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21 August 2014, Issue 4007
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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Oettinger Pledges Full Support for Bulgaria's Energy Board
EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has told Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva he entirely supports the establishment of an energy board in the country.read
Bulgarian Telco Vivacom Engaged in Unfair Practice - Supreme Court
Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has upheld unfair commercial practice accusations of the consumer protection watchdog against telecom operator Vivacom. read
Bulgaria's Interim Finmin Porozhanov Voices Concern about KTB
Interim Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov has voiced concern about the impact of putting Corporate Commercial Bank under special supervision on Bulgaria’s banking system. read
SOUTH STREAM BULGARIA HALTS COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES
South Stream Bulgaria has announced it will suspended all public procurement activities and will not sign contracts related to the South Stream gas pipeline.
However, reports of ongoing activities related to the construction have cast suspicions about whether the project has effectively come to a halt. read more
BULGARIAN TELCO VIVACOM ENGAGED IN UNFAIR PRACTICE - SUPREME COURT
Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (VAS) has upheld unfair commercial practice accusations of the consumer protection watchdog against telecom operator Vivacom.
Vivacom, the trade name of Bulgarian Telecommunication Co (BTC), engaged in unfair practices by charging penalties for the pre-term termination of remotely signed fixed-term contracts, which never actually existed and were never signed, according to a ruling of VAS, as cited by the Commission for Consumer Protection. read more
BULGARIA'S 131KM BORDER FENCE PLAN MAY TRIGGER INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURE
The 131km fence which Bulgaria plans to build at the Turkish border may lead to an infringement procedure against the country, according to Michail Ekimdzhiev.
In a Wednesday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, human rights lawyer Ekimdzhiev said that the statement of caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki was inappropriate for any European politician. read more
BULGARIA'S INTERIM FINMIN POROZHANOV VOICES CONCERN ABOUT KTB
Interim Finance Minister Rumen Porozhanov has voiced concern about the impact of putting Corporate Commercial Bank under special supervision on Bulgaria’s banking system.
State-run Bulgarian National Radio quoted Porozhanov as saying that the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB), which put Corpbank, or KTB, under special supervision in June, bears the entire responsibility for the suspension of the bank’s operations and the freezing of the accounts of enterprizes and individuals in the bank. read more
53% OF BULGARIANS DO NOT TRUST BANKING SYSTEM – POLL
Some 53% of Bulgarians do not trust the banking system in the country, according to a survey conducted by Gallup International.
Lack of trust in Bulgarian financial institutions is on the rise for second straight month. In July, it was 41%. read more
OETTINGER PLEDGES FULL SUPPORT FOR BULGARIA'S ENERGY BOARD
EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has told Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva he entirely supports the establishment of an energy board in the country.
ALL BOD MEMBERS OF BULGARIAN ENERGY HOLDING MUST BE REPLACED– EXPERT
Ivan Ivanov, energy expert, has suggested that the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) must be replaced.
In a Wednesday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), he insisted that the new managerial panel of BEH had to immediately dismiss on disciplinary grounds its two representatives at the South Stream Bulgaria project company. read more
BULGARIA TIGHTENS CONTROL OVER HONORARY CONSULS
Honorary consuls of Bulgaria will be obliged to present reports on their activity to the Foreign Minister every four years.
The measure is part of a change to an ordinance on honorary consuls which has been approved by the government. read more
US AIR FORCE F-15 DEPLOY TO BULGARIA FOR BILATERAL TRAINING EVENT