Archive for December 18th, 2013

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December 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) appointed Evgeni Dikov as the new head of the country’s investigative service on December 18, replacing Boiko Naidenov, who resigned last month. Dikov was one […]

Bulgarian Cabinet adopts EU directive on residence and work permits for non-EU foreigners

December 18, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Cabinet adopted on December 17 2013 changes to Foreigners Act and work permit regulations that bring the country in line with a 2011 Euro ...

Bulgaria asked to return 3.4M leva in EU funding – report

December 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission has asked Bulgaria to return 3.4 million leva (about 1.7 million euro) in EU funding, spent under the GERB administration to p ...

Athens cuts off funding to Golden Dawn

December 18, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Greek lawmakers inflicted a decisive blow against the Golden Dawn party on December 18 by cutting off state funding. The legislative provision that wa ...

  • Price of Bulgarian 2014 road vignette stickers unchanged
    December 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The price of vignette stickers, mandatory for motor vehicles travelling on roads outside urban areas in Bulgaria, will remain unchanged in 2014. Current vignettes are valid until January 31 2014. […]

  • Putin makes bold move to keep Ukraine in Moscow’s orbit
    December 18, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Moving aggressively to keep Ukraine in Moscow’s sphere of influence, Russia’s president has offered Ukraine $15 billion in loans and a sharp discount on natural gas prices. Vladimir Putin made […]

  • CEE economies could return to fast growth: report
    December 18, 2013, by The Warsaw Voice

    Central and Eastern European countries have the potential to return to their pre-crisis economic growth rates—but they need to update their growth model, according to a report by management consulting […]

  • Ice rink opens in Plovdiv on December 21
    December 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    An open-air ice rink is expected to open in central Plovdiv on December 21 2013. Building of the ice rink in Central Square has begun and will take about two […]