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31 August 2015, Issue 4324
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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Bulgarian PM Calls on World Leaders to Solve Refugee Crisis
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov called on world leaders to sit together and come up with a solution to the refugee crisis. read
Authorities Detain Fourth Bulgarian over Dead Migrants Found in Truck in Austria
Hungarian police detained a fourth Bulgarian suspected in the trafficking of the 71 migrants, who were found dead in an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway near the border with Hungary on Thursday. read
Government Airplane Carrying PM on Board Performs Emergency Landing at Varna Airport
The government Falcon airplane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on board performed an emergency landing at Varna Airport on Sunday. read
BULGARIAN PM CALLS ON WORLD LEADERS TO SOLVE REFUGEE CRISIS
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov called on world leaders to sit together and come up with a solution to the refugee crisis.
Borisov insisted that urgent measures should be taken to address the source of the refugee wave, namely the destabilised states in Africa and the Arab world. read more
BULGARIA’S STATE-OWNED RAILWAY CARRIER SEES ITS MARKET SHARE SHRINK TO 5.1%
The number of passengers using the services of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company has dropped by over 1 million, or 9%, over the past year.
The passenger volume reported by the state-owned railway carrier shrank by over 1/3 in 10 years, according to statistics of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), as cited by Trud daily. read more
BULGARIA’S C-BANK TO REPLACE BGN 2 BANKNOTES WITH BGN 2 COINS BY END-2015
The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) will release a new BGN 2 coin to replace the BGN 2 banknotes by end-2015.
According to BNB data, BGN 2 banknotes are the ones that most often become unfit for circulation. read more
MINING INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR 5% OF BULGARIA’S GDP – ENERGY MINISTER
The mining industry generates 5% of Bulgaria’s GDP and provides jobs for over 24 000 people, according to Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova.
Petkova attended Saturday the 50th anniversary celebration of Bulgarian mining company Asarel-Medet AD. read more
BULGARIAN FARMERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR EU FUNDING OF EUR 50 M FOR NEW EQUIPMENT
Bulgarian farmers will be granted EUR 50 M for purchasing agricultural equipment under the Rural Development Program.
Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva announced in an interview for the Focus news agency that Measure #21 under the Rural Development Program 2007-2013 concerning the modernization of agricultural holdings had been launched on Friday. read more
BULGARIA BOASTS 92 % ABSORPTION RATE OF EU FUNDS - PM BORISOV
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Sunday that Bulgaria's absorption rate of EU funds amounted to 92 %.
Borisov added that in this respect Bulgaria outperformed Romania by 20 %, private bTV station reports. read more
EXPENSES OF BULGARIAN MPS ON BUSINESS TRIPS AMOUNT TO BGN 470 000
Bulgarian MPs spent nearly BGN 470 000 on business trips abroad since they have assumed office ten months ago.
The MP with most business trips abroad was the former Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin, who traveled 18 times abroad in this period, his expenses amounting to more than BGN 9700, private bTV station informs. read more
BULGARIAN SAMUEL FINZI VOTED ACTOR OF THE YEAR IN GERMANY
Bulgarian-born actor Samuel Finzi has been declared actor of the year in Germany.
49-year-old Samuel Finzi won the award for the role of Vladimir in Ivan Pantaleev’s staging of “Waiting for Goddot” at Deutsches Theater Berlin, according to reports of DPA. read more
MUSIC, DANCE PERFORMANCES CLOSE 2015 EDITION OF SOFIA BREATHES FESTIVAL
The last day of the sixth edition of the “Sofia Breathes” annual festival will take place on Oborishte street in the Bulgarian capital on Sunday.
The last day of the festival, which this year is taking place on the five Sundays of August, will be dedicated to music and dance performances. read more
GOVERNMENT AIRPLANE CARRYING PM ON BOARD PERFORMS EMERGENCY LANDING AT VARNA AIRPORT
The government Falcon airplane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on board performed an emergency landing at Varna Airport on Sunday.
The plane was conducting a flight from Varna to Plovdiv, but did not reach its final destination as the landing gear did not retract after take-off. read more
BULGARIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNER SETS NEW RECORD ON COMPLETING KOM-EMINE HIKE
Bulgarian orienteer and mountain runner Kiril Nikolov, known as the Diesel, set a new record on completing the longest tourist route in Bulgaria - the 600-kilometre-long Kom-Emine hiking trail.
Nikolov completed the hike in four days, 13 hours, 5 minutes and 30 seconds, becoming the first person to cover the distance in less than five days. read more
HUMAN SMUGGLING IN BULGARIA IS PUNISHABLE BY RIDICULOUS FINES - FOREIGN MINISTER
Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has argued that Bulgarian legislation must be amended so as to include harsh penalties for human smuggling instead of the current fine of BGN 1000 – 8000.
In a Saturday interview for Nova TV, Mitov made clear that Penal Code amendments envisaging much harsher penalties for human smuggling had passed first reading in Parliament on Friday. read more
RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE CALL FOR FULL CEASEFIRE IN UKRAINE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 1
Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a complete ceasefire in eastern Ukraine beginning on September 1 due to the start of the school year.
The three leaders issued the call during a telephone conversation on Saturday, the main topics of discussion being the situation in southeastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. read more
AUTHORITIES DETAIN FOURTH BULGARIAN OVER DEAD MIGRANTS FOUND IN TRUCK IN AUSTRIA
Hungarian police detained a fourth Bulgarian suspected in the trafficking of the 71 migrants, who were found dead in an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway near the border with Hungary on Thursday.
This is the fifth arrest carried out by Hungarian authorities after three Bulgarians and an Afghan citizen had been arrested earlier on Friday. read more
HUNGARY COMPLETES FENCE AT BORDER WITH SERBIA EARLIER THAN PLANNED
In an attempt to limit the influx of refugees trying to cross into the country, Hungary completed the construction of the 175-kilometre-long fence at its border with Serbia.
The fence, which consists of three rolls of razor wire, was completed two days before the initially announced deadline of August 31, Deutsche Welle reports. read more
MAXIM BEHAR: PR AND EMOTION ARE SYNONYMS*
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