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Business

Bulgaria Shuts Kozloduy NPP Reactor for Repairs

One of the two 1000 MW reactors of the only Bulgarian nuclear power plant "Kozloduy" has been switched off for repairs, the NPP announced.

Business » Energy | May 3, 2013, Friday // 14:47

Nearly EUR 57 B Invested in European Office Property in 2012 - Colliers

Approximately EUR 56.7 B was invested in European office property last year, down by some 7% on the previous year, according to data of realtor Colliers International.

Business » Properties | May 3, 2013, Friday // 16:01

Politics

Bulgarian President: Macedonia Is Not Artificial Nation

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has firmly rejected the opinion of Bulgarian Ambassador to the EU, Dimitar Tsanchev, who says Macedonia is an artificially created nation after 1941.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 3, 2013, Friday // 14:21

Bulgarians, Roma, French ‘Banned in Norway’

Norway’s populist right-wing party has called for keeping out of the country Roma, Bulgarian and French nationals, arguing these are prone to criminal activities.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2013, Friday // 18:55

EC Downgrades Bulgaria's Economic Growth Forecast

The European Commission has downgraded its forecast for Bulgaria's economic growth for 2013 by 0.5%.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 3, 2013, Friday // 13:54

Bulgaria Liberals, Ethnic Turk Mavericks Team Dubbed Elections 2013 Big Surprise

The coalition between the former king's party, widely considered a marginal liberal party, and the ethnic Turkish 'dissidents' may spring the biggest surprise in the upcoming elections, pollsters say.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 3, 2013, Friday // 19:58

Top Bulgarian Socialist: 3 Y of Jail Separate Ex PM, Tsvetanov

Bulgarian Socialist leader, Sergey Stanishev, says the only difference between former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his Deputy, former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, is the number of years they will spend in prison.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 3, 2013, Friday // 13:26

Society

Another Self-Immolation in Bulgaria Turns Fatal

The Bulgarian man, who set himself on fire in the southern town of Smolyan on Wednesday, died Friday afternoon, doctors announced.

Society | May 3, 2013, Friday // 18:02

Vigils for Self-Immolator Goranov Held in Bulgaria

Bulgarians in five cities are holding vigils Friday in honor of the young man who fatally set himself on fire in Varna in February to protest against the links between the city council and the mafia.

Society | May 3, 2013, Friday // 12:24

Life of Latest Bulgarian Self-Immolator in Danger

Тhe condition of the 47-year old man, who set himself on fire in front of a retail store in the Bulgarian mountain town of Smolyan early on Wednesday, remains very critical.

Society | May 3, 2013, Friday // 12:22

Freedom House: Crime, Corruption Still Plague Bulgaria

Corruption, organized crime, the shadow economy, discrimination, lack of transparency and growing concentration of media ownership are listed as the top problems of Bulgaria in the annual Freedom House report.

Society | May 3, 2013, Friday // 11:22

Orthodox Bulgarians Mark Solemnly Crucifixion Friday

Bulgarian Christians mark Good Friday, the day that commemorates the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion.

Society | May 3, 2013, Friday // 10:06

Crime

6 Bulgarians Arrested in Greece for Human Trafficking

Six Bulgarians have been arrested in northern Greece on charges of human trafficking.

Crime | May 3, 2013, Friday // 14:57

3 Policemen Implicated Tsvetanov in Bulgarian Watergate

Three out of the four senior policemen who were charged in the scandal with unauthorized spying in Bulgaria have told the investigators they acted on the verbal orders of former Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Crime | May 3, 2013, Friday // 10:40

Views on BG

A Visit to Bulgaria with Nigel Farage

Jonathan Rugman went looking for potential immigrants with Ukip’s leader

Views on BG | May 3, 2013, Friday // 15:15

World

'Dozens Executed' in Syrian Village

More than 40 people have been killed by government forces in a village in north-western Syria, BBC reported, citing activists.

World | May 3, 2013, Friday // 21:17

Farage's UKIP Defeats Conservatives in Historic Local Vote

The UK's Labor party celebrates victory in the parliamentary by-election in South Shields, but the big news is that there the Independence Party, UKIP, of MEP Nigel Farage has finished second.

World | May 3, 2013, Friday // 12:47

Boston Bombers Planned 4th of July Terror Attack

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has told investigators that together with his late brother they initially planned to attack the city's 4th of July Independence Day celebrations.

World | May 3, 2013, Friday // 11:56

Letters to the Editor

Mr Farage, Don’t Come to Bulgaria Again

Dear Mr Farage,(Continuing - Open Letter to UKIP's Nigel Farage on Insulting Bulgarians.

Letters to the Editor | May 3, 2013, Friday // 16:55
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