ARCHIVE - 17 January 2013

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State-Owned Bulgarian Dairy Company Moves from Sofia to Vidin

State-owned dairy products company LB Bulgaricum EAD will move its production base from Sofia to Vidin in a bid to stimulate the economy in Bulgaria's northwestern region.

Business | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 15:07

World Bank Cuts Bulgaria Economic Growth

The World Bank has revised downwards its forecasts for Bulgaria's economy, estimating it is to expand by 1.8% in 2013, down from its earlier forecast at 2.5%.

Business » Finance | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 10:40

Bulgaria PM Vows Simpler Installation of Green Energy Roofs

A meeting between representatives of three ministries and renewable energy industry representatives ended with an agreement to adopt legal changes ensuring a simplified regime for the installation of photovoltaic panels on roofs and facades of buildings.

Business » Energy | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 13:55

Bulgaria's Burgas May Build Oceanarium

Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas, has proposed the launch of a procedure for building an oceanarium.

Business » Tourism | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 17:33

Bulgaria Unveils New Tourism Brand

The new tourist brand of Bulgaria as a tourist destination was presented Thursday by Ivo Marinov, Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Business » Tourism | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 16:29


Bulgaria's Foreign Min in Israel to 'Stop Iran's Nuclear Armament without War'

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has paid a surprise visit to Israel, in his own words, to help stop Iran's "nuclear armament without a war", he told reporters in Jerusalem.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 20:09

Bulgaria's Top Diplomat Pays Surprise Visit to Israel over Burgas Bombing

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has paid an unannounced visit to brief the Israeli leadership on the investigation of the July 18, 2012, Burgas Bus Bombing which killed 5 Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 19:19

UK MPs Want Inquiry into Bulgarian, Romanian 'Influx' Claims

British lawmakers have demanded an urgent inquiry today into claims that up to 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians will flock to Britain after restrictions are lifted at the end of 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 17:46

UK Migration Watch: 250 000 Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants by 2018

About 50 000 people from Romania and Bulgaria will come to the UK every year when restrictions are lifted next year, think tank Migration Watch has warned.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 09:23

Bulgaria Appoints 2 New Deputy Chief Prosecutors

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council approved on Thursday the appointment of Deputy Chief Prosecutors Borislav Sarafov and Penka Bogdanova.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 14:47

Bulgarian Media Mentioned PM over 8000 Times in 2012

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov remained the most omnipresent politician in the country's media in 2012, with his name being mentioned in a total of 8031 articles, according to a survey.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 13:58

Tsatsarov Urges Bulgaria Not to Abuse Prosecutor's Office

Bulgaria's newly elected Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has called upon citizens and politicians not to "abuse" the Chief Prosecutor's Office by overloading it with work.

Politics » Domestic | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 11:30


Bulgarians Honor St Anthony to Prevent Diseases

The Bulgarian Orthodox Churchy honors Thursday the memory of the Venerable Anthony the Great, on the holiday called Antonovden.

Society | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 07:23

Bulgarian Eco Activists Rally against GERB Govt in Sofia

Several hundred protesters, mostly young environmentalists, rallied in the downtown of Bulgarian capital Thursday night in protest against resort development projects on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and respective policies of the ruling party GERB.

Society » Environment | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 19:13

Bulgarians Stage New Rally against Construction in Protected Black Sea Areas

Protests against reckless construction on Bulgaria's Black Sea cost will be held Thursday in Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna.

Society » Environment | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 12:27

Bulgarian Movie Selected for Prestigious NDNF Festival

Bulgarian movie "The Color of the Chameleon" of director Emil Hristov has been selected for this year's New Directors/New Movies Festival.

Society » Culture | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 15:30

Tobacco-Addicted Bulgarians Ready to Unite in Party

Bulgarians, who are firmly against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, enforced as of June 1 last year, are bracing up to form a party to defend their rights.

Society » Health | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 08:39


Bulgaria's Legendary Yovchev Says Goodbye with Grand Benefice Show

Bulgaria's Yordan Yovchev, 39, who became last year the first ever male gymnast to compete in six Olympic Games, has promised an unforgettable benefice show for all his fans.

Sports | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 12:40


Italy Nabs Bulgarian-Led Drug Trafficking Gang

Italian police on have arrested 11 people on suspicion of bringing drugs into northern Italy from Spain.

Crime | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 16:37

Bulgarian ATM Fraudsters Face Fresh Charges in Uganda

Three of the four Bulgarians who were recently convicted by an Ugandan court for forging ATM cards will have to answer fresh charges of forgery.

Crime | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 11:58

2 Bulgarians Shot Dead in Berlin by Turkish Lover

Two Bulgarian women have been killed in Berlin after a Turkish man, who had a relationship with one of them, shot them dead, local media reported.

Crime | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 08:15

Views on BG

The Elephant in the Room: Migration from Romania and Bulgaria

Whether they like it or not, throughout 2013, Britain's politicians have an elephant in the room. It's an elephant no politician wants to sensibly talk about.

Views on BG | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 09:33


Dozens of Hostages Killed in Algeria - Report

Some 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers have been killed in southern Algeria as they were being moved to another location, according to reports.

World | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 15:53

European Watchdog Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The European Aviation Safety Agency has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets after a series of worrisome incidents aboard the new aircraft.

World | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 13:17

Militant Hostage-Takers Besieged by Algerian Troops

Algerian troops have surrounded a gas facility in the east of the country where foreign workers are being held hostage by Islamist militants.

World | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 12:30

Obama Unveils US Gun Control Plan

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed background checks on all gun sales and bans on military style assault weapons and high-capacity in the wake of the Newtown school massacre last month.

World | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 07:41

Novinite Insider

Chalging Along

Provocative hip-shaking, scanty clothing, lewd lyrics, oriental motifs, tons of make-up.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 14:12
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