Archive for May 3rd, 2013

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May 3, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Commission’s spring forecast for the EU economy, released on May 3, projected a recovery from recession for the bloc as a whole in the second half of 2013. In […]

Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant at Kozloduy. Photo: uvioc/

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant begins maintenance on unit 5

May 3, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant, at Kozloduy on the Danube River, said on May 3 that it shut down the 1000MW fifth unit for scheduled annual mai ...

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Prayers and politics as Bulgarian Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

May 3, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

With about a week to go to Bulgaria’s May 12 parliamentary elections, even Easter could not quite escape a dash of political activity. Bulgarian Ort ...

Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest Photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Budapest symbolic choice for World Jewish Congress assembly to discuss anti-Semitism in Europe

May 3, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) 14th general assembly is being held in Budapest from May 5 to 7, a choice of venue made pointedly as an expression of ...

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    Serbs among top alcohol consumers in Europe
    May 3, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    An average citizen of Serbia consumes between 11 and 13 litres of alcoholic beverages every year. By consumption of alcohol, Serbia is number four in Europe, which is a very […]