ARCHIVE - 31 March 2013

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Ex Bulgarian Interior Minister Lauded by Austrian Counterpart

Austria's Minister of the Interior, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, has sent a letter to former Bulgarian counterpart, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, to congratulate him on a job well-done.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 14:09

EU Won't Finance Unreformed Sectors - Bulgaria Vice-PM

No EU funds will go for unreformed sectors in Bulgaria for the next programing period, warned Bulgarian caretaker Deputy-PM Iliyana Tsanova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 19:30

Former FinMin Ready to Become Bulgaria's Next PM

Former Bulgarian Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski confirmed he is prepared to take up his nomination to be Bulgaria's next PM if the Bulgarian Socialist Party wins the upcoming May 12 vote.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 19:59

Kuneva 'Pleased' with Party Internal Dissent

Former Bulgarian EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has said that news of hundreds of supporters leaving her Bulgaria for Citizens party won't harm it ahead of May 12 early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 19:10

Socialist: Politicized Bulgarian Police Imperils Elections

Top officers in the Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior are politically dependent on former ruling GERB party, claimed leading Bulgarian Socialist Party functionary and former Bulgarian Interior Minister Mihail Mikov ahead of May 12 early elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 17:55

Flamboyant MEP, Controversial Ex-Agent Bond for Bulgarian Elections

Non-aligned MEP Slavi Binev and controversial businessman and former secret agent Aleksei Petrov have joined forces for upcoming May 12 early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 17:22

Plovdiv 'Abandons' Ex EU Commissioner's Party

A large number of followers and supporters of the Bulgaria for Citizens party from the second largest city of Plovdiv have withdrawn their confidence from party leader, former EU Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Elections 2013 | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 15:01


Protests for Change in Bulgaria Dwindle

A several hundred people have gathered in what have become traditional Sunday protests across Bulgaria.

Society | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 18:28

Sofia Faces 2 Fresh Anti-monopolies Rallies

Two fresh protests against energy and other monopolies in Bulgaria are taking place Sunday in the capital Sofia.

Society | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 11:28

Bulgaria Declares Code Yellow over Gusty Winds

Code yellow has been declared for twenty two Bulgarian regions Sunday over the forecast for gusty winds.

Society » Environment | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 10:43

Daylight Saving Time Effective in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has switched to daylight saving time Sunday, turning clocks one hour ahead at 3 am.

Society » Environment | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 10:02

Catholics in Bulgaria, around World Celebrate Easter

Over 20 000 Bulgarian Catholics are celebrating Easter on Sunday, March 31st.

Society » Culture | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 11:00


12 Prosecutors Probe Bulgaria's Latest Wiretap Scandal

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered a team of twelve prosecutors to probe the latest wiretap scandal in the country.

Crime | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 12:55

Views on BG

*EU Scorns British PM over Bulgarian Migrants 'Xenophobia'

Brussels has launched a ferocious counterattack against David Cameron over immigration, saying his talk of benefit tourism and a something-for-nothing culture among EU migrants is unintelligent and risks stoking "knee-jerk xenophobia".

Views on BG | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 13:21

*'Work together on Bulgarian Migrants' says British MP

DAVID CAMERON, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband were told last night to convene urgent talks about forging a national strategy to tackle Britain’s immigration crisis.

Views on BG | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 11:44


N Korea Vows to Boost Nuclear Arsenal amid Tensions

The regime in North Korea adopted an official decision to develop further its nuclear potential, a day after it stated it is ready for war with South Korea.

World | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 16:19

Pope Francis Prays for Peace in Syria, Korea on Easter

Newly enthroned Catholic pope Francis has voiced a deep prayer for the restoration of peace in Syria and the prevention of war in Korea on Catholic Easter.

World | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 15:37

Cyprus Probes Banks for Forgiving Politicians' Loans

Authorities in Nicosia have launched an investigation after Greek media published the names of politicians who allegedly had loans forgiven by three Cypriot banks at the height of the crisis.

World | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 13:38

Cyprus' Big Depositors May Lose 60% of Savings

Bank of Cyprus depositors with more than EUR 100 000 could lose up to 60% of their savings as part of an EU-IMF bailout restructuring move.

World | March 31, 2013, Sunday // 12:28
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