ARCHIVE - 2 May 2013

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President in US: Bulgaria Must Implement Own Reforms

Bulgaria and all other EU Member States must implement their own reforms for economic growth and employment instead of waiting on Brussels to do it for them, says President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 14:29

President in US: Bulgaria Does Not Deserve Negative Image

Bulgaria does not deserve the image of a corruption and crime haven, says President, Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 11:21

Intellectuals Scorn UK Media for Anti-Bulgarian Campaign

An open letter signed by a group of British and Bulgarian intellectuals has been published by the British Telegraph in which the authors state they feel offended by the negative image of Bulgaria in recent publications.

Politics » Diplomacy | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 10:43

ECB Cuts Main Interest Rate to 0.5 Percent

The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut its main interest rate to a new record low of 0.5%.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 17:18

Circulation of 1st EUR Bill in Bulgarian Launched

The first ever EUR banknote with an inscription in the Bulgarian language is entering in circulation Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 12:05

Der Standart: Borisov Ran Bulgaria as Security Co

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, ran his country as a private security company, the Austrian Der Standart writes in commenting on the Watergate scandal.

Politics » Domestic | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 13:29

Ex Top Cop Predicts Triumph for GERB at Bulgaria's May 12 Elections

Former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has argued that the prospects for a resounding victory of center-right party GERB at the May 12 parliamentary elections leave the opponents deeply embittered.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 16:13


Homeless Bulgarian Finds Army Weapons in Garbage Bin in Paris

A homeless man of Bulgarian origin came across a stash of French army weapons while looking through garbage bins in Paris.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 20:04

Bulgarian Passport Found at Deadly Crash Scene in Macedonia

A Bulgarian passport has been found on the scene of a fatal traffic accident in neighboring Macedonia.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 14:48

'Borisov' Restroom Pops in Sofia Central Park

Unknown pranksters have "decorated" one of the portable restrooms in the central Sofia park "Borisova gradina," poking fun at the "Watergate" scandal with mass unauthorized spying in the country.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 14:03

Freedom House: Bulgarian Media Remain Partly Free

Bulgaria remains a country with partly free media, according to the Global Survey of Media Independence - Freedom of the Press 2013.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 13:03

Bulgaria Commemorates 137 Years of April Uprising

The commemorations of the 137th anniversary of the 1876 April Uprising for the liberation of Bulgaria are continuing Thursday for the second consecutive day.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 12:26

Sofia Man Stable after Hit by Car of Chief Policeman

An elderly pedestrian is in stable condition after being hit by the automobile of Bulgaria's Chief Secretary of the Interior, Kalin Georgiev.

Society | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 10:18

Orthodox Bulgaria Marks Maundy Thursday

Bulgaria marks on April 12th Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries.

Society » Culture | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 09:57


Train Collision in Belgrade Leaves 22 Injured

Twenty-two people were injured after a head-on collision of two passenger trains in the Tosin Bunar tunnel in Belgrade on Thursday.

World | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 18:56

4.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Romania's Vrancea

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake was registered Thursday in Romania's region of Vrancea.

World | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 18:08

Japanese-French Consortium to Build Turkish NPP

A consortium of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and France's Areva has won the deal to build a nuclear power plant on Turkey's Black Sea coast, according to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

World | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 15:29

Boston Bombing Suspect's Friends Face 5 Y of Jail Time

If convicted, the tree college friends of the Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev face fines of up to USD 250 000 and from five to eight years of jail time.

World | May 2, 2013, Thursday // 11:49
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