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28 September 2016, Issue 4656
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Bulgarian PM Borisov Talks With Russian President Putin


Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has discussed several bi-lateral issues, including those in the energy field, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin requested by the Bulgarian side. read
Bulgaria Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Terms Of Deats Due To Air Pollution


Bulgaria ranks second in terms of deaths per capita caused by air pollution, showed data of the World Health Organisation published on Tuesday. read
Presidential Candidate Oresharski Sees GERB, DPS As Possible Partners


Former PM and current candidate for president Plamen Oresharski sees GERB and DPS as “possible partners” in his pre-election campaign. read
 
 
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Bulgarian Energy, Water Regulator Proposes 2% Increase in Natural Gas Price

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BULGARIAN PM BORISOV TALKS WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has discussed several bi-lateral issues, including those in the energy field, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin requested by the Bulgarian side.

Borisov informed Putin that concrete steps have been taken in order to effect the payment of NEK's debt to Atomstroyexport which currently stands at EUR 628 M, legal expenses and interest included. read more


BUSINESS

15,105 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS SIGNED SO FAR IN 2016

A total of 15,105 contracts were signed on the basis of public procurement orders since the beginning of 2016, reported the Public Procurement Portal.

The orders amounted to nearly BGN 4 B, EUR 63 M and USD 9.4 M. Public procurement orders were mostly for deliveries, followed by construction and services. A total of 1,360 public procurement orders were finalised with contracts for deliveries, all with a value of above BGN 180,000. The total amount of these contracts is BGN 1,388 B. read more


ENERGY

CEZ CALLS FOR CREATION OF VULNERAVBLE CONSUMERS FUND VIA STRICTER SANCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY THEFT

The Energy Distribution Company CEZ has called for the creation of a fund for investments and support of vulnerable consumers via an increase in the sanctions for electricity theft.

CEZ calls for the introduction of maximum sanctions, including financial penalties, for the theft of electricity and equipment from the electric infrastructure, announced the company. CEZ proposes that, after subtracting CEZ expenses recognised by the regulator, the proceeds be collected in a special fund for target investments in the sector, support of vulnerable consumers and other causes determined by the government.

“We call for protection of the interests of Bulgarian society, state and investors. The achievement of real results is only possible through stricter sanctions and effective sentences," stated Karel Kral, regional manager for CEZ Bulgaria. read more


BULGARIAN ENERGY, WATER REGULATOR PROPOSES 2% INCREASE IN NATURAL GAS PRICE

The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) will decide in an open session on Tuesday whether to raise the price of natural gas as of October 1.

The regulator proposed to raise the price of gas by nearly 2% for the last quarter of 2016 due to price changes on world markets. read more


TOURISM

SOFIA ATTRACTS OVER 500,000 TOURISTS SO FAR IN 2016

Sofia has attracted over half a million tourists since the beginning of 2016, stated on Tuesday Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova at the first meeting of the mayors of capitals in Central and Eastern Europe and China “16+1”.

The forum will be attended by the mayor of Belgrade – Sinisa Mali, of Sarajevo – Ivo Komsic, of Skopie – Koce Trajanovski, of Tallinn – Taavi Aas and the chairman of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress – Du Deyin. read more


DUTCH TRANSAVIA TO LAUNCH SOFIA-AMSTERDAM FLIGHTS

Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia will launch flights between Sofia and Amsterdam as of May 2017, reported the carrier’s website.

The flights will be carried out three times a week. Tickets are already available online and the first Sofia-Amsterdam flight is on May 10, 2017. The price of a one-way ticket is currently EUR 29. read more


POLITICS

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ORESHARSKI SEES GERB, DPS AS POSSIBLE PARTNERS

Former PM and current candidate for president Plamen Oresharski sees GERB and DPS as “possible partners” in his pre-election campaign.

“I would like to have the support of GERB; they do not have a candidate still. It is one thing for them to nominate you and another to run as an independent candidate. If you are independent, you have to receive the support of all Bulgarian citizens,” stated Oresharski. read more


DIPLOMACY

FAMILIES OF RUSSIAN DEPUTY PM, DEPUTIES OWN REAL ESTATE ON BULGARIAN SEA COAST

The families of at least 6 high-ranking politicians from the ruling party of Russian President Vladimir Putin United Russia own firms and real estate property in Bulgaria, showed research of Dnevnik daily of the Bulgarian Trade Register and the declarations of candidate deputies during the recent parliamentary elections in Russia.

“Of course. We will simply buy it all. We have already bought half of the sea coast,” said on the day of the elections the candidate deputy from United Russia Pyotr Tolstoy to the BNT correspondent in Moscow while addressing his recommendation to have a well-intentioned policy towards Bulgaria. read more


DOMESTIC

BSP LEADER NINOVA: BORISOV'S GOVERNMENT PREPARES ETHNIC CHANGE IN BULGARIA

BSP leader Korneliya Ninova has stated that the government is preparing an ethnic change in Bulgaria via the permanent placement of refugees in Bulgarian municipalities.

According to Ninova, the suggestion that this placement would solve Bulgaria’s demographic problem is highly cynical. In her opinion, Borisov’s government is powerless to deal with the refugee problem and it now looks dangerous. read more


BULGARIAN KIDS SPEND 80% OF TIME ON INTERNET

Bulgarian kids spend 80% of their time on the Internet, showed data of the Child Protection Agency and the National Safer Internet Centre.

Over 30% of children have a correspondence with strangers via personal messages. 80% are willing to lie about their age in order to get access to prohibited content, one-fifth discover pornographic websites accidentally. read more


PLOVDIV APPELLATE COURT CONFIRMS RULING TO DISMISS CHIEF CITY ARCHITECT RUSEV

The Plovdiv Appellate Court has confirmed the ruling of the Regional court to dismiss the chief architect of the city Rumen Rusev. The decision is final and may not be appealed.

Rusev is indicted on corruption charges related to the construction and demolition license granted for the tobacco warehouse on 8 Odrin St. in March 2016. read more


EXACTA RESEARCH: GERB REMAINS LEADING POLITICAL FORCE

A month before the presidential elections, GERB continues to be the leading political force, showed data from a nationally representative survey of Exacta Research Group among 1,000 Bulgarians in 89 locations in the country in the period September 5-12.

A total of 25.4% of Bulgarians would vote for GERB. BSP ranks second with an electoral share of 15.3% and the Reformist Bloc is third with 6%. read more


MIGRANT PRESSURE IN BULGARIA REACHES CRITICAL POINT

Migrant pressure in Bulgaria has reached a critical point, reported BGNES, citing sources at the state Agency for Refugees.

The information is confirmed by the regular report of the Interior Ministry, according to which, by September 22, refugee centres were full at 98%. read more


ENVIRONMENT

BULGARIA RANKS 2ND WORLDWIDE IN TERMS OF DEATS DUE TO AIR POLLUTION

Bulgaria ranks second in terms of deaths per capita caused by air pollution, showed data of the World Health Organisation published on Tuesday.

With 118 deaths per 100,000 people, Bulgaria occupies the unenviable second position, immediately after Ukraine with 120/100,000 cases caused by pollution of the air with fine dust particles. Belarus ranked third and Russia fourth.
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ARCHAEOLOGY

PIONEERING MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY IN BLACK SEA

Pioneering Maritime Archaeology in the Black Sea

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SOUTHEAST EUROPE

TURKEY FIRES 87 SECRET SERVICE EMPLOYEES

Turkey has fired 87 employees of the secret service due to suspected links to the failed coup on July 15.

The officials fired are some of the 141 temporarily dismissed employees which are being investigated. 52 of the employees have been indicted on criminal charges. read more



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