Central Electoral Commission draws lots on order of EP candidates - TABLE

Central Electoral Commission draws lots on order of EP candidates - TABLE

15:10 | 23.04.2014 | by SatndartNews
Sofia. The CEC drew lots on the order of candidates in the European Parliament elections on May 25. Among the candidates are parties, coalitions and independents. The order is as follows: 1  Bulgarian Left Left-wing political party 2  People's Voice Led by rock star Svetlio Vitkov. Aims: bringing down monopolies, Internet freedom, improving teaching methodology, giving incentives to art and culture. 3  Party of the Greens No...
Americans adopt 161 Bulgarian children, most of them with special needs

Americans adopt 161 Bulgarian children, most of them with special needs

13:08 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Foreigners are increasingly becoming parents of abandoned Bulgarian . In five years the number of international adoptions has nearly doubled, Standart daily reports citing information from the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice. American families are willing to borrow to finance the procedure for the adoption of Bulgarian children, said Milena Purvanova , Director of International Adoptions. In the United States, people are much more tolerant with children with special needs, she noted. This...
South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher

12:56 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims, USA Today reports. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while nearly two-thirds of the other 153 people on board the ferry Sewol...
Bulgaria joins World Book Day with reading for free

Bulgaria joins World Book Day with reading for free

12:41 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Sofia. On April 23, book lovers celebrate World Book Day. Based on the idea of ​​the site "Az cheta" (''I read'' in Bulgarian) and the Bulgarian Book Crossing community, around 1, 000 books will be left in public places where everyone will be able to read and then return them. Everyone is welcome to join the initiative by leaving their books and registering them with special BCID labels. World Book Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and...
Gazprom: Path of South Stream unchanged, will not pass through Turkey or Crimea

Gazprom: Path of South Stream unchanged, will not pass through Turkey or Crimea

11:19 | 23.04.2014 | by SatndartNews
The route of the megaproject South Stream will not change, it became clear from a press release of Gazprom after a meeting between Alexander Medvedev, deputy head of Gazprom with Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz, Standart daily reports. The project was one of the main topics discussed between them. The company has confirmed that the South Stream will be kept on its current planned route - from Russia's Black Sea city of Anapa through the Black Sea into the...
US military dolphins may clash with their Ukrainian ''colleagues'' in Black sea mission

US military dolphins may clash with their Ukrainian ''colleagues'' in Black sea mission

11:05 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Military dolphins and sea lions of the US navy are set to participate in a Nato drill in the Black Sea this summer, according to reports. This will be first time the transatlantic forces will be using the mammals in such an exercise. The Russian daily Izvestia reports, citing Tom Lapuzza, spokesperson for the US Navy's marine mammals programme, that the exercise will involve 20 dolphins and 10 sea lions which will be airlifted to Ukraine. The drill will test a newly designed anti-radar...
Bulgaria pledges to do its best to implement South Stream project

Bulgaria pledges to do its best to implement South Stream project

10:14 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has pledged that Bulgaria will do everything within its power to implement the South Stream project."Bulgaria and some other EU member states should not be the hostages of Ukraine's instability," Vigenin said in an exclusive interview with ITAR-TASS. "Therefore, the interests of European citizens, including Bulgarians, should come first. We will do everything within our power to have the South Stream project implemented," Vigenin stressed....
British afraid of 26 million immigrants wanting their jobs

British afraid of 26 million immigrants wanting their jobs

10:10 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job, AP reports. "They" are workers from other European Union countries, who have the right to live in Britain. One billboard from the rising Euroskeptic party depicts a construction worker begging for change under the headline "EU policy at work." Another says 26 million people in Europe are looking for work, adding:...
Deadly protests flare in Rio de Janeiro short before World Cup

Deadly protests flare in Rio de Janeiro short before World Cup

10:02 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Protesters burned barricades and police blocked streets as clashes flared in Rio de Janeiro's beachside neighborhood of Copacabana on Tuesday night. One person was killed, CNN reports. Residents from the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela took to the streets of Copacabana after a young male dancer was found dead, state-run Agencia Brasil said. The residents told Brazilian media they blame the police for the death, accusing authorities of mistaking the dancer for a criminal. The injuries the...
Police bust synthetic drug channel near Shumen

Police bust synthetic drug channel near Shumen

09:54 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Shumen, Northeast Bulgaria. The Bulgarian MI busted a synthetic drug traffic channel in Novi Pazar near Shumen. The drugs were on a route through Bulgaria to Western Europe. Some of the members of the group providing the channel have been detained. 90 kg of pseudoephedrine were seized in Novi Pazar on April 19th, announced MI Chief Secretary Svetozar Lazarov at a press conference in Shumen. The operation was a joint one with the Regional Directorate of the Interior Ministry of Shumen and...
Fall of 3 charges on credits will make Bulgaria a banking paradise

Fall of 3 charges on credits will make Bulgaria a banking paradise

09:52 | 23.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Three charges on Bulgarian credits will get cheaper after the removal of taxes : when taking a new loan, customers will not have to pay for the absorption and its management. The penalties for early repayment of a mortgage loans were also cut, Standart daily reports based on the amendments published yesterday in the Official Gazette. According to a ''nightmare'' of bankers, crowds of debtors will besiege their offices in three months due to these new favorable conditions. This is when the...
Turkey imports electricity from Bulgaria

Turkey imports electricity from Bulgaria

16:05 | 22.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Istanbul. Turkey will import electricity from Bulgaria due to the prolonged drought in the country, said Taner Yildiz, Minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey. The dam resources in the east and southeast of the country have decreased drastically, he added. The country will also import electricity from Iran and Georgia. Turkey and Russia have agreed on gas supply via Blue Stream pipeline at a lower price. Yesterday Mr. Yildiz met with Director General of Gazprom Export...
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