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ARCHIVE - 24 July 2013

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Bulgaria to Revoke Privatization Act Provisions under Pressure from EC
EIB Approves Sofia Road Repair Project Worth up to EUR 50 M
EU Commissioner Georgieva: Bulgaria Must Preserve Macroeconomic Stability
EC Concerned with Street Unrest in Bulgaria
Bulgarian PM Defiant Despite Mass Anti-Govt Protesters
Bulgaria’s Ruling Socialists Say No to Govt Resignation, Yes to Peace
Bulgarians Mark Day 41 of Anti-Govt Protests after Clashes with Police
Bulgaria's President Denies WSJ Report on Readiness for New Caretaker Govt
Bulgaria's Shaky Govt Firm Not to Resign, Defies Riots
Bulgarian President Renews Calls for New Cabinet after Riots
Bulgarian Parliament to Hold Post-Siege Sitting
Bulgarian Socialists Hold Emergency Meeting amid Reports of Division
Embattled Bulgarian PM Appoints 2 Vice Interior Mins after Riots
Bulgarian Top Cop: Police, MPs Were Attacked by Instigators
Bulgarian Right Wingers, Liberals Urge Govt to Resign after Crackdown on Protesters
Sofia Mayor: Tuesday's Anti-Govt Rally Caused Damage Worth BGN 30,000
At Least 18 Injured in Bulgarian Parliament Riot
Bulgarian Opposition Demands Resignation of Parliament Chair amid Turmoil
Parliament Speaker: Politically Motivated Blockade Mars Bulgaria
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Thanks Police after Protest Crackdown
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor: Immediate Snap Elections Will Bring Same Results
Bulgarian Socialists: Parliament Blockade Was Staged Vandalism
Bulgarian Ex-PM Says Rulers Are Morons for Cracking Down on Protesters
Bulgarian Interior Min Defends Crackdown on Anti-Govt Protesters
Bulgarian MPs Refuse to Show Up to Work after Police Crackdown on Protests
Bulgarian President Calls on Anti-Govt Protesters, Police to Remain Peaceful
Bulgarian Ex-PM Demands Govt Resignation amid Clashes
10 Injured as Police Crack Down on Bulgaria Anti-Govt Protesters

Society

Hopes Dwindle for Missing Bulgarian Miners in Deadly Collapse

Views on BG

Bulgarian Parliament Cancels Budget Debate on Protests
Bulgaria MPs Freed after Protest Blockade
Bulgaria Protesters Block Parliament in Sofia Unrest
Protests Trap Bulgarian Lawmakers Inside Parliament

World

Royal Baby Named George
Russia Issues Entry Papers to Ex CIA Employee Snowden
British Queen Pays Visit to Newly Born Great-Grandson

Politics

Bulgaria to Revoke Privatization Act Provisions under Pressure from EC

Bulgaria is on its way to give up the right to establish mortgages over the assets of privatized companies in cases of breaches of contractual obligations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 18:01

EIB Approves Sofia Road Repair Project Worth up to EUR 50 M

The Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved funding of up to EUR 50 M for an investment project of the Sofia Municipality for the rehabilitation of the street network in the capital.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:42

EU Commissioner Georgieva: Bulgaria Must Preserve Macroeconomic Stability

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, former Vice President of the World Bank, has said that Bulgaria must by all means preserve its macroeconomic stability, which has been a priority for the past few governments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 15:54

EC Concerned with Street Unrest in Bulgaria

The European Commission is closely following the escalation of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, stated a spokesman Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:52

Bulgarian PM Defiant Despite Mass Anti-Govt Protesters

Bulgaria’s embattled Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has told The Wall Street Journal that he would remain in office despite the mass anti-government protests in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 11:36

Bulgaria’s Ruling Socialists Say No to Govt Resignation, Yes to Peace

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialists have confirmed the government will defy calls to resign, saying preserving peace is more important than ever.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 20:39

Bulgarians Mark Day 41 of Anti-Govt Protests after Clashes with Police

Another day of anti-government protests in Sofia on Wednesday evening as speculations about the violence a day earlier still linger on.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 19:57

Bulgaria's President Denies WSJ Report on Readiness for New Caretaker Govt

Bulgaria’s president has denied telling The Wall Street Journal he is ready to appoint a new caretaker government.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 19:11

Bulgaria's Shaky Govt Firm Not to Resign, Defies Riots

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government has defied calls to resign even after mass protests against it turned violent.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 18:36

Bulgarian President Renews Calls for New Cabinet after Riots

Bulgarian President Rosen Pleneliev has once again suggested that a cabinet resignation might be better for the country, which faces intensifying street protests.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 17:58

Bulgarian Parliament to Hold Post-Siege Sitting

The Bulgarian Parliament will hold a plenary sitting Thursday, announced Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 17:08

Bulgarian Socialists Hold Emergency Meeting amid Reports of Division

Ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party is holding an emergency plenum Wednesday afternoon after 40 days of nighly anti-cabinet rallies came to a head las night.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:58

Embattled Bulgarian PM Appoints 2 Vice Interior Mins after Riots

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski has appointed Vasil Marinov an Plamen Angelov Deputy Ministers of Interior.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 16:48

Bulgarian Top Cop: Police, MPs Were Attacked by Instigators

Bulgaria's peaceful protests were marred by violent provokers, stated Bulgarian Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev at a special briefing Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:46

Bulgarian Right Wingers, Liberals Urge Govt to Resign after Crackdown on Protesters

Two relatively small Bulgarian parties, the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces and the liberal National Movement for Stability and Prosperity, have joined calls for the resignation of the country’s embattled government.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:20

Sofia Mayor: Tuesday's Anti-Govt Rally Caused Damage Worth BGN 30,000

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has said that Tuesday's anti-government protest in front of the Parliament building incurred damages of BGN 30,000.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:46

At Least 18 Injured in Bulgarian Parliament Riot

At least 18 people, including 5 police officers, have been injured in overnight riots outside the Bulgarian Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:44

Bulgarian Opposition Demands Resignation of Parliament Chair amid Turmoil

Bulgarian center-right opposition party GERB has demanded the resignation of Parliament chair Mihail Mikov in the aftermath of the police crackdown of an anti-government protest on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 13:37

Parliament Speaker: Politically Motivated Blockade Mars Bulgaria

The night blockade of the Bulgarian Parliament was deliberately staged by "irresponsible politicians," stated Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 12:35

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Thanks Police after Protest Crackdown

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has stated that police “should be thanked” for preventing mass fights during Tuesday’s blockade of Parliament in Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 12:29

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor: Immediate Snap Elections Will Bring Same Results

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has said that organizing snap elections now without amending the existing Election Code will lead to the same results and case the very same group of protesters to take to the streets again, this time with a goo

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 12:28

Bulgarian Socialists: Parliament Blockade Was Staged Vandalism

The night blockade of the Bulgarian Parliament was an inexcusable act of vandalism that was politically orchestrated in advance, according to ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 11:53

Bulgarian Ex-PM Says Rulers Are Morons for Cracking Down on Protesters

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has strongly criticized the country’s Socialist-led government in the aftermath of Tuesday’s crackdown on protesters.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 10:53

Bulgarian Interior Min Defends Crackdown on Anti-Govt Protesters

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said anti-government protesters attempted to “wreak havoc” in front of Parliament late on Tuesday, claiming that police reacted adequately.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 10:05

Bulgarian MPs Refuse to Show Up to Work after Police Crackdown on Protests

No Bulgarian lawmakers showed up for work early on Wednesday, the morning after an anti-government protest in the capital Sofia was marred by violence.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 09:17

Bulgarian President Calls on Anti-Govt Protesters, Police to Remain Peaceful

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has urged anti-government protesters to remain peaceful and civilized.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 08:56

Bulgarian Ex-PM Demands Govt Resignation amid Clashes

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has demanded the immediate resignation of the country’s embattled Cabinet, as riot police cracked down on anti-government protesters late on Tuesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 08:36

10 Injured as Police Crack Down on Bulgaria Anti-Govt Protesters

Riot police cracked down on Bulgarian anti-government protesters in the capital Sofia late on Tuesday, as government officials, MPs and journalists remained trapped in the Parliament building for some ten hours.

Politics » Domestic | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 08:12

Society

Hopes Dwindle for Missing Bulgarian Miners in Deadly Collapse

Rescuers have taken a detour to avoid a dangerous section on the 9th day of looking for two miners who went missing in Bulgaria's Oranovo coal mines last week.

Society | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 15:19

Views on BG

Bulgarian Parliament Cancels Budget Debate on Protests

Bulgarian lawmakers postponed today’s debate on revising the budget after protesters blocked parliament and demanded the government’s resignation seven weeks after Premier Plamen Oresharski’s Cabinet took office.

Views on BG | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 12:55

Bulgaria MPs Freed after Protest Blockade

Anti-riot police broke up a protesters' blockade of Bulgaria's parliament and escorted out over 100 ministers, politicians and journalists who had been trapped inside for more more than eight hours.

Views on BG | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 09:16

Bulgaria Protesters Block Parliament in Sofia Unrest

Protesters have blocked the doors of Bulgaria's parliament amid mass daily rallies against government corruption.

Views on BG | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 07:14

Protests Trap Bulgarian Lawmakers Inside Parliament

More than 100 legislators, government ministers, journalists and officials were blockaded inside the Bulgarian Parliament building late Tuesday night and into Wednesday, as the 40th day of largely peaceful street protests in Sofia, the capital, turned con

Views on BG | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 07:13

World

Royal Baby Named George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, BBC reported, citing Kensington Palace.

World | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 20:48

Russia Issues Entry Papers to Ex CIA Employee Snowden

Russia has issued to former CIA employee Edward Snowden documents allowing him to enter the country.

World | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 15:57

British Queen Pays Visit to Newly Born Great-Grandson

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has paid a visit to her new great-grandson, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

World | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 14:57