ARCHIVE - 1 December 2012

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Bulgarian Small, Medium Enterprises to Get EUR 20 M from International Investment Bank

Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises will get EUR 20 M in seven years from the Moscow-based International Investment Bank (IIB).

Business | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 16:43


Bulgarian PM Borisov Sets on 'Historic Obama Trip'

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is leaving Saturday on an official, working visit to the US and a December 3 meeting with US President, Barack Obama, at the White House in Washington DC.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 13:48

Bulgaria's Tsvetanov Lauds US Services for Terror Act Help

The perpetrators of the terror act in Bulgaria's Burgas are not Bulgarians and do not live in Bulgaria, according to the country's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Defense | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 14:35

Bulgaria Will Get More Funds under 2014-2020 Budget – EU Commissioner

The money earmarked for Bulgaria under the next 7-year EU budget will not be reduced even if the total sum is slashed by EUR 100 B, according to Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Respons

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 17:11

No Need to Change Presidential Powers in Bulgaria – Ex Head of State

Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has said he sees no reason for serious and radical changes to the Constitutional powers of the President

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 18:50

Bulgaria's Justice Minister: Chief Prosecutor's Term in Office Must Be Shorter

Bulgarian Justice Minister Diana Kovacheva has argued that the term in office of the Chief Prosecutor must be reduced from seven to five years.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 15:57

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish 'Dissidents' Launch New Party

A new political party is being founded in Bulgaria Saturday by Kasim Dal, a "dissident" from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS.

Politics » Domestic | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 11:20


Ex Bulgarian Deputy Minister Injured in DUI Crash

Former Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister, Radion Popov, has been involved in a serious traffic accident near the village of Sheynovo in central Bulgaria.

Society | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 13:10

Bulgarian Researchers to Rally over Funding Scandal

Bulgarian scientists and researchers are staging a protest rally in outrage of the attempts of Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, to cover-up the scandal at the country's Scientific Research Fund.

Society | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 12:29

13 Bulgarian Hospitals to Undergo Upgrades, Repairs Worth BGN 147 M

Health Minister Desislava Atanasova has announced that a total of 13 hospitals in Bulgaria will undergo upgrading and improvement works worth over BGN 147 M.

Society » Health | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 20:03

Bulgaria Takes Part in Global AIDS Day

Bulgaria joins Saturday many countries all over the world in marking World Aids Day for the ninth consecutive year.

Society » Health | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 11:57


Bulgaria's Stefanova Defeated at World Chess Championship Final

Ukraine's Anna Ushenina has defeated Bulgaria's Antoaneta Stefanova in a tiebreaker at the 2012 World Women's  World Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Sports | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 17:40

Bulgaria's Stefanova with World Chess Tournament Comeback

Former world champion, Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova, has won the in the fourth game against Anna Ushenina of Ukraine at the World women's chess championship.

Sports | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 10:35


3 Arrested in Bulgaria for US Money Laundering Scam

Three people have been arrested in Bulgaria's capital Sofia for laundering USD 5 M in an international scam.

Crime | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 15:00

Views on BG

Bulgaria: Rotten Politics, Rotten Tomatoes

On 14 November, Nikolay Kolev, a Bulgarian poet with a Tolstoyan beard, wrote to his country's six leading institutions with his plans to throw a tomato at each.

Views on BG | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 10:54

Funding Protest Hits Bulgarian Research Agency

Bulgarian scientists have never had much faith in their research ministry, but the outcome of this year's grant competition has provoked a unprecedented storm of outrage.

Views on BG | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 09:56
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