Archive for December 18th, 2012

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December 18, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA) said on December 18 that it estimated real estate intermediaries avoided paying 160 million leva in taxes since 2007, declaring revenues that were about 900 […]

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Poll shows gap between Bulgarian ruling party and main opposition unchanged

December 18, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

With about six months to go to national parliamentary elections, Bulgaria’s centre-right ruling party GERB has about 24.5 per cent support and the o ...

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Bulgarian Parliament’s economy committee rejects move to ease total smoking ban

December 18, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

An attempt to backtrack on Bulgaria’s total ban on smoking in enclosed spaces in restaurants, bars and other public places has failed in Parliament ...

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich. Photo: president.gov.ua

Yanukovych cancels Kremlin trip, puts Customs Union on hold

December 18, 2012, by Svitlana Tuchynska of The Kyiv Post

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych postponed his December 18 Moscow trip today during which he was supposed to meet with Russian president Vladimir ...


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    Air clears as Ukraine’s indoor smoking ban starts
    December 18, 2012, by Yuriy Onyshkiv of The Kyiv Post

    Ukraine’s law enacting a 100 per cent ban on indoor smoking in public places – including cafes, bars and restaurants – took effect on December 16 2012. The early anecdotal […]