Archive for May 20th, 2015

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May 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The statement by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov that there was talk of dividing up Macedonia and giving parts to Bulgaria and Albania was “highly irresponsible,” Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel […]

Skopje protests underscore Balkan tensions

May 20, 2015, by Al Pessin of VOANews

Protest marches on consecutive days in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, brought tens of thousands of people into the streets this week, some to call fo ...

Moscow plays nice with free trade as Ukraine sounds alarm over Russian troops

May 20, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a breakthrough in negotiations with Russia over Kyiv’s duty-free trade deal with the European ...

Ukraine conflict simmers as EU courts former Soviet states

May 20, 2015, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend Thursday the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia. The meeting comes amid high t ...

  • line of umbrellas on a beach in Greece photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    Bulgaria’s beaches score improvement in EU bathing waters survey
    May 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s coastal bathing waters remain up to the European Union’s mandatory standards, with nearly three-quarters of the country’s beaches meeting the higher “guide values”, according to the latest European Environment [&hel ...

  • Bulgarian cabinet moves on pension reform
    May 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s cabinet approved on May 20 changes to the Social Security Code, introducing short-term and long-term measures which the government says will provide financial stability to the pension system and […]