“The conclusion of European experts is that the slowing down of the penal process in our country is caused besides by the too high formality of the procedure also by a certain passiveness of the court, by the possibilities the penal procedure legislation gives to the defendants to hamper the trial”, Minister Popova explains.

Amendments to the Penal Procedure Code

Minister of Justice Margarita Popova presented a draft for a Bill on amendments to the Penal Procedure Code /PPC/. The project is part of the 57 measures for urgent actions of the Borissov cabinet envisaged under the recommendations for the sphere of..

published on 11/13/09 9:06 AM
A semi-spherical home, shoes on air bags and an underwater sledge are among a few curious ideas presented by Bulgarian innovators at the first national display of inventions and innovations BulInvent 2009 in Sofia.

Attractive display items by Bulgarian inventors at European Year of Creativity & Innovation

In the course of three days – from Wednesday through Friday – the National Center of Technology features twenty Bulgarian innovators and their ideas in chemistry, machine building, construction, medicine etc. The event has been organized by the Union of..

published on 11/12/09 2:24 PM

Radio Bulgaria Programme, November 14, 2009

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published on 11/12/09 10:44 AM

Radio Bulgaria Programme, November 13, 2009

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published on 11/12/09 10:42 AM

UniCredit Group’s forecast for bank sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Rewriting the rules of the game in the banking sector after the crisis will lead to change in the way banks in Central and Eastern Europe function. This has been pointed out in a recent analysis of UniCredit Group on the state of the banking sector in..

published on 11/11/09 1:49 PM
On the photo: Tobias Baumann from the Association of German Commercial and Industrial Chambers, Bulgarian Minister of Regional development and Public Works Rossen Plevneliev, Mrs. Zinaida Zlatanova - head of the EC delegation to Sofia and Helge Tolksdorf from Germany’s Ministry of Economy and Technologies.

Southeast Europe faces cooperation boom

SEE is about to experience a boom of trans-border cooperation, said Bulgarian Minister of Regional development and Public Works Rossen Plevneliev upon opening a Conference on Infrastructure in SEE and the cooperation among small and medium enterprises in the..

published on 11/11/09 12:43 PM

Social Ministry to soften the effect of the crisis

Bulgaria continues to experience the negative effects of the global financial and economic crisis. Economists, sociologists and syndicate workers predict a hard winter and increase of unemployment, which will be accompanied with a decrease of income because..

published on 11/11/09 12:07 PM

Radio Bulgaria Programme, November 12, 2009

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published on 11/11/09 10:38 AM

Twenty years democratic changes in Bulgaria

In a large historical context 20 years is an insignificantly short time. However, in terms of a human life, it does make a difference. Next, we talk about the last 20 years of our lives that saw radical transformation along the period of transition from..

published on 11/10/09 2:17 PM

10 November 1989, time of parting

In the dusky afternoon of 10 November 1989 Sofia went suddenly quiet. Streets emptied, everybody hurried to go home, watch the TV or call friends and family, to share the news. And the news was so unexpected that hardly anybody dared believe. Todor Zhivkov,..

published on 11/10/09 2:00 PM