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ARCHIVE - 19 July 2013

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Business

Bulgarian Govt Restores BGN 0.5 B VAT to Companies
Bulgarian Economist Calls for Introduction of Differentiated VAT Rates
Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Proposes Average 5% Decrease in Power Rates
Leading Russian Medical Supplies Company to Start Production in Bulgaria
Sales of New Cars in Bulgaria down by 8% in H1, 2013

Politics

EU on Brink of Blacklisting Hezbollah – Report
Bulgarian Govt Plans Hike in Absorption of EU HR Funds
PM Oresharski: Bulgaria Last by EU Funding among Member States
EC's Reding Gives Shoulder to Bulgarian Protesters
Bulgarian Socialist MP Warns about Losses of EU Funds for Human Resources
Bulgarians Mark Day 36 of Anti-Govt Protest
Finance Crimes Main Task of New 'Bulgarian FBI' Head - PM
New Bulgarian Security Head Frowns on Snooping
'Infamous Spy' Elected for Head of Bulgarian 'FBI'
Another Notorious, Scandalous MP Swears in at Bulgaria’s Parliament
Bulgarian MPs to Vote on 'FBI' New Head

Society

Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protests Make News in Distant China
Bulgarian Patriarch to Meet with Putin during 1st Trip Abroad
Bulgarian Owner Pledges Compensations for Killed Miners
4th Day of Search for 2 Bulgarian Miners after Deadly Collapse
3 Royal Couples Honor Queen Marie of Romania in Bulgaria's Balchik

Crime

2 Defendants in College Student Murder Case in Bulgaria Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison
Bulgarian Court Postpones Again Rule in US Extradition Case
Bulgarian Court to Rule in US Extradition Case

Views on BG

To Honor the Burgas Victims, Condemn Hezbollah

World

Lukoil Serbia Vice-Director Found Dead
Detroit in Largest US Bankruptcy

Novinite Insider

Maxim Behar: Social Media Turned PR Business Upside Down

Business

Bulgarian Govt Restores BGN 0.5 B VAT to Companies

Bulgaria has restored VAT worth BGN 454 M to the private sector in the first half of July, informed Bulgartian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov Friday.

Business » Finance | July 19, 2013, Friday // 15:04

Bulgarian Economist Calls for Introduction of Differentiated VAT Rates

Chavdar Nikolov, Professor of International Economic Relations and Macroeconomics, has suggested that the calls of a number of sectors for the introduction of differentiated VAT rates in Bulgaria is absolutely reasonable, adding that this is the case in m

Business » Finance | July 19, 2013, Friday // 14:31

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Proposes Average 5% Decrease in Power Rates

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) has proposed a decrease in electricity prices by an average 5% as of the beginning of August.

Business » Energy | July 19, 2013, Friday // 11:40

Leading Russian Medical Supplies Company to Start Production in Bulgaria

Russian medical company MZKRS Suture Materials has confirmed plans to open a production facility in Bulgaria's fourth-largest city, Burgas.

Business » Industry | July 19, 2013, Friday // 13:36

Sales of New Cars in Bulgaria down by 8% in H1, 2013

Sales of new cars in Bulgaria declined by 8 % year-over-year in the first half of 2013, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA.

Business » Industry | July 19, 2013, Friday // 13:24

Politics

EU on Brink of Blacklisting Hezbollah – Report

The EU Foreign Affairs Council is going to discuss Monday proposals to sanction the military wing of Hezbollah.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2013, Friday // 19:19

Bulgarian Govt Plans Hike in Absorption of EU HR Funds

Hasan Ademov, Bulgaria's Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has said that the funds scheduled for absorption by end-2013 under the Operational Program "Human Resources Development" of the European Union, EU, equal the sum total of EU resources absorbed

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2013, Friday // 18:32

PM Oresharski: Bulgaria Last by EU Funding among Member States

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has drawn attention to the fact that Bulgaria receives the smallest amount of cohesion funding per capita in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2013, Friday // 17:33

EC's Reding Gives Shoulder to Bulgarian Protesters

European Justice and Fundamental Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding has expressed support for ongoing anti-government protests in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2013, Friday // 16:28

Bulgarian Socialist MP Warns about Losses of EU Funds for Human Resources

Kornelia Ninova, MP from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has cautioned about losses of EU funds under the Operational Program "Human Resources Development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2013, Friday // 15:07

Bulgarians Mark Day 36 of Anti-Govt Protest

Thousands of Bulgarians have taken once again to the streets of the capital Sofia to demand the resignation of the country's government for a 36th day in a row.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 20:16

Finance Crimes Main Task of New 'Bulgarian FBI' Head - PM

Bulgarian State Agency for National Security's new director must invest his most concerted efforts to curb financial crime in the country, stated Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 15:57

New Bulgarian Security Head Frowns on Snooping

Bulgaria's special services should not be used to pressure citizens by snooping on them, stated Vladimir Pisanchev, the newly elected director of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 12:18

'Infamous Spy' Elected for Head of Bulgarian 'FBI'

Bulgaria’s parliament elected on Friday Vladimir Pisanchev for new director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, after surprisingly postponing the decision a day earlier.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 10:42

Another Notorious, Scandalous MP Swears in at Bulgaria’s Parliament

A notorious Roma clan boss replaced on Friday Emil Ivanov, who was released from his MP duties in order for him to assume the post of Regional Governor of Sofia, a highly controversial election, which triggered fresh protests.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 09:49

Bulgarian MPs to Vote on 'FBI' New Head

Bulgaria’s parliament will put to the vote on Friday the election of a new director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS, after surprisingly postponing the decision a day earlier.

Politics » Domestic | July 19, 2013, Friday // 08:35

Society

Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protests Make News in Distant China

The mass, peaceful, and relentless Bulgarian anti-government protest rallies have gotten the attention of media as far as in China.

Society | July 19, 2013, Friday // 20:54

Bulgarian Patriarch to Meet with Putin during 1st Trip Abroad

The first visit abroad of the new Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit will be in Moscow, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church informs.

Society | July 19, 2013, Friday // 18:14

Bulgarian Owner Pledges Compensations for Killed Miners

The concessionaire of the Oranovo coal mine in southwestern Bulgaria, where two miners died after a collapse promised BGN 50 000 to their families.

Society | July 19, 2013, Friday // 17:49

4th Day of Search for 2 Bulgarian Miners after Deadly Collapse

Rescue workers are searching for the fourth day in a row the two workers who were trapped after a coal mine collapsed near the town of Simitli in southwestern Bulgaria on Tuesday.

Society | July 19, 2013, Friday // 09:21

3 Royal Couples Honor Queen Marie of Romania in Bulgaria's Balchik

Three couples of royal lineage visited Friday an exhibition honoring Queen Marie of Romania at the seaside palace in Balchik, north-eastern Bulgaria,

Society » Culture | July 19, 2013, Friday // 18:05

Crime

2 Defendants in College Student Murder Case in Bulgaria Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

The Sofia City Court has sentenced two of the three defendants charged with the gruesome murder of 20-year-old Stoyan Baltov to 18 years of imprisonment and has acquitted the third defendant.

Crime | July 19, 2013, Friday // 12:27

Bulgarian Court Postpones Again Rule in US Extradition Case

A Bulgarian mother of two will await another week a court ruling on whether to be handed over to US justice and face nearly 70 years in prison.

Crime | July 19, 2013, Friday // 10:58

Bulgarian Court to Rule in US Extradition Case

A Bulgarian mother of two will hear on Friday the court's ruling on whether to be handed over to US justice and face nearly 70 years in prison.

Crime | July 19, 2013, Friday // 08:09

Views on BG

To Honor the Burgas Victims, Condemn Hezbollah

The tourists had just boarded the airport bus in Burgas, Bulgaria, when the bomb exploded. The blast was so strong that it blew off the roof.

Views on BG | July 19, 2013, Friday // 19:29

World

Lukoil Serbia Vice-Director Found Dead

Oleg Sharov, vice-director of fuel company Lukoil Serbia, has been found dead in his apartment in Belgrade.

World | July 19, 2013, Friday // 11:44

Detroit in Largest US Bankruptcy

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least USD 15 B.

World | July 19, 2013, Friday // 08:50

Novinite Insider

Maxim Behar: Social Media Turned PR Business Upside Down

Leaders Magazine

Novinite Insider » Interview | July 19, 2013, Friday // 12:20