Archive for January 10th, 2013

Serzh Sarqsyan, president of Armenia. Photo: European Union
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January 10, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Amid all the uncertainties and difficulties facing Armenia, it appears to have the prospect of one certainty – that in February its current president, Serzh Sargsyan, will be elected to […]

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Bulgaria’s relations with Macedonia: Reset or reverse?

January 10, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgaria has underlined time and again that it wants a reset of relations with Macedonia, calling on Skopje to end what Sofia describes as manipulatio ...

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Georgia 2013 and the vilifying of Saakashvili

January 10, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

If those behind a petition claimed to have a million signatures have their way, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili will step down in about a week, ...

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Voting in 2013 Czech Republic presidential election begins on January 11

January 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

On the eve of the first day of the Czech Republic’s first direct presidential elections on January 11 2013, two candidates, both former prime minist ...


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    Czechoslovakian transports of delight
    January 10, 2013, by Brian McCulloch

    One of the first major historical works into the formation of Czechoslovakia after World War 1, researched since the fall of the communists, has resulted in a Franco/Czech historian being […]

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    Film review: Les Misérables
    January 10, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Director Tom Hooper got most things right in The King’s Speech, including obtaining a widely lauded performance from Colin Firth, but his direction was always a bit bland, as if […]

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    Film review: Anna Karenina
    January 10, 2013, by Olga Rudenko of The Kyiv Post

    Going to the theatre to watch “Anna Karenina,” I was skeptical about it. I carried with me a bad impression from another collaboration by director Joe Wright and actress Keira […]

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    New Bulgarian prosecutor-general sworn in
    January 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Sotir Tsatsarov was sworn in as Bulgaria’s prosecutor-general on January 10. In his first media statement after officially taking office, Tsatsarov said that he would seek to reform the prosecutor’s […]