Archive for April 20th, 2016

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April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on April 20 2016 that it was proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift visa requirements for the citizens […]

Google, EU clash again

April 20, 2016, by VOANews

The European Union and Google are engaged in another battle over allegations the technology giant broke Europe’s antitrust laws. EU antitrust Co ...

Bulgarian drivers to block border crossings with Greece at Orthodox Easter

April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian lorry drivers intend blocking all border crossings with Greece during the April 29 to May 2 2016 holidays, when Eastern Orthodox Christians ...

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Eight officials at Bulgaria’s children treatment fund arrested

April 20, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian police have arrested eight officials at the Health Ministry’s fund for treatment of children abroad, including the fund’s director Pavel ...

  • Nato, Russian officials meet for first time in two years
    April 20, 2016, by VOANews

    The NATO-Russia Council has convened for the first time since 2014, with recent tensions between Russia and the United States high on the agenda. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Wednesday’s […]

  • Bulgaria approved 5605 asylum applications in 2015
    April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria approved 5605 asylum applications in 2015, of which 4705 were the granting of refugee status and the rest were subsidiary protection. Subsidiary protection is that granted to a non-EU […]

  • Bulgaria worst among EU countries in 2016 Press Freedom Index
    April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria ranked 113th out of 180 countries in international organisation Reporters Without Border’s 2016 Index of Press Freedom, the lowest score among European Union member countries. Reporters Without Borders handed […]

  • Ataka leader Siderov guilty in Varna Airport case
    April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Ataka leader Volen Siderov has reached his latest plea bargain with prosecutors, pleading guilty to charges of hooliganism and assaulting a police officer in incidents on a flight from Sofia […]

  • Sofia’s Ancient Serdica archaeological complex opens
    April 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The Ancient Serdica archaeological complex, the result of five years’ work and a 15 million leva budget, opened in central Sofia on April 20 2016, offering visitors a glimpse into […]