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25 July 2014, Issue 3984
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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President Plevneliev: Parliament to Solve Key Tasks Before Dissolution
President Rosen Plevneliev has asked parties to overcome their differences to resolve three pressing issues before the Parliament is dissolved. read
Resignation 'Will Not Lead to Economic Recovery' - BIA Chairman
The resignation of the government will worsen Bulgaria's economic situation, as political struggles will scare investors away, an industrial union's Chairman believes. read
Missing Air Algerie Passenger Plane with 116 on Board Crashes in Niger
Air Algerie’s missing passenger plane has crashed in the Republic of Niger, according to international media reports based on information of the Algerian TV. read
BULGARIAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION
Lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oreshaski's resignation submitted on Wednesday evening.
With a huge majority of 180-8 (8 abstained), they gave green light to the move submitted by Oresharski on Wednesday afternoon.
BULGARIA'S GLOBUL LOSES PROFIT AND REVENUE
Bulgaria's second largest telecom, Globul, owned by the Norwegian giant Telenor posted a drop in profit and revenue in Q2 2014, reports Capital Daily.
OVER BGN 1 B WITHDRAWN FROM BULGARIAN BANKS IN JUNE
Deposits for over BGN 1 B have been withdrawn in June from Bulgarian banks, shows data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).
SOFIA HEATING UTILITY CEO DISMISSED OVER KTB ASSETS
Sofia Municipal Council has discharged Stoyan Tsvetanov, who heads Toplofikatsiya heating utility's branch in the capital.
TURKEY OKS SOUTH STREAM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Turkey's Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline.
The clearance for the offshore stretch of the gas pipeline crossing the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Turkey was announced by the South Stream Transport company. read more
BULGARIA'S SUNNY BEACH – CHEAPEST EU TOURIST DESTINATION FOR BRITS
Bulgaria and Spain's Costa del Sol are the best holiday destinations for British tourists, the study of British website Post Office Travel Money shows.
According to the survey, British families can get more food, drinks and beach accessories for less money on the beaches of Spain and Bulgaria compared to the rest of the European resorts. read more
OUTGOING FM: BULGARIA VULNERABLE TO NEW EU SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has rejected accusations of allowing a state of international isolation during his term in office.
Vigenin presented a short report on the achievements at an annual meeting in Sofia with Bulgarian ambassadors. read more
SOFIA MAYOR YORDANKA FANDAKOVA DOES NOT WANT TO BE A MINISTER
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said she does not want to become a minister in an eventual future GERB government.
AMBASSADOR HENSEL: POLAND IS KEEPING CLOSE WATCH ON UKRAINE
The crisis in Ukraine has been a cause for concern for the Polish government ever since its onset, according to Leszek Hensel, Ambassador of Poland to Bulgaria.
Hensel's term in office in Bulgaria expires at the end of July. read more
BULGARIAN DPS PARTY SUPPORTS GEORGIEVA'S EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF BID
Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish DPS party will most likely support the candidacy of the outgoing EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva for EU's foreign policy chief post.
“While Kristalina Georgieva stands a chance of becoming EU's next foreign policy chief, it is the party's responsibility to support her,” Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), told reporters Thursday. read more
BULGARIAN PRESIDENT TO CALL TALKS AFTER MPS VOTE GOV'T RESIGNATION
Consultations are to be held among parliamentary parties shortly after lawmakers vote on the resignation of Bulgaria's cabinet, the President has announced.
PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV: PARLIAMENT TO SOLVE KEY TASKS BEFORE DISSOLUTION
President Rosen Plevneliev has asked parties to overcome their differences to resolve three pressing issues before the Parliament is dissolved.
Speaking Thursday after consultations with the parties represented in Parliament, which were organized after the approval of the resignation of the socialist-led government, Plevneliev listed three key tasks for the current 42nd National Assembly. read more
GERB LEADER BOYKO BORISOV RETURNS MANDATE
Boyko Borisov, leader of the opposition party GERB, returned the mandate for forming a new Bulgarian government to Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev.
OUTGOING PM PLAMEN ORESHARSKI: I HAVE NO REGRETS
Outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski said he was not sorry that he became a prime minister.
RESIGNATION 'WILL NOT LEAD TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY' - BIA CHAIRMAN
The resignation of the government will worsen Bulgaria's economic situation, as political struggles will scare investors away, an industrial union's Chairman believes.
His comments came after the Bulgarian Parliament approved a cabinet request to step down on Thursday.
BULGARIAN OUTGOING MINISTERS REACT TO CABINET RESIGNATION
Most of Bulgaria's outgoing ministers have assessed their work in office as "positive" and have voiced warnings the next government would face a number of issues.
Economy Minister Dragomir Stoynev commended the government for having created 40 000 jobs in 2014's first three months. read more
GOV'T 'WORKED IN MOST DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENT IN RECENT HISTORY' - PM
Bulgaria's Prime Minister in resignation Plamen Oresharski made a statement in Parliament briefly before lawmakers approved his move to step down.
A year ago I was facing a tough task: to head a government that did not enjoy wide support. We worked in the most complicated environment in our political history. We were led by the people's interest despite resistance we met everyday.
PROCEDURE FOR ELECTION OF SUPREME COURT OF CASSATION CHAIR KICKS OFF
The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) opened Thursday a procedure for the election of a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS).
The name of only one candidate is certain so far, namely judge Pavlina Panova, according to reports of mediapool.bg. read more
BULGARIA RANKS 58TH BY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX
Bulgaria ranks 58th in the list of countries in the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) released on 24 July in Tokyo.
The HDR covers 187 countries across the world and is published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). read more
REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS SLAM AMENDMENTS TO BG PENAL CODE ON BANKS
The Reporters Without Borders organisation harshly criticised the amendments to Bulgaria's Penal Code criminalising the spreading of false information on banks.
BULGARIAN POLICE IS LOOKING FOR A GERMAN CITIZEN
Bulgarian police is looking for a German citizen who went missing in Varna two weeks ago, according to the Interior Ministry website.
ALMOST HALF OF BULGARIANS LIVE BELOW POVERTY THRESHOLD – SURVEY
A total of 49.3% of all Bulgarians live below the poverty threshold, a survey by Greek statistical institute EL.STAT shows.
Greece ranks fourth among EU countries in terms of the highest percentage of citizens living on the poverty line, Bulgarian Telegraph Agency informs. read more
PRIVATE COMPANIES TO ORGANIZE DRIVING LICENSE TESTS – AGENCY HEAD
Bulgaria's Automobile Administration Executive Agency (AAEA) has proposed that driver's license exams be conducted by private companies.
Dimitar Ganev, AAEA Director, emphasized that the proposal did not rule out state participation and that the state would remain in charge of external control. read more
BULGARIA'S ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY WARNS OF POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODS
Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment has warned of expected rise of river water levels throughout the country on Thursday.
Local flash floods due to heavy rainfalls and increased soil moisture are also possible, Bulgaria's Telegraph Agency reports. read more
BULGARIANS SPENT OVER EUR 104 000 AT 2014 WORLD CUP
Bulgarians who visited the 2014 FIFA World Cup have spent at least EUR 104 000 with bank cards during the sports event of the year.
HACKERS ATTACK EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK'S WEBSITE
The website of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been hacked, resulting in the theft of email addresses and other contact data.
Hackers have stolen e-mail addresses of thousands of website visitors and contacts of journalists and participants of ECB’s events, the bank’s officials said Thursday, adding that the police have started investigating the case. read more
BULGARIAN CUSTOMS NAB ILLICIT CIGARETTES AT DANUBE BRIDGE 2
A total of 200,000 cigarettes without Bulgarian excise duty have been confiscated by a mobile team of the customs office in Vidin in a joint operation near Danube Bridge 2.
The excise goods were found inside of a vehicle with Bulgarian registration plate headed for Italy. read more
MISSING AIR ALGERIE PASSENGER PLANE WITH 116 ON BOARD CRASHES IN NIGER
Air Algerie’s missing passenger plane has crashed in the Republic of Niger, according to international media reports based on information of the Algerian TV.
A flight of Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, has disappeared from radar en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, earlier on Thursday. Contact with flight AH5017 was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou. read more
ALGERIAN PLANE WITH 110 PASSENGERS ON BOARD GOES MISSING
A flight of Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, has disappeared from radar en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, Thursday.
Contact with flight AH5017 was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline said, as quoted by Algeria's state news agency. read more
DUTCH CALL FOR DEPORTATION OF PUTIN'S DAUGHTER FROM THE NETHERLANDS
Outraged Dutch people called for the deportation of Russian president Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria from the Netherlands, reports the New York Post.
Meanwhile, the Polish government decided to cancel the year of bilateral celebration with Russia.
TIMELINE OF ORESHARSKI'S CABINET: A GOVERNMENT IN CONSTANT JEOPARDY
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski submitted a long-expected request to stand down on July 23, 2014 after weeks of uncertainty as to when he could take the step.
Even though developments around the South Stream gas pipeline and two of Bulgaria's major banks, attacked by a wave of rumors, deepened a crisis in governance and legitimacy, the road to a political impasse was triggered by events dating back to last summer, when a socialist-liberal government was formed to oppose center-right GERB, the party ranking first at the May 2012 early elections. read more
WAS DPS'S CHOICE TO SPEED UP GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION A SACRIFICE?
"The DPS said to everyone that to be in power is not an end in itself, it's not a cliche," Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, said.
In fact, he argued, the party acted in the name of "ideals". read more
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