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ARCHIVE - 4 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria, Romania to Overhaul Danube Bridge 1 Simultaneously in 2014
Bulgarian Transport Minister Blasts GERB Railway Reform
Bulgarian Agricultural Producers to Block Danube Bridge 2 over Illegal Imports from Romania
IMF Backs Bulgaria's Embattled Govt Social Policies, Cronyism Still Red Flag
Bulgaria's PM to Appoint Deputy Transport Minister Next Week
Bulgaria's PM Oresharski Invites to Talks Tourism Associations

Politics

Bulgaria’s New Interior Backs Version of Hezbollah Role in Burgas Terror Attack
S&D Leader Swoboda Urges Bulgaria's GERB to Return to Parliament
Bulgaria Mulls Lifting Immunity of Wannabe MPs
Thousands of Bulgarians Rally on 21st Day of Anti-Govt Protests
Famous Bulgarian on Hunger Strike: I Will Not Give Up, Govt to Resign Soon
Bulgarian MPs 'Fire' Health Fund Director
Bulgarian GERB MPs Face Pay Cut over Missing Work
Blagoevgrad Protesters Pay Tribute to Late Sofia Policeman
Bulgarian Protests Resolute, Attendance Grows

Society

Bulgarians Hold Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament
Bulgarian Policeman Dies amidst Mass Protests

Sports

Bulgaria's Young Football Star Milanov Joins CSKA Moscow
Turkish Besiktas Still Woos Bulgarian Football Star Berbatov

Crime

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Vows Substantial Decrease in Deployment of Surveillance Equipment
'Radical Islam' Trial Set to Resume in Bulgaria

Views on BG

Noresharski! Noligarchy!
Bulgaria: a Magnet for British Expats

World

Egypt's New Interim President Sworn In
Turkey's 'Thorny' Taksim Square Project Overturned
EU Calls for Return of Democracy in Egypt
US Celebrates 237th Independence Day

Novinite Insider

IMF: Domestic, Global Turbulence With No Great Market Impact on Bulgaria

Business

Bulgaria, Romania to Overhaul Danube Bridge 1 Simultaneously in 2014

Representatives of the road agencies of Bulgaria and Romania discussed the possibility of carrying out a simultaneous overhaul of Danube Bridge 1 in 2014 at a recent working meeting in the Danube city of Ruse.

Business | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:51

Bulgarian Transport Minister Blasts GERB Railway Reform

The only accomplished thing from the recommendations of the World Bank for the recovery of the Bulgarian troubled State Railways BDZ is layoffs of staff, according to Transport Minister, Danail Papazov.

Business | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:45

Bulgarian Agricultural Producers to Block Danube Bridge 2 over Illegal Imports from Romania

Vegetable growers from the northwestern Bulgarian city of Vidin and the nearby villages plan to block Danube Bridge 2 unless the authorities take steps to curb illegal imports.

Business | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:31

IMF Backs Bulgaria's Embattled Govt Social Policies, Cronyism Still Red Flag

The International Monetary Fund has voiced support for Bulgaria's embattled new government plans to help the poorest and maintain macroeconomic continuity, but said corruption and cronyism are still plaguing the country.

Business » Finance | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 15:05

Bulgaria's PM to Appoint Deputy Transport Minister Next Week

Following a meeting with tourism industry representatives worried by the administrative roadblock in the sector, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski vowed that a Deputy Minister in charge of Tourism would be appointed next week.

Business » Tourism | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:03

Bulgaria's PM Oresharski Invites to Talks Tourism Associations

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski is meeting tourism industry representatives to discuss the chaos caused by the restructuring in the state body governing the sector.

Business » Tourism | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:03

Politics

Bulgaria’s New Interior Backs Version of Hezbollah Role in Burgas Terror Attack

The new leadership of the Ministry of Interior has said it stands behind the “reasonable assumption,” first voiced by the former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is responsible for the bus bombing at Burgas.

Politics | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 19:17

S&D Leader Swoboda Urges Bulgaria's GERB to Return to Parliament

Hannes Swoboda, the leader of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialist and Democrats, S&D, in the European Parliament, has called on center-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB, to return to the Bulgarian Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 18:15

Bulgaria Mulls Lifting Immunity of Wannabe MPs

Bulgaria is considering the abolition of immunity from prosecution for candidate members of parliament, it emerged on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 20:47

Thousands of Bulgarians Rally on 21st Day of Anti-Govt Protests

For the twenty-first day in a row, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sofia, demanding the resignation of Bulgaria's socialist-led government.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 19:42

Famous Bulgarian on Hunger Strike: I Will Not Give Up, Govt to Resign Soon

Edvin Sugarev, a poet, intellectual and former MP of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) party, has firmly refused to end his hunger strike against the socialist-led government nine days after its start.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 16:19

Bulgarian MPs 'Fire' Health Fund Director

The Bulgarian Parliament terminated early the term of the Director of the National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, Dr Plamen Tsekov.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:27

Bulgarian GERB MPs Face Pay Cut over Missing Work

The Members of the Parliament from the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, are facing a pay cut.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:50

Blagoevgrad Protesters Pay Tribute to Late Sofia Policeman

No protest actions were held in front of the district administration in Bulgaria's southwestern city of Blagoevgrad on Thursday morning.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:03

Bulgarian Protests Resolute, Attendance Grows

The 20th consecutive day of protests against Bulgaria's Socialist-endorsed government of Plamen Oresharski was one of the largest ones held in the capital Sofia in the last 15 years.

Politics » Domestic | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 08:10

Society

Bulgarians Hold Coffee-Drinking Rally near Parliament

Bulgarians are protesting Thursday for the seventh morning in a row by staging a coffee-drinking anti-government rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia.

Society | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 10:15

Bulgarian Policeman Dies amidst Mass Protests

One policeman has died amidst mass anti-government protest rallies in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 09:46

Sports

Bulgaria's Young Football Star Milanov Joins CSKA Moscow

Bulgaria midfielder Georgi Milanov, who became the country’s youngest footballer of the year 2012, is about to join CSKA Moscow.

Sports | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:23

Turkish Besiktas Still Woos Bulgarian Football Star Berbatov

Bulgarian star striker Dimitar Berbatov is the primary aim on the transfer list of Turkish Super League football team Besiktas.

Sports | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:02

Crime

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Vows Substantial Decrease in Deployment of Surveillance Equipment

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has vowed fundamental changes to the legal framework regulating the operations of all services within the Interior Ministry, constant assessments of employee loyalty, and to cut around 15% of its administrativ

Crime | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 12:17

'Radical Islam' Trial Set to Resume in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian court is to hold a new hearing Thursday in the trial against thirteen religious leaders accused of preaching radical Islam.

Crime | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 08:51

Views on BG

Noresharski! Noligarchy!

Every day for nearly three weeks, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Sofia, Varna, Burgas and other Bulgarian cities.

Views on BG | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 23:36

Bulgaria: a Magnet for British Expats

Bulgaria became synonymous with bargain beach and ski apartments during the boom years but then the global downturn hit the market hard. But if you are looking for a laid-back lifestyle in the sunshine at an affordable cost, it is well worth consideration

Views on BG | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 17:29

World

Egypt's New Interim President Sworn In

The President of the Egyptian Constitutional Court Adly Mansour took the oath of office as the interim leader of Egypt.

World | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:57

Turkey's 'Thorny' Taksim Square Project Overturned

The court in Istanbul has annulled the controversial project for the reconstruction of Taksim Square.

World | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 11:28

EU Calls for Return of Democracy in Egypt

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union has called for speedy return of democracy in Egypt.

World | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 11:06

US Celebrates 237th Independence Day

Thursday marks Independence Day in the US, a federal holyday of the country, which celebrates its 237th birthday.

World | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 09:06

Novinite Insider

IMF: Domestic, Global Turbulence With No Great Market Impact on Bulgaria

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Sofia during June 27–July 3, 2013, to discuss economic developments and government policies with the Bulgarian authorities.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:28
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