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ARCHIVE - 26 July 2013

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Business

Bulgarian Climbing Walls Manufacturer to Invest BGN 7 M in R&D Center in Sofia Tech Park
Romanian Company Buys Croatia's Cargo Rail Operator
Bulgarian Pro-Socialist Govt Plans NPP Belene Restart
Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Up 6% in June 2013 Y/Y

Politics

Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at US Embassy in Sofia
German MEP Concerned by Controversial Security Sector Reforms in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Protesters Were Preparing Raid on Parliament on July 23
Bulgarian Govt Presents Program with Social Lining
Bulgaria's New Right Wing Wants to 'Restart' Democracy
Bulgarian Socialist Chief: Coalition with GERB Is Lethal
Bulgaria's Parliament to Go Into Summer Break on August 7
WSJ Says Bulgaria's President Spoke about New Caretaker Govt, He Denies
Ex-Bulgarian PM Opposes Parliament's Summer Break
Key Formerly Ruling Party Member Out of Bulgarian Parliament

Society

Bulgarian, Russian Patriarchs Call for Orthodox Unity
Rescue Effort for Bulgarian Miners Downgraded to Search
Injured Mother Skips Burial of Her Child Killed by Sofia Taxi
Child Killed in Sofia Hellish Taxi Crash Buried
Sofia Rocks Festival Starts in Bulgarian Capital

Crime

Member of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Faces Disciplinary Proceedings
Bulgaria's Haskovo District Prosecutor Temporarily Removed from Office
Arsons Suspected in Yacht Blazes along Bulgaria’s Sea Coast

Views on BG

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: EU Should Clamp Down on Bulgaria's Oligarchy
DW: Violence in Bulgaria to be Expected
WSJ: Bulgaria's Premier Promises Plan to Restore Stability

Smiles

Show Your True Self

World

Spain Mourns Train Crash Victims

Business

Bulgarian Climbing Walls Manufacturer to Invest BGN 7 M in R&D Center in Sofia Tech Park

Walltopia, a Bulgarian manufacturer of artificial climbing walls, will invest a total of BGN 7.

Business | July 26, 2013, Friday // 18:49

Romanian Company Buys Croatia's Cargo Rail Operator

The Croatian government has selected Romanian privately-held Grup Feroviar Roman (GFR) as the preferred bidder for a 75% stake in freight railway operator HZ Cargo.

Business | July 26, 2013, Friday // 17:20

Bulgarian Pro-Socialist Govt Plans NPP Belene Restart

Bulgaria's Socialist-endorsed government has included in its plan a possible restart of the project to build a Russian-sponsored second nuclear power plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | July 26, 2013, Friday // 16:31

Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Up 6% in June 2013 Y/Y

In June 2013, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 383 000 thousand or by 6.

Business » Tourism | July 26, 2013, Friday // 18:00

Politics

Pro-Govt Protesters Rally at US Embassy in Sofia

Participants in the protest rally in support of the Bulgarian cabinet Oresharski have gathered Friday in front of the US Embassy in Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 26, 2013, Friday // 12:02

German MEP Concerned by Controversial Security Sector Reforms in Bulgaria

German MEP Monika Hohlmeier has sent a letter to the European Commission concerning reforms in Bulgaria's security sector and the scandalous appointment of media mogul Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 26, 2013, Friday // 20:09

Bulgaria's Interior Minister: Protesters Were Preparing Raid on Parliament on July 23

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has said that the authorities received explicit tip-offs about preparations for an attack against Parliament on July 23, the night of clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police, when some 109 MP

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 21:01

Bulgarian Govt Presents Program with Social Lining

Increasing the minimum monthly wage to BGN 450 (from BGN 310) by the end of the term of the Socialist-endorsed government and introducing family income tax are two of the key points in the program of the current Bulgarian Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 19:20

Bulgaria's New Right Wing Wants to 'Restart' Democracy

Bulgaria recently-established Reformist Block, in which most parties are leaning to the right, is opening for a broad civil council to include public figures and NGOs.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 17:32

Bulgarian Socialist Chief: Coalition with GERB Is Lethal

A coalition between the formerly-ruling GERB and the Socialists will be detrimental and fatal for the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, says its leader Sergey Stanishev.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 15:56

Bulgaria's Parliament to Go Into Summer Break on August 7

Bulgaria's Parliament is to begin its summer vacation from August 7 to August 31.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 14:38

WSJ Says Bulgaria's President Spoke about New Caretaker Govt, He Denies

The Wall Street Journal stands behind its interview with Bulgaria’s president, where he was quoted as saying he is ready to appoint a new caretaker government.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 13:06

Ex-Bulgarian PM Opposes Parliament's Summer Break

The leader of the opposition center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, firmly opposed Friday having a parliamentary summer break.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 11:34

Key Formerly Ruling Party Member Out of Bulgarian Parliament

Bulgaria’s parliament voted for the dismissal of Iskra Fidosova, a key lawmaker from opposition center-right GERB party.

Politics » Domestic | July 26, 2013, Friday // 09:49

Society

Bulgarian, Russian Patriarchs Call for Orthodox Unity

New Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit has met with Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church informs.

Society | July 26, 2013, Friday // 13:16

Rescue Effort for Bulgarian Miners Downgraded to Search

The manager of the Oranovo coal mine near the town of Simitli in Bulgaria, Valeri Manov, has said Friday that after so many days the rescue effort for two trapped miners has turned into a search one.

Society | July 26, 2013, Friday // 12:46

Injured Mother Skips Burial of Her Child Killed by Sofia Taxi

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, was buried on Friday.

Society | July 26, 2013, Friday // 12:18

Child Killed in Sofia Hellish Taxi Crash Buried

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 26, 2013, Friday // 08:08

Sofia Rocks Festival Starts in Bulgarian Capital

The prestigious Sofia Rocks Festival is starting Friday evening in the Bulgarian capital.

Society » Culture | July 26, 2013, Friday // 13:45

Crime

Member of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Faces Disciplinary Proceedings

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has initiated disciplinary proceedings against VSS member and former Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kamen Sitnilski.

Crime | July 26, 2013, Friday // 15:50

Bulgaria's Haskovo District Prosecutor Temporarily Removed from Office

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has temporarily removed from office Ivan Vanchev, District Prosecutor of Haskovo, at the proposal of Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov, until an ongoing trial against Vanchev is wrapped up.

Crime | July 26, 2013, Friday // 15:00

Arsons Suspected in Yacht Blazes along Bulgaria’s Sea Coast

Four yachts, including one owned by a controversial former member of parliament from Bulgaria’s GERB party, have burned down in the coastal town of Nessebar.

Crime | July 26, 2013, Friday // 09:29

Views on BG

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: EU Should Clamp Down on Bulgaria's Oligarchy

EU member Bulgaria poses a problem for the rest of the community, but the current turmoil is a chance for Brussels to show it knows well what the real game is, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung commented.

Views on BG | July 26, 2013, Friday // 11:02

DW: Violence in Bulgaria to be Expected

Demonstrators in Bulgaria want to take down the system, but aren't proposing an alternative.

Views on BG | July 26, 2013, Friday // 08:37

WSJ: Bulgaria's Premier Promises Plan to Restore Stability

Plamen Oresharski Brushed Off Demands For His Resignation

Views on BG | July 26, 2013, Friday // 07:52

Smiles

Show Your True Self

A: What stops you from showing your true self? B: The Penal Code.

Smiles | July 26, 2013, Friday // 12:37

World

Spain Mourns Train Crash Victims

Spain is in mourning over the death of 80 people killed in a high-speed train crash on Wednesday.

World | July 26, 2013, Friday // 13:38
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