ARCHIVE - 30 July 2013

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Business

Romania to Lower Danube Bridge Fee to Bulgarian Level
Construction of Rail Line Connecting Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Burgas Stalls
Bulgaria's Northeastern Dobrich Region Reports Good Wheat Harvest
Bulgarian Min Hints of U-Turn on Railways Privatization
Bulgarian PM Slams Former Rulers for Inconsistency over Budget Update
Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Passes Budget Update
Bulgarian President to Veto Budget Revision - Report
Bulgarian Rulers: Low Deficit Is Not End in Itself
Bulgarian Minister Decries Plight of Energy Sector
Bulgarian Trade Unions Fear 3500 Job Cuts in Mining Industry
It's Final: Electricity in Bulgaria 5% Cheaper Aug 1

Politics

No Injured Bulgarian Rangers in Afghanistan Rocket Attack
Bulgaria's Right-Wing Reformist Bloc May Add 2 Parties
Turkish-Bulgarian Liberals Back Embattled Cabinet's Program
Embattled Bulgarian PM: Elections Were Too Little Ago
Embattled Bulgarian PM Evades TV Debate with Protesters
Socialist MP: Bulgaria's Govt Has Tools to Benefit the Country
Petitions Cause Rift among Pro-Govt Supporters in Bulgaria
Bulgarian Anti-Govt Rallies to Turn into 'Beach Revolution'

Society

Day 15 of 'Hopeless' Search for Trapped Bulgarian Miners
Fire Destroys Bulgarian Bus in France, No Injured
5.1 Quake Aegean Sea Quake Felt in S Bulgaria
13 Bulgarian Regions under Code Orange over Dangerous Heat

Views on BG

Hezbollah Suspect behind Burgas Attack Active on Facebook
Canadian Suspect in Bulgaria Bus Bombing Likely Triggered Explosion Prematurely, Killing his Relative and Five Israelis
*More than 80,000 Bulgarians Set Sights on Britain

World

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty on Other Counts
Another 35 Injured in Latest Train Crash in Europe

Business

Romania to Lower Danube Bridge Fee to Bulgarian Level

The fees on both sides of the Danube Bridge, which connects the cities of Ruse and Giurgiu, will become equal in a few days' time, according to Vasile Mustatea, President of the Giurgiu County.

Business | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 19:33

Construction of Rail Line Connecting Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Burgas Stalls

The implementation of the project for the construction of the rail line connecting the Bulgarian cities of Plovdiv and Burgas by end-2015 has become uncertain due to a revoked tender for the selection of a contractor for five traction substations.

Business | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 18:34

Bulgaria's Northeastern Dobrich Region Reports Good Wheat Harvest

This year's wheat harvest in Bulgaria's northeastern Dobrich region, the biggest grain producer in the country, has topped 578 814 tonnes, according to reports of the local agricultural service.

Business | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 14:54

Bulgarian Min Hints of U-Turn on Railways Privatization

Bulgarian Minister of Transport Danail Papazov has suggested that the government might give up its resolve not to privatize the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company.

Business | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 13:11

Bulgarian PM Slams Former Rulers for Inconsistency over Budget Update

Bulgarian PM Plsmen Oresharski has criticized former ruling party GERB for opposing cabinet plans for a state budget update with a BGN 1 B loan.

Business » Finance | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 17:07

Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Passes Budget Update

The Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finances passed at second reading the draft budget 2013 update.

Business » Finance | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 14:20

Bulgarian President to Veto Budget Revision - Report

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, is very close to vetoing the controversial actualization of State budget 2013, according to undisclosed sources, close to his office.

Business » Finance | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 13:07

Bulgarian Rulers: Low Deficit Is Not End in Itself

Bulgaria will retain a low budget deficit, but will not keep it exceedingly low at all costs, according to members of the ruling coalition.

Business » Finance | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 12:07

Bulgarian Minister Decries Plight of Energy Sector

Bulgaria's energy sector is experiencing an extremely difficult situation, according to a report of Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev.

Business » Energy | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 17:22

Bulgarian Trade Unions Fear 3500 Job Cuts in Mining Industry

Mining industry trade union representatives attended an extraordinary meeting with Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev on Tuesday to discuss the new coal prices and the workload of the Bobov Dol thermal power plant.

Business » Energy | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 16:09

It's Final: Electricity in Bulgaria 5% Cheaper Aug 1

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation, DKEVR, announced late Monday evening its final decision on electricity prices, which shall enter into force on August 1.

Business » Energy | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 09:31

Politics

No Injured Bulgarian Rangers in Afghanistan Rocket Attack

The Kandahar airport where Bulgarian NATO contingent is stationed has been under rocket fire, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry announced Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 14:51

Bulgaria's Right-Wing Reformist Bloc May Add 2 Parties

The Citizens for Bulgaria Movement party of former EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva plans to propose an expansion of the so-called "Reformist Bloc.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 20:26

Turkish-Bulgarian Liberals Back Embattled Cabinet's Program

The liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms fully backs Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski's policy program for his cabinet, stated the party's leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 18:08

Embattled Bulgarian PM: Elections Were Too Little Ago

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski has reiterated his position that it is all too early for Bulgaria to hold snap elections.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 16:10

Embattled Bulgarian PM Evades TV Debate with Protesters

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski has declined to meet leading protest representatives who had invited him on a live TV debate.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 15:14

Socialist MP: Bulgaria's Govt Has Tools to Benefit the Country

Bulgaria's cabinet chaired by PM Plamen Oresharski must stay in power to continue its efforts against an entrenched oligarchy and pervasive povery, according to socialist MP Yanaki Stoilov.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 14:31

Petitions Cause Rift among Pro-Govt Supporters in Bulgaria

Followers of Bulgaria's Socialist-endorsed Cabinet have suffered a rift and split in two groups regarding their support petitions.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 13:39

Bulgarian Anti-Govt Rallies to Turn into 'Beach Revolution'

Bulgarians protested once again Tuesday by staging the now-traditional coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 11:48

Society

Day 15 of 'Hopeless' Search for Trapped Bulgarian Miners

The search for two miners trapped in a mine collapse in southwestern Bulgaria has entered its 15th day Tuesday.

Society | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 12:18

Fire Destroys Bulgarian Bus in France, No Injured

A Bulgarian coach bus from the Danube city of Ruse has burned to the ground in France, but miraculously there are no fatalities and injuries.

Society | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 08:24

5.1 Quake Aegean Sea Quake Felt in S Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 points on the Righter scale has shaken the Aegean Sea at 8:33 am Tuesday morning.

Society » Environment | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 11:10

13 Bulgarian Regions under Code Orange over Dangerous Heat

A total of 13 Bulgarian regions have been placed under Code Orange for Tuesday, as extremely high temperatures are expected to sweep the country.

Society » Environment | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 08:00

Views on BG

Hezbollah Suspect behind Burgas Attack Active on Facebook

The Lebanese-Australian Hezbollah suspect Meliad Farah, who is sought by the Bulgarian authorities for his role in a deadly terrorist bombing of an Israeli tour bus last July, may be active on the social media outlet Facebook.

Views on BG | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 10:36

Canadian Suspect in Bulgaria Bus Bombing Likely Triggered Explosion Prematurely, Killing his Relative and Five Israelis

Investigators probing a deadly tour bus bombing in Bulgaria believe a Canadian suspect in the attack was supposed to provide logistical support.

Views on BG | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 09:57

*More than 80,000 Bulgarians Set Sights on Britain

More than 80,000 Bulgarians are likely to move to Britain in a new wave of large-scale migration.

Views on BG | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 09:05

World

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty on Other Counts

A military judge acquitted Tuesday Bradley Manning, the US army private accused of sending more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, of aiding the enemy.

World | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 21:02

Another 35 Injured in Latest Train Crash in Europe

One train driver has died and at least 35 people have been injured, five of them seriously, in a collision between two trains in western Switzerland.

World | July 30, 2013, Tuesday // 08:48