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ARCHIVE - 22 July 2013

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Business

14km Section of Bulgaria's Struma Highway To Be Inaugurated July 23
Bulgarian Govt Holds Emergency Vote on Budget Update
Bulgarian Supreme Court Stops Construction of Radioactive Waste Depot

Politics

Israel Welcomes EU's Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing
Ex Bulgaria PM: Blacklisting Hezbollah's Military Wing Shows EU's Solidarity
Lebanese PM Regrets EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing
Netanyahu Calls on EU to Blacklist Entire Hezbollah
EC's Reding Sides with Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters, Urges Change
Lebanon Disappointed with EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing
Bulgarian President Welcomes EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing
Bulgaria 2nd in EU by Low Govt Debt to GDP
EU Blacklists Hezbollah Military Wing
Passengers Serviced by Bulgarian Airports Up 3% in 2012 - Eurostat
EU Foreign Ministers Mull Blacklisting of Hezbollah
EC Vice President Reding Arrives in Sofia
Bulgarians Stage Fresh Evening Rally against Embattled Govt
Bulgaria's GERB Party to Return to Parliament for Vote on Budget Revision
Sofia Mayor Vows Not to Ban Anti-Govt Protests
Bulgarians in Sofia Rally against Budget Update
Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at French Embassy in Sofia
Chair of Bulgaria's Conflict of Interest Watchdog Appeals Dismissal
Bulgarians Hold 26th Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament

Society

Bulgarian Govt's Website Not Updated in Years, Says Ex-President Still in Power
Hurdle Emerges on Day 7 of Bulgarian Coal Mine Rescue Effort
Rammstein Vow to Rock Ground in Sofia
Visitors Flock to Bulgaria's 1st Fully Restored Roman Fortress

Sports

Bulgarian Boxing Star Pulev Gets New Mandatory Challenger
Russia Wins Volleyball World League, Bulgaria Loses to Italy

Views on BG

Bulgaria to Vulgaria

World

Kate Middleton in Hospital in Labor

Business

14km Section of Bulgaria's Struma Highway To Be Inaugurated July 23

A section of Lot 1 of Bulgaria's Struma highway connecting the village of Dolna Dikanya to the Dupnitsa-north road junction is to be inaugurated on Tuesday.

Business | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:53

Bulgarian Govt Holds Emergency Vote on Budget Update

The planned budget update is going to be voted Monday at an emergency sitting of the Bulgarian Cabinet.

Business » Finance | July 22, 2013, Monday // 09:07

Bulgarian Supreme Court Stops Construction of Radioactive Waste Depot

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has stopped the construction of a national radioactive waste depot.

Business » Energy | July 22, 2013, Monday // 15:42

Politics

Israel Welcomes EU's Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Military Wing

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has welcomed EU’s decision to include the military wing of Hezbollah in its list of terrorist organizations.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 22, 2013, Monday // 14:59

Ex Bulgaria PM: Blacklisting Hezbollah's Military Wing Shows EU's Solidarity

Boyko Borisov, former Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB, has described the decision of EU Foreign Ministers to blacklist the military wing of Hezbollah as an expression of solidarity with Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 22, 2013, Monday // 14:39

Lebanese PM Regrets EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing

Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Monday he regretted the European Union's decision to list Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 19:42

Netanyahu Calls on EU to Blacklist Entire Hezbollah

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has welcomed the European Union’s decision to include Hezbollah’s military wing on its list of terrorist organizations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 19:10

EC's Reding Sides with Bulgarian Anti-Govt Protesters, Urges Change

European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding has addressed the mass anti-government rallies in Bulgaria, saying they clearly show the need for a political change in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 18:05

Lebanon Disappointed with EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing

Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has criticized the European Union's decision to place the military wing of Hezbollah on its terror list, calling it a "rash move".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 17:00

Bulgarian President Welcomes EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has welcomed EU’s decision to include the military wing of Hezbollah in its list of terrorist organizations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 16:17

Bulgaria 2nd in EU by Low Govt Debt to GDP

Bulgaria is among the EU member states with the lowest government debt, according to data released Monday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 14:48

EU Blacklists Hezbollah Military Wing

The EU Foreign Affairs Council has decided Monday to blacklist the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 13:53

Passengers Serviced by Bulgarian Airports Up 3% in 2012 - Eurostat

In 2012, Bulgarian airports serviced over 6.8 M passengers, up by 3% from the total of around 6.6 M registered in 2011, according to Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 13:43

EU Foreign Ministers Mull Blacklisting of Hezbollah

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:59

EC Vice President Reding Arrives in Sofia

The Vice President of the European Commission, European Justice and Fundamental Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding is in Sofia Monday to participate in the public Citizens' Dialogue.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 08:33

Bulgarians Stage Fresh Evening Rally against Embattled Govt

Thousands of Bulgarians have once again taken to the streets of the capital Sofia to demand the government’s resignation over its ties with oligarchy.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 20:35

Bulgaria's GERB Party to Return to Parliament for Vote on Budget Revision

Bulgaria's center-right party GERB will return to Parliament due to Monday's decision of the government on the budget revision, according to a media statement of the formation.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 17:29

Sofia Mayor Vows Not to Ban Anti-Govt Protests

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has once again declared that she would not abolish the ongoing mass protests against the Bulgarian government.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 15:32

Bulgarians in Sofia Rally against Budget Update

Scores of Bulgarians have gathered in downtown Sofia at noon Monday to protest against government plans to update State Budget 2013.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 14:30

Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at French Embassy in Sofia

Participants in the protest rally in support of the Bulgarian cabinet Oresharski have gathered for the 26th day in a row Monday, but at a different location.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:07

Chair of Bulgaria's Conflict of Interest Watchdog Appeals Dismissal

Filip Zlatanov is appealing the decision of the Sofia City Court to remove him from the post of Chair of Bulgaria's Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest (CPACI) over charges of malfeasance in office.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:03

Bulgarians Hold 26th Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament

Bulgarians are protesting once again Monday for the 26th day in a row by staging the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 22, 2013, Monday // 11:16

Society

Bulgarian Govt's Website Not Updated in Years, Says Ex-President Still in Power

The English version of the Bulgarian government’s official website (government.bg) has not been updated in years, local media have noticed.

Society | July 22, 2013, Monday // 14:26

Hurdle Emerges on Day 7 of Bulgarian Coal Mine Rescue Effort

The rescue teams searching for the 7th day in a row for two trapped miners in southwestern Bulgaria have encountered a new hurdle overnight.

Society | July 22, 2013, Monday // 09:41

Rammstein Vow to Rock Ground in Sofia

In a special message to their fans on Facebook, German heavy metal legend band Rammstein say they were much looking forward to Sofia Rocks Festival to rock the ground.

Society » Culture | July 22, 2013, Monday // 13:34

Visitors Flock to Bulgaria's 1st Fully Restored Roman Fortress

The first fully restored Roman fortress in Bulgaria in the village of Belchin near the mountain town of Samokov has enjoyed huge interest over the weekend.

Society » Archaeology | July 22, 2013, Monday // 12:42

Sports

Bulgarian Boxing Star Pulev Gets New Mandatory Challenger

English boxer Dereck Chisora has been declared the mandatory challenger to Bulgarian European Heavyweight Champion Kubrat Pulev.

Sports | July 22, 2013, Monday // 18:31

Russia Wins Volleyball World League, Bulgaria Loses to Italy

Russia's national men's volleyball team defeated Brazil 3:0 in FIVB World League final in Mar del Plata, Argentina, late Sunday evening.

Sports | July 22, 2013, Monday // 08:02

Views on BG

Bulgaria to Vulgaria

TWO British girls drunkenly kiss each other in front of a crowd of leering lads who howl like a pack of wolves.

Views on BG | July 22, 2013, Monday // 10:02

World

Kate Middleton in Hospital in Labor

Kate Middleton has been admitted to the hospital to give birth Monday morning, a Kensington palace spokesman has informed.

World | July 22, 2013, Monday // 10:39
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