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ARCHIVE - 4 January 2013

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Business

All Bulgarian Farms Meet EU Minimum Standards of Pig Production
Bulgarian Milk Producers Sue Colleagues over Sexually Explicit Add
Vidin-Based Company to Run 2nd Bulgaria-Romania Bridge
Diesel Prices in Bulgaria Up BGN 0.02 after Excise Tax Increase
EUR 260 М of Loans for Bulgarian SMEs under JEREMIE
Bulgaria Govt Extends Oil, Gas Exploration Permit of Rusgeokom BG

Politics

Oxford Analytica: Controversies Weaken Bulgaria's Govt
Bulgarian Govt Repeals Outrageous Construction Permit for Protected Area
Socialist Chief Lashes Out against Bulgaria's Rulers, President over Electoral Law
Bulgaria's New Chief Prosecutor to be Sworn in Jan 10

Society

Bulgarian PM Makes It to German Paper's Quotes of the Year
Bulgaria's Birth Rate Plummeted to Record Low in 2012
Photos of Bulgarian Fortress Pop Up in Turkish City Ad
Over 300 000 Bulgarian 'Ivans' to Celebrate on Ivanovden
Actual Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Exceeds 18% - NGO
Drivers in Bulgaria Have Month to Buy Toll Stickers for 2013
Bulgaria's Capital Sofia Marks Its 135th Liberation Anniversary
Smoking Ban Breaches Fetch BGN 185 000 to Bulgaria in 7 Months

Sports

Serbia's Jesic Tipped to Return to CSKA Sofia
Poet, Writer Named Bulgaria's New Boxing Coach
CSKA Sofia Fire Coach Mladenov
Incredible Grigor Dimitrov Reaches Brisbane Semi-Finals
Brazil Eyes Bulgarian Jailed Champ for Weightlifting Coach - Report

Crime

Thieves Try to Steal ATM from Bank Office in Sofia
Bulgaria Freezes Assets of Notorious Ex Road Fund Head

Views on BG

Who Are the World's Top Pessimists?
A Lovely Bulgarian Home for Just GBP 6 000
UK Policy on Romanian, Bulgarian Students Is Illegal
Salt Lake City Family Raises Money to Adopt Sick Child from Bulgaria

World

NATO Starts Deploying Patriot Missiles in Turkey
Brigitte Bardot Threatens to Seek Russian Passport, Too
Putin Tops Foreign Policy List of Most Powerful People
Germany Never to Go Back to Nuclear Energy, Minister Vows
USA Open for Missile Defense Talks with Russia - State Dept
Turkey Interrogates General Suspected of Partaking in 1997 Coup
Pakistani Teen Activist Shot by Taliban Leaves Hospital
Chavez Suffers 'Complications, Respiratory Insufficiency'

Business

All Bulgarian Farms Meet EU Minimum Standards of Pig Production

All of the 190 pig farms with over 10 sows in Bulgaria now meet EU requirements for group housing of sows, according to a statement of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency.

Business | January 4, 2013, Friday // 17:51

Bulgarian Milk Producers Sue Colleagues over Sexually Explicit Add

The Association of Milk Producers in Bulgaria has launched a suit with the Bulgarian competition watchdog over a TV ad featuring a woman with big breasts advertising what they see as "fake cheese".

Business | January 4, 2013, Friday // 16:57

Vidin-Based Company to Run 2nd Bulgaria-Romania Bridge

A company based in the Bulgarian Danube town of Vidin will manage the second bridge between Bulgaria and Romania, known as Danube Bridge 2, according to officials.

Business | January 4, 2013, Friday // 14:49

Diesel Prices in Bulgaria Up BGN 0.02 after Excise Tax Increase

Fuel prices in Bulgaria have registered a slight increase since the beginning of 2013.

Business | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:34

EUR 260 М of Loans for Bulgarian SMEs under JEREMIE

Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a new chance to benefit from loans with low interest rates and reduced collateral under the Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises (JEREMIE) initiative.

Business » Finance | January 4, 2013, Friday // 09:50

Bulgaria Govt Extends Oil, Gas Exploration Permit of Rusgeokom BG

Rusgeokom BG will be allowed to expand the area and the parameters of its oil and gas exploration activities in the district of Dobrich, northeastern Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | January 4, 2013, Friday // 14:40

Politics

Oxford Analytica: Controversies Weaken Bulgaria's Govt

With parliamentary elections due in mid-2013, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's Citizens for Bulgaria's European Development (GERB) leads opinion polls, but Sergey Stanishev's Socialist Party (BSP) is catching up.

Politics | January 4, 2013, Friday // 11:44

Bulgarian Govt Repeals Outrageous Construction Permit for Protected Area

A decision of Bulgaria's Directorate for National Construction Control has repealed a permit issued for residential construction in a protected area with sand dunes on the Black Sea coast near the top resort of Nessebar.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2013, Friday // 17:55

Socialist Chief Lashes Out against Bulgaria's Rulers, President over Electoral Law

Sergey Stanishev, head of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Party of European Socialists, and ex PM, has slammed Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev for being subservient to the Borisov Cabinet and the ruling party GERB.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2013, Friday // 17:45

Bulgaria's New Chief Prosecutor to be Sworn in Jan 10

Sotir Tsatsarov is to be sworn in as Bulgaria's new prosecutor general on January 10 for a seven-year term, the prosecutor's office announced on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:26

Society

Bulgarian PM Makes It to German Paper's Quotes of the Year

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has made it to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 'S selection of 83 statements made by various politicians in 2012.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 15:54

Bulgaria's Birth Rate Plummeted to Record Low in 2012

Bulgaria's birth rate plummeted to a record low in 2012.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 15:43

Photos of Bulgarian Fortress Pop Up in Turkish City Ad

Photos of the Tsarevets Fortress at the Bulgarian medieval capital Veliko Tarnovo have popped up on travel website advertising Turkish destinations.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 14:25

Over 300 000 Bulgarian 'Ivans' to Celebrate on Ivanovden

Over 300 000 Bulgarians with the most popular Bulgarian name – Ivan – and its derivatives – are set to celebrate one of Bulgaria's most popular name days – Ivanovden, i.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:00

Actual Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Exceeds 18% - NGO

The actual unemployment rate in Bulgaria is exceptionally high, over 17-18% of the active population, according to Dimitar Brankov, Deputy Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA).

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 12:01

Drivers in Bulgaria Have Month to Buy Toll Stickers for 2013

Drivers in Bulgaria have to buy by the end of January their toll stickers – the so-called vignettes - for 2013, preferably those valid for the whole year as they are the best deal.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 10:07

Bulgaria's Capital Sofia Marks Its 135th Liberation Anniversary

Bulgarian capital Sofia marks on January 4th, 2013 the 135th anniversary since its liberation from Ottoman rule.

Society | January 4, 2013, Friday // 08:29

Smoking Ban Breaches Fetch BGN 185 000 to Bulgaria in 7 Months

A total of 392 penal rulings worth BGN 184 700 have been issued in the period June-December 2012 for violations of the full smoking ban in indoor public places.

Society » Health | January 4, 2013, Friday // 16:59

Sports

Serbia's Jesic Tipped to Return to CSKA Sofia

Serbian coach Miodrag Jesic has been tipped to become the new coach of Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia, according to a Bulgarian media report.

Sports | January 4, 2013, Friday // 20:00

Poet, Writer Named Bulgaria's New Boxing Coach

Palmi Ranchev has been named Bulgaria's new national boxing team coach.

Sports | January 4, 2013, Friday // 18:41

CSKA Sofia Fire Coach Mladenov

Bulgarian giants CSKA Sofia have fired their coach Stoycho Mladenov, local media announced on Friday.

Sports | January 4, 2013, Friday // 14:19

Incredible Grigor Dimitrov Reaches Brisbane Semi-Finals

Bulgaria's young, but great tennis star Grigor Dimitrov turned into the big sensation of the quarter-finals at the Brisbane International after easing past seventh seed Jurgen Melzer.

Sports | January 4, 2013, Friday // 08:57

Brazil Eyes Bulgarian Jailed Champ for Weightlifting Coach - Report

Brazil's weightlifting federation plans to hire Bulgaria's former Olympic weightlifting champion Galabin Boevski as coach or consultant even though he is convicted and jailed, according to reports.

Sports | January 4, 2013, Friday // 08:13

Crime

Thieves Try to Steal ATM from Bank Office in Sofia

Unknown offenders tried to steal an ATM of First Investment Bank (FIB) in Sofia by pulling it with metal ropes.

Crime | January 4, 2013, Friday // 12:36

Bulgaria Freezes Assets of Notorious Ex Road Fund Head

A Bulgarian court has frozen over BGN 4 M in assets of the notorious former head of the state-owned National Road Infrastructure Fund, who is standing trial for office abuse, an anti-crime commission said on Friday.

Crime | January 4, 2013, Friday // 10:34

Views on BG

Who Are the World's Top Pessimists?

Bulgarians are proud to be pessimistic.

Views on BG | January 4, 2013, Friday // 19:08

A Lovely Bulgarian Home for Just GBP 6 000

From The Telegraph

Views on BG | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:50

UK Policy on Romanian, Bulgarian Students Is Illegal

From EurActiv

Views on BG | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:34

Salt Lake City Family Raises Money to Adopt Sick Child from Bulgaria

One year ago Andy and Lindsay Thomas and their three kids found 6-year-old Gavin through an adoption agency. He lives in an orphanage in Bulgaria and is in desperate need of medical care. He has stage four renal failure.

Views on BG | January 4, 2013, Friday // 06:58

World

NATO Starts Deploying Patriot Missiles in Turkey

NATO has started deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey Friday to defend against threats from neighbouring Syria, according to the US military's European Command (Eucom).

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 20:44

Brigitte Bardot Threatens to Seek Russian Passport, Too

Famed French actress and animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot will request Russian nationality Friday if plans to euthanize two elephants at a zoo in the French city of Lyon go ahead, it has been announced.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 18:10

Putin Tops Foreign Policy List of Most Powerful People

Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, according to US magazine Foreign Policy.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 15:23

Germany Never to Go Back to Nuclear Energy, Minister Vows

German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier has vowed that Germany would never again return to nuclear energy.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 14:03

USA Open for Missile Defense Talks with Russia - State Dept

The United States is still interested in missile defense cooperation with Russia, according to US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:37

Turkey Interrogates General Suspected of Partaking in 1997 Coup

A former commander of the Turkish military, Ismail Hakki Karadayi, has been released pending trial after authorities detained him for his alleged role in a 1997 coup that forced an Islamic-leaning government from power.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 13:17

Pakistani Teen Activist Shot by Taliban Leaves Hospital

A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from a Birmingham hospital as an inpatient, BBC reported.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 12:43

Chavez Suffers 'Complications, Respiratory Insufficiency'

Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is suffering from "complications" brought on by a "severe lung infection" which developed after surgery, officials say.

World | January 4, 2013, Friday // 07:16
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