Archive for December, 2011

Bulgarian Stats Head to Become Eurostat Deputy Chair

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Starting April 2012, Mariana Kotseva, head of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), will become Deputy Chair of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The announcement was made by Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on Friday during the last session of the Council of Ministers for 2011.

Djankov highlighted that she would be the Bulgarian with the highest office in the administration of the European Union.

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Putin Orders Fast-Track Launch of South Stream Construction

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has recommended that the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline should start in end-2012.

“I think it would be desirable to start at the end of next year,” Putin told Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller at a meeting on Friday.

On Wednesday, Turkey gave permission for the construction of South Stream’s underwater section in its Black Sea exclusive economic zone.

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Russian PM Orders Fast-Track Launch of South Stream Construction

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has recommended that the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline should start in end-2012.

“I think it would be desirable to start at the end of next year,” Putin told Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller at a meeting on Friday.

On Wednesday, Turkey gave permission for the construction of South Stream’s underwater section in its Black Sea exclusive economic zone.

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Restructuring Over the Downturn

Friday, December 30th, 2011

economy cartoon

Flowcharts are fun. You’ve got all your little boxes and arrows and symbols and colors…fun!

This cartoon started out as a take on an overly complex flowchart that had symbols and lines here, there and everywhere, and it was okay, but it was when I put in one simple little box at the very top above it all that this cartoon finally made sense, and the caption came quickly after.

From Small Business Trends

Restructuring Over the Downturn

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Bulgaria’s State Agriculture Fund Head Released from Hospital

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Rumen Porozhanov, Director of the State Agriculture Fund, who was severely beaten on Thursday evening, was released from Sofia’s Military Medical Academy (MMA) on Friday after a series of check-ups.

Valeri Yordanov, head of the Sofia Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, told bTV on Friday that the beating had not been an attempt on Porozhanov’s life but had had the purpose of threatening him.

Yordanov said that no police portrait of the attackers was yet available.

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Berbatov’s Contract to Be Extended, Sir Alex Confirms

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The contract of Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov will be extended, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed , officially ending the rumors concerning the Bulgarian’s future with the Red Devils.

United have a one-way option to extend Berbatov’s deal by 12 months, and they will take advantage of that clause when it becomes active in March, ESPN has informed.

“We’ll be exercising [the option to renew]….

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Beaten Bulgarian Agriculture Head Curbs Corruption – PM

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Rumen Porozhanov, the CEO of Bulgaria’s State Agriculture Fund, was physically assaulted because he stopped the widespread corruption practices in his institution, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

In an interview on Friday, Borisov pointed out that the State Agriculture Fund has absorbed 54.5% more money in 2011 than it did in 2010.

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Distinguished Bulgarian Director Andonov Dies at 77

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Ivan Andonov, one of Bulgaria’s most influential actors and movie directors passed away on Friday at the age of 77.

Andonov graduated from the Theatrical Academy in Sofia 1956 and started his career as an actor. Since 1965, he has been a director, his debut in features being “Difficult Love” (1974).

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100 Roma Assault Ambulance in Bulgaria

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Some 100 Bulgarian citizens from the Roma minority have attacked an ambulance in the Northeastern village of Malko Vranovo.

The ambulance was called after a heavy car crash took place in the village, claiming the lives of two youngsters and injuring two others, the local Nova TV has reported.

Enraged by what they claimed was a late arrival, the local Roma attacked the ambulance by throwing stones at it….

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300 Roma Assault Ambulance in Bulgaria

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Some 300 Bulgarian citizens from the Roma minority have attacked an ambulance in the Northeastern village of Malko Vranovo.

The ambulance was called after a heavy car crash took place in the village, claiming the lives of two youngsters and injuring two others, the local Nova TV has reported.

Enraged by what they claimed was a late arrival, the local Roma attacked the ambulance by throwing stones at it….

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