ARCHIVE - 13 July 2013

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Bulgaria to Fine TV Channels with Loud Commercials

Bulgaria's state regulator of electronic media announced that from September it will start fining TV channels that air loud commercials.

Business | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 18:40

Bulgaria to Invest EUR 1 B in Railway System

Bulgaria plans to invest some BGN 2 B in its railway system during the 2014-20 EU programin period, stated Bulgarian Minister of Transport Danail Papazov.

Business | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 16:40

Fitch Affirms Bulgaria at 'BBB-', Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bulgaria's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-' and 'BBB', respectively.

Business » Finance | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 12:03


Bulgarians Mark 1 Month of Anti-Govt Protest

Saturday evening thousands have convoked in cenral Sofia to request the resignation of Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski on what is the 30th consecutive day since rallies started June 14.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 19:43

100,000 Bulgarians Sign Petition Supporting Embattled PM

A petition in support of Bulgaria's PM Plamen Oresharski has gathered some 100,000 signatures, announced organizers Saturday.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 17:33

Bulgarian Liberal Leader Criticizes President's Pro-Protest Bias

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevnieliev should also take into account those Bulgarians who support the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski, said liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 16:11

Bulgarian Key Ruling MP: No Early Elections before May 2014

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-led coalition government intends to stay in power at least until May 2014, according to Yordan Tsonev, a key lawmaker from the ruling predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 14:14

Bulgaria Enters Day 30 of Mass Anti-Govt Rallies

Saturday marks the 30th straight day of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, as the embattled Socialist-led cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski shows no signs of willingness to resign.

Politics » Domestic | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:59


Bulgarian Health Min Firm on Not Lifting Smoking Ban

The full ban on smoking in public places in Bulgaria ought not to be lifted, stated Bulgarian Minister of Health Tanya Andreeva.

Society » Health | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 15:29


Brilliant Bulgaria Stuns Poland in Volleyball World League

The Bulgarian men’s national volleyball team put on a fantastic display to defeat Poland on Friday, getting one step closer to the 2013 FIVB World League Finals.

Sports | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:26


1 Tonne Contraband Tobacco Nabbed in Bulgaria

Police in second-largest Bulgarian city Plovdiv have uncovered and seized a hoard of close to one tonne of contraband tobacco.

Crime | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 19:06

Driver of Sofia 'Killer' Taxi Cab to Remain in Custody

The drunk taxi cab driver who caused the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday will have to remain in custody, the Sofia City Court has ruled.

Crime | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 14:47

Views on BG

Bulgarians Hold Fresh Demonstration

Bulgarian demonstrators have once again poured onto the streets of the capital to demand an overhaul of the country’s “corrupt” political system.

Views on BG | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 12:41


Nationwide Pro-Morsi Protest Called in Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called a nationwide rally Monday in support of deposed former President Mohammed Morsi.

World | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 17:52

UN: Snowden Case Shows Whistleblowers Need Protection

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has commented on the case of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, saying it showed the need to protect people who uncovered abuses.

World | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 13:34

Turkey Curbs Army Power amid Protests

Turkey’s Parliament has passed a controversial proposal to modify an article of the Armed Forces charter cited by generals in the past to justify coups as defense of public order.

World | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 11:40

Putin, Obama Discuss Snowden over Phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama have discussed by phone urgent bilateral relations issues as well as the situation around fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, according to Russian authorities.

World | July 13, 2013, Saturday // 10:06
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