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ARCHIVE - 22 January 2013

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Business

Russia Strikes Back at Bulgaria over Belene NPP Price, RWE Quitting
Electricity Prices in Bulgaria Likely to Drop by 1-2% from July 2013
Burgas, Varna, Sofia Make It to Global 100 Cities Destination Ranking
Chinese Investors to Build Sea Resort for Russians in Bulgaria - Mayor

Politics

Dogan Attack Won't Harm Bulgaria Ethnic Peace - Foreign Minister
Bulgaria to Point Finger at Hezbollah over Burgas Bombing - Report
Georgieva Brings More EU Humanitarian Aid to Mali
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee to File Lawsuit at ECtHR over Hate Speech by Ataka Party
EP to Debate Rule of Law in Bulgaria over 'Dogan Attack'
Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish 'Dissidents' Deny Involvement in Dogan Attack
Turkish Leader Says Dogan Attack 'Shameful' for Bulgaria
Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Snub Police Probe in Attack on Dogan
National Security Advisor Linked to Bulgarian Communist Party
Bulgarian Govt Says No to Legalized Prostitution
Political Machinations Mar Dogan Assault Probe, Bulgarian-Turkish Party Deems
Bulgarian Security Chiefs Face Reprimands for Attack on Dogan
Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Blames Turkey for Attack on Dogan
Bulgaria for Citizens Movement Cofounder: 207 Govt Officials Were Appointed without Competition
Plevneliev to Establish Council of Bulgarian Presidents

Society

Millions Flock to YouTube to Watch Dogan 'Assassination'
Brother of Failed Bulgarian 'Assassin' Says He's Proud of Him
Sofia Mayor Fandakova, PES Chief Stanishev Win "Personality in the News" 2012 Vote
Bulgarian Doctors Union Head to Sue Finance Minister over Redirected Health Insurance Contributions

Crime

Bulgarian-Turkish Party Casts Doubt on Dogan Assault Expert Reports
Dogan's Attacker: I Wanted to Do Good for Bulgaria
Bulgarian Court Leaves Dogan's Failed Assassin behind Bars
Known Ethnic Turks Emerge in Dogan's Attacker Thrashing
Bulgarian Court Rules on Detention Measure for Dogan's Attacker

Views on BG

Death and Exile in Bulgaria: Sibylle Lewitscharoff's 'Apostoloff'
Local novelist big — in Bulgaria

World

France, Germany Mark 50th Anniversary of Elysee Treaty
Obama's 2nd Terms Kicks Off with Post-Inauguration Festivities
High Turnout Marks Israeli Election
Tymoshenko Killed Ukrainian MP over Gas Feud – Prosecutor
Power Utility CEZ Stripped of Grid Operator's License in Albania

Business

Russia Strikes Back at Bulgaria over Belene NPP Price, RWE Quitting

The proposed price for the construction of two 1000 MW units of what was supposed to become Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant, Belene, was EUR 6.

Business | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 19:17

Electricity Prices in Bulgaria Likely to Drop by 1-2% from July 2013

Angel Semerdzhiev, Chair of Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR), has suggested that electricity prices are very likely to decrease by 1-2% from July 1, 2013.

Business » Energy | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 13:25

Burgas, Varna, Sofia Make It to Global 100 Cities Destination Ranking

Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas has been ranked 74th in the Top 100 Cities Destination ranking of global market research company Euromonitor International.

Business » Tourism | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 18:14

Chinese Investors to Build Sea Resort for Russians in Bulgaria - Mayor

An enormous new vacation complex is to be build on Bulgaria's Northern Black Sea coast, announced Atanas Stoilov, Mayor of the Municipality of Aksakovo near Varna.

Business » Tourism | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 17:35

Politics

Dogan Attack Won't Harm Bulgaria Ethnic Peace - Foreign Minister

The recent gas pistol attack against Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan will not disrupt the country's ethnic peace, according to Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 17:25

Bulgaria to Point Finger at Hezbollah over Burgas Bombing - Report

A fresh report has emerged claiming that Bulgaria has evidence implicating Hezbollah in last year's deadly terror attack in the coastal city of Burgas.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 14:22

Georgieva Brings More EU Humanitarian Aid to Mali

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who is in charge of EU's humanitarian aid and crisis response policies, arrived in the West African nation of Mali on Tuesday bringing news of a boost in EU aid.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 18:32

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee to File Lawsuit at ECtHR over Hate Speech by Ataka Party

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) will file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over the dissemination of hate speech against the Roma by nationalist party Ataka.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 14:57

EP to Debate Rule of Law in Bulgaria over 'Dogan Attack'

The Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament is going to request a plenary debate on freedom and rule of law in Bulgaria over the "Dogan" incident.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 11:00

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish 'Dissidents' Deny Involvement in Dogan Attack

The attack on Ahmed Dogan is a political provocation, according to Kasim Dal, the top "dissident" from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 17:11

Turkish Leader Says Dogan Attack 'Shameful' for Bulgaria

The attack against Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was shameful for the whole country according to Dogan’s successor, Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 16:16

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Snub Police Probe in Attack on Dogan

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, demands from the Prosecutor's Office to eliminate the police from the probe in the attack against their leader, Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 16:11

National Security Advisor Linked to Bulgarian Communist Party

General Stoimen Stoimenov, National Security Advisor of Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, has been employed by the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party during the Communist regime.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 15:50

Bulgarian Govt Says No to Legalized Prostitution

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has firmly declared his view that prostitution should not be decriminalized in the country.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 15:35

Political Machinations Mar Dogan Assault Probe, Bulgarian-Turkish Party Deems

The expert reports in the investigation of the attempt on the life of Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan have been marred by "overt political orders", according to Lyutvi Mestan, Dogan's successor as the chairman of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish part

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 15:02

Bulgarian Security Chiefs Face Reprimands for Attack on Dogan

Top bosses at Bulgaria's National Security Services, NSO, are facing serious sanctions over the attack on the country's ethnic Turkish leader, Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 14:49

Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Blames Turkey for Attack on Dogan

Turkey wants to interfere in Bulgaria's internal affairs through the attack on ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 12:33

Bulgaria for Citizens Movement Cofounder: 207 Govt Officials Were Appointed without Competition

Daniel Valchev, co-founder of the Bulgaria for Citizens Movement, has drawn attention to the fact that only 5 out of 212 officials appointed at the Council of Ministers over the past 3 years and a half won their job through a competition.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 10:33

Plevneliev to Establish Council of Bulgarian Presidents

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will mark his first anniversary in office with a meeting with three former heads of state of the country.

Politics » Domestic | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 08:17

Society

Millions Flock to YouTube to Watch Dogan 'Assassination'

Bulgaria was shocked on Saturday when a 25-year-old man pointed a gas pistol at the head of Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, during a televised speech.

Society | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 18:00

Brother of Failed Bulgarian 'Assassin' Says He's Proud of Him

The brother of Oktay Enimehmedov, the man who shocked Bulgaria by pointing a gas pistol at the head of politician Ahmed Dogan, has expressed his support for him on Facebook.

Society | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 15:04

Sofia Mayor Fandakova, PES Chief Stanishev Win "Personality in the News" 2012 Vote

Sofia Mayor Fandakova and the chairman of the Party of European Socialists Sergey Stanishev have been elected by you, the readers of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg, as Bulgaria's "Personality in the News" 2012 in Politics!

Society | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 13:19

Bulgarian Doctors Union Head to Sue Finance Minister over Redirected Health Insurance Contributions

Tsvetan Raychinov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Doctors Union, has vowed to file a lawsuit against Finance Minister Dimeon Djankov over misused health insurance contributions.

Society » Health | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 09:35

Crime

Bulgarian-Turkish Party Casts Doubt on Dogan Assault Expert Reports

The expert reports in the investigation of the attempt on the life of Bulgarian ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan were ready in just a few hours, which casts serious doubts on their objectivity, stated Lyutvi Mestan, Dogan's successor as the chairman of B

Crime | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 16:11

Dogan's Attacker: I Wanted to Do Good for Bulgaria

Oktay Enimehmedov, 25, identified as the man who attacked with a gun pistol Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish leader, Ahmed Dogan, says he did not regret at all what he has done.

Crime | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 13:39

Bulgarian Court Leaves Dogan's Failed Assassin behind Bars

The Sofia Regional Court has ordered the permanent detention of Oktay Enimehmedov, the 25-year-old ethnic Turk from Bulgaria's Burgas who attacked Ahmed Dogan, the emblematic leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms)

Crime | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 13:00

Known Ethnic Turks Emerge in Dogan's Attacker Thrashing

Most of the delegates of the ethnic Turkish party DPS, seen beating the man who attacked their leader Ahmed Dogan with a gas pistol, have been identified.

Crime | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 11:56

Bulgarian Court Rules on Detention Measure for Dogan's Attacker

The Sofia Regional Court is expected to rule Tuesday on the detention measure for the man who attacked ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan with a gas pistol.

Crime | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 10:34

Views on BG

Death and Exile in Bulgaria: Sibylle Lewitscharoff's 'Apostoloff'

When we meet the narrator of Apostoloff, she and her sister are travelling to Sofia, Bulgaria from Germany in order to (re)bury their father as part of a plan hatched by a fellow Bulgarian exile.

Views on BG | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 16:00

Local novelist big — in Bulgaria

The world is full of bartenders hoping for something grander -- actors waiting for their first big part, musicians waiting for their first big hit.

Views on BG | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 13:48

World

France, Germany Mark 50th Anniversary of Elysee Treaty

France and Germany are marking Tuesday the 50th anniversary of  the Elysee Treaty that helped to reconcile the two former enemies.

World | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 20:31

Obama's 2nd Terms Kicks Off with Post-Inauguration Festivities

US President Barack Obama launched his second term with more post-Inauguration festivities.

World | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 19:44

High Turnout Marks Israeli Election

Israelis have been voting in large numbers in the country's general election, in which incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been tipped as a frontrunner.

World | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 19:00

Tymoshenko Killed Ukrainian MP over Gas Feud – Prosecutor

The 1996 killing of Ukrainian businessman and lawmaker Yevhen Shcherban was caused by a conflict of interests in the country's natural gas market, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday.

World | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 17:21

Power Utility CEZ Stripped of Grid Operator's License in Albania

Albanian energy regulator ERE has revoked the license of the local unit of Czech power utility CEZ to operate the country's national grid.

World | January 22, 2013, Tuesday // 08:52
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