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3 May 2016, Issue 4530
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Bulgaria's Boyan Petrov Climbs World's Deadliest Peak


Bulgarian mountarineer Boyan Petrov has successfully set foot on Annapaurna, the tenth-highest peak. read
Jihadis 'Traveling on Fake Passports from Bulgaria'


A number of Bulgarian-made fake passports with Schengen visas were found in the belongings of jihadist fighters that had been operating in Southern Italy, a local daily says. read
Bulgaria's Dimitrov Loses to Schwartzman at ATP Istanbul Final


The highest-ranking Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has been defeated 7:6, 6:7, 6:0 by  Argentina's Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Istanbul final. read
 
 
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Vegan Mountaineer Skatov Also Ascends Annapurna

Bulgaria Yet to Achieve Goals of Revolutionaries - President

Bulgarian Faithful Hold Easter Procession with 'Virgin Mary Icon'

Bulgaria Celebrates 140 Years Since April Uprising

Bulgarian Police Estimate 20 000 Drivers Have No Licenses

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Vows to Get Over Defeat at Istanbul Final

Merkel 'Proposed NATO Membership to Japan'

Author of Cartoons Taken Off Bulgaria TV Station Joins Slavi's Show

Bulgaria's FM to Discuss Migration on Croatia Visit

Bulgaria to Keep Old Tourist Logo As All Proposals Rejected


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BULGARIANS CELEBRATE ORTHODOX EASTER

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world, including in Bulgaria, are celebrating the greatest Christian holiday, Easter, the resurrection of Christ.

Orthodox Christians traditionally mark Easter on a Sunday between April 04 and May 08. read more


TOURISM

BULGARIA TO KEEP OLD TOURIST LOGO AS ALL PROPOSALS REJECTED

Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Sunday that the country would continue to use its current tourist logo for the moment.

Last week, a special jury in charge of picking a new logo in a nationwide competition said it had turned down all seven entries shortlisted. read more


POLITICS

BULGARIA YET TO ACHIEVE GOALS OF REVOLUTIONARIES - PRESIDENT

Bulgaria has yet to achieve the goals set by revutionaries who fought for its freedom, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Easter Monday.

The President delivered a speech while in the town of Koprivshtitsa to attend the ongoing ceremonies dedicated to the the 140th anniversary since the April Uprising began in 1876. read more


DIPLOMACY

BULGARIA'S FM TO DISCUSS MIGRATION ON CROATIA VISIT

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov is due to meet Croatian officials during his visit to the capital Zagreb on May 03-04.

Mitov is to be received by Croatian counterpart Miro Kovač, but also by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (who was here in March), Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner, and the chair of the European Affairs Committee in Parliament, Gordan Jandroković, the Bulgarian Ministry's press office says. read more


DOMESTIC

BULGARIA'S SOCIALIST LEADER LASHES OUT AT 1-DAY CONTRACTS

One-day contracts introduced for agricultural work contravene labor legislation, the head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) said on Sunday.

Mihail Mikov made his remarks at a rally celebrating May 01, the international Labor Day, in the capital Sofia. read more


AUTHOR OF CARTOONS TAKEN OFF BULGARIA TV STATION JOINS SLAVI'S SHOW

Chavdar Nikolov, a cartoonist whose contract with private NOVA TV station was terminated and his video cartoon of Bulgaria's Prime Minister removed, has signed with Slavi's Show, one of the most watched evening talkshows in the country.

The host, Slavi Trifonov, is widely thought to be seeking a way into politics through a six-point referendum on the political system of Bulgaria that is due later this year. read more


SOCIETY

BULGARIA CELEBRATES 140 YEARS SINCE APRIL UPRISING

Bulgaria marks the 140th anniversary of the 1876 April Uprising for the liberation of Bulgaria.

Celebrations will be held in different towns and cities across the country, but it will be Panagyurishte, in central Bulgaria, where where the key commemorative events will take place attended by state officials. This year's festivities coincide with the Orthodox Easter. read more


BULGARIAN POLICE ESTIMATE 20 000 DRIVERS HAVE NO LICENSES

As many as 20 000 people in Bulgaria drive without having a valid license, police say.

An inquiry from drivers' associations, cited by BGNES wire service, has shown an increase in the number of cases registered by police of people using a motor vehicle without valid documents in 2014, compared to the previous year. read more


CULTURE

BULGARIAN FAITHFUL HOLD EASTER PROCESSION WITH 'VIRGIN MARY ICON'

Bulgarian Orthodox faithful held the traditional Easter procession on Monday at Bachkovo monastery.

The participants carried an icon of Virgin Mary to mark Easter Monday, also called Bright Monday - an official holiday in the country. read more


SPORTS

BULGARIA'S BOYAN PETROV CLIMBS WORLD'S DEADLIEST PEAK

Bulgarian mountarineer Boyan Petrov has successfully set foot on Annapaurna, the tenth-highest peak.

Annapurna, 8901 m, is known as the world's deadliest mountain. read more


VEGAN MOUNTAINEER SKATOV ALSO ASCENDS ANNAPURNA

Atanas Skatov has become the second Bulgarian in 24 hours to climb Annapurna, known as the world's most dangerous mount.

Skatov has reached the summit in a group of 30 (16 Nepali and 14 foreign nationals), according to the Altitude Pakistan blog which cites officials in Kathmandu. read more


BULGARIA'S DIMITROV LOSES TO SCHWARTZMAN AT ATP ISTANBUL FINAL

The highest-ranking Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has been defeated 7:6, 6:7, 6:0 by  Argentina's Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Istanbul final.

Schwartzman, who is currently No 87 in the ATP rankings (Dimitrov is No 29), was playing at a final of a major ATP tournament for the first time. read more


BULGARIA'S DIMITROV VOWS TO GET OVER DEFEAT AT ISTANBUL FINAL

Grigor Dimitrov, the highest-ranking Bulgarian tennis player, apologized for his actions at the ATP Istanbul final on Sunday.

Dimitrov lost to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after leading on him 7:6, 5:2. read more


CRIME

JIHADIS 'TRAVELING ON FAKE PASSPORTS FROM BULGARIA'

A number of Bulgarian-made fake passports with Schengen visas were found in the belongings of jihadist fighters that had been operating in Southern Italy, a local daily says.

A jihadist cell made up mostly of Iraqis and Iranians intended on using the documents to cross into Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway, Sole 24 ore reports citing Italian anti-terror officials. read more


WORLD

MERKEL 'PROPOSED NATO MEMBERSHIP TO JAPAN'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly told Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe last year that his country could joint NATO counting on her support.

"Shinzo, why not join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? I can convince British Prime Minister Cameron and French President Hollande," The Japan Times, the country's biggest English-language paper, quotes Merkel as saying. read more



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