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BG Parliament in Extraordinary Plenary Today

BG Parliament in Extraordinary Plenary Today

11:02 | 24.01.2017 | by StandartNews
Bulgarian National Assembly Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva convene an extraordinary parliament session today at 12.00 hours. The order convening the meeting is pursuant to Art. 78 pt. 2 of the Constitution and Art. 44, para. 2 and 3 of the Rules of Organization and Procedure of the National Assembly. The agenda includes the second reading of the bill on concessions, the second reading of amendments to the Law on Legal Aid, the second reading of amendments to the Law on Execution of Sentences...
Bulgaria's New President Radev Takes Office After Inauguration on Sunday

Bulgaria's New President Radev Takes Office After Inauguration on Sunday

12:34 | 23.01.2017 | by StandartNews
On January 19, Radev and Vice President Iliyana Yotova on Thursday took an oath at the official ceremony held in the country's parliament. "I will be the president of all Bulgarian citizens, and most importantly for us is to fully understand our strength, believe in ourselves and move forward. It is a great honor for me to take the office of the country's head from President Rosen Plevneliev in front of all of you, this is an expression of trust in changes, but at the same time of...
Three Charged with the Murder of a Vagrant in Varna

Three Charged with the Murder of a Vagrant in Varna

18:09 | 20.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Three men have been detained and questioned in relation to the death of sixty-three-year-old vagrant in Bulgaria's coastal city of Varna. His lifeless body was retrieved from a shaft a few days ago, after firefighters had pumped out the water. The extent to which the three detained individuals are involved in the old man's death is yet to be established by the police.
Bulgarian Farmers Get State Subsidy for Cattle

Bulgarian Farmers Get State Subsidy for Cattle

16:06 | 20.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Yesterday, the State Fund "Agriculture" released payments to Bulgarian farmers, participating in the scheme "Transitional State Aid for Cows and Buffaloes, Uncoupled with Production". The transferred money amount to about BGN 21 million. The first tranche of BGN 25 million was paid in November 2016. The endorsed rates are as follows: BGN 87.60 per capita for cows and 153 levs per capita for buffaloes. Only farmers with at least ten animals (cows or buffaloes), registered at their...
Trakia Highway Reopens after Snow Blockade

Trakia Highway Reopens after Snow Blockade

11:40 | 20.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Bulgaria's Trakia highway connecting the capital, Sofia, with the coastal city of Burgas, is now fully operational, the Road Infrastructure Agency has reported. The sector from the village of Zimnitsa to Burgas was blocked by strong winds that formed snowdrifts on the lanes, yesterdays, causing the road safety experts to temporarily close the highway. As a result, hundreds of drivers were trapped in their vehicles for several hours, until the road service managed to finally clear the...
Boyko Borisov: Radev should stand by what he said in his inauguration address

Boyko Borisov: Radev should stand by what he said in his inauguration address

09:36 | 20.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Q: You had a word with President Radev at Mrs. Tsacheva's office, what did you tell him? A: I congratulated Bulgaria's new President and Vice President on their election and wished them good luck. Mr. Radev said lots of nice things in his inauguration address, but oftentimes it is easier to say something than put it into practice. Radev has got the rare chance to form his own government of experts and implement the ideas that he mentioned in Plenary Hall. I personally think that...
Kresna Citizens Block E 79 Road

Kresna Citizens Block E 79 Road

10:10 | 19.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Citizens of the southwestern Bulgarian town of Kresna are bracing up to form a live chain cross main road E 79, today. Their protest is occasioned by a series of road accidents in the center or town, the most shocking of them being when a heavy truck hit a man on a zebra crossing. They are calling to local authorities to install road bumps, traffic lights and CCTV cameras in the dangerous sectors of the road.
Fake Ad Blackmails Director of National School of Applied Arts

Fake Ad Blackmails Director of National School of Applied Arts

09:47 | 19.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Thousands of fake ads have spread around Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, reading that The Balevs offer shelter and warm food to migrants and refugees. The name of Mrs. Liliya Baleva, her home address and mobile number are printed in large, bolded letters at the bottom, listing her as contact person. This is a blackmail campaign against Mrs. Baleva, Director of National School of Applied Arts "Saint Luca", who says she has received hundreds of calls from help-seeking migrants since 1 am on...
Yellow Code for Dangerous Weather in 17 Bulgarian Districts

Yellow Code for Dangerous Weather in 17 Bulgarian Districts

09:14 | 19.01.2017 | by Standartnews
Weathermen have declared a code yellow warning against dangerous weather, heavy snowfalls, in seventeen Bulgarian districts. These are Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv and Smolyan, where the snow cover is expected to rise by 10 cm, along with Kurdzhali, Haskovo, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Yambol, Burgas, Varna, Dobrich, Silistra, Shumen, Targovishte, Razgrad and Rousse, where moderate to strong northeasterly wind and heavy snowfalls will make snowdrifts and on the roads. The administration...
Bulgaria’s President, Vice President Take Oath of Office

Bulgaria’s President, Vice President Take Oath of Office

08:53 | 19.01.2017 | by Standartnews
At a festive ceremony in Bulgaria's Parliament today, incoming President Rumen Radev and Vice President Iliyana Yotova are going to take an oath of office in the presence of their predecessors, Rossen Plevneliev and Margarita Popova, Prime Minister in resignation, Boyko Borisov, magistrates, politicians and intellectuals. The state's elite will be welcomed in the Parliament building by a company of the National Guards Unit in their parade uniforms. President Radev is scheduled to make...
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