Chess Bulgarian, Macedonian Probe Don’t Concur on Ohrid Tragedy

The two probes, Bulgarian and Macedonian, in the tragedy in which 15 Bulgarians drowned in the Macedonian Lake Ohrid last September, had led to different conclusions. The Bulgarian investigator, Georgi Iliev, told the TV channel bTV that Bulgarian authorities beli


Chess China Mulls Bulgaria Nuclear Plant Participation – Report

China and Serbia are considering a joint participation in the project to build a second Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria's Danube town of Belene. The news was reported Monday by the Serbian radio B92, citing the Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining, Petar Skundric


Chess Bulgaria Competition Watchdog Fines Construction Chamber

The Bulgarian Commission for Competition Protection (KZK) has fined the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (KSB) with BGN 175 000. The fine is over suggested construction prices listed in the KSB Ethics Code, KZK informs Monday. In determining the amount of the fine,


Chess Brown to quit as Labour leader

Gordon Brown has said he is stepping down as Labour Party leader.Mr Brown, prime minister since 2007, said he wanted a successor to be in place by the time of the party's conference in September. Mr Brown announced his intention to quit in a statement in Downing St


Chess UK PM Gordon Brown Resigns as Labour Leader

UK PM Gordon Brown has said he is stepping down as Labour Party leader following his poor showing in the recent general elections that resulted in a hung parliament. Brown, prime minister since 2007, said he wanted a successor to be in place by the time of the par


Chess Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Outraged over Reforms

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) published on Monday a declaration against the reforms announced by the Bulgarian Minister of Education, Sergey Ignatov. Last Wednesday Minister Ignatov announced his plans to deprive the Academy of its managerial functions and


Chess Bulgaria Alleged Ringleader Sues Nationalist over Israeli Brawl

Bulgaria's alleged ringleader and former undercover security agent, Aleksei Petrov, is suing the leader of the nationalist, right-wing Ataka party Volen Siderov. The news was reported Monday by an assistant of Aleksei Petrov, who says the legal suit will be over d


Chess Remnant Socialist Billboards to Be Wiped Away

The Bulgarian Inspectorate at the Sofia City Hall has started to check the facades of Sofia buildings in an attempt to wipe away all remaining socialist-time billboards. According to the head of the "Control of Advertisement" department, Ivo Penev, some 50 ads fro


Chess Thousands of Bulgarian Women at Risk over Silicone Implants

About 3 600 Bulgarian women are at risk over poor quality silicone breast implants, the Chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Lachezar Ivanov, reports. The Parliament held Monday a round table dedicated to plastic surgery and patients' safety. The dangerou


Chess North Rhine-Westphalia’s election: Rhine scold

Mrs Merkel suffers a bad day at the polls in a key electionIT IS not yet clear exactly who won the election on May 9th in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous state, but it is clear who lost: the two parties that govern both the state and Ger


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