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Business

New Outsourcing, Shared Services Centers to Create Jobs for Many Bulgarians in 2013
Cable TV War Comes to End in Bulgaria
President: Bulgarian Regions Need to Shape Fiscal Framework
Russian Expert: Bulgaria's N-Plant to Cost Whopping EUR 12 B
Referendum Statistics of Bulgarian Voters Vary by 1 M
EU Greens in Bulgaria: Reject Nuclear Energy to Avoid Disaster!
Bulgaria's Ex Tsar Rises in Defense of Nuclear Referendum
Bulgaria's GERB Accepted EUR 6.3 B Price Tag for Belene NPP
Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association Demands Non-Discriminatory Grid Access Terms
Talks in Agonizing Bulgarian Military Plant Fail to Progress
Military Plant Recovery Talks Launched in Bulgaria

Politics

Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Lauds Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraq Wants to Open to Bulgarian Business
Cameron Continues EU-Reluctant Rhetoric at Davos
Bulgaria Faces Sanctions for Partial EU Energy Rules Transposition
Brussels Refers Bulgaria to EU Court over DTT Mux Deals
Austria's Far-Right Call for In/Out Referedum on Eurozone
EP Greens Leader Visits Bulgaria for 'Eco' Talks
Bulgaria Supreme Judicial Council Objects to Bad PR by Interior Min
Sacked Bulgarian Security Chief: I Am Scapegoat in Dogan Attack
Bulgaria's Judiciary Faces BGN 16 M Budget Shortfall
Bulgaria's GERB Firmly for Exposing 'Spies' Communist Past
2 Bulgarian Security Chiefs Fired over Dogan Attack

Society

VP: Bulgaria Needs Bold Reform of Penal Policy
Bulgarian Socialists Propose Temporary Ban on Construction on Black Sea Coast
Bulgarian Top Ski Resort Moves to Destroy National Park
4 Bulgarian Regions under Code Yellow over Downpours
Light Earthquake Registered in SW Bulgaria

Crime

Brazen Cash Robbery Reported in Bulgarian Capital
Brazen Bank Robbery Reported in Bulgaria's Burgas

Views on BG

Greeks Avoid Taxes With Bulgarian IDs and Plates
Five Reasons to Buy in Bulgaria
EU funds for Bulgaria - Dance It or Hate It

Smiles

Married Life

Business

New Outsourcing, Shared Services Centers to Create Jobs for Many Bulgarians in 2013

Four investments projects in an advanced stage of development will provide work to thousands of young Bulgarians in 2013, according to Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev.

Business | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 13:21

Cable TV War Comes to End in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Cable Operator Bulsatcom and the largest private TV Channel bTV have ended their war by signing late Wednesday evening an agreement to gradually reinstat broadcast of bTV channels by Bulsatcom.

Business | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 10:18

President: Bulgarian Regions Need to Shape Fiscal Framework

Bulgarian regions need to be part of the planning for Bulgaria's 2012-20 financial framework, stated Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev.

Business » Finance | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 20:36

Russian Expert: Bulgaria's N-Plant to Cost Whopping EUR 12 B

The construction of Bulgaria's nuclear power plant in Belene would cost no less than EUR 12 B, according to a famous Russian nuclear energy expert.

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 19:15

Referendum Statistics of Bulgarian Voters Vary by 1 M

Several days before the January 27 referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria, the Civil Registry published the official number of people entitled to vote, which, however, clashes with data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 17:48

EU Greens in Bulgaria: Reject Nuclear Energy to Avoid Disaster!

Bulgarians should say a resolute 'NO' at Sunday's referendum on nuclear energy, stated MEP Rebecca Harms, chair of the Greens/EFA political group in the European Parliament.

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 17:00

Bulgaria's Ex Tsar Rises in Defense of Nuclear Referendum

Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Bulgaria's ex Tsar (in 1943-1946) and ex Prime Minister (in 2001-2005) has issued a statement, calling on Bulgarians to vote in the upcoming referendum on nuclear power.

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 15:26

Bulgaria's GERB Accepted EUR 6.3 B Price Tag for Belene NPP

The Cabinet of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has agreed on a price of EUR 6.3 B for the construction of a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 15:17

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association Demands Non-Discriminatory Grid Access Terms

Nikola Gazdov, Chair of the Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), has insisted that renewable energy producers must not be discriminated against.

Business » Energy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 12:11

Talks in Agonizing Bulgarian Military Plant Fail to Progress

Talks between trade unions and the management of faltering Bulgarian major weapons factory VMZ Sopot have been called off for next week.

Business » Industry | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 19:24

Military Plant Recovery Talks Launched in Bulgaria

The recovery plan negotiations between workers, trade unions and management of Bulgaria's State-owned arms manufacturer, VMZ Sopot, have finally started Thursday.

Business » Industry | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 11:33

Politics

Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Lauds Iraqi Kurdistan

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov and Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani expressed their mutual desire to boost bilateral cooperation, after a meeting Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 18:05

Iraq Wants to Open to Bulgarian Business

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani has proposed organizing a Bulgarian business forum in one of his country's largest cities.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 08:13

Cameron Continues EU-Reluctant Rhetoric at Davos

UK PM David Cameron said that Britain would oppose all deepening of political ties within the European Union, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 19:54

Bulgaria Faces Sanctions for Partial EU Energy Rules Transposition

The European Commission is referring Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the EU internal energy market rules.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 16:21

Brussels Refers Bulgaria to EU Court over DTT Mux Deals

Bulgaria has failed to escape EU court over the controversial tenders for the operation of what will be the country's DTT multiplexes.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 13:42

Austria's Far-Right Call for In/Out Referedum on Eurozone

Austrian people should be given the opportunity to have their say on Europe and the eurozone in an in/out referendum, the leader of the country's far-right party has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 12:42

EP Greens Leader Visits Bulgaria for 'Eco' Talks

Construction in protected areas in Bulgaria must be examined at the European level, says Rebecca Harms, the Co-President of the GREENS/EFA in the European Parliament

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 10:54

Bulgaria Supreme Judicial Council Objects to Bad PR by Interior Min

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council has adopted an official position criticizing the executive for actions that create a negative public image of Bulgaria's judiciary.

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 16:00

Sacked Bulgarian Security Chief: I Am Scapegoat in Dogan Attack

Colonel Georgi Raykov, who was fired from Bulgaria's National Security Services, NSO, over the attack on the country's ethnic Turkish leader, Ahmed Dogan, says he has been used as a scape goat.

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 14:40

Bulgaria's Judiciary Faces BGN 16 M Budget Shortfall

Bulgaria's judiciary faces a shortfall of up to BGN 16 M and cannot cover basic activities of the system, according to conclusions from the Thursday meeting of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 14:10

Bulgaria's GERB Firmly for Exposing 'Spies' Communist Past

The ruling center-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, is unwavering in exposing intelligence officers as agents of the Communist State Security, DS.

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 13:23

2 Bulgarian Security Chiefs Fired over Dogan Attack

Two employees of Bulgaria's National Security Services, NSO, were fired Thursday over the attack on the country's ethnic Turkish leader, Ahmed Dogan.

Politics » Domestic | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 12:16

Society

VP: Bulgaria Needs Bold Reform of Penal Policy

Bulgarian Vice-President Margarita Popova has spoken in favor of the abolition of the imprisonment without parole punishment, as well as a comprehensive overhaul of Bulgaria's penal system.

Society | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 18:52

Bulgarian Socialists Propose Temporary Ban on Construction on Black Sea Coast

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has submitted to Parliament a draft decision for imposing a moratorium on all disposition deals and construction works on terrains of the Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 15:19

Bulgarian Top Ski Resort Moves to Destroy National Park

Bulgarian winter resort town of Bansko has requested not only expanded ski facilities, but also construction permits and access regime into the Pirin National Park.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 14:57

4 Bulgarian Regions under Code Yellow over Downpours

Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been declared Thursday for four Bulgarian regions due to expected torrential rains.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 09:54

Light Earthquake Registered in SW Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2 points on the Richter scale has been registered in southwestern Bulgaria Wednesday evening.

Society » Environment | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 09:12

Crime

Brazen Cash Robbery Reported in Bulgarian Capital

A group of 5 masked and armed men are reported to have stolen BGN 100,000 from an armored cash transportation vehicle in Bulgarian capital Sofia Thursday evening.

Crime | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 20:59

Brazen Bank Robbery Reported in Bulgaria's Burgas

Three unidentified robbers have stolen a significant amount of money from a bank in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Crime | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 08:54

Views on BG

Greeks Avoid Taxes With Bulgarian IDs and Plates

They are born in Greece, live in Greece but that does not stop them from getting Bulgarian IDs and license plates for their cars, to avoid taxes in their country.

Views on BG | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 19:01

Five Reasons to Buy in Bulgaria

When, in 2008, Bulgaria's boom came to a dramatic end, all the stories about Britons buying cheap beach and ski properties suddenly dried up.

Views on BG | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 12:55

EU funds for Bulgaria - Dance It or Hate It

"THE European Union funds will not be used for silicone breast implants."

Views on BG | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 09:19

Smiles

Married Life

Two businessmen meet shortly after one of them tied the knot.

Smiles | January 24, 2013, Thursday // 15:37
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