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31 August 2015, Issue 4324
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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
 
 
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Maxim Behar: PR and emotion are synonyms*

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Maxim Behar: PR and emotion are synonyms*

Hungary Completes Fence at Border with Serbia Earlier Than Planned

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Mining Industry Accounts for 5% of Bulgaria’s GDP – Energy Minister

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Bulgarian Farmers Invited to Apply for EU Funding of EUR 50 M for New Equipment

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TOP NEWS
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


BUSINESS

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


FINANCE

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


ENERGY

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


BULGARIA IN EU

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


DOMESTIC

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


CULTURE

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


INCIDENTS

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


SPORTS

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


CRIME

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


WORLD

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


EU

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


INTERVIEW

MAXIM BEHAR: PR AND EMOTION ARE SYNONYMS*

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