Regulation authorities launch probe into personal data violations

Regulation authorities launch probe into personal data violations

16:19 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) will refer personal data violation tips to the Commission for Personal Data Protection and the Prosecutor's Office, said CEC spokesperson Kamelia Neykova, adding that the authorities would launch a probe into this issue and decide whether violations in the collection of signatures in support of political parties for the European Parliament elections on May 25 have been committed. The spokeswoman of the Commission commented that the allegations...
Grigor Dimitrov stays in the hotel of Dimitar Berbatov as he proceeds in the Monte Carlo Masters

Grigor Dimitrov stays in the hotel of Dimitar Berbatov as he proceeds in the Monte Carlo Masters

16:15 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgarian 12th seed Grigor Dimitrov reached the second round over Marcelo Granollers 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters with a difficult victory. According to the Bulgarian Number 1, he did not play well at all. Today he is meeting Albert Ramos. "I made the game difficult for myself. I did not play really good, especially in the second set. I thought I will win easily. At one point I slowed down, and this has become a slight problem for me. In the third set I had had to...
India recognises a third gender

India recognises a third gender

15:49 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling, BBC reports. "It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities. According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people....
Bulgaria marks anniversary of Tarnovo Constitution

Bulgaria marks anniversary of Tarnovo Constitution

15:38 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgaria's Parliament will hold a ceremonial sitting to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the adoption of the Tarnovo Constitution, which was the first constitution of the country. The Constituent National Assembly in the city of Veliko Tarnovo adopted it on April 16, 1879. This city was the capital of the country at the time. The Constitution remained in force until December 4, 1947. Amendments to it were passed in 1893 and 1911. Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Prime Minister...
Only one party innocent in new election scandal - BSP Transport Minister in ''support'' of Communist Party

Only one party innocent in new election scandal - BSP Transport Minister in ''support'' of Communist Party

13:21 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Sofia. Only one party has not abused lists for registration in the Central Election Commission, affected Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev told TV7 following a research in Bulgaria's new evolving election scandal. Though He did not name the exempt party, he informed that it is one of the " large ones" in Bulgaria and that it is present in the current Parliament. The scandal erupted after using the Central Electoral Commission's software allowing citizens to check their presence in party...
Unindefied fighter jet shot down near Ukraine’s Kramatorsk as country gets to ''brinks of civil war''

Unindefied fighter jet shot down near Ukraine’s Kramatorsk as country gets to ''brinks of civil war''

12:58 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Shots are being fired at the airdrome near the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, and one fighter plane has been shot down, witnesses report from the scene. As follows from what the people say four fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear, ITAR TASS reports. "Witnesses say it was a MiG-25 or Sukhoi-27 plane. It was flying at a very low...
Boston marathon area evacuated just one year after terror attack

Boston marathon area evacuated just one year after terror attack

12:53 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated Tuesday night due to unattended backpacks left in the street, Huffington Post reports. A man yelling "Boston Strong" and carrying a backpack was seen running in the area by WBZ photographers moments before police cleared Boylston Street on the anniversary of last year's bombing. A suspect was in custody, according to the Boston Police Department. The department's bomb squad was sent to the scene to investigate two...
290 missing after South Korean ferry catastrophe

290 missing after South Korean ferry catastrophe

11:10 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju. A major rescue effort is under way, using dozens of ships and helicopters. Several hours after the disaster, at least 290 people remained missing, local media said, BBC reports. Two people are known to have died and at least 13 others...
UNHCR lifts refugee transfer ban to Bulgaria and praises better conditions

UNHCR lifts refugee transfer ban to Bulgaria and praises better conditions

10:54 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
UNHCR has yesterday updated its guidance on the situation for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bulgaria and is lifting the call for the temporary suspension of all Dublin transfers of asylum-seekers to Bulgaria made in January this year. However, UNHCR notes that serious gaps in the system still remain, and that there may be reasons not to transfer certain groups or individuals, in particular those with specific needs or vulnerabilities. The organization notes ''significant efforts by...
Bulgaria, Azerbaijan discuss possible natural gas supplies

Bulgaria, Azerbaijan discuss possible natural gas supplies

10:48 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgaria, almost fully dependent on Russian gas supplies, has discussed the possibility of imports from Azerbaijan in case gas supplies from Russia via Ukraine are disrupted, Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. "We are carefully monitoring the situation in Ukraine. We discussed short-term actions, so that we can guarantee gas supplies," Stoynev told reporters after meeting Azeri counterpart Natik Aliyev. Aliyev said the two discussed delivery of...
Local government: The travel sector needs state support

Local government: The travel sector needs state support

07:28 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Blagoevgrad. "Our efforts to develop tourism are not enough. The support of the government is needed. If it is not provided, we will start losing out to other Balkan countries, not to mention famous destinations in Western Europe." This opinion was shared by most of the participants in the forum in Bansko ski resort, organized by kmeta.bg, a portal of Bulgarian municipalities. Regional governor Musa Palev, his deputy Kostadin Durchov, and President of the Bulgarian Association of Hotels and...
Unemployment rate levels off at 12.2%

Unemployment rate levels off at 12.2%

07:25 | 16.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Sofia. The unemployment rate in Bulgaria was 12.2% in March, according to data of the Labor Bureau. It has not changed in the last three months. Over 22 500 people found jobs in March, which is over 8300 more than in February and 1608 more y/y, the Bureau said. This data shows that there is some movement on the domestic labor market. The number of registered unemployed persons is also decreasing. The figure stood at 398 858 in March, which is 2000 less than the previous month. Just over...
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