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ARCHIVE - 25 July 2013

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Business

Billa Supermarket Launches 25th Store in Sofia
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Inaugurates 7.8km Section of Hemus Highway
Bulgaria Seeks to Send More Trade Representatives to China, India
Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Controversial Budget Update
Bulgarian Municipalities: Budget Update Will Not Solve Problem with Debts to Businesses
Bulgarian Lawmakers Return to Work to Vote Budget Update

Politics

Bulgaria's GERB Returns to Parliament over EU 'Pressure'
Bulgarians Join 42nd Straight Day of Anti-Govt Rallies in Sofia
Bulgarian MPs Move to Ex-Communist Headquarters in Blockade Aftermath
Bulgarian President Returns Surveillance Act Amendments to Parliament
Mother of Embattled Bulgarian Socialist Advises Him to Quit Politics
Bulgaria’s Ex PM Borisov Piles Pressure for Snap Election
Bulgaria PM: We Seek Dialogue on Govt Program Goals
Bulgaria Could Enter Guinness Book with Five Govts in 2013
Protesters Boo Bulgarian Lawmakers Arriving for Work

Society

Child Killed in Sofia Hellish Taxi Crash Buried on Friday
Human Rights Watch Urges Bulgaria to Investigate Police Crackdown on Protesters
Coroners Fail to Dispel Suspicions in Varna Bishop's Death
Bulgarian State TV Head Re-Еlected
Bulgarian Policewoman: Clashes Were Stirred by 'Decoys'
Hope Dims on Day 10 of Bulgarian Miners Rescue Effort
Fresh Rally in Bulgaria against Revoked US Extradition Case

Sports

Bulgarian Boxing Star Pulev Moves Closer to Fight with Thompson
Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Books Place in Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round

Crime

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry on Lookout for 2 Suspects in Burgas Bus Bombing
Bulgarian Prosecutors Initiate Riot Police Brutality Probe
Bulgarian Court Terminates US Extradition Case

Views on BG

Der Standard Scolds Bulgaria's President for Siding with Protestors
Police Rescue 100 Besieged MPs after Parliament Blockade as Bulgaria Protest Turns Violent
Bulgaria: Protesters’ Tales of Barricades and Police Violence
President Urges Calm after Bulgarian MPs Blockaded

Smiles

Saving Electricity

World

Spain Train Crash Death Toll Reaches 80, Driver Faces Probe
UN Says Syria Death Toll Now over 100 000
77 Die in Train Crash in Spain, Dead Toll Might Rise

Business

Billa Supermarket Launches 25th Store in Sofia

The supermarket chain Billa opened on Thursday its 25th store in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, the company announced.

Business | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 17:12

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Inaugurates 7.8km Section of Hemus Highway

A new 7.8km stretch of the eastern part of Bulgaria's Hemus highway was inaugurated on Thursday.

Business | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:08

Bulgaria Seeks to Send More Trade Representatives to China, India

Bulgaria needs to send more trade representatives to developing economies like India and China, according to Bulgarian Economy Minister Dragomir Stoynev.

Business | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:01

Bulgaria's Parliament Approves Controversial Budget Update

Bulgaria’s parliament has approved at first reading a controversial revision of the country’s budget for 2013, citing underperformance.

Business » Finance | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:21

Bulgarian Municipalities: Budget Update Will Not Solve Problem with Debts to Businesses

The budget update will not solve the problem with the payment of debts of municipalities to the business sector, according to a statement of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB).

Business » Finance | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:58

Bulgarian Lawmakers Return to Work to Vote Budget Update

Bulgarian lawmakers are returning to work Thursday to vote on the draft budget 2013 update on first reading.

Business » Finance | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 08:45

Politics

Bulgaria's GERB Returns to Parliament over EU 'Pressure'

Lawmakers from Bulgaria's previously-ruling and now in opposition center-right party GERB are in the Parliament to stay as "Brussels did not approve of their absence.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:41

Bulgarians Join 42nd Straight Day of Anti-Govt Rallies in Sofia

Thousands of Bulgarians have once again taken to the streets of the capital Sofia to stage an anti-corruption protest against the Socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 20:40

Bulgarian MPs Move to Ex-Communist Headquarters in Blockade Aftermath

Bulgarian lawmakers decided to hold several committee sittings on Thursday in the Parliament’s office house instead of its main building.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 19:12

Bulgarian President Returns Surveillance Act Amendments to Parliament

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has returned to Parliament provisions of the Law on Amending and Supplementing the Special Surveillance Devices Act, according to the press office of the head of state.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 17:53

Mother of Embattled Bulgarian Socialist Advises Him to Quit Politics

Dina Stanisheva, the mother of Bulgarian Socialist Party leader and PES president Sergey Stanishev, has stated that her son would be better off quitting politics.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 17:34

Bulgaria’s Ex PM Borisov Piles Pressure for Snap Election

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has demanded the immediate resignation of the country’s embattled cabinet and new snap polls.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:36

Bulgaria PM: We Seek Dialogue on Govt Program Goals

The Bulgarian government is ready to seek public consensus and dialogue on the implementation of the urgent stabilization measures stipulated in its program, according to a media statement of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:37

Bulgaria Could Enter Guinness Book with Five Govts in 2013

Bulgaria will enter into the Guiness Book of World Records if the looming prospect of five new governments within a year turns into reality, an expert has said.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:21

Protesters Boo Bulgarian Lawmakers Arriving for Work

Scores of anti-government protesters hissed and booed Bulgarian lawmakers as they returned to work Thursday morning.

Politics » Domestic | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 10:31

Society

Child Killed in Sofia Hellish Taxi Crash Buried on Friday

The six-year-old girl, who was injured in the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia in the evening of July 10 and died thirteen days later, will be buried on Friday.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:33

Human Rights Watch Urges Bulgaria to Investigate Police Crackdown on Protesters

Human Rights Watch has called upon the Bulgarian government to open an investigation into police action during the violent clashes on outside the Bulgarian parliament on Tuesday that left 17 people injured.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:47

Coroners Fail to Dispel Suspicions in Varna Bishop's Death

The medical expert report in the death of Varna metropolitan Kiril has conclusively established the cause as drowning.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:12

Bulgarian State TV Head Re-Еlected

Vyara Ankova was re-elected Director-General of the Bulgarian National Television at a meeting of the electronic media watchdog on Thursday.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:18

Bulgarian Policewoman: Clashes Were Stirred by 'Decoys'

A Bulgarian policewoman is convinced that her and her colleagues were subject to provocations Tuesday evening when clashes with anti-government protesters erupted in the capital Sofia.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:49

Hope Dims on Day 10 of Bulgarian Miners Rescue Effort

The rescue teams, searching for the 10th day in a row for two trapped miners in southwestern Bulgaria, have dug four meters of the detour gallery in the last 24 hours.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 09:54

Fresh Rally in Bulgaria against Revoked US Extradition Case

Bulgarians are staging once again Thursday a rally in support of Gergana Chervenkova and for protecting human and civil rights of all fellow country people.

Society | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 09:18

Sports

Bulgarian Boxing Star Pulev Moves Closer to Fight with Thompson

A deal for Bulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev to fight American Tony Thompson is in place and only a sanctioning letter from IBF is needed to formally announce the contest, according to Pulev’s promoter.

Sports | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 16:43

Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Books Place in Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round

Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad defeated Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava 3:0 at home, setting up for a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round meeting with FK Partizan.

Sports | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 14:28

Crime

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry on Lookout for 2 Suspects in Burgas Bus Bombing

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has distributed photos and information about wanted persons in connection with last year's terror attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Crime | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:30

Bulgarian Prosecutors Initiate Riot Police Brutality Probe

The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has made a decision to launch a probe in alleged police brutality during the Tuesday evening anti-government rally in the capital Sofia.

Crime | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 12:05

Bulgarian Court Terminates US Extradition Case

The Sofia Appellate Court dismissed Thursday the case of US-requested extradition of a Bulgarian mother of two.

Crime | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 11:19

Views on BG

Der Standard Scolds Bulgaria's President for Siding with Protestors

Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev's support for the protests against the government will hardly bring about the best solution to the country’s political paralysis, writes Austria’s daily Der Standard.

Views on BG | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 15:03

Police Rescue 100 Besieged MPs after Parliament Blockade as Bulgaria Protest Turns Violent

The President appealed for calm after more than 100 MPs, ministers and staff were forced to spend the night in parliament as demonstrators blocked the exits and held off police by throwing stones.

Views on BG | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:56

Bulgaria: Protesters’ Tales of Barricades and Police Violence

On the 40th day of anti-government rallies in Sofia, the Parliament sent yet another signal of intransigence to the thousands of people occupying Independence Square.

Views on BG | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 11:42

President Urges Calm after Bulgarian MPs Blockaded

BBC

Views on BG | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 10:48

Smiles

Saving Electricity

“Why don’t people from Gabrovo buy refrigerators?” “Because they can’t be sure the light goes off when the door’s closed”.

Smiles | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 13:43

World

Spain Train Crash Death Toll Reaches 80, Driver Faces Probe

One of the drivers of the train that crashed in Spain, killing at least 80 people, was put under formal investigation Thursday after security video showed it derailed after speeding around a tight curve.

World | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 19:51

UN Says Syria Death Toll Now over 100 000

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has raised the death toll in Syria's civil war to more than 100,000.

World | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 18:20

77 Die in Train Crash in Spain, Dead Toll Might Rise

A train derailment in north-western Spain has killed at least 77 people and injured more than 100 late Wednesday evening.

World | July 25, 2013, Thursday // 08:16
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