Archive for January 8th, 2013

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January 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea was felt in Bulgarian capital Sofia on January 8, shortly after 4.15pm local time. The earthquake epicentre was […]

The Ceremonial South Pole, an area set aside for photo opportunities at the South Pole Station, will feature a Bulgarian flag from now on. Photo: NSF/Josh Landis via Wikimedia

Bulgarian explorer, flag reach South Pole

January 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Hristo Pimpirev became the first Bulgarian to set foot on the South Pole on January 8, flying the country’s flag in one of the least accessible poin ...

The town of Belene photo Clearvision

First television debate scheduled for Bulgaria’s referendum on nuclear energy

January 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Public broadcaster Bulgaria National Television will host the first television debate on January 9 2013 on the country’s forthcoming referendum on t ...

euro notes in a shopping trolley

Bulgarians spent 4B leva during Festive Season

January 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarians spent four billion leva during the 2012 Festive Season and the period immediately before, the country’s National Revenue Agency (NRA) sai ...

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    EU retail trade up 0.2% in November 2012
    January 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The volume of retail trade in the European Union rose by 0.2 per cent in November 2012, according to estimates from Eurostat, the bloc’s statistical office. Retail trade in the […]

  • ICTY photo Julian Nitzsche
    UN war crimes trial of Hadzic resumes
    January 8, 2013, by Stefan Bos of VOANews

    The trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, the last fugitive sought by the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, resumed at the Hague on Monday.  Hadzic is one […]