Archive for June 19th, 2013

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June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The leader of Bulgarian ultra-nationalist party Ataka, Volen Siderov, was elected on June 19 chairperson of Parliament’s committee on the fight against corruption, conflict of interest and parliamentary ethics. Also […]

Bulgarian public opinion strongly supports protests against Peevski appointment – survey

June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The protests against the appointment of Delyan Peevski as director of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) had wide public support, but the d ...

Bulgarian MPs vote support for Oresharski’s vague ‘stabilisation package’

June 19, 2013, by Alex Bivol

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski asked – and received – on June 19 Parliament’s support for a vague package of measures meant to keep ...

Bulgaria granted protection to 195 asylum seekers in 2012

June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian granted refugee or subsidiary protection status to 195 asylum seekers in 2012, according to numbers published by European Union’s statisti ...

  • Economy Minister sacks Bulgarian Energy Holding chief executive
    June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has fired Mihail Andonov, the executive director of Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), the umbrella corporation for most of the state-owned assets in the […]

  • Nine people detained during latest protest in Sofia
    June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Nine people were detained on June 18 during the anti-government protest in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia. Some of them carried knives and other objects banned at mass gatherings, the Interior […]

  • Turkey’s PM hits back at international critics of crackdown
    June 19, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly criticized Turkey’s crackdown on anti-government protests, joining the European Union in condemning the police response. But Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has […]

  • Bulgarian MPs cancel Peevski appointment at SANS
    June 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Parliament voted on June 19 to repeal its decision to appoint Delyan Peevski as director of the State Agency for National Security (SANS). The two parties in the ruling […]