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ARCHIVE - 15 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Opens Its First Completed HWY Trakiya
PM: Bulgaria Determined to Join Eurozone

Politics

EC: Oral Report on Bulgaria Will Be Factual, without Political Assessments
Socialist MP: Bulgaria Should Expel Germany, France Envoys
Bulgarians Gather for 32nd Evening of Mass Anti-Govt Rallies
Prominent Bulgarian Poet Refuses to End Anti-Govt Hunger Strike
Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Rejects Scenario of 2nd Govt under Current Parliament
Bulgaria's Nationalist Party Ataka Complains of Insulting Statement of SKAT TV Owner
Bulgarian President Calls for Dialogue amid Division
Bulgaria's New Investment Planning Ministry Picks Priority Projects
60% of Bulgarians Demand Government's Resignation - Poll
President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Can Complete 7 Highway Projects by 2020
Sofia Mayor Gives Support to Anti-Government Rallies
Poll Gives Lead to Bulgaria's Center-Right Opposition amid Mass Protests
Bulgarian Protesters to Pay Homage to Natl Radio, German Envoy
Bulgarians Abroad Join Famous Hunger Striker Back Home
Protesters against Judicial Corruption Block Traffic in Downtown Sofia
Bulgaria's Varna New Mayor Swears In

Society

Bulgaria's Former Tsar-Turned-PM Prepares Memoirs
Bulgarian Firefighers Battle Wildfire Close to Major City
Bulgarian Students Win 5 Medals at 44th International Physics Olympiad
Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences Awards Honorary Degree to Steve Hanke
Bulgaria Health Min Pinpoints 3 Reform Priorities

Sports

Serbian Coach Jokanovic Takes Levski Hot Seat
Former Partizan Coach Jokanovic May Take Over Bulgaria’s Levski
Bulgaria’s Petrov on Leukaemia Battle: I Owe Everything to My Wife

Crime

Young Bulgarian Man Slaughters Classmate

Views on BG

Bulgaria's 'Generation F' Leads Protests against Corruption
Bulgaria’s Anti-Govt Protests Enter Second Month
UK Media: New Research Shows New Wave of Immigrants

World

North, South Korea Fail to Reach Deal on Kaesong
Greenpeace Activists Nabbed for Breaking Into French NPP
Merkel Vows Better Data Protection

Novinite Insider

Steve Hanke: Bulgaria Should Learn from Singapore

Letters to the Editor

Future Elections

Business

Bulgaria Opens Its First Completed HWY Trakiya

The last section of the Trakiya highway in southern Bulgaria, connecting the capital Sofia and the Black Sea city of Burgas, which has been built for 40 years, is finally going to be launched on Monday, July 15.

Business | July 15, 2013, Monday // 07:28

PM: Bulgaria Determined to Join Eurozone

Bulgaria is fully committed to eventually become part of the eurozone, stated Bulgarian PM Plsmen Oresharski Monday.

Business » Finance | July 15, 2013, Monday // 13:35

Politics

EC: Oral Report on Bulgaria Will Be Factual, without Political Assessments

Mark Gray, a spokesman for the European Commission, has stated that the upcoming oral Cooperation and Verification Mechanism report on Bulgaria will be factual and will not contain political assessments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 15, 2013, Monday // 19:14

Socialist MP: Bulgaria Should Expel Germany, France Envoys

A Socialist member of Bulgaria’s parliament has harshly attacked the ambassadors of Germany and France, who recently criticized the political situation in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:46

Bulgarians Gather for 32nd Evening of Mass Anti-Govt Rallies

Thousands of Bulgarians have gathered at Nezavisimost (Independence) square in downtown Sofia to protest against the government’s ties with oligarchy for a 32nd day in a row.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 20:40

Prominent Bulgarian Poet Refuses to End Anti-Govt Hunger Strike

Edvin Sugarev, a Bulgarian poet and former lawmaker, has once again refused to end his hunger strike against the country’s embattled socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 18:33

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Rejects Scenario of 2nd Govt under Current Parliament

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, has not discussed options for forming a second government within the term in office of the 42nd National Assembly, according to DPS leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 18:16

Bulgaria's Nationalist Party Ataka Complains of Insulting Statement of SKAT TV Owner

MPs of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka have submitted 23 individual claims against Valeri Simeonov, Co-Chair of the nationalist party National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) and owner of the SKAT TV channel, over his statement that Ataka sup

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 17:38

Bulgarian President Calls for Dialogue amid Division

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called on all political parties to engage in dialogue, although remaining skeptical whether this can be achieved soon.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:56

Bulgaria's New Investment Planning Ministry Picks Priority Projects

Ivan Danov, Bulgaria's  Minister of Investment Planning, has said that a number of large-scale construction projects, which are to be managed by the Investment Planning Ministry, are currently being prepared.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:55

60% of Bulgarians Demand Government's Resignation - Poll

Some 60% of Bulgarians back the mass anti-government protests in the country, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:06

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Can Complete 7 Highway Projects by 2020

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has said that a target of seven completed highway projects by 2020 is achievable for the country.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:51

Sofia Mayor Gives Support to Anti-Government Rallies

Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova stated she has no intentions whatsoever to stop or limit massive anti-government protests in the Bulgarian capital.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:44

Poll Gives Lead to Bulgaria's Center-Right Opposition amid Mass Protests

Some 22-23% of Bulgarians would vote for the opposition center-right GERB party of former PM Boyko Borisov if elections were to be held now, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 14:32

Bulgarian Protesters to Pay Homage to Natl Radio, German Envoy

Protesting Bulgarians, who Monday will go on their 32nd consecutive anti-government rally in Sofia, plan to reroute their march to show their respect for the Bulgarian National Radio and Germany's diplomatic mission.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 13:23

Bulgarians Abroad Join Famous Hunger Striker Back Home

Bulgarians living abroad have started a hunger strike to support Edvin Sugarev, a poet, intellectual and former MP of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party, who is protesting against the socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:41

Protesters against Judicial Corruption Block Traffic in Downtown Sofia

Protesters have blocked traffic in front of the headquarters of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) in downtown Sofia, calling for an end to corruption in the judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:17

Bulgaria's Varna New Mayor Swears In

Ivan Portnih, member of Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party GERB, who won the battle for mayor of the coastal city of Varna by a slim margin, will swear into office on Monday.

Politics » Domestic | July 15, 2013, Monday // 09:02

Society

Bulgaria's Former Tsar-Turned-PM Prepares Memoirs

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, once Bulgaria's monarch and recently the country's PM, is well under way in writing his memoirs, it was revealed Monday.

Society | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:20

Bulgarian Firefighers Battle Wildfire Close to Major City

A team of 10 firefighers in 3 vehicles are battling Monday afternoon a wildfire blazing outside fourth-largest Bulgarian cit of Burgas.

Society » Environment | July 15, 2013, Monday // 16:43

Bulgarian Students Win 5 Medals at 44th International Physics Olympiad

Bulgaria won a total of five medals, including one gold, at the 44th International Olympiad in Physics in Copenhagen.

Society » Education | July 15, 2013, Monday // 13:15

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences Awards Honorary Degree to 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 15, 2013, Monday // 10:06

Bulgaria Health Min Pinpoints 3 Reform Priorities

Bulgarian Minister of Health Tanya Andreeva has named funding, health standards and emergency medicine as three areas of priority for reform in her work.

Society » Health | July 15, 2013, Monday // 17:53

Sports

Serbian Coach Jokanovic Takes Levski Hot Seat

Serbian coach Slavisa Jokanovic has been named as the new coach of Bulgarian giants Levski Sofia.

Sports | July 15, 2013, Monday // 19:53

Former Partizan Coach Jokanovic May Take Over Bulgaria’s Levski

Serbian coach Slavisa Jokanovic has arrived in Bulgaria’s Sofia for talks with local club Levski, according to media reports.

Sports | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:58

Bulgaria’s Petrov on Leukaemia Battle: I Owe Everything to My Wife

Days after cancer-stricken former Aston Villa captain, Bulgarian Stiliyan Petrov, reached the age of thirty-four, he has spoken for the first completely honestly about how he and his family are coping with the difficult situation.

Sports | July 15, 2013, Monday // 13:51

Crime

Young Bulgarian Man Slaughters Classmate

A 23-year-old Bulgarian man from the cenral northern town of Gorna Oryahovitsa is believed to have brutally murdered a former classmate.

Crime | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:50

Views on BG

Bulgaria's 'Generation F' Leads Protests against Corruption

They come every morning at about 8am, knots of demonstrators outside Bulgaria’s parliament building, for a “protest coffee” as parliamentarians arrive for work.

Views on BG | July 15, 2013, Monday // 15:17

Bulgaria’s Anti-Govt Protests Enter Second Month

Bulgaria’s anti-government protests have entered their second month. People have been gathering for 31 consecutive days in the capital Sofia.

Views on BG | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:02

UK Media: New Research Shows New Wave of Immigrants

A survey found nearly a fifth of Bulgarians aged 15 to 55 are planning to move to another EU state in the next couple of years.

Views on BG | July 15, 2013, Monday // 07:53

World

North, South Korea Fail to Reach Deal on Kaesong

North Korea and South Korea have failed to reach agreement on reopening the jointly-run industrial estate of Kaesong.

World | July 15, 2013, Monday // 17:29

Greenpeace Activists Nabbed for Breaking Into French NPP

French police authorities have arrested some 30 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into a nuclear power plant.

World | July 15, 2013, Monday // 16:37

Merkel Vows Better Data Protection

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to push for tougher European laws to protect personal information on the internet.

World | July 15, 2013, Monday // 07:42

Novinite Insider

Steve Hanke: Bulgaria Should Learn from Singapore

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, who designed the currency board in Bulgaria in the 1990s, has called for shrinking the government as a way to fight corruption.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 15, 2013, Monday // 11:00

Letters to the Editor

Future Elections

Will it be possible for someone to present an article on the importance of the Bulgarian people to use their vote at the time of elections?Voting for individuals that one trusts is so important if changes for the better are to happen.

Letters to the Editor | July 15, 2013, Monday // 12:21
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