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ARCHIVE - 7 May 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Govt Transfers Terrain of 55 Decares to National Company Industrial Zones
Bulgarian Caretaker PM: Kozloduy NPP CEO Here to Stay

Politics

Bulgarians, Macedonians Were One People Before 1945 - Bulgaria PM
EP Committee to Discuss Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal on May 29
Barroso: EU Must Become Fully Integrated, Democratic Body
Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Recommends Dynamic Rotation of Brussels-Based Officials
EU Commissioner Informs Bulgarian MEP about EC Steps against Unfair Trading Practices of Retail Chains
Germany Looks to Bulgaria for Help as Trainees Wanted
Skeptical Czechs Refuse to Change Tone on Euro
EP to Finally Decide on Illegal Police Snooping in Bulgaria
United Ex Bulgarian Opposition Ink Elections Parallel Count Deal
Bulgaria Ex-PM Repeats Scandalous Assassination Accusation against Turkish Ex-Leader Dogan
Bulgarian Ex-Ruling Party Candidate-MP, TV Exchange Projectiles Live in Studio
Stanishev: Bulgarian Ex-PM Should Be Charged with Impeding Justice
Bulgaria's Ex-PM Was Indeed Interrogated, Officials Say
Bulgarian Ex-PM: Prosecutors Want to Know Who Spied on Me!
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Warns Parties against Mudslinging
President Urges Bulgarians to Vote in Upcoming Elections
Bulgarian Rightists to Support Govt Upholding Anti-Crisis Program
Bulgarian Ex-PM Interrogated over Wiretapping Scandal
Last Days Crucial in Bulgaria's Close Election Race - Pollsters
Bulgaria Election 2013 Parallel Count Poses Risks - Expert
Former Sofia Prosecutor Confessed: 'Watergate' Recordings Authentic

Society

Bulgaria Tough Place to Be a Mother, Index Shows

Sports

Djokovic Impressed with Bulgaria's Dimitrov ahead of Clash
Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev Tops IBF Rankings
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov to Face Novak Djokovic in Madrid

World

Turkey Too Denounces Israeli Strike on Syria
3 US Women Found Alive after 10 Years in Captivity
UK Former Chancellor Calls for EU Exit
North Korea Withdraws Missiles from Launch Site

Novinite Insider

Bulgarian Liberal Leader Hristova: Election Surprises Will Come from Small Parties
Bulgarian MEP Slavi Binev: Political Battle Turned into Uncontrollable War
Govt 'Thievery' Must Stop in Bulgaria - Financial Analyst
Bulgaria's Demographic Meltdown Not Addressed before Elections

Business

Bulgaria's Govt Transfers Terrain of 55 Decares to National Company Industrial Zones

Bulgaria's caretaker government has transferred a terrain owned by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications spanning 55 decares to the National Company Industrial Zones EAD.

Business | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 16:28

Bulgarian Caretaker PM: Kozloduy NPP CEO Here to Stay

The CEO of Bulgaria's only operational nuclear power plant in Kozloduy, Valentin Nikolov, will not be fired, caretaker prime minister Milen Raykov confirmed on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 14:24

Politics

Bulgarians, Macedonians Were One People Before 1945 - Bulgaria PM

Bulgaria and Macedonia share a common past and should forge close neighborly ties, stressed Bulgarian caretaker PM and Foreign Affairs Minister Marin Raykov in a statement Tuesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 14:55

EP Committee to Discuss Bulgaria's Wiretapping Scandal on May 29

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ("LIBE") has decided to include the wiretapping scandal in Bulgaria in its agenda.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 17:43

Barroso: EU Must Become Fully Integrated, Democratic Body

A true democratic debate must be fostered throughout the European Union, or else it will "fail", stated Tuesday European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 16:10

Bulgaria's Caretaker PM Recommends Dynamic Rotation of Brussels-Based Officials

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has recommended a more dynamic rotation of the country's Burssels-based public officials in order to boost preparedness for assuming the rotating EU Presidency in 2018.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 15:18

EU Commissioner Informs Bulgarian MEP about EC Steps against Unfair Trading Practices of Retail Chains

European Union Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has informed Bulgarian socialist MEP Ivaylo Kalfin that the EC has started gathering evidence of unfair practices of major retail chains.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:51

Germany Looks to Bulgaria for Help as Trainees Wanted

A traditional restaurant in the small Bavarian town of Deggendorf has turned to Bulgaria to find trainees to work in its kitchens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 09:37

Skeptical Czechs Refuse to Change Tone on Euro

Hopes that Czech President Milos Zeman’s strongly pro-European views may be a first sign the country will change its skeptical tune on the euro, have been in vain, a poll shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 09:11

EP to Finally Decide on Illegal Police Snooping in Bulgaria

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to include the issue with illegal mass police spying in Bulgaria on its agenda.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 09:03

United Ex Bulgarian Opposition Ink Elections Parallel Count Deal

The unprecedented general elections parallel counting announced by 5 major Bulgarian former opposition parties will be serviced by Austrian company SORA - Institute for Social Research and Consulting.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 20:39

Bulgaria Ex-PM Repeats Scandalous Assassination Accusation against Turkish Ex-Leader Dogan

Bulgarian former ruling GERB party chair and ex-PM Boyko Borisov has anew alleged that "foreign intelligence" have data that former liberal Movement for Rights of Freedoms chair Ahmed Dogan has plotted an assassination.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 20:00

Bulgarian Ex-Ruling Party Candidate-MP, TV Exchange Projectiles Live in Studio

Eggs were thrown from the audience live on air against former Bulgarian ruling party GERB candidate MP Dobroslav Dimitrov in a major channel TV7 show, after which Dimitrov threw a glass at the journalist.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 19:03

Stanishev: Bulgarian Ex-PM Should Be Charged with Impeding Justice

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov should face charges for attempting to impede justice, according to Sergey Stanishev, leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 16:55

Bulgaria's Ex-PM Was Indeed Interrogated, Officials Say

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was indeed interrogated by the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Cassation, according to officials.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 14:39

Bulgarian Ex-PM: Prosecutors Want to Know Who Spied on Me!

Tuesday’s questioning of former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov lasted about 90 minutes.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:50

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Warns Parties against Mudslinging

Bulgaria’s caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has urged all political parties taking part in the ongoing election campaign not to resort to mudslinging.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:05

President Urges Bulgarians to Vote in Upcoming Elections

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has called upon Bulgarians to vote in the country's parliamentary elections on May 12.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 12:40

Bulgarian Rightists to Support Govt Upholding Anti-Crisis Program

Ivan Kostov, leader of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, has said that the right-wing party will back a government offering efficient anti-crisis measures.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 12:15

Bulgarian Ex-PM Interrogated over Wiretapping Scandal

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is currengtly being interrogated by the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation in relation with the ongoing wiretapping scandal in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 12:14

Last Days Crucial in Bulgaria's Close Election Race - Pollsters

The four remaining days of election campaigning will be crucial for the outcome of Bulgaria’s upcoming Parliament vote on Sunday, according to local pollsters.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 11:27

Bulgaria Election 2013 Parallel Count Poses Risks - Expert

As all major Bulgarian political parties, except former ruling GERB, teamed up to organize a parallel ballot count in the upcoming May 12 general elections, an expert has warned it may mumble-jumble figures.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 10:50

Former Sofia Prosecutor Confessed: 'Watergate' Recordings Authentic

Former Sofia city prosecutor has confirmed that the latest batch of recordings in the so-called 'watergate' scandal, which led to his resignation, are authentic, according to reports.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 07:59

Society

Bulgaria Tough Place to Be a Mother, Index Shows

Bulgaria has been ranked the 43rd best place to be a mother - falling behind almost all European Union member states.

Society » Health | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 15:47

Sports

Djokovic Impressed with Bulgaria's Dimitrov ahead of Clash

Novak Djokovic has said that he is impressed with Bulgarian up-and-comer Grigor Dimitro, whom he is to face in the second round of the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open later on Tuesday.

Sports | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 17:46

Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev Tops IBF Rankings

Bulgaria's top professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has for the first time topped the rankings of the International Boxing Federation in the heavyweight category.

Sports | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 15:44

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov to Face Novak Djokovic in Madrid

Bulgarian rising star Grigor Dimitrov was among the first round winners at the ATP Mutua Madrid Masters Series event, setting up a clash with world no. 1 Novak Djokovic on Tuesday evening.

Sports | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 08:34

World

Turkey Too Denounces Israeli Strike on Syria

Sunday's Israeli air attack on Syria is totally unacceptable, stated Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday.

World | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 14:42

3 US Women Found Alive after 10 Years in Captivity

Three young women who vanished about a decade ago in the US state of Ohio have been found.

World | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 11:53

UK Former Chancellor Calls for EU Exit

The British former chancellor of the exchequer, Lord Lawson, has urged the UK to leave the European Union, arguing that economic gains from an exit "would substantially outweigh the costs".

World | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 07:27

North Korea Withdraws Missiles from Launch Site

Two North Korean Musudan missiles have been withdrawn from a launch site in the eastern part of the country and sent to a storage facility, a US official confirmed for CNN on Monday.

World | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 07:07

Novinite Insider

Bulgarian Liberal Leader Hristova: Election Surprises Will Come from Small Parties

"GERB will reap the negative effects of the ill ambitions of its chair and their result at the election will be far lower than their current ratings."

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 14:21

Bulgarian MEP Slavi Binev: Political Battle Turned into Uncontrollable War

Slavi Binev is a Bulgarian politician, businessman and sports competitor.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:43

Govt 'Thievery' Must Stop in Bulgaria - Financial Analyst

Interview of Novinite.bg and Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) with Emil Harsev, Bulgarian financial analyst and banker.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 10:35

Bulgaria's Demographic Meltdown Not Addressed before Elections

By Gürkan Özturan EU Policy Officer

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:31
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