Chess Bulgaria Mafia Bosses Acquittal Kills Hopes for Change – Interior

The acquittal of two men, reputed to be the biggest mafia bosses in Bulgaria, by a Sofia court will make society believe there is no hope for a change in this country, the interior minister has said. "In situations like this the society loses the little hope that


Chess Bulgaria Suffers Smaller Electricity Price Hike

The price of electric power in Bulgaria after July will go up by 1-2%, instead of 5% as proposed earlier, the head of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) announced. "The new lower raise is due to the reducing of technology expenses of all


Chess Green Light for Iceland EU Membership Talks

EU foreign ministers have given green light to negotiations with Iceland leading to its membership in the European Union, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said. Their decision remains to be formalised by EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursda


Chess Bulgarian Football Legend Stoichkov Adopted Peruvian Boy

Hristo Stoichkov, the legendary Bulgarian football player from the 1990 's, has adopted a Peruvian boy, he announced in an interview for the Peruvian TV channel RPP. Stoichkov, who is serving as a 2010 World Cup commentator for the Mexican sport channel Televisa D


Chess Bulgaria Sends Troubled Steel Behemoth into Liquidation

Bulgaria has officially given the green light to the liquidation of its largest steelmaker Kremikovtzi, its administrator announced. The businesses of the struggling company have been wound up and its assets - offloaded. "The decision for declaring Kremikovtzi ban


Chess FinMin: Bulgaria Scores Big Success in Fight Against Smuggling

Bulgaria is successful in its fight against smuggling and ranks high among other European countries, the finance minister said on Tuesday. "Our country is stronger than any shady affairs and smuggler channels," Simeon Djankov said on the morning broadcast on the B


Chess Here from Bulgaria, He’s Tasted Success with Wine as Life Line

By Brian O'Neill Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How does a successful gum salesman in southern Bulgaria wind up a wine dealer in Pittsburgh? ... Source


Chess Brussels Very Likely to Sue Bulgaria over Poor Waste Disposal

The European Commission is very likely to pursue court action against Bulgaria for failing to properly implement EU waste law, more than two years after it launched an infringement procedure on the issue, a deputy minister has said. "Bulgaria faces the biggest ris


Chess BP faces grilling in Congress

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc's U.S. chief faces accusations in Congress on Tuesday that the energy giant caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history with a calculated strategy to cut costs, hours before President Barack Obama uses a televised address to def


Chess Bulgaria Picks Builder of Sofia Waste Plant

Sofia City Hall will announce on Tuesday the best offer in the public tender to build a waste treatment plant in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, a Bulgarian-German tie-in being the most likely winner. The consortium between the Bulgarian "Stanilov" company and the Germ


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