ARCHIVE - 28 July 2013

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Shady TIM Group Moves to Acquire Key 5-Star Hotel in Sofia

Bulgarian business group Chimimport is the likely buyer of the Kempinski Hotel Zografski, the largest 5-star hotel in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Business » Tourism | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 11:00


Macedonian PM Suggests Joint Cabinet Sitting with Bulgaria

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has suggested a joint sitting between the Macedonian and Bulgarian governments.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 17:01

Bulgaria Reiterates Support for Macedonian NATO, EU Entry Bid

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has reiterated his country’s support for Macedonia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 16:28

Bulgarian Nationalists to Macedonian PM: Your Land Is Ours!

Several dozen supporters of Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO have staged a rally in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Kyustendil, where the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Macedonia are holding a meeting.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 15:48

Bulgarian, Macedonian PMs Launch Key Meeting

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski has welcomed his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski in the southwestern Bulgarian city of Kyustendil Sunday afternoon.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 14:00

Japan Ambassador Wishes Bulgarians Wisdom amid Political Crisis

Bulgarian politicians and ordinary citizens must exercise wisdom to solve the political risis that has gripped the country for months, stated Japan's ambassador to Sofia Takashi Koizumi.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 12:54

Bulgaria, Macedonia PMs Set for Important Meeting in Kyustendil

Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski will meet his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski in the southwestern Bulgarian city of Kyustendil Sunday.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 11:39

Bulgarians March against Government for 45-th Day in Row

Bulgarians have started gathering for an anti-graft rally in the capital Sofia, as Sunday marks the 45th day of mass protests in EU’s poorest member state.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 19:49

Sofia Mayor Refuses to Ban Protests Despite Socialist, Ultranationalist Pressure

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has refused to abolish the ongoing mass anti-government rallies in the Bulgarian capital – even though left-wing municipal council members and ultranationalist MPs keep insisting that she should do so.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 17:52

Bulgarian Socialist MP: Protesters Would Have Killed Us

Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Zhelyu Boychev said he and his colleagues feared for their lives while trapped in a bus stormed by rioters Tuesday night.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 14:36

Close to 0.4 M Bulgarians Sign Petition Supporting Embattled PM

While thousands have been protesting for 45 days now against the cabinet of Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski, a petition supporting him has gathered some 0.

Politics » Domestic | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 12:28


Search for Missing Bulgarian Miners Drags On, Day 13

The rescue efforts for the lives of the two Bulgarian miners who have been trapped underground since July 16 is making slow progress on its 13th day.

Society | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 13:25


Pope Francis Delivers Mass in front of 3 Million on Copacabana

Pope Francis has closed the biggest-ever Roman Catholic youth festival with a Mass on Brazil's Copacabana beach, with more than three million people estimated to have gathered for the service.

World | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 19:06

Berlusconi Says He'd Choose Jail over Community Service

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has declared that he would do time behind bars if found definitively guilty of tax fraud, rather than take advantage of lenient punishment for being over 70.

World | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 18:24

Over 1000 Inmates Escape in Libya Jailbreak – Report

About 1,200 inmates have escaped from a jail in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi, according to international media reports.

World | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 15:14

Turkey Hit Again by Crossborder Fire from Syria

3 shells have fallen once more on Turkish territori from neighboring Syria, where an internal armed conflict has been takin place for more than two years now.

World | July 28, 2013, Sunday // 10:09
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