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10 December 2016, Issue 4718
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Bulgaria Pays Off Belene Nuclear Plant Debt


Bugaria's state-owned electricity utility company has transferred the entire sum of its debt to Russia's Atomstroyexport owned over the Belene nuclear project, officials say. read
Judges Protest against Top Body, Working Conditions in Sofia


Judges from the Sofia Regional Court (SRS) demonstrated on Friday over problems at their institution largely blamed on the country's top decisionmaking body. read
Turkey 'Used Imams for Data on Gulenists in Bulgaria'


Bulgaria is one of the fourteen EU member states from which Turkey has received data on supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish daily reports. read
 
 
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Will Brexit Affect Bulgaria-UK Business Ties?

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Two Bulgarians Vying for Grammy Awards


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BULGARIA'S REFORMIST BLOC MAY REFRAIN FROM SEEKING NEW GOVT

Right-wing Reformist Bloc coalition has said it will hand back the mandate to the Bulgarian President next week, without trying to form a new government.

Later staements from members of the bloc, however, have cast a shadow of doubt on whether this position will change. read more


BUSINESS

BULGARIA SIGNS EUR 210 M AGREEMENTS WITH EEA COUNTRIES

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev has signed two MOUs on projects worth EUR 210 M under the European Economic Area (EEA)'s financial mechanism for 2014-2020.

The assistance granted by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway places Bulgaria "among the first of a total of 15 countries" signing such partnership documents on their priority projects, the government says. read more


ENERGY

BULGARIA PAYS OFF BELENE NUCLEAR PLANT DEBT

Bugaria's state-owned electricity utility company has transferred the entire sum of its debt to Russia's Atomstroyexport owned over the Belene nuclear project, officials say.

The National Electricity Company (NEK) has paid off the amount through a transaction dated Thursday, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has told lawmakers at a Parliament Q&A session. read more


DEFENSE

BULGARIA'S DEFMIN 'WAS SUBJECT TO WIRETAPPING'

Outgoing Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has expressed concern at "secret information" that Bulgaria services may have obtained by wiretapping his convesations.

He has accused the authorities responsible for "unfounded wiretapping of high-profile statesmen" of having adopted a "practice of a totalitarian past that has been denied by the Bulgarian society." read more


DOMESTIC

BULGARIA'S CHIEF PROSECUTOR INSISTS VOTING SYSTEM REFERENDUM 'IS MANDATORY'

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has spoken out against a move of the country's election authorities to declare "non-binding" a referendum on the election system of the country.

Turnout in the national poll, conducted in November, fell short of just over 12 000 votes that would have made its result obligatory. read more


SOCIETY

JUDGES PROTEST AGAINST TOP BODY, WORKING CONDITIONS IN SOFIA

Judges from the Sofia Regional Court (SRS) demonstrated on Friday over problems at their institution largely blamed on the country's top decisionmaking body.

Metodi Lalov, who on Friday resigned as SRS chair, also joined their action in front of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS). read more


CULTURE

TWO BULGARIANS VYING FOR GRAMMY AWARDS

Bulgrian operatic soprano Sonya Yoncheva and violin virtuoso Vesko Eschkenazy are on track to get Grammy Awards in February, having been nominated in two classical music categories.

Eschkenazy, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's concertmaster, is in the shortlist with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op 100. Performed by his orchestra, the piece has been nominated for "Best Orchestral Performance". read more


WORLD

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK IMPEACHED BY PARLIAMENT

Lawmakers in South Korea voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Park's impeachment was passed by a majority of 234, out of 300 lawmakers. read more


SOUTHEAST EUROPE

TURKEY 'USED IMAMS FOR DATA ON GULENISTS IN BULGARIA'

Bulgaria is one of the fourteen EU member states from which Turkey has received data on supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish daily reports.

Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has used imams in a number of countries within and outside the EU to gather intelligence about Gülen followers and supporters, according to Hürriyet Daily News. read more


NOVINITE INSIDER

WILL BREXIT AFFECT BULGARIA-UK BUSINESS TIES?

UK-Bulgaria relations will not be much affected by Brexit, with the two countries having extensive bilateral work on border protection, security, education, culture and people-to-people links, said Tom Hines, Head of Political Section at the British Embassy in Sofia.

Haines made the comment during the first part of a discussion titled BREXIT – the British and Bulgarian Business Perspective organized by the British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA) and held on Thursday. read more



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