Chess MEPs Reject Greens’ Demands for Bulgarian Nuclear Decommissioning Aid

The EP Environment Committee rejected a report of a Greens MEP demanding additional conditions on nuclear decommissioning aid allocated to Bulgaria. The report drafted by the Greens MEP from Germany, Rebecca Harms, demanded that the granting of EUR 300 M by the EU


Chess Sex education reforms are dropped

Schools Secretary Ed Balls drops key reforms for England, including compulsory sex education, after the Conservatives refuse to back them. Source


Chess Clashes escalate in Kyrgyz crisis

Opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan have stormed the offices of state radio and TV amid escalating unrest over rising fuel prices and corruption.It comes after at least four people were killed in clashes between police and protesters outside President Kurmanbek Bak


Chess Brown wants fixed-term parliament

NOW:Conservative campaign event1454: Simon Hughes says the Lib Dems have the "best chance" at the election at any point in his lifetime. He says his party would support the National Insurance increase but its focus is on reducing tax for the least-well off. He also


Chess Bulgaria to Send Former Ambassadors Back to US, France

Bulgaria is about to appoint four new Ambassadors - to the USA, France, Macedonia, and UNESCO. The four Bulgarian Ambassadors are waiting for their new appointments abroad, announced the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR). Marin Raykov, Bulgaria's acting Deputy Minis


Chess Martina Navratilova Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Speaking to US magazine People, she said she had cried after finding out. "I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely out


Chess Denmark’s DONG bids to build $1.8 bln wind park

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish state-owned DONG Energy has bid to build one of the world's biggest offshore wind parks, a 400-megawatt farm expected to cost 10 billion crowns ($1.8 billion), the company said on Wednesday. Source


Chess Bulgarian Officials Implicated in Global Daimler Bribery Scandal

Bulgaria is one of the 22 countries where the German car maker Daimler bribed government officials to win public contracts. Gifts valued at several million euros were provided to representatives of the authorities in at least 22 countries, including Bulgaria, Roma


Chess Fitch Affirms Bulgaria’s Unicredit Bulbank Support Rating

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Unicredit Bulbank's (UCB) Support Rating at '2', the agency announced. UCB's Support Rating is constrained by Bulgaria's country ceiling 'BBB+'. Therefore, any upside/downside in the Support Rating would be linked to a change in the coun


Chess Navratilova ‘has breast cancer’

Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova has revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.Speaking to US magazine People, she said she had cried after finding out. "I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely o


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