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ARCHIVE - 11 July 2013

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Business

German Chain Praktiker Files for Insolvency, Targets Restructuring
Bulgarian Tobacco Growers to Protest Lack of EU Subsidies for 2014-2020 Period
Ex Bulgarian FinMin to Lecture at Harvard

Politics

Bulgarian Foreign Min Slams Germany, France for 'Criticizing Predecessors'
France Throws Weight Behind Romania's Schengen Bid
Bulgaria to Lose EUR 90 M in EU Funding in Energy Sector
Thousands Join New Anti-Govt Rally in Bulgaria, Tent Camps Planned
Bulgaria's Ex Tsar-PM Firmly against Snap Polls
5 Bulgarian Writers Briefly Detained at 'Coffee Drinking' Rally
Fresh Poll Still Gives Lead to Embattled Bulgarian Socialists
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor: Nationalist Leader Siderov May be Arrested for Hooliganism
Protester Attempts Self-Immolation outside Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council
Bulgaria's Parliament Restructures Ethics, Conflict of Interest Committees

Society

American Perishes in Bulgaria Traffic Accident - Report
Bulgarian Expats to Organize Global Anti-Govt Rallies
Bulgarian Dead Toll in Bus Collision in Ukraine Down to 1
Haskovo Bus Co Involved in Deadly Bus Crash in Ukraine
Varna Metropolitan Bishop Kiril Buried
Bulgarian Socialist Chief Becomes Proud Father of Boy
2 Bulgarian Bus Drivers Die in Head-on Collision in Ukraine
Bulgarian Casualties Feared in Deadly Bus Crash in Ukraine
Bishop of Bulgaria's Varna to be Buried Thursday

Sports

Kazakhstan’s Irtysh Humiliates Levski in Europa League

Crime

Driver of Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab with 7 Past Traffic Citations
Controversial Ex-Sofia City Prosecutor Kicked Out of Judiciary
DUI Likely Cause of Horrific Sofia Crash, Driver Charged
Sofia Prosecutors Probe Conflict of Interest Commission Official
One Dead, 12 Injured after Taxi Crashes into Bus Stop in Sofia
Taxi Rams into Packed Bus Station in Sofia, 12 Injured

Views on BG

400,000 Bulgarians on Way, UK No1 Choice

World

North, South Korea Fail to Reach Kaesong Deal

Business

German Chain Praktiker Files for Insolvency, Targets Restructuring

Praktiker AG, a German home-improvement chain formerly owned by Metro AG, will file for insolvency on Thursday.

Business | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 16:22

Bulgarian Tobacco Growers to Protest Lack of EU Subsidies for 2014-2020 Period

Bulgarian tobacco growers plan to stage a protest on Thursday, blocking a number of border crossing points to voice their discontent over the country's failure to negotiate direct EU subsidies for the next programming period.

Business | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 09:10

Ex Bulgarian FinMin to Lecture at Harvard

Bulgaria's former deputy prime minister and finance minister, Simeon Djankov, will be a lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the US.

Business » Finance | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 12:45

Politics

Bulgarian Foreign Min Slams Germany, France for 'Criticizing Predecessors'

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has criticized the Ambassadors of France and Germany, who urged the Socialist-led government to cut its ties with oligarchs earlier this week.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 14:58

France Throws Weight Behind Romania's Schengen Bid

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has declared his country’s support for Romania’s phased-in Schengen Agreement accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 18:03

Bulgaria to Lose EUR 90 M in EU Funding in Energy Sector

Dragomir Stoynev, Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy, has cautioned that Bulgaria's energy sector may lose EU funding of EUR 30 M by end-2013, which could swell to EUR 60 M by 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 14:54

Thousands Join New Anti-Govt Rally in Bulgaria, Tent Camps Planned

Thousands of Bulgarians have taken to the streets of the capital Sofia for a 28th consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led government over its ties with oligarchs.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 20:40

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar-PM Firmly against Snap Polls

Bulgaria now needs dialogue, consensus, and pragmatism, not a Great General Assembly, and a new Constitution, according to former Tsar and Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg (2001-2005).

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 17:24

5 Bulgarian Writers Briefly Detained at 'Coffee Drinking' Rally

Five well-known Bulgarian writers were detained and questioned briefly Thursday morning at the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 15:27

Fresh Poll Still Gives Lead to Embattled Bulgarian Socialists

If general elections were to be held in Bulgaria in the month of July, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, would still prevail with 21.6% of the vote, according to a recent poll.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 13:54

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor: Nationalist Leader Siderov May be Arrested for Hooliganism

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsasarov has said that the Constitution gives the authorities the right to arrest Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, if he commits acts of hooliganism.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 13:34

Protester Attempts Self-Immolation outside Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council

Chavdar Yanev, who has been the focus of a nationwide search for a few days, has tried to set himself ablaze outside the headquarters of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 12:27

Bulgaria's Parliament Restructures Ethics, Conflict of Interest Committees

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka, will no longer be in charge of a parliamentary ethics committee after amendments to the body's rules of procedure.

Politics » Domestic | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 10:23

Society

American Perishes in Bulgaria Traffic Accident - Report

A 62-year-old US citizen died Thursday in a traffic accident on the E79 road near Bulgaria’s Kresna Gorge, local media report.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 19:00

Bulgarian Expats to Organize Global Anti-Govt Rallies

Over eighty Bulgarians have gathered Wednesday on Times Square in New York City to protest against the situation in their homeland.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 18:16

Bulgarian Dead Toll in Bus Collision in Ukraine Down to 1

Only one Bulgarian citizen has died in the head-on collision between two buses in the Ukraine, according to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry's press office.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 16:35

Haskovo Bus Co Involved in Deadly Bus Crash in Ukraine

The Bulgarian company, owner of the bus involved in a deadly head-on collision in the Ukraine, is named Magi Tour and is based in the southern city of Haskovo.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 14:55

Varna Metropolitan Bishop Kiril Buried

Varna metropolitan bishop Kiril, who was found dead on the sea beach near Varna on July 9, was buried on Thursday.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 14:23

Bulgarian Socialist Chief Becomes Proud Father of Boy

The leader of the European Socialists, Bulgarian Socialists and former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, became a proud father of a boy.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 14:21

2 Bulgarian Bus Drivers Die in Head-on Collision in Ukraine

The dead toll in a collision in the Ukraine, involving a Bulgarian bus, has risen to eight, the press office of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry reports.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 13:22

Bulgarian Casualties Feared in Deadly Bus Crash in Ukraine

A collision between two buses, one of which with Bulgarian license plates, has occurred Thursday in the Volinska region in the Ukraine, ending with seven fatalities.

Society | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 12:20

Bishop of Bulgaria's Varna to be Buried Thursday

Varna metropolitan bishop Kiril, who was found dead on the sea beach near Varna on July 9, is to be buried Thursday.

Society » Obituaries | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 09:37

Sports

Kazakhstan’s Irtysh Humiliates Levski in Europa League

FC Irtysh Pavlodar have booked their place in the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League by surprisingly defeating Bulgarian giants Levski Sofia in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Sports | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 19:38

Crime

Driver of Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab with 7 Past Traffic Citations

The taxi cab driver who caused the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday had seven citations for traffic violations.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 16:05

Controversial Ex-Sofia City Prosecutor Kicked Out of Judiciary

Nikolay Kokinov, former Sofia City Prosecutor, has been dismissed from judiciary by the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 15:41

DUI Likely Cause of Horrific Sofia Crash, Driver Charged

The taxi cab driver who caused the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 11:58

Sofia Prosecutors Probe Conflict of Interest Commission Official

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has initiated pre-trial proceedings against an unknown offender who is an official of the Commission for Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 11:02

One Dead, 12 Injured after Taxi Crashes into Bus Stop in Sofia

A woman aged around 25 has died in hospital after the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 08:38

Taxi Rams into Packed Bus Station in Sofia, 12 Injured

A serious traffic accident on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia has left 12 seriously injured.

Crime | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 00:41

Views on BG

400,000 Bulgarians on Way, UK No1 Choice

Around 400,000 Bulgarians plan to move West when controls are lifted in less than six months — and the UK is now TOP of their list.

Views on BG | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 17:10

World

North, South Korea Fail to Reach Kaesong Deal

North and South Korea have failed to reach agreement on reopening Kaesong, a joint industrial estate built as a symbol of reconciliation.

World | July 11, 2013, Thursday // 16:56
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