Archive for March 17th, 2016

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March 17, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

War refugees from Syria and Iraq trapped in northern Greece for weeks never held out much hope that meetings between EU and Turkish leaders Thursday would prompt an opening of […]

Leaders in Sofia and Skopje agree on joint measures against migrant-trafficking at border

March 17, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian Prime Minister and Republic of Macedonia president Gjorge Ivanov have agreed on joint measures to suppress trafficking of migrants along the ...

Bulgaria asset forfeiture commission files 2.2B leva lawsuit against former CCB owner

March 17, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s asset forfeiture commission said on March 17 that it filed a lawsuit against Tsvetan Vassilev, the former majority shareholder in the ...

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry top official fired for getting car stuck in the mud on tram tracks

March 17, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

If you want to succeed as chief secretary of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you should not be a stick-in-the-mud. That lesson became appar ...

  • FDI in Bulgaria in January was 44.9M euro
    March 17, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first month of the year stood at 44.9 million euro, the equivalent of 0.1 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics […]

  • View from Sofia: Geography lessons
    March 17, 2016, by Louisa Slavkova of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    When Europe was dealing with the financial crisis, a dividing line presented itself in the EU between the rich rule-based centre and the poor unruly periphery. Back then it was […]

  • Doubts grow as EU leaders meet on migrant deal with Turkey
    March 17, 2016, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union leaders begin talks Thursday to work out a migrant deal with Turkey that is littered with political, legal and logistical stumbling blocks, leaving the path ahead far from […]

  • Bulgarian state lottery jackpot hits 5.8M leva
    March 17, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    An estimated 5.8 million leva, or about three million euro, will be up for grabs in one of the jackpots of the Bulgarian state lottery at the next draw on March […]

  • Eastern Europe opposed to EU refugee plan
    March 17, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    Ahead of the EU-Turkey summit, Angela Merkel continues to aim for a pan-European solution to the refugee crisis. Some eastern EU states reject the agreement. They do not want to […]