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29 July 2014, Issue 3987
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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|BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM|
Bulgaria's Business Climate Indicator Tumbles in July
In July the total business climate indicator decreased by 3.2% compared to its level from June, according to the latest data released by the National Statistical Institute. read
Bulgaria's DPS 'Might Keep Gov't Mandate' - Socialist Group Chair
Bulgarian socialists' Parliament chief said Monday it was "likely" that liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) could decide not to return a mandate to form a government.read
Bulgaria's New MEPs to Stress Refugee Issues, Eurozone Accession
Bulgaria's new MEPs have cited eurozone and Schengen accession, the refugee influx, and the abolition of the progress reports of the European Commission as key priorities. read
BULGARIA'S PRESIDENT TO ASK DPS TO FORM NEW CABINET 'WEDNESDAY'
President Plevneliev will ask the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), to form a new cabinet on July 30, local daily 24 Chasa reported, citing the President's press office.
BULGARIA'S BUSINESS CLIMATE INDICATOR TUMBLES IN JULY
In July the total business climate indicator decreased by 3.2% compared to its level from June, according to the latest data released by the National Statistical Institute.
The decline is due to the more unfavorable business climate in all observed sectors – industry, construction, retail trade and service sector. read more
BULGARIA TO DOUBLE INNOVATIONS SPENDING IN 2015
Bulgaria is to spend BGN 937.9 M on innovations in 2015, including public spending and the expenses of the business sector.
The sum is nearly double the amount earmarked in 2011, when the expenses for research and development amounted to BGN 429.6 M. read more
BULGARIA TO PROMOTE JAMS, CANNED VEGETABLES IN RUSSIA, UAE
Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture and the Fruits and Vegetables Processors Union have signed a contract for the promotion of local products in Russia and the United Arab Emirates.
The three-year project under the Promotional Programs scheme seeks to increase the consumption of Bulgarian lyutenitsa (a sort of a vegetable relish), canned tomatoes, roasted vegetables, jam and rose hip jam in Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the State Fund Agriculture informs. read more
BULGARIANS' TRIPS ABROAD INCREASE BY 7.3% IN JUNE
In June 2014, the number of trips of Bulgarians abroad was 411.1thousand or by 7.3% above the registered in June 2013, the National Statistical Institute reports.
In comparison with the same month of the previous year an increase was observed in the total number of trips of Bulgarians to Serbia – by 43.5%, Romania – by 29.4%, France – by 26.6%, the Czech Republic – by 25.7%, Italy – by 21.3%, Macedonia – by 20.2%,the United Kingdom – by 16.7%, Germany – by 15.8%, Spain – by 12.6%. read more
MONTENEGRO 'INTERESTED' IN SOUTH STREAM PIPELINE - ECONMIN
Montenegro's Economy Minister Vladimir Kavaric announced that his country desired to be included in the South Stream gas pipeline project.
Brussels argues issues of competition and flawed public procurement, but also violation of the EU's Third Energy Package prescribing liberalization of energy production and supplies, are underpinning the construction. read more
EC INITIATES GAS SUPPLY TALKS BETWEEN OETTINGER, NOVAK
The European Commission is initiating a meeting between EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow this week.
The two are to discuss gas supplies to Ukraine and EU countries. read more
BULGARIA ISSUES LIBYA TRAVEL WARNING
Bulgaria on Monday warned its citizens against all travel to Libya due to escalating tensions in the North African country.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia also strongly recommended Bulgarians currently in Libya to leave immediately. read more
BULGARIA'S NEW MEPS TO STRESS REFUGEE ISSUES, EUROZONE ACCESSION
Bulgaria's new MEPs have cited eurozone and Schengen accession, the refugee influx, and the abolition of the progress reports of the European Commission as key priorities.
The MEPs gave a press conference Monday at the European Parliament Information Office in Bulgaria to present their agendas in the new European Parliament. read more
BULGARIA'S DPS 'MIGHT KEEP GOV'T MANDATE' - SOCIALIST GROUP CHAIR
Bulgarian socialists' Parliament chief said Monday it was "likely" that liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) could decide not to return a mandate to form a government.
Center-right GERB, on the other hand, is considered to have improved its relations with the DPS in March, when leaders Boyko Borisov and Lyutvi Mestan had a "cup of coffee", a widely discussed event after years of tensions. Until then conservatives had blamed liberals for Bulgaria's most serious problems, especially at the beginning of their term in office in 2009.
MIKOV’S ELECTION TO CEMENT STATUS QUO AT BSP - ANALYSTS
The election of Mihail Mikov as head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will maintain the status quo at the party, political analysts told bTV channel on Monday.
FORMER PRESIDENT'S PARTY 'READY FOR TALKS' WITH BSP
ABV, the party of Bulgarian President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov, is ready to hold negotiations with the Bulgarian Socialist Party, former MEP Ivaylo Kalfin said.
BULGARIA'S PRESIDENT TO GIVE GOV'T MANDATE TO THIRD-LARGEST PARTY
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is to hand a mandate to form a government to the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), a coalition partner in the outgoing cabinet.
OUTGOING JUSTICE MINISTER CALLS FOR CONSENSUS ON PRIORITY GOALS
Outgoing Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova has called on political parties to agree on a declaration listing the goals in the sphere of judicial reform in the next 7 years.
Zlatanova and her colleagues at the Justice Ministry reported their achievements at a press conference on Monday, saying that they had accomplished as much as time had allowed them to. read more
TRADE UNION: ¼ OF BULGARIAN HOUSEHOLDS BELOW POVERTY THRESHOLD
23.3% of households in Bulgaria live below the poverty threshold, according to Nikolay Nenkov from the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB).
Nenkov gave a press conference Monday to present a report on the cost of living in June 2014. read more
FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN BULGARIA SEE DRAMATIC INCREASE – EXPERT
Death toll on Bulgarian roads is growing again, after a 4-5-year period of drastic decline, according to Aleksi Stratiev, former head of the Traffic Police.
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of fatal traffic accidents in 2014, compared to the death rates in 2012, Stratiev told Nova TV. read more
CHILD BEGGARS IN BULGARIA'S CAPITAL 'NUMBERING 400'
Over 400 children can be found begging in the streets of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, data from the Sofia Municipality has shown.
GERMAN TRANSPLANT PATIENT TO RECEIVE LIVER FROM BULGARIAN DONOR
A liver from a Bulgarian donor has been transported to Germany as part of the cooperation with the organization for organ exchange Eurotransplant.
The organ was transported to Germany due to the lack of appropriate recipients on Bulgaria's national transplant waiting list, according to the press office of the Health Ministry. read more
GRIGOR DIMITROV TO SKIP TOURNAMENT IN WASHINGTON OVER ILLNESS
Bulgarian top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov will skip the ongoing tournament in Washington D.C. because of a flu and a sinus infection.
The tournament director Jeff Newman said that Grigor will be missed this year, however his health comes first. He wished Dimitrov good luck until the end of the season, Bulgarian Dnevnik reports. read more
GREEK CIVIL SERVANTS TO STAGE STRIKE IN ATHENS
Greek civil servants will go on strike in the capital city of Athens from 11 am until the end of the workday, Monday.
They will gather in front of the Court of Appeal, which is to rule on a previous judgement today, having declared strikes in the public sector unlawful, Bulgarian National Radio reports. read more
ROMANIA, US TO LAUNCH OBSERVATION FLIGHTS OVER RUSSIA, BELARUS
A joint mission of Romanian and US inspectors is to make observation flights over the territory of Russia and Belarus in the period July 28 – August 1.
The mission is conducted within the frame of the Open Skies Treaty. The observation flights will be done on a Romanian reconnaissance aircraft Antonov An-30, Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Threat said, as cited by Itar-Tass. read more
RUSSIA FORCED TO PAY USD 50 B TO FORMER YUKOS OWNERS
A Hague-based court of arbitration ruled Monday that former majority shareholders of once-thriving oil concern Yukos should be awarded USD 50 B of damages.
Russia is expected to appeal, and Yukos' former chief legal counselor Dmitry Gololobov was quoted by Bloomberg as saying the country could hire the best international lawyers, which would extend "the affair" by another ten years.
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