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ARCHIVE - 10 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's President: Nabucco-West Retains Strategic Importance
Bulgaria's Flight Crew 28 to Move Under Transport Ministry
Bulgarians to Receive Compensations of Up to BGN 1200 in Case of Employer's Bankruptcy
Bulgarian Grain Producers Demand Earlier Payment of Subsidies
BNP Paribas Loan Caused Huge Losses to Bulgaria Power Co, Probe Finds

Politics

Ex US Ambassador: If I Was Bulgarian I Would Be Protesting
Economic Crisis Stifles Europe Birth Rates - Study
Bulgaria Faces EU Freeze, Ex Commissioner Warns
Bulgarian Govt Redirects EUR 20 M from HWYs to Railroads
EU Moves Closer to Reinstating Visas for Western Balkans
Bulgarian Police to Appease Protesters by Photographing Them
2 Bulgarian Protesters Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Parliament
Major Trade Union Joins Calls for Early Vote in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's New Election Code To Be Ready in 3 Months
Varna Mayor-Elect Released as MP after 3 Attempts
Bulgaria Enters 27th Day of Massive Anti-Govt Protests

Society

Vratsa's Kalinik Elected Interim Varna Metropolitan
Bulgarian Clergy: Varna Bishop Kiril Died from Hypothermia
Bulgaria's Varna to Get Interim Metropolitan Bishop
Bulgarian Students Grab 72 Cups in International Math Contest
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences to Award Doctor Honorary Degree to Top Economist Steve Hanke
393 Ancient Roman Coins Discovered in Bulgaria
Rumyana Todorova Appointed Director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund

Sports

Another Shaky Start, Another Victory for Bulgaria's Dimitrov in Sweden
Ex Bulgarian Gymnastics Star Penalized for Referee Violations

Crime

Murderer's Father Urges Australia PM to Secure Transfer from Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Ex-Interior Min to Be Charged with Obstruction of Justice
Australia Still Seeks to Return Stabber Jailed in Bulgaria

Views on BG

Germany to Bulgaria: Cut Oligarch Ties
Bulgaria: Anti-Government Protests Approach One-Month Mark

Smiles

Obama Knows It All

World

Czech President Appoints Cabinet, MPs Likely to Vote It Out
Boston Bombing Suspect Set to Appear in Court for 1st Time
Egypt's Liberal Opposition Rejects Mansour's Decree

Novinite Insider

How Much Social Security Should Rich Bulgarians Pay?

Business

Bulgaria's President: Nabucco-West Retains Strategic Importance

President Rosen Plevneliev has said that Bulgaria will work to facilitate the implementation of both the Nabucco West and the South Stream gas pipeline projects.

Business | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 18:11

Bulgaria's Flight Crew 28 to Move Under Transport Ministry

Bulgaria's Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications is to take over responsibility for the government's Flight Crew 28.

Business | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:46

Bulgarians to Receive Compensations of Up to BGN 1200 in Case of Employer's Bankruptcy

Amendments to the Act on Factory and Office Workers' Claims Guaranteed in the Event of Their Employer's Bankruptcy were passed by Bulgaria's Parliament on Wednesday.

Business » Finance | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:57

Bulgarian Grain Producers Demand Earlier Payment of Subsidies

Bulgarian grain producers insist to be paid their subsidies in the autumn of 2013, not in the first half of 2014, as is the common practice.

Business » Finance | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:33

BNP Paribas Loan Caused Huge Losses to Bulgaria Power Co, Probe Finds

Bulgaria’s state power utility has suffered more than BGN 36 M of losses due to the loan deal with BNP Paribas for the nuclear power plant project at Belene, an official check has shown.

Business » Energy | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 20:50

Politics

Ex US Ambassador: If I Was Bulgarian I Would Be Protesting

Former US Ambassador in Sofia (2002 – 2005) James Pardew sees persisting and mass anti-government protests in Bulgaria as "revolution of dignity in which he would participate if he was Bulgarian.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:01

Economic Crisis Stifles Europe Birth Rates - Study

Fewer babies have been born in Europe since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, a new study shows, as cited by BBC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 20:47

Bulgaria Faces EU Freeze, Ex Commissioner Warns

Bulgaria’s former European Commissioner has warned the country may find itself isolated from European Union's decision-making process due to lack of trust in the current political elite.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 18:16

Bulgarian Govt Redirects EUR 20 M from HWYs to Railroads

Bulgaria's Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has decided to redirect EUR 20 M from the highway construction funds to railroad projects for the 2014-2020 program period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:23

EU Moves Closer to Reinstating Visas for Western Balkans

The European Parliament’s lead negotiator has reached an agreement with member states to temporarily reimpose visa requirements for people coming from the Western Balkans.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:05

Bulgarian Police to Appease Protesters by Photographing Them

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry is starting Wednesday to publish pictures of the anti-government protest rallies on its official internet page.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:10

2 Bulgarian Protesters Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Parliament

Two young Bulgarians were arrested Wednesday after they threw tomatoes at the Parliament in Sofia during an anti-government protest.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:46

Major Trade Union Joins Calls for Early Vote in Bulgaria

KNSB, a major Bulgarian trade union, has called for early elections amid mass anti-government protests in the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:46

Bulgaria's New Election Code To Be Ready in 3 Months

Chetin Kazak, MP of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), has informed that the ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked with drafting a new Election Code will not speed up work on the project despite the demands of proteste

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:53

Varna Mayor-Elect Released as MP after 3 Attempts

The credentials of Varna Mayor-elect Ivan Portnih as Member of the Bulgarian Parliament were terminated Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:50

Bulgaria Enters 27th Day of Massive Anti-Govt Protests

Bulgarians have launched fresh rallies seeking to oust the country’s Socialist-led government, with Wednesday marking the 27th day of massive protests.

Politics » Domestic | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:12

Society

Vratsa's Kalinik Elected Interim Varna Metropolitan

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church elected Wednesday, after a 2-hour emergency sitting, Vratsa metropolitan Kalinik as interim metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav.

Society | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:43

Bulgarian Clergy: Varna Bishop Kiril Died from Hypothermia

The rumors about foul play in the drowning death of Varna metropolitan bishop Kiril are complete non-sense, according to bishop Tihon.

Society | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 12:33

Bulgaria's Varna to Get Interim Metropolitan Bishop

The Holy Synod of Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church will name Wednesday an interim metropolitan bishop of Varna and Veliki Preslav.

Society | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 08:10

Bulgarian Students Grab 72 Cups in International Math Contest

Bulgaria has won 72 cups in the International Mathematics Competition 2013 for school students held in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Society » Education | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 17:12

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences to Award Doctor Honorary Degree to Top Economist Steve Hanke

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, has awarded the honorary title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Steve Hanke, a renowned economis and the architect of Bulgaria's currency board regime.

Society » Education | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:12

393 Ancient Roman Coins Discovered in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed 393 bronze coins from the 5th century AD, minted during the reign of Roman Emperor Theodosius II.

Society » Archaeology | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:33

Rumyana Todorova Appointed Director of Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund

Bulgaria's Parliament has appointed Rumyana Todorova Director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Society » Health | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:40

Sports

Another Shaky Start, Another Victory for Bulgaria's Dimitrov in Sweden

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, one of the most talented athletes among the upcoming breed of tennis players, scored a second victory at the Skistar Swedish Open.

Sports | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 19:57

Ex Bulgarian Gymnastics Star Penalized for Referee Violations

The former Chair of the Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, Maria Gigova, has been expelled for the rest of the year from the Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation, FIG.

Sports | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 17:46

Crime

Murderer's Father Urges Australia PM to Secure Transfer from Bulgaria

The father of a Sydney man jailed in Bulgaria for murder has urged the Prime Minister to intervene after his son was refused a transfer to an Australian prison.

Crime | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 16:26

Bulgaria’s Ex-Interior Min to Be Charged with Obstruction of Justice

Former Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov is expected to be officially charged on a new count on Wednesday.

Crime | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 10:21

Australia Still Seeks to Return Stabber Jailed in Bulgaria

The Australian government says it will keep trying to have a Sydney man jailed for 20 years in Bulgaria serve out his murder sentence in Australia.

Crime | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 08:37

Views on BG

Germany to Bulgaria: Cut Oligarch Ties

German and French ambassadors to Bulgaria urged the country's leaders on Monday to sever links with oligarchs, as thousands continued to protest against corruption among the political elite.

Views on BG | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 20:25

Bulgaria: Anti-Government Protests Approach One-Month Mark

Anti-government protesters have been demonstrating in the Bulgarian capital Sofia for a twenty-sixth day.

Views on BG | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 19:38

Smiles

Obama Knows It All

A child tells US President Obama:

Smiles | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 15:43

World

Czech President Appoints Cabinet, MPs Likely to Vote It Out

Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a cabinet headed by Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok on Wednesday.

World | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 13:51

Boston Bombing Suspect Set to Appear in Court for 1st Time

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will appear in a federal court in Boston Wednesday, making his first public appearance since he was arrested in connection with the terror attack.

World | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 11:46

Egypt's Liberal Opposition Rejects Mansour's Decree

Egypt's main liberal coalition has rejected has rejected interim President Adly Mansour's constitutional decree, which sets a new poll timetable to stop the unrest.

World | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 09:54

Novinite Insider

How Much Social Security Should Rich Bulgarians Pay?

How can the Bulgarian state force wealthy Bulgarians to pay bigger social security contributions? Increase the upper earnings limit, this is the way to go.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 10, 2013, Wednesday // 14:29