ARCHIVE - 23 February 2013

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Bulgaria's Socialists: Ax the Flat Tax, Tax the Rich More

Five years after introducing the flat tax in Bulgaria, the country's Socialist party has made a U-turn with calls for scrapping it.

Business » Finance | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 17:06

Bulgarian MPs Rush to Decide Fate of Belene NPP

The Bulgarian Parliament will hold an emergency sitting Tuesday to decide on the fate of the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in the Danube town of Belene.

Business » Energy | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 13:01


UN Denies Wishing Outgoing Bulgarian PM 2nd Office Term

The Bulgarian government's press office has been exposed in altering the official statement of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the resignation of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 11:14

EU Council Scraps Schengen Enlargement Debate

The enlargement of the Schengen area has been removed from the agenda of the forthcoming summit of the EU Council on Justice and Home Affairs on March 7th and 8th in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 12:26

Bulgaria Security Council Convenes over Political, Social Crisis

Bulgaria's President, Rosen Plevneliev, is calling an emergency meeting of the Consultative National Security Council, KSNS, over the ongoing political and social crisis in the country.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 20:13

Bulgaria Ethnic Turks Want Quick Snap Polls on April 28

The path to early elections in Bulgaria remains fraught, but politicians should hurry up in a bid to defuse mounting public anger, according to the ethnic Turkish party.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 18:32

President to Join Protest Rallies of Bulgarian People

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, will join Sunday the nation-wide protest rally against the political system and unbearable utility bills.

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 11:54

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Ask Prosecution for Outgoing PM

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, is going to approach Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, to seek legal consequences for outgoing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, if his claims about DPS honorary Chairman Ahmed Dogan pro

Politics » Domestic | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 10:36


Bulgarians Abroad Rally to Back Struggling People Home

Protesters in Bulgaria are receiving ardent support from their compatriots abroad, where a number of rallies have been scheduled for Sunday.

Society | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 19:44

'Fans' of Bulgarian PM Borisov Rally in Sofia

Followers of outgoing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, are gathering in downtown Sofia Saturday to show their support for him and his Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB.

Society | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 14:53

Bulgarians Attempt to Reach Consensus on Protest Demands

About sixty representatives of demonstrators from thirty Bulgarian cities have gathered in Sliven Saturday to coordinate their demands.

Society | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 13:55

Bulgarian Holy Synod Begins Patriarch Election

The registration of delegates for Bulgaria's ecumenical council for the election of new patriarch began at 10 am Saturday.

Society | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 10:12


All 10 000 Tickets for Bulgaria's Yovchev Benefice Sold Out, Many Miss Out

Many fans of Bulgaria's legendary Yordan Yovchev missed out on the tickets for the grand benefice show of Bulgaria's Yordan Yovchev on Saturday evening, just a day

Sports | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 16:11

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, kept his promise to deliver an unforgettable benefice show for all his fans Saturday evening.

Sports | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 15:22

Views on BG

Bulgaria's PM is Out, but Austerity Remains. What's Next?

The economic ills that led to mass protests in Bulgaria earlier this week and led Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to quit aren't going to be easy to address.

Views on BG | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 18:48

Bulgaria's Other Crisis

As Bulgaria is gripped by a political crisis and mass protests, the country's religious elite is in the midst of transition too. After the death of Patriarch Maxim in November last year, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is about to elect a new leader.

Views on BG | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 17:36

The Flood?: Western Europe Fearful of Eastern Immigration

British, French and German politicians are all sounding the alarm. In 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will be given free movement within Europe's labor market. They are concerned about a wave of immigration, yet most of those who want to head west l

Views on BG | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 15:34


Gerard Depardieu Registered as Russian Resident

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been formally registered as a permanent resident of the central Russian town of Saransk.

World | February 23, 2013, Saturday // 18:07
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