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[9 ное. 2010 | No Comment | ]

That’s the highest share of first-time-buyer purchases in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1981.
The 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is the latest in a series of large national NAR surveys evaluating demographics, preferences, marketing and experiences of recent home buyers and sellers. The study was released at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Although typical sellers had been in their previous home for eight years, up from seven years in the 2009 study, first-time buyers plan to stay for 10 years …

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[27 окт. 2010 | One Comment | ]

By Mihail Konstantinov*

History (1979-1989)

The new Bulgarian state has been founded in 1878. The first elections in Bulgarian history were carried out in 1879, after the Russian-Turkish war that ended the Turkish rule over the country, by a simple majority election system. Only part of MP was actually elected, the others had been appointed on a quota principle by the Russian authorities. After that, in the period 1879-1944, Bulgaria was a democratic country with free elections exercising majority, proportional and mixed election systems. In 1935-1944 …

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[13 окт. 2010 | 3 коментара | ]

Illinois is one of a reported 23 states where some banks/servicers have suspended foreclosure activities in the wake of concerns raised regarding accuracy of documents filed in foreclosure lawsuits. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has issued letters to JP Morgan Chase and Ally (formerly GMAC) asking for meetings to address concerns that the companies have violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act and reports about the accuracy of documents filed in foreclosure lawsuits. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation also issued a statement. In a statement, IAR Chief Legal Counsel Steve …

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[24 сеп. 2010 | One Comment | ]

By
Academician Yordan Ivanov and
Anna Zografova – a corresponding member of MABIC Academy

Another consecutive Megaproject of IBM, National Geographic Magazine and White Foundation in 2005 has put in motion a research study on tracing back the Y-chromosome. It has been examined the mitochondrial DNA of 100 000 sample representatives of the basic ethnic groups and nations. The goals of the project aim at establishing the origin of the oldest population, creating the most powerful database and marking out the route of the first paleohistorical migration of HOMO SAPIENS. The accomplishment of …

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[23 сеп. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Those who think that followers of the late Slobodan Milosevic in the former Yugoslavia are on the political garbage heap are terribly wrong. Not only have such people not been thrown out of today’s politics, but they still continue to manage many parts of the post-Yugoslav geopolitical space, writes Lazar Mladenov, president of the Bulgarian Cultural Club in Skopje.
The following commentary was authored exclusively for EurActiv by Lazar Mladenov, president of the Bulgarian Cultural Club in Skopje.
“The conviction of Radovan Karadzic and the capture of Ratko Mladic may create …

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[22 сеп. 2010 | No Comment | ]

“OUTSINGING THE NIGHTINGALE”
LOST TREASURES OF BULGARIAN MUSIC 1905-1950
4-CD Compilation on JSP Records on sale September 14, 2010 features 100 Selections,
97 Never Before Reissued; 8-page Illustrated Annotated Booklets
The only-known recordings of the legendary folk quartet Bishtrishka Chetvorka, the pioneer turn-of-the-century acoustic efforts of the Gramophone Company, the earliest recordings of
the icons of Bulgarian folk song Vulkana Stoyanova, Mita Stoicheva and Boris Mashalov, heretofore unavailable sounds of clarinet masters Ramadan and Gosho Lolov, Demir Cholakov and Ahmed Babakov, and the stunning artistry of accordion master Boris Karlov are some of the highlights …

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[1 сеп. 2010 | No Comment | ]

The parties agree that significant changes are needed in the new electoral code, but will there be political will to make those changes?
Authors: Mila Simonova (UAE, Dubai), P. Stamatov (USA, Chicago)
The Bulgarian media portal www.Eurochicago.com turned to the leaders of the most influential parties in Bulgaria, and asked several identical principle questions relating to elections, electronic voting and the adequacy of state policy towards Bulgarians abroad. The aim of this survey was to clarify the policy positions before the importation of the text of the new electoral law …

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[21 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Edward Hugh
As the IMF say in their most recent staff report on the country, the aftermath of the recent severe economic crisis leaves us with the question as to whether potential output growth in Bulgaria in the years to come is going to be markedly lower than it was during the boom years. As the IMF point out, the current recession was preceded by an investment boom in construction, real estate and the associated financial sectors. Now that the boom (which was always unsustainable, Bulgaria’s current account deficit in …

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[18 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Bulgarian troops from ISAF, who took part in beating back an attack on the airport in Afghanistan’s Kandahar launched by Taliban insurgents, including suicide bombers, have been awarded for their professionalism.
Gordon Moulds of the British Royal Force, who is the commander of Kandahar Airfield, conferred recognition on seven Bulgarian soldiers and extended his gratitude for the courage and determination they showed.
Bulgarian troops were on duty when Taliban insurgents launched two missiles and a ground attack against the NATO air field on August 3. They joined in repelling the attack together …

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[17 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

By NICK SKREKAS And TOM MUDD
VARNA, Bulgaria—For decades the beach holiday of choice for students and budget package tours, Bulgaria still struggles to get higher up the quality ladder.
Bulgaria’s tourism sector accounts for 8.7% of gross domestic product in this former Soviet bloc country. But people in the industry complain about the heavy dependence on all-inclusive mega resorts, an underdeveloped service mentality among employees and a rundown infrastructure.
Agamemnon Zaharopoulos and his wife last month flew to Sofia and rented a car there for what they expected to be a four-hour …

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[15 авг. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Every year on August 15 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Assumption of Mary. It is one of the biggest Christian holidays, which is proved by the fact that some of the many orthodox temples and monasteries in Bulgaria have been established in the honor of the Assumption of Mary.
All eparchies throughout the country will service festive holy mass.
Bulgarian Pilgrims Hail Mary at Rila Monastery
Thousands of believers flocked to Bulgaria’s famed Rila Monastery to celebrate the great Christian Orthodox holiday Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, reports Blagoevgrad24.bg.
Known to …