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23 May 2015, Issue 4237
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Bulgaria, Italy Agree to Deepen Cooperation in Dealing with Migratory Pressure
Bulgaria and Italy will deepen their cooperation in order to deal with the migratory pressure, which is affecting the two countries. read
Ex-Foreign Min Warns against Bulgaria's Harsh Tone on Russia
Recent comments by Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov about Moscow's "irresponsible" approach to the situation in Macedonia are very dangerous, Mitov's predecessor Kristian Vigenin has said.read
Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Head Dismissed amid Extortion Allegations
Plamen Mollov, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), has been dismissed at the proposal of Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva. read
BULGARIA BACKS IDEA FOR GAS RING WITH ROMANIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia have signed a joint declaration supporting the idea to link their countries’ gas transmission systems, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced on Thursday evening.
The idea is to build interconnections of existing gas supply infrastructure that would greatly increase the energy security of all four countries, portfolio.hu quoted Szijjártó as saying Hungarian public television M1. read more
BULGARIAN FARMERS HIT BY RUSSIA SANCTIONS MAY EXPECT COMPENSATIONS TOTALING EUR 398 000
Fruit and vegetable growers in Bulgaria may expect compensations of up to EUR 398 000 from the EU for the losses incurred as a result of the sanctions imposed on Russia and the country’s response to that policy, according to Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.
Donchev explained Friday in Parliament that the applications of Bulgarian agricultural producers had amounted to a total of EUR 1.4 B but the EU had only approved a sum that was around five times smaller. read more
BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY HEAD DISMISSED AMID EXTORTION ALLEGATIONS
Plamen Mollov, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), has been dismissed at the proposal of Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.
Mollov was removed from office on Friday by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. read more
AVERAGE WAGE IN BULGARIA INCREASED 4-FOLD IN 2000-2015
The average wage in Bulgaria increased four times from BGN 225 to BGN 800 over the past 15 years.
The energy sector boasts the highest average wage, at BGN 2260, which increased five times and a half in the period 2000-2015, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio. read more
BULGARIA’S STATE-OWNED MARITSA EAST 2 TPP REPORTED LOSS OF BGN 38.6 M IN 2014
Bulgaria’s state-owned thermal power plant Maritsa East 2 registered pre-tax loss of BGN 38.6 M for 2014.
The loss of the state-owned thermal power plant increased by 700% in just one year, according to reports of econ.bg. read more
BULGARIANS COMPLETED LESS TOURIST TRIPS IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2015
The number of Bulgarians, who completed tourist trips in the first quarter of 2015, decreased with 15 % compared to the same period last year.
According to preliminary figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Friday, 578 800 Bulgarians completed tourist trips in the first quarter of 2015. read more
EX-FOREIGN MIN WARNS AGAINST BULGARIA'S HARSH TONE ON RUSSIA
Recent comments by Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov about Moscow's "irresponsible" approach to the situation in Macedonia are very dangerous, Mitov's predecessor Kristian Vigenin has said.
BULGARIA'S NEYNSKI 'IN TALKS OVER TURKEY MISSION'
Nadezhda Neynsky, a former Bulgarian Foreign Minister (1997-2001), has said she has entered talks to take over Bulgaria's Embassy in Ankara.
BULGARIA’S PM, GEORGIAN COUNTERPART DISCUSS BILATERAL COOPERATION
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibashvili discussed bilateral cooperation in Riga during the Eastern Partnership Summit.
Borisov emphasized the good bilateral relationship and the potential for its development both through enhanced contacts between the different ministries and via the Bulgaria-Georgia Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation, according to the press office of the Bulgarian government. read more
BULGARIAN DAIRY FARMERS TO STAGE NATIONAL PROTEST, BLOCK ROAD
Bulgarian dairy farmers will stage a national protest on Friday due to the low purchasing price of milk and the lack of state strategy and support for the livestock breeding sector.
The producers are intending to block the traffic on the road between the towns of Dimitrovgrad and Haskovo on two occasions. read more
KAPITAN ANDREEVO BORDER CROSSING POINT SWITCHES TO CARD PAYMENTS ONLY FOR TOLL FEES AS OF JUNE
Starting 8 a.m. on June 1, 2015, toll fees and vignette stickers for trucks at Bulgaria’s Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point will only be paid at a “points of sale” (POS).
Drivers will be able to pay by VISA, Visa Electron, V PAY, MasterCard, Maestro, and Borica debit and credit cards issued by providers of payment services operating on Bulgarian territory, according to a media statement of the Customs Agency. read more
BULGARIAN FOOTBALL UNION TO DETERMINE FATE OF CSKA SOFIA
The Executive Committee of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFS) will determine the fate of CSKA Sofia on Friday.
The Licencing Committee of BFS revoked the licence of CSKA and three other teams from the A Group on Wednesday. read more
KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA APPOINTED CO-CHAIR TO UN HUMANITARIAN FINANCING PANEL
EU Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva was appointed as co-chair of the newly-established UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of the panel on Thursday, the UN News Centre reports. read more
AT LEAST 30 CASUALTIES AS SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS SHIA MOSQUE IN SAUDI ARABIA
There were at least thirty casualties as a suicide bomber targeted a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
According to media reports, the bomber targeted the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in the country's Eastern Province at a time when there more than 150 people were praying, the BBC and Al Jazeera report. read more
IS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUICIDE ATTACK ON SHIITE MOSQUE IN SAUDI ARABIA
The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the suicide bomber, according to reports of the BBC News. read more
BULGARIA, ITALY AGREE TO DEEPEN COOPERATION IN DEALING WITH MIGRATORY PRESSURE
Bulgaria and Italy will deepen their cooperation in order to deal with the migratory pressure, which is affecting the two countries.
This was agreed at a meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi on Friday, the government's press service informs. read more
DAVID CAMERON VOWS TO SEIZE PAY OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS WORKING IN UK
British Prime Minister David Camerion has unveiled new measures aimed at cutting immigration to the UK.
The measures announced on Thursday included making working illegally a criminal offence and giving authorities the power to seize illegal earnings. The new criminal offence will apply to migrants who have entered the UK illegally and also those who came to the country legally but are in breach of their conditions or have overstayed, the BBC noted in its coverage of the news. read more
WORLD BANK GRANTS USD 1.2 B IN AID TO ALBANIA
The World Bank Group is allocating USD 1.2 B to Albania under the 2015-2019 Country Partnership Framework (CPF), the international institution has announced.
MACEDONIAN OPPOSITION LEADER DISMISSES SPECULATION OF PARTITIONING
Macedonian opposition SDSM leader Zoran Zaev dismissed the speculation of partitioning or federalisation of the country.
RUSSIA WARNS GOOGLE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK OF POSSIBLE BLOCKING OF SERVICES
Russia has warned Google, Twitter and Facebook to comply with laws requiring internet companies to transmit data on Russian bloggers who have more than 3,000 readers a day, Reuters has reported.
Russia’s communications, media and IT regulator Roskomnadzor has sent official notice to the three social media companies, reminding them to close down sites or pages that the watchdog deems to be calling for “unsanctioned protests and unrest”. read more
'MACEDONIANS ONLY WISH TO LIVE NORMALLY'
Macedonians in Macedonia place much more importance on living well than on nationality, an emphasis Russia cannot understand, a Bulgarian journalist wrote Friday.
INTERNET TROLLS NOT CREDIBLE, PR EXPERT MAXIM BEHAR SAYS
"How could you believe a lie said by an anonymous person?" PR Expert and Novinite publisher Maxim Behar has said during a TV discussion about Internet trolls.
LATIFA AKHARBACH: BULGARIA, AFRICA HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SEIZE TOGETHER
Africa as a continent has a total surface area of 30.2 million square kilometers – bigger than China, India, Europe and the United States combined. And yet too many people associate it only with poverty, conflicts and – more recently – Ebola.
Latifa Akharbach, ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco and Dean of the Group of African Ambassadors to Bulgaria, is now adamant this stereotype has to change for the well-being of Bulgaria, Europe and the world alike. With the Africa Day (May 25) celebrations prepared by the Group in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Mrs Akharbach and the other 12 envoys believe this is the right moment to put Africa in the spotlight. read more
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