Archive for December 7th, 2012

Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
December 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Temperatures in Bulgaria will fall under freezing point and more snow is to be expected on the evening of December 8 and on December 9, the national meteorology institute of […]


Russia launches construction of South Stream gas pipeline

December 7, 2012, by Alex Bivol

Russian president Vladimir Putin gave the start to construction of South Stream gas pipeline on December 7, Moscow’s ambitious geopolitical undertak ...

Justice Palace in Sofia. Photo: Klearchos Kapoutsis/

Bulgarian Constitutional Court judge nominee faces money laundering allegation

December 7, 2012, by Alex Bivol

Galya Gougousheva, the only nominee for the vacant seat on Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court, has been alleged to have been involved in money launderi ...

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Bulgarian Parliament amends Asset Forfeiture Act

December 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament passed at first reading on December 7 amendments to the Asset Forfeiture Act, the law regulating the confiscation of assets ac ...

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    Japan cancels tsunami warning after powerful quake
    December 7, 2012, by VOANews

    A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo. A one-meter high tsunami swept ashore Friday in Ishinomaki, […]

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    Bulgaria’s media movements and muddles
    December 7, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    A great game is being played out in Bulgaria’s media market that can be as baffling as trying to think straight while standing without earmuffs next to a thundering press […]

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    Travel: Getting the job done
    December 7, 2012, by Mark Thomas

    In Europe, the power of democracy is such that whenever there is a good idea, the lunatic fringe which regardless is always plus/minus 10 per cent of the population, does […]