Chess Bulgaria’s Interior Vows to Focus on Financial Crimes

A total of 131 organized crime groups have been investigated since December 2009, Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetanov announced. Tsvetanov and the top officials of the Interior Ministry held a new conference Tuesday after a meeting of the National Council of th


Chess Russia Links Nuclear Pact to US Missile Shield Program

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated that initial US plans to deploy a regional missile defense shield in Bulgaria don't threaten Russian nuclear forces. Lavrov however added Tuesday that Russia may back out of the START 2 nuclear weapons pact, if the


Chess 3 More Bulgarian Ex Ministers to Face Criminal Charges

Three former ministers of Bulgaria's previous cabinet of the Three-Way Coalition are going to be officially charged by the Prosecutors Office. According to Chief Prosecutor, Boris Velchev, the three are: the ex Finance Minister, Plamen Oresharski, the ex Regional


Chess Bulgaria Govt Set to Annul Illegal Land Swaps, Fight ‘Lumber Mafia’

Bulgaria's Cabinet has come up with a mechanism for seeking compensations for the allegedly illegal large-scale land swap deals executed by the previous government. This has been announced by Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov in Plovdiv during the opening of


Chess The Bulgarian Transfer That Never Was

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Chess Witnesses of Brussels Attack on Bulgarian Student Come Forward

The police in the Belgium capital Brussels had received scores of calls about the attack on a Bulgarian college student in the city's metro on New Year's Eve. The information was reported Tuesday by the Belgium newspaper "Capital." ... Source


Chess New Ro-Ro Line Allows Turkish Exports to Avoid Bulgaria

A new roll-on/roll-off shipping line connecting Turkey and France is allowing Turkish exporters to skip going through a congested Bulgarian border crossing. The new line connecting Turkish port Tekirdag on the Sea of Marmara and the port of Toulon in France has ju


Chess Thai red-shirts defy police ban

Anti-government protesters have spent another night in the centre of the Thai capital Bangkok, despite a court ruling allowing the government to evict them.The protesters, known as the red-shirts, are calling for the government to step down and hold fresh elections


Chess Brown confirms election on 6 May

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, flanked by members of his cabinet in Downing Street, calls the UK General Election for 6 May. Source


Chess Brown calls UK election for 6 May

The UK election is due to be called later, sparking a four-week campaign before voters go to the polls on 6 May.Prime Minister Gordon Brown will hold a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street before heading to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament. Vo


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