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8 February 2016, Issue 4458
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Romanian Man Dies in Skiing Accident in Bulgaria’s Bansko
A male Romanian skier has died after hitting a rock outside a designate ski run in the Bulgarian winter resort of bansko, BGNES reported on Sunday. read
Germany Demands Bulgaria Step Up Pace of Judicial Reform
Bulgaria should pursue deeper reform in the judiciary, Germany's Minister of State for Europe said on Friday. read
David Clark: Bulgaria in Danger of Blowing Its Big Moment
Bulgaria is one of the few Eastern European countries capable of proposing a UN Secretary General candidate trusted by all Security Council permanent members, an opinion piece on the FT's beyondbrics blog reads.read
TWO MIGRANTS DIE FROM COLD EXPOSURE NEAR BULGARIA’S BORDER WITH TURKEY
Two illegal female migrants have died of cold exposure near Malko Tarnovo, in southeastern Bulgaria close to the border with Turkey, Nova TV reported on Sunday.
Bulgarian border police found a group of 19 illegal migrants including 12 children in a forest area of Strandzha mountain near Malko Tarnovo where the snow cover was more than 30 centimeters thick late on Saturday. read more
BULGARIA CALLS TENDER FOR DEPLOYING WI-FI NETWORK AT BURGAS, VARNA PORTS
Bulgaria has called a tender for designing and building a Wi-Fi communication system at the country’s two biggest Black Sea ports, in Varna and Burgas.
State-owned Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure (BPI) Company said in a statement on Friday that the estimated cost of the project to introduce wireless Internet at the ports was BGN 6 M (EUR 3M), VAT excluded. read more
DAVID CLARK: BULGARIA IN DANGER OF BLOWING ITS BIG MOMENT
Bulgaria is one of the few Eastern European countries capable of proposing a UN Secretary General candidate trusted by all Security Council permanent members, an opinion piece on the FT's beyondbrics blog reads.
GERMANY DEMANDS BULGARIA STEP UP PACE OF JUDICIAL REFORM
Bulgaria should pursue deeper reform in the judiciary, Germany's Minister of State for Europe said on Friday.
Visiting Bulgaria to meet officials, Roth recognized the progress achieved so far, but insisted more should be done, after a year in which the Sofia government approved a new judicial reform strategy and changed the constitution, in a move they say will make the judiciary more efficient. read more
BULGARIA'S GOVT WARNS OF 'PLOT TO DISCREDIT PM'
The head of the Bulgarian government's press office has warned that yet another plot has been carried out, aimed at tarnishing the Prime Minister's reputation, during the latter's visit to London on Wednesday and Thursday.
ROMANIAN MAN DIES IN SKIING ACCIDENT IN BULGARIA’S BANSKO
A male Romanian skier has died after hitting a rock outside a designate ski run in the Bulgarian winter resort of bansko, BGNES reported on Sunday.
The accident took place man about 2 p.m. on Sunday in a ravine leading to Banderitza chalet below Todorka peak, according to the Bulgarian news outlet. read more
UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO MEET OVER NORTH KOREA ROCKET LAUNCH
The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council following Sunday’s launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea, Fox News has reported.
The security council session is likely to start at 11 a.m. New York time (6 p.m. Sofia time) on Sunday. read more
AUSTRIA WANTS EUR 600 M FROM EU TO COVER EXTRA 2015 ASYLUM COSTS
Austria has asked the European Commission for EUR 600 M to cover the costs related to providing care for a larger-than-expected number of asylum seekers accepted by the country last year.
The request had been sent by Austrian Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on January 25, Austrian daily Kurier reported on Saturday. read more
EX-GREEK FINMIN VAROUFAKIS'S MOVEMENT 'TO SEEK ALLIES IN BULGARIA'
DiEM25, the movement due to be launched by former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, is set to look for allies in Bulgaria, a civic activist said on Saturday.
Varoufakis for his part resigned in July of last year, after having served as Greece's Finance Minister for only a few months, citing pressure amid the talks of Greece with international lenders.
TRAFFIC RESUMES AT KULATA CROSSING ON BULGARIA’S BORDER WITH GREECE
Traffic has resumed at Kulata-Promachonas crossing on Bulgaria’s border with Greece, bTV reported on Sunday.
Cargo vehicles and passenger cars have started moving in both directions at the busiest checkpoint on the border after 11 a.m. read more
KEY BULGARIA-GREECE BORDER CROSSINGS REMAIN CLOSED
Major crossings at Bulgaria’s border with Greece remained fully or partially closed to traffic on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry has announced.
Passage at Ilinden-Exochi crossing is blocked completely. read more
TWO BULGARIA-GREECE BORDER CROSSINGS SEALED TO ALL TRAFFIC
The major border checkpoints of Ilinden-Exochi and Makaza-Nymphaea, connecting Bulgaria and Greece, are closed to all traffic as of 13:00 local time (EET), Bulgarian police authorities have said in a statement.
GREEK FARMERS WARN OF 'MORE INTENSE' BLOCKADE ON BULGARIA-GREECE BORDER
A more intense blockade is due from Saturday across Greece unless farmers' demands to scrap some austerity measures are heard, a Greek daily reports.
Protesters, who have staged blockades for days over a planned pension reform that would increase the value of monthly social contributions is carried through, have severely disrupted traffic both way across Greece's borders, including at the checkpoints with Bulgaria. read more
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