ARCHIVE - 8 July 2013

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New CEO Appointed for Bulgaria's Globul

Stein Erik Vellan will be named CEO of Telenor recently acquired Bulgarian operation, Globul, the company announced.

Business | July 8, 2013, Monday // 08:56

Bulgaria Reiterates Commitment to South Stream Project

The South Stream gas pipeline remains a project of strategic importance for Bulgaria, Bulgarian Energy and Economy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has assured Russia.

Business » Energy | July 8, 2013, Monday // 16:44

Gazprom CEO Miller Arrives in Sofia for South Stream Talks

Russian gas giant Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller is to make a one-day trip to Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday to discuss the developments of the joint South Stream natural gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | July 8, 2013, Monday // 08:19


Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova Establish Common Tourist Route

Tourism managers from Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova have established a new tourist route which targets Europeans, citizens of the former Soviet republics, as well as Bulgarians, Romanians and Moldovans.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2013, Monday // 17:41

Germany, France Urge Bulgarian Govt to Cut Ties with Oligarchy

The Ambassadors of Germany and France to Bulgaria, Matthias Hoepfner and Philippe Autie, have issued a joint statement on the current situation in the country, stressing that the voice of civil society must be heard and warning that the oligarchic model i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2013, Monday // 17:01

Thousands Join Fresh Anti-Govt Protest in Sofia

Thousands of Bulgarians took to the streets in the capital Sofia on Monday to protest against the country’s Socialist-led government for a 25th consecutive day.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 20:35

Bulgarian Socialists Rule Out Impeachment of President

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has refused to back the demands of its coalition partner, the ultranationalist Ataka, to seek the impeachment of President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 19:01

Runner-Up to Contest Results of Mayoral Run-Off in Bulgaria's Varna

Hristo Bozov, who came in second in Sunday's runoff election for Mayor of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, vowed on Monday to contest the elections result.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 14:36

Bulgarian Ex-PM Says His Party Won't Fall Apart

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (2009-2013) has declared that his center-right GERB party would never fall apart.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 14:35

24th Anti-Govt Rally in Sofia attended by over 30 000

For the 24th consecutive day, thousands of Bulgarians assembled outside the Council of Ministers building in Sofia on Sunday evening to protest against the Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 11:33

Bulgaria Govt Supporters Seek Presidential Impeachment

Scores of Bulgarians, rallying daily in support of the embattled Socialist-backed cabinet, have joined calls for impeachment of the president.

Politics » Domestic | July 8, 2013, Monday // 10:01

GERB Runner Elected Mayor of Bulgaria's Varna by Slim Margin

Ivan Portnih, candidate of Bulgaria’s formerly ruling center-right party GERB, has won the battle for mayor of the coastal city of Varna by a slim margin.

Politics » Elections 2013 | July 8, 2013, Monday // 07:38


Bulgaria's Mihaylov Set to Sign with Fiorentina - Report

Twente’s Bulgarian goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov is in contract talks with Italian side Fiorentina, according to Dutch media.

Sports | July 8, 2013, Monday // 17:31

Stoichkov Leaves Bulgaria's CSKA amid Uncertainty

Former Barcelona striker Hristo Stoichkov has stepped down as coach of troubled Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia.

Sports | July 8, 2013, Monday // 15:12

Bulgaria's Milanov Debuts with CSKA Moscow

Bulgaria midfielder Georgi Milanov, who signed a five-year contract with CSKA Moscow last week, is expected to make his debut with the Russian champions on Monday.

Sports | July 8, 2013, Monday // 11:13

Andy Murray Beats Novak Djokovic to Win Wimbledon

Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a hard-fought victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.

Sports | July 8, 2013, Monday // 07:50


Former MPs of Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Sentenced to 10,11 Years in Jail

Gyunai Sefer and Mithat Tabakov, former MPs from the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS, have been sentenced to 10 and 11 years of imprisonment, respectively, for siphoning off funds earmarked for infrastructure projects in the nor

Crime | July 8, 2013, Monday // 18:18

Bulgaria's Financial Intelligence: Mafia Funds Laundered through Renewable Energy Companies

Renewable energy companies are a front for money laundering, according to a report of the Financial Intelligence Directorate of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) for 2012.

Crime | July 8, 2013, Monday // 12:48

Greek Court Awards EUR 250 00 in Damages to Bulgarian Acid Victim

After years of legal battles, a Bulgarian woman who became the victim of an acid attack in Athens, has triumphed in court.

Crime | July 8, 2013, Monday // 12:29

Views on BG

Bulgarian 'Children of the Transition'

It did not take much for the Bulgarian public to take to the streets demanding the fall of its new government after the disaster of an election it witnessed in May.

Views on BG | July 8, 2013, Monday // 15:30


Egypt's Interim Leader Calls for Restraint

Egypt’s interim leader Adly Mansour has expressed sorrow over the deaths of at least 51 people near a barracks in Cairo, urging restraint amid ongoing unrest.

World | July 8, 2013, Monday // 19:41

Czech Prosecutors Want Ex-PM Necas Stripped of Immunity

Czech prosecutors have asked the lower house of Parliament to lift the immunity of former Prime Minister Petr Necas, as he may face criminal charges.

World | July 8, 2013, Monday // 18:16

Dozens Killed by Gunmen in Cairo Unrest

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured when gunmen opened fire at a demonstration in the Egyptian capital Cairo in support of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Monday.

World | July 8, 2013, Monday // 16:04

China's Ex Minister Sentenced to Death for Corruption

China’s former Railways Minister has been sentenced to death for bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's highest-level corruption cases for decades.

World | July 8, 2013, Monday // 13:04
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