Archive for August 27th, 2012

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August 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Energy Holding’s board of directors signed on August 27 a contract US nuclear consultancy firm Westinghouse to carry out the feasibility study for the construction of a seventh unit […]

Relatives of Bourgas terrorist bombing victims visiting Bulgaria for commemorative ceremonies

August 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Relatives of the five Israeli citizens who died in a suicide bomb attack by an as-yet unidentified terrorist in Bourgas on July 18 are to visit Bulgar ...

Stanishev seeks to stop socialists seeing red over ‘socialism is like AIDS’ remark

August 27, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

A strange saga in the past few days has re-exposed rifts inBulgaria’s opposition socialist party – and exposed the fact that some of the country ...

Booze cruising for a bruising at Bulgarian seaside resort

August 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Foreign tourists in Bulgaria’s popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach are imbibing alcohol at astonishingly cheap prices – or prices that are not ...

  • Bulgaria cracks down on dodgy driving schools
    August 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian authorities have begun investigating misleading advertisements by driving schools that offer fees of 200 to 300 leva (about 100 to 150 euro) and then hit learner drivers for sums […]

  • New Italian ambassador to Bulgaria named
    August 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian media reports have identified career diplomat Marco Conticelli as the new Italian ambassador in Sofia, succeeding Stefano Benazzo. Conticelli (51) graduated from the University of Florence in 1985 and […]

  • Seagulls at Riviera resort Golden Sands Bulgarian Black Sea coast photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    The shape of summer 2012: Some notes on tourism in Bulgaria
    August 27, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Strolling the tourist area alleyways of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastal resort of Golden Sands in August 2012, any passerby with an attuned ear would hear holidaymakers speaking Russian, German, Romanian […]