Archive for December 12th, 2012

Cabinet office Sofia photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
December 12, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

A proposal by Bulgarian Defence Minister Anyu Angelov to go ahead with direct negotiations on buying jet fighter aircraft without going to tender failed to get the nod at a […]

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Romania’s ruling coalition trounces opposition in general election

December 12, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Romania’s ruling coalition won convincingly in the parliamentary election held on December 9, final results made public by the country’s electoral ...

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Bulgarian PM Borissov firmly against lifting smoking ban, ruling party MPs divided

December 12, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov says that he firmly supports the June 2012 law fully banning smoking in enclosed public spaces such as restaur ...

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Sofia and Skopje speak on EU ministers’ postponement of decision on accession talks with Macedonia

December 12, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Leaders in the Bulgarian capital Sofia and the Macedonian capital Skopje have spoken out in response to the decision by European Union foreign ministe ...

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    After debating for decades, EU adopts common patent
    December 12, 2012, by VOANews

    The European Union has adopted a common patent for the 27-nation bloc, after nearly four decades of debate about the issue. The European Parliament adopted the single patent Tuesday after […]