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Business

Sofia Tech Park Gives Strong Boost to EU Funds Absorption – Economy Minister
Bulgaria Named World's 60th Freest Economy
Bulgaria Pays Off EUR 880 M Debt after Bond Success
EC May Fine Bulgaria over Failure to Stop Use of Wood for Home Heating
Nabucco Construction in Bulgaria to Be Launched in Mid-2013
2 GERB MPs to Disobey Bulgarian PM in Referendum Vote
Head to Borovets in Bulgaria for a Cheap and Cheerful Skiing Trip

Politics

EC to Present Oral Report on Bulgaria in Late January
Bulgaria President's PR Gets Final Warning over New Year Blunder
Bulgaria's Ex Socialist President Sees 3-Way Govt Next
New Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Announces Deputies Team
Bulgaria Marks 16 Y Since Protests Toppled Socialist Cabinet
Bulgarian Pollsters Predict Political Deadlock after Election
Bulgaria's New Chief Prosecutor to Take Oath of Office Thursday

Society

Bulgaria's 'War on Wheels' Shows Shy Signs of Taming
Bulgarian Border Policeman Commits Suicide
16 Bulgarian Customs Officers Suspected of Diploma Forgery
Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Appointment Challenged as Illegal
Sotir Tsatsarov Sworn in as Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor
Tsatsarov Invites Chief Prosecutor Rivals for Deputies
Bulgaria to Expand Seismological Network
Nationalists to Rally Against US WW II Pilots Monument in Sofia
Bulgarian MPs Pass Health Insurance Act Amendments

Sports

Bulgaria to Appeal against FIFA Racism Sanctions

Crime

Bulgarian New Chief Prosecutor to Query TV Offices Raid
Scotsman Found Guilty for Bulgarian Boy's Murder
Bulgarian Arrested under EAW Issued by Czech Authorities
Bulgarian Prostitute Brutally Murdered in Netherlands

World

Shooting at Californian School
'Lincoln' Tops Oscar Nominations
Hamas, Fatah Agree to Continue Reconciliation Efforts
3 Female Kurdish Activists Murdered in Paris
Reactor at Romanian NPP Shuts Down
Pro-Chavez Rally Planned Instead of Inauguration

Novinite Insider

Hell on Earth

Business

Sofia Tech Park Gives Strong Boost to EU Funds Absorption – Economy Minister

Bulgaria manages to absorb 85% of the funds under Operational Program Competitiveness thanks to the construction of Sofia Tech Park and the Bulgaria-Serbia gas interconnection, according to Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 16:36

Bulgaria Named World's 60th Freest Economy

Bulgaria is the world's 60th freest economy, According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom released Thursday.

Business | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 10:31

Bulgaria Pays Off EUR 880 M Debt after Bond Success

Bulgaria has paid EUR 880 M on bonds due on January 15 after successfully floating EUR 950 M worth of five-year bonds at a yield of only 4.25% at the beginning of July, the finance ministry announced.

Business » Finance | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 20:50

EC May Fine Bulgaria over Failure to Stop Use of Wood for Home Heating

Bulgaria faces a penalty of up to EUR 120 M per year by the European Commission unless households stop using wood to heat their homes, according to Andrey Bachvarov, Chair of the Association of Biomass Energy Producers.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 15:15

Nabucco Construction in Bulgaria to Be Launched in Mid-2013

The construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline on Bulgarian territory will be launched in mid-2013, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has announced.

Business » Energy | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 13:47

2 GERB MPs to Disobey Bulgarian PM in Referendum Vote

 

Business » Energy | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 12:40

Head to Borovets in Bulgaria for a Cheap and Cheerful Skiing Trip

A bar crawl in the ski resort of Borovets is cheaper when compared with the usual big resorts.

Business » Tourism | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 11:52

Politics

EC to Present Oral Report on Bulgaria in Late January

The European Commission will come up with an oral presentation on Bulgaria's progress in the spheres of justice and home affairs in the second half of January.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 17:21

Bulgaria President's PR Gets Final Warning over New Year Blunder

Maria Ivanova, the Press Secretary of Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has received a final warning before dismissal over a visual blunder in the presidential first New Year's address.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 20:17

Bulgaria's Ex Socialist President Sees 3-Way Govt Next

Bulgaria's next government will be a three-party coalition, the country's former Socialist president has forecast, declining to disclose its members.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 19:00

New Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Announces Deputies Team

As expected, Bulgaria's newly-elected Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, announced that his former rivals for the post – Galina Toneva and Borislav Sarafov – are to become his deputies.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 18:26

Bulgaria Marks 16 Y Since Protests Toppled Socialist Cabinet

Bulgaria marks Thursday the 16th anniversary of the first day of large scale protests that led to the toppling of the Socialist cabinet of Zhan Videnov.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 14:55

Bulgarian Pollsters Predict Political Deadlock after Election

Bulgaria's leading political parties would not be able to form a majority government even if they win the upcoming general election.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 13:58

Bulgaria's New Chief Prosecutor to Take Oath of Office Thursday

Sotir Tsatsarov is to be sworn in as Bulgaria's new prosecutor general on Thursday for a seven-year term.

Politics » Domestic | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 08:06

Society

Bulgaria's 'War on Wheels' Shows Shy Signs of Taming

In 2012, Bulgaria has registered 6 714 serious traffic accidents with 599 fatalities and 8 191 injured people.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 17:47

Bulgarian Border Policeman Commits Suicide

A senior police officer from Bulgaria's Border Police in the city of Burgas has committed suicide while on duty.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 15:52

16 Bulgarian Customs Officers Suspected of Diploma Forgery

There are strong suspicions that sixteen Customs officers from the Svilengrad Customs on the Bulgarian – Turkish border have been hired after presenting fake college diplomas.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 15:26

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Appointment Challenged as Illegal

The decree of Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, for the appointment of Sotir Tsatsarov as Chief Prosecutor is illegal.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 14:32

Sotir Tsatsarov Sworn in as Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor

Sotir Tsatsarov has taken the oath of office and has been sworn in as Bulgaria's new Chief Prosecutor.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 13:11

Tsatsarov Invites Chief Prosecutor Rivals for Deputies

Bulgaria's newly-elected Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, has invited for his deputies his former rivals for the post – Galina Toneva and Borislav Sarafov.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 12:01

Bulgaria to Expand Seismological Network

Bulgaria is being equipped with 8 new seismological stations, according to reports of Prof. Nikolay Miloshev, Director of the Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy, and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 11:10

Nationalists to Rally Against US WW II Pilots Monument in Sofia

Bulgarian far-right populist parties Ataka and VMRO are to stage a rally in front of the US embassy in Sofia on Thursday, the day that marks the anniversary of the 1944 bombing of the capital.

Society | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 09:21

Bulgarian MPs Pass Health Insurance Act Amendments

Bulgaria's Parliament passed Thursday final amendments to the Health Insurance Act.

Society » Health | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 17:16

Sports

Bulgaria to Appeal against FIFA Racism Sanctions

The Bulgarian Football Union has announced that it will appeal against the sanction levied against it by FIFA for supporter racism.

Sports | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 12:44

Crime

Bulgarian New Chief Prosecutor to Query TV Offices Raid

Bulgaria's brand new Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, has been quick to state that he would request ASAP information about the action of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office against the TV channel TV+.

Crime | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 16:55

Scotsman Found Guilty for Bulgarian Boy's Murder

A 71-year-old Scotsman was convicted Thursday and sentenced to 18 years of jail in the murder of an 11-old-boy in Northwestern Bulgaria.

Crime | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 16:23

Bulgarian Arrested under EAW Issued by Czech Authorities

Bulgaria's Varna District Court arrested Thursday Vladimir Yakimov on the basis of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Regional Court in Prague.

Crime | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 13:15

Bulgarian Prostitute Brutally Murdered in Netherlands

The dead body of a 43-year-old Bulgarian prostitute has been discovered in the Dutch city of Groningen.

Crime | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 09:51

World

Shooting at Californian School

A gunman has shot two people at a high school in California, police have said.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 21:21

'Lincoln' Tops Oscar Nominations

"Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's film about the 16th president and his battle to end slavery, topped the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Thursday, receiving 12 nods, including best picture, CNN reported.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 19:38

Hamas, Fatah Agree to Continue Reconciliation Efforts

The leaders of rival Palestinian fractions Hamas and Fatah have agreed to expedite a stalled reconciliation deal between them, according to officials.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 14:47

3 Female Kurdish Activists Murdered in Paris

Three female Kurdish activists have been found dead with gunshot wounds to the head in the Kurdish Institute of Paris.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 11:19

Reactor at Romanian NPP Shuts Down

One of the two reactors of Romania's sole nuclear power plant Cernavoda was shut down automatically by the safety system for unknown reasons late on Wednesday, according to reports of the plant's operator Nuclearelectrica.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 10:45

Pro-Chavez Rally Planned Instead of Inauguration

Venezuelan authorities called for a massive rally in support of cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday.

World | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 08:42

Novinite Insider

Hell on Earth

As I somberly marked one year since the death of Teodora Zaharieva, the first Bulgarian who dared to wage a battle against the apathy and carelessness of the state towards cancer patients, the story of a young cancer-stricken lady shocked me.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 19:32
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