ARCHIVE - 6 July 2013

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Business

Gazprom CEO Miller to Arrive in Sofia on South Stream Talks

Russian gas giant Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller is to make a one-day trip to Bulgarian capital Sofia Monday to discuss the developments of the joint South Stream natural gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 14:54

Politics

Marginalized Bulgarian Rightists Elect New Leader

Bozhidar Lukarski has been elected chair of rightist Bulgarian party Union of Democratic Forces Sunday following the resignation of leader Emil Kabaivanov.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 19:42

Female Bulgarian Nationalist MPs Follow Leader's Example, Fight Journalists

Recordings have surfaced of a new physical face off between MPs from controversial Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka and journalists trying to inteview them.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 17:42

Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria Need New Rightist Party - Bulturk

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish citizens need a new political party alternative to the liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 16:56

Bulgarian Protesters Request President's Resignation

Scores of Bulgarians have assembled in a pro-government rally in front of the National Palace of Culture in capital Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 16:24

Bulgaria's Varna to Choose Mayor

Saturday is the so-called "day of reflection" ahead of Sunday's runoff at mayor elections in Bulgaria's third-largest city, Varna.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 14:24

Bulgaria's Former Rulers Mull No-Confidence Vote

Former Bulgarian ruling party GERB could table a no-confidence vote against the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski, said GERB leader and former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 12:20

Bulgarian Ex-PM: Murky Banker Sponsors 'New Rightists'

Controversial Bulgarian banker Tsvetan Vasilev and former rightist leader Ivan Kostov are behind the emerging project for a new Bulgarian rightist party, according to former PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 11:00

Society

Failure Causes Blackout in Key Bulgarian Mountain Resort

A failure in a major power distribution station has left large parts of the Bulgarian town of Samokov and the nearby Borovets mountain resort without electricity Saturyday evening.

Society | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 18:32

Bulgaria Joins Global March to Dignity

Saturday and Sunday protests in Bulgaria will take place under the "Global March to Dignity" banner that unites protest movements across the world.

Society | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 14:09

Crime

Bulgarian Politician Arrested for Vote Buying in Varna - Report

Local politician Yanko Stanev is reported to have been detained for vote buying in Bulgaria's third-largest city Varna Saturday, just one day ahead of the runoff in early mayor elections in the city.

Crime | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 18:18

Macedonian Detained in Bulgaria on International Warrant

A Macedonian citizen has been detained in Bulgarian capital Sofia on an international arrest warrant after escaping from serving a sentence in prison.

Crime | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 13:13

Views on BG

BBC: Bulgaria May Face New Elections

Bulgaria's president has said another early election should take place to deal with daily anti-government street protests.

Views on BG | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 11:21

World

Bolivia Too Grants Asylum to Snowden

Bolivia has joined Venezuela and Nicaragua in granting political asylum to former CIA agent officer Edward Snowden.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 19:14

Syrian Opposition Elects New President

Syria's united opposition has chosen Saturday Ahmad Assi Jabra for its new president, report world agencies.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 17:15

Turkish Parliament Launches Consultations on New Constitution amid Protests

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek has started urgent consultations with the leaders of parliamentary parties regarding the drafting and adoption of a new constitution for the country.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 15:29

Venezuela Grants Asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has officially stated his country is granting political asylum to former CIA agent Edward Snowden.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 12:58

Turkey Launches Diplomatic Consulations on Egypt Crisis

Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has conducted a series of phone conversations with foreign counterparts regarding the military deposition of Egypt president Mohammed Morsi.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 11:57

Embattled Erdogan Denounces Morsi Deposition

It would be a historical mistake to bring to the court former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, according to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who also spoke against Morsi's deposition.

World | July 6, 2013, Saturday // 10:10