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Bulgaria's Deputy PM: No Signals About Violations Corrupting Electoral Process.

Deputy PM Stefan Yanev did not comment directly on the statement of Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov that, in these elections, signals about vote buying are twice more. Yanev is satisfied with the results of the coordination mechanism for combating this vicious practice: We have no signals about extreme violations, about ...

- Novinite - BG

Just 10% of Disabled in Bulgaria Employed.

In figures released by the National Social Security Institute persons with disabilities registered in Bulgaria are 689,187, of them 281,000 at a working age, according to BNR. In unofficial statistics only 10% of them are employed – the estimate was announced at a press conference on creating employment for persons with ...

- Novinite - BG

Donald Tusk to Pay Working Visit to Bulgaria.

European council President Donald Tusk is to pay a working visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of President Rumen Radev, the press secretariat of the Bulgarian head of state has announced, quoted by BNR. On 4 April Donald Tusk and Rumen Radev will pay a visit to the Joint Contact Centre for Police and Customs Cooperation ...

- Novinite - BG

Fuel Traders Receive Ban on Exchanging Information.

The Commission for Competition Protection has obliged the six companies under investigation for being a cartel when determining end prices to stop all contacts among themselves. The sanction concerns Lukoil Bulgaria EOOD, Eko Bulgaria EAD, Shell Bulgaria EAD, OMV Bulgaria OOD, NIS Petrol EOOD and Petrol AD. They have to ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria's SCC Fails To Launch Sarafovo Trial.

Yet again, the Specialised Criminal Court failed to launch the trial for the terrorist attack in Sarafovo. Again, the reason was that not all Israeli citizens who were injured in the attack were informed that they can constitute themselves as parties in the trial. Besides the lack of contact with some of the injured persons ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian Political Parties To File Financial Reports By March 31.

More than half of the political parties which, by law, are obliged to file their financial statements for 2016 with the National Audit Office have not done deposited their documents yet. The deadline for submitting the financial statements together with the lists of natural persons who have made donations expires on March ...

- Novinite - BG

European Left Hails Consolidation of Left Vote in Bulgaria.

The Party of European Socialists congratulates its Bulgarian member party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party , for the strong result they achieved during the snap general elections in Bulgaria last Sunday, according to BTA.''The Bulgarian Socialists doubled the strength of their parliamentary group, jumping from 39 to 80 ...

- Novinite - BG

Movies About Claude Mone, Picasso, Joseph Brodsky During This Year 'Master of Art' Festival.

For the second consecutive year the festival for documentaries dedicated to arts, Master of Art will present the premiere for Bulgaria international works between 20 and 30 April and the place is Lumière Cinema. Among the titles this year are  films dedicated to famous artists such as Claude Mone, Yeronimus Bosh, ...

- Novinite - BG

Top Bulgarian Entertainer Denounces TV 'Censorship' as Show Cancelled.

Popular Bulgarian performer Slavi Trifonov has had his evening show taken off air by private broadcaster bTV. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Playing with life and death to reach Europe.

In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mountains en route to Serbia, praying that his family would live another day.

- The Daily Star - LB

366,800 Bulgarians Traveled Abroad in February.

366,800 Bulgarians traveled abroad in February, which is 30.4 percent up on the same month of last year, according to National Statistical Institute data. The growth rate is highest for the following destinations: Austria – 54.8 percent, Romania – 52.5 percent, France – 45.1 percent, Italy – 41.5 percent. At the ...

- Novinite - BG

Abbakka Tulu Centre adds library to aid research

In what may re-kindle history lovers' interest in studying Tulu Nadu, a vast library complex with 4,000 research materials has been newly added to Rani Abbakka Tulu AdhyayanaKendra and Tulu Baduku Vasthu Sangrahalaya at Bantwal. Prof Thukaram Poojary, who head of Department of History at SVS College,Bantwal, has developed ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bulgaria's Gross Foreign Debt Decrease by EUR 200 M at Beginning of 2017

At the end of January 2017, the gross foreign debt of Bulgaria amounted to EUR 33,4475 B , registering a decrease of EUR 195 M , compared to the end of the previous year when foreign debt amounted to EUR 34,6425 B . On an annual basis, however, the foreign debt of the country grew in January by EUR 856,9 M , compared to ...

- Novinite - BG

Ninova: BSP Got Best Result Since 2009

This is the best result we have gotten since the parliamentary elections in 2009, state BSP leader Korneliya Ninova. 2009 – 17%, 2013 – 26%, 2014 – 15%, 2016 – presidential elections – 25% and now 27.20% support. Thus, despite our loss, this is the best result for BSP, said Ninova. We have doubled the number of ...

- Novinite - BG

DOST Demands Cassation of Bulgaria's Snap Elections

DOST want a cassation of the snap elections on the grounds that the constitutional rights of Bulgarians abroad have been violated. The leader of DOST Lutvi Mestan insists that the Prosecutor General revoke the immunity of Valery Simeonov, Krasimir Karakachanov, as well as of BSP and GERB representatives. According to ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria's SAC Revokes Fingerprint Identification for Hospital Patients

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court has annulled finally the regulation for the admitting and discharge of patients from hospitals only after fingerprint identification. The announcement will be published tomorrow after the personal data of the five members of the court is erased.

- Novinite - BG

Balkan Turks Federation To Sue Bulgaria

The Edirne-based Balkan Turks Federation will sue Bulgaria for violating the right of outmigrants to vote in the elections for Bulgaria's Parliament, reported BGNES. The case will be reviewed by a Bulgarian court first and, if its decision is unsatisfactory, it will be referred to the European Court of Human Right in ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia's FM: After Bulgaria's Elections, No One Is Talking About Russian Interference

The topic of Russia's interference in the elections of European countries is absurd, stated to TASS the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexey Meshkov. Meshkov commented on the presumed participation of Moscow in the election process of several EU member-states as follows: The topic of Russian interference ...

- Novinite - BG

GERB Faces Challenge in Forming New Bulgarian Govt

After coming first in Sunday's general election, it will not be easy for Boyko Borissov's centre-right GERB party to put together a stable coalition with a majority in parliament.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia's PM: Bulgaria Is Scared By Serbia's Progress

Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić has stated that Bulgaria is scared by the progress' of Serbia and this is the reason that it refused to give under concession Sofia Airport. So far, 25 companies have filed documents for the concession of Belgrade Airport and they will participate in the tender. There has never been such a ...

- Novinite - BG

Heating, Hot Water Prices To Jump By Up to 37% in April

The 29.63% increase in gas prices in April will be discussed at an open meeting at the energy regulator. Electricity prices will also increase by 1%. It has already become clear that this will lead to an increase in the prices of heating and hot water of between 18 and 37%. For Sofia the increase will be 22.7% The greatest ...

- Novinite - BG

Five ways Brexit will transform the EU

BRUSSELS  - Leaving the European Union, to be triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, may transform Britain but it will also change the EU. Here's how: EU BUDGET: WHERE'S THE MONEY GONE? The Union's budget accounts for only 2 percent of public spending in the bloc. But in the east, transfers from Brussels ...

- Sify - IN

Dutch in no rush to appoint new coach

Interim-coach Fred Grim will lead Holland for the friendly against Italy in Amsterdam tonight, but there is no rush to appoint a permanent successor following the sacking of Danny Blind. The Oranje are in danger of failing to reach a second successive major international tournament after a 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria left them ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

EC to Provide More Help to Bulgaria For Protection of External EU Borders

In a letter to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed readiness of the Commission to examine the long-term needs of Bulgaria for effective guarding of the external borders of the EU and the allocation of additional funding, according to BNR.Juncker's letter is a ...

- Novinite - BG

OSCE and PACE Assessments of Parliamentary Elections

Limiting the number of polling stations in countries outside the EU and the prohibition of using languages other than Bulgarian during the election campaign are said to be part of the problems that international observers from OSCE and PACE reported on election day, quoted by BNR.This is clear from the preliminary report ...

- Novinite - BG

Rhino horn smuggling suspect surrenders to police

SAMUT PRAKAN -- One of the two women suspected of attempting to smuggle 21 rhino horns into the country in a suitcase that arrived on a flight from Africa surrendered to Suvarnabhumi airport police on Monday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Borisov wins Bulgaria election but needs coalition

Ex-prime minister captures 32.6 per cent of vote but is 25 seats short of majority

- Financial Times - US

Ankara Has Few Incentives to End EU Refugee Deal, Analysts Say

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly has threatened to end his country's refugee deal with the European Union, as relations continue to plummet. However, such a move may not be in Ankara's interests. Since last year's deal, the flood of refugees and migrants entering Greece and Bulgaria from Turkey has fallen ...

- Voice of America - US

Elections in Bulgaria: Chances slim for a stable government

Bulgaria's center-right GERB party has won in parliamentary elections, but not decisively. Building a government coalition looks tricky.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bulgaria might lose gas contract with Azerbaijan?

Bulgaria may lose the gas contract with Azerbaijan if the construction of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is not completed by 2020, said Bulgaria's Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov in an interview with "24 chasa".

- AzerNews - AZ

Bulgaria might lose gas contract with Azerbaijan?

- Today.Az - AZ

Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the meeting with five Member States on progress towards full visa reciprocity with the United States

European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 March 2017 European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos met yesterday with the Bulgarian Minister of the Interior, Plamen Uzunov, the Romanian Minister of the Interior, Carmen-Daniela Dan, the Croatian Minister of ...

- EU - EU

Bulgaria's Borisov seeks third time lucky

Bulgaria's veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov was due Monday to begin tough talks to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Mareshki To Supprot Cabinet Only In Return for Ministerial Posts

Volya's leader Veselin Mareshki has stated at a special press conference on Monday that he would not simply support a government but he would participate in such a government with ministerial positions. Mareshki underlined that he would not play the role of the Patriotic Front in the last Parliament when the party supported ...

- Novinite - BG

Turkish Media on Bulgaria's Snap Elections

Corruption, social inequality, xenophobia and hatred of foreigners on the one hand and, on the other hand, pressure, rudeness and obstacles against Turks with dual citizenship who wanted to go to Bulgaria in order to vote there, wrote the online edition Haberler and added that there was tension, discontent and scandals due ...

- Novinite - BG

Voting Of Turks Abroad in Constitutional Referendum Begins

Voting of Turkish citizens abroad in the referendum for constitutional amendments on April 16 started on Monday. Voting sections have been opened at Turkey's border cross checkpoints and in Europe, at airports and ports. A voting section has also been opened at Kapıkule at the border with Bulgaria. The first voters have ...

- Novinite - BG

45 Foreign Nationals Detained on the Border in the Period 24-27 March 2017

45 citizens of third countries were detained at the Bulgarian border between 24 and 27 March 2017, the press centre of Chief Directorate Border Police announced. The situation at the state border of the Republic of Bulgaria is for the period from 06:00 Bulgarian time on March 24 until 06:00 Bulgarian time on March 27, 2017. ...

- Novinite - BG

New Early Elections During This or Next year Would Have Serious Political Consequences

''New early elections in Bulgaria during this or the next year would have serious political consequences'', commented political scientist Prof Antoniy Galabov, according to Focus News. The first opportunity for such a scenario to happen without it having a devastating effect for the country is during the autumn of next ...

- Novinite - BG

Trio edge closer to 2018 World Cup

Germany, England and Poland all took another step toward World Cup qualification but the Netherlands' failure to do the same cost national team coach Danny Blind his job on Sunday. The Dutch association fired Blind one day after his team's humiliating 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in Sofia , a result that leaves the 2014 World The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Borisov wins Bulgarian elections

The centre-right leader will need to find partners in order to become prime minister for the third time.

- EU Observer - EU

Results on the Votes Abroad: GERB – 24.50%, DOST – 17.38

GERB shows a result of 24.50% of the votes of Bulgarians outside the country. The second position is for DOST – 17.38%, followed by the BSP – 12.76%, The Movement for Rights and Freedoms with 11.98%. Yes, Bulgaria receives the support of 10.04% of Bulgarian nationals abroad, while the result of the United Patriots is ...

- Novinite - BG

MIHALKOVO: the Only Company For Naturally Aerated Water in Bulgaria

Mihalkovo" AD is one of the oldest manufacturers of bottled mineral water in Bulgaria - already 61 years production and bottled favorite of generations of Bulgarians naturally aerated water "Mihalkovo" which springs from 70 m depth with a temperature of 24 ° C.The water Mihalkovo springs from the heart of the Rhodope ...

- Novinite - BG

Prosecutor's Office Initiates 91 Pre-trial Proceedings for Violations of Voting Rights

91 pre-trial proceedings for violations of the voting rights of citizens have been initiated in the country during the snap elections for the 44th Parliament, announced the Prosecutor's Office. The greatest number of pre-trial proceedings have been initiated in Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia and Varna. Nine signals have been ...

- Novinite - BG

Wall Street Journal: Defeated Socialists Force GERB To Adopt Milder Stance on Russia

Bulgaria's centre-right party won yesterday's parliamentary elections, winning a victory over an opposition which is trying to direct the country, a member of the EU, towards a rapprochement with Russia. Politicians who are worried by Russian influence in Eastern Europe applauded the unofficial results as a rejection of ...

- Novinite - BG

Radan Kanev Resigns As Leader of New Republic

Radan Kanev has resigned as leader of the coalition New Republic. He will do the same as leader of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria later on Monday afternoon. The politician stated that he is resigning not only because of New Republic's weak result but also so that the right-wing may get united in the near future. Kanev ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

Near final results in Bulgaria show that a center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in the country's parliamentary election.

- FOX News - US

Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

SOFIA, Bulgaria — A center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, according to near final...

- Townhall.com - US

Borissov's GERB wins Bulgarian election, difficult coalition talks ahead

The centre-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has won 32.7% of votes in the early parliamentary election in Bulgaria, data from the central electoral commission showed today , with 78.9% of the ballots counted.

- EurActive - UK

Bulgaria center-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov set for return to power

Bulgarians have backed two-time premier Boyko Borisov in a snap election. With newcomer populist groups also claiming seats, Borisov must form a coalition from a fragmented legislature.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Blind sacked as Dutch coach after World Cup flop

Danny Blind was sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

- Daily Nation - KE