Archive for January 22nd, 2014

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January 22, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Clashes between protesters and riot police continued Wednesday in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, killing at least three protesters, the first fatalities since the current anti-government demonstrations began in November. The […]

Bulgarian President Plevneliev postpones Ukraine visit over human rights violations, political instability

January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has postponed a planned May 2014 visit to Ukraine because of human rights violations and political instability i ...

War of words over European Commission report on Bulgaria

January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Presented with a scathing report by the European Commission on Bulgaria’s lack of progress in meeting EU justice and home affairs standards, the ...

EC hails progress, voices concerns about judicial independence in Romania CVM report

January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on January 22 that Romania has made progress in many areas since last year’s Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (C ...

  • French bank Credit Agricole to sell Bulgarian unit
    January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s fourth-largest lender, Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB), said on January 22 that it has agreed to buy the Bulgarian subsidiary of French group Credit Agricole for an undisclosed sum. CCB […]

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    Flu epidemic declared in Bulgarian capital Sofia
    January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    An influenza epidemic has been declared in Bulgarian capital city Sofia as of January 23 2014, the regional health inspectorate said. The declaration follows the declaration of a flu epidemic […]

  • Siderov, Ataka MPs give up immunity from prosecution
    January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    In an ostentatious display in Parliament, after a sarcasm-laden speech by leader Volen Siderov, MPs for ultra-nationalist party Ataka all renounced their immunity from prosecution in connection with the January […]

  • Bulgarian socialist MP Angelov defiant over Syria visit
    January 22, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Socialist Party member of Parliament Strahil Angelov, in television interviews on January 22 after his controversial visit to Syria, has insisted defiantly that he is accountable only to those […]