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1 September 2015, Issue 4325
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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Bulgaria DefMin to Ask EU for Help against Migrant Smuggling
Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said he is to demand help from Europe in the fight against people smuggling in relation to the deepening migrant crisis in the continent.read
Bulgaria MP to Table Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill
Independent lawmaker Velizar Enchev has announced he is to put forward in September a bill that would allow for cannabis to be used for medical purposes.read
Bulgaria Plans to Initiate EU Discussion to Make Anti-IS Strategy More Efficient
Bulgaria plans to initiate a discussion within the EU on the need to add new elements to the bloc’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said. read
BULGARIA 'OFFERS AZERBAIJAN ENERGY COOPERATION PACKAGE'
The Bulgarian government has unveiled a package of energy cooperation projects on which it would seek to work with Azerbaijan, Bulgaria's Ambassador to the country has said.
The respective energy ministries are yet to comment. read more
FDI IN BULGARIA’S NON-FINANCIAL SECTOR DROPS BY 5.9% IN 2014
Foreign direct investment into Bulgaria’s non-financial sector decreased by 5.9% last year, reaching EUR 21.95B, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced on Monday.
The biggest share of foreign direct investment (FDI) went into industry – EUR 8.95B, according to preliminary data, the NSI said. Services followed with EUR 4.58B in FDI attracted in the course of 2014. read more
BULGARIA FIN MIN EXPECTS 0.7% BUDGET SURPLUS AS OF END-AUGUST
Bulgaria’s central government budget is expected to show a surplus of BGN 601M equivalent to 0.7% of the projected 2015 GDP as of August 31, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.
The expected figure is improvement on end-August 2014, when the central government budget showed a deficit of BGN 1.28B, or 1.6% of GDP, the Finance Ministry said in a monthly budget forecast. read more
BULGARIA REPORTS 0.9% BUDGET SURPLUS AS OF END-JULY
Bulgaria’s central government budget showed a surplus of BGN 789M equivalent to 0.9% of the projected 2015 GDP at the end of July, the Finance Ministry announced on Monday.
This compared with a budget gap of BGN 1.15B, or 1.4% of GDP at the end of July 2014. read more
BULGARIA DEFMIN TO ASK EU FOR HELP AGAINST MIGRANT SMUGGLING
Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said he is to demand help from Europe in the fight against people smuggling in relation to the deepening migrant crisis in the continent.
This came after an incident which claimed the life of 71 migrants in Austria, near the border with Hungary. As of Monday morning a total of 4 Bulgarian nationals have been detained as part of an ongoing investigation and are suspected of having taken part in a people smuggling ring. read more
BULGARIA PLANS TO INITIATE EU DISCUSSION TO MAKE ANTI-IS STRATEGY MORE EFFICIENT
Bulgaria plans to initiate a discussion within the EU on the need to add new elements to the bloc’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.
In an interview for 24 Chasa news daily published on Monday Mitov said that migrants are using the so-called Balkan route to reach western Europe increasingly often, which requires changes to be made to the existing EU strategy for addressing the problem. read more
WORKERS FROM BULGARIA, ROMANIA ARRIVING IN BRITAIN NEARLY DOUBLE IN YEAR TO MARCH
Workers from Romania and Bulgaria have led a jump in European migration to Britain, the Daily Mail reported in its online edition.
“Some 53,000 people from the two countries arrived in the year to March – nearly double the 28,000 in the previous 12 months,” according to dailymail.co.uk. read more
BULGARIA MP TO TABLE MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALIZATION BILL
Independent lawmaker Velizar Enchev has announced he is to put forward in September a bill that would allow for cannabis to be used for medical purposes.
SE EUROPE'S LARGEST OBSERVATORY FACING CLOSURE OVER LACK OF FUNDING
Rozhen Observatory, the largest in Southeast Europe is running out of funds and might have to stop working in October, its management has warned.
Bulgaria is facing Rozhen's financial needs as the country is to host the 2016 International Astronomy Olympiad, scheduled to take place either near Plovdiv or Smolyan.
VARNA TO HOST 11TH WORLD ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL
For several days in September, the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna will be hosting a festival which was once a young and ambitious contender to become a key event in the world of animated movies.
BULGARIA GOV'T MULLS CHANGING FALCON PLANE AFTER FAILURE
Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has said the government might opt for another Falcon aircraft for the Prime Minister and other members of the Bulgarian government after an incident on Sunday.
BULGARIA'S DIMITROV DEFEATS AUSTRALIA'S EBDEN TO PROGRESS TO 2ND ROUND OF US OPEN
Grigor Dimitrov proceeded to the second round of the 2015 US Open on Monday, defeating the Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden in three sets.
The 17th seed Bulgarian came through by a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over Ebden in New York. read more
CAREFUL WITH THAT HOOK, EUGENE
A seaman meets a pirate in a bar, and talk turns to their adventures on the sea. The seaman notes that the pirate has a peg-leg, a hook, and an eye patch.
BULGARIA POLICE HELPING PATROL ALONG HUNGARY-SERBIA BORDER
Bulgarian and Hungarian police officers are performing joint patrols along Hungary's borders with Serbia as Budapest is seeking to stem the rising influx of migrants.
CLASHES, GRENADE EXPLOSION TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE UKRAINE’S PARLIAMENT
About a hundred policemen were wounded in protests outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Monday as lawmakers approved on first reading amendments to the constitution that will give greater autonomy to the eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed rebels, newswires reported.
A loud explosion was heard when an unknown individual threw a grenade into police ranks, according to Ukriane’s unian.info. The blast caused severe injuries. read more
TAKASHI KOIZUMI: BULGARIAN ROSE BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR IN JAPAN
Novinite has asked Japan's Ambassador to Bulgaria Takashi Koizumi to comment on international nuclear affairs and also on bilateral relations, in a month when the world marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Mr Koizumi's first diplomatic appointment was to the Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria, where he was Third Secretary for Cultural, Political and Economic Affairs from 1979 to 1982, and that was followed by a term as Second Secretary at the same embassy in 1988-1991.
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