Archive for February 14th, 2014

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February 14, 2014, by Alex Bivol

On the eve of Bulgaria’s former ruling party GERB’s national congress, one that is expected to usher in some change in the top ranks of the party, the main issue […]

President Plevneliev speaks out on Bulgaria’s North Korea controversy

February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev has spoken out sharply on statements by the government on a bilateral agreement with North Korea in areas includ ...

Major row sinks third day of voting on Bulgaria’s controversial new election code

February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the party led and supported in the main by Bulgarians of Turkish ethnicity and which holds sway in the current r ...

Anti-Islamic mob of ‘football fans’ smashes windows of Plovdiv mosque

February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Hurling paving stones, rocks and fireworks, a large mob of protesters – many of them from football fan clubs – smashed windows of Plovdiv’s ...

  • Bulgaria’s economy grows by 0.4% in Q4 2013
    February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, compared to the previous three months, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a flash estimate on […]

  • Bulgaria reports annual deflation of 2.2% in January
    February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s consumer price index shrank by 0.2 per cent in January 2014, with year-on-year figure showing 2.2 per cent deflation, data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed on February […]

  • Bumpy road ahead in Bulgarian-Turkish lorry transit dispute
    February 14, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The lorry blockade at the Bulgarian-Turkish border has been cleared but the dispute that led to it has not. An agreement to bring forward talks between representatives of Sofia and […]

  • A taste of Bulgaria’s wine market
    February 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Apart from various VIPs plunging into vineyards to try their hand at vine-pruning, Bulgaria’s annual Trifon Zarezan celebration on February 14 also gives a glimpse of the performance of the […]