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30 May 2015, Issue 4243
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Bulgaria’s PM: Over 10 000 Jobs Were Created in Plants Opened in Past Few Days
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov boasted that over 10 000 jobs had been created in plants opened over the past few days in the country. read
DSK Bank, CIBANK to Provide Revolving Loan of BGN 80 M to Bulgaria’s FLAG Fund
DSK Bank and CIBANK will provide a revolving loan of BGN 80 M to the FLAG Fund (Fund of Local Government Authorities in Bulgaria). read
Bulgaria's Energy Regulator Proposes 2 % Increase of Electricity Prices from July 1
A report of Bulgaria's Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) proposes the price of electricity for end users to increase by 2 % on average from July 1. read
MACEDONIA'S CRISIS AFFECTING ENTIRE REGION, ZAEV TELLS BULGARIA PM
The political crisis into which Macedonia has plunged over the past years is affecting neighboring states as well, the country's opposition leader has said while on a Friday visit to Sofia.
"Macedonia has got our support for joining the EU and NATO. We insist very much that the political crisis be resolved in a democratic way," PM Borisov has told private national bTV station.
BULGARIA’S PM: OVER 10 000 JOBS WERE CREATED IN PLANTS OPENED IN PAST FEW DAYS
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov boasted that over 10 000 jobs had been created in plants opened over the past few days in the country.
Speaking Friday in Devnya at the opening of a new production line at the local cement plant, Borisov noted that the new jobs had been created in Burgas, Stara Zagora, and Devnya, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. read more
TOKUDA BANK AD CHANGES OWNER
Industrial Holding Doverie AD, a subsidiary of Doverie Obedinen Holding AD, has signed a preliminary contract for the acquisition of 99.53% of the capital of Tokuda Bank AD, according to an official media statement of the company.
The seller of the 99.53% stake in Tokuda Bank AD is International Hospital Services, a Japan-registered company known in Bulgaria as the owner of Tokuda Bank AD and a number of companies operating in the sphere of healthcare. read more
DSK BANK, CIBANK TO PROVIDE REVOLVING LOAN OF BGN 80 M TO BULGARIA’S FLAG FUND
DSK Bank and CIBANK will provide a revolving loan of BGN 80 M to the FLAG Fund (Fund of Local Government Authorities in Bulgaria).
The money will be used to finish municipal projects financed under operational programs “Environment” and “Regional Development” for the 2007-2013 programming period, according to a media statement of the Regional Development Ministry. read more
BULGARIA’S FINANCE MINISTRY REPORTS SURPLUS OF BGN 1 066.6 M BY END-APRIL 2015
Based on the monthly data of first-level spending units, a surplus of BGN 1,066.6 million is reported as of end-April 2015 (1.3 % of the projected GDP), according to Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry.
The surplus is formed from the excess of national budget revenues over expenditures of BGN 536.5 million and a surplus of EU funds of BGN 530.1 million. read more
BULGARIA'S ENERGY REGULATOR PROPOSES 2 % INCREASE OF ELECTRICITY PRICES FROM JULY 1
A report of Bulgaria's Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) proposes the price of electricity for end users to increase by 2 % on average from July 1.
The regulator will discuss the proposal on June 4 and the decision is expected to be taken by the end of next month, daily Dnevnik reports. read more
BULGARIA’S FUEL PRODUCTION, IMPORTS INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY IN MARCH
In March 2015, the production of unleaded petrol increased by 127.4% on the month to 166 000 tonnes, according to Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute.
At the same time deliveries of unleaded petrol went up by 22% to 50 000 tonnes on a monthly basis. read more
EX-PM DEMANDS LUKOIL BULGARIA'S CRUDE IMPORT CONTRACTS
Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Ivan Kostov has asked the head of a Burgas-based Lukoil refinery for access to import contracts of crude oil.
The latest development comes as part of a dispute between Lukoil Bulgaria and Kostov's think-tank, the Risk Management Lab, which alleges that the Russian oil giant has been manipulating oil prices in the country, affecting households and business competitiveness alike. read more
POLISH SEJM DELEGATION VISITS BULGARIA'S PARLIAMENT
A delegation Poland's Sejm (Lower House of Parliament) was welcomed on Friday morning to the National Assembly building in Sofia, Bulgaria.
FUTURE BULGARIAN AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY TO SEEK NEW BASIS OF BILATERAL RELATIONS
The former Foreign Minister and future ambassador to Turkey Nadezhda Neynsky said that she is to seek new basis of bilateral relations and will champion the Bulgarian national interests.
Neynsky did not want to make concrete statements as she was still to hold many conversations before her departure to Turkey, she said in an interview for private bTV station on Friday. read more
BULGARIA JUSTICE MINISTRY UPLOADS JUDICIAL REFORM PROPOSAL
Bulgaria's Ministry of Justice has published its draft proposals to introduce changes to the judiciary.
Amendments put forward by Minister Hristo Ivanov include changes to the structure and organization of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), a top watchdog often labeled "the government of the judiciary". read more
BLAST ROCKS UKRAINE PRESIDENT'S CONFECTIONERY CHAIN STORE
A blast occurred late on Thursday in a Kiev store of Roshen, a confectionery chain owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, police say.
BULGARIAN MOVIE VIKTORIA RELEASED IN THE US
The film Viktoria by director and writer Maya Vitkova has been selected for a US release by the company Big World Pictures, located in Brooklyn, New York, the Hollywood Reporter announced.
The official premiere of the movie was at the Sundance Film Fetsival. In fact, this is mreley the second Bulgarian movie selected for a US release over the course of the past thirty years. read more
PREVIEW OF GAME OF THRONES EPISODE FEATURING ZAHARI BAHAROV NOW RELEASED
Mere hours are left until the premiere of the eight episode of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, featuring a performance by Bulgarian actor Zahari Baharov in the role of a leader of a cannibal tribe.
The brand new episode will be broadcast shortly after midnight on Monday. read more
RUDIMENTAL, ELLA EYRE TO PERFORM FOR SOFIA MUSIC FANS
The extremely successful Rudimental and Ella Eyre will be coming to Bulgaria for a special performance on September 12. They will be presenting some of their brand new projects alongside their greatest hits and collaborations at Sofia Inter Expo Center.
Rudimental is more than just another drum and bass band. They have turned their work into international success, changing the world music scene and sound. In 2015, the band released a brand new single ''Never Let You Go'' as well as their long anticipated second album We The Generation. Featuring rising starts and well established names such as Anne-Marie, Will Heard, Dizzee Rascal and Lianne La Havas, the album shows versatility and a wide range of emotions. read more
BULGARIA HAS SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF SMOKERS IN EU
Bulgaria has the second highest number of smokers in Europe and ranks sixth in the world in this respect.
According to the latest Eurobarometer, which was released on Friday, 35 % of Bulgarians smoke, being preceded only by the Greeks, where the share of the smoking population is 38 %. read more
SEPP BLATTER RE-ELECTED AS FIFA PRESIDENT
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President for a fifth term.
Blatter, 79, was given a new 4-year term by the 209 FIFA member associations at FIFA’s annual Congress in Zurich on Friday, according to reports of the BBC News. read more
BULGARIAN FOOTBALL UNION TO ANNOUNCE FATE OF CSKA, LOKOMOTIV SOFIA ON JUNE 1
The Appeal Committee of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFS) will announce its decision on the revoked licences of CSKA Sofia, Lokomotiv Sofia and two other clubs on Monday.
The Appeal Committee held a meeting on Thursday at which it reviewed the appeals of the four clubs with revoked licences, the press service of BFS informs. read more
BULGARIAN POLICE ARRESTS SOFIA STORE ARMED ROBBERS
The armed robbers of the Sofia store have now been arrested. The announcement was made by store owner Mihail Rusinov on his Facebook profile.
It is exactly through the social network that the store owner released a video tape of the armed robbery and the violence executed upon the sales assistant. read more
ARMED ROBBERS OF SOFIA STORE NOW ESTABLISHED
The identities of the armed robbers who stole money and goods from a store in Sofia have now been established.
The recording of the blatant crime was released on Facebook the morning after the incident. The store owner expressed the hope that this will help the investigation. read more
BULGARIA POLICE DETAIN 2 ENDANGERED TURTLE EATERS
Two Bulgarian citizens who cooked 17 endangered turtles and ate them have been arrested in the country's southern town of Krumovgrad, police say.
No details about the exact species were immediately available.
THE UPS AND DOWNS OF GETTING LOST
Excerpts from the diary of young man from a tiny tribe:
FALSE BOMB THREAT FAILS TO DISRUPT FIFA CONGRESS
An anonymous bomb threat was received at the Congress of FIFA, which is taking place in Zurich on Friday.
According to media reports, a local police spokeswoman confirmed that there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA Congress and officers have been dispatched. read more
ELECTIONS STIR WATERS IN FIFA AMID CORRUPTION SCANDAL
It is expected that all 209 FIFA members will determine the future president of the organization Friday. The vote will be executed amidst the corruption scandal, involving high level officials.
Current President and largely considered favorite for the position Sepp Blatter (aged 79) is no longer likely to win the confidence vote. His main competitor is the Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan (aged 39). read more
CYPRUS TALKS MARK PROGRESS AS PRESIDENTS AGREE TO OPEN TWO NEW CROSSINGS
The Greek and Turkish Cypriot Presidents agreed on Thursday to open two new crossing points and discussed other confidence-building measures (CBMs).
Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci expressed their shared will and determination to reach a comprehensive settlement, the Cyprus Mail reports. read more
INDIA HEATS DEATH TOLL SURPASSES 2,000 PEOPLE
The number of people passed away on account of the extreme heat in India has drastically increased over the past several days. More than 500 people died only over the past 24 hours.
The total number of the victims has now surpassed 2,000 people, India TV reported. read more
SERBIAN PM EXPRESSES READINESS TO REDUCE COUNTRY'S DEPENDENCE ON RUSSIAN GAS
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic expressed readiness to reduce his country's dependence on Russian gas.
EU COMMISSIONER JOHANNES HAHN TO VISIT MACEDONIA TUESDAY
EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is to arrive in Macedonia on June 02 for an official visit.
Hahn’s visit was confirmed by his Spokesperson, Maja Kocijančič, as cited by Macedonian news portal Plusinfo. read more
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