Archive for April, 2013

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April 30, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

Europe’s top rights court has ruled that Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko was unlawfully held in detention before being sentenced to jail in 2011. It’s a decision that may weigh […]

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Eavesdropping controversy: Immunity protects Tsvetanov from criminal charges – for now

April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Prosecutors allege that Bulgaria’s former interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, currently the campaign chief for Boiko Borissov’s GERB party, commi ...

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Bulgarian Cabinet proposes new rules on state companies’ deposits

April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s caretaker Government has drafted a bill amending the regulations on deposits held by state-owned companies, meant to prevent the concentr ...

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Bulgarian renewable energy producers demand minister’s firing

April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association, the solar power industry lobby group, asked in an open letter to caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov on April 30 ...


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    EU unemployment flat at 10.9% in March
    April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The 27-member European Union ended March 2013 with 10.9 per cent unemployment, seasonally adjusted, unchanged from February, according to EU statistics office Eurostat. Unemployment – also seasonally-adjusted – in the […]

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    Bulgaria’s Bozhurishte industrial area gets first tenant
    April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    German company Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH will become the first tenant of the Bozhurishte industrial area on the outskirts of Sofia, investing 42.5 million leva to set up a research and […]

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    Bulgaria’s 2013 elections: Parties told to clean up their acts
    April 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Thirteen days before Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections, caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov – flanked by the Interior Minister and Prosecutor-General – has issued a firm call to political parties to offer […]

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    Poland’s Justice Minister dismissed over embryo comments
    April 30, 2013, by The Warsaw Voice

    Prime Minister Donald Tusk dismissed Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin after his statements on the alleged selling of human embryos from in vitro fertilization procedures to Germany. Earlier this month, Gowin […]