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ARCHIVE - 9 January 2013

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Business

FlyNiki Suspends Sofia Flights as of Jan 28
Bulgaria Govt Hopes to Raise BGN 200 M from Privatization of Rail Cargo Unit
Bulgaria's FinMin Vows Higher Incomes in Some Sectors in 2013
Bulgarian PM Spent BGN ¾ M on Flights in 2012
Bulgaria's Faltering Military Giant Goes on All-Out Strike

Politics

No Injured Bulgarian Rangers in Rocket Attacks in Afghanistan
Dutch Embassy in Sofia: There Is No Official Stance on Schengen Enlargement Yet
Dutch Govt to Block Again Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Bids - Report
Bulgaria Ready with Protected Areas Legal Amendments
Bulgarian Parliament Launches Winter Session

Society

Notorious Bulgarian GERB MP Built Pool on State Terrain
Bulgaria's Deputy AgriMin Probed for Abuse of EU Funds
Brother of Ex Bulgarian PM Denies Land Swap Involvement
Transport Union Protests Greek Verdict against Bulgarian Pilot
Intellectuals, Politicians Back Bulgaria's Nobel Peace Prize Bid
Bulgarian Official Concealed Protected Dunes Report
Bulgaria's Govt Approves Operational Program for Education, Science in 2014-2020

Sports

Bulgaria's Pironkova Makes It to Quarterfinals in Hobart, Australia
FIFA Sanctions against Bulgaria, Hungary Set Precedent - Spokesman

Crime

Edinburgh High Court Jails Pervert Who Fled to Bulgaria
Economic Police Storm Office of Sofia-based TV Channel
Bomb Alert Closes Varna Festival Complex

Smiles

Bulgaria's PM Taps UK Experience

World

Klaus Kinski's Daughter Accuses Him of Years of Sexual Abuse
Dozens Injured in New York City Ferry Crash
Venezuela to Postpone Chavez Inauguration

Business

FlyNiki Suspends Sofia Flights as of Jan 28

As the brand of Austrian-based low-cost carrier FlyNiki is disappearing, the company has announced it is about to stop flying Sofia-Vienna.

Business | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 19:50

Bulgaria Govt Hopes to Raise BGN 200 M from Privatization of Rail Cargo Unit

Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has said that the privatization of the freight arm of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) would be a success if the government managed to raise BGN 200 M.

Business | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 12:14

Bulgaria's FinMin Vows Higher Incomes in Some Sectors in 2013

Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has explained that incomes in certain sectors will increase in 2013 due to the good financial results of the implementation of budget 2012.

Business » Finance | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 15:23

Bulgarian PM Spent BGN ¾ M on Flights in 2012

Over BGN three quarters of a million have been used for flights of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, from January to October 2012.

Business » Finance | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 14:34

Bulgaria's Faltering Military Giant Goes on All-Out Strike

Thousands of workers of the largest Bulgarian military plant, the state-owned VMZ Sopot, are staging once again Wednesday an effective strike.

Business » Industry | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 09:40

Politics

No Injured Bulgarian Rangers in Rocket Attacks in Afghanistan

The Kandahar airport where Bulgarian NATO contingent is stationed has been under rocket fire, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 14:11

Dutch Embassy in Sofia: There Is No Official Stance on Schengen Enlargement Yet

The Dutch government has not come up with a stance on the Schengen bids of Bulgaria and Romania, according to a media statement of the Dutch Embassy in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 17:59

Dutch Govt to Block Again Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Bids - Report

The Dutch government plans to yet again block the issue of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 13:31

Bulgaria Ready with Protected Areas Legal Amendments

The proposed texts for amending laws regulating construction in protected areas in Bulgaria are now ready, the Regional Ministry reported Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 15:10

Bulgarian Parliament Launches Winter Session

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament are gathering Wednesday for their first session for 2013.

Politics » Domestic | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 09:05

Society

Notorious Bulgarian GERB MP Built Pool on State Terrain

Emil Dimitrov, the controversial Member of the Parliament from Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, has initiated in 2011 a procedure to purchase a State-owned terrain in a protected area using a well-known scam.

Society | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 13:16

Bulgaria's Deputy AgriMin Probed for Abuse of EU Funds

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture Minister, Svetlana Boyanova, has been investigated by the Main Inspectorate at the Council of Ministers for violations in the use of EU funds.

Society | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 11:52

Brother of Ex Bulgarian PM Denies Land Swap Involvement

Architect, Georgiy Stanishev, brother of Bulgaria's former Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, firmly denies taking part in any scandalous land swaps on the Black Sea coast.

Society | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 10:23

Transport Union Protests Greek Verdict against Bulgarian Pilot

The Union of Transport Syndicates is organizing Wednesday a protest rally in front of the Greek Embassy in Sofia against the verdict of Bulgarian pilot, Yanko Stoimenov.

Society | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 08:46

Intellectuals, Politicians Back Bulgaria's Nobel Peace Prize Bid

Intellectuals and politicians, among whom two presidents, have voiced strong support for the idea to nominate Bulgaria for the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country's Jews during World War II.

Society | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 08:02

Bulgarian Official Concealed Protected Dunes Report

Nearly one third of the terrain that stirred a huge scandal in Bulgaria has been listed after all as sand dunes in a scientific report.

Society » Environment | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 13:58

Bulgaria's Govt Approves Operational Program for Education, Science in 2014-2020

The Bulgarian government has approved the introduction of a new operational program for science and education in Bulgaria's contract with the EU on the 2014-2020 programming period.

Society » Education | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 17:42

Sports

Bulgaria's Pironkova Makes It to Quarterfinals in Hobart, Australia

Bulgaria's best female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova brought great joy to her fans after scoring a three-set upset win to gain a quarterfinal berth at the Moorilla Hobart International tennis tournament in Australia.

Sports | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 21:06

FIFA Sanctions against Bulgaria, Hungary Set Precedent - Spokesman

FIFA sanctions against Bulgaria and Hungary are unprecedented since this is the first time the governing body has barred fans from attending a match due to discrimination issues, a spokesman has explained.

Sports | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 16:08

Crime

Edinburgh High Court Jails Pervert Who Fled to Bulgaria

A pervert who fled to Bulgaria after his cleaner found indecent photos of young girls on his computer has been jailed for 33 months by the High Court in Edinburgh.

Crime | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 17:23

Economic Police Storm Office of Sofia-based TV Channel

Economic police have stormed the office of private TV channel TV+, according to reports of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry.

Crime | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 16:43

Bomb Alert Closes Varna Festival Complex

The Festival and Congress Center in the Black Sea city of Varna has received a bomb threat, prompting its closure and evacuation of visitors and employees.

Crime | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 11:06

Smiles

Bulgaria's PM Taps UK Experience

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov paid an official visit to the UK and conferred with the Queen.

Smiles | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 18:15

World

Klaus Kinski's Daughter Accuses Him of Years of Sexual Abuse

Pola Kinski, daughter of legendary German actor Klaus Kinski, has told a German magazine that she was sexually abused by her father over 14 years from the age of five.

World | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 21:41

Dozens Injured in New York City Ferry Crash

At least 50 people were injured Wednesday morning when a ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan, CNN reported, citing authorities.

World | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 18:34

Venezuela to Postpone Chavez Inauguration

Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term due to health problems, the government has confirmed.

World | January 9, 2013, Wednesday // 16:49
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