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ARCHIVE - 31 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Regional Min Plans Changes in Road Construction Tenders
Bulgarian MPs to Make Budget Revision Final

Politics

Mauritius to Open Honorary Consulate in Bulgaria
US, Bulgaria Agree on Expanding Partnership in Lawmaking
Bulgarian Rapper Lashes Out in Anti-Semitic Rant against Ex-FinMin
Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Demands Abolition of State Subsidies for Political Parties
Bulgarian MPs Postpone Budget Debate amid Fears of Fresh Siege
Bulgaria's Govt to Review 83 Bills by End-2013
Bulgarian MPs Vote Themselves Long Summer Break amid Turmoil
Bulgaria's Economy Minister to Appoint 5th Deputy
Bulgarian Justice Minister Recommends In-Depth Probe of Conflict-of-Interest Commission
Bulgarian Ex-PM Backtracks on Calls for Immediate Early Vote
Ex Bulgarian MP Quits GERB over Infamous Notebook
Protesters, Riot Police Clash in Bulgarian Capital
New Bulgarian Customs Head to Be Appointed in Days
Anti-Govt 'Beach Revolution' Starts in Bulgaria on Day 48

Society

Lot 2 of Bulgaria's Struma Highway To Be Completed In 2015
Search Team Reaches Gallery with Trapped Bulgarian Miners

Sports

Confirmed: Bulgaria's Pulev to Face Thompson in Final Title Eliminator

Crime

Sofia Airport's Terminal 2 Closed over Bomb Threat – Report
Bulgarian Armored Car Robber Sentenced to 8 Years behind Bars
Lebanese Man Arrested in Varna for Drug Trafficking
Bulgarian 'D.B. Cooper' Pleads Guilty
Bulgarian Police Bust Crime Ring Involved in Assasinations
Bulgaria’s Ex-Interior Min Indicted for Obstructing Justice
Croatian Police Catch Bulgarian Driving at 234km/h on Highway

Views on BG

Why Bulgaria's Protests Stand out in Europe

World

Snowden's Father Thanks Russia for Taking Care of His Son

Business

Bulgaria's Regional Min Plans Changes in Road Construction Tenders

Tender conditions for road construction projects must be changed to ensure quality implementation, according to Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva.

Business | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 13:07

Bulgarian MPs to Make Budget Revision Final

Bulgarian Members of the Parliament are debating Wednesday at second reading the actualization of State budget 2013.

Business » Finance | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 10:02

Politics

Mauritius to Open Honorary Consulate in Bulgaria

The Republic of Mauritius will open its honorary consulate in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the Bulgarian government announced on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 17:16

US, Bulgaria Agree on Expanding Partnership in Lawmaking

The US Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Marcie Ries, has held a meeting with the Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, Mihail Mikov.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 15:03

Bulgarian Rapper Lashes Out in Anti-Semitic Rant against Ex-FinMin

Bulgarian rapper Misho Shamara burst out in an Anti-Semitic rant against former Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on the air of a Bulgarian TV channel on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 19:59

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Demands Abolition of State Subsidies for Political Parties

Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka plans to submit to the parliamentary registry a proposal for eliminating subsidies for political parties.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 18:11

Bulgarian MPs Postpone Budget Debate amid Fears of Fresh Siege

After hours of heated debate on a controversial budget revision, Bulgaria’s lawmakers decided to postpone the rest of the discussion for Thursday – as a fresh siege of Parliament by protesters loomed.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 18:00

Bulgaria's Govt to Review 83 Bills by End-2013

Bulgaria's socialist-led government is expected to adopt a total of 11 new laws by the end of 2013, according to the program of the Cabinet.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 16:42

Bulgarian MPs Vote Themselves Long Summer Break amid Turmoil

Bulgaria’s lawmakers will enjoy a summer vacation of no fewer than 32 days, it was made clear on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 16:12

Bulgaria's Economy Minister to Appoint 5th Deputy

Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev will have one more deputy minister, a fifth one, the government’s press center has announced.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 15:24

Bulgarian Justice Minister Recommends In-Depth Probe of Conflict-of-Interest Commission

Bulgarian Justice Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova has recommended a comprehensive inspection of the activity of the Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest (CPACI) due to the scandal in which its former Chai

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 14:59

Bulgarian Ex-PM Backtracks on Calls for Immediate Early Vote

Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has made a U-turn, saying he no longer insists on holding early elections immediately.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 14:36

Ex Bulgarian MP Quits GERB over Infamous Notebook

The former Member of the Parliament from the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, Vyara Petrova, announced Wednesday she was calling it quits with the formation.

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

Protesters, Riot Police Clash in Bulgarian Capital

Bulgarian anti-government protesters insist that clashes and tensions have erupted in downtown Sofia between them and riot police after 11 am Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 13:05

New Bulgarian Customs Head to Be Appointed in Days

A new Bulgarian Customs Agency Head will be appointed in days to replace Vanyo Tanov who will be removed from the post.

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 10:39

Anti-Govt 'Beach Revolution' Starts in Bulgaria on Day 48

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

Politics » Domestic | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 09:32

Society

Lot 2 of Bulgaria's Struma Highway To Be Completed In 2015

The section of Bulgaria’s Struma Highway connecting the towns of Dupnitsa and Blagoevgrad is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015.

Society | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 20:47

Search Team Reaches Gallery with Trapped Bulgarian Miners

The search team has reached the gallery where two Bulgarian miners have been trapped since July 16 at 4 am Wednesday morning.

Society | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 08:53

Sports

Confirmed: Bulgaria's Pulev to Face Thompson in Final Title Eliminator

Bulgarian boxing star Kubrat Pulev could be on the verge of getting a shot at IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko if he can defeat Tony Thompson next month.

Sports | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 14:59

Crime

Sofia Airport's Terminal 2 Closed over Bomb Threat – Report

Terminal 2 of the Bulgaria’s Sofia international airport was briefly closed Wednesday evening over a bomb threat, according to media reports.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 20:20

Bulgarian Armored Car Robber Sentenced to 8 Years behind Bars

Georgi Enev, the armored bank car driver, who allegedly pulled off an audacious theft of BGN 1.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 16:35

Lebanese Man Arrested in Varna for Drug Trafficking

Officers of the Regional Border Police Directorate in the Black Sea city of Varna have arrested at the local airport a Lebanese citizen over illegal drug trafficking.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 13:47

Bulgarian 'D.B. Cooper' Pleads Guilty

Georgi Enev, the armored bank car driver, who allegedly pulled off an audacious theft of BGN 1.5 M back in June 2012, has pleaded guilty in Court.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 12:04

Bulgarian Police Bust Crime Ring Involved in Assasinations

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has busted an organized crime ring involved in wetwork.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 11:38

Bulgaria’s Ex-Interior Min Indicted for Obstructing Justice

Former Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has been officially charged Wednesday with obstruction of justice.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 11:26

Croatian Police Catch Bulgarian Driving at 234km/h on Highway

Croatian police caught a 34-year-old Bulgarian citizen driving 234km/h along the Bregana-Lipovac highway.

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 11:21

Views on BG

Why Bulgaria's Protests Stand out in Europe

In the past few years millions of angry citizens – generally young, well educated and mobilised through social media – have "occupied" places in countries as different as the US, Egypt, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Turkey and Bulgaria, demanding not simply a ch

Views on BG | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 08:02

World

Snowden's Father Thanks Russia for Taking Care of His Son

The father of former NSA employee Edward Snowden has thanked President Vladimir Putin and Russia for helping his son.

World | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 18:55
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