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ARCHIVE - 8 May 2013

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Business

Bulsatkom Wins Bulgaria's Seventh DTT Mux Tender
Bulgarian Industrial Association Demands Transparency of Offset Agreements
Romania Gives Green Light to Shale Gas Fracking near Bulgarian Border
Bulgaria Completes Eco Permit Procedure for Nabucco Pipeline Section

Politics

Bulgarian MEP: EU Commissioner Georgieva Was Wiretapped
Bulgaria for Citizens: GERB Govt Spent Millions on Strange Trips
Ex Interim Varna Mayor Appeals His Dismissal
Prosecutors Grill Bulgaria's Ex Agriculture Minister over Wiretap Leak
Bulgarian Prosecution Confirms Interviewing Ex PM over Illegal Wiretapping Probe
Voting Polls in Bulgaria Open at 7 am, Close at 8 pm May 12
Bulgaria's Battle for Parliament - Who? Where?
Q&A: Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections
Fresh Poll Gives GERB Slight Lead ahead of Bulgarian Vote
Bulgaria's Election Board to Hold Last Sitting

Society

Contraceptive Pill 'Father' Gets Honorary Diploma from American College of Sofia
Fresh Scandalous 'Borisov Tape' Leaks in Bulgarian Media
Hundreds Bid Farewell to Popular Bulgarian Actor Chocho Popyordanov, 48

Sports

Bulgaria's Stoichkov Takes Over Besiktas - Report
Bulgarian Minister: Dimitrov Will Become World No 1
Bulgaria's Dimitrov after His Biggest Victory: I Love You Dad
Media Heap Praise on Bulgaria's Dimitrov after Stunning Victory
Dimitrov's Win Well Deserved, Djokovic Says
Bulgaria's Dimitrov Delighted with Emotional Win over Djokovic
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Tennis World Number 1 Djokovic

Crime

Sofia's Main Courthouse Evacuated over Yet Another Bomb Threat

Views on BG

Poverty in Bulgaria Drives More to Make Ultimate Sacrifice

Smiles

Boyko's Broken TV Set

World

Death Toll Climbs to 5 in Genoa Port Accident
Bulgarian UNESCO Chief Visits Archaeological Site in San Salvador
Sir Alex Ferguson Announces Retirement
At Least 3 Dead as Cargo Ship Hits Genoa Control Tower

Business

Bulsatkom Wins Bulgaria's Seventh DTT Mux Tender

Bulgaria's telecom watchdog has awarded the license for what will be the country's public service DTT multiplex to Bulsatkom company.

Business | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 18:15

Bulgarian Industrial Association Demands Transparency of Offset Agreements

The Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) has called on President Rosen Plevneliev to guarantee the openness and transparency of public procurement and related offset agreements.

Business | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 16:05

Romania Gives Green Light to Shale Gas Fracking near Bulgarian Border

Romania's Environment Protection Agency has issued permits to US energy giant Chevron to explore shale gas in two blocks near the Bulgarian border.

Business » Energy | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 19:36

Bulgaria Completes Eco Permit Procedure for Nabucco Pipeline Section

The issuance of an environmental permit for the 424km Bulgarian section of the Nabucco gas pipeline has been completed.

Business » Energy | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 18:06

Politics

Bulgarian MEP: EU Commissioner Georgieva Was Wiretapped

Commenting on the ongoing scandal with unauthorized deployment of special surveillance equipment, Bulgarian Socialist MEP Evgeni Kirilov has suggested that EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva was also wiretapped.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 12:10

Bulgaria for Citizens: GERB Govt Spent Millions on Strange Trips

The Cabinet of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and his GERB party have spent BGN 25 M just on business trips during their three and a half years in office.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 20:50

Ex Interim Varna Mayor Appeals His Dismissal

The former interim Mayor of Bulgaria's Black Sea City of Varna, Hristo Bozov, is appealing his dismissal.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 20:09

Prosecutors Grill Bulgaria's Ex Agriculture Minister over Wiretap Leak

Former Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov was interviewed Wednesday at the Specialized Prosecutor's Office in connection with the ongoing illegal wiretap leak probe.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 17:08

Bulgarian Prosecution Confirms Interviewing Ex PM over Illegal Wiretapping Probe

Former Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB Boyko Borisov was interviewed Tuesday by the prosecuting authority as part of the probe over the so-called Bulgarian Watergate scandal.

Politics » Domestic | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 12:52

Voting Polls in Bulgaria Open at 7 am, Close at 8 pm May 12

Election Day in Bulgaria on Sunday, May 12, will start with the opening of voting polls at 7 am and will end with their closing at 8 pm.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 18:22

Bulgaria's Battle for Parliament - Who? Where?

Bulgarians go to the polls on 12 May in an early election after nationwide protests against low living standards and widespread corruption forced the government of the centre-right GERB party to resign in February.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 16:36

Q&A: Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections

Bulgarians go to the polls on 12 May in an early election after nationwide protests against low living standards and widespread corruption forced the government of the centre-right GERB party to resign in February.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 15:57

Fresh Poll Gives GERB Slight Lead ahead of Bulgarian Vote

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party has a nearly 3% lead over the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party ahead of the general elections on Sunday, according to a new poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 12:52

Bulgaria's Election Board to Hold Last Sitting

Bulgaria’s ad hoc election board is to hold its very last sitting on Wednesday, four days before the country’s crucial general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 08:50

Society

Contraceptive Pill 'Father' Gets Honorary Diploma from American College of Sofia

Prominent chemist, Prof Carl Djerassi, will receive an honorary diploma from the American College of Sofia on Friday, May10.

Society | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 18:59

Fresh Scandalous 'Borisov Tape' Leaks in Bulgarian Media

A new scandalous recording of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been received anonymously by the Balkanleaks platform, modeled after the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.

Society | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 16:32

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Popular Bulgarian Actor Chocho Popyordanov, 48

Relatives, friends, colleagues and public figures bowed heads in memory of beloved actor Petar Popyordanov, Chocho, who died much before his time on the eve of Easter.

Society » Obituaries | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 14:20

Sports

Bulgaria's Stoichkov Takes Over Besiktas - Report

Bulgaria's former international Hristo Stoichkov is about to be appointed as coach of Turkish Super League team Besiktas, according to media reports.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 15:15

Bulgarian Minister: Dimitrov Will Become World No 1

Bulgarian Sports Minister Petar Stoychev has congratulated Grigor Dimitrov on his spectacular victory against Novak Djokovic, stating that the youngster has the potential to become world No. 1.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 13:52

Bulgaria's Dimitrov after His Biggest Victory: I Love You Dad

After sensationally kicking out world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Bulgaria's young tennis star Grigor Dimitrov got emotional and wrote “I love you dad” on a camera.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 13:13

Media Heap Praise on Bulgaria's Dimitrov after Stunning Victory

International media have heaped praise on Bulgaria’s talented youngster Grigor Dimitrov after his upset win against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 11:14

Dimitrov's Win Well Deserved, Djokovic Says

Novak Djokovic praised Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov after the latter shockingly defeated him in a breathtaking Madrid Open encounter late on Tuesday.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 09:21

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Delighted with Emotional Win over Djokovic

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov could not hide his delight after upsetting world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in an epic Madrid Open clash.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 07:45

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Tennis World Number 1 Djokovic

Bulgarian up-and-comer Grigor Dimitrov just defeated World Tennis Number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic in the second round of the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open.

Sports | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 00:18

Crime

Sofia's Main Courthouse Evacuated over Yet Another Bomb Threat

Sofia’s main courthouse was evacuated early on Wednesday after an anonymous bomb threat was received.

Crime | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 09:55

Views on BG

Poverty in Bulgaria Drives More to Make Ultimate Sacrifice

In Bulgaria, six people have burned themselves alive in protest at worsening poverty levels since the start of the year.

Views on BG | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 08:17

Smiles

Boyko's Broken TV Set

Last week Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov brought in his TV set to the repair shop and said:“Something is wrong with this TV set.

Smiles | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 17:17

World

Death Toll Climbs to 5 in Genoa Port Accident

At least five people have been now confirmed dead after a cargo ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, according to officials.

World | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 14:49

Bulgarian UNESCO Chief Visits Archaeological Site in San Salvador

UNESCO's Director General, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, visited Tuesday the archaeological site Joya de Ceren, 40 km northwest of San Salvador.

World | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 14:34

Sir Alex Ferguson Announces Retirement

Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement Wednesday after 27 years at the helm of Manchester United.

World | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 11:58

At Least 3 Dead as Cargo Ship Hits Genoa Control Tower

A cargo ship has slammed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, killing at least three people, according to international media.

World | May 8, 2013, Wednesday // 10:31
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