» Sofia Morning News is a daily online newspaper published by Sofia News Agency (novinite.com), the biggest real time news provider in English in Bulgaria. It covers the latest economic, political, cultural and sports news happening in Bulgaria, major world events and foreign media analyses.|
If you are already a subscriber, please click here to login and access the full archive..
Sofia: min. 18°C, max. 31°C
Plovdiv: min. 20°C, max. 34°C
Varna: min. 18°C, max. 30°C
30 July 2016, Issue 4606
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
8697 subscribers of Novinite.com
|BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM|
Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation Gives the Green Light to Registration of DOST Party
Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has overturned a lower court decision to deny registration to DOST political party founded by Lyutvi Mestan. read
Bulgarian Prosecutors Charge Four Police Officers with Migrant Smuggling
Bulgaria’s prosecuting authorities have charged four police offcers with smuggling of irregular migrants across the country’s border. read
BULGARIA CALLS ON FIVE SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO BACK IRINA BOKOVA FOR UN TOP JOB
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has called on his counterparts from five countries to support the Bulgarian candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, Irina Bokova.
Borisov sent letters to the prime ministers of the United Kingdom - Theresa May, Spain - Mariano Rajoy, Japan - Shinzo Abe, Malaysia - Najib Razak and New Zealand - John Key, the Bulgarian government press office announced on Friday. read more
BULGARIA, RUSSIA TO LOOK INTO OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF BELENE NPP PROJECT
Bulgaria and Russia will establish a joint working group to consider options for the future of the abandoned Belene nuclear power plant project after the ruling of the International Court of Arbitration.
The ruling issued last month requires Bulgarian state-owned electricity company NEK to pay EUR 550 M to Russia’s Atomstroyexport as compensation for the equipment already manufactured for Belene. read more
BULGARIAN PROSECUTORS CHARGE FOUR POLICE OFFICERS WITH MIGRANT SMUGGLING
Bulgaria’s prosecuting authorities have charged four police offcers with smuggling of irregular migrants across the country’s border.
The Chief Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Rumayana Arnsudiva told reporters on Friday that an investigation of an organized crime group of suspected people smugglers had led the prosecutors to the four police officers. read more
BULGARIAN SUPREME COURT OF CASSATION GIVES THE GREEN LIGHT TO REGISTRATION OF DOST PARTY
Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has overturned a lower court decision to deny registration to DOST political party founded by Lyutvi Mestan.
The VKS ruled that the decision of Sofia City Court to deny registration to the new party because the acronym of its name is spelled and sounds like a word for "friend" in Turkish and many of DOST founding members are of ethnic Turkish origin wasn’t substantiated by evidence of intentions to conduct party activities on ethnic or religious basis. read more
PARLIAMENT REELECTS BISER PETKOV AS HEAD OF STATE SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY
Bulgaria’s Parliament reelected Biser Petkov as Governor of the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) on Friday.
Vesela Karaivanova was also reelected as NSSI Deputy Governor of the government agency that administers the social insurance programmes in Bulgaria. read more
BULGARIA TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT ON NOVEMBER 6
Bulgaria will hold presidential elections on 6 November 2016, Parliament decided on Friday.
The date had been proposed by GERB, the dominant partner in the minority coalition government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The motion was passed in a 113-14 vote with eight abstentions. read more
FOREST FIRE RAGES NEAR ARDINO IN SOUTHERN BULGARIA
A wildfire has engulfed a mountainous area of about 10 hectares of pine trees between the villages of Svetulka and Ahryansko near Ardino, in southern Bulgaria, the athorities said in Friday.
WEAPONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE END UP WITH ISLAMIST GROUPS - REPORT
Click here to read the story:
RED CROSS WARNS OF WORSENING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN IRAQ
With fighting in Iraq intensifying, up to one million more people could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks and months, posing a massive humanitarian problem for the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.
Therefore, on Friday the ICRC is asking for an additional CHF 17 M (EUR 15.6 M) from donors to its current budget for Iraq to replenish aid supplies, the organization said in a statement. read more
MIGRANT ARRIVALS IN GREECE INCREASE AFTER FAILED COUP ATTEMPT IN TURKEY
The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials.
Three days after the coup attempt, a group of Turkish officials tasked with monitoring the EU-Turkey accord on migration on the Greek side returned home, and have yet to be replaced, AFP said on Thursday. read more
All rights reserved (c) Novinite Ltd., 2001-2016.
You are permitted to use any of the articles only if you obligatory quote the source: Sofia News Agency (www.novinite.com)
Sofia Morning News is a registered trademark No 33727/10.08.1998 under the Bulgaria's Patent Office.
If you do not wish to receive Sofia Morning News you can unsubscribe here.