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Sep 20, 2014

Liverpool and Real set off ticket frenzy in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) – Thousands of Ludogorets fans rushed to snap up tickets for their eagerly-awaited Champions League home matches when sales opened on Saturday, despite the cheapest seats costing almost half the country’s minimum monthly wage.

The Bulgarian champions, playing for the first time in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition, are in Group B alongside holders Real Madrid, five-times winners Liverpool and Swiss side Basel.

Sep 20, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool and Real set off ticket frenzy in Sofia

SOFIA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of Ludogorets fans rushed to snap up tickets for their eagerly-awaited Champions League home matches when sales opened on Saturday, despite the cheapest seats costing almost half the country’s minimum monthly wage.

The Bulgarian champions, playing for the first time in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition, are in Group B alongside holders Real Madrid, five-times winners Liverpool and Swiss side Basel.

Aug 29, 2014

Boxing – Pulev accuses Klitschko of feigning injury

SOFIA (Reuters) – Kubrat Pulev has accused world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko of feigning injury to avoid taking on the Bulgarian challenger in an IBF title bout in Hamburg next month.

Klitschko postponed the fight, scheduled for Sept. 6, last week, saying he had torn bicep muscles during training in Austria.

Aug 29, 2014

Pulev accuses Klitschko of feigning injury

SOFIA (Reuters) – Kubrat Pulev has accused world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko of feigning injury to avoid taking on the Bulgarian challenger in an IBF title bout in Hamburg next month.

Klitschko postponed the fight, scheduled for Sept. 6, last week, saying he had torn bicep muscles during training in Austria.

Aug 29, 2014

Bulgaria may let Corpbank depositors get partial access to accounts

SOFIA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Depositors at Bulgaria’s Corporate
Commercial Bank (Corpbank) may get partial access to
their funds at the troubled bank in September, Interim Finance
Minister Rumen Porozhanov said on Friday.

Bulgaria’s fourth-largest lender was hit by a run on
deposits in June that led to the Black sea country’s biggest
banking crisis since the 1990s.

Aug 28, 2014

Bulgarian energy watchdog chiefs step down under pressure

SOFIA, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The head of the Bulgaria’s state
energy regulator and his deputy resigned under pressure, the
economy ministry said, as the government seeks to halt the
financial deterioration of the heavily indebted state power
sector.

Boyan Boev and Liliya Mladenova decided to leave after
talking to Interim Economy and Energy Minister Vasil Shtonov,
the ministry said on Thursday.

Aug 28, 2014

Centre back Moti turns keeper for Ludogorets

SOFIA (Reuters) – Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau Bucharest.

The victory has now created a headache for club management who may need to play games outside of the country due to a lack of a suitable stadium.

Aug 28, 2014

Soccer-Centre back Moti turns keeper for Ludogorets

SOFIA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau Bucharest.

The victory has now created a headache for club management who may need to play games outside of the country due to a lack of a suitable stadium.

Aug 27, 2014

Bulgaria sets up energy board to boost transparency

SOFIA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s interim government said
it had set up an energy board to ensure that badly needed
multi-billion euro projects in the poorest European Union state
are transparent.

The board will assist the incumbent cabinet in an attempt to
stabilise the energy sector of the Balkan country, which is
deemed one of the most corrupt nations in the European Union.

Aug 26, 2014

Bulgaria orders seizure of Corpbank shareholder’s property

SOFIA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A Bulgarian court has ordered the
seizure of property belonging to the main owner of troubled
Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), a central bank
deputy governor and six other officials, prosecutors said on
Tuesday.

The fate of Bulgaria’s fourth-largest lender has been in
limbo since June, when a run on deposits prompted the central
bank to take control of it and close its operations, triggering
the worst banking crisis in the Black Sea state since the 1990s.

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