ARCHIVE - 13 January 2013

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Bulgaria FinMin Wants to Create Tax Police

Bulgaria's Ministry of Finance has developed legislation amendments allowing officers of Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency to obtain police powers.

Business » Finance | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 13:47

Balkanleaks Release Classified Belene NPP Docs

Bulgarian whistle-blowing site Balkanleaks has published the classified documents about the now-notorious project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 12:27


Labour: Cameron 'Sleepwalking' UK out of EU

UK PM David Cameron's stance towards the EU risks seeing Britain exit the Union, something that is squarely against British national interests, argued Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 19:15

Ex-EU Commissioner Party: Voters' Lists in Bulgaria Are Fake

The upcoming January 27 referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria will be conducted under heavy discrepancies in the voters' lists that will be abused, according to the new Bulgaria for Citizens party.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 15:23

Beach Destroying Bulgarian Buisnessman Donated to Police

Bulgarian construction businessman Todor Boyadzhiev, recently implicated in the destruction of protected sand dunes, is among the donors of Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 14:41

Top Cop: Bulgarian Cabinet Determined to Crush Crime

Bulgaria's GERB cabinet remains firmly committed to uprooting organized crime and petty criminal activity in the country, stated Vice-PM and Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Politics » Domestic | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 11:46


Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Save Skiers from Avalanche

Three skiers trapped by an avalanche have been retrieved by the Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service Sunday.

Society | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 19:56

Young Bulgarians Stage No Pants Subway Ride

Some 15 Bulgarian youth joined the self-styled "No Pants Subway Ride" global initiative Sunday to the amusement of riders in the Sofia underground.

Society | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 17:48

Bulgarian Roma Start Off Traditional New Year Festivities

The Roma minority in Bulgaria are kicking off on Sunday colorful festivities to mark the New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 16:33

Google Honors 150th Anniversary of Bulgarian Satire Writer Aleko

Google has honored the 150th anniversary of loved Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov with a so-called 'doodle' on its Google.

Society » Culture | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 12:30

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Prepares for Patriarch Election

The Buglarian Orthodox Church is holding Sunday an election of delegates who will elect the church's new patriarch at a council in February.

Society » Culture | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 11:02

4,000 In Vitro Babies Born in Bulgaria in 2012

4,000 babies have been born with the help of assisted reproduction procedures in Bulgaria during 2012, according to Bulgaria's Minister of Health Desislava Atanasova.

Society » Health | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 18:55


Today's Quote

"Political will means being capable of guaranteeing the operative freedom of operative workers.

Quotes | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 11:37


Femen Get Naked for Gay Rights in Vatican

Activists from the rights group Femen undressed in front of Pope Benedict XVI during Sunday mass in the Vatican to protest against the Catholic Church's stance towards gay people.

World | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 18:40

Macedonia Ruling Party Snubs Snap Elections amid Tension

Ruling Macedonian VMRO-DPMNE party has rejected the opposition's request for early general elections, in the wake of a week of protests and flaring political division in the country.

World | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 17:14

French Air Strikes in Mali Continue for 3rd Day

The strikes of the French army against Islamist militants in northern Mali are continuing for a third day Sunday.

World | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 16:14

Libya, Tunisia, Algeria Strike Border Security Deal

The PMs of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria reached an agreement to boost security on their joint borders.

World | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 13:10

Zeman, Schwarzenberg to Face Off in Czech Presidential 2nd Round

Former socialist Milos Zeman and current Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg are the two candidates who got the most votes at presidential electioins in the Czech Republic.

World | January 13, 2013, Sunday // 10:23
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