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Business

Salaries in Bulgaria Lower than China - Study
Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Presents Budget Actualization Proposal
Bulgaria's Socialist Party Mulls New Law on Mortgage Loans
Bulgarian Govt Ready with Budget 2013 Update
Bulgaria's Energy Minister: Diversification, Security of Gas Are Top Priorities
Fire at Bulgaria's Lukoil Neftochim Refinery Extinguished, No Victims, Injured

Politics

EU Likely to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing - Report
Two Hopefuls Vie for Post of Chair of Bulgaria's National Security Agency
Bulgarian Supreme Court Revokes Controversial Sacking of Judge
Bulgarian NGO: Ex Security Chief, Deputy Interior Minister Cannot Reclaim MP Seats
Bulgaria's Embattled Socialists Ready for Talks with Center-Right Opposition
Bulgaria's Interior Minister: We Need to Make Concessions to Avoid Permanent Crisis
Famous Bulgarian Poet Continues Anti-Govt Hunger Strike Despite Fears
Ex Leading Bulgarian Socialist Mulls New Left-Wing Party
Protesters Bring Roosters to Wake up Ex Bulgarian PM
Bulgarians Hold Fresh Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament
Hearings for 'FBI' Head Held in Bulgarian Parliament
Bulgarian Govt with Record-low Rating – Poll

Society

Bulgaria Placed Near Bottom of Global Social Cohesion Ranking
2 Die in Coal Mine Collapse in Bulgaria
5 More Young Lives Lost in Car Crash in Bulgaria
Child Injured by Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab Now in Stable Condition
Bulgarian Protests Inspired by Social Media, 'Generation F' Author Tells FT

Crime

Bulgarian Govt Accused of Using FinSpy

Views on BG

'Sick of Being Treated Like Monkeys,' Bulgaria's Protestors in Their Own Words

World

Snowden Submits Request for Asylum in Russia
Snowden to Decide 'Shortly' on Russia Asylum Application
Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears UK House of Lords

Business

Salaries in Bulgaria Lower than China - Study

The minimum salary in Bulgaria is lower than the one in China, according to a study conducted by the Bulgarian 24 Chassa (24 Hours) daily.

Business | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 09:15

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Presents Budget Actualization Proposal

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has published its budget actualization proposal, claiming that the step is necessary to implement measures to boost economic growth, improve the business climate and support people with disabilities.

Business » Finance | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 21:16

Bulgaria's Socialist Party Mulls New Law on Mortgage Loans

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) mulls a new law on mortgage loans which will boost consumer protection, according to BSP leader Sergei Stanishev.

Business » Finance | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 18:10

Bulgarian Govt Ready with Budget 2013 Update

The Bulgarian Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, is ready with the update of State Budget 2013.

Business » Finance | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 13:45

Bulgaria's Energy Minister: Diversification, Security of Gas Are Top Priorities

Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has assured representatives of the "Trans Adriatic Pipeline", TAP, project, that the Bulgarian government considers gas supply diversification a top priority.

Business » Energy | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 19:19

Fire at Bulgaria's Lukoil Neftochim Refinery Extinguished, No Victims, Injured

A fire caused by a spark erupted in the xylenes department of Bulgaria's Burgas-based Lukoil Neftochim refinery around 11 am on Tuesday.

Business » Energy | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:54

Politics

EU Likely to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing - Report

EU’s Foreign Ministers are likely to add Hezbollah’s military wing to the body's list of designated terror organizations, high ranking Israeli Foreign Ministry officials have said, according to Israeli media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:30

Two Hopefuls Vie for Post of Chair of Bulgaria's National Security Agency

Dimitar Dabov, head of the parliamentary committee for intelligence oversight, has informed that both candidates for the post of Chair of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security, DANS, Vladimir Pisanchev and Nedyalko Nedyalkov, have been approved.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 20:32

Bulgarian Supreme Court Revokes Controversial Sacking of Judge

A five-judge panel of Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court, VAS, has revoked the removal of Miroslava Todorova from the post of a judge at the Sofia City Court.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 19:52

Bulgarian NGO: Ex Security Chief, Deputy Interior Minister Cannot Reclaim MP Seats

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has presented to the Constitutional Court (KS) its stance on the incompatibility of former Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) Delyan Peevski and former Deputy Interior Minister Ivan Ivanov with th

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:16

Bulgaria's Embattled Socialists Ready for Talks with Center-Right Opposition

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, whose coalition government has seen a series of mass protest rallies for over a month now, is ready for talks with the opposition center-right GERB, according to BSP leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:50

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: We Need to Make Concessions to Avoid Permanent Crisis

Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said that the ongoing political crisis in Bulgaria can be resolved "if everyone takes a step back.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:29

Famous Bulgarian Poet Continues Anti-Govt Hunger Strike Despite Fears

Prominent Bulgarian poet Edvin Sugarev has once again refused to end his anti-government hunger strike, despite fears that his health would deteriorate considerably.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:26

Ex Leading Bulgarian Socialist Mulls New Left-Wing Party

A new left-wing party is going to appear on Bulgaria's political horizon by the fall, according to Tatyana Doncheva, former leading Socialist, who started a new civic movement in 2010.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:44

Protesters Bring Roosters to Wake up Ex Bulgarian PM

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

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 10:52

Bulgarians Hold Fresh Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament

Bulgarians are protesting once again Tuesday by staging the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 10:30

Hearings for 'FBI' Head Held in Bulgarian Parliament

Bulgaria's parliamentary committee for control of security agencies is holding Tuesday a hearing of the two candidates for the post of director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:50

Bulgarian Govt with Record-low Rating – Poll

The Socialist-endorsed government of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, has started its term with 32% approval and the record-high 59% disapproval.

Politics » Domestic | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:27

Society

Bulgaria Placed Near Bottom of Global Social Cohesion Ranking

Bulgaria lags behind most other countries in terms of social cohesion, according to the Social Cohesion Radar, a study released today by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and Jacobs University in Bremen.

Society | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:47

2 Die in Coal Mine Collapse in Bulgaria

The Oranovo coal mine near the town of Simitli in southwestern Bulgaria has collapsed Tuesday morning, killing two workers inside.

Society | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:44

5 More Young Lives Lost in Car Crash in Bulgaria

A horrific traffic accident has added to the "road war" dead toll by taking the lives of five young Bulgarian people Tuesday morning.

Society | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:16

Child Injured by Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab Now in Stable Condition

The condition of the six-year-old child who was injured in the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia in the evening of July 10 has been upgraded to stable.

Society | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 09:43

Bulgarian Protests Inspired by Social Media, 'Generation F' Author Tells FT

Leading Bulgarian PR expert Maxim Behar has told Financial Times that the ongoing mass anti-government rallies in Bulgaria differ from any the country has experienced before – party because they are now driven by social media.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:50

Crime

Bulgarian Govt Accused of Using FinSpy

The Bulgarian government has been accused of having a functional server using the spy software FinSpy, detected in the now-closed Ministry of State Administration.

Crime | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:51

Views on BG

'Sick of Being Treated Like Monkeys,' Bulgaria's Protestors in Their Own Words

In Bulgaria, as though celebrating a month of anti-government protests, around 15,000 demonstrators rallied in the streets of Sofia on July 14 and headed to the Bulgarian National Assembly.

Views on BG | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:30

World

Snowden Submits Request for Asylum in Russia

Fugitive former NSA employee Edward Snowden has submitted an official request for temporary asylum in Russia, a lawyer who provided him with legal assistance said on Tuesday.

World | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 16:33

Snowden to Decide 'Shortly' on Russia Asylum Application

Fugitive former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who has said he wants to apply for asylum in Russia, is studying his options and likely to make a decision shortly, according to a well-known Russian lawyer.

World | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 13:29

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears UK House of Lords

Britain's same-sex marriage bill has cleared its last major hurdle, passing through the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament.

World | July 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:22
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