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22 October 2014, Issue 4060
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Bulgarian Socialists Ready for New Talks with GERB, Mikov Says
The Socialists will take part on a second round of consultations over forming a government coalition if GERB extended an invitation for meaningful political negotiations, Socialist leader Mihail Mikov said on Tuesday. read
Incoming EU Energy Commissioner Prefers Southern Gas Corridor over South Stream
EU should back the Southern Gas Corridor, a project rivaling the South Stream gas pipeline, as a means to provide security of energy supplies, Slovakia's EU Commissioner designate Maroš Šefčovič has said.read
EU Bank Watchdog Urges Bulgaria to Ensure Instant Access to KTB Deposits
European Banking Authority said Monday Bulgaria should allow immediate access of depositors at Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank, KTB) to their savings.read
GERB, REFORMIST BLOC TAKE ‘STEP FORWARD’ IN COALITION TALKS
At a meeting that was not announced in advance, the Reformist bloc and GERB have come one step closer to а coalition agreement, according to a statement of Rumyana Bachvarova from Bulgaria’s biggest party.
Тhe meeting was attended by the leaders of the five main parties in the Reformist bloc and GERB’s leader Boyko Borisov. read more
BULGARIA, ROMANIA TO SIGN MEMORANDUM TO BUILD TWO NEW BRIDGES OVER DANUBE
Bulgaria and Romania will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to implement feasibility studies on the construction of two new bridges over the Danube River, Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova said, Tuesday.
The facilities will connect Nikopol with Turnu Magurele, and Silistra with Calarasi, Bulgaria's news agency BGNES reports. read more
POLAND'S SIKORSKI DENIES UKRAINE PARTITION COMMENTS
Polish ex-Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has responded to an article in a US magazine where he allegedly says Russia offered Poland to annex five Ukrainian provinces.
Sikorski wrote on Twitter some of his comments had been exaggerated, though he did not specify which ones. read more
EU BANK WATCHDOG URGES BULGARIA TO ENSURE INSTANT ACCESS TO KTB DEPOSITS
European Banking Authority said Monday Bulgaria should allow immediate access of depositors at Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank, KTB) to their savings.
Parliamentary approval would be needed for the latter option, and the first session of Bulgaria's National Assembly is to be held October 27, or next Monday.
INCOMING EU ENERGY COMMISSIONER PREFERS SOUTHERN GAS CORRIDOR OVER SOUTH STREAM
EU should back the Southern Gas Corridor, a project rivaling the South Stream gas pipeline, as a means to provide security of energy supplies, Slovakia's EU Commissioner designate Maroš Šefčovič has said.
The EU Commission called on Bulgaria, the first member state through which the pipes are to pass, to freeze the project in June, and the government of former Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski chose to agree. read more
BULGARIA'S ENERGY MARKET 'NEEDS MORE DEALERS'
There is a lack of competitors in energy trade on the liberalized energy market, the Bulgarian energy watchdog DKEVR warned Tuesday.
BULGARIA'S PLOVDIV AMONG LONELY PLANET'S BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2015
Bulgarian city of Plovdiv has been ranked 6th in a list of the hottest destinations in the world to visit in 2015 which have been announced by travel publisher Lonely Planet.
The company's Best in Travel 2015 defines the regions, cities, countries and best-value destinations to visit next year. read more
EU COMMISSION 'SHOULD ADOPT NEW APPROACH' TO DISASTERS, EMERGENCY - MEP
The European Commission needs a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to disaster and emergency response, MEP Iliana Iotova has said.
BULGARIAN SOCIALISTS READY FOR NEW TALKS WITH GERB, MIKOV SAYS
The Socialists will take part on a second round of consultations over forming a government coalition if GERB extended an invitation for meaningful political negotiations, Socialist leader Mihail Mikov said on Tuesday.
He, however, stopped short of indicating whether the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is ready to make concessions and render support to GERB. read more
IVA YORDANOVA RESIGNS AS DEPUTY HEAD OF AGENCY FOR BULGARIANS ABROAD
Iva Yordanova has resigned as Deputy Head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad (SABA), Tuesday.
In an open letter to the media, Yordanova said that she resigned because that is what decent people do. read more
BULGARIAN DOCTORS, TEACHERS SUFFER HIGHEST LEVELS OF WORK RELATED STRESS
Doctors and teachers have the most stressful jobs in Bulgaria, according to a national survey of the General Labor Inspectorate conducted last year.
Journalists complete the top three most stressful professions in the country. read more
ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY WARNS OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS THROUGHOUT BULGARIA
Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water has warned of heavy rains throughout the country at the end of the week.
The forecast is for a rainy Wednesday in the Western and Southern Bulgarian regions, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. read more
LONDON HEATHROW CANCELS 10% OF FLIGHTS OVER HURRICANE GONZALO
London Heathrow airport has cut about 10% of incoming and outgoing flights with the 20 biggest carriers on Tuesday as the tail-end of hurricane Conzalo slammed into Britain.
Heathrow said the cancellations were precautionary and were prompted by the need to increase spacing between aircraft landing and taking off as winds of up to 112 km/h were expected to sweep the runways. read more
JAPANESE DRUMMERS YAMATO TO PERFORM IN SOFIA AGAIN
The Japanese drummers Yamato will present in Bulgaria their new spectacle ROJYOH - On the Road on October 28 in Hall 1 of Sofia's National Palace of Culture (NDK).
The show is part of their 2013-14 YAMATO 20th Anniversary Tour. In the 20 years of their history they performed in 55 countries across the world. read more
ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNEARTH BRONZE BELT OF BULGAR WARRIOR
Archaeologists excavating a fortress near Bulgaria's north eastern town of Dobrich unearthed bronze elements from a belt of a Bulgar warrior, reports the Standart daily.
Archaeologist Boyan Totev told journalists that this is the first such find by archaeologists in Bulgaria. Parts of another belt has been found by treasure hunters, again near Dobrich. read more
FASHION DESIGNER OSCAR DE LA RENTA DEAD AT 82
Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, died on Monday at the age of 82.
The New York Times said de la Renta died of complications from cancer. read more
DRUNK SNOW PLOUGH DRIVER MIGHT HAVE CAUSED CRASH OF TOTAL CEO'S PLANE
At least five people are dead after a private jet crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport also claiming the life of French oil company Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie.
Investigators suggest the driver of the snow plough was drunk. read more
GARANTI KOZA WTA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS STARTS IN SOFIA ON OCT. 28
The 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions starts in Sofia's Arena Armeec on October 28 and ends on November 2.
In this year's edition of the tournament will play Tsvetana Pironkova, Alize Cornet, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Carla Suarez Navarro, Ekaterina Makarova, Dominika Cibulkova and Samantha Stosur read more
BULGARIAN COURT REJECTS KOBLIAKOV EXTRADITION REQUEST FROM RUSSIA
Sofia City Court has refused to allow the extradition of businessman and activist Nikolai Kobliakov to Russia.
BULGARIAN CUSTOMS APPREHEND 5 M FAKE RUSSIAN EXCISE LABELS
Bulgarian customs officers at the Lesovo border crossing with Turkey apprehended almost 5 M fake Russian excise labels for tobacco products and 470 vials with adrenaline, said the Customs Agency.
The goods were found in a van with Moldovan plates, entering Bulgaria from Turkey. The driver, a Moldovan citizen, and the three passengers in the car told the customs officers they had nothing to declare, but the van was searched nevertheless. read more
CHIEF OF POLICE IN BULGARIA'S SMOLYAN REMOVED FROM OFFICE
Evgeni Vasilev, Chief of Police in Bulgaria's town of Smolyan has been removed from office, Darik news website reports.
Disciplinary proceeding has been opened against Vasilev, and there is an ongoing inspection conducted in the District Police Directorate, deputy caretaker minister and former chief of police in Smolyan Kiril Hadzhihristev confirmed. read more
OSCAR PISTORIUS GETS 5 YEARS IN JAIL FOR KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND
The South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In September the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, but was acquitted of murder after shooting Steenkamp four times through a toilet cubicle door at his home on Saint Valentine's Day in 2013. read more
BULGARIA COURT TO SIT ON 'PUTIN OPPONENT' EXTRADITION
Sofia City Court is to hold a sitting Tuesday on the extradition of businessman and activist Nikolai Kobliakov to Russia.
Moscow is also to answer whether it has granted amnesty for the alleged wrongdoing the defendant is accused of.
UK TO SEND SPY DRONES OVER SYRIA IN BROADENING OF ANTI-IS CAMPAIGN
The UK on Tuesday said it is sending Reaper spy drones to fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria in an extension of British operations against Islamic State (IS) militants.
Rivet Joint electronic surveillance aircraft will also be used in the missions, which are expected to start ‘very shortly’ read more
TURKEY ADOPTS TOUGH MEASURES AGAINST VIOLATION OF PUBLIC ORDER
Protesters covering their faces in Turkey will be arrested, and using Molotov cocktails will be considered equal to bombing, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced.
RUSSIAN STATE TELECOM TO LAUNCH COUNTERPART OF SKYPE
The Russian State Telecom Rostelecom is planning to launch a Russian mobile application, more or less analogous to Skype and Viber, reports ITAR-TASS.
According to the public tender announcement, quoted by the wire service, the company has set aside RUB 72.8 M. read more
RUSSIA 'OFFERED POLAND PART OF UKRAINE' - FORMER FM
Russia has sought to involve Poland in the partition of Ukraine, former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told a US media outlet.
ARE GERB'S POLITICAL AUCTION PLANS TURNING UGLY?
Speculation about where the next Bulgarian government is forged is now over.
It's not in conservative GERB leader Boyko Borisov's home in Bankya, on the outskirts of the capital Sofia, but in GERB's headquarters, and Tuesday delivered the best of proofs. read more
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