ARCHIVE - 20 July 2013

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Bulgarian FinMin: New Loan to Be Used as Budget Buffer

The loan of BGN 1 B Bulgaria is planning to take will not be spent by the end of the year, but will be used as buffer for Budgets 2013 and 2014.

Business » Finance | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 12:34

Park Place Announces End to Bulgaria License Dispute

Energy company Park Place Energy Corp has said it has entered into an agreement that effectively brings to an end the litigation over the grant to the company of the Vranino 1-11 Block license in Bulgaria.

Business » Energy | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 17:23


Brazil's Rousseff Wishes to Expand Partnership with Bulgaria

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has received a congratulation note from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 10:22

Netherlands Disappointed with Lack of Progress in Bulgarian Judiciary

Dutch Ambassador to Bulgaria Karel van Kesteren is not satisfied with the Balkan country’s progress in combating corruption and improving the judiciary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 16:48

Thousands Rally against Bulgarian Govt for 37th Straight Day

Thousands of Bulgarians have once again gathered in downtown Sofia to protest against the country’s embattled government.

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 19:44

Bulgarian President: Attacks on Me Aim at Diverting Attention

Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, believes slander attacks against him will persist.

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 13:49

Ex-Bulgarian PM: Infamous Notebook Is My Rule's Bad Side

People have told me many times that Iskra Fidosova used my name and Tsvetanov's name to conduct shady deals without us knowing it, says former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 13:05

Sofia Protesters to Stage 'Jogging' Demonstration

Bulgarians plan to stage a fresh rally in the capital Sofia Saturday to demand the resignation of the country's government for a 37th day in a row.

Politics » Domestic | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 11:49


5th Day of Search for 2 Bulgarian Miners after Deadly Collapse

Rescue workers are searching for the fifth day in a row for the two workers who were trapped after a coal mine collapsed near the town of Simitli in southwestern Bulgaria on Tuesday.

Society | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 10:58

1st Fully Restored Roman Fortress Opens Doors in Bulgaria

The first fully restored Roman fortress in Bulgaria in the village of Belchin near the mountain town of Samokov opened doors for visitors Saturday.

Society » Archaeology | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 14:17


Bulgaria Makes FIVB Semi-Finals

The Bulgarian national men volleyball team made the semi-finals of the FIVB Volleyball World League.

Sports | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 10:09


Investigation into Death of Powerful Bulgarian Bishop Continues

Authorities continue the investigation into the death of Varna metropolitan bishop Kiril, one of the most powerful members of Bulgaria’s senior Orthodox clergy.

Crime | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 18:56

Bulgarian Prosecution Reopens 'Misho the Beer' Case

The Prosecutor's Office has reopened the probe in the infamous "Misho the Beer" scandal.

Crime | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 14:50

Bulgarian Policeman Murders Friend in Domestic Dispute

A policeman has shot dead an acquaintance during a quarrel in theBulgarian village of Dobrinishte, in the southwestern region of Blagoevgrad.

Crime | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 11:26

Views on BG

Life's a Beach for Readers in Bulgaria

Even in these digital times, taking a book to the beach remains one of the most popular holiday pastimes.

Views on BG | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 15:27


Italian Court Convicts Five over Costa Concordia Shipwreck

A court in Italy has convicted five people of manslaughter over the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Giglio island which killed 32 people in January 2012.

World | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 18:09

Man Sets Off Explosion at Beijing Airport – Report

An explosion occurred Saturday in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport, according to police.

World | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 16:04

Navalny Vows to Win Moscow Mayoral Vote

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has told supporters that he will run for mayor of the Russian capital in an upcoming election.

World | July 20, 2013, Saturday // 15:08
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