ARCHIVE - 9 March 2013

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EU Commissioner: Bulgaria's Fiscal Discipline Was Overkill

Bulgaria's Schengen membership is not a top priority and it might be better to not rush to it in the upcoming couple of years, according to Bulgarian EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.

Business » Finance | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 13:15


PES Leader Slams Orban, Borisov in Budapest

Sergey Stanishev, president of the party of European Socialists, declared his support for Hungary's left-wingers during a rally that gathered some 10 000 people in Hungary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 19:43

German MP: Bulgarian Media Freedom in Precarious Condition

German MP Wolfgang Boernsen has expressed his concern over the lack of media pluralism in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 15:12

Ex-EU Commissioner Vows to 'Bring Change to Bulgaria'

Former Bulgarian European Commissioner and current party leader Meglena Kuneva has promised to bring change to the country ahead of the upcoming snap elections.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 17:47

Sofia Protesters Announce Formation of New Movement

Anti-government protesters in Bulgaria's capital Sofia have announced the formation of a new civic movement.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 16:32

Bulgarian Ethnic Turks Call for Govt of National Priorities

The alternative of the rule of the outgoing Cabinet is a government of national priorities, according to ethnic Turkish leader, Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 14:58

National Open-Air Protest Conference Held in Sofia

The National Protest "Open-Air Conference," organized by Bulgaria's "Eagles' Bridge" movement starts Saturday in Sofia at 2 pm.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 12:13

Notorious Man Appointed to Lead Sofia Investigation

Sofia City Prosecutor, Nikolay Kokinov, has chosen the scandalous Petyo Petrov AKA Petyo The Euro to head the Sofia Investigation Office.

Politics » Domestic | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:34


Bulgarian Self-Immolator behind Memorial 'Pussy Riot' Makeover

Varna man, Plamen Goranov, who passed away last Sunday after setting himself on fire, has been behind the decoration of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship memorial in the Black Sea city of Varna with colorful hoods, his friends revealed.

Society | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 14:31

Demonstrators Blockade Main Varna Boulevard

About 100 demonstrators have blockaded Saturday the main "Maria Louisa" boulevard in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Society | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 13:56

Bulgaria Faces New Mass Rally, Leaders Meet in Gabrovo

Representatives of protesting Bulgarians are meeting Saturday in the central city of Gabrovo to plan and align their future actions.

Society | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 11:32

'Walk Mile in Her Shoes' Debuts in Bulgaria

The first edition of Bulgaria's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is held in the capital Sofia Saturday, one day after Bulgaria marked International Women's Day.

Society | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 11:06

Bulgaria's Christian Orthodox Honor All Souls Day

All Bulgarian Orthodox Christians honor Saturday All Souls Day by performing and attending memorial services for the Faithful Departed.

Society | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:05

Light Earthquake Registered in Southern Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 points on the Richter scale has been registered in southern Bulgaria Friday evening.

Society » Environment | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 10:07


Chimney Installed for Pope Election in Vatican

A chimney has been installed by firefighters on top of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican ahead of the conclave which will elect a new pope.

World | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 19:03

Kenyatta Narrowly Wins Kenyan Presidency

Uhuru Kenyatta, who is indicted for crimes against humanity, has narrowly won the presidential election in Kenya.

World | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 18:29

Maduro Assumes Office, Calls for Immediate Elections

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's interim President, just hours after hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the state funeral of Hugo Chavez.

World | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 17:03

Angry Fans Torch Football Headquarters, Police Club in Egypt

The headquarters of the Egyptian Football Federation and a police officers' club were set on fire by angry fans on Saturday.

World | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 15:51

Egypt Court Upholds 21 Death Sentences of Football Rioters

A court in Egypt has upheld 21 death sentences of fans over deadly football riots in Port Said last year.

World | March 9, 2013, Saturday // 12:42
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