian legendary gymnast, Yordan Yovchev, has popped up Wednesday as the first known Deputy Minister in the new Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 13:05

Bulgaria's Ex Top Cop, Media Mogul, Clash in Parliament

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Deputy Chair of center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), and former Interior Minister has said that it is clear who calls the shots in the future government – socialist leader Sergey Stanishev and his wif

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 12:25

Bulgarian Nationalist Chief: We May Topple Govt Anytime

Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party will topple the new Cabinet on the spot upon noticing any lobbyism or actions against the interests of the people, according to party leader, Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 12:11

Socialist Leader: Bulgarians Demanded Change at May 12 Snap Elections

Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, presented Wednesday in Parliament the nomination of Plamen Oresharski for Prime Minister.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 11:33

Bulgaria's Left-Wing Vows Support for Oresharski Govt

The parliamentary group of Coalition for Bulgaria, led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, will support the proposal for new Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 11:26

Bulgarian Turks Leader Mocks Ex-PM’s Firefighting Past

I have never allowed myself to reprimand the former Prime Minister, Boiko Borisov, for the fact that a firefighter can become a premier or a PE teacher- an Interior Minister, the leader of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, Lutvi Me

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 11:22

Oresharski Presents Govt Proposal in Bulgarian Parliament

We need from all political formations, social partners and civil society to give us an initial vote of confidence so that we can start working on our program, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Nominee.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 10:36

Borisov: Nationalists Cemented New Bulgarian Govt

Bulgaria's new Cabinet has become cemented due to the far-right nationalist Ataka party, says GERB leader and former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 10:12

Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Personally Secured Govt Vote

The needed quorum of 121 Members of the Bulgarian Parliament in the crucial Wednesday vote on the new Cabinet has been provided in person by the leader of the far-right nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 09:51

Quorum for Govt Vote Reached in Bulgarian Parliament

The needed 121 Members of the Parliament have registered Wednesday for the crucial vote on the new Cabinet proposal, which started at 9 am.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 09:12

Tightlipped Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Arrives in Parliament

The leader of Bulgaria's far-right nationalists Ataka party, Volen Siderov, has arrived in the Parliament slightly after 8 am Wednesday morning, but kept the suspense by declining any comments for the media.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 08:57

Bulgarian Parliament Votes on 'Oresharski' Govt Bid

The Bulgarian Parliament convenes Wednesday morning at 9 am to vote on a Cabinet proposal by Plamen Oresharski, candidate for Prime Minister, nominated by the Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Politics » Domestic | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 08:03

Society

Bomb Threats Target Sofia Train Station, Airport, Council of Ministers

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia witnessed a series of bomb threats on Wednesday, with separate anonymous calls claiming that explosive devices were placed in the Central Railway Station, the Sofia Airport and the Council of Ministers building.

Society | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 19:01

How to get the most out of your stay in Bulgaria?

Earn an US accredited EMBA while working in the country

Society » Education | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 13:20

Sports

Bulgaria's Tonev Hints of Celtic Move

Bulgaria international winger Aleksandar Tonev is close to a deal with Scottish side Celtic, according to reports.

Sports | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 15:45

Views on BG

Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Cabinet

Bulgaria's hung parliament narrowly approved a new center-left government Wednesday in a bid to end months of political deadlock, but the new cabinet lacks a majority and the win relied on members of the opposition abstaining from the vote.

Views on BG | May 29, 2013, Wednesday // 15:11
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