ARCHIVE - 9 February 2013

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Bulgaria, Greece Must Unite against Macedonia, Turkey in Agriculture - Bulgarian Min

Bulgaria and Greece should team up to offer strong competition in the area of agriculture against non-EU neighbors Macedonia and Turkey, argued Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov.

Business | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 13:40

Albania Snubs Ousted Utility CEZ's Indemnity Claim

The government of Albania has refused to pay compensations requested by Czech power utility CEZ for the early termination of its contract.

Business » Energy | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 17:04


Iran to Recall Ambassador from Bulgaria over Hezbollah Accusation - Report

Iran will recall its ambassador to Sofia over the Bulgarian cabinet's implication of Hezbollah in the 2012 terrorist attack against Israeli tourists, according to reports.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 18:13

FM: Bulgaria Can't Label Hezbollah Terrorist Organization

Bulgaria does not have a legal framework to classify an entity as a terrorist organization, according to Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 14:02

Bulgaria to Continue Working with Europol on Burgas Bombing Probe

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has reiterated that there is allegedly "a justified supposition" that Hezbollah is involved in the July 2012 terror attack in Burgas.

Politics » Defense | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 18:56

PES Chair Stanishev ahead of Italy Vote: EU Needs Left!

Party of European Socialists chair Sergey Stanishev issued a strong call of support for leftist Italian Democratic Party ahead of general elections February 24-25.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 19:35


Power Returs to Affected Districts of Bulgarian Capital

Power supply has been restored to the Bulgarian capital Sofia districts of Knyazhevo, Ovcha Kupel and Gorna Banya, announced the CEZ utility.

Society | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 14:26

Facility Damage Cuts Power to Parts of Bulgarian Capital

A fire in a power transmission facility in the Knyazhevo district of Bulgarian capital Sofia has left significant parts of south-west disctricts Knyazhevo, Ovcha Kupel and Gorna Banya without electricity.

Society | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 13:05

FinMin: Bulgarian Teachers to Get Higher Salaries by End Feb

The raise of the salaries of teachers at Bulgarian public schools will take place by the end of February, announced Bulgarian Minister of Finance Simeon Djankov Saturday.

Society » Education | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 15:12


Bulgaria's Anev Grabs 11th Place at Biathlon World Championship

Bulgarian athlete Krasimir Anev made a strong race and finished 11th at the 10-km sprint in the Biathlon World Championships in Nove Mesto, the Czech Republic.

Sports | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 16:16

Bulgaria Reaches Fed Cup Semifinals

Bulgaria's team has reached the semifinals of the Europe / Africa group of the Fed Cup, the world's premier women's tennis team tournament.

Sports | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 11:45


Bulgarian Mayor Detained on Fraud Suspicions

Police in Bulgaria have arrested Stanimir Radevski, the mayor of the spa resort town of Pavel Banya, on charges of abuse of power resulting in economic crimes.

Crime | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:51

Police Boss: Bulgaria Was Platform, Not Target for Terrorists

It cannot be claimed that Bulgaria is a target for international terrorism, though it has been used as its platform, stated Bulgarian Ministry of Interior chief secretary Kalin Georgiev.

Crime | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:16


Winter Storm Nemo Leaves 0.6 M without Power in NE US

Two people are reported to have perished, and hundreds of thousands have been left in the dark in the aftermath of a severe winter storm in the north-east US.

World | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 18:01

Kosovo, Macedonia Ink Culture Agreement

Kosovo and Macedonia have signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of culture.

World | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 15:47

Police Use Teargas against Massive Anti-Govt Rally in Slovenia

Unrest in Slovenia is continuing for a fourth month on, with tens of thousands of protesters gathering in major cities, including capital Ljubljana, to request the resignation of PM Janez Jansa.

World | February 9, 2013, Saturday // 12:21
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