Archive for May 14th, 2013

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May 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

After the first semi-final in Eurovision 2013, on May 14, the countries that will go through to the finals in Malmö, Sweden, are Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Estonia, Belarus, Denmark, Russia, […]

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Hungary: Massive VAT fraud over Slovak border

May 14, 2013, by Robert Hodgson of The Budapest Times

The number of lorries entering Hungary from Slovakia has fallen by 25 per cent during the three months since customs officers began spot checks on fre ...

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Interpol meeting in Budapest to steer European collaborative strategy against transnational crime

May 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe are gathering in Budapest for the 42nd Interpol European Regional Conference in order to boost ...

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OECD sees mostly improving global economy

May 14, 2013, by VOANews

A new report is pointing toward improving economic fortunes throughout much of the world. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and D ...


  • Preparations for Election Day in Sofia on May 12. Photo: Neil Simon via oscepa/flickr.com
    Bulgaria’s 2013 elections: Notes from the aftermath
    May 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    From The Sofia Globe’s post-election notebook, May 14, two days after Bulgaria’s national parliamentary elections: * The Bulgarian Socialist Party will seek co-operation in its planned “programme government” not only ...

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    One- and two-euro cent coins headed for change?
    May 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    One and two euro cent coins may be headed for the scrapheap, depending on the outcome of an investigation by the European Commission. The Commission said on May 14 2013 […]

  • David Cameron, middle, and Vladimir Putin, right, look at a model of the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. Photo: kremlin.ru
    Russia Watch: Russia promotes safe Olympics, downplays Caucasus link
    May 14, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Why was British Prime Minister David Cameron helicoptering around the Caucasus Mountains recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Ostensibly Putin, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, was repaying Cameron a […]

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    Bulgarian annual inflation down to two per cent in April
    May 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s annual consumer price inflation fell for a third straight month, reaching two per cent in April, data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed on May 14. The consumer […]