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ARCHIVE - 9 May 2013

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Business

Disgruntled Bulgarian Truckers Blockade Turkish Border
Bulgaria's Seventh DTT Mux to Get Underway This Summer - Holder
Bulgaria's Energy Minister to Meet Turkish Counterpart in Istanbul

Politics

Evgeni Dikov to Act as Interim Sofia City Prosecutor
Bulgaria's Judicial Council to Start Procedure for Appointing Sofia City Prosecutor
Bulgaria to Open Svilengrad-Kapitan Andreevo High-Speed Rail Line
Poll Predicts 55% Turnout in Bulgaria Vote
4 Parties to Enter Bulgaria's Next Parliament - Poll
Fresh Poll Gives 2% Edge to Bulgaria's GERB over Socialists
Bulgaria's Ex-Top Cop Grilled over Illegal Spying Scandal
GERB Tops Media Reports Due to Bulgarian Watergate
Poll Predicts Razor-Thin Race at Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections
OSCE Observers: Our Presence on Election Day No Step Back for Bulgaria

Society

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Suspects Tempering in New Tape
Bulgaria Salutes Europe Day, End of WW II
Light Earthquake Registered in SW Bulgaria

Sports

Aston Villa Fans Pay Tribute to Bulgaria’s Petrov on May 19
Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Praises Bulgaria's Courageous Petrov
Kostadinova Wins 3rd Term in Office as Chair of Bulgarian Olympic Committee
Statement by Aston Villa Club Captain Stiliyan Petrov
Aston Villa Captain Stilyan Petrov Quits Football
Bulgarian Olympic Committee to Elect New Chair

Crime

Key GERB Official, Bulgarian Ex-Top Cop Face Grave Charges - Report
Bulgarian Intelligence Chief Entangled in Wiretap Scandal Too
All 3 Participants in Bulgaria's 'Watergate' Deny Being Bugged

Lifestyle

Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Said to Have Broken Up
It's Official: Bulgarian Tennis Star Grigor Dimitrov Dates Sharapova

Views on BG

Bulgaria Votes: Playing Silly Buggers

Smiles

Grigor Dimitrov in Top 15

World

Putin: Russia Will Do Everything to Ensure Peace
Boston Suspect: Tamerlan's Widow Not Involved in Bombing

Novinite Insider

Greens Co-Head Borislav Sandov: We Will Enter Bulgaria's Parliament First Time
Solomon Passy: Ex PM Borisov's Reputation Stains Bulgaria's Image
Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Ivan Kostov: I Expect GERB to Rig the Vote
OSCE Observers Looking Forward to Bulgaria's Election

Business

Disgruntled Bulgarian Truckers Blockade Turkish Border

Bulgarian tractor trailers have blockaded the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey on the Bulgarian side.

Business | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 13:32

Bulgaria's Seventh DTT Mux to Get Underway This Summer - Holder

Bulgaria's telecom watchdog has awarded the license for what will be the country's public service DTT multiplex to Bulsatkom company, which hopes to start construction works this summer.

Business | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 12:13

Bulgaria's Energy Minister to Meet Turkish Counterpart in Istanbul

Bulgaria's caretaker Economy and Energy Minister Asen Vasilev and his Deputy Bozhan Stoyanov will pay a working visit to Turkey.

Business » Energy | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 13:38

Politics

Evgeni Dikov to Act as Interim Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov will propose that Evgeni Dikov be moved from the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation to the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office to act as interim administrative head of the entity.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 11:48

Bulgaria's Judicial Council to Start Procedure for Appointing Sofia City Prosecutor

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to open Thursday a procedure for the appointment of a Sofia City Prosecutor.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 08:51

Bulgaria to Open Svilengrad-Kapitan Andreevo High-Speed Rail Line

Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov and caretaker Transport Minister Kristiyan Krastev will open Thursday a high-speed rail line connecting the southern city of Svilengrad to the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point.

Politics » Domestic | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 08:18

Poll Predicts 55% Turnout in Bulgaria Vote

A voter turnout of about 55% is to be expected in the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria on Sunday, according to the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NCIOM).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 19:59

4 Parties to Enter Bulgaria's Next Parliament - Poll

At least four political parties will surely have lawmakers in Bulgaria’s next Parliament, according to a poll conducted by Alpha Research.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 17:55

Fresh Poll Gives 2% Edge to Bulgaria's GERB over Socialists

If elections were to be held now, 21.3% of voters would cast a ballot for the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 15:57

Bulgaria's Ex-Top Cop Grilled over Illegal Spying Scandal

Bulgaria’s former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov is currently being questioned by prosecutors in relation to the latest illegal wiretapping scandal in the country.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 15:22

GERB Tops Media Reports Due to Bulgarian Watergate

The formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and its leader, former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, have been mentioned the most in local media in the first three weeks of the election campaign.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 15:00

Poll Predicts Razor-Thin Race at Bulgaria's Parliamentary Elections

A fresh poll of the Sova Haris polling agency monitoring voting intentions ahead of Bulgaria's May 12 parliamentary elections gives center-right party GERB a razor-thin edge over the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 10:53

OSCE Observers: Our Presence on Election Day No Step Back for Bulgaria

OSCE observers are not coming to Sofia to question Bulgarians’ ability to hold free and democratic elections, the leader of the mission said days before the country’s 2013 early parliamentary poll.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 07:32

Society

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Suspects Tempering in New Tape

Sofia prosecutors have been given the task to probe the latest scandalous recording of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov that has leaked in Bulgaria media.

Society | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 16:31

Bulgaria Salutes Europe Day, End of WW II

Just as the rest of Europe, Bulgaria marks Thursday, May 9th, the Day of Europe, and 68 years since the end of World War II.

Society | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 10:15

Light Earthquake Registered in SW Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 points on the Richter scale has been registered in southwestern Bulgaria Thursday.

Society » Environment | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 10:52

Sports

Aston Villa Fans Pay Tribute to Bulgaria’s Petrov on May 19

Aston Villa fans want to turn their team’s final match of the season into ‘Stiliyan Petrov day’.

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 16:34

Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Praises Bulgaria's Courageous Petrov

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has paid tribute to the "absolute courage and positivity" of Stiliyan Petrov after his former Parkhead team-mate officially confirmed his retirement from football.

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 16:02

Kostadinova Wins 3rd Term in Office as Chair of Bulgarian Olympic Committee

Stefka Kostadinova has been elected Chair of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) for a third term in office.

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 14:40

Statement by Aston Villa Club Captain Stiliyan Petrov

Source: Aston Villa homepage

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 12:52

Aston Villa Captain Stilyan Petrov Quits Football

Aston Villa's Bulgarian midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has announced he is quitting professional football as he continues fight against leukemia.

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 12:46

Bulgarian Olympic Committee to Elect New Chair

The Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) is to elect Thursday a new Chair.

Sports | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 09:33

Crime

Key GERB Official, Bulgarian Ex-Top Cop Face Grave Charges - Report

Iskra Fidosova, a former key lawmaker of the center-right Bulgarian GERB party, is currently investigated for money laundering, according to an NGO.

Crime | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 17:10

Bulgarian Intelligence Chief Entangled in Wiretap Scandal Too

The Director of Bulgaria's National Intelligence Agency, NRS, Dragomir Dimitrov, has been present during the scandalous conversation in the house of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, which was revealed through leaked wiretaps in Bulgarian media

Crime | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 16:58

All 3 Participants in Bulgaria's 'Watergate' Deny Being Bugged

All three participants in the scandalous conversation, revealed through leaked wiretaps in Bulgarian media, have denied being bugged and making the recordings.

Crime | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 12:34

Lifestyle

Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Said to Have Broken Up

Bulgarian-born actress Nina Dobrev and fellow Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder are now a former couple, according to an unconfirmed report.

Lifestyle | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 20:35

It's Official: Bulgarian Tennis Star Grigor Dimitrov Dates Sharapova

Tennis princess Maria Sharapova and Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov have finally revealed in public their romantic relationship.

Lifestyle | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 11:30

Views on BG

Bulgaria Votes: Playing Silly Buggers

It's been bugs, bugs, bugs just lately in Bulgarian politics.

Views on BG | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 18:22

Smiles

Grigor Dimitrov in Top 15

A: Grigor Dimitrov stunned No.

Smiles | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 07:28

World

Putin: Russia Will Do Everything to Ensure Peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed that his country will “do everything to strengthen global security.

World | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 19:07

Boston Suspect: Tamerlan's Widow Not Involved in Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has told investigators that his brother's widow has not been involved in any way in the terror plot.

World | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 14:06

Novinite Insider

Greens Co-Head Borislav Sandov: We Will Enter Bulgaria's Parliament First Time

Interview of Novinite.com and Novinite.bg with Borislav Sandov, co-chairman of the Greens party “Zelenite”, on the upcoming general elections in Bulgaria on May 12.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 17:20

Solomon Passy: Ex PM Borisov's Reputation Stains Bulgaria's Image

Interview of Novinite.com, Novinite.bg and Novinite.ru with Dr. Solomon Passy, founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and former foreign minister, on the upcoming general elections on May 12.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 14:54

Bulgarian Right-Wing Leader Ivan Kostov: I Expect GERB to Rig the Vote

Interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg with Bulgarian right-wing political leader Ivan Kostov.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 14:51

OSCE Observers Looking Forward to Bulgaria's Election

When more than 200 international observers descend on Bulgaria to witness the parliamentary elections this week, it will be the first time since 1997 that the country has hosted such a full-fledged observation from the OSCE and its Parliamentary Assembly.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 06:40