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ARCHIVE - 12 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Has EU's 9th Highest Youth Unemployment

Politics

Bulgarian Defense Min Rules Out Govt Resignation amid Mass Rallies
Bulgarian PM Refutes Predecessor, Says Key Highway Not Ready Yet
Bulgarian Ultranationalist Pictures Himself as Mandela, Slams France, Germany
Bulgarian Interior Min Defiant, Says Early Vote Won't Change a Thing
Bulgarian Ex-PM Demands Immediate Launch of Key Highway
First Clashes with Police in Bulgaria's Anti-Govt Protests

Society

Bulgarian MPs Subjected to 2nd 'Funny' Text Messages Attack
SEEMO Concerned over Attacks on Bulgarian Journalists
Varna Clergy 'Revolt' against Interim Metropolitan
36 Remain Hospitalized in Ukraine after Deadly Bus Collision
Protesters Call on Ex Bulgarian PM Borisov to Start Working
Sofia Courthouse Lion Painted as Clown
Bulgarian Journalist Inspires David Baldacci Character

Sports

Bulgaria's Levski Fire Coach after Shock Defeat in Kazakhstan
Dimitrov Cruises Past Monaco to Reach Bastad Semifinal

Crime

Bulgarian Lady Facing 70 Y in Jail Not Afraid of US Extradition
Bulgaria’s Ex Deputy PM Shuleva Fully Acquitted
Sofia Mayor: Police Are in Charge of Ambulances
Bulgaria Extends Deadline of Terror Act Probe
Sofia Prosecutors Blame Rally for Vital Ambulance Delay
Condition of Child Injured by Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab Worsens

Views on BG

A New Face for European Dissent
Bulgaria 'Has Had Enough of Mafia-Oligarch-Govt Triple Toxic Cocktail'

Smiles

How many are protesting in Sofia?

World

Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia because Unable to Travel to Latin America
Statement by Edward Snowden at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport
Snowden Asks for Temporary Asylum in Russia
Estonia Plays Down US Spying, Says EU Overreacted
Snowden to Meet with Human Rights Groups in Moscow

Novinite Insider

Combating Tax Frauds
The Middle-Class Revolution

Business

Bulgaria Has EU's 9th Highest Youth Unemployment

Bulgaria’s youth unemployment rate was 28.1% in 2012, or the ninth highest in the European Union, according to Eurostat.

Business | July 12, 2013, Friday // 15:52

Politics

Bulgarian Defense Min Rules Out Govt Resignation amid Mass Rallies

Bulgarian Defense Minister Angel Naydenov said Friday the government’s resignation is not on the agenda – despite dozens of thousands protesting against it for four weeks now.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 17:48

Bulgarian PM Refutes Predecessor, Says Key Highway Not Ready Yet

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has reiterated that the Trakiya highway connecting the capital Sofia and the Black Sea city of Burgas would not be ready for launch until Monday, July 15.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 13:46

Bulgarian Ultranationalist Pictures Himself as Mandela, Slams France, Germany

Controversial Bulgarian ultranationalist leader Volen Siderov has once again condemned the popular anti-government protests in the country, accusing France and Germany of attempting to impose “colonial slavery” on the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:37

Bulgarian Interior Min Defiant, Says Early Vote Won't Change a Thing

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has ruled out early elections as a way out of the political turmoil.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:00

Bulgarian Ex-PM Demands Immediate Launch of Key Highway

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) has demanded that the brand new Trakiya highway be immediately launched.

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

First Clashes with Police in Bulgaria's Anti-Govt Protests

The first clashes and escalation of tensions occurred on the evening of the 28th day of Bulgaria's protest rallies against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 12, 2013, Friday // 08:28

Society

Bulgarian MPs Subjected to 2nd 'Funny' Text Messages Attack

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament became Friday subjects to a second "joke" attack with short text messages, SMS, coming from "Peevski" and signed by "Delyan.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 14:58

SEEMO Concerned over Attacks on Bulgarian Journalists

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has expressed concern over pressure on journalists in Bulgaria, including a number of recent attacks.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 14:53

Varna Clergy 'Revolt' against Interim Metropolitan

The Varna Bishopric has been shaken by turmoil shortly after the funeral of its late metropolitan Kiril.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:01

36 Remain Hospitalized in Ukraine after Deadly Bus Collision

Thirty six people remain hospitalized after the Thursday head-on collision between two buses in the Ukraine, one of which was Bulgarian-owned.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 11:25

Protesters Call on Ex Bulgarian PM Borisov to Start Working

Scores of Bulgarians are protesting once again Friday near the home of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, in the Sofia suburb of Bankya.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 10:45

Sofia Courthouse Lion Painted as Clown

One of the two lions in front of the main courthouse in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has been painted overnight as a clown.

Society | July 12, 2013, Friday // 10:18

Bulgarian Journalist Inspires David Baldacci Character

Bestselling US novelist David Baldacci has created in his book The Forgotten the character of a Bulgarian ranger nicknamed Mecho (Bear) after speaking to a Bulgarian journalist.

Society » Culture | July 12, 2013, Friday // 13:25

Sports

Bulgaria's Levski Fire Coach after Shock Defeat in Kazakhstan

Bulgarian football club Levski Sofia have fired coach Nikolay Mitov after the team’s surprising defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan’s Irtysh Pavlodar in the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.

Sports | July 12, 2013, Friday // 16:48

Dimitrov Cruises Past Monaco to Reach Bastad Semifinal

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov booked his place in the semifinals of the Swedish Open by defeating world No.

Sports | July 12, 2013, Friday // 14:13

Crime

Bulgarian Lady Facing 70 Y in Jail Not Afraid of US Extradition

A Bulgarian mother of two, who is awaiting a court ruling on whether to be handed over to US justice and face nearly 70 years in prison, says she is not gripped by fear because she is innocent.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 19:07

Bulgaria’s Ex Deputy PM Shuleva Fully Acquitted

Bulgaria’s Supreme Cassation Court has fully acquitted Lidia Shuleva, former Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet of Simeon Saxe-Coburg, on charges of malfeasance in office.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 15:08

Sofia Mayor: Police Are in Charge of Ambulances

The Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, has sent to the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office the requested written statement on allegations that the anti-government protest rally had prevented an ambulance from accessing a main boulevard.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 14:08

Bulgaria Extends Deadline of Terror Act Probe

The deadline for the investigation of the deadly terror attack in Bulgaria last summer has been extended by five months, according to Kalina Chapkanova, the Prosecutor monitoring the case.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 12:41

Sofia Prosecutors Blame Rally for Vital Ambulance Delay

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has requested from the City Hall to provide a written statement on allegations that the anti-government protest rally had prevented an ambulance from accessing a main boulevard.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 09:50

Condition of Child Injured by Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab Worsens

The condition of the six-year-old child who was injured in the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday is worsening, according to doctors.

Crime | July 12, 2013, Friday // 09:09

Views on BG

A New Face for European Dissent

Bulgaria's peaceful protests might provide a new model for discontented Europeans seeking to engage their governments.

Views on BG | July 12, 2013, Friday // 18:07

Bulgaria 'Has Had Enough of Mafia-Oligarch-Govt Triple Toxic Cocktail'

Iveta Cherneva is a Bulgarian author focusing on security policy, human rights and sustainability, who has worked for numerous international institutions and think-tanks. Right now, she is “attending, blogging and inspired by the Bulgarian June protests.

Views on BG | July 12, 2013, Friday // 16:04

Smiles

How many are protesting in Sofia?

Sofia, 7 pm, Council of Ministers headquarters.

Smiles | July 12, 2013, Friday // 10:51

World

Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia because Unable to Travel to Latin America

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has met human rights groups and lawyers at a Moscow airport, in his first appearance in three weeks.

World | July 12, 2013, Friday // 21:20

Statement by Edward Snowden at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport

The statement has been issued via WikiLeaks

World | July 12, 2013, Friday // 20:31

Snowden Asks for Temporary Asylum in Russia

NSA leaker Snowden asks human rights groups to lobby Moscow to grant him temporary asylum, Human Rights Watch tells CNN.

World | July 12, 2013, Friday // 17:29

Estonia Plays Down US Spying, Says EU Overreacted

Europeans have overreacted to allegations that the United States had been spying on them, the president of cyber-savvy Estonia said in an interview.

World | July 12, 2013, Friday // 15:53

Snowden to Meet with Human Rights Groups in Moscow

American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is due to hold a meeting with human rights groups Friday, the press service for Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport said.

World | July 12, 2013, Friday // 13:10

Novinite Insider

Combating Tax Frauds

Italy’s police have unraveled a tax evasion scheme worth millions of euros. Italian companies relocated to Bulgaria and registered as owners elderly people who had no idea they had become company owners.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 12, 2013, Friday // 11:37

The Middle-Class Revolution

All over the world, argues Francis Fukuyama, today's political turmoil has a common theme: the failure of governments to meet the rising expectations of the newly prosperous and educated.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 12, 2013, Friday // 07:19
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