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30 July 2016, Issue 4606
by Novinite.com
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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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.read
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
 
 
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Bulgaria, Russia to Look into Options for the Future of Belene NPP Project

Parliament Reelects Biser Petkov as Head of State Social Security Agency

Weapons of Central and Eastern Europe End up with Islamist Groups - Report

Forest Fire Rages near Ardino in Southern Bulgaria

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

Bulgaria Calls on Five Security Council Members to Back Irina Bokova for UN Top Job

Red Cross Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Iraq  

VIEWS ON BG
Weapons of Central and Eastern Europe End up with Islamist Groups - Report


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A Third of Bulgarians Facing Energy Poverty
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TOP NEWS
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


ENERGY

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


DOMESTIC

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


INCIDENTS

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.
The front of the blaze is two kiolmeters long.
More than 100 police officers, forest rangers and volunteers are trying to stop the fire from spreading, according to local media reports.
The authorites suspect that the fre was accidentally started by fellers operating in the area. read more


VIEWS ON BG

WEAPONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE END UP WITH ISLAMIST GROUPS - REPORT

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WORLD

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


SOUTHEAST EUROPE

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



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