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Business

Bulgaria-China Trade Hit Record High of USD 1.7 B in 2012

Bilateral trade between Bulgaria and China reached a record high of US 1.7 B in 2012, according to Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev.

Business | July 1, 2013, Monday // 19:37

Google’s Knowledge Graph Search Tool Comes to Bulgaria

Google has officially rolled out its Knowledge Graph product in Bulgaria, allowing users to see a small batch of information related to their search query instantaneously in the sidebar.

Business | July 1, 2013, Monday // 14:56

Bulgarian PM Will Not Resign, Mulls Budget Update

The budget gap in Bulgaria's State budged is between BGN 1 and 2 B, the Socialist-endorsed Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has reported.

Business » Finance | July 1, 2013, Monday // 13:55

Green Energy Producers Urge Bulgaria to Seek Exports Opportunities

The Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) has insisted that the country must seek options to export renewable energy abroad.

Business » Energy | July 1, 2013, Monday // 17:06

Politics

Bulgaria's Ex PM Borisov Congratulated on Victory in May 12 Elections

Boyko Borisov, former Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB, has received an expression of congratulations and support from former European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 1, 2013, Monday // 20:37

EC Refutes Claims of Daily Fine of BGN 9000 for Bulgaria over Energy Failures

The European Commission, EC, has rejected claims that Bulgaria faces a fine of BGN 9000 a day as of July 1 over irregularities in the energy sector.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2013, Monday // 21:06

Ex Bulgarian PM Embarks on Germany Trip

The leader of the formerly-ruling centrist Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is in the German capital Berlin on a working visit.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2013, Monday // 12:28

France, Germany Outraged over US Bugging Claims, Slam 'Cold War' Methods

France and Germany are urging the United States to come clean over claims that its intelligence services have been spying on key EU offices.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2013, Monday // 07:15

Croatia Removes Customs Posts at Slovenia, Hungary Border

Croatian officials have removed customs posts at the borders with Slovenia and with Hungary after the country became the 28th member of the European Union

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2013, Monday // 07:07

Croatia Becomes 28th European Union Member

Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union, with crowds joining celebrations in the capital Zagreb.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2013, Monday // 06:19

Bulgaria Sees Mass Anti-Government Protests for 18th Straight Day

For an 18th consecutive day, protesters gathered in front of the Council of Ministers building and the President's Office in downtown Sofia, as well in other big cities, to demand the resignation of the socialist-led Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 21:22

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Staging Roadblocks Equals Terrorism

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, has called for Penal Code amendments defining roadblocks as a serious crime.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 18:14

Bulgarian Expats Join Homeland's Anti-Govt Protests

Bulgarians living abroad continue to stage anti-government protest rallies in support of the ones in the homeland, lasting for over two weeks now.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 13:35

Stanishev: Threatened Cartels Stir Bulgarian Anti-Govt Rallies

The Socialist-endorsed government has already harmed interests of oligarchs and cartels and the amount is going to reach BGN 1 B a year, according to the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 11:52

Bulgarians Start New Week with Fresh 'Coffee' Protests

Several hundred Bulgarians have gathered Monday morning in front of the Council of Ministries building in downtown Sofia to protest against the country's Socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 11:06

Varna Mayoral Vote to Be Decided in Runoff

Hristo Bozov is leading by a narrow margin of 3% in the early mayoral elections in Bulgaria's third-largest city of Varna, on the Black Sea coast.

Politics » Domestic | July 1, 2013, Monday // 10:24

Society

Dutch Teen Dies in Bulgaria Resort Balcony Fall

A 18-year-old Dutch man has died after falling from a Bulgarian hotel balcony, the latest in a series of tragic accidents in the coastal resort of Sunny Beach this summer.

Society | July 1, 2013, Monday // 15:45

Bulgarian Security Services Deny PM's Automobile Blockade

Bulgaria's National Security Services, NSO, officially deny reports that one of their cars, transporting Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has been stopped and forced to make an U-turn due to a road blockade staged by anti-government protesters.

Society | July 1, 2013, Monday // 13:04

Thousands Bulgarians Celebrate 'Hippie' July Morning Holiday

Thousands of Bulgarians flocked to the Black Sea coast and Vitosha Mountain, close to the capital Sofia, the night before July 1 to see the sunrise and celebrate a unique holiday.

Society | July 1, 2013, Monday // 07:35

Sports

Bulgarian Charity Game for Hero Petrov Raises BGN 65 000

A total of BGN 65 000 was raised at the charity match between a team of former Bulgarian internationals and Aston Villa’s “Old Stars” on May 26, which was dedicated to former Bulgaria and Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov.

Sports | July 1, 2013, Monday // 17:32

Crime

Bulgarian Prosecutors Rise against Damaging Wiretap Leak

The Association of Prosecutors in Bulgaria (APB) has condemned the dissemination of wiretapped conversations between high-profile prosecutors, current members of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), concerning appointment of VSS members in the fall of 2012

Crime | July 1, 2013, Monday // 15:40

Bulgaria’s GERB Key Official Gets Away Without Money Laundering Investigation

Iskra Fidosova, a former chair of the judicial commission in parliament and current key lawmaker of Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party, will not be investigated for money laundering, prosecutors have told local media.

Crime | July 1, 2013, Monday // 08:30

World

New Leaks: US Bugged 38 Targets Including EU, France, Italy

France, Greece and Italy have been the "targets" of US spying operations, according to the latest files leaked to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

World | July 1, 2013, Monday // 09:11

Novinite Insider

Maxim Behar: Generation F Rules the World

An interview by Emil Spahiyski from Trud daily with Maxim Behar, leading Bulgarian PR expert and journalist, who recently presented his latest book, "Generation F - They Rule the World Today."

Novinite Insider » Interview | July 1, 2013, Monday // 16:50
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