Archive for August, 2016

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August 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry said on August 31 that the consolidated Budget surplus for the seven months of 2016 was 3.28 billion leva, or 3.7 per cent of this year’s estimated gross […]

Borissov takes control of Bulgaria’s EU presidency from Kouneva

August 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov is taking personal control of co-ordination of the preparation and implementation of Bulgaria’s presiden ...

Bulgaria unemployment, at 7.9% in July, again lower than EU average

August 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Unemployment in Bulgaria in July 2016 was 7.9 per cent, below the European Union average of 8.6 per cent, and down from 9.2 per cent a year earlier, a ...

Political scientist: Absurd to still not know who will be candidates in the presidential election

August 31, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

In 1970, a film was released entitled Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came. The runup, if it can even be called that, to Bulgaria’s November ...

  • Bulgaria to enable restrictions on movement of asylum applicants
    August 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on August 31 changes to State Agency for Refugees regulations that will enable restrictions on the movement of applicants for international protection and asylum. A Cabinet statement […]

  • Opinion: Apple, taxes, and just punishment
    August 31, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    Margrethe Vestager reminds us of the purpose of the European Union. Only she – as European Commissioner for Competition – can act against tax-avoidance schemes employed by individual member states […]

  • Lancelot Nelson: Shooting the Podcaster
    August 31, 2016, by foreignersandfriends.com

    Since May of 2014, Lance Nelson has been recording and publishing his podcast “Bulgaria Now”. On a regular basis, he interviews expats in Bulgaria and Bulgarians. Hundreds follow his podcasts, […]

  • The Balkan Blog: Be an Ambler Gambler
    August 31, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    In my last three murder mystery novels, certain critics have noted a similarity between my writing style and that of one of Britain’s most successful spy thriller writers, the modest […]