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26 October 2016, Issue 4680
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European Parliament: Monitoring of Bulgaria, Romania Abolished
The European Commission has to present a new mechanism for monitoring democracy and the rule of law in all member-states, decided the European Parliament on Tuesday, reported BGNES. read
Service Life of Unit 5 of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP Extended Until 2047
The deadline for the exploitation of the fifth unit of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant has been extended until 2047. read
BULGARIA GOVT APPROVES CETA TRADE DEAL
The Bulgarian cabinet has adopted a decision approving the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
BULGARIA'S ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY TO LAUNCH BGN 3.5 M SCHEME FOR MINERAL SPRINGS
The Ministry of Environment and Water (MOSV) is launching a BGN 3.5 M scheme aimed at municipalities for the development of mineral springs on their territory, stated Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.
The funds for the project have been secured from early trading with greenhouse gas emissions. read more
BULGARIAN FINANCE MINISTER: CUSTOMS AGENCY PROCEEDS TO INCREASE BY BGN 2 B FOR 2016
At a national scale, it is very probable that proceeds from the Customs Agency for 2016 will exceed by BGN 2 B proceeds for 2015. This is a good result and it will allow us to reduce the budget deficit to zero, stated Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, cited by BTA.
The implementation of the budget by end-September marked a surplus of BGN 3.4 B but with palpable lack of fulfillment with respect to the expenditures part. The Budget Act provides for a deficit of 2%.
BULGARIA'S ENERGY MIN DEFENDS PREDECESSOR IN BELENE NUCLEAR CASE
Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has denied Delyan Dobrev, who served under GERB's first government, committed any wrongdoing in relation to the Belene nuclear power plant (NPP).
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov demanded that Dobrev's immunity be lifted amid a probe into Belene NPP. read more
SERVICE LIFE OF UNIT 5 OF BULGARIA’S KOZLODUY NPP EXTENDED UNTIL 2047
The deadline for the exploitation of the fifth unit of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant has been extended until 2047.
This became clear after the official exchange of the final documents on the project. read more
NUMBER OF RUSSIANS BUYING PROPERTY IN BULGARIA DWINDLES IN 2 YEARS
A threefold decrease in the number of Russian nationals buying property in Bulgaria has been registered since 2014, data shows.
BORIS JOHNSON DISCUSSES EUROPEAN SECURITY WITH BULGARIA FM
The United Kingdom is a strategic partner to Bulgaria within NATO and an important country on matters of regional and global nature, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has told counterpart Borish Johnson.
BULGARIA CANNOT REACT TO TURKISH PRESIDENT'S 'WIDENESS OF HEART' - FM
Bulgaria has no ground to react to two successive remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made last week, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.
EU PARLIAMENT TO DISCUSS NEW MONITORING MECHANISM ON BULGARIA, ROMANIA
The European Parliament is to discuss options to replace the current Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) on Tuesday.
The CVM is applied on Bulgaria and Romania, monitoring their progress in judicial reforms and fighting corruption. read more
"I DO NOT SUPPORT ANYONE" VOTES TO BE VALID IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OUTCOME
The “I do not support anyone” votes will be counted when determining the outcome of the presidential elections. Deputies in the legal commission took this decision without any debates with 10 votes “for” and 6 abstentions.
It is expected that amendments to the Electoral Code will be approved in Parliament at second reading on Wednesday. read more
CASE AGAINST UKRAINIAN LOGVINENKO FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF PETROV RETURNED TO PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
Via a ruling of judge Nikolay Nikolov, the Sofia City Court (SCC) has terminated and returned to the Prosecutor’s Office the case against Ukrainian Roman Logvinenko who has been charged with the attempted murder of former employee of Bulgaria’s domestic security service (DANS) Alexei Petrov.
The case concerns the attack carried out on October 29, 2015 near Petrov’s home. Then, the bullet-proof vehicle of Petrov was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. read more
BULGARIAN MPS: VOTING SECTIONS ABROAD TO HAVE ONE URN ONLY
The Legal Parliamentary Commission has rejected the proposal for amendments to the Electoral Code which stipulate that, via a decision of the Central Election Commission (including on the day of the election itself), voting with paper ballots in voting sections abroad may be done with more than one urn, reported Focus Agency.
The rejection of this amendment took place with the approval of GERB deputies despite the fact that they themselves submitted the proposal. read more
BULGARIA'S PRESIDENT DENIES BEING BACKED BY ECONOMIC CIRCLE
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has denied claims of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov that he was advised by so-called "Capital" circle to include him in the cabinet.
He also cited the example of the energy efficiency program, of which he was among the strongest backers during his term of office, as an alternative to the so-called Grand Energy Slam, a set of Bulgarian-Russian projects.
EUROPHILIA DOESN'T MEAN RUSSOPHOBIA - BULGARIA'S OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Socialist-backed presidential candidate Rumen Radev has said Bulgaria "should not look on Russia as an enemy."
Radev, who is expected to face the candidate of ruling GERB party in a runoff following November 06's presidential elections, has told Reuters he would pursue a balanced foreign policy, based on national interest while also taking into account Bulgaria's membership in NATO and the EU. read more
OVER 60 CASES OF PEDOPHILES ONLINE UNCOVERED SO FAR IN 2016 IN BULGARIA
Over 60 cases of pedophiles on the Internet have been uncovered by units of the General Directorate for Combating Organised Crime (GDBOP) since the beginning of 2016, stated the chief of the Transborder Organised Crime department, Yavor Kolev, cited by BNR.
Kolev warned that the age of children who become victims of harassment on the Internet is constantly decreasing and gave as an example the case of a man detained on charges of pedophilia in Kyustendil. read more
ROMA TO MAKE UP 1/4 OF NEW ENTRIES INTO BULGARIA'S LABOUR MARKET IN 2020
Bulgaria needs measures to mitigate cases of social exclusion in view of the growing number of Roma people who are to join the labour market, Deputy PM and Education Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.
ASYLUM SEEKERS PROTEST IN BULGARIA OVER POOR CONDITIONS
Hundreds of asylum seekers demonstrated in the accommodation center in Harmanli, southern Bulgaria, over the conditions offered to them.
The residents complained about the food and lodging offered by the camp, setting out different demands such as an escort to Serbia, where they can head on to Western Europe. Others asked to be granted refugee status immediately. read more
BULGARIA'S PRESIDENT: NEW EDUCATION MODELS MUST REFLECT MIGRATION, DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS
New education models must guarantee a faster and more effective achievement of the purposes of education accepted worldwide.
The change of the education model must reflect migration and demographic problems, as well as uneven regional development and new technologies, stated Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev in Blagoevgrad at the opening of the global conference Teach for All under the heading Let’s Rediscover Education. read more
BULGARIA'S RAKURSI GALLERY TO PRESENT MOONLIGHT REFLECTIONS-GUANLAN BY VELIKO MARINCHEVSKI
The Rakursi Gallery will present the exhibition Moonlight Reflections – Guanlan by Veliko Marinchevski.
The gallery presents a cycle of works of art created in the famous Guanlan graphics base in China during the four artistic visits of the author on the invitation of his Chinese hosts. read more
BULGARIA'S BORDER POLICE SEIZE BGN 5 M WORTH OF COCAINE
Border police at the Kulata checkpoint with Greece seized on Tuesday some BGN 5 M worth of cocaine, the Interior Ministry reports.
OFFICIALS DETAINED AT BULGARIA'S FISHERIES AGENCY IN EU FUNDS MISUSE PROBE
Bulgarian prosecuting authorities have detained several officials in a probe into the misuse of EU funding at the state fisheries body.
TORRENT TRACKERS ZAMUNDA.NET, ZAMUNDA.SE OPERATIONAL AGAIN
The websites Zamunda.net and Zamunda.se are operational again, reported 24 chasa.
The two torrent trackers were inaccessible on Monday but the reason for this was not a hacker attack. read more
EXPLOSION ROCKS ANTALYA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
An explosion has hit the carpark of the chamber of commerce and industry in the resort province of Antalya in Turkey, Hürriyet Daily News writes.
Authorities deny the reports of injured people.
GREECE TO RECEIVE EUR 2.8 B TRANCHE UNDER THIRD BAILOUT PROGRAMME
Euro Zone representatives have announced that they have approved another EUR 2.8 B in financial assistance to Greece, reported France Presse.
The decision taken on Tuesday is a sign of the stable progress of reforms in the country, explained the Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism Klaus Regling, reported BNR. read more
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: MONITORING OF BULGARIA, ROMANIA ABOLISHED
The European Commission has to present a new mechanism for monitoring democracy and the rule of law in all member-states, decided the European Parliament on Tuesday, reported BGNES.
European deputies approved with a huge majority the report on the introduction of such a mechanism. In practice, this means that the current monitoring mechanism, which is applied to Bulgaria and Romania only, will be abolished. read more
TURKEY'S CAVUSOGLU: GROUND OPERATION IN IRAQ IS POSSIBLE IF TURKEY IS THREATENED
Ankara may undertake a ground operation in Iraq in order to deal with any threats against Turkey, stated Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, reported BNR.
If there is a threat against Turkey, we will use all available resources, including a ground operation, in order to remove this threat, pointed out Cavusoglu when answering a question regarding the probability of a land operation on the part of Turkey from the Bashiqa base in northern Iraq. read more
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