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2 September 2014, Issue 4017
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Bulgaria's Georgieva to Be Appointed EU Budget Commissioner - Report
Kristalina Georgieva, outgoing EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is likely to be appointed Budget Commissioner in the next EC panel, according to sources close to the matter. read
Grigor Dimitrov Defeats David Goffin, Reaches US Open 4th Round
Number seven seed, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov held off a strong challenge from David Goffin to reach the fourth round of the US Open, Sunday. read
TSVETAN VASILEV TO MAKE PROPOSAL ON KTB WITHIN DAYS – CENTRAL BANK
The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) has received answers to the letters it had sent to Bromak JSC and the State General Reserve Fund of Oman, Corpbank's major shareholders.
Both Vasilev, Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB)'s majority shareholder, and the SGRF a have replied to a demand from the BNB that they table their proposals for a potential capital and liquidity support for KTB, currently under special supervision, in accordance with Bulgarian and EU legislation. read more
BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE MINISTRY RECEIVES APPLICATIONS FOR AID FOR RUSSIAN FOOD EMBARGO
Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry has announced it is receiving applications for aid to compensate the damage caused by the Russian import ban.
The total budget of the aid scheme for all EU Member States amounts to EUR 125 M, and an additional EUR 30 M for peaches and nectarines. read more
BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION OPPOSES MINIMUM WAGE HIKE PROPOSAL
The Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) has opposed the proposal to increase the minimum wage and the social security contributions.
BIA explains in a media statement that it firmly opposed the plans to cope with the chronic deficit in the systems of social security and health insurance through an administrative increase in the minimum insurance income. read more
BULGARIA'S PUBLIC DEBT SEES SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN JULY
Bulgaria's public debt at the end of July 2014 amounted to EUR 9.4242B, according to data revealed by the Ministry of Finance.
In just a month, Bulgarian government debt has increased by almost EUR 1.31B. The main reason for the growth is the issuance of eurobonds at the international capital markets, the Financial Ministry report showed. read more
PROTESTS TO BE STAGED IN SUPPORT OF KTB ACROSS BULGARIA
A number of Bulgarian towns and cities are to see demonstrations calling authorities to draft a plan which could help Corporate Commercial Bank (CorpBank or KTB).
BGN 2 BANKNOTE REPLACED WITH COIN IN 2015
The paper note of BGN 2 will be replaced with a coin in 2015, according to Bulgaria's National Bank sources cited by Standart News.
The new coin will be made of two metals just like the BGN 1, but unlike it the inner part will be yellow and the outer circle will be white. read more
LESS THAN 5% OF BULGARIA'S GAS NEEDS COVERED BY LOCAL PRODUCTION
Less than 5% of natural gas consumption in Bulgaria is provided through domestic production, according to data of state-owned gas company Bulgargaz for H1, 2014.
Bulgargaz informs that local supply amounted to only 64 million cubic meters in the first six months of the year, down by around 1/3 compares to the level in H1, 2013. read more
POWER OF SIBERIA PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION KICKS OFF
Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended a ceremony to mark the first weld of the Power of Siberia held Monday.
UKRAINE, BELARUS MAKE UP FOR RUSSIANS ON BULGARIA'S PROPERTY MARKET
Bulgaria is still at the forefront of preferred destinations for Russian-speaking real estate buyers, an investment company says.
BULGARIA'S OUTLOOK 2020 OFFICIALLY APPROVED
The working paper called Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense has been unanimously approved at Monday's Council of Ministers session, the ministerial press office says.
OVERHAULED VERSION OF BULGARIA'S OUTLOOK 2020 TO BE UNVEILED WEDNESDAY
The government's Security Council has discussed amendments in a controversial report of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry outlining the upcoming reforms in the sector.
The new draft version is to be tabled at the next Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday, prior to the summit. read more
OVERHAUL OF BULGARIA'S OUTLOOK 2020 NEEDED – GENERAL MIHO MIHOV
Bulgaria's Security Council does not have the authority to approve the Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense document, according to General Miho Mihov.
In an interview for Bulgaria's National Radio, Mihov, former Chief of General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, and current ABV Movement candidate MP, has expressed hope that the controversial report of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry will be amended and will not be approved at the government's Security Council meeting, Monday. read more
GERMANY OKS ARMS DELIVERIES TO KURDS IN FIGHT AGAINST IS
The German government has approved a move to send a weapons package to Iraq's Kurdish regional authorities fighting Sunni insurgents called Islamic State (IS).
German supplies are due by end-September. read more
BULGARIA'S GEORGIEVA TO BE APPOINTED EU BUDGET COMMISSIONER - REPORT
Kristalina Georgieva, outgoing EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is likely to be appointed Budget Commissioner in the next EC panel, according to sources close to the matter.
Citing Bulgarian sources speaking on condition of anonymity, news portal Euractiv suggests that Georgieva will be awarded the budget portfolio. read more
TEMENUZHKA YANKOVA APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF OF BULGARIA'S REVENUE AGENCY
Temenuzhka Yankova has been appointed Deputy Executive Director of Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency (NRA) through an order of caretaker Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov.
She has been nominated by the NRA Executive Director Boyko Atanasov and she will be in charge of Tax and Social Security Methodology and Tax and Social Security Practice, according to a media statement of the Finance Ministry. read more
3 OUT OF 4 SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE FUND REPLACED OVERNIGHT
A total of three out of four senior executives of Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture were replaced on Friday.
An official media statement of the Ministry of Agriculture only mentions the removal of its Executive Director, Atanas Dobrev, who was replaced by Lozana Vasileva. read more
THREAT TO DPS LEADER'S LIFE 'RECEIVED' DURING PREVIOUS PARLIAMENT
A threat to Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) leader Lyutvi Mestan emerged during the term of the former legislature, the National Service for Protection (NSO) said.
PHANTOM VOTERS IN BULGARIA 'SURPASS 1.2 M'
About 1 200 000 "phantom voters" can be found in Bulgarian elections lists, Mihail Konstantinov, formerly a high-profile official in charge of elections, believes.
BULGARIA’S PRISON OFFICERS STAGE NATIONAL PROTEST
Hundreds of prison workers from across Bulgaria have held a national protest in front the Justice Ministry in the capital Sofia.
In a peaceful demonstration, they have reiterated their calls for the old working conditions, which were recently changed, to be restored. read more
TRAINED TAXI DRIVERS TO HELP PARAMEDICS IN BULGARIA’S SOFIA
The first team of taxi drivers paramedics will cruise the streets of Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia as of September 1, Monday.
So far, the program includes 15 fully equipped vehicles which can be used for the provision of medical assistance in case of car crashes and other accidents, Bulgarian National Radio informed. read more
BISON DIES IN SOFIA ZOO
A bison was found dead on Monday morning at the Sofia Zoo, authorities say.
GRIGOR DIMITROV DEFEATS DAVID GOFFIN, REACHES US OPEN 4TH ROUND
Number seven seed, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov held off a strong challenge from David Goffin to reach the fourth round of the US Open, Sunday.
After losing the first set with 0-6, the 23-year-old Dimitrov managed to hit back immediately using an array of powerful groundstrokes to hit 11 winners and earn a crucial break that allowed him to serve out the set 6-3. read more
SOFIA PROSECUTION DEMANDS DETENTION FOR NIKOLAI KOBLIAKOV
Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has submitted a formal request that Russian-French citizen Nikolai Kobliakov remain in detention.
TENS OF TURKISH POLICEMEN ARRESTED OVER 'PLOTTING' AGAINST GOV'T
A total of 33 police officers have been detained in Turkey on suspicions of 'plotting against the government', local media outlets say.
BULGARIAN BORDER POLICE SEIZES HEROIN WORTH BGN 5.7M
Bulgarian police have intercepted an international drug trafficking ring, seizing a shipment of 46kg of heroin worth BGN 5.7M.
On August 24, Bulgarian border police stopped a Mercedes car with a Belgian registration plate. The vehicle, driven by a Turkish national living in Belgium, was stopped for an excise duty goods probe, according to reports of the Customs Agency. read more
HAQQANI: IS IT WORTH FOR AZERBAIJAN TO TAKE A RISK OVER BULGARIA?
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UKRAINE SOLDIERS, REBELS CLASH AT LUHANSK AIRPORT
Kiev forces have pulled back from the airport of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine after having fought pro-Russian separatist for hours.
Unlike a number of previous meetings, rebel representatives are likely to attend. read more
RUSSIA 'NOT EU'S STRATEGIC PARTNER ANYMORE' - MOGHERINI
The next EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for having repeatedly failed to hold on to international commitments.
TURKEY SUMMONS US CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OVER SPYING REPORT
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has summoned the US charge d'affaires over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey intensively since 2006.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told journalists on September 1 that the Foreign Ministry had summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires, currently the senior American diplomat in Ankara, "to demand an explanation" on the case, according to reports of Today's Zaman. read more
FIVE KILLED IN PLANE CRASH IN US COLORADO
Five people were killed after a single-engine plane crashed on Sunday afternoon near an airfield north of Denver in US state of Colorado.
The Piper PA-46 aircraft went down near the Erie Municipal Airport, about 40 km northwest of Denver, Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said. read more
GEORGI PARVANOV: BULGARIA 'CANNOT BE A HAWK' ON RUSSIA
Bulgarian cannot afford to be hawkish in its relations with Russia, President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov said on Monday.
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