Archive for May 31st, 2013

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May 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Two days after Bulgaria’s socialist party-appointed government came to power, the National Assembly approved the first reading of legislation moving the Chief Directorate for Combating Organised Crime into the State […]

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Bulgarian ‘vampire’ skeleton set to return home

May 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

A year after archaeological digs in the Black Sea town of Sozopol yielded a well-preserved male skeleton buried with a ploughshare in its chest – wh ...

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Euro zone annual inflation to be 1.4% in May 2013 – flash estimate

May 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Annual inflation in the 17-member euro zone is expected to be 1.4 per cent in May 2013, up from 1.2 per cent in April, according to a flash estimate o ...

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68 000 young people unemployed in Bulgaria in April 2013 – Eurostat

May 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

April 2013 saw 5.62 million young people – meaning under-25s – unemployed in the European Union, about 68 000 of them in Bulgaria, according to f ...


  • Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic. Photo: Japo/Wikimedia Commons
    Medvedev offers Temelin promises
    May 31, 2013, by Michael Finnigan of The Prague Post

    The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has promised Czech companies will secure orders worth billions of euros if the Czech-Russian consortium bidding for the tender to build two new reactors […]

  • ICTY courtroom 1photo ICTY
    UN war crimes court acquits two Milosevic allies
    May 31, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    A United Nations war crimes court has acquitted two key allies of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. The men were accused  of involvement in murder and other crimes committed by […]

  • oresharski plevneliev borissov mestan siderov stanishev
    What is to become of them?
    May 31, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Gazing on Bulgaria’s newly-elected 42nd National Assembly and the personalities that dominated that day of high drama that was the endorsement – by some, at least – of the Oresharski […]