Archive for December 4th, 2013

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December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

US secretary of state John Kerry visited Moldova on December 4 to re-affirm Washington’s support for Chisinau’s drive for closer ties with the European Union. Kerry met with president Nicolae […]

EU, Turkey to sign readmission agreement, start visa liberalisation dialogue

December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Union and Turkey are to sign a readmission agreement on December 16 2013, and on the same day, begin a visa liberalisation dialogue. Prog ...

Bulgarian cabinet backs Constitutional Court challenge to extending moratorium on selling land to foreigners

December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s cabinet supports the challenge in the Constitutional Court by 55 members of Parliament who want the court to overturn a parliamentary ...

Lavrov says Russia will not interfere in Ukraine

December 4, 2013, by Scott Stearns of VOANews

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will not interfere in the political unrest in neighboring Ukraine and says other nations should sta ...

  • Bulgaria has highest death rate in EU – official
    December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate in the European Union, with infant mortality double the rate of the rest of the EU. This is according to an annual report on […]

  • Bulgarian MPs approve first reading of Gambling Act amendments
    December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Members of Bulgaria’s Parliament voted on December 4 2013 to approve the first reading of Gambling Act amendments that bring the country’s legislation closer to international practices and put an […]

  • EC fines eight banks 1.71B euro for fixing interbank rates
    December 4, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission said on December 4 that it fined eight international financial groups a total of 1.71 billion euro for participating in cartels to rig the benchmark interbank exchange […]