Archive for April 15th, 2014

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April 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov was forced to dig deep to avoid a first-round exit at the Monte-Carlo Masters against Spaniard Marcel Granollers but prevailed in the end 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Dimitrov […]

Bulgarian MPs overturn presidential veto on Audit Office bill

April 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Parliament voted on April 15 to overturn President Rossen Plevneliev’s veto on the amendments to the law regulating the activity of the Na ...

Bulgaria Ombudsman asks Constitutional Court to scrap data retention provisions

April 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev said on April 15 that he has asked the country’s Constitutional Court to scrap the provisions in the Elect ...

Outrage in Bulgaria after political parties abuse identity numbers to register

April 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Investigations have been promised following revelations that some political parties in Bulgaria fraudulently used the official personal identity numbe ...

  • Bulgarian gang of credit card fraudsters bust
    April 15, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    An investigation lasting more than a year into an organised group of Bulgarian criminals committing credit card fraud has been successfully completed with a final round of seven arrests – […]

  • Obama, Putin talk as separatists tighten grip on eastern Ukraine
    April 15, 2014, by VOANews

    Pro-Russia demonstrators on Monday defied a government deadline to vacate occupied buildings in exchange for amnesty, as Ukraine’s interim president threatened a military crackdown. Dozens of protesters smashed windows of […]

  • Romanian PM threatens criminal complaint against president
    April 15, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta said on April 14 that his social democrat party PSD would file a complaint against president Traian Basescu for threats and blackmail after Basescu’s statements […]

  • Turkey’s central bank hikes interest rates
    April 15, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Concerns are growing about Turkey’s economy after Moody’s cut its debt-rating outlook from stable to negative. The financial rating agency blamed political uncertainty for the move and the downgrade comes […]