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18 June 2013, Issue 3676
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Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No Confidence Motion against Govt
Bulgaria’s center-right opposition GERB party has announced that it considers initiating a no confidence vote against the embattled Socialist-led government that took over at the end of May. read
EC Hopes Bulgaria Doesn't Repeat Security Chief Blunder
The European Commission has expressed hopes that Bulgaria will appoint an adequate and respected head of the State Agency for National Security this time. read
Bulgarian Party Launches Talks for Right Wing Unification
The right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party is going to ask from the new party leadership to have a mandate to launch negotiations for establishing a united right-wing opposition. read
THOUSANDS JOIN 4TH DAY OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT RALLIES IN BULGARIA
New massive anti-government rallies are being held in Bulgaria, with thousands joining the protests in Sofia and other major cities.
Several thousand people are chanting “Resign!” in front of the Council of Ministers building in downtown Sofia, reporters say. read more
BULGARIA'S SOFIA-BOZHURISHTE ECONOMIC ZONE TO CREATE UP TO 5000 JOBS
Valeri Andreev, CEO of the National Company "Industrial Zones", has suggested that the Economic Zone "Sofia - Bozhurishte" project will create 3000-5000 new jobs over the next five years.
The ceremony to mark the turning of the first sod of the Economic Zone "Sofia - Bozhurishte" on Monday is to be attended by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and the Mayor of the western town of Bozhurishte, Asparuh Asaruhov. read more
BULGARIAN STATE RAILWAYS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 SCENARIOS FOR PAYING OFF DEBTS
The management board of Holding Bulgarian State Railways, BDZ, has drafted three main scenarios for dealing with the company's debts, and all of them rely on state funding.
According to reports of Standard daily, BDZ Holding amassed debts of over BGN 709 M by end-April, 2013. read more
BULGARIA'S ENERGY MINISTER CONFIRMS POSSIBILITY OF 5% POWER PRICE CUT
Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy Dragomir Stoynev has confirmed the forecast of Prime Minister Oresharski that a decrease in electricity prices by 5% from the beginning of July or August 2013 is possible.
Stoynev voiced his support for Oresharski's estimation before the start of the sod-turning ceremony for the Economic Zone "Sofia - Bozhurishte" on Monday. read more
VARNA TOURISM UNHARMED BY PROTESTS
Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna has not witnessed a decrease in the number of foreign tourists visiting it despite the ongoing anti-government protests in the city, according to Atanas Atanasov, head of the Union of Bulgarian Tourist Guides.
“Tourists see the demonstrations as a sign of a mature civil society, but they are also interested in the reasons for the discontent of local people,” Atanasov has told Darik radio.
EC HOPES BULGARIA DOESN'T REPEAT SECURITY CHIEF BLUNDER
The European Commission has expressed hopes that Bulgaria will appoint an adequate and respected head of the State Agency for National Security this time.
EC spokesperson Olivier Bailly read a statement Monday on the appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as head of Bulgaria’s national security. The move sparked massive protests in the Balkan country, prompting the government to declare it would retract its decision and seek a new official for the job. read more
EC CONFIRMS MEETING OF BULGARIA PM WITH BARROSO
The European Commission, EC, has confirmed the upcoming meeting between EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on June 21 in Brussels.
The confirmation was issued Monday afternoon after EC Spokesperson Olivier Bailly announced earlier the same day that the meeting was on Barroso's agenda but had not been confirmed. read more
BULGARIAN OPPOSITION MULLS NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST GOVT
Bulgaria’s center-right opposition GERB party has announced that it considers initiating a no confidence vote against the embattled Socialist-led government that took over at the end of May.
The no confidence motion will be prompted by the appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski, GERB lawmaker Tsetska Tsacheva told reporters on Monday. read more
BULGARIAN PARTY LAUNCHES TALKS FOR RIGHT WING UNIFICATION
The right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, DSB, party is going to ask from the new party leadership to have a mandate to launch negotiations for establishing a united right-wing opposition.
DSB's National Council is holding a meeting Sunday, June 23. read more
SOFIA CITY UNIT OF BULGARIAN SOCIALISTS DEMANDS STANISHEV'S RESIGNATION
The Sofia city unit of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, has scheduled a meeting for Monday evening to vote on a motion calling for the resignation of the Sergei Stanishev, leader of the party.
Stanishev's resignation has been requested by a large number of activists of the largest regional unit of BSP on the grounds of a misguided staffing policy, most notably the appointment of notorious media tycoon Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security, DANS. read more
INTERIM BULGARIAN NATIONAL SECURITY HEAD HINTS OF TAKING OVER PERMANENTLY
The interim head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security, DANS, Vladimir Pisanchev, vowed to retain the post if offered.
Responding to a question of a reporter of BGNES news agency whether he would assume the office of Head of DANS, the interim chief Pisanchev confirmed PM Plamen Oresharski’s statement that his possible nomination was discussed alongside that of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski. read more
BULGARIAN PM CAGEY ABOUT SCANDALOUS 'FBI' CHIEF NOMINATION
Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, admitted Monday he underestimated the controversial public image of the man he nominated for national security chief.
Speaking in an interview for bTV, he said the Friday decision of the government and the Parliament to appoint controversial media mogul and MP Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) has been a mistake that sparked mass protest rallies in the country over the weekend. read more
BULGARIA'S NATIONALIST CHIEF STIRS BRAWL AT PEACEFUL RALLY
Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's far-right nationalist Ataka party, staged a new spectacle late Sunday evening, just minutes after the end of the national anti-government protest rally in the capital Sofia.
As the nearly 20 000 people, who attended the rally sparked by the outrageous decision of the government to appoint controversial media mogul and MP Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), were beginning to disperse around midnight, Siderov demonstratively attacked and insulted journalists, protesters, and policemen. read more
24 BULGARIAN NGOS SNUB TALKS WITH PM PLAMEN ORESHARSKI
The NGOs and the media that signed a protest declaration Friday against the appointment of a controversial media mogul and lawmaker for national security chief have decided to not participate in the meeting with Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.
On Friday, the Bulgarian Parliament elected in a stunning move Delyan Peevski for Chairman of the National Security Agency (DANS). read more
BULGARIAN NATIONALIST SLAMS PROTESTERS, WARNS OF 'CIVIL WAR'
Notorious Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov made his latest controversial statement Monday, saying the opposition GERB party of former PM Boyko Borisov was seeking a “civil war.”
Siderov has claimed that the nationwide massive protests against the Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski have been organized by GERB and “crime groups” aligned with the party. read more
BULGARIAN PRESIDENT TO ASK CONSULTATIVE SECURITY COUNCIL ABOUT STEPS TO RESOLVE CRISIS
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has added new issues to the agenda of the meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security scheduled for June 20.
"Apart from security sector reform, I have added a new topic of discussion - adequate measures of the political parties represented in Parliament in connection with the political crisis we have yet again fallen into," Bulgaria's head of state announced Monday, as cited by Focus news agency. read more
EX BULGARIAN PRESIDENT LASHES AT SOCIALIST ARCHRIVAL
Georgi Parvanov, the former president of Bulgaria and the former leader of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP,) insists on the emergency convocation of the Socialists' National Party Council.
The motives of the prominent Socialist are that the party experienced serious crisis due to its poor management. read more
POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH OVER NEW BLAGOEVGRAD GOVERNOR
The protest in Bulgaria's southwestern city of Blagoevgrad led to clashes with the police, after newly appointed regional governor tried to enter the building of the District Municipality.
Musa Palev from the liberal ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedom (DPS) is now Regional Governor of Blagoevgrad. read more
BULGARIANS UNWAVERING IN DEMANDING GOVT RESIGNATION
For the fourth day in a row, outraged Bulgarians will stage nationwide protest rallies against the government, formed on the mandate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.
The demonstrations were sparked by the outrageous decision of the government to appoint controversial media mogul and MP Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS). read more
BULGARIAN EXPATS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ANTI-GOVT PROTESTS
Bulgarians living abroad have staged protest rallies in support of the ones in the homeland, sparked by the outrageous decision of the government to appoint controversial media mogul and MP Delyan Peevski as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).
A protest was held Sunday in front of the Bulgarian Embassy in London. The demonstrators there have prepared a declaration addressed to President, Rosen Plevneliev, the Speaker of the Parliament, Mihail Mikov, and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Great Britain, Konstanin Pavlov, condemning the policies of the government, formed on the mandate of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, its servitude to interests of oligarchs, and allowing corrupt and discredited people in the rule of the country. read more
BULGARIAN SOCIALIST LEADER ADMITS FAULT FOR APPOINTMENT OF SCANDALOUS NATIONAL SECURITY CHIEF
Socialist leader Sergei Stanishev has admitted to making a political mistake with the appointment of media tycoon Delyan Peevski as head of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS).
In a Sunday interview for private TV station bTV, Stanishev acknowledged that the underestimated social discontent over the nomination had been his fault. read more
TOP BULGARIAN JOURNALIST INJURED IN ISTANBUL CLASHES
Well-known Bulgarian TV journalist, Elena Yoncheva, who is known for her footage from the hottest spots across the globe, has been injured while reporting on protests in Istanbul.
A teargas grenade, fired by the police, has truck her in the leg, causing a torn ligament and blood vessels tear. read more
BULGARIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH URGES CANCELATION OF LGBT PARADE
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expectedly condemned the upcoming Sofia Pride LGBT parade in the capital, claiming the event would “jeopardize the moral pillars of society.”
The Church has claimed that “homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality are an unnatural and harmful violation of God’s will.” read more
BULGARIA'S CHIEF PROSECUTOR CALLS MEETING ON CRIME COUNTERACTION
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has invited Interior Minister Tsvetelin Yovchev, Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova and Deputy Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) Vladimir Pisanchev to a meeting on counteracting crime.
The meeting on Monday was arranged on Friday, when the newly appointed controversial DANS Chair Delyan Peevski, Yovchev and Tsatsarov met to discuss measures to counteract crime, according to reports of dnevnik.bg. read more
PES LEADER STANISHEV UNDER PRESSURE FROM PROTESTS AT HOME
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CZECH PM OFFICIALLY RESIGNS AMID GRAFT SCANDAL
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has formally stepped down in an effort to end political turmoil over a corruption inquiry.
"Mr President, in line with the constitution... I resign," Necas told his rival left-wing President Milos Zeman. read more
TURKISH GOVT THREATENS TO DEPLOY ARMY TO END PROTESTS
Turkey’s Deputy PM Bulent Arinc has threatened that the army could be deployed to end nearly three weeks of unrest by protesters across the country.
Arinc said the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) could be pressed into action if the police failed to restore order. read more
TENSIONS IN TURKEY ESCALATE AS POLICE CRACKDOWN PERSISTS
Clashes in Turkey persist as police continues to crackdown on protest rallies and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains defiant to their demands.
Four people have been injured overnight in the capital Ankara as police used once again teargas and water cannon. read more
IRAN'S PRESIDENT-ELECT VOWS NUCLEAR TRANSPARENCY
Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani has declared that the country is ready to show more transparency on its nuclear program.
In his first news conference since Friday's vote, Rouhani also described as unfair sanctions imposed on the country over the issue, according to the BBC. read more
INSPIRING BALKAN PROTESTS
The Balkans are protesting – Turkey, Greece, and now Bulgaria.
After admiring the Turkish demonstrations for weeks, Bulgarians are rallying with their children, pets, and national colors in a fight against the suffocating status quo - old and young, smiling, polite, mostly educated and with good jobs - the fragmented, small, often ignored "middle class." read more
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