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Bulgarian Gambling Industry to be regulated by National Revenue Agency

Bulgarian Gambling Industry to be regulated by National Revenue Agency

Following recent scandals that led to abolition of State Commission on Gambling, Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency tax bureau has been put in charge to regulate the country’s fast-growing gambling

Bulgaria and Croatia Accepted by European Central Bank for ERM II

Bulgaria and Croatia Accepted by European Central Bank for ERM II

Bulgaria and Croatia have been accepted in for two year waiting room before these European Union member states will be allowed to join Euro as currency.

Bulgaria holds parliamentary poll on July 5

Bulgaria holds parliamentary poll on July 5 Sofia - Bulgaria will hold parliamentary elections on July 5, President Georgi Parvanov's cabinet said Tuesday. The poll would be the first since Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007. The new centre-right GERB party, headed by former top policeman and now Sofia mayor Boyko Borisov leads popularity surveys with 30 per cent. GERB was however still not tested in elections.

Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev's Socialist Party, which leads the ruling coalition, is ranked in second in surveys with a 20-per cent support.

Gas recipient countries debate security of energy deliveries

Gas recipient countries debate security of energy deliveriesSofia - Natural gas importing countries in Europe, meeting on Friday in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, called for greater energy "security" in reaction to the Russian gas crisis four months ago.

Energy security does not stop at national borders, nor does it stopat the European Union border, said EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the start of the two-day summit.

Bulgarian nurses demand compensation from Libya

Bulgarian nurses demand compensation from LibyaSofia - Five Bulgarian nurses who had spent eight years in detention and sentenced to death in Libya before being deported in
2007 have demanded compensation from the government in Tripoli over their ordeal.

The women and the Palestinian man who was also among the six medical workers accused of intentionally infecting more than 400 children with the HIV virus have called on the United Nations to intervene to "bring the Libyan state to justice."

Bulgarian president vetoes new election law

Bulgarian president vetoes new election law Sofia - Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov Wednesday vetoed the new election law, criticized by the opposition as undemocratic because it favours large parties.

With the limited authority as head of state, Parvanov has the right to veto a parliament act. Legislators, however, may return it to him unchanged and force him to enact it.

The new law, pushed through Monday by the ruling Socialist Party (BSP) and its allies, raised the number of votes a party must win in elections to qualify for parliament from 4 to 8 per cent.

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