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29 August 2014, Issue 4014
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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|BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM|
Bulgaria's FLAG Fund Restarts Payments under Projects Using "Environment" OP Funding
Bulgaria's FLAG Fund restores payments under existing loan agreements related to the implementation of projects under the "Environment" Operational Program. read
Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Reaches UEFA Champions League Group Stage
Bulgaria’s PFC Ludogorets Razgrad has reached the Champions League group stage after beating Romanian Steaua Bucharest. read
PETRO POROSHENKO: RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE
Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko announced on Thursday that Russian troops have invaded Ukraine and cancelled his working visit to Turkey.
In a televised address to the nation Poroshenko said he has decided to cancel his trip to Turkey for the inauguration of Recep Erdogan as president, due to “the aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region, particularly in Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo, as Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine,” he said. read more
BULGARIA'S FLAG FUND RESTARTS PAYMENTS UNDER PROJECTS USING "ENVIRONMENT" OP FUNDING
Bulgaria's FLAG Fund restores payments under existing loan agreements related to the implementation of projects under the "Environment" Operational Program.
The first step of Bulgaria's Fund for local authorities and governments (FLAG) will be to pay out BGN 14M, or the amount of payments requested in applications processed by Thursday. read more
MINIMUM WAGE HIKE FROM BGN 340 TO BGN 400 WILL NOT HIT BUSINESS SECTOR - MINISTER
Yordan Hristoskov, Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Labor and Social Policy, has suggested that a minimum wage hike from BGN 340 to BGN 400 will not harm the business sector.
In a Thursday interview for private TV station bTV, Hristoskov said that it was high time to do something about Bulgaria still being at the bottom of the EU ranking by guaranteed minimum income. read more
IKEA TO OPEN ORDER AND PICK UP CENTRES OUTSIDE SOFIA
Swedish furniture company IKEA is planning to open order and pick up centres outside of Sofia, reports Capital Daily.
PRODUCERS FORECAST PRICE HIKE OF WINE, BRANDY
Prices of wine and rakia (fruit brandy) could increase by 10-15% in winter, reports the national Darik radio.
FORMER PM KOSTOV URGES FAST ACTION TO RESCUE KTB
Bulgaria’s former Prime Minister Ivan Kostov on Thursday said there are two options to rescue the troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB).
Referring to an unnamed Vienna-based fund reportedly ready to invest BGN 1 B to save Bulgaria’s fourth biggest lender that has suspended operations since June, Kostov said that negotiations with this potential investor should be launched immediately to allow the bank to resume work without a bailout package from the government and the central bank (BNB). read more
BULGARIA'S KTB CAN BE RESCUED, EXPERTS SAY
The Expert Consultative Council on KTB, a Bulgarian business representatives' group, has proposed a list of measures to rescue the troubled lender without burden to taxpayers.
The Council was set by representatives of employers, unions and financiers in early August to propose a balanced solution for the future of Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Victoria Bank. read more
BULGARIA'S ENERGY WATCHDOG HEAD, ONE DEPUTY RESIGN
The head of Bulgaria's energy watchdog DKEVR, Boyan Boev, and one of his deputies, Lilia Mladenova, resign, said the Energy Ministry.
BULGARIA'S PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV: TURKEY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US
“Turkey is very important to us, because we have the strategic goal to diversify our energy supplies,” Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev told the Bulgarian National Radio.
BULGARIA TO SEEK EC AID FOR DAMAGES WORTH BGN 5-10M CAUSED BY RUSSIAN EMBARGO
Bulgaria will seek assistance from the European Commission for direct damages worth BGN 5-10M caused by the Russian food embargo.
Bulgaria's caretaker Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev noted that the damage estimate had been calculated on the basis of contracts for certain types of products which would not be fulfilled. read more
WESTERN BALKANS CONFERENCE KICKS OFF IN BERLIN
Prime Ministers, foreign ministers and economy ministers of the Western Balkan countries are to meet Thursday in Berlin at a forum organized by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The German Chancellor announced plans to organize the Conference of Western Balkan States on June 7. read more
SOFIA ZOO REOPENS ON FRIDAY
Sofia Zoo will reopen for visitors on Friday, said the Sofia Municipality press office.
BULGARIA'S MEDIA WATCHDOG TO CENSOR RAP SONG
Bulgaria's Council for Electronic Media (CEM) is planning to “limit” the airing of the rap song Vidimo Dovolni (Apparently Pleased), reports the bTV national channel.
Lozanov said the council will meet in September to discuss the citizens' complaints against this particular song and will decide what to do. “We cannot censor, we can only fine the media,” he said. read more
BULGARIA’S LUDOGORETS REACHES UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE
Bulgaria’s PFC Ludogorets Razgrad has reached the Champions League group stage after beating Romanian Steaua Bucharest.
Ludogorets won the match on the Vasl Levski National Stadium in Sofia 6:5 on penalties. read more
BULGARIA'S LUDOGORETS TO FACE LIVERPOOL, REAL MADRID AND BAZEL
Bulgaria's football team Ludogorets, will face Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bazel in Group B of UEFA's Champions League.
BULGARIA'S DIMITROV SCORES US OPEN 1ST ROUND WIN AGAINST AMERICAN RYAN HARRISON
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov has notched up his first win at U.S. Open after beating American Ryan Harrison in three straight sets, 6-2 7-6, 6-2.
After Wednesday's victory, Dimitrov advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open. read more
SOFIA COURT REDUCES PRISON SENTENCE OF ALLEGED DRUG GANG LEADER ZLATOMIR IVANOV
The Sofia Appellate Court has reduced the sentence of alleged drug boss Zlatomir Ivanov, aka Zlatko Baretata (The Beret), from 8 to 6.5 years of imprisonment.
Ivanov, a former counter-terrorism squad commando, faces charges of leading an organized crime group involved in drug trafficking and assassinations. He was arrested on February 7, 2009, after he turned himself in to Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS). read more
BRANGELINA GOT MARRIED IN FRANCE
Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple told AP.
RUSSIA DENIES HAVING SENT TROOPS TO UKRAINE
Andrey Kelin, Russian representative to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) denied all allegations that there are Russian troops in Ukraine.
Earlier on Thursday Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of invading Ukraine and cancelled his visit to Turkey. read more
RECEP ERDOGAN INAUGURATED AS TURKEY'S PRESIDENT
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first public vote for head of state, reports BBC.
REBELS SAID TO HAVE OPENED NEW FRONT IN UKRAINE WITH RUSSIAN HELP
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have entered the key port of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov, opening a new front in their fighting with government forces.
According to reports from journalists and military on the ground Novoazovsk has been captured by the rebels who are now believed to be advancing towards the port of Mariupol, the BBC said. read more
MOHAMED KHALAF: BASHAR ASSAD'S REGIME WAS 'BIGGEST HELPER' OF IS
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ABOUT ‘THE KING'S PROPERTY’, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, OUR VALUES AND FUTURE
It says something, in fact rather a lot I should say, that after the end of the communist regime in Bulgaria the Bulgarian King and Royal Family, exiled from their Fatherland and expropriated by the very same soviet-installed communist regime, have been the only public figures whose personal property is expropriated yet again via a second nationalisation of their personal estate after the one of 1947.
The members of the Royal Family are the only ones whose right to restitution is removed whilst our compatriots restored their lost property and inheritance rights. At the same time it has been a public secret that masses of realty have been acquired unlawfully via “restitution” performed and executed through scheming, false claims and rogue witnesses. read more
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