Archive for January 29th, 2014

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January 29, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

In the late 1940s, the mortality rate for Soviet troops fighting Ukrainian insurgents in Western Ukraine was higher than the mortality rate for Soviet troops fighting in Afghanistan in the 1980s. […]

Bulgarian President wants referendum on electoral law 2-in-1 with European Parliament elections

January 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev announced on January 29 2014 that he would ask the National Assembly to agree to the holding of a referendum on ...

Bulgarian Parliament cancels judiciary inspectorate chief election

January 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament voted on January 29 to cancel the election of a new head of the inspectorate to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), ending the ...

Cabinet ministers to address Parliament on Strandzha construction controversy

January 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

A day after public protests in five Bulgarian cities against a five-member panel of the Supreme Administrative Court clearing the way for construction ...

  • Bulgaria to open consulate-general in Erbil, Iraq
    January 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria is to open a consulate-general in the Iraqi city of Erbil, which is also capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region. This was decided by the Cabinet in Sofia […]

  • Serbia to hold early elections
    January 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Serbia’s president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections, in an effort to garner more popular support for economic and social reforms. President Tomislav Nikolic on Wednesday scheduled a […]

  • Bulgarian President vetoes amendments to drugs law
    January 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev said on January 29 that he vetoed amendments passed by Parliament earlier this month, which restricted drug exports. Plevneliev said that all efforts to ensure that […]