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Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister is to alert the prosecuting authority about activities of the former chief executive of the State Fund Agriculture (SFA) and his deputy.
Grekov, as cited by investor.bg, made clear Monday that he would submit to the prosecutor's office a request and a report from a probe concerning projects reviewed by the former CEO and Deputy CEO of the SFA.
A gas interconnector with Romania being built since 2012 will not be operational before September, sources close to the construction say.
The 25-kilometer-long connection between Bulgaria's city of Ruse and Romanian Gyurgevo was initially scheduled to be ready in end-2013 at the latest, but the deadline was extended over technical difficulties.
Authorities are planning to resettle two thousands of people who have been granted refugee or humanitarian status until the end of 2014, a Bulgarian daily writes.
Citing the 2014 draft strategy on refugee integration, the newspaper Sega argues the measure is due to be adopted at a cabinet session on Wednesday, July 23.
Bulgaria is the favourite spot of Russian state officials for buying real estate, shows an investigation of the Russian business publication RBC.
The RBK journalists have analysed the property declarations of almost 500 Russian MPs and state officials. They show that 176 of them have apartments in Bulgaria. Often they own just part of the property.
Bulgarians will spend BGN 350 M on holidays in Greece in the period May 15 – September 15, 2014, according to an expert from the Institute of Analyses and Assessments in Tourism.
Rumen Draganov, as cited by econ.bg, suggested that some 660 000 Bulgarians would visit Greece in the 2014 summer season.
Roughly one in 10 convicted to jail criminals in Bulgaria is hiding from the law, reports Sega daily.
According to the report of the Prosecutor's Office, published on its website, in 2013 871 criminals, sentenced to prison terms, have practically disappeared and are being sought, both in Bulgaria and abroad.
Bulgarian President Georgi Plevneliev has assured that the caretaker government will be formed in time and will reflect the urgent tasks which the country needs to address.
Plevneliev told journalists in Plovdiv on Monday that the caretaker government was not supposed to be a panel of randomly nominated candidates, stressing that it had to be based on solid principles and priorities.
Bulgaria's car market has marked a 15.2% growth since the beginning of 2014.
A total of 10 332 new cars were sold compared to 8971 cars during the same period last year, website BGNES reports.
The market has grown 5.6% in the sixth month of the year, with 2052 cars sold compared to 1944 in June 2013.
It is always better to save a systematically important bank than to close it down, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski commented on the events at KTB.
In an interview with Bulgarian daily Standart, Oresharski, who has been Minister of Finance in two previous governments, argued the funds needed to shut down the Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) would exceed estimates so far.
Refugee numbers are increasing again, according to Nikolay Chirpanliev, Chair of the Bulgarian State Agency for Refugees.
Chirpanliev announced in a Monday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio that some 500 people entered Bulgaria on a monthly basis.
He claimed that the EU was using double standards towards EU Member States with external borders.