ARCHIVE - 6 September 2010

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Bulgarian City Wants Direct Link to Sofia Metro

The administration of the western Bulgarian city of Pernik has renewed its initiative for a connection to subway of the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Business | September 6, 2010, Monday // 18:14

Bulgaria Says Threats against Abu Dhabi Exec F1 Fans' Joke

Young Bulgarian IT experts, living abroad, have sent via e-mail racket demands and threats to a representative of Abu Dhabi company EABG, who arrived in Sofia Saturday to clear an international scandal about the construction of a Bulgarian Formula 1 track

Business | September 6, 2010, Monday // 10:55

Financial Appraisal Deal Brings Nabucco Closer to Securing Funding

The shareholders and project company of Nabucco have singed a mandate letter with three international financial institutions for the appraisal of the future pipeline, which has been hailed as a key step forward.

Business » Energy | September 6, 2010, Monday // 19:33

Bulgaria to Get BGN 41 M Dividend from Power Utility CEZ

The Bulgarian government is going to receive a dividend of BGN 41 M from the Czech-owned power utility CEZ Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | September 6, 2010, Monday // 17:59

Greece's Bluehouse to Ink EUR 27 M Deal in Bulgaria

Greek investment fund Bluehouse Capital is to acquire four properties of Sofia-based ERG Capital 1 and ERG Capital 2 REITs in a EUR 27 M deal, according to media reports.

Business » Properties | September 6, 2010, Monday // 14:57

BMI: Rents in Bulgaria Track Sideways

Rental levels in Bulgaria have tracked sideways in mid-2010 as the impact of softness in demand had been offset by the effect of restricted new supply, according to global research outfit Business Monitor International (BMI).

Business » Properties | September 6, 2010, Monday // 13:30

Major TV Channels Air Ads for Bulgaria Tourism

Bulgaria will be advertised as a year-round tourist destination on Euronews, Eurosport, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel as of September 6.

Business » Tourism | September 6, 2010, Monday // 10:26


Paris Summit Omits Roma Issue, France Insists 'There's No Expulsion'

The much expected immigration summit of several EU countries and Canada in Paris has made no mention of the recent campaign of the French government to crack down on Roma immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 6, 2010, Monday // 20:12

European Parliament to Debate Roma Expulsions

France's controversial expulsion of hundreds of ethnic Romas from its territory is set to be debated by the European Parliament during its first plenary session after the summer recess.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 6, 2010, Monday // 10:53

Uninvited Bulgaria Skeptic over Roma Summit in Paris

Skepticism over the outcome of the immigration summit in Paris, which opens on Monday, is reigning in Bulgaria, which has welcomed so far twenty six Roma deported from France, but was not invited to the forum.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 6, 2010, Monday // 09:45

Paris Opens Immigration Summit amid Roma Controversy

Paris hosts on Monday an 'immigration' summit after inviting a handful of member states amid strong controversy stirred by its expulsion of scores of Roma back to Romania and Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 6, 2010, Monday // 09:22

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Reanimates Turkish Irredentist Threat

There is a serious threat that the Kardzhali District could be separated from Bulgaria, declared Monday the leader of the nationalist party Ataka, Volen Siderov.

Politics » Domestic | September 6, 2010, Monday // 16:38


Bulgarian PM Urges National Unity on Unification Day

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has issued a special statement congratulating Bulgarians on the occasion of 125 years since September 6, 1885, the day of the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and "Eastern Roumelia".

Society | September 6, 2010, Monday // 17:12

Bulgarian Bishop Hands Medals to 'Defenders of Christianity' from Gays

The bishop of Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Nikolay, has presented orders for "defending" Christian values a controversial mayor and a notorious prosecutor, who were recently involved with anti-gay policies.

Society | September 6, 2010, Monday // 15:55

Bulgaria Pop Diva Still Facing the Music over Tax Fraud

Bulgaria's national revenue agency is still investigating the queen of pop Lili Ivanova for possible tax evasion as part of measures to curb rampant fraud and boost budget revenues, according to reports.

Society | September 6, 2010, Monday // 14:13

Bulgaria Celebrates Unification Day

Bulgaria is celebrating on Monday the 125th anniversary since the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia.

Society | September 6, 2010, Monday // 09:08


Bulgaria's Berbatov United's 2nd Best Player in August

Manchester United's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov remained second in the poll for the best player of his team in August 2010.

Sports | September 6, 2010, Monday // 18:58

Views on BG

France May Delay Romania, Bulgaria Entry to Schengen Area

In August, France intensified criticism of Romania and Bulgaria for their lack of progress in the process of the integration of the Roma minority.

Views on BG | September 6, 2010, Monday // 09:34



A nice bar in Sofia.

Smiles | September 6, 2010, Monday // 02:07


Spain: Eta Ceasefire 'Insufficient'

The Spanish government has dismissed as "insufficient" a ceasefire by Eta, saying the Basque separatist group must renounce violence forever.

World | September 6, 2010, Monday // 13:04

Boycott Ruins Moldova's Constitution Referendum

Moldova's referendum on whether to change its constitution, which took place on Sunday, has failed because of low turnout largely caused by a boycott of the Communist Party.

World | September 6, 2010, Monday // 06:40
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